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Top 3 E-Commerce Trends That Will Drive Sales in 2019

When it comes to e-commerce, it seems like one day you are in and the next you are out. With online shopping now more accessible than ever, customers steadily are becoming harder to please, and they are considering it a given that their rising expectations be met every time. Just having an online version of a physical store isn’t enough anymore, as consumers don’t want to grab and go.

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5 Tech Advances That Can Deepen Customer Engagement

Customers are crucial to a successful business. They can be one-off customers or repeat buyers. Ideally, a business wants a mix of both. Problems arise when marketing tactics fail to attract either type, which is why customer engagement is so critical in today’s hypercompetitive e-commerce environment. It should be no surprise that customers prefer companies that treat them as valued individuals.

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The Fine Art of Winning Over Gen Z Consumers

From generation to generation, retail has evolved into a global business. Gone are the days of the local corner store. Today’s consumers have access to products from across the world with a simple click of a button. Even brick-and-mortar stores are adapting to e-commerce as retailers find innovative ways to incorporate online orders into the storefront to accommodate their shoppers’ expectations.

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How I Grew My E-Commerce Business From 0-$100K in Less Than 4 Months

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been a part of at least that many startups. The tools of the trade have changed rapidly, but the core elements of successful entrepreneurship remain relatively unchanged. When I first started out, “social media marketing” was a brand new concept. Now entrepreneurs have a slew of tools to amplify their brand and grow their e-commerce revenue.

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6 Surefire Ways Etailers Can Boost Customer Loyalty

Given today’s data and technological advancements, coupled with an abundance of choices for consumers, the importance of loyalty has never been greater. The marketing landscape has shifted as power has moved from sellers to buyers, and businesses have realized a heightened need for customer loyalty. Market fragmentation has dramatically increased competition, magnifying the need for loyalty.

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The Best of Both Worlds: Converging Online and Offline Shopping

Online and offline shopping businesses have to work together to improve customer engagement and retention. Although some brick-and-mortar stores are suffering revenue loss to online retailers, there is still an important space for them in the shopping experience. By joining forces, brick-and-mortar and online stores can meet the emerging needs of today’s customers.

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The New Brick-and-Mortar: Shopping’s Blended Future

With the advent of digital technologies and the radical growth of online shopping, it might seem that brick-and-mortar stores are on the way out, but that’s not so. Physical stores are likely to remain far into the foreseeable future. However, the nature of those stores will be fundamentally transformed. Only those that become capable omnichannel retailers are likely to survive.

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Blockchain (Re)Emerges

More often than you might think, disruptive innovations travel in pairs — at least until they are separated by the markets, which decide one is useful and the other no so much. Sometimes they’re symbiotic. Both may be useful or even necessary — like hardware and software — but that’s not always the case. Consider the strange pairing of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

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ShipBob Gets $40M Injection to Fuel Growth

ShipBob, which offers Amazon-type fulfillment services to small and mid-sized businesses, on Thursday announced it had raised $40 million in a Series C funding round led by Menlo Ventures. ShipBob’s end-to-end fulfillment solution involves a drop-ship model that lets clients deliver packages in one to two business days. Partners include Amazon, BigCommerce, Shopify and other e-commerce platforms.

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User Experiences That Convert – The Do’s and Don’ts

In tech parlance, the emotional result of a person’s interaction with a website or digital app is called “user experience” or “UX” — and the success of a business depends on it. Users who have easy, positive experiences with websites and apps likely will be drawn back to the business. On the contrary, websites and apps with poor navigation and slow loading times likely will turn off consumers.

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From Browser to Buyer: How Smart Solutions Are Transforming E-Commerce

Shopping: It’s not what it once was. Forget the long drive to the mall and countless hours of browsing. Customers now simply log in from the comfort of their own home to have the world at their fingertips. The massive uptake of e-commerce is an unprecedented shift in consumer behavior, expectations and purchases. The evidence is clear: Internet shopping is the most popular online activity.

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