Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
Professional buyers increasingly expect a hassle-free, fully digital experience with visibility into pricing. Electrical products in particular are a major growth area for Amazon Business and other digital entrants, some of whom undercut the market with bottom-barrel prices. It can be scary out there, but only if you don’t have a plan. This whitepaper provides a playbook for:
• Reimagining how you tackle pricing challenges
• Dynamically responding to cost changes
• Embracing the right technology
• Going the extra mile with services that Amazon can’t match
If you’re making the leap to eCommerce or bolstering an existing online presence to meet customer expectations, pricing cannot be an afterthought. In digital channels, pricing rigor - including effectively maintaining market-aligned customer-specific and system prices and setting up relevant price profiles - becomes even more important as it is more transparent to customers. Give your buyers what they want without sacrificing the marg
Digital marketing. You hear it everywhere. As you and all your competitors know, it’s:
A marketing approach that leverages online channels like email, websites, social media, and display advertising to deliver content that influences opinions and sells products and services.
But to effectively execute a digital marketing strategy, you’ll need a marketing automation system that can follow a customer’s lead around the web and offer the best recommendations at the best times to deliver a more relevant "1-to-you" customer experience.
An excellent CMS solution provides your business with the flexibility to grow into a broad experience delivery platform. It should enable your business to scale and add new capabilities as it grows, and easily integrate with other marketing technologies.
Why should the target audience care?
Customer expectations have increased. They now expect their in-store experiences to be continuous and consistent extensions of the online journey. And the online journey provides fast, dynamic, and interactive experiences. If your business is not well informed on what is needed from a content management solution, it may come up short on customer experience. A successful and growing business will choose a solution that helps them future-proof for emerging channels and effectively manage mature ones.
Navigate your business through the noise. Apply these questions and insights to your selection process and avoid the pitfalls of costly and rigid content management systems.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Your website is the hub of interaction between your company and your customers, and in an increasingly competitive digital landscape, today's buyers aren't simply looking for a one-size-fits-all customer experience.
Web personalization empowers you to provide more relevant experiences to online visitors and speak to them with personalized messages at scale. It enables you to communicate across all marketing channels with a consistent voice and user experience that builds trust, engagement, revenue, and loyalty. In this ebook, discover how to:
Integrate web personalization into your marketing strategy
Incorporate cross-channel marketing in your web personalization strategy
Create content to maximize the impact of personalization
Leverage AI and machine learning to provide personalized web content
Measure impact and success
Choose the right web personalization tool for you
Build a website that accelerates engagement, conversion, and retention by downloading the Introductory Guide to
Published By: Riskified
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
This report addresses the challenges fashion retailers face as they try to secure long-term online revenue growth in a highly competitive business environment. It explores ways for meeting customers’ increasingly sophisticated expectations, including how to optimize the eCommerce shopping journey and safely expand across channels and borders. Inside you’ll find insights on:
Omnichannel is one of those words everyone
uses, but few use correctly. It’s not another word for
multichannel. It’s a different state of existence.
In our experience, multichannel is the ability to interact
with customers across many different channels, but
not necessarily in a cohesive fashion. As new channels
become available, they are “bolted on” to existing
customer experience infrastructure such as CRM
or customer support systems. Too frequently, the
management of these channels becomes siloed (web
versus in-store sales, for example). The effect of this from
the customer experience standpoint can be disjointed
and jarring. For example, the resolution of an issue
following a customer conversation with an associate
in the contact center may not be reflected when the
customer goes online or into a store.
Yet the ability to offer multichannel service experience is
table stakes for today’s business. If you’re not available in
the channels where customers want you to be, you cease
It’s true that webinars and webcasts are a great way to generate
leads, launch products and interact with prospects. Yet, when it
comes to attendance, less than half of those who register join
the online events. Meaning, regardless of how great the content
is in your webinar or webcast, it doesn’t have much meaning if
no one’s attending!
There are plenty of effective ways to promote your online event
and up your attendance rate. Some traditional ideas include
creating landing pages, promoting the event on your company’s
home page and sharing across social media channels. Here are
a few additional out-of-the-box ideas from Team GlobalMeet
that are simple and surprisingly effective ways to make sure you
not only drive awareness for your event but can also get people
excited to attend!
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
With over 10,000 SKUs across two divisions and multiple brands, seasonal and home decor manufacturer and distributor The Gerson Companies needed a better way to organize product market data and expand across hundreds of retailers. After investing in product experience management, the company was able to centralize product information in Salsify and empower its network of independent retailer with the data needed to sell successfully online.
Featuring: Orin Borgelt, Chief Technology & Sales Officer
Learn more about the step-by-step approach The Gerson Companies team took to take control of their data and increase sales on the digital shelf:
Build a centralized, flexible, and accessible source of production information to arm all divisions of Gerson with the most up-to-date product inventory.
Meet requirements for retailers. The Gerson Companies uses Salsify to syndicate product information across the digital shelf for their B2C divisions.
Develop a new sales channels: Gerson uses Sa
Mobile technology offers you the chance to transform
your business — unifying online and offline sales
channels, coordinating with staff and suppliers, and
bringing insight to each customer interaction.
Now, the only challenge is managing the mobile devices,
apps and configurations that make it all work.
91% of shoppers research products online before making a purchase in a brick-and-mortar store. To remain competitive and grow, it's now imperative for retailers to deliver a seamless shopping experience across all channels. Download our new whitepaper to find out how an Enterprise Management solution can help you deliver the experience today's customer expects.
Achieve your campaign performance goals by successfully mapping campaigns to the right engagement opportunities. With ever changing customer expectations and behaviors in the new Guided Economy, engage your customers throughout their online journey.
By mapping campaigns to customer engagements, digital channels are used to help guide customers to conversion through a campaign centered approach.
With physical and online information security always growing stronger and harder to crack, fraudsters gravitate toward the weakest link in your security—your contact center and voice channels. For many years, our annual fraud reports have shown that fraudsters increasingly exploit the phone channel. Fraud rates continue to increase every year, and this year is no different.
Between 2016 (1 in 937 calls) and 2017 (1 in 638 calls), the overall voice channel fraud rate increased by 47%, continuing on the upward trend from last year 113% increase.1 From 2013 through 2017 we have seen the fraud rate climb over 350%, with no signs of slowing down. It is important to note, that some verticals (i.e. Retail) experience even higher fraud rates than shown here.
Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Whether they want tickets for the next Lady Gaga concert, the World Series, the Indianapolis 500, or Hamilton, people are quickly discovering that SeatGeekis the place to find the best selection and great bargains.
This relative newcomer to the online ticket business has quickly grown to offer the largest inventory of live event tickets on the web, in addition offering differentiating services like best-bargain ratings and notifications when a fan’s favorite team or entertainer will be performing nearby.
Email and push have been the primary channels for interacting with customers. However, according to Ben Clark, Vice President of Customer Retention, the marketing team previously struggled to deliver consistent, relevant messaging across channels because their email and push tools ran on separate platforms.
The old tools were also cumbersome to use and offered limited functionality. Worse yet, they didn’t support the team’s AI driven, omni-channel marketing strategy, which includes rea
Published By: Monetate
Published Date: Jul 05, 2018
According to The Forrester Wave™: Experience Optimization Platforms, Q2 2018 report, as enterprises continue to consolidate online testing, behavioral targeting and recommendations practices, Experience Optimization Platform (EOP) Providers have been differentiating their services in two key areas: the ability to execute tests across digital channels, and sophistication of behavioral targeting and recommendation techniques. This report assesses the current offering, strategy, and market presence of eight EOP providers, including Monetate.
In the report you’ll learn:
• Three core capabilities Forrester considers requirements for savvy optimization.
• EOP evaluation strategies you can use to evaluate your current vendor (or select a new one)
• Criteria that Forrester used to determine Monetate as a “Strong Performer”
At the center of every shopping experience is the payment process. The way that brands
connect their products and services to their customers, and in turn receive their payments, is
the foundation upon which shopping is built. Digital payments, both online and in-store, are
transforming that foundation.
80% of Americans are now shopping through online channels on at least a monthly basis, and digital payments have
become a primary stream of revenue for brands across all channels1. While offering digital payment options has the
potential to simplify life for customers and increase conversion rates, they are creating an additional layer of complexity
that is challenging to keep up with.
Between the expanding number of digital payment technologies, the increasing number of devices payments can be
completed on, and the continuous blurring of digital and physical buying experiences, it is critical to ensure payments will
be successful for every person on every device and in every location.
We surveyed consumers in the US and the UK to learn more about the changing trends in online versus in-store shopping. How frequently do they shop? Which channels do they use? What’s their motivation? This report details how everything from income to age to advances in technology have influenced the behaviors of consumers today.
What you'll learn:
• Do consumers prefer to shop in stores or online?
• Which sources do they rely on to learn about new products?
• Are they shopping for fun or out of necessity?
• How does having children in the household affect shopping behavior?
For a long time, the phone channel was thought to be
isolated and less important to defend, when compared
to the physical and online channels. The general consensus
was that fraudsters could only steal so much over the
phone, and it had little impact on fraud across the rest of
But those assumptions are wrong, and they’re becoming
grossly inaccurate as technology evolves. The phone
channel is now more vulnerable and exploitable than ever
before, as annual fraud loss is now a $14 billion problem.
Between aggressive fraud rings, social engineering and
sophisticated techniques, vulnerable call centers are
feeling the sting. Legacy and stand-alone solutions won’t
stand up to the perseverance and lengths to which fraudsters
are willing to go.
Published By: SundaySky
Published Date: Mar 06, 2018
A Fortune 500 home improvement retailer turned to personalized video advertising in support of its companywide commitment to drive online transactions and revenue. By combining personalization with the alreadyengaging video medium, the top 10 Internet retailer aimed to provide a captivating ad experience that would differentiate the brand in a fiercely competitive market and drive online sales. The brand had already committed to engaging consumers on a 1-to-1 basis across all channels, and as such, partnered with SundaySky to extend this approach to its video advertising.
Traditional organizations across the globe are transforming to compete against digital-only players, in restructuring to put the customer first. The world’s buying behavior - and people’s behavior in relation to technology - is quickly changing in connection with online distribution channels, smart devices, and their interplay with offline touchpoints. Siloed business systems and their old reporting lines need to shift, and synchronize - fast.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
Today’s consumers are demanding: they have become more unforgiving of a poor customer experience and expect interactions on their desktop and mobile devices to be responsive, intuitive,
and easy to use. Marketers understand that delivering the most relevant experience is the key to gaining continued satisfaction and loyalty from their digital consumers. Oftentimes, however, when it comes to marketing to consumers there are two dynamics. On one hand you have what consumers say they want out of a customer experience. On the other hand, there is what they actually receive. What they want are experiences that are personalized, contextually relevant, and consistent— regardless of online or offline channel or lifecycle stage. What they too often get, however, are experiences that are disconnected, not contextually relevant, and inconsistent across channels and lifecycle stages.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
The face of retail – both online and instore – is rapidly evolving. In addition to margin pressures, resource constraints, and competitive challenges retailers face on an ongoing basis, many are struggling to keep up with the evolving demands of vocal consumers. As new channels and buying habits emerge and evolve, many retail marketers have struggled to keep up. Although many have adopted new technologies to address new channels and challenges, the rapid pace of technological change has created new challenges including:
E-mail marketing overload
Channel coordination and conflict
These challenges, coupled with the rising cost of acquiring and managing customer data, are compounded by increasing scrutiny on marketing budgets and an expectation of being able to prove the value of every campaign in terms of increased revenues.
"When it comes to online sales, there are no borders: Buying is happening everywhere. And these days, the biggest profits come to those who travel.
The good news is that taking an e-commerce business across borders has never been easier. What’s more difficult, however, is knowing which channels to choose, which countries to try and which are the best methods for connecting to more global consumers.
Whether you’re new to cross-border trade or a jet-setting e-commerce pro, this white paper will break down:
- Why going global is important
- Key considerations of international e-commerce
- And much more"
"More than $1 million of e-commerce revenue is generated every 30 seconds, as millions of consumers purchase billions of products online. And these days, shopping is getting social. People aren’t just engaging on social media sites, but buying through them, too.
As constant changes to mobile technology and e-commerce tools continue to reshape how consumers interact with brands and retailers, social commerce is here to stay.
This white paper serves to help brands and retailers understand the state of social commerce today and its implications for connecting to customers, optimizing e-commerce operations and growing sales channels."
Boscov’s is a family-owned retailer established over 100 years ago and has grown to a billion-dollar company. Boscov's eCommerce team partnered with Moxie to remove barriers in the online customer journey with a blend of innovative digital guidance and assisted channels that have increased sales and productivity.
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Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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