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Five digital realities every CEO & MD must face in 2016

Times are changing. The C-Suite has to acknowledge that savvier investment needs to be made to ensure the online experience is a knockout.

There are some things in life that can’t be changed. You can’t change your blood relations but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with them.

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Econsultancy's top 10 guest posts of 2015

These days we have fewer guest posters on the Econsultancy blog, but those that remain still bring us a fresh perspective on the industry.

Here we've picked out the top 10 guest posts of 2015 (by page views) for your delectation.

Thanks to all our contributors.

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Email marketing: finding the perfect blend of content & product

There's a mantra that all email marketers should chant.

In shortened form (my favourite), it's simply 'Who cares?'. The longer form is 'What does this email do for my customer?'

You see, metrics such as click-to-open rate can mislead marketers - it's not simply a game of shepherding the reader on to your website. A/B testing can only tell you so much.

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Black Friday landing pages analysed: AO.com to Tesco

Some retailers are making basic errors preparing their landing pages for Black Friday.

As we've discussed previously, retailers need a year-round Black Friday landing page to ensure that they achieve decent search rankings and keep their audience informed.

Granted, Black Friday only truly hit the British consciousness during 2014's elbow-fest, but some websites have missing pages or redirects where their Black Friday landing pages once were.

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AO vs. EE: comparing the 'best' and 'worst' ecommerce sites

Which surveyed more than 10,000 UK online shoppers and asked them to rate their experiences on ecommerce sites in the first six months of 2015.

I thought it would interesting to compare the first place (white goods retailer AO.com) and last place (telecoms brand EE.co.uk) sites to see why they faired so differently.

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AO.com: The best ecommerce experience available online?

In previous articles I have discussed my admiration for the online experiences offered by the likes of ASOSBooking.com and (yes, honestly) Lingscars.com.

Now it is time to add another online experience to the pantheon of greats; the phenomenal ecommerce experience that is AO.com (formerly Appliances Online).

My opinion is that AO.com is among the most customer-centric retailers I have had the pleasure of knowing in more than 15 years working in the ecommerce industry.

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Six brand case studies that proved the value of customer experience

Delivering a brilliant customer experience is all about balancing genuine emotions with the right tools.

It’s not enough to use technology to deliver a personalised experience on a website, brand’s have to create and measure its emotional impact across every channel to help build relationships and stand out from the competition.

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12 excellent ways to present ecommerce shipping information

The number one cause of cart abandonment is hidden delivery costs at the checkout.

A study conducted in 2013 by eDigitalResearch and IMRG, found that 77% of online shoppers have abandoned their basket in the past year, with 53% citing unacceptably high delivery costs as the main reason for bailing.

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What ecommerce managers can learn from AO.com

Often I find myself perusing the internet looking at how people are playing this game of ecommerce.

It’s an essential part of my role in trying to improve our own website, by learning how others are doing it.

For me there is one standout winner of ecommerce websites, and that is AO.com.

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Ecommerce in 2014: which brands are getting it right?

Which ecommerce sites are setting an example that others can learn from? 

As part of our series of 2014 round ups, I've asked some ecommerce professionals for their suggestions...

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The 2014 retail IPO explosion: what does this mean for retail technology?

In the past year there have been as many British retailers listing on the stock exchange as there were in the previous ten, as the online and discount players that are shaking up shopping flock to go public.

This flood of initial public offerings (IPOs) has been driven by fundamental changes occurring in the industry with the massive growth of ecommerce and evolving shopping habits. 

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How AO.com owned Black Friday with agile marketing

We like agile marketing here at Econsultancy. It's a sign that an organisation has the right setup, as it can react quickly and take advantage of situations. 

It's also often very clever and / or amusing

Here's another example from Black Friday. Seeing that rivals' sites were suffering under unexpected levels of traffic, AO.com saw an opportunity. 

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