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Posts in Ecommerce

10 tantalising digital marketing stats from this week

This week’s statistical roundup includes the most-watched video on Facebook Live, news from Google, summer travel trends and a whole host more.

For even more statistics, don’t forget to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Seven ways social media is shaping the beauty industry

In a recent survey by Dove, 30% of women admitted that their purchasing decisions are influenced by social media.

Having listened to Fashion & Beauty Monitor’s latest panel discussion, this stat is far from surprising.

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Marks & Spencer: what does 'putting the customer at the heart of everything' mean?

Marks & Spencer has been all over the UK news this week, in the way that only Marks & Spencer can.

The media and the public seem to go misty-eyed at the merest mention of the brand, and are willing it to find the good times again.

Unfortunately, we're not buying its clothing or homeware - something the new CEO wants to remedy by "putting the customer at the heart of everything".

But what does that actually mean?

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Twitter ditches its Buy button, puts focus on retargeting

Eight months after full launch, it seems that Twitter is mothballing the Buy button.

The functionality is available at this time, but not for long, as Twitter is no longer developing the product.

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Why Gousto’s CEO thinks recipe boxes are the future of grocery retailing

I recently wrote about the growing popularity of recipe boxes.

Gousto - an online company that aims to provide a convenient and easy way to cook healthily at home – is one of the biggest on the market.

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Mega-menu design trends in ecommerce: 2014 vs 2016

Mega-menus are a mainstay of desktop ecommerce.

Five years ago, we published a post dissecting 26 of these menus, back when they were relatively novel.

In 2014, we revisited the topic, seeing that full-width menus with a greater number of products and featured images were en vogue.

So, what of 2016? Let's have a look.

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12 examples of persuasive mobile UX from ecommerce app Wish

Wish is a well-funded mobile commerce platform in Europe and North America.

As it is aimed at the deal-mad shopper, it makes a great case study for persuasion in mobile ecommerce.

Let's take a look at some elements of the user experience (which isn't one for the faint-hearted).

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Why ASOS is still leading the online retailing pack

I have been a long-time admirer of the ASOS user experience.

For over six years I have been using examples from throughout the site's end-to-end experience in training and presentations.

Dare I say ASOS is the epitome of “ecommerce best practice”?

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What makes ASOS's online customer experience so enjoyable?

How do you combine functional and engaging content to create a great digital customer experience?

Since eDigitalResearch started benchmarking the online customer journey way back in 1999, results have changed massively.

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Four reasons recipe box brands are delivering success

If you’re someone who is short on time or inspiration, recipe boxes are the latest service intent on revolutionising your life.

With the news that Amazon is about to launch its very own recipe delivery service in partnership with Tyson Foods, it seems there are more to choose from than ever.

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Is omni-channel retail a delusion?

In 2012, Jerry Storch, then the CEO of Toys R Us, told attendees at the Shop.org conference that stores will never die thanks to omni-channel retail.

Since that time, many traditional retailers have invested heavily in omni-channel initiatives that seem wise, at least on the surface.

But are retailers' omni-channel hopes really delusions?

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As consumers clamor for good deals, discount strategy becomes key for retailers

The road to retail hell might be paved with discounts, but for retailers looking to survive and thrive, deal strategy is all but required.

And it's only likely to become more important if data indicating that consumers are increasingly searching for deals is accurate.

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