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Ecommerce Best Practice Guide

 ‌ This guide has been created to help companies either review their existing ecommerce strategy or create an ecommerce proposition from scratch.

It includes a multitude of practical tips that can be applied to individual aspects of an ecommerce business to maximise results.

Digital Shift Q1 2021 Chapter 5 – Content and commerce

 ‌ Over the past year, Digital Shift has observed the increasing integration of commerce into social and content domains. This chapter looks at some of the most exciting developments in this space, including WIREWAX’s dynamic videos that link to product pages, and a partnership between Snap and Amazon that lets Snapchat users buy products through the app.

Essential reports

Ecommerce: Third-Party Marketplaces for Retailers

Ecommerce: Third-Party Marketplaces for Retailers

1. Introduction In the space of 20 years, Amazon has grown into a $200bn company[1], selling everything from books to health foods. It is now the fifth largest retailer in the UK according to Verdict, beaten only by four supermarkets.[2] It is estimated to have accounted for a third of all UK spend online in […]

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How machine learning is transforming retail both online and offline

According to a 2018 study by Juniper Research, spending by retailers on artificial intelligence tools will grow almost fourfold between 2018 and 2022, reaching $7.3 billion per annum – up from an estimated $2 billion in 2018. By 2022, the research found that retailers will be investing in AI tools to improve everything from customer service to sentiment analytics, automated marketing and demand forecasting.

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Digital Transformation Monthly – April 2021

1. Introduction Each month, Econsultancy’s Digital Transformation Monthly report highlights the most important transformation stories arising from sectors including retail and grocery, healthcare, travel, and finance. In April, as the UK and much of the rest of the globe prepares itself for the easing of lockdown restrictions, we take a look at how retailers including […]

Ecommerce trends

Ecommerce trends in 2021: What do the experts predict?

It’s been a major year for ecommerce, as consumers shifted their spend online due to retail closures. But what will happen on the back of huge acceleration in the industry? We spoke to the experts to find out what they think is in store for ecommerce in 2021. Giants to grow while mid-market retailers suffer […]

Subscription models to retail media: How is ecommerce changing right now?

The events of 2020 have fundamentally changed the course of ecommerce. So, what can marketers and brands expect over the coming 12 months? Our own Richard Robinson, Managing Director of Xeim Engage, asked the following panel of experts at eCommerce Expo 2021 for their opinions: Cassandra Stevens – Global Commerce Lead at Publicis Commerce Simon […]

Ecommerce Trends

1. Introduction By the end of 2019, there will be close to 1.92 billion online buyers, representing around 25% of the world’s population shopping online. This figure is rapidly rising and is expected to reach 2.14 billion people in 2021.[1] With more people shopping online, every company should be considering their ecommerce business. The ecommerce […]

Ecommerce Fundamentals

Latest articles on ecommerce

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Moonpig on innovating during a pandemic, internal empathy and nailing the basics of UX

Camila Diaz is Head of Product Design and Research at online greetings cards and gift company Moonpig. At Moonpig, Product Design is a discipline that comprises a range of UX-related functions, including user research, user experience design, information architecture, visual design interaction, and service design thinking. As such, Diaz played a pivotal role in the […]

Customer journey optimisation and smart martech: Where to start?

Optimising customer journeys involves an increasing amount of interconnected martech and data, particularly where machine learning is involved. On a recent Econsultancy webinar, editor Ben Davis discussed the topic of customer journey optimisation with Iain Noakes, former VP Effectiveness Marketing & Optimisation at The Economist, and Ben Wild, Business Lead at Coveo. They also discussed […]

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Diageo on D2C strategy, owning search and adapting to new consumer moments

For brands who primarily sold to or interacted with customers via a physical venue, the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown that it brought prompted an abrupt shift towards finding ways to interact with customers in the digital realm instead. This was particularly true for beverage company Diageo, which owns drinks brands like Guinness, Baileys, Smirnoff, […]

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Amazon: Lessons and Success Stories

1. Introduction This report investigates the successes, strengths and challenges of Amazon and outlines what marketers across industries can learn from the retail giant. It will also consider what the future holds for Amazon and explore what marketers can learn from the company. With Amazon recently becoming a trillion-dollar company and the only one to […]

Microlearning

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Learn the key components of ecommerce and the competencies needed for it to be successful. As well as online merchandising principles and the optimisation tactics you can put into practice.

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Segmentation and Targeting

Learn how to select target segments based on relevance using both classic and digital methods.

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Discover ecommerce statistics with the ISD

Keep up to date with the latest ecommerce statistics via the Internet Statistics Database. Browse, save and export charts as you go.

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