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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.

Ecommerce Trends Report

‌ This report identifies, analyses and evaluates emerging ecommerce trends and considers how brands can navigate them.

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 – May 2021

1. Introduction Each month, Econsultancy’s Digital Transformation Monthly report highlights the most important transformation stories arising from sectors from retail and grocery to beauty, travel and finance. This month brings tales of Bed Bath & Beyond’s soaring digital sales thanks to an accelerated omnichannel strategy, while The Hut Group has enjoyed significant revenue growth from the […]

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 […]

Ecommerce Fundamentals

Latest articles on ecommerce

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Apple blocks open rate tracking: what will it mean for marketers? We asked the experts

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, took place last week with all of the expected excitement and speculation about announcements, new releases, and product developments. But one development from the first day of the conference has alarmed many email marketers and newsletter publishers: Mail Privacy Protection, which Apple has billed as one of the […]

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What innovations in 3D and AR technology could mean for ecommerce

New technology is opening up further opportunities within ecommerce, as AR and 3D sizing solutions help online retailers to solve challenges around size and fit. Consumers are already shopping online more than ever before, of course, but these solutions could further accelerate the shift to ecommerce – particularly within fashion. The EY Consumer Index recently […]

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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 […]

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Amazon

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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Ecommerce

Ecommerce

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.

Econsultancy
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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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