1. Introduction In the space of 20 years, Amazon has grown into a $200bn company, 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. It is estimated to have accounted for a third of all UK spend online in […]
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.
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. And if you want to hear more […]
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 […]
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. With more people shopping online, every company should be considering their ecommerce business. The ecommerce […]
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In 2020 we saw years of digital growth in just a few months; this rate of change, however, has left many CX funnels leakier than a colander. Luckily, Contentsquare recorded billions of web sessions to identify the trends that matter. Here are the three key issues we found, and how to solve them.
Is a D2C model right for your beauty brand? Karishma Joshi and Chloe Buckland of Capgemini Invent examine the challenges and opportunities in the market, taking in tech, brand, retailer strategy, content and data.
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, […]
Abigail Comber, the outgoing CMO of Debenhams, spoke today at the Festival of Marketing about how Debenhams approached such a challenging period, and the lessons that marketers can learn about coping with change.
Discovering an item is ‘out of stock’ remains one of the biggest frustrations for online shoppers.
What does the new retail landscape mean for Lyst and the burgeoning ‘fashion tech’ space in general? Chief Partnerships Officer Jenny Cossons discusses personalisation, social commerce and becoming the ‘Spotify of fashion’.
Edwyn Raine, Head of Digital at Jaywing Australia, offers some advice for getting started with conversion rate optimisation, including what research and resources to draw on, and how to start a testing culture.
The acceleration of ecommerce throughout the globe over the course of 2020 was hard to ignore, as consumers shopped online often out of necessity, and brands were forced to rapidly change their strategies as a result.
Covid-19 has caused a significant shift in the way that consumers shop for goods – particularly Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, or FMCG, also known as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG). The ecommerce penetration of grocery shopping – which had been slowly increasing pre-pandemic – has abruptly spiked over the last year reaching a record 14% in the […]
Speed is often touted as the most important factor in online delivery, but research suggests that aspects like reliability, convenience, and cost are more valuable to today’s consumers.
Mark Wright began his retail career in store management before moving into ecommerce as Head of Trading at Marks & Spencer. After a stint at Jack Wills, he is now Global Ops Director at Fat Face, a role which his colleagues jokingly inform him can be abbreviated to retail GOD. Wright was recorded in conversation […]
Amidst tighter budgets and increased competition, many retailers are shifting their focus to customer retention. The fact that it’s easier and more cost-effective to retain customers than to acquire new ones is well documented. In fact, research shows that it’s 5-25X more expensive to acquire a new customer than it is to retain an existing […]
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Today’s ‘Day in the Life’ features Rob Bridgman, the CEO and founder of ‘sofa-in-a-box’ company Snug. We caught up with Rob to find out how the pandemic has impacted his day-to-day role, as well as some of his predictions for the future.
Breaking into the Chinese market is a notorious challenge for many overseas brands, despite the appeal. Here’s how D2C footwear brand Allbirds has adapted to China.
From the increased prominence of digital and programmatic to an emphasis on advertising flexibility, resilience and agility, here are some themes that our experts believe will define advertising in 2021.
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 […]
The company worked with Plug & Play to create a conversion path based on user intent, achieving a 22% boost in revenue, a 13% rise in order value and a 111% increase in conversion rate.
Sushi restaurant YO’s website integrations with Deliveroo, Just Eat and DesignMyNight enabled customers to more easily book seats in advance, as well as order to collect, achieving a 64% increase in pageviews, a 43% increase in pages per session and a 17% decrease in bounce rate.
The global doughnut and coffee chain works with agency Ridgeway to refresh the site, creating a better user experience that also boosted page views and reduced bounce rate by 43%.
What ecommerce is and key considerations for providing an effective online selling platform.
Why digital teams need to understand and improve on-site conversion funnels.
How performance marketing works, what affiliate relationships are and the associated cost models.
Discover the basics of CRO and the challenges of doing CRO effectively.
Discover what good optimisation is, the types of data that can be used and how it can be used.
Why test design needs to be aligned with customer profiles and how to segment for testing.
Why optimising the checkout funnel is critical and techniques to reduce abandonment.
Learn the purpose and value of qualitative data for CRO and the different tactics.
Seven steps to checkout success, from minimising distractions to building trust.
Critical steps we can take to navigate the complexity of omnichannel.
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.
Learn how to select target segments based on relevance using both classic and digital methods.
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.