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The latest ecommerce best practice, case studies, trends, training and more. From product pages and payments to CRO

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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.

Essential reports

What is digital shelf analytics?

With even more retailers now battling for space on the ‘digital shelf’ (i.e. the various places that we search, research, and buy products online) – being able to effectively capture the consumer’s attention is key. To increase the chances of this happening, retail brands must stay on top of multiple factors, such as ensuring product […]

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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.

Ecommerce Trends Report

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

Watch on demand: SAP sessions from Econsultancy Live

The SAP Together Works Summit, part of Econsultancy Live, explored how to deliver personalised shopping experiences that foster loyalty and generate repeat business. Watch the sessions on demand now, on topics such as customer data management, B2B commerce, and the D2C model in Consumer Products.

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The Future of Ecommerce

A content hub bringing you the latest from Econsultancy and our Econsultancy Live partners, examining how businesses can make ecommerce convenient, engaging, sustainable and profitable.

Webinar: Ecommerce Trends

Discussing key trends and insights from Econsultancy’s Ecommerce Trends report and Third-party Marketplaces Best Practice Guide, this webinar also examines the evolution in online consumer behaviour, developments in social commerce, and other related topics.

Ecommerce Fundamentals

Five benefits of effective multichannel inventory management

The rise in online demand since the pandemic has put multichannel retailers (and their supply chains) under increased pressure. And research suggests that a large percentage of brands could be struggling to keep on top of it.  A survey by Profitero found that 41% of brand professionals do not have a specialised team or the […]

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Latest articles on ecommerce

Stats roundup: Online grocery post-Covid-19

The online share of food shopping in the UK was 5.4% in February 2020 according to the ONS. By February 2021, this had risen to 14.7%. However, once restrictions were eased and vaccines were rolled out more widely, online growth was negative as grocery shopping habits shifted back to brick-and-mortar. This stats roundup includes figures […]

Stats: How fashion ecommerce has changed post-Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for fashion retailers as a whole – in 2020, UK clothes sales fell by a whopping 25%. However, even in a sector that already had a relatively high degree of ecommerce penetration, post-pandemic the shift to online has been notable. This roundup includes studies and financial results […]

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“Ecommerce is mostly marketplaces”: Colin Lewis on how brands can seize the marketplace opportunity

“Over 50% of the gross market value for the top six ecommerce players in the world is on marketplaces,” Colin Lewis, CMO of OpenJaw Technologies and author of Econsultancy’s Third-Party Marketplaces Best Practice Guide, told attendees at Econsultancy Live this week. Despite the continuing domination of big retailer.com sites, and the rising trend for direct-to-consumer […]

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Stats roundup: How ecommerce in APAC is changing in the wake of Covid-19

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region boasts some of the most dynamic, innovative and fast-moving ecommerce markets: from the largest ecommerce market in the world, China; to markets with near-total internet connectivity, like South Korea, to markets with high ecommerce penetration and immense potential for growth, like Indonesia. How is ecommerce in Asia-Pacific changing in the wake […]

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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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Ecommerce - Econsultancy's Internet Statistics Database

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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