Amazon Dash – which has come to be known as the “buy button” – is Amazon’s new poster child. It’s a little Wi-Fi connected device, which you can stick to a wall, appliance, or door, that allows you to purchase items you need and have them delivered right to your door when pressed. It sounds great in theory, but what do the critics say? Is it a step in the right direction, or is Amazon doing something evil? Or, is it something else entirely?
At the heart of any growing eCommerce business lies the Customer MasterPlan model. The most successful businesses are those who move as many customers as possible from Stage 1 to Stage 5 of the model, and as quickly as possible. That’s because the real profits come from Repeat and Regular Buyers. Chloë Thomas, Best selling author and host of the eCommerce MasterPlan Podcast, explains how understanding the 6 Customer Relationship Levels and relationships between them helps to grow your eCommerce business.
In an age where everyone spends most of their day on social media, there’s no doubt that celebrities have an impact on our lives. But marketing values have changed throughout the years. From once using a products’ attributes as the key point of selling, to involving celebrities, today it’s mainly about how well a company manages to educate consumers about the personal values, benefits and quality of a product.
The amount of information, choice and technological opportunities that are available today make nearly everyone expect more. It’s no longer enough to put products out on display and expect consumers to buy. To enrich the understanding of consumer behavior and expectations today, SMARTASSISTANT and ResearchScape International conducted a survey of 573 consumers in the US, UK and Germany to learn more about their perceptions, expectations, behaviors and habits across various channels, industries, and contexts.
People know when they’re being sold to; they can sense it. And when they do, they’ll put walls up and won’t buy. Customers want to feel like they’re getting a good value, whether that means a good price, a high-quality product, or great service. More importantly, they want the product to satisfy their unique blend of needs and wants. That's why it's so important for you to understand why your customers decide to buy (or not).
You don’t convince people to buy your products if you neglect their needs — you do it by identifying the problems that people want solved and showing them something they actually would want to buy. Phil Cave, Founder of People Shaped Marketing explains why identifying your customers' needs is so crucial to creating the right business strategy, as well as better products and services.
"All Who Worship Customer Loyalty are Liars. Everybody is kicking customer loyalty around, worshiping it and giving out recommendations right and left on how to nurture it and invest in it. Sweet things and lavish praise alone. But every side has its reverse and I crave for disclosing it: all those coupons and discounts are a downright lie and delusion […]." In this article, Max Krukovsky, CEO and Co-Founder of Mavitech, busts 6 myths on customer loyalty in e-commerce.
As you’re reading this, you’re having an in-the-moment experience. You may be sitting in a comfortable chair or in a plastic seat on the bus, eating a sandwich, perhaps sipping some coffee, or listening to music. All these factors influence your current experience, which may be positive, indifferent or negative. Whatever happens in the next few minutes, can influence and turn this experience into a memory that will also determine whether you’ll decide to return at a later moment in time.
There are generally accepted traits that can help you understand how millennials think, how they shop, what they want, and what informs their purchase decisions. Taking these into consideration is crucial to successfully market to them. Here we take a look at precisely what impacts millennials decisions and what beneficial changes you could make. They might be easily accessible, but they are a discerning bunch with great expectations.
At any given moment, there are 4 types of shoppers coming to your store. Depending on the product domain, shopper intentions, preferences and product knowledge, they want to explore and navigate your store in different ways. Find out how.
With the evolution of digital shopping and technology completely changing consumer behavior, businesses are forced to look into new ways to be relevant in the modern decision-making process. So what are the opportunities Digital advice offers in each stage of the customer purchase decision process to increase conversions and brand awareness?
No longer do organizations have the monopoly on information. Accelerated digital disruption has allowed individuals to become data gatherers, using and sharing information across various platforms. The implication is that the customer now holds all the cards. They own the relationships they create, and determine, on their own terms, how they want to interact with businesses. It’s a landscape where “me” reaches out to “B,” instead of the other way around — Welcome to Me2B commerce!
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