How To Improve Your eCommerce Customer Service

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This growth means that ecommerce companies need to do more to stand out and stay ahead of competitors. With that in mind, here are twelve ways you can improve your ecommerce customer service. For this reason, you should consider adding a live chat tool to your ecommerce site.

Will Food-Focused eCommerce Create Waste?

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Will food-focused eCommerce create waste, or alleviate the problem? One benefit to eCommerce food delivery is it will lower the amount of food people need to purchase at any given time. How Can You Get In on the eCommerce Food Trend?

3 Ecommerce Trends To Watch In 2017

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In coming months, online retailers will change what customers expect from ecommerce. Grow Marketing & Sales business technology business trends eCommerce marketing technologyWhere they lead, customers will follow.

Top Tips For Starting an eCommerce Business

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One of the fastest growing industries, as a result, is eCommerce, which has capitalized on the internet and social media to grow start-ups at an incredibly fast rate. If you do see a boom in business, you should know when to expand; going into global eCommerce is the best way to do this.

How To Prepare Your eCommerce Store For Black Friday 2018

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If you own an online business, Black Friday and Cyber Monday could shape up to be the most wonderful time of the year – cue the Andy Williams tune – if your ecommerce shop is prepared. Read on to learn how to prepare your ecommerce store for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018.

Why Consumer Brands Need To Keep An Eye On Their eCommerce Channel

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It is saturated with competing eCommerce retailers, brands and sellers, all fighting for consumer interest and investment. How can they ensure that their products and overall brand identity are being perceived well on all eCommerce sites? Improve your eCommerce sales strategy.

Running a Successful Ecommerce Flash Sale

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Here’s a brief guide to organizing and running a successful ecommerce flash sale. Ecommerce Flash Sales: The Basics. Here are a few reasons ecommerce merchants may choose to run flash sales: Flash sales allow sellers to compete on price without having to slash their regular prices.

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More on UK ecommerce penetration

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One of the reasons we like backing ecommerce companies is that here in the UK we spend more online that all other major countries bar Sweden and we punch above our weight when it comes to ecommerce leaders. Here’s some of the supporting data: Ecommerce

eCommerce investment growing rapidly

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The latest is this chart showing growth in eCommerce investment: This is a good growth story. The growth in investor interest in ecommerce is driven by the growth in the underlying ecommerce market, and that underlying growth has legs, as I’ve blogged before. Ecommerce

How to Map Out an Ecommerce Business Plan in 1 Hour

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Every successful ecommerce business needs to begin with a plan. But this can seem a little daunting, particularly if this is your first foray into the world of ecommerce. Funding your ecommerce business properly needs planning.

What eCommerce Startups Need to Know About Online Sales Tax

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based ecommerce store, you need to understand your tax liabilities. When you start an ecommerce business , you must follow the same rules as any new small business owner. Nexus is an ecommerce store’s presence.

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From Starting 3 eCommerce Companies

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I’ve been in the ecommerce space for over 10 years. When I first got into ecommerce, I wanted to choose any idea that I felt the odds of success were high. by Jackson Cunningham, founder of Tuft and Paw.

The UK is still hot for ecommerce

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For a while we’ve spent more online per head than other developed economies and created more than our fair share of ecommerce winners as a result. Global eCommerce is forecast to grow at 23% 2013-2014 and 18% 2014-2015. Ecommerce

The future of mobile ecommerce

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We’ve been doing a good deal of thinking about the future of ecommerce as the world goes mobile. Amazon Ecommerce Facebook

How Mobile Apps Help eCommerce Businesses Develop Faster

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For most ecommerce entrepreneurs, building a business is all about optimizing the website, fine-tuning PPC advertising, and relentlessly perfecting email strategy. But there’s one growth avenue that many ecommerce entrepreneurs neglect: mobile apps.

Ecommerce Best Practice Report 2017

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Get data-backed ecommerce guidelines you can implement right away to increase revenue. If you’re wondering what works best right now in ecommerce, you’re in luck. Improve your ecommerce sales with our conversion-focused UX guidelines. Blog beginner cux ecommerce

Top 20 A/B Ecommerce Test Ideas

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Most ecommerce stores don’t have that luxury and have a large portion of visitors that have never heard of them before. At this point, the majority of companies offer some form of free shipping, and pretty much every ecommerce site competes with Amazon Prime.

6 Useful Tips To Maximize Your eCommerce Sales During Christmas

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ECommerce sales during Christmas tend to see a big surge as customers prefer the quietness of at home shopping compared to the hassles of finding parking and a store full of people. Here are a few useful tips to maximize your eCommerce sales during Christmas and the ongoing holiday season.

Bootstrapping Your Way To Launching Your eCommerce Business

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With Global eCommerce sales topping $1.25 Launching is just one of the many steps in your eCommerce journey as your business progresses you will revisit the above assessing where to allocate financial resources to facilitate growth and evolve your existing business.

Opportunities in ecommerce

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There’s a good post on Business of Fashion this morning which identifies four ecommerce models that are working in fashion: Social curation (which they helpfully define as ‘product discovery and connecting people to inspiration’). Vertically integrated ecommerce.

Volume of global ecommerce exits growing nicely

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As you know at Forward Partners we’re ecommerce and marketplace investors, so we like to keep tabs on all aspects of the ecommerce market. Historically there haven’t been many exits in ecommerce, so it’s good to see the number rising.

How To Personalize The Shopping Experience For eCommerce Customers

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If you ever wished that you had the old mom and pop stores to visit where everyone knows your name, ecommerce personalization is getting pretty close. This is why it is important to set up your site with professional software that will help you personalize your customer’s ecommerce experience.

Waves of ecommerce startups

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Check out my guest post on Pando Daily about why ecommerce startups come in waves. Ecommerce

5 Ways To Optimize Ecommerce On Small Business Saturday

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While it was originally aimed to persuade consumers to buy local at retail locations, you can still take advantage of this holiday with your eCommerce store. Thinking Aloud ecommerce online sales Rey Pasinli Small Business Saturday by Rey Pasinli, Executive Director of Total-Apps.

Why And How Your B2B eCommerce Start-up Should Work On Having A Strong Sales Team

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Others B2B ecommerce online commerce sales sales strategyIn the world of e-commerce, online sales are the bread and butter for firms of any size. Any aspiring start-up company wishing to survive in the competitive e-commerce industry must establish itself fast, and make its presence known.

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eCommerce inflection point coming in 2018: invest now

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I just saw this chart in a Morgan Stanley investor note with the subtitle eCommerce Hits it’s Stride. If that’s true then growth for ecommerce businesses will peak around 2020. That makes 2015 a great time to be investing in eCommerce startups. Ecommerce Exits

Voice Search Strategy: Surviving (and Thriving) in Ecommerce and B2B

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More specifically, you asked the hard questions, like: How can ecommerce companies compete with Alexa? For many ecommerce companies, however, competing in voice search on Google is secondary to competing with Amazon Alexa. How can ecommerce companies compete with Alexa?

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Evaluating markets for ecommerce category killers

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Alex Malorodov ( @amalorCBS ), an MBA candidate at Columbia University who recently completed a summer internship at Gotham Ventures penned a great post about ecommerce category killers on CBInsights last week. Ecommerce

Forecasting ecommerce multiples at exit

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Mahesh Vellanki from Redpoint put up an interesting post yesterday about ecommerce valuations. Etsy is arguably more of a marketplace than an ecommerce company and marketplaces have higher margins, more defensibility and hence attract higher multiples, so I would discount them.

Running An eCommerce Store? Here’s How To Make Google Love You!

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With the massive range of platforms out there, it’s now easier than ever to set up a fully functioning ecommerce store and start selling your product online. Your ecommerce store needs to be backed by a strong marketing campaign to ensure it expands and flourishes at a healthy rate.

Two areas of opportunity in ecommerce

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Kara Nortman of Upfront Ventures has just published an interesting and well grounded post on the future of ecommerce which got me thinking about where we see opportunities. Ecommerce Forward Partners Startup general interest

16 eCommerce A/B Test Ideas Backed by UX Research

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That said, we have done quite a bit of user experience on eCommerce sites and have seen some trends in terms of what generates positive experiences from a customer perspective. These ideas came from a massive round of UX research we’ve done for eCommerce.

Why Are So Many Entrepreneurs Attracted To The eCommerce Sector?

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All of these considerations are important, and more entrepreneurs are now turning to the ecommerce sector. To begin with, the startup costs associated with the ecommerce sector are very low. Of course, things like an ecommerce SEO company support can be used to increase traffic too.

Ways To Decrease eCommerce Shopping Cart Abandonment And Increase Conversion

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This is one of the main reasons the average conversion rate within the world of eCommerce is barely over two percent, according to Savvy Panda. Others ecommerce online shopping

The ecommerce and marketplace opportunity is growing like crazy

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In the last five years we have seen three new ecommerce and marketplace companies worth $10bn+, whereas in the last twenty years there were six US public companies in those sectors worth the same amount. At Forward Partners we focus on ecommerce, marketplaces and related SaaS.

Improving engagement with ecommerce apps

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New research from Kahuna published on Andrew Chen’s blog found that only 12% of users engage with “ecommerce and retail” notifications, implying that up to 88% of users find them annoying. If you are involved with m-commerce you should go read it… Ecommerce

The next wave of ecommerce

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Amazon Ecommerce Jason Goldberg, Founder and CEO at Fab wrote an interesting post earlier this week titled The 3rd wave of e-commerce disruption: emotional commerce.

Great slides showing the potential in ecommerce

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Business Insider has just published a great deck showing the potential in ecommerce. We’re focused on the ecommerce ecosystem, so I guess I would say this anyway, but the opportunity is truly exciting. Ecommerce

5 Popular Product Categories To Consider For Your New eCommerce Store

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Starting an ecommerce store isn’t hard, but finding a product to sell can prove to be difficult, especially when it comes to finding a reliable supplier. Ecommerce stores generally start by selling hand tools and then offer power tools when they’ve found the right branded suppliers.

Drones will impact ecommerce from 2017

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At Forward Partners we invest in the ecommerce ecoystem and one of the sub-areas is innovative product companies building their brands online. Ecommerce This chart is taken from a presentation to DemoLabs by Helen Greiner, founder and CEO of CyPhy works and formerly of iRobot.

Kick-Start Your eCommerce Business for $100 or Less

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entrepreneur startup funding ecommerce web siteIf you have a unique creation or invention, and you are not selling it around the world on the Internet, now is the time to start. The cost of entry has never been lower.

eCommerce penetration is growing and growing

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The chart above shows clearly how ecommerce penetration continues to grow and grow in the US. It’s the same story over here in the UK, where ecommerce penetration reached 20% over Christmas (including click and collect). Ecommerce

Business models for ecommerce 2.0

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Andy Dunn from Bonobos wrote yesterday about the dominance of Amazon in what he calls ecommerce 1.0