3 Ecommerce Trends To Watch In 2017

YFS Magazine

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.

How To Improve Your eCommerce Customer Service

YoungUpstarts

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.

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

6 Useful Tips To Maximize Your eCommerce Sales During Christmas

Brandanew

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.

Running a Successful Ecommerce Flash Sale

The Startup Magazine

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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Top 20 A/B Ecommerce Test Ideas

ConversionXL

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.

How Mobile Apps Help eCommerce Businesses Develop Faster

Up and Running

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 investment growing rapidly

The Equity Kicker

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

Up and Running

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.

The UK is still hot for ecommerce

The Equity Kicker

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

Will Food-Focused eCommerce Create Waste?

YoungUpstarts

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?

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.

16 eCommerce A/B Test Ideas Backed by UX Research

ConversionXL

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.

The future of mobile ecommerce

The Equity Kicker

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

Top Seven eCommerce Platforms In 2018

Inc Startups

Just about every aspect of ecommerce has evolved in the past 2-3 years. Here are some of the major changes that willinfluence ecommerce in 2018. Technology

Integrated Live Chat Boosts Ecommerce Sales

Startup Life

I’ve since realized the proverb has some value in the world of ecommerce (as well as some limitations). Integrated live chat boosts ecommerce sales. According to ecommerce live chat statistics: So, live chat doesn’t only provide customer support, it drives revenue and brand loyalty up.

Volume of global ecommerce exits growing nicely

The Equity Kicker

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.

Waves of ecommerce startups

Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

Opportunities in ecommerce

The Equity Kicker

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.

eCommerce inflection point coming in 2018: invest now

The Equity Kicker

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

WixStores: the eCommerce Website Builder

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Are You Looking for an Easy Way to Launch an Ecommerce Website? WixStores are their version of ecommerce websites. Over thirty million users have built online stores and ecommerce websites using the Wix platform. Okay its time to jump into creating a Ecommerce website with Wix.

Evaluating markets for ecommerce category killers

The Equity Kicker

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

Which Ecommerce Platform is Right for Me?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Many SMB owners are often stumped when it comes to choosing an ecommerce platform that is right for their needs. These questions are important, but they often overwhelm would-be ecommerce shoppers. Follow their “Which Ecommerce Platform is Right for Me?”

Forecasting ecommerce multiples at exit

The Equity Kicker

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.

How Ecommerce Stores Can Use Retail Analytics to Boost Sales

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Ecommerce is completely changing the retail world. Even though ecommerce retailers continue getting a larger share of their respective markets, there’s now lots of competition in the online space. This makes it necessary for ecommerce stores to utilize all tools at their disposal to stay ahead of their competition. Here’s how ecommerce stores can use retail analytics to boost sales. What time of day are they visiting your ecommerce store?

Two areas of opportunity in ecommerce

The Equity Kicker

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

The Rise of Specialized Marketplaces in eCommerce

Inc Startups

While Amazon has grown to dominate eCommerce, there are a host of niche marketplaces that are thriving. Struggling retailers and distributors should seize the opportunity. Innovate

The ecommerce and marketplace opportunity is growing like crazy

The Equity Kicker

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.

5 Ways Visual Search Amplifies the eCommerce Experience

Inc Startups

5 Ways Visual Search Amplifies the eCommerce Experience. Marketing

2 Ecommerce Product Page Reviews

ConversionXL

In today’s review I’m reviewing 2 different ecommerce product pages. The post 2 Ecommerce Product Page Reviews appeared first on ConversionXL. Watch this 5-minute review: Pages covered in this review: [link]. link].

5 Critical Factors for Optimizing Luxury Ecommerce Sites

ConversionXL

My company focuses on optimization for the high-end and luxury market, and over the years, we’ve learned there are 5 critical factors that will make or break the conversion rate of a high-end ecommerce store. And one of the most important basics of a high-end ecommerce store is the images.

Great slides showing the potential in ecommerce

The Equity Kicker

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

Improving engagement with ecommerce apps

The Equity Kicker

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

The Equity Kicker

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.

The Essential Elements of a Productive Ecommerce Website

The Startup Magazine

An ecommerce business is more of a challenge than a traditional website. Review the following factors that are needed to run an ecommerce store successfully. An attractive web design is the basis of every ecommerce website.

eCommerce penetration is growing and growing

The Equity Kicker

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

Drones will impact ecommerce from 2017

The Equity Kicker

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.

Why eCommerce Product Filtering Is Broken (and How to Fix It)

ConversionXL

eCommerce product filtering, when done right, can solve both issues. What is eCommerce product filtering? What might surprise you, though, is that recent research found that only 16% of major eCommerce sites (e.g. via Practical Ecommerce).

Global eCommerce Trends Startup to Inc. 500

Inc Startups

The changing market of eCommerce, products, and companies around the world and how you can survive & thrive. Bringing Innovation to Market

5 Popular eCommerce Trends That Might Be Costing You Conversions

ConversionXL

From image carousels to social media logins, trends spread like wildfire in the eCommerce industry. To help you fix these leaks in your conversions, I’ve listed some eCommerce trends that might be a liability to your website.

Kick-Start Your eCommerce Business for $100 or Less

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Mobile eCommerce Tips to Gain Brand Loyalty

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Mobile eCommerce is growing at a fast pace, with global smartphone users currently sitting at around 2.3 The post Mobile eCommerce Tips to Gain Brand Loyalty appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs.

Andreessen Horowitz seed investments by sector – ecommerce in front

The Equity Kicker

From our perspective as ecommerce seed investors the industry split was the most interesting chart because ecommerce was on top. Ecommerce Venture Capital Yesterday CBInsights published an analysis of Andreessen Horowitz’s investments.