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Monday, May 21, 2018

Ecommerce

Amazon, Google key for shoppers 'just looking'

Not all online shoppers are looking for a specific product with a specific ship date. Some are 'just looking' and for these browsing customers, Amazon and Google are key to their engagement. That's the word from new Avionos data which found that one-third of shoppers who are browsing begin their digital shopping 'trip' in either Amazon or Google. >>

Law & Regulation

Expert: What brands can expect from GDPR

The official rollout of Europe's GDPR is only a week away. While most businesses have done what they can to comply with the new privacy and advertising rules, some are still wondering just what the GDPR means for them. We asked a digital expert to explain. >>

Ecommerce

Expert IDs lessons merchants can learn from Toys "R" Us closure

With the closure of Toys "R" Us, as well as the shuttering of many Sears and Macy's stores, many merchants are asking - how can I protect my business from this kind of happening? We asked a digital commerce expert how retailers can prepare now to better serve customers. >>

Ecommerce

Studies highlight importance of trust, store experience

Two new reports out in the ecommerce space, highlight the importance of retailers and merchants putting consumer trust higher on their list of priorities, and the importance of the shopping experience. >>


Ecommerce

Report: Ecomm important for B2B brands

While many still consider business to business (B2B) buying to be the domain of traditional retail commerce, new data out from Avionos indicates that more and more B2B buys are made online. >>

Email Marketing

How Yahoo!'s email updates will impact email marketers

Tis the season for email changes. Recently, Yahoo announced changes to their platform - one of the largest email platforms in the world - and we asked SendGrid's Len Shneyder how these changes might affect campaigns. >>

Social Marketing

Expert: Facebook isn't free

Recently, Facebook announced plans to explore a paid subscription model for the social network. By paying for use of the giant, consumers could avoid the sometimes ad-heavy newsfeed, going straight to content from friends, family, and other content they've 'liked' in the past. Whether a paid Facebook version comes out or not remains to be seen; what consumers need to understand first, according to one expert, is that even a free version of the social network isn't really free. >>

Ecommerce

Marketers: How to win at customer experience

Over the past three years, more emphasis has been placed on the customer experience on ecommerce sites, on social media sites, and even within the generalized advertising space. This is a problem for many brands, who may be proficient at providing a solid experience, for example, consumers in the United States. But this is a global economy, and a global experience game. Here's how brands can manage it. >>

Ecommerce

Report: As ecommerce grows, so does digital fraud

Last year, American shoppers spent just over $450 billion online, an increase of 16% YoY. But, along with that increase in shopping came an increase in ecommerce fraud that is hitting merchants in the wallet. In fact, according to some experts, ecommerce fraud could offset the increase in digital spending for merchants who aren't protected. >>

Ecommerce

Brands: How to make your connection with data providers seamless

Consumers are demanding better data protections. This, in turn, is pushing brands and marketers to increase their data transparency. But, how can marketers create a more seamless connection with third party data providers? We asked Allison Stern of Tubular Labs just that. >>

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