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Zendesk acquires Smooch, doubles down on support via messaging apps like WhatsApp

One of the bigger developments in customer services has been the impact of social media — both as a place to vent frustration or praise (mostly frustration), and — especially over messaging apps — as a place for businesses to connect with their users. Now, customer support specialist Zendesk has made an acquisition so that it can make a bigger move into how it works within social media platforms, and specifically messaging apps: it has acquired Smooch, a startup that describes itself as an “omni...
Tags: Apps, Enterprise, Exit, Fundings & Exits, M&A, Social, Startups, TC, Customer Support, Messaging, Omnichannel, Whatsapp Business, Zendesk

Ikea invests in Livspace, a one-stop platform for interior design based in India

Fresh from raising $70 million last year via big names including Goldman Sachs and TPG Growth, Livspace, an India-based startup that offers a one-stop-shop for interior design, has lured yet another marquee investor: Ikea. The startup said today it has taken an undisclosed investment from Ingka Investments, the VC arm of Ikea parent Ingka Group, which operates 90 percent of Ikea’s retail footprint. Livspace CEO and co-founder Anuj Srivastava declined to provide a figure for the deal, but he told...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Finance, India, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Companies, Ikea, Retail, Goldman Sachs, Retailers, Hyderabad, Livspace, Tpg Capital

3 crucial tactics for effective ecommerce brand reputation management

In a time where news about crises in a business spread like viruses do, and the tipping point of issues is basically under one hour, effective brand reputation management can help protect companies. Today, brand reputation management is more important than ever to businesses, and the rapid progression of technology has made it easier for companies to track and monitor the conversations and sentiments around their brands. However, technology is a double-edged sword. While it has made it easier...
Tags: Google, Seo, United, United Airlines, Carroll, Omnichannel, Facebook Twitter, Caroll, David Anderson, David Carroll, Search Engine Optimization SEO, United Airline, YouTube United Airlines

The Commerce Marketer Podcast: What’s Your Amazon Strategy?

Amazon already accounts for nearly half of all ecommerce transactions and, with an increasing number of private labels, isn’t slowing down. What are the reasons to get on board with... The post The Commerce Marketer Podcast: What’s Your Amazon Strategy? appeared first on Bronto Blog.
Tags: Omnichannel, Podcasts

Technologies That Will Drive Entrepreneurship in 2019

By Manish Bhalla E-commerce is based on high-level technologies engaged in automated data collection systems, digital marketing, m-commerce, electronic data interchange, and supply chain management systems. Every eCommerce technology is evolving around customer-centric shopping experience. Technology is giving e-commerce stores new ways to connect with their customers by opening up new channels.  Investing in the following emerging technologies is undoubtedly an intelligent move when it comes to...
Tags: Business, India, Sales & Marketing, Beacon, Omnichannel, Right Now, McKinsey Company, Manish, Manish Bhalla, Omnichannel Strategy Creates an Integrated, Advantages of Subscription Based Services, Amazon Google Walmart DHL

The Final-Mile and its factors for ecommerce success or failure

Online retailers face an uphill battle in securing new customers. More than one hundred thousand websites launch every day . Many of these websites serve market niches – meaning it’s becoming increasingly difficult for general ecommerce sites to maintain market share against specialized retailers. Brick-and-mortar stores are fending off competition by recruiting entertaining, empathetic employees. This human touch is great for physical retail, but how can ecommerce sites deliver the knockout ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Seo, Commerce, Omnichannel, Most Recent, AWS Amazon Personalizewas, Engaging Way Amazon, Amazon It 's

Order Management: The Secret Sauce to Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store Success

More retailers are looking to offer buy-online-pick-up-in-store (BOPIS), or “click-and-collect,” to consumers as a way to reduce shipping costs and increase in-store foot traffic, but a recent study by Order... The post Order Management: The Secret Sauce to Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store Success appeared first on Bronto Blog.
Tags: Podcasts, Sem, Omnichannel

The Commerce Marketer Podcast: The Rise of BOPIS & What It Means for Retailers

More retailers are looking to offer buy-online-pick-up-in-store (BOPIS), or “click-and-collect,” to consumers as a way to reduce shipping costs and increase in-store foot traffic, but a recent study by Order... The post The Commerce Marketer Podcast: The Rise of BOPIS & What It Means for Retailers appeared first on Bronto Blog.
Tags: Podcasts, Sem, Omnichannel

4 steps to create a unified ecommerce strategy

This post originally appeared on Just when marketers solve one problem, another rears its head. Multichannel commerce is presenting marketers with a whole new raft of challenges. Ensuring consistent messaging across many channels is one thing, but doing so while dynamically pricing, generating contextual bundles and creating promotions personalized to a segment of one is quite another. Content management systems have gone a long way toward ensuring messaging consistency, but unifying...
Tags: Seo, Marketing Strategy, Paypal, Commerce, Omnichannel, Devi, Unified Cross Channel Journey, Cross Channel Journey

Wayfair to open its first brick-and-mortar store this fall

Another major e-commerce brand its expanding its business offline. Wayfair, the Boston-based online furniture retailer whose net revenue topped $2 billion in the fourth quarter, announced this morning it plans to open its first full-service retail store this fall. The store, which will be based in Natick, Massachusetts, will connect the company’s online business to the real world, allowing customers to meet with home design experts, try out the furniture in person, and order home delivery of bot...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Boston, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Retail, Shah, Merchandising, Omnichannel, Wayfair, Amazon Books, Natick Ma, Natick Massachusetts

Digital Marketing 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know

Small business owners know digital marketing is no longer secondary to traditional print marketing and advertising and is a great way for them to get more bang for their marketing bucks. (In fact, 95% of small businesses plan to increase spending on digital marketing this year.) But to get the best results, it’s important to understand digital marketing and keep up with digital marketing trends. Digital Marketing 101 What is digital marketing? It’s often thought of as “online marketing,” but ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Digital, Sales, Ppc, Mms, Facebook Messenger, GMB, Digital Marketing, Omnichannel, Facebook Instagram, Digital Marketing Trends, Statista, Google My Business

Freshworks launches a load balancer for handling customer inquiries

Customer engagement service Freshworks, which was valued at about $1.5 billion in its last funding round, today launched Omniroute, the latest product in its portfolio of tools for customer service agents. Omniroute is essentially a load-balancer for routing multi-channel customer inquiries. Freshworks argues that earlier customer support solutions made it hard for agents to switch between inquiry types and for managers to efficiently route traffic. “Modern consumers are able to reach out to ...
Tags: Cloud, Marketing, Tech, CRM, Zendesk, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Support, Omnichannel, David Thompson, Freshdesk, Girish Mathrubootham, FreshWorks, Base Crm, Freshwork

What Works on Shark Tank, Take Advantage of Mobile Marketing, Rank Higher on Amazon, Social Media Fuels SMB Growth and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

20 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—The Truth About Shark Tank Are you a fan of Shark Tank? Here’s some scoop from Digital Exits about what works when pitching the sharks. For instance, did you know 85% of successful pitches are primarily product based? Check out the infographic below for more information.   2—Small Business Outlook 2019 Visa has just released its Small Business Outlook for winter 2019. Visa says the Small Business Outlook shows “robust econom...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Instagram, United States, Facebook Messenger, New Orleans, Npr, New York Stock Exchange, Jack, Yemen, Hulu, John Williams, Cnbc, Alexa

Why January is chargebacks nightmare for retailers

What looks like booming business in November and December often turns into a mountain of returns a few weeks later, challenging balance sheets and threatening profits. January has traditionally accounted for 51% of a retailer’s returns. In 2018, there was a “first wave” of returns, with over 1.3 million parcels via UPS returning to merchants in December, with a second equally large number being returned by January 3rd. About $94 billion worth of goods are expected to be returned this holiday sea...
Tags: Seo, UPS, B2C, Commerce, Omnichannel, DBA, Customers Don t Recognize the Company

Retailers: Extend Omnichannel Capabilities To The Customer, Not Just Operations

Omnichannel investments, including in-store pickup and endless aisle, continue to be top strategic investment for digital business professionals at retail organizations. Forrester predicts that digital touchpoints will influence 55% of total European retail sales by 2022, so a retailer’s digital presence continues to play a significant role in influencing consumer purchase decisions, both online and […]
Tags: Ecommerce, Customer, Retail, Online Retail, Forrester, Omnichannel, Digital Store, Age Of The Customer, Digital Business, Omnichannel Customer Experience, Digital Retail

Better customer experience means targeting people, not buyers

The success of industry disruptors such as Airbnb, Amazon and Tesla can be attributed to many factors, but these companies all have one thing in common — a focus on creating an exceptional customer experience, rather than just selling a product. As a result, customer expectations as a whole are evolving. Today, consumers expect Amazon-like speed and service from any business, regardless of the space you play in. They want to be able to browse and buy anywhere, anytime, and on any device. On a...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Seo, Tesla, B2C, Commerce, Gartner, Omnichannel, Google Home, Airbnb Amazon

7 Marketing Strategies to Increase Sales This Holiday Season

In today’s digital era, businesses have never been more able to connect with their customers – both locally and all over the world. And this holiday season, 34% of consumers say they plan to spend more than they did last year; 36% plan to spend more online, according to research by Qriously. So what can your business do to attract these spending customers and increase sales this holiday season? The following seven strategies are the most exciting marketing campaigns that your business should emb...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Sales, Social Media, Vine, Marketing & PR, Omnichannel, Advertising On Facebook, Facebook Ads With, Instragram YouTube

The Commerce Marketer Podcast: Bringing Retail Supply Chain-Sexy Back

Host: Greg Zakowicz, Senior Commerce Marketing Analyst, Oracle Bronto Guest: Bob Carver, VP of Cloud Inventory Solutions, DSI Have you ever checked a store’s site to confirm an item is... The post The Commerce Marketer Podcast: Bringing Retail Supply Chain-Sexy Back appeared first on Bronto Blog.
Tags: Podcasts, Supply Chain, Sem, Omnichannel, Greg Zakowicz, Bob Carver

Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more

Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million (~$4.5M) Series A funding round led by European VC fund  Nauta  Capital.   The 2013 founded London-based startup sells software for retailers to tap into digital capabilities in their physical retail stores — offering a modular platform that’s intended to support digital transformations at a pace of the retailer’s choosing. “Historically offline retail was just a sales channel. But with the rise of e-commerce, and ability to...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, London, Digital Transformation, Russia, US, Customer Experience, E-commerce, Canada, United Kingdom, Retail, CRM, Omni

The Beginner’s Guide to Outbrain [With Exclusive B2B Audience Segment List]

As the consumer research and buying process has continued to evolve and develop, the demand for businesses to move to an Omnichannel marketing strategy has become increasingly more crucial. More marketers are turning to programmatic Display advertising as an option to reach consumers while they browse the web and help ensure they get in front of them throughout their buying journey; 84% of US digital Display spend is estimated to be put toward programmatic ads in 2019. As we’ve researched and ...
Tags: US, Sem, Ssp, Cpc, Omnichannel, Custom Audiences, Outbrain, CSM, Programmatic Native, Outbrain Extended Network, Demand Side Platform DSP, UI Outbrain

Twilio acquires email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock

Twilio, the ubiquitous communications platform, today announced its plan to acquire the API-centric email platform SendGrid for about $2 billion in an all-stock transaction. That’s Twilio’s largest acquisition to date, but also one that makes a lot of sense given that both companies aim to make building communications platforms easier for developers. “The two companies share the same vision, the same model, and the same values,” said Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson in today’s announc...
Tags: Enterprise, Email, Developer, Tech, M&a, Twilio, Sendgrid, Omnichannel, Jeff Lawson

4 Key Strategies To Create a Future-Proof Digital Bank

Big tech and fintech competition demands mastery of technologies that will bring consumers innovative services they already expect. The post 4 Key Strategies To Create a Future-Proof Digital Bank appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Digital Marketing, Multichannel, Omnichannel, Digital Banking, Digital Banking Strategies, Technology Strategies, Digital Design, Mobile Channel, Backbase, Future Proof Digital Bank

4 Key Strategies Can Produce a Future-Proof Digital Bank

Big tech and fintech competition demands mastery of technologies that will bring consumers innovative services they already expect. The post 4 Key Strategies Can Produce a Future-Proof Digital Bank appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Digital Marketing, Multichannel, Omnichannel, Digital Banking, Digital Banking Strategies, Technology Strategies, Digital Design, Mobile Channel, Backbase, Future Proof Digital Bank

Digital Signages as a Tool of Omni-Channel Marketing

It has long been said that the generation of millennial in the first place is responsible for breaking up the foundations in the traditional marketing due to the habit of its digital technologies. Hereby hangs a tale not that often but X generation and baby-boomers are not that far behind. Rampant development of digital communication, which went through the era of PC to smartphones and tablets, explains why this trend is long-term, but not some kind of short-term devotion. We read up-to-date hea...
Tags: Marketing, Digital, Samsung, Great Britain, Omnichannel, Coopers, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Inc, Arbitron, Rohit Mishra, Omni-channel, Omnichannel Marketing, Omni-Channel Marketing, Melisa Marzett, What is omnichannel, Digital Signages, Tool of Omni Channel Marketing

Uppercase raises $3.5M to help e-tailers open brick-and-mortar stores

People like to say that brick-and-mortar retail is dead, but direct-to-consumer businesses continue to dabble with physical stores all the same. Why? Because brick-and-mortar retail provides businesses with benefits an online shopping platform can’t, namely  consumer experiences that create and sustain shopper’s relationships with brands.  To help the next generation of digitally native stores expand into the physical world, Uppercase, formerly known as thisopenspace, is launching out o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Funding, New York City, Marketing, Toronto, Los Angeles, Tech, E-commerce, Economy, Online Shopping, Canada, Retail, Warby Parker, Indochino, Merchandising

Digital Banking Creates ‘Amazon Prime’ Opportunity

By meeting the digital banking experience expectations of consumers, banks and credit unions may be able to monetize their products and services. The post Digital Banking Creates ‘Amazon Prime’ Opportunity appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Customer Experience, Omnichannel, Digital Banking, Digital Banking Strategies, Digital Banking Creates ` Amazon, The post Digital Banking Creates Amazon

The Digital Customer exposes the need for value in all interactions

We already have digital versions of ourselves populating our increasingly digital world: Your Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter profiles, your Amazon and Google footprints are all examples.For the most part they are not yet autonomous. But it cannot be long before the 'MeBot' - an autonomous and intelligent you - becomes a ubiquitous part of our daily interaction with people, things and data.All of which strongly suggests that brands and organisations must start developing strategies that place th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Digital, Customer Experience, Data, Pr, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Engagement, Communications, Customer Loyalty, Omnichannel, LinkedIn Facebook

First Nike LIVE Store Opens With #NikeByMelrose Los Angeles

During Nike’s quarterly earnings call last month, CEO Mark Parker gave a preview of its future of omnichannel retail vision: “We continue to explore the physical and digital intersection through our new NIKE app at retail, which is beginning to scale to multiple stores. Through Smart Retail, we can aggregate consumer buying patterns to better inform localized preferences and turn those into new growth opportunities. For example, next month, we’re opening a new retail concept in LA called NIKE L...
Tags: New York, California, La, Uncategorized, Advertising, Los Angeles, Customer Experience, Nike, Retail, NRC, Omnichannel, NTC, Mark Parker, Melrose Avenue, Direct To Consumer, Melrose

Omnichannel Banking Goes Beyond Seamless Transactions

Omnichannel banking combines processing transactions on any channel with using data to provide a customer journey that is both seamless and personalized. The post Omnichannel Banking Goes Beyond Seamless Transactions appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Customer Experience, Marketing Strategy, Experience, Omnichannel, Customer Journey, Digital Banking Strategies

5 Email Marketing Strategies to Try in 2018

There have never been more avenues available for marketing than there are these days—TV, radio, billboards, website ads, social media, and so on. But even with all these channels to choose from,  agree email marketing remains one of the most effective strategies. With marketing automation in place, it’s tempting to “set it and forget it” when it comes to email marketing. But, just like life, what you get from email marketing depends on what you put into it. The best way to maximize your gains...
Tags: Amazon, Marketing, Cta, Customers, Email Marketing, B2b, Omnichannel, Consumer