Essential eCommerce Trends In 2018

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We can all agree that eCommerce has gone beyond an online purchase into more interactions relying on technology to move goods. There might be the odd exception but generally speaking, stores can no longer survive without an online presence. Companies need to be on their customers’ preferred channels and retailers must integrate eCommerce to truly succeed.

Last year already showed signs of eCommerce dominance with Amazon buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion; Google Home and Walmart’s collaboration to Continue reading

Top 7 Transformative Technology Trends In 2018

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Last year was big for anyone interested in technology with UX, big data and smart machines taking centre stage. 2018 promises to be even more exciting taking transformative tech trends to a whole new level. AI, Intelligent apps and Analytics will play an even bigger part in our lives. Not to mention advancements in VR/AR, Marketing Automation, e-commerce applications, blockchain architecture and quantum computing.

Bill Gates once said that “most people overestimate the amount of change that will occur in two years and underestimate the change that will occur over ten years.”

With that in mind, let’s take a look at 7 transformative technology trends for 2018! Continue reading

Pinterest can help drive your eCommerce sales

pinterest for eCommerce businessSales for eCommerce businesses can gain a boost by using Pinterest. According to Millward Brown, Pinners on Pinterest love to buy with 93% using Pinterest to plan for or make purchases and 52% making a purchase online after something they saw on the platform. Continue reading

5 Ways to Achieving Excellence in eCommerce

excellence in ecommerce imageThe ability to sell online combined with the increase in good quality self storage facilities means there are more people than ever setting up business from home. In fact online selling or eCommerce is growing so much that it is currently expanding at 7 times the rate of offline retail growth. Setting up online may be the quicker, more cost effective option with no premises to find or refit, but it does come with its own challenges. If you don’t have a plan or strategy, it can cost you dearly.

An effective eCommerce strategy will help you avoid the potential pitfalls, enable you to expand your marketing reach and grow your customer (and product) base effectively.

Here are five key areas of focus needed to achieve excellence in ecommerce.

1. Have the right ecommerce platform
Choosing the right eCommerce technology will set the foundation for your success. Take time to think about not only what you want your site to do but what your customers will want it to do. And don’t just consider today – think about how you see your business growing ion the future. Your selling platform will need to look good and be user friendly. But it will also need to be scalable, customisable and most importantly, be mobile friendly. Each year the number of people making purchases on their smart phones increases. In February last year visits to ecommerce sites via tablet and smartphone accounted for 45% of all ecommerce traffic in the UK. Continue reading