QUIZ: Are You Ready for Omnichannel?

    Today’s ecommerce buyers are all over the place online — reading emails, liking posts on social, browsing ecommerce sites, scrolling for products on Amazon, and much more. But is your brand on every platform and channel that your buyers are? You most likely have a few active social channels, a great ecommerce site,… View More


The Empowered Marketer: Going Deep and Narrow in Ecommerce

  Do one thing, and do it well. This advice is a little clichéd, but like most clichés, it has some truth to it — especially in business. Andie Swim has taken that maxim to heart, and is keeping things super simple by selling one fantastic product. The brand offers classic, luxury one-piece bathing suits… View More


The Empowered Marketer: Create Compelling Content Your Buyers Love

  B2C marketing can be almost anything — an Instagram story, an in-depth interview, or even a short film — but it can’t be boring. If you’re boring, then you’ve already lost your audience. Unfortunately, many brands spend too much time talking about the details of product specifications and features, and not enough time creating… View More


The Top 10 Sessions to See at IRCE 2018

It’s almost time for the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, AKA IRCE — the massive ecommerce conference with the largest expo hall in the industry. IRCE 2018 takes place from June 5 to 8 at McCormick Place West in Chicago and, with an agenda put together by the experts at Internet Retailer magazine, it’s a… View More


WHITEPAPER: Battling Amazon with Great Customer Experience

If you think you can compete with Amazon by slashing your prices, taking products off the site, or cutting your shipping costs, think again. Your customers are already shopping on Amazon, and they’ll likely continue to do so whether you sell there or not. And with 55% of all online product searches starting on Amazon,… View More


Why Weird Ecommerce Ads Kill It On Facebook

You may have noticed something strange happening on Facebook lately. (And I’m not talking about your high school classmate’s obsession with their cat.) It’s the ads. The weird ones. Facebook is suddenly full of sponsored ad campaigns for ecommerce brands that are, to put it mildly, a bit odd. These aren’t your standard promotions offering… View More


Deeply Analyze Your B2C Customer Buying Patterns

What’s your best selling product? What about your worst selling product? What about the product a first-time buyers is most likely to purchase? If you don’t know your customer behavior intimately, you definitely should. As a B2C marketer, you want to know as much as possible about your customer’s buying habits, including their first purchase,… View More


The Empowered Marketer: Harnessing the Power of Direct-to-Consumer

  Is your B2C brand shifting to direct to consumer? If so, you’re not alone. As the so-called retail apocalypse continues, many brands in consumer product goods have realized that traditional retail is not necessarily the most reliable business model. Today’s customers want options — they want to buy products in-store as well as directly… View More


The Empowered Marketer: Influencing the Influencers for Rapid Ecommerce Growth

    Who’s afraid of influencer marketing? A lot of people, it turns out. You’ve probably heard the stories of celebrities being paid millions to endorse products on Instagram and thought, ‘There’s no way I can afford that for my B2C brand!’ But influencers are far more approachable than you might imagine. If you find… View More


Should Your B2C Brand Switch to Direct-to-Consumer?

It’s a slight understatement to say that retailers are struggling. There were 21 retail bankruptcies in 2017 alone — dubbed the “retail apocalypse” — and there doesn’t seem to be a turnaround in sight. Buyers today have simply changed the way they purchase products, with more and more of the B2C market moving online (or… View More