Four Keys to Amazon’s Marketing Success (and How to Improve Them)

On Thursday, Amazon went down for 20 minutes and lost an estimated $3.75 million. Of course, though, compared to the roughly $100 billion it generates in sales in a year that’s chump change. There are a million and one reasons why the retailer sees revenue like this, but today we’re going to keep things simple and focus on four of Read more…

Buyable Pins in 2016: An Update
by Eliza Fisher | January 20, 2016 | eCommerce, Pinterest, Social Commerce, Social Media, Social Media Marketing | 4 comments

In June of 2015, we–like everyone else–wrote a post about latest entrant in social commerce– “Pinterest” and its announcement of Buyable Pins program. In case you’re in need of a refresher, the news was… More than 2 million Buyable Pins will be available to iPad and iPhone users in the U.S. in a few weeks and to Android and desktop Read more…

Three Keys to Amazon’s Success

Amazon is, obviously, the giant of online retail. The company just announced that its Cyber Monday sales grew by 40% from 2014 to 2015. In one week last month, 3 million people joined their Prime loyalty program. We can’t tell you how to gain Jeff Bezos’s 20+ years of experience within a year, or how to scale as rapidly as Read more…

Our Top 11 Brand Advocacy and Loyalty Articles from 2015

With 2016 merely days away, it seems appropriate to indulge in a look back at what we’ve learned and shared this year. We’ve picked 11 of our most helpful and interesting posts about ecommerce, brand advocacy, digital marketing, loyalty, and social commerce for you to enjoy… 1. “Why US Brands Should Follow China as a Social Commerce Example,” from January 13: Read more…

Fashion! Turn to the Left: eCommerce Enhancements for Apparel
by Eliza Fisher | December 16, 2015 | Customer Loyalty, eCommerce, Ratings and Reviews, Sharing and Referrals, Visual Commerce | 1 comments

What is fashion? We aren’t about to indulge in pages of philosophizing or link to the David Bowie song, so for our purposes we’ll say it’s… Visual Seasonal Dependent on fit and context Highly socially influenced While there’s so much more we could add to this list, these four simple descriptions will take us a long way towards developing an Read more…

Walmart Pay: What It and Other Mobile Payment Options May Be Lacking
by Erin Duff | December 11, 2015 | eCommerce | 0 comments

  Walmart is joining the mobile payments game with, following behind the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, Paypal, and even Starbucks. The new payment system, Walmart Pay is built into their mobile app, which already has 22 million active users, and gives consumers the ability to upload card information and pay for in-store purchases with the app.  Predictions for mobile wallet Read more…