Uber’s Marketing Strategy in 7 Steps, Without the Bad Press

We've all heard about the bad press that Uber has gotten over the past year or so. Class action lawsuits, gross driver misconduct, surge pricing shocks, legal fights with governments, the list goes on...Despite that, the ride-hailing-and-so-much-more service continues to grow. Why is that? For one, they offer a compelling and in-demand product. Secondly, Uber's marketing strategy is multi-pronged and 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…

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…

Soliciting Reviews: Ask and Ye Shall Receive
by Eliza Fisher | October 12, 2015 | Best Practices, Ratings and Reviews, User Generated Content | 3 comments

When your ecommerce or omnichannel retail brand implements a Ratings and Reviews solution, it obviously won’t be of any use unless your customers actually submit reviews. Especially since 45% of customers share negative reviews on social media, compared to 30% who share positive reviews, it’s crucial to get ahead of the curve and get satisfied customers to write reviews. In order to fully reap the benefits of Ratings and Reviews--which include SEO boosts, increased brand authenticity and trust, helpful information for prospective buyers, feedback for merchandisers, and more--you must solicit them.

Ratings and Reviews Design: Two Thumbs Up for an Intuitive Layout
by Eliza Fisher | September 25, 2015 | Best Practices, Ratings and Reviews, User Generated Content | 0 comments

We recently wrote about which questions and prompts to provide to your customers when they write Ratings and Reviews for your ecommerce site. Once you’ve decided what sort of information they should provide, you’ll need to consider how to display it all. Because this is one of the social commerce products with the most content to sort out, designing an optimized Ratings & Reviews system can seem a bit overwhelming. Your customers likely have a lot to say about your products, and you must thoughtfully organize all their viewpoints, recommendations, pros and cons, and ratings.

Ratings and Reviews: What Information Should You Ask Your Customers to Share?
by Eliza Fisher | September 24, 2015 | Best Practices, Ratings and Reviews, User Generated Content | 0 comments

If you’re considering implementing a Ratings & Reviews functionality on your ecommerce website, you’ll find that there are many aspects to consider. There are so many different questions you can ask your customers and almost endless parameters to consider. From the look of the review template to the authentication methods for reviewers to promotions and re-marketing, there are important choices to make in every step of the process.