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Facebook E-Commerce Bot Lets Users Try and Buy Makeup

It looks like this is the summer of the Facebook e-commerce bot! Only two months after the social media giant unveiled its chatbot technology in April, a company called Modiface has launched a bot that lets users try on and buy lipstick. ModiFace is a VR company that’s made apps for L’Oreal and Avon. It has its own makeup try-on Read more…

9 Examples of Innovative In-Store Technology

There is hardly any debate whether online stores have created ripples of worry in the world of physical stores. With the unprecedented increase in the internet penetration and abundance of devices like mobile and tablet, online shopping has become the go-to, especially for millennials. It has created a threat to the very existence and relevance of physical stores. That’s why Read more…

Walmart Delivery Options Grow with Uber and Lyft

The Walmart delivery landscape just got a big makeover. Let’s take a look at how and why… Walmart is struggling. 2015 marked its first yearly decline in revenue since it became a public company in 1970. It has also seen continuous 7 to 8 quarters of flat growth. Furthermore, in the same year, Walmart announced the closure of 269 underperforming Read more…

Sephora Launches Shoppable Snapchat Campaign

Sephora just announced a shoppable Snapchat campaign, although their choice of the ephemeral medium has baffled many. While a massive portion of the population uses it, aesthetically, Snapchat isn’t even close to Instagram. It isn’t as shareable as Facebook, and tracking followers and other metrics is much more challenging than it is on Twitter. To make the matter worse, Snapchat does not allow Read more…

UGC for Fashion: An Overview

Out of all the advocate marketing solutions out there, user generated content (UGC) stands out as a no-brainer for the fashion industry. As this segment is highly visual and depends heavily on variables like size, fit, and quality, showing off the multitude of ways in which customers interact with apparel and accessories makes perfect sense. Here’s what you need to Read more…

What happened to the Twitter Buy button?

It’s not uncommon to see that even predictions and assumptions of mighty trendsetters or pioneers in the industry go astray. The latest casualty is the Twitter Buy button. The writing on the wall is: Twitter’s way towards becoming world’s biggest social marketplace was not as easy and as hurdle free as their leadership had hoped. The Twitter Buy button launched Read more…

Getting Your Customers to Actually Refer Their Friends

Every one of your existing customers has the potential to share your brand with their friends and family and refer an endless number of new customers to your business. But even though these new potential customers are just one social network away, getting people to actually refer their friends can be a real challenge. You may be asking yourself, “So how can I get customers to actually refer my brand to their friends?” Don’t worry, we have figured out the best way to create a successful referral program and we are going to share all of our findings with you. For now, let’s just focus on incentives and on how to best promote your program.

It’s in the Bag! Frito-Lay Upgrades its Visual UGC

Instagram’s 400 million active users now post a staggering 70 million photos per day, while 350 million photos are uploaded daily to Facebook. It’s clear that visual user generated content (visual UGC) isn’t going anywhere. For several years now visual UGC and solutions like visual commerce have been hugely popular among e-commerce businesses. However, some companies struggle to bridge the gap between Read more…

New Nordstrom Loyalty Program Launches

In the wake of a disappointing quarter, Nordstrom is set to launch an expanded loyalty program on May 18. The updated Nordstrom loyalty program–dubbed Nordstrom Rewards–will allow all customers to accrue points with or without a Nordstrom credit card. It looks like the new Nordstrom loyalty program will still exclusively consist of points for purchases, but with the absence of Read more…