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7 Post-Purchase Actions You Need to Take to Build Customer Loyalty

Savvy business owners know that customer retention is worth its weight in gold. The numbers say it all: it costs five times more to bring in a new customer than it does to maintain a current one and the odds of making a sale to a current customer are 60-70 percent compared to only a 5-20 percent chance of selling to a new lead. That’s why you need to develop post-purchase…

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8 Great Ideas for Driving More Qualified Traffic to Your Ecommerce Store

To succeed in ecommerce, it’s not about being able to drive tons of traffic to your website—it’s about being able to attract the right people. Sendings hundreds of thousands of people to your website might help you build brand awareness, but unless you’re focused on engaging with qualified shoppers who actually want your products, you won’t get very far. So, the question is, where do you start? How do you…

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15 Growth Ideas for Boosting Ecommerce Sales

Now that we’ve entered into Q2, it’s a good time to stop and briefly think about the specific actions you’ve taken to drive ecommerce sales so far this year, and what you’re going to do differently in the months ahead. With only a little over 8 months left in the year, you don’t have a lot of time to waste—you have to start compiling and working through a list of…

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5 Personalized Emails You Need to Replicate Outside of the Inbox

Gone are the days when you needed a dedicated specialist or agency to handle all of your e-commerce stores’ marketing. With the rapid advancement of social media and email marketing platforms, anyone with an e-commerce store can get ads running and emails sending within a couple of hours. But while it’s easier than ever for stores to hand over their money and advertise their products on multiple channels, a number…

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The Case for Using a Physical Catalog to Boost Ecommerce Sales

Are catalogs still relevant? Should ecommerce brands be setting aside portions of their quarterly budgets to print and send physical catalogs as a way to drive repeat sales and awareness? What should they look like? How should they be formatted? These are questions I’ve been wondering about lately as I read more and more stories about ecommerce brands dipping their toes in the physical, brick-and-mortar world of retail. A quick search…

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The Little Guide to Writing Better Product Descriptions

You can have the best products in the world, but if you don’t take the time to build conversion-driven product pages, you’re not going to be able to convince your target customers to buy. There are a number of techniques and components that you can leverage to build better product pages, but at the end of the day, it really just comes down to how you ultimately choose to describe…

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10 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Sending Push Notifications

Picture this. It’s 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning and you’re fast asleep. *Beep* your mobile phone vibrates. You drag yourself to pick the phone thinking that it could be an important text or call. Instead, there’s yet another promotional message from one of the apps on your phone. However much you may like the brand, you cannot forgo those precious extra hours of sleep on a Sunday morning for that.…

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How to Accelerate Online Growth with These Simple Event Tactics

Events are an important part of marketing your product. This is especially true for the B2B niche, where events bring  tons of potential clients and partners together. There are dozens of major ecommerce conferences, like eTail or the Imagine Conference. You also have hundreds of local events, meetups, and seminars. You can’t visit all of them. For many businesses it’s also a matter of budgeting. Sending someone to an event costs…

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How to Use Data to Fix a Leaky Funnel and Boost Ecommerce Profits

Every ecommerce site is leaking money somewhere, but the important question is where? In this post, I’ll help you to find where your leaks are by looking at a few real-life examples. One of them describes how we found a leak of $2.7 million and what we did to stop it. One key thing to keep in mind is that “averages lies.” Benjamin Disraeli talked about “lies, damned lies and statistics,” which…

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Ecommerce Brand Storytelling: a Growth-Driven Guide

In ecommerce, you don’t just tell stories to entertain your customers, or to make them feel good—you tell stories to sell more products. The reason? The world thrives on stories. Here’s a hard truth you need to understand when it comes to selling to people online: people don’t care about you or your products. They don’t. People care about themselves. They come to you because they’re want to be better…

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