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Telling Perfect Product Stories with PIM

Everyone loves a great story. Our oldest friends, sitcoms, movies, books, sports, and music all tell the types of stories that move us. They move us to action or leave us wanting more. When it comes to your website and your products, how can you tell the same type of compelling story? One that moves […]

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The Key Differences Between B2B and B2C Personalization

As consumers, we know what we expect from a personalized experience. We might see this put into action by our favorite retailers, through online ads and email marketing promotions created around our past behavior or buying decisions. But those same tactics and approaches don’t apply to B2B marketing. There are several differences in the B2C […]

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Customer Reviews Are Changing in the Post-Truth Era

Companies view great customer reviews as a holy grail of online content. They want to develop customer experiences that nurture positive, 4-star or better reviews in anticipation of greater conversion, order size, loyalty, and sharing across social media. Countless analytics and online behavior reports back up these beliefs, and it is undeniable that customers seek […]

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Be a Retailer That Stands for Something

Standing for something as a brand is about being bigger than just the products you sell. Establishing your position on topics of social responsibility, promoting your brand values and culture, and supporting worthwhile causes through your philanthropic efforts are great ways to connect to your community on an emotional level and catch the attention of […]

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Creating a Brand Community Among Your Customers

Everybody loves to be loved, right? Your brand’s community is the following of loyal customers that surrounds your products. A strong community can be an excellent resource for your brand, as it strengthens your retention rates, boosts repeat sales, and provides you with advocates who can help promote your products and support you during a […]

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Omni-Channel Strategy: Consistent Experiences at Every Touchpoint

Omni-channel experiences are ones that provide a seamless shopping experience across all channels – in brick-and-mortar stores and across digital. To do it well, your messaging and the purchasing processes must be consistent and harmonious. Why is omni-channel marketing essential? This attempt to be everywhere for everyone means that traditional retailers could have an advantage […]

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Customer Service Through Self-Service: Your My Account Experience

You may have a different name for it, but your My Account experience is the self-service avenue you provide customers to manage their relationship with your brand before, during, and after the purchase process. This includes elements such as their shopping cart, wishlist, payment and shipping information, order history, loyalty program membership, preferred brick-and-mortar store, […]

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Creating an Immersive Product Experience

The product experience encompasses all aspects of the product itself: what it does, detailed product specifications, images, video, sizing and color options, complementary product recommendations, and customer-provided content like ratings, reviews, and images of the product in use. Why is your product experience so essential? As more and more retail purchases are made online rather […]

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Product Information and Visualization is Key for Furniture Retailers

In my last blog, I talked about the importance of capitalizing on your home furnishings customers’ micro-moments – those “I-want-to-know,” “I-want-to-go,” “I-want-to-do,” and “I-want-to-buy” moments that drive us to our smartphones. I also pointed out that, while many customers start interacting with your brand online, they expect to have a smooth, consistent experience at each interaction they […]

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Online Furniture Retailers, Don’t Miss the Micro-Moments

Anybody with a smartphone in their pocket has probably experienced a micro-moment. In fact, you’ve probably already experienced a few today and you may not have even noticed. According to Google, “Micro-moments occur when people reflexively turn to a device—increasingly a smartphone—to act on a need to learn something, do something, discover something, watch something, or […]

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