Customer-First E-Commerce: Smart Solutions for the One Thing You Can’t Afford To Get Wrong

The pandemic-era pivot toward e-commerce has come with shifted consumer expectations. Once a value-add, online offerings have now become a primary client touchpoint for most retail brands. And as the main funnel of customer interactions, the importance of virtual customer support is at an all time high. E-commerce customer service comes with new challenges and pressures. First, at-home customers are spending more time online before they make their purchase decisions. 81% of respondents researched their

Composable: Delivering on the Personalization Promise

The promise of personalization has failed. For years we’ve been hearing about its incredible benefits, and marketers looking to capitalize on it have bought into pricey and technically complicated solutions, only to discover too late that, for most, the promise of personalization is little more than smoke and mirrors.  The problem starts with how personalization has been viewed. Positioned as a business solution, it’s been framed through the lens of solving business needs when really

What Is MarTech? Marketing Technology: Past, Present, and Future

You may get a chuckle out of me writing an article on MarTech after publishing over 6,000 articles on marketing technology for over 16 years (beyond this blog’s age… I was on blogger previous). I do believe it’s worth publishing and helping business professionals better realize what MarTech was, is, and the future of what it will be. First, of course, is that MarTech is a portmanteau of marketing and technology. I missed a great

Valentine’s Day Retail and eCommerce Buyer Predictions for 2021

If your retail or ecommerce business has been struggling through the pandemic and lockdowns, you may want to work some overtime on your Valentine’s Day Campaigns as it appears this is going to be a record year for spending – despite the economic challenges! Perhaps spending more time at home with our loved ones is igniting the flames of love… or requiring us to make amends (kidding). A National Retail Foundation survey predicts consumers plan

ActionIQ: A Next Generation Customer Data Platform To Align People, Technology, And Processes

If you’re an enterprise company where you have distributed data in multiple systems, a Customer Data Platform (CDP) is almost a necessity. Systems are often designed towards an internal corporate process or automation… not the ability to view activity or data across the customer journey. Before Customer Data Platforms hit the market, the resources necessary to integrate other platforms inhibited a single record of truth where anyone in the organization can see the activity around

Volusion: The All-in-One Ecommerce Website Builder

Volusion’s all-in-one platform makes it easy to get your store set up in minutes. Their platform makes it easy to run your store, accept credit card payments, stocking items or updating your site design. Their ecommerce platform empowers sellers to get up and running with a fantastic user interface and great features. Volusion’s Ecommerce Builder Features: Store Editor – Customize the look and feel of your site with professionally-designed themes and our powerful site editor.

KWI: Unified CRM, POS, Ecommerce and Merchandising for Specialty Retailers

The KWI Unified Commerce Platform is a cloud-based, end-to-end solution for specialty retailers. KWI’s solution, which includes POS, Merchandising, and eCommerce are powered from a single database, providing retailers with a completely seamless, omni-channel experience. KWI Unified Commerce Platform Customer Relationship Management (CRM) – collect data in near real-time, so all your channels have up-to-date information. Sales associates can see VIP status, special events such as birthdays, anniversaries and other triggers, highlighted at POS to