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asos.cn

Five reasons ASOS is pulling out of China

ASOS is calling time on its Chinese adventure.

It will still serve Chinese customers through its global website and ship clothes from Europe, but its local warehouse and 60 Shanghai-based staff will go.

Here are five reasons ASOS pulled the plug.

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The Luxury Affiliate Marketing Paradox by Chris Bishop

Think affiliate marketing doesn’t work for luxury brands? Think again

Sadly, for years affiliate marketing has been seen as the poor relation of the digital advertising family.

Tracking networks and technology companies typically selling the channel as a no-frills, “no-win no-fee” way to pad out marketing plans.

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Top 10 digital marketing stats of the week

Here’s a stat for you: 100% of Jack Simpsons say this is a very sad day indeed, according to a new survey by Jack Simpson. 

Why? Well, loyal stat devourers, I am sorry to announce that this is last time I will fill your lives with life-changing facts and figures from the marketing world. 

Yes, this is my last day as the official weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up guy. 

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made.com on pinterest

How Made.com succeeds on Pinterest

Promoted Pins have recently rolled out in the UK, having been trialled in the US since January 2015.

Made.com immediately jumped aboard, extending its use of the social network that has contributed greatly to the brand's growth.

Here's how MADE is succeeding with Pinterest...

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Ray Ban’s 10-month delay in sending post-sales email isn’t as strange as it seems

Consumer reviews are a powerful conversion tool for ecommerce sites and many brands send emails to solicit product feedback from recent customers.

In general, this takes place within a few days or weeks of the purchase, while the customer is still enamoured with their new item.

However last week I received a post-purchase email for a pair of sunglasses I bought 10 months ago.

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Cloud Myth

The myth behind cloud autoscaling for ecommerce sites

It is 2016 and almost a decade since Amazon launched its all-conquering AWS public cloud service.

Infrastructure hosting as we once knew it, has been reduced to a commodity purchase. If you want to host a website or online application, it has never been easier.

Building a highly scalable, fully redundant environment can be done in minutes, using either a browser or one of hundreds of automation tools.

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Four useful tips for making online ads relevant & personal

Contrary to what we in the industry might like to think, most people have total antipathy towards advertising. At best it’s a necessary evil. 

But advertising really could be so much more, providing it’s useful. And the way to make something useful is to make it relevant, through contextualisation and personalisation.

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How online retailers can improve price optimization strategies

The key to price optimization doesn't lie in retailers' speed of price changes, it lies in the accuracy and calculation.

Over the past couple of years, speed has been the name of the game in the retail industry.

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apac

The best APAC digital marketing stats from March 2016

This month's APAC stats roundup extols the power of ecommerce in APAC and the rush for marketers to master marketing automation.

Other topics include Facebook in Southeast Asia, media use in Australia, car buying in Singapore and the continuing trouble with the display advertising model.

For more stats, subscribers can download our Internet Statistics Compendium.

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next directory

Can cross-channel marketing save the Next catalogue?

Buried deep in newspaper reports and press releases about 2015 figures and a pessimistic outlook for retail chain Next this Easter weekend was some fundamental news.

“Next is planning to save £8m by not sending out glossy catalogues to shoppers who don’t want them” said The Telegraph on Good Friday. The money freed up would be directed into digital, it stated.

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typography

How typography will help your responsive website stand out

The best responsive designs come with good, considered typography.

As far as I am concerned, there are two factors for great typography. The first one is personality, the second one is semantic.

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screwfix site

Five UX lessons retailers can take from Screwfix.com

Screwfix has recently upgraded to a responsive website.

Looking through the site, it occurred to me how much ecommerce retailers in other sectors can learn from hardware retailers that have been traditionally catalogue-based.

Here are a few features worth considering.

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