Posts in Ecommerce

Six charities with excellent online donation user journeys

We’re always talking about the ecommerce checkout process here on the blog. Features like guest checkout, progress trackers, and basket summaries – they’re all helpful for streamlining the path-to-purchase.

But what about when there’s no product at the end of it? This is the task at hand for charities, who are asking consumers to hand over their hard earned money in exchange for the promise that it will be going to a good cause. 

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Programmatic in 2017: An interview with Getintent’s George Levin

Programmatic advertising continues to grow rapidly, but despite a lot being written about it and a range of conferences dedicated specifically to the topic, it would seem that marketers still need to educate themselves on what programmatic is, how it can be deployed strategically and how best to manage it.

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With Peugeot now selling cars online, how is retail influencing automotive?

There was a time around 2006 when a slow news day might have seen stories about outrageous eBay purchases, such as Roman Abramovich and his $85m online purchase of a 'Gigayacht'.

The thought of such big numbers and such large items exchanging hands over the internet was astonishing to some people who did not yet trust the internet enough to buy a washing machine online, let alone a super yacht.

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Amazon turns Twitch into an influencer sales platform

Amazon raised a few eyebrows when it announced it was purchasing the gaming-focused live streaming video service Twitch for nearly a billion dollars in 2014.

Why would an ecommerce giant want to own such a service and why would it, at the time, pay more cash for it than it had paid in any prior all-cash acquisition? 

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Arsenal vs. Spurs: Which Premier League club offers the best mobile UX?

Arsenal FC have been able to boast some impressive results after revamping their ecommerce site.

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On day one, Amazon starts to transform Whole Foods

Amazon's $13.7bn acquisition of Whole Foods, which was announced in June, just closed and on the first day under Amazon ownership, the ecommerce giant began putting its imprint on the upscale grocer.

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10 marvellous digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

This week’s roundup includes news about email marketing, mobile shopping, brand sentiment and more. 

For lots of extra facts and figures, be sure to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium

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The most joyful digital news stories from the last week

A vintage roundup this week – some joyful VR stories (including animals), the future of groceries, new electric vans, and a rather visceral design for a phone charger.

What are you waiting for?

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Walmart signs ecommerce deal with Google to fight Amazon

In an effort to fight off Amazon, Walmart is making a bold move.

Yesterday, the world's largest retailer announced that it is teaming up with the world's largest search engine.

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ASOS visual search: Is it any good?

Mobile is a key area of focus for ASOS. 

It's not hard to see why - 80% of traffic to its website and 70% of orders in the UK come from mobile devices, and users reportedly spend an average of 80 minutes in the app each month.

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A day in the life of... CTO at Adimo, an add-to-basket digital marketing company

Adimo, according to its website, gives FMCG shoppers a one-click way to buy from any form of marketing.

We caught up with co-founder and CTO Colin Brown, for this week's 'day in the life' feature. Before we start, remember you can look for new opportunities yourself on the Econsultancy jobs board, or test your skills with our Modern Marketer quiz.

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10 superior digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Welcome to your weekly roundup of stats. 

It's slightly retail-heavy this week, but don’t worry, there’s lots more good stuff on travel, search and mobile ads to enjoy. Oh, and don't forget there's always our Internet Statistics Compendium, for the real die-hard digital stats fans out there.

Let's hop to it.

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