Best Practice Guides

Selling Online: a How-to Guide for Small Businesses

Econsultancy’s Selling Online: a How-to Guide for Small Businesses has been produced specifically with smaller business in mind. This 100+ page document, written by e-commerce consultant Trevor Ginn, contains information about best-practice implementation and management of an online retail website. It is a must-read for any small business serious about establishing itself in the e-commerce environment. 

Survey Reports

Mobile Sophistication and Strategy Report

Produced in conjunction with Kontagent, a leading mobile customer intelligence solutions provider, this report takes a hard look at how organizations and agencies are responding to the ever-expanding reach and importance of mobile. It draws conclusions from a January 2013 survey of active users in the space: 1,301 representatives from agencies and client-side firms offered frank opinions about their businesses' mobile performance so far and what may change in the future.

Best Practice Guides

Online Communities Part Four: Leveraging the Community

This report is the final in a four-part series on developing and growing online communities. Leveraging the Community focuses on the tools and tactics to take advantage of social audiences that have coalesced around a brand or product. Its three primary sections - feedback, support, and selling - cover the fundamental capabilities of community.

Best Practice Guides

Conversion Maximization - The Essential Workflow

Arguing that marketers need to fundamentally shift their approach to conversion optimization, this report explores the importance of up front thinking around the value exchange, conversion barriers and conversion drivers before focusing the on the tactics that result in conversion maximization. The author, Boris Grinkot is a long time practitioner and thought leader in conversion rate optimization, and a winner of a 2012 Digital Vision Grant to produce this report.

Event Presentations

What can retailers learn from publishers online?

This 28-slide presentation was delivered by Econsultancy's CEO, Ashley Friedlein, at RichRelevance's customer event in London on 27 September 2012. In this presentation Ashley asks what retailers can learn from publishers and brands online. Specifically he looks at examples across content strategy & planning, content curation, content experiences where brand/publishers are arguably out-competing retailers online at the moment.

Event Presentations

JUMP 2012 Presentations

Presentations from Econsultancy's JUMP, online and offline marketing all joined up, event on 10th October 2012. Over 1,200 digital marketers attended to hear from those leading the way in multichannel marketing.

Survey Reports

The Multichannel Retail Survey

The Multichannel Retail Report 2012 is based on a survey of 1,000 consumers in the UK and 1,000 consumers in the US, carried out by Econsultancy using Toluna QuickSurveys, in August 2012. The report analyses key areas such as the demand for multichannel retail, the impact of online research on offline purchases, and the emergence of mobile as a retail channel. The results of the survey are compared, where relevant, to the results of a similar survey carried out by Econsultancy and Toluna in 2011.

Best Practice Guides

How the Internet Can Save the High Street

Econsultancy's How the Internet Can Save the High Street report contains more than 60 recommendations for retailers who want to succeed in a digital age, covering topics including in-store wi-fi, 'reserve and collect', in-store kiosks and 'pop-up shops'. The report includes insights from experts and examples of companies which have embraced digital and reaped the rewards. 

Event Presentations

The Future of Digital Marketing 2012 Presentations

Presentations from Econsultancy's Future of Digital Marketing event on 13th June 2012. Over 300 digital marketers attended to hear from those leading the way in the digital landscape on topics including the Social Commerce, Influence Online, Future Shopping Experiences, and Collaborative Consumption.

JUMP Magazine

JUMP Magazine 2012

JUMP is Econsultancy's magazine in support of the multichannel event, JUMP, which takes place on October 10 in London and on November 1, 2012 in New York. In this issue of JUMP Magazine, we look at new ways to bridge the multi-channel gap. Big data is the theme, but there are also articles on the socialization of customer service, innovative multichannel campaigns, mobile apps vs. websites, discounting and media growth trends.