With less than a month left before the holidays, consumers are tightening up gift lists and getting ready to place online orders.
Landing on a poorly designed eCommerce site is like walking into a dimly lit retail store where open boxes line the aisles, the shelves are dirty and employees are listening to headphones. You turn around and walk out, right? Same with eCommerce sites.
eCommerce was on a steady path of growth before COVID-19, but the pandemic rapidly accelerated shifts in consumer shopping behavior and the movement from brick-and-mortar to online transactions.
With an estimated 27.2% of the world’s population now shopping online, it’s never been more important to understand your customer’s journey on the route to purchasing from your online store.
2020 saw nearly a decade’s worth of eCommerce growth in a single year—accounting for a 44% year-over-year jump from 2019.1 No doubt this incredible growth was fueled by the global pandemic that forced most countries inside for months on end.
Whether your eCommerce business is just starting out or already established in the industry, reaching new customers through paid media is essential to grow revenue.
Thriving as an eCommerce brand goes well beyond creating a website to showcase and sell product. No matter how robust or secure your site is, the cart stays empty if shoppers aren’t finding your site or if it’s difficult to navigate once they arrive.
eCommerce is growing rapidly as consumers expect convenience and tailored shopping experiences. Not surprisingly, ecommerce sales have soared even higher in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused shoppers to stay at home and avoid large crowds.
Most eCommerce digital marketing strategies focus heavily on paid ads and social media, but an eCommerce specialist understands the value of search engine optimization (SEO). Having a sound SEO strategy can help your eCommerce site increase its Google search rankings and result in more converting traffic.
COVID-19’s sudden impact on consumer shopping behaviors forced retail brands to adapt quickly. As the pandemic continues to affect the retail industry, preparing for 2021 is essential for brands to stay relevant to their audience and drive sales.
As eCommerce jumps years ahead thanks to the shove out of the airplane we call COVID-19, specialty retail looks for the emergency chute. To quote contributing author and retail expert Greg Petro, “retail is not dead, it is evolving.” Evolving indeed.
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