Bridging the Gaps to Deliver a Better D2C eCommerce Experience

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For the past decade, eCommerce was experiencing steady growth. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit – sending that growth into overdrive. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, eCommerce grew more than 32% in 2020. For brands, this explosive growth presented both challenges and opportunities.  At the onset of the pandemic, many consumers limited…

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The Direct-to-Consumer Brand’s Guide to Holiday 2022

Direct to Consumer Holiday Planning

Is it just us, or does each year seem to fly by faster than the one before it? October is already halfway over. And that means the holiday shopping season will be well underway before we know it.  What can direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands expect this holiday season? And what last minute preparations can you take…

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The eCommerce Guide to Multicultural Holidays

Ready or not, the last quarter of the year is well underway. And that means the holidays will be here before we know it. For brands and retailers, the holiday shopping season is expected to be relatively flat compared to last year. Deloitte predicts holiday retail sales will grow between 4% and 6% this year…

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Transform Your Customer Care Team From a Cost Center to a Profit Center

Customer Care Into a Profit Center

Every company has both cost centers and profit centers. Cost centers are departments that are necessary to the business – but don’t directly contribute to its revenue growth. Profit centers, on the other hand, are teams that do directly generate revenue. All too often, customer service is seen as a cost center. Sure, a customer…

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Digital Transformation and Other Highlights from eTail East

At 1440, we pride ourselves on being among the sponsors of one of the world’s leading eCommerce conferences, eTail East. This year’s edition was held at Sheraton, Boston, premised on encouraging digital transformation in retail. And if you missed this year’s conference, don’t worry. Here’s a quick rundown of a few things you missed during…

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5 UGC Metrics to Add to Your eCommerce KPIs

UGC Metrics

“You can’t improve what you don’t measure.” This quote, often attributed to Peter Drucker, is one that we hear in the business world quite a bit. And it certainly rings true. Without continuous measurement, it’s impossible for any business to know what’s going well and improve what isn’t. By now, most brands and retailers that…

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The Best Brands are Making Ordering Experiences a Priority

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Recently, Salesforce released their 2022 State of the Connected Customer study. We’ve loved digging into all the fresh insights about consumer behavior.  One particular finding that stood out to us is the fact that customer experience has never been more important. This year’s report found that 88% of customers say the experience a company provides…

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3 Ways Brands Can Address Purchase Blocking Questions and Boost Conversion

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Consumers opt to shop online for a number of reasons, including convenience, choice, safety, and the ability to more easily compare options – among others.  But there are also some disadvantages of online shopping. One downside is that it can be hard for online shoppers to ask questions (and get them answered).  If they were…

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