How Reviews Impact Conversion Rates: A Guide for 2022

By now, reviews are a part of daily life for most consumers. They consult this content when shopping for new products, considering which businesses to visit, choosing a mobile app to download, and even when considering a new job – not to mention myriad other situations. In fact, our recent survey on the role of…

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Is UGC the Key to Optimizing Your Digital Shelf?

2020 was a year unlike any other. Events and vacations were canceled. Jobs were lost. And people spent a whole lot more time at home. Consumers also spent more money online than ever before. According to eMarketer, worldwide eCommerce sales grew a whopping 27.6% in 2020. Experts predict this growth won’t slow down anytime soon….

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The Cookieless World: What You Need to Know About Google and Apple’s Latest Privacy Updates

Generic, one-size-fits all service and experience simply won’t cut it for modern consumers. In fact, according to Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer report, over half of customers expect offers to always be personalized. In order to deliver personalized, relevant experiences to customers, brands must have access to the right data. But while it’s clear…

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Customer Experience Trends 2021

4 Key Customer Experience Trends for 2021

Customer-centric brands can leverage these four CX trends to deliver great experiences in the year ahead. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies scrambled to adapt to what we thought were temporary changes in consumer behavior. For example, retailers rushed to make curbside pickup available to keep contact to a minimum—while still maintaining sales….

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product launch strategy

Product Reviews: The Missing Component of Your Product Launch Strategy

Consumers’ needs and wants are constantly evolving. As such, a product that was once a hit can easily lose its luster if it fails to keep pace with shopper preferences. For example, BlackBerry once controlled a whopping 50% of the smartphone market in the U.S. But the company didn’t innovate quickly enough to keep up…

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Maintaining Connection when Consumers Want a “Contactless” Holiday

At the Intersection of Maximum Connection and Minimal Contact It’s 2020 and the eCommerce world finds itself in an interesting place. On one hand, the lifespan of eCommerce is at a point where consumer connection matters more than ever. Customer Experience tops the list of what retailers strive for each day. In fact, the Qualtrics…

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Review Response SLA

Why Service Level Agreements Matter to Brands

The majority of U.S. states have eased their stay-at-home orders, but many people are still reluctant to venture into crowded brick-and-mortar stores. And that means more consumers are shopping online. According to data from Bazaarvoice, in April 2020, eCommerce orders were up 96% year-over-year. With this rapid growth in eCommerce comes an increased dependence on user-generated…

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Protect Brands From Counterfeit Products

Concerns Over Counterfeiting on Amazon? 3 Ways to Protect your Brand

Recently, Amazon has ramped up their efforts to combat counterfeits. According to an Amazon blog post, in 2018 alone the company “invested over $400 million in personnel and tools built on machine learning and data science” in order to protect customers from counterfeits. What’s more, a bipartisan bill called the Shop Safe Act of 2020 was introduced earlier…

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Why You Should Sell on Amazon

5 Reasons Your Brand Should be Selling on Amazon

5 Top Reasons Your Brand Should be Selling on Amazon In 1994, Jeff Bezos launched as “the Earth’s biggest bookstore.” At the time, the only retailers that felt under threat were other booksellers. But that’s all changed — quickly. Fast forward to 2020, and consumers turn to Amazon to purchase just about anything their…

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