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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Top 8 Reasons to Start Using Google’s Business Messages

Top Reasons Google Business Messages

Walking into a brick-and-mortar store and speaking with a sales or customer service associate or picking up the phone and dialing an 800 number were once the primary ways consumers communicated with brands and got pre- and post-sale service. But that’s no longer the case. Today, consumers seek out service via a variety of different…

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5 Key Takeaways From Our UGC Survey Comparing Brands & Consumers

UGC Expectations Survey

Brands should learn how to meet consumer expectations. Why? A brand that doesn’t put the customer first in today’s landscape risks losing customers to competitors who meet their expectations. To evaluate the extent of this analysis, we executed a UGC survey with 261 brands and 522 consumers in the U.S. The objective of the survey…

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22 Real-Life Examples of Helpful Answers to Customer Q&A

Helpful Answers to Customer Q&A

Oftentimes, shoppers have questions standing in the way of a purchase decision. This is true regardless of whether the consumer is shopping online or at a physical store location. Of course, if a consumer is shopping in-store and has an unanswered question, they can find the nearest sales associate to get an answer. But online…

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Is UGC the Key to Optimizing Your Digital Shelf?

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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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6 Things You Might Not Know About Customer Q&As

Things You Didn't Know Amazon Q&A

Imagine there’s a customer shopping for a pair of shoes in a brick-and-mortar store. She’s able to see the shoes in person — and even try them on. And if she has a question standing in the way of her purchase, she can ask the nearest sales associate for help. Now imagine that same customer…

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How to Simplify Multi-Channel Review Management in Salesforce

Multi-Channel Review Management Salesforce

When it comes to reviews, you might have a preferred channel (say, reviews posted and managed on your own website). But today’s consumers have choices. They can write and read reviews on a plethora of sites depending on the industry vertical. So while hosting reviews on your own dot com is great—especially as brands push…

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Introducing Translation Studio: Break Down Language Barriers Without Leaving Salesforce

Introducing Translation Studio for Salesforce

Consumers expect great service wherever they are on the purchase journey. And the current global crisis has only heightened these expectations. According to Salesforce, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised customer service standards for more than half (58%) of consumers. When companies hit the mark, they’re rewarded. Salesforce found that 71% of consumers say they’ve made…

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7 Ways to Leverage Reviews and Q&A to Reduce Product Returns

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Product returns are an ongoing frustration for the majority of brands and retailers — especially those that sell online. CNBC reports that 15-40% percent of online purchases are returned, compared to 5-10% of in-store purchases. And it seems the problem is only getting bigger. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more consumers are shopping online. As a…

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