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35 of the most innovative ecommerce startups of 2016

The start of a new year is a beautiful time, especially for an ecommerce professional.

First and most importantly - January is the furthest month away from Christmas and Boxing Day sales. 

Also - clean slate people!

New year, new goals.

Fresh strategy, fresh approach.


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The most interesting ecommerce experts of 2016 you need to follow

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you work for an online retailer.

You know how important delivery can be in the ecommerce customer experience.

That moment when your customer signs for the courier.

That moment your customer gets a little pang of excitement at the prospect of opening their goodies.

That moment where you have a clean slate for your brand's first impression.

For those of you new to the vagaries of retail lingo, in the biz we call this moment of opening a package 'unboxing'.

Unboxing is a moment of instantaneous excitement and joy...

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The 2017 Retail Calendar you need to dominate the new year

January is here.

You know what that means?

The holidays.

They're gone.

Christmas is more than 11 months away.

And 2017 is here.

No more feasting. No more partying. No more festive cheer with friends and family.

Instead, this is what you have to confront each and every weekday...

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How you can overcome the biggest future challenges of ecommerce

Okay, it's time.

It's time to let go.

Santa is busy sorting out all those orders you've taken.

Or at least that is every online store owner's Christmas wish.

Wouldn't it be great if some plump old Norweigan dude actually offered to magically manage the fulfilment of all of your Christmas sales!

Thanks, old boy.

The week before December 25 signals the impending end of the online silly season mayhem (well, until the madness of Boxing Day Sales).

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions to help you stand out without a discount

Chocolates are delicious.

I bet you could gobble one up right now.

Only the lactose intolerant, weight-gain intolerant, or temptation intolerant can resist chomping down one of these when offered...

When we see a delicious little chocolatey treat, we're all-in.

But what happens when we're offered more than one little measly grabbable truffle ball?

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How you can use an ecommerce Christmas landing page to create a magical online gift shop

The month before Christmas is supposed to be a time to wind down and relax into holiday mode.

But for hospitality workers, elite footballers/basketballers/cricketers, big fat men with white bushy beards, and retail pro's - the end of the year means three terrible things.

Stress.

Pressure.

And other people enjoying themselves while you're slaving away at work.

At some point each December, every ecommerce store owner runs this fantasy through their head.

Still, there's no point throwing around Bah Humbugs.

It didn't work for old Ebenezer Scrooge, and your festive party-pooping is only going to harm your chances of maximising Christmas sales for your retail brand.

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Lessons from 21 of the best welcome emails in the ecommerce business

First impressions count. 

Especially for online stores. 

Creating an impressionable welcome email is critical for any ecommerce brand.

Your first point of contact with your customer can make or break your relationship.

Don’t waste the opportunity! 

You’ve got one email to let your customer know what you’re about, what you can provide to them, and maybe even to make them laugh. 

You need to take the time to make it worth their while! 

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The ecommerce content marketing tactic to help you beat the big guys

Clickbait headline, right?

The Ecommerce Jungle Gym is no place for empty promises.

The ecommerce content marketing tactic I'm talking about will help you get a head start on the Amazon's of your niche.

And you don't need to wait until the end of the article for the big reveal.

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The 5 most important ecommerce marketing trends set to shape the future of online shopping

There’s some important things you need to know about. You might have noticed ecommerce is no longer a marketing ‘buzzword’.

It’s just a word now.

In 2016, online retail finally passed the grandparent test. They get it now. They’ve heard of people buying things on the interwebs.

Heck, some of the more technically adventurous (and least arthritically challenged) might have even typed in their credit card details into PayPal for the first time last Christmas.

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8 profitable discount pricing alternatives to stop you making deals with the devil

Look familiar?

You might not realise it, but this is what happens every time you slash the prices of your products.

A red discount sticker is the marketing equivalent of sweeping the mess under a rug...

It's so easy to sell more stuff with a big old 50% off sign.

But your brand's problems remains unsolved.

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