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I resolve to sell my product on Amazon in 2019 – WHERE TO BEGIN [Velocity Amazon Strategy Series]

I resolve to sell my product on Amazon in 2019 – WHERE TO BEGIN [Velocity Amazon Strategy Series]

Author: Christa Klausner Is launching your product on Amazon on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Or is optimizing your brand’s presence on Amazon part of your 2019 eCommerce road map? If not, it should be. According to eMarketer, Amazon’s online sales grew nearly 30% in 2018, outpacing total US retail ecommerce’s growth by 16%.…

Amazon’s Customer-centric Evolution—What Amazon’s predictive AI means to Manufacturers and Brands

Author: Rami Odeh  We already know Amazon is a customer-centric company, and quite possibly the most customer-centric company in modern day history. Amazon prides itself on focusing on the customer—period.  But even now, the company is evolving into something…more. Recent changes and announcements from Amazon indicate that the next era for Amazon is approaching—or in some cases,…

“TALK” ABOUT A BUSY HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON— V-COMMERCE JUST GETTING STARTED. ARE YOU READY?

Author: Joe Scartz We are already anticipating the largest digital commerce holiday shopping season of all time this year. Digital Commerce is set to account for $123.73 million out of the roughly $1 trillion dollars that will spend this holiday season at retail, according to eMarketer. Voice, while a fractional amount of that total currently,…

Mobile World Congress 2018

In many ways, this year’s Mobile World Congress was an evolution, not a revolution, but none-the-less the show provided a very important peak into the not-too-distant future of mobile experiences and connectivity. Here are a few of the highlights: 5G:  Like the past couple of years MWC was highly focused on what a 5G future…

Amazon Wants to Own Your Home

In the past several years Amazon has moved from your desktop to your mobile to your home speaker to your home broadly and now to your front door. Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring for a reported $1 billion. The move makes perfect sense as: Amazon continues to play a massive role in the smart…

Using AI to Provide Shoppers With Guidance & Personalization

Artificial Intelligence is now being used by B&M retailers for everything from supply chain management to personalized apparel recommendations. Knowing that shoppers want guidance and personalization, smart retailers are using AI engines to create style pairings for shoppers, while also factoring things in like inventory levels and seasons. Then, these pairings can easily be applied…

Digitizing Your Brick and Mortar: Where to Start

If you’re looking to bring digital into your brick and mortar, but don’t know where to start…. don’t worry, you’re not alone. With the ever-changing digital landscape and expectations of today’s always-on connected shoppers, retailers everywhere are facing the same challenge. So, where do you start? The simplest answer is that in-store digital should be…

Hotwire’s Handle on FOMO

Missing out on something awesome is a total bummer. It leaves you feeling hopeless, disappointed, discouraged. It’s the sort of sorrow that drains you until you reach a point where you confront yourself and say, “Never. Ever. Again.” The people at Hotwire know this pain. And they know exactly how to use it. But that’s…

What We Expect to See From Amazon in 2018

At this point, its clear that Amazon has become more than just another e-commerce company that we all shop from. They are also a digital content provider, research destination and marketing channel. And, with their first brick and mortar opening to the public earlier this week, their bigger step into grocery last year and other recent…

Meet Me Where I Am

Technology and e-commerce have contributed to a monumental shake-up in shopping behavior. Shopping is no longer a deliberate, compartmentalized, discrete act. Today it’s something much different. It’s spontaneous, deconstructed, and integrated into the flow of everyday life. We are seeing more and more retailers with new store formats, new models and new ways of engaging…