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Image Credit:  Robert Knescchke / Shutterstock.com For years now we have been told that eCommerce was poised to take over brick and mortar retail. Soon the malls would begin to empty of their retailers, both small and large.  The physical facilities would be laid to waste, to be converted to affordable housing or condominium communities....
Image Credit: Natee Meepian / Shutterstock.com With the advent of eCommerce and the online powerhouse Amazon’s explosion into online retail, the retail landscape has experienced a protracted and unprecedented period of disruption. The pace of change in the industry has resulted in many iconic, institutionalized brands going out of existence. Sears Roebuck, once thought to...
There is a digital time-bomb set to explode on 90 percent of retail eCommerce websites in June 2020. While the clock is methodically ticking away the minutes and seconds, the majority of business owners using Magento 1.x haven’t even begun to defuse what could become a real web calamity. The creators of Magento, the most...
Image Credit: TierneyMJ / Shutterstock.com The dust is settling from 2019’s initiation of annual holiday spending and the analysts are busy evaluating and declaring the winners and losers of this year’s big game. For those whose life’s profession is marketing, the results of post-Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday consumer shopping are as...
Image Credit: Poring Studio / Shutterstock.com What follows Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter? If we’re talking about the popularity of holidays the answer is Halloween. Surprised? For generations the last day in October has been a time when children dressed up in their favorite costumes and went door to door collecting candy. It is the most...
Connected packaging is nothing new. For decades manufacturers have packaged their various products with identifier markings on each container label to interact with scanners and readers. Bar codes have had a significant impact on manufacturing and distribution processes, generating handling efficiencies and product tracking from creation to the sale to the end user. Bar coding...
Image Credit: Aysezgicmeli / Shutterstock.com Circumventing the traditional manufacturer to wholesaler; wholesaler to retailer; retailer to consumer distribution model and going directly to the consumer isn’t new for many brands, particularly for those for which telling the brand story and customer service are key factors in making the sale and building customer retention and loyalty. ...
Image Credit: sdecoret / Shutterstock.com At first it seemed to be an amazing opportunity for small to mid-sized businesses to participate in the game of international commerce, a game that was historically off-limits to businesses that lacked the worldly expertise and operational scope necessary to be capable of playing in the global league. The advent...
Image credit: Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com Launched in 2010, Instagram allows users to upload and manipulate photos and videos and share them with other pre-approved users. Immediately popular, Instagram has grown to include one billion registered users in 2019. Acquired by Facebook in 2012, Instagram has a history of continuous improvement that has led it to create influencer...
Image credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock.com Niche markets are quickly becoming popular opportunities for small to mid-sized companies looking to survive among large businesses. Specialized markets are not new. They have always had a place in the larger and broad-based markets that volume business models have historically been willing to overlook. Often considered too small to generate the...
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