Incorporating Self-Service Support on Your Ecommerce Website

The sayings “The customer is always right” and “If you want it done right, do it yourself” come together to play an important role in the ecommerce space. Self-service support – where customers use FAQs, user forums, site content, or other means to solve a problem or answer a question without the assistance of customer service staff – is rapidly gaining popularity in the ecommerce industry. More...

Design Goals for Ecommerce Mobile Apps

Mobile ecommerce’s steady growth rate represents a prime market for those sites that are able to cater to customers coming from a mobile device. A great way to expand your base of mobile customers is to develop a mobile app. But without the right design considerations, your mobile app might be a flop. When developing a mobile app for your ecommerce site try to remember these strategies. More...

Customer Engagement and Amazon Collections

Earlier this year, Amazon.com launched Amazon Collections – which allows users to showcase their favorite Amazon products under categories like My Style, Possibilities and Want List. This site feature is very similar to Pinterest, but restricted to Amazon-only products and with a different look and feel. More...

Appeasing Mobile Shoppers

The experience of using a mobile device vs. a traditional PC is very different for the Internet consumer. Even though they have the same functionality (browsing the web), most ecommerce sites report very low mobile conversions. According to a recent Forrester Research survey report, only 13% surveyed said they used a smartphone or tablet to actually purchase a product. More...

How to Manage Your Business Reputation Online

From a consumer’s standpoint, one of the disadvantages of buying from an ecommerce site is that there is no physical feedback. They can’t check out the quality of the store, interact with sales personnel, or handle products. Therefore, consumers tend to rely heavily on reviews when deciding whether or not to place an order with an ecommerce site. In a survey from Dimensional Research, 86% of the people who reported reading online reviews claimed that negative reviews influenced buying decisions. Positive reviews influenced 90% of the buying decisions. More...