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Ecommerce Best Practice Guide

 ‌ This guide has been created to help companies either review their existing ecommerce strategy or create an ecommerce proposition from scratch.

It includes a multitude of practical tips that can be applied to individual aspects of an ecommerce business to maximise results.

Econsultancy Live: The Future of Ecommerce, 22-24 November

At Econsultancy Live, we’ll be examining how businesses can make ecommerce convenient, engaging, sustainable and profitable.

Essential reports

What is digital shelf analytics?

With even more retailers now battling for space on the ‘digital shelf’ (i.e. the various places that we search, research, and buy products online) – being able to effectively capture the consumer’s attention is key. To increase the chances of this happening, retail brands must stay on top of multiple factors, such as ensuring product […]

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How machine learning is transforming retail both online and offline

According to a 2018 study by Juniper Research, spending by retailers on artificial intelligence tools will grow almost fourfold between 2018 and 2022, reaching $7.3 billion per annum – up from an estimated $2 billion in 2018. By 2022, the research found that retailers will be investing in AI tools to improve everything from customer service to sentiment analytics, automated marketing and demand forecasting.

Ecommerce Trends Report

‌ This report identifies, analyses and evaluates emerging ecommerce trends and considers how brands can navigate them.

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The Future of Ecommerce

A content hub bringing you the latest from Econsultancy and our Econsultancy Live partners, examining how businesses can make ecommerce convenient, engaging, sustainable and profitable.

Webinar: Ecommerce Trends

Discussing key trends and insights from Econsultancy’s Ecommerce Trends report and Third-party Marketplaces Best Practice Guide, this webinar also examines the evolution in online consumer behaviour, developments in social commerce, and other related topics.

Latest articles on ecommerce

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Collaboration, customisation and TikTok: examining the success of Crocs

Love them or hate them, Crocs have undoubtedly enjoyed something of a resurgence in the past few years. Seen on the feet of influencers and Oscar-attendees alike – as well as those who simply care more about comfort than style – the footwear brand has recently cemented its success with record earnings. In its Q2 […]

How digital is driving the acceleration of fashion resale

The resale market is predicted to grow to more than double the value of the fast fashion market by 2030. A social-media-fuelled wave of consumer interest in sustainable clothing, plus new technology solutions that let retailers jump on the resale bandwagon, are contributing to the surge.

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What is ecommerce-as-a-service? 

There are signs that the rise in online shopping seen during pandemic lockdown could be permanent. According to Adobe, global ecommerce sales are predicted to reach $4.2 trillion this year, while US ecommerce spend will top $1 trillion by 2022. Naturally, this has also accelerated industry investment in ecommerce; retailers made approximately $10 billion in […]

Ed Turner, CIO at Asendia UK, on the future of ecommerce fulfilment

Ed Turner is Chief Information Officer for Asendia UK – a company that offers logistics and fulfilment capabilities. Turner tells us more about his role, and explains his views on the biggest operational challenges for today’s online retailers, the impact of AI, and the future of ecommerce fulfilment. Tell us about your role, and how […]

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Will subscription retailers retain customers post pandemic?

Brands like Dollar Shave Club, Birchbox, and BarkBox have all seen success with a subscription model in the past- way before the pandemic began. However, the growth of the subscription model has accelerated since Covid-19, as consumers have sought out new ways to shop online. According to a report published in June by the Royal […]

Ecommerce Fundamentals

Five benefits of effective multichannel inventory management

The rise in online demand since the pandemic has put multichannel retailers (and their supply chains) under increased pressure. And research suggests that a large percentage of brands could be struggling to keep on top of it.  A survey by Profitero found that 41% of brand professionals do not have a specialised team or the […]

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Learn the key components of ecommerce and the competencies needed for it to be successful. As well as online merchandising principles and the optimisation tactics you can put into practice.

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Segmentation and Targeting

Learn how to select target segments based on relevance using both classic and digital methods.

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Discover ecommerce statistics with the ISD

Keep up to date with the latest ecommerce statistics via the Internet Statistics Database. Browse, save and export charts as you go.

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