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Ecommerce and Retail products, services and news for marketers at the Marketing Technology blog. Conversion optimization, payment gateway, shipping and other technologies discussed.

Bigcommerce Launches Enterprise Ecommerce Platform

Bigcommerce Enterprise

Bigcommerce has launched Bigcommerce Enterprise, a more robust e-commerce platform offering for high-volume retailers transacting millions of dollars in sales. Bigcommerce Enterprise features advanced security and protection, real-time analytics and insights and enterprise-grade integrations that enable online merchants to manage and scale their business without the hassle of proprietary, on-premise ...

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Micro-Moments and Customer Journeys

Customer Journey

The online marketing industry continues to make progress in providing technology that is enabling marketers to both predict and provide roadmaps to help consumers and businesses convert. We’ve made some assumptions up to this point, though. The general theme of personas and sales funnels is much more porous and flexible ...

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What’s the Right Marketing Budget as a Percentage of Revenue?

Marketing Budget Percentage of Revenue

There are those uncomfortable moments at times where a company asks me why they’re not getting as much attention as their competitors. While it is possible for a business to overtake competitors because of a superior product or people, it’s also more likely than not that the company with the ...

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12 Factors Impacting Your Website Load Speed

Website Page Speed

We were meeting with a perspective client today and were discussing what impacts website load speed. There’s quite a battle going on on the Internet right now: Visitors are demanding rich visual experiences – even on higher-pixel retina displays. This is driving larger images and higher resolutions which are bloating ...

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The Impact of Cross-Device Journeys and Real-Time Personalization

Cross-Device Customer Journey

Are you tired of the terms omnichannel and customer journey yet? You better not be, because the evidence is becoming absolutely clear that these are critical terms in today’s marketing ecosystem. What is Omnichannel Marketing? Omnichannel marketing is the use of a variety of channels to market to prospects and ...

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Interview: Jessica Stephens, SmartFocus CMO, on Real-Time Interaction Management

SmartFocus Real-Time Interaction Management

We have just been crushing it with getting amazing talent from the largest marketing platforms and companies across the globe. This week is no different with an incredible interview with Jess Stephens, CMO of SmartFocus. Jess has been with SmartFocus for the last year after her proximity marketing startup was ...

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