Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: Think Amazon, Not Facebook

Biznology

I kid you not: even though Amazon predated the whole Web 2.0 Think now about Amazon in its early days. It was to grow fast – so that it could be as big as the Amazon river for the online retail world. amazon.com (Photo credit: soumit).

Amazon Buys Whole Foods: It's Not About Groceries

Customer Experience Matrix

Most of the comments I’ve seen about Amazon ’s acquisition of Whole Foods have described it as Amazon (a) expanding into a new industry (b) continuing to disrupt conventional retail and (c) moving more commerce from offline to online channels. Those are all true, I suppose, but I felt they missed the real story: this is another step in Amazon building a self-contained universe that its customers never have to leave. This has nothing to do with Amazon being evil.

How Amazon Dominated Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2015

Fathom

Take Notes, Consumer Brands: How Amazon Crushed the 2015 Holiday Season. As I was watching the video, Amazon immediately stood out in my mind as one of the top retail leaders on the forefront of that broadening, evolving marketing space. So, What’s Amazon’s Big Secret?

Amazon vs. Wal-Mart: How Online Strategy Can Meet In-Store Opportunity

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Amazon. Prior to breaking the news, Wal-Mart was already one of the few companies that could compete with Amazon online. But after unveiling how it plans to do so—by fulfilling online orders in its own stores—Wal-Mart became Amazon’s first serious threat.

Are Amazon 'Sponsored Products' Ads Worth It?

Hubspot

According to a 2016 survey of 2,000 consumers , 55% of people actually skip Google altogether and start their online shopping searches directly on Amazon. Google still remains the top search tool for B2B purchases and services, but Amazon is steadily overtaking them in the B2C market.

What Brick and Mortar Retailers Can Learn from Amazon

Modern Marketing

Despite 90% of retail sales still happening in brick and mortar stores, it’s clear that Amazon and other data-driven e-tailers are changing the face of retail. The Amazon Effect Today’s shopper journey is far different than it used to be.

7 Ecommerce Companies That Are Using Content Marketing to Take on Amazon

Marketing Insider Group

Depending on your niche, you might be competing against monsters like Amazon, Target, New Egg, or other well-established players. As a ecommerce… The post 7 Ecommerce Companies That Are Using Content Marketing to Take on Amazon appeared first on Sellbrite.

6 Reasons to NOT Ignore Amazon as a Content Platform

Modern B2B Marketing

Though Amazon is a behemoth on its own, at the end of the day it’s really no different than any other marketing effort when it comes to content strategy. But what you might not be considering is that your search engine strategy and Amazon search strategy should complement one other.

Amazon Shuts Down Minnesota Affiliates

Webbiquity

It’s official—Amazon will close affiliate accounts in the state of Minnesota due the state legislature’s recent passage of an online sales tax bill.

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: 5 Important Distinctions

Hubspot

Take Amazon Echo and Google Home, for example. Amazon Echo. Amazon describes Echo as a device that provides “ hands-free convenience with voice-control ”. Amazon Echo Vs. Google Home: 5 Important Distinctions. It's official.

Alfresco and Amazon Web Services – Advantages compared to an on premise Alfresco solution.

Technology Services Group

Amazon Web Services provides not only cost benefits but also a variety of different capabilities that can enhance an Alfresco implementation compared to on premise implementations. This post will present the unique features from our “Alfresco – Moving to Amazon Web Services Whitepaper”.

Pop quiz: What do Amazon Alexa and Whole Foods have in common?

chiefmartech

The easy answer, of course, is that they’ll both be controlled by Jeff Bezos and the rapidly evolving Amazon empire. But in my worldview, Amazon’s $13.7 Through that lens, what do Amazon Alexa and Whole Foods have in common?

Weekend Reading: “Be Like Amazon” by Bryan Eisenberg

Marketing Insider Group

Williams) of Be Like Amazon: Even a Lemonade Stand Can Do It. The post Weekend Reading: “Be Like Amazon” by Bryan Eisenberg appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. For the 137th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Bryan Eisenberg co-author (with Jeffrey Eisenberg and Roy H. I haven’t read a book like this since Who Moved My Cheese. It’s that smart and ingeniously written. The setting for the short […].

Alfresco – Moving to Amazon WebServices Whitepaper Available

Technology Services Group

Technology Services Group has been helping clients with Alfresco/Amazon Web Services since 2009 and currently has 15 active AWS/Alfresco clients with move moving every month. Alfresco Amazon OpenContentTo help Alfresco as well as Legacy ECM customers understand both the benefits as well as the process, TSG is happy to release a free 29 page whitepaper to assist […].

Amazon Acquires Whole Foods: A Big Win for Unified Commerce

Aberdeen CMO Essentials

On June 16, 2017, Amazon announced its intent to acquire Whole Foods Markets. One More Step in Amazon’s (Unstoppable?) It’s important to remember that this isn’t Amazon’s first entry into the brick-and-mortar world. What Amazon Gets from the Deal.

Alfresco and Amazon Web Services – Disrupting Legacy Content Services – Alfresco Day London – Keynote

Technology Services Group

Our topic “Alfresco and AWS – Disrupting Legacy Content Services” presented our thoughts on how the combination of a movement to the cloud, specifically Amazon’s cloud, along with the additional content created by digital transformation is disrupting the main Legacy ECM vendors.

Amazon and Google now lead two key martech categories as vertical competition heats up

chiefmartech

But as they walked me through their deck, there was another finding of theirs that made me almost fall out of my chair: Amazon and Google have now each jumped into the lead of major martech categories. Amazon has 119% greater adoption than Salesforce Demandware.

How Real Brands Are Retaining Customers: 8 Strategies From Starbucks, Amazon & More

Hubspot

7) Amazon Prime: Use subscriptions to bolster the experience. Which is exactly what Amazon created in the form of Prime. Since its launch they’ve added other benefits, such as access to Amazon’s Instant Video platform. What’s better than acquiring a new customer?

Amazon Prime Day: Big Hit or Big Bust?

Hubspot

Oh, Amazon. Prime Day was touted as “bigger than Black Friday,” and all the world watched to see if Amazon was telling the truth. Some were excited to score huge deals, while others were ready to watch Amazon fail. What deals, Amazon!

How Amazon Spun Its Whole Foods Acquisition into a Marketing Opportunity

Content Standard

When Amazon bought Whole Foods earlier this year, it put the entire grocery industry—really, the entire retail industry—on notice. It’s hard to fault Amazon as far as business decisions go: According to Seeking Alpha , the $13.4 In some stores, Amazon Lockers have been installed.

FAQ This! Why Should I Care About Amazon AI?

Hubspot

One of the latest was last week's AWS re:Invent , where Amazon announced a new suite of AI-enabled technology designed with businesses in mind. Is Amazon trying to creep into Google's territory? What's Amazon Web Services Doing With AI? What Is Amazon Comprehend?

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3 Strategies Your Ecommerce Company Should Borrow From Amazon

Hubspot

Is there any retailer that’s revolutionized the online shopping space as dramatically as Amazon? Many retailers (naturally) view Amazon as their main competition and plan their business accordingly, but there is a far more effective approach: using Amazon as a guide in successful ecommerce.

New Publication: 7 Essential Vendor Strategies for Crushing Amazon Revenue

Fathom

Thankfully there’s Amazon to make e-commerce easy, right? Unfortunately, navigating e-commerce on Amazon can feel about as effortless as navigating the Amazon rainforest itself. Finding success on Amazon is possible, though–it just depends on the effort and precision you choose to approach your Amazon e-commerce strategy with. With a strong strategy, though, you could increase your Amazon sales by 650%. Obtain Quality Reviews via Amazon Vine.

Retail Marketing Execs: Don’t Flip Out Over the Amazon Prime Rewards Card

Content Standard

First, it was Amazon Prime and two-day free shipping. Then, it was Amazon Go, a frictionless retail store experience. Here are three ways brands can secure the upper hand (or at least, level footing) in the race against Amazon. So, maybe you can’t out-Amazon Amazon.

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5 Steps to Launching Your First Product on Amazon

Fathom

About 80 million people visit Amazon each month with (mostly) the intent to buy. Amazon gives you the platform to get your product(s) in front of these potential buyers who might not have heard of you. Create your Amazon Seller Account. Are they doing Fulfillment by Amazon?

Amazon Business or your own B2B eCommerce site?

Aspidistra

Launched in 2015, Amazon Business is the B2B version of the familiar online consumer marketplace and now boasts over a million customer accounts, more than 45,000 active sellers, and over 10 million products for sale. These are just some of the pros and cons of selling through Amazon Business.

11 inspiring case studies of digital transformation

Biznology

AMAZON BUSINESS : Served as an example of ‘digital customer’ expectations transitioning to the B2B world. Amazon Business launched in April 2015, with over 250 million products and a more holistic marketplace for B2B companies.

10 of the Best Ads from October: Spooky Retargeting, Amazon Reviews, and a Lost Panda

Hubspot

In a unique effort to pitch Kansas City, MO as the location for Amazon's second HQ, the mayor of Kansas City, Sly James, purchased and reviewed over 1,000 Amazon products. I'm obsessed with fall and I don't care who knows it.

Google and Amazon race to the bottom for tablet sales

Biznology

Cover via Amazon. The pricing war initiated by Google and Amazon, regarding the low price at which tablets are sold, does not reflect their full costs. s market-leading iPad, and more of a bid to battle with Amazon’s Kindle Fire,” he said in a statement.

Email Marketing: Amazon Launches Workmail

KEO Marketing

Amazon seems to be particularly interested in catering to business customers, as it has made continued efforts recently to enhance and expand its suite of business products. email marketing Amazon google keo marketing

Amazon Leads the Charge Toward Transparent Feedback

Hubspot

By now, you may have heard that Amazon plans to sue over a thousand authors of false reviews within the Amazon Marketplace. If you’re just getting caught up, the story goes that Amazon is cracking down on sellers of glowing reviews.

[Slide Deck] True Life: I’m Addicted to Amazon (A Customer Retention Story)

Modern B2B Marketing

I have placed 118 Amazon Prime orders in the last 6 months. But my “problem” is really the product of Amazon’s secret sauce and why they’ve been able to retain me (an admittedly extremely fickle shopper) as a loyal customer. Author: Kristen Kaighn I have a confession.

How the Internet of Things Will Disrupt Digital Marketing

Type A Communications

Customer Experience Marketing Alexa Amazon Beth Kotz Carla Johnson digital marketing Echo Google Home Internet of Things IoT marketing Search social media Type A Communications Wearable Device Webbiquity

50 amazing facts about Amazon.com to inspire your company

Biznology

Amazon.com facts are especially relevant now; with Amazon making some of the most expensive company acquisitions in the most unlikely industries, there is lots of speculation as to why and what is really going on. ” along with Amazon’s website address. Amazon is offering $13.7

How Amazon Web Services Is Taking Over The Cloud Industry

EMagine B2B Blog

Well, thanks to Amazon Web Services (AWS), now you can! Amazon Web Services is a comprehensive cloud service platform where companies can manage their servers, storage, databases and application services virtually, rather than through a physical data center.

Why account-based marketing is a game changer for Japan

Biznology

His new book, Ultimate B2B Marketing: ABM , was published only last week, and has already leaped to #1 on the Amazon Japan business book list. I caught up recently with Ichiro Niwayama , founder of Symphony Marketing , the leading B2B-demand generation agency in Japan.

Want to Shop on Twitter? Amazon Has a Hashtag for That

Hubspot

Amazon has made a mission of cutting the time between “want” and “own” through various innovations, such as the 1-click purchase option and Amazon Dash. It’s worth noting that the sale isn’t complete by simply tweeting Amazon with the hashtag.

4 Strategies to Optimize Your Differences From Amazon

Hubspot

While many etailers view themselves as in competition with Amazon, it''s more effective to use Amazon''s success as an example and learn from it. We did that when we looked at three strategies to borrow from Amazon.

FileNet and Content Manager (CMOD) Migration to Amazon Web Services – Why Now?

Technology Services Group

Recently we have noticed an uptick in interest, RFPs, and implementation efforts to migrate customers not only from the Legacy ECM system but also to the cloud and specifically Amazon Web Services. […].

How Amazon Won in Barnes & Noble’s Breakup with Microsoft

Hubspot

If you’re aware of Amazon’s early partnership with Borders, then you have an idea of how this story ends for Barnes & Noble. Amazon pulled a similar stunt by developing its own ecommerce model while handling Borders online sales. How Amazon Won in the Divorce.