Amazon Buys Whole Foods: It's Not About Groceries

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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 To Compete In An Omni-Channel World

Crimson Marketing

With Amazon alone gaining 65 billion dollars in market value over the past five years, it isn’t news that retail leads the way in a historic disruption of the relationship between buyers and sellers.

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How Location Analytics is Helping Retailers Reinvent Themselves

Content Standard

Every day, retailers watch customers leave their stores without making a purchase. She may not have made a purchase, but the retailer has collected data that can be linked to that specific user—possibly through the brand’s retail app that shares location analytics data from her phone.

Facebook Introduces “Buy” Button – What It Means for Your Biz

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The new button, which will be seen in the news feed and on business pages, will allow people on a desktop or mobile device to easily purchase a product directly from a business with a click of a button.

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These 7 Brands Take Personalized Marketing to a New Level

Hubspot

And by doing the latter, specifically with those who had baby registries with the store, Target’s marketing analysts were able to form a “pregnancy prediction” score, which allowed them to determine which purchasing patterns indicated a customer was in the early expectant stages. 4) Amazon.

The potential of blockchain technology: what every marketer should know

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Full disclosure: I got the outline of the blockchain tech stack graphic at the top of this post from Tom Serres (and am using it with his permission). The purchasing power has doubled, so you can afford 2 rides for 1 Zooz instead of 1.

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13 Essential Features for Taking Payments on Your Website

Hubspot

Make sure you add that you'll never post without the customer's permission, if applicable. If you're a customer but don't have the HubSpot Website Platform, SSL is available for purchase. (To There are a lot of things I used to buy in person that I now buy online.

Hacking Marketing: Rethinking Marketing Management in a Software World

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To help, please place your order on Amazon , Barnes & Noble , or Books-A-Million by March 21. For these larger bulk orders (200 copies or more), email preorders@hackingmarketing.com to get a discount quote on your purchase.

You're Pregnant! Just Kidding. Here's the News You Missed This Week.

Hubspot

Nope, It's Just a Glitch From Amazon. If our headline freaked you out, you're not alone: a yet-to-be-determined number of Amazon customers experienced a similar sentiment this week when they mistakenly received emails regarding phantom baby registries. Hi @amazon.

60 Marketing Acronyms Every Industry Pro Should Know

Hubspot

The four steps of the now somewhat outdated Purchase Funnel, wherein customers travel from consideration to purchase. Learn more about the new purchase consideration cycle. Examples: Amazon, Apple, Nike. Have you ever heard an acronym but you didn''t know what it meant?

In (Partial) Defense of Tracking Cookies

Hubspot

No more feeling like you’re being stalked by those hiking boots you looked at last week, didn’t purchase, but now keep popping up in ads on every site you visit, begging to you to reconsider. It''s easy to hate on tracking cookies.

Stop Being Rude: 22 Data-Backed Reasons to Personalize Your Marketing

Hubspot

In the B2C space, companies like Amazon and Netflix have trained consumers to expect a personalized browsing experience. 12) A high-impact recommendation from a trusted friend conveying a relevant message is up to 50 times more likely to trigger a purchase than a low-impact recommendation.

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Is Affiliate Marketing Right for Your Business?

Vertical Response

For example, if there are specific books you typically recommend to your customers or clients, you can become an Amazon affiliate and receive a small percentage of the profits generated from book sales off of your website. What exactly is affiliate marketing?

In-aisle mobile marketing: a boon for consumers or a violation of privacy?

Biznology

Traditional brick-and-mortar stores have struggled to keep up with technology digital retail giants like Amazon provide that basically allows customers to comparison shop for items on a shelf – then hit the “buy” button on their smartphone to purchase it elsewhere.

How to Create an Ecommerce Checkout Experience Shoppers Don't Hate

Hubspot

But we haven't told you how to design a seamless, efficient checkout experience that ensures customers actually complete their purchases the first time they're in your shopping cart. When someone is excited about a purchase, they want it, and they want it now.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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The Ultimate Dictionary of Marketing Terms You Should Know

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For example, Amazon, Apple, and Nike are primarily B2C companies. A high bounce rate generally means your lists are out-of-date or purchased, or they include many invalid email addresses.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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How do you optimize paid media?

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How do we optimize biddable media where almost no consumers click on ads and even fewer purchase directly from clicking on an ad? The behavior graph provides the foundation, to some extent, of Google Search, Netflix recommendations, Amazon recommendations, iTunes Genius, Nike+ run tracking, Foursquare, Fit Bit, and the entire “quantified self” movement. Image by None via CrunchBase.

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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5 Things B2B Marketers Should Learn from B2C Marketing

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This article was originally guest-posted on the Oracle Modern Marketing Blog, and republished with permission. It’s no coincidence, for example, that Amazon manages to consistently serve you with relevant ads.

In-aisle mobile marketing: a boon for consumers or a violation of privacy?

Biznology

Traditional brick-and-mortar stores have struggled to keep up with technology digital retail giants like Amazon provide that basically allows customers to comparison shop for items on a shelf – then hit the “buy” button on their smartphone to purchase it elsewhere.