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?

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Why Martech Companies Should Be Terrified of Facebook, Google, and Amazon

Contently

While established players like Adobe, Salesforce, and Marketo are rarely mentioned in the same breath as tech’s “ Frightful Five “—Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft—there is increasing evidence that tech’s giants are eyeing martech.

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.

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.

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. Create & Launch First Products.

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.

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

Hubspot

The simplest takeaway here is this: make your products and services as accessible as possible. If a friend adds a product to the cart but hasn’t completed checkout, you can use this to send an email reminder about it. 7) Amazon Prime: Use subscriptions to bolster the experience.

How to use Product Hunt to boost your business

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By now you might have heard about Product Hunt – a website and mobile app that ranks new products every day. But it might be a little harder to tell if Product Hunt is the right platform for your own company. Only silly products like “Ship Your Enemies Glitter?”

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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How to Have a Super Productive Weekend: 12 Helpful Tips

Hubspot

Productivity" has a much wider definition than many of us give it credit for. We tend to equate productivity with doing things, rather than with taking time to think, reflect, and rest. But busyness is not the same as productivity. 12 Ways to Be More Productive on the Weekends.

The Single Most Important Element for Increasing B2B Lead Gen and Sales

Webbiquity

In the consumer products world, minimizing friction explains why soup is sold in microwavable single-serving containers, and why convenience stores can thrive within blocks of the nearest supermarket, despite their much higher prices. The ability to buy a “whole product” (e.g.,

[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.

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.

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. All sales people had to do was go grab it, especially as they represented products of ever-improving quality.

A Brief History of Productivity: How Getting Stuff Done Became an Industry

Hubspot

Anyone who’s ever been a teenager is likely familiar with the question, "Why aren’t you doing something productive?” If only I could respond to my parents with the brilliant retort, "You know, the idea of productivity actually dates back to before the 1800s." What Is Productivity?

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

18 Tips for Planning a Flawless New Product Launch

Hubspot

If your product team is working on the next big thing , there ought to be an equally awesome launch plan in the works to accompany it. And that's where the product launch comes in. 18 Foolproof Product Launch Tips. Chat with them about their product philosophy.

Want a Happier, More Productive Life? Start Making Fewer Decisions

Hubspot

That's how they stay productive. Try Subscribe & Save -- a delivery service powered by Amazon. Podcast Productivity Professional Development Daily PromoThink about all the personal and professional choices you make in a day: Eggs or yogurt? Blue shirt or black shirt?

How Amazon Web Services Is Taking Over The Cloud Industry

EMagine B2B Blog

Well, thanks to Amazon Web Services (AWS), now you can! In addition to the unlimited products available on Amazon.com, the ever-so-popular retail site, now offers a variety of global services to assist large organizations in running a large-scale, transactional IT infrastructure.

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. 3) Diverse Product Images.

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.

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.

How the Internet of Things Will Disrupt Digital Marketing

Webbiquity

Using information gathered from a wider array of touchpoints—online, in-store, and via devices and products themselves—the trackable range of customer behavior has expanded exponentially. Guest post by Beth Kotz.

14 key facts on website speed and 4 top tips when it ‘s slow

Biznology

And that it even more important than search rank because search engines don’t buy products, people do. Amazon ). Website speed has long been recognized as a important factor that impacts search engine rankings. And a top factor in Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Five habits of highly-effective entrepreneurs

Biznology

Great entrepreneurs are always looking for ways to streamline or improve inefficiencies in product and process. Jeff Bezos , CEO of Amazon , shares his advice on delegation.

Real examples of how account-based marketing & selling is driving higher revenues on LinkedIn

Biznology

A shotgun approach may be better when you have a lower cost product or solution when you need as many leads and subscribers as possible to get a return on your social media investment.

Free Marketing Books for Kindle from Amazon

Modern B2B Marketing

I went to Amazon’s website and found these little gems, all available at no cost and easily sent to your Kindle in one simple click. Outside of some public domain classics, finding free Kindle books on Amazon can be a challenge, but it pays to look hard.

How to use customer data to develop marketing insights

Biznology

Offer a small reward, like five percent off a purchase or early access to a new product, for completing the survey. Find out what factors into their use of your website and products. When someone has had a chance to use the product they ordered, ask them to rate the product.

How Personalization Is Changing Content Marketing

Contently

Digital services like Amazon and Netflix are famous for placing personalization at the center of their products—programmatically generated “Recommendations for You” are everywhere.

Why Your Product Is Not What You Sell

B2B Marketing Insider

Think about some of the fastest growing companies today, such as Facebook, Uber, WhatsApp and Amazon. For these companies… their products are not what you think they are : Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Bottom line: your product is not the thing you sell.

Finalizing your holiday digital marketing plan

Biznology

Evaluate online shipping pricing and options: Let’s face it, Amazon has changed online shoppers’ delivery expectations. They are an excellent selling point since consumers love to see what other shoppers say about your company and your products.

Win lifestyle influencers over with generosity and attentiveness

Biznology

But instead of raising money to launch a product, business, or the remake of a movie, Patreon allows fans to directly pay online influencers to continue have the freedom and incenting to keep on making and creating. It takes a lot of money to give you license to treat someone like crap.

Mobile marketing must-haves in 2017

Biznology

We’re already seeing changing consumer behavior with the success of Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service , Google Now , and recent updates to Apple’s Siri. It goes without saying that mobile marketing has seen some huge boons over the past 2-3 years. At the start of 2017, 70% of U.S.

What content to blog for Google search success

Biznology

Products & Services: I guarantee you that all the copy on your website is completely devoid of color, diversity, humor, and subjective tone. I yell out to my Amazon Echo , “Alexa, remind me to write about what to blog about.”

What is Social Media Marketing?

Biznology

production (where are you going to live and what are you going to do?), Content Marketing is the newsroom, Inbound Marketing is the paper; Content Marketing is production, Inbound marketing is distribution. For years, I struggled to explain to my mom what I do for a living.

Omnichannel: A Fancy Word for Increasing Product Discoverability

Hubspot

An Adlucent study found that 47% of shoppers plan to start researching products on a search engine like Google or Bing, followed by Amazon with 31%, and 13% in stores. Make sure all product pages have proper meta-data and page titles.

Ecommerce Product Releases: July 17, 2016

Opentopic

Here is a list of recent ecommerce-related product releases and updates for mid-July, from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates regarding Amazon Prime Day, ecommerce in China and Africa, shopping with virtual reality, ecommerce in Africa, automated customer service, and shipping. The post Ecommerce Product Releases: July 17, 2016 appeared first on Opentopic.