During the past few years, e-commerce marketers have been innovating by creating subscription boxes. Birchbox was an early success story (2010) in the beauty products category. Its two founders agreed that shopping for beauty products “was frustrating, inefficient, and confusing.” There were too many options and that did not encourage trial. There was no way to try products online without spending a lot of time...
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A popular discussion these days is how to compete with Amazon. Mega retailers with physical stores and/or well-designed ecommerce platforms often hold the best cards when working with their suppliers. Strong merchants in their own right, including leading apparel brands, often need mass merchants like Walmart and Amazon, to boost the volume sales and distribution of their products. In August, Amazon announced that its Marketplace...
Unlike corporate marketers, catalog circulation consultants get to work on a number of catalog brands in a variety of industries and merchandise categories. Catalog consultants have many advantages, including getting to observe all types of activity, tests, and innovations across a variety of catalog titles. Catalog circulation management consultants can do many things to support the catalog team. Here are the top activities that they...
There’s a marketing trend underway that’s worth watching and trying if you’re looking to grow brand awareness and acquire new customers. It’s called micro influencer marketing. It can provide a new and valuable source for customer acquisition. Micro influencer marketing represents a way to work with small, but more authentic, influencers. Even Amazon.com just started a beta program recruiting them, according to TechCrunch. Read more....
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