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Top 10 eCommerce Marketing Trends For 2014 [+ @Scenttrail Take]

Top 10 eCommerce Marketing Trends For 2014 [+ @Scenttrail Take] | Startup Revolution |

In last 15 years, eCommerce marketing has evolved a lot. It's no longer confined to keyword stuffing or PPC. In 2013, website optimization, guest blogging and responsive design was in vogue.

* Mobile optimization: Agree!
* Mobile advertising: Agree!
* Targeting wearable devices: Too Early (talk about more than target in 2014).
* Long-form content: Agree! (stories are about to rule the world).
* Social and search ads: Agree!
* Authorship branding: Agree!
* Omni-channel user experience: Agree!
* Better delivery: Agree!
Local SEO: For some this makes sense.
* Marketing automation: Harder to imagine in Ecom, but open to the idea of it.

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The New Ecommerce: Launching Story of Cancer Store

The New Ecommerce: Launching Story of Cancer Store | Startup Revolution |

If after a grinding six months of work you'd told me I would be able to create an ecommerce store in 5 days for FREE (other than my time) I would have said you were crazy. Turns out I did just that over the last four sleepless nights.

The BIG lesson from launching the Story of Caner Store (every dollar raised goes to help the Story of Cancer Foundation and projects such as is EVERY business should have a "new ecommerce" store.

Stores provide SEO, branding and customer engagement benefits. If you can achieve ONE of those three things for little of no investment wouldn't you? Most Internet marketing teams would say YES.

I would too.

Hope you will shop the Story of Cancer Store this weekend and appreciate your support. There are some rough edges still, so comment or email MartinSelllingZoe(at)aol and I will fix.

CAEXI BEST's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:16 PM
Le New Ecommerce: Histoire Lancement de la boutique du cancer
Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, June 25, 2013 9:41 PM

We've made more than a hundred bucks and sold my house, so "selling out" to help cure cancer is well underway. Thanks for your help. 

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Sound + Ecommerce Converts Better: Why Startup SoundCloud Will Rock Ecom

Sound + Ecommerce Converts Better: Why Startup SoundCloud Will Rock Ecom | Startup Revolution |
Why SoundCloud Will ROCK E-commerce . SoundCloud's Social Network for Sounds Do a test with me. Look at the REI tent product page picture above for 3
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

SoundCloud's Social Nets for Sounds
As a former Director of Ecommerce SOUND wasn't on my radar. Sound couldn't be on my radar then, I left my ecom job for Martin's Ride To Cure Cancer in the summer of 2010.

There was no way to curate sound three years ago. There is a brilliant way to curate sound now with @SoundCloud. This powerful app will ROCK ecommerce as this post shares.

Take the simple test on the linked post. Look at a REI tent page with and without sound and you tell me which is more appealing. Here's the BIG User Generated Content rub. Open up a "Sound Gallery" and ask customers to share sounds and pictures.

I included an example of Amazon's recent User Generated Content (UGC), "Share Your Images" ask. Amazon is late to the social UGC game with the exception of reviews was they've led. I think their lead in reviews is why Amazon didn't ask for much UGC (after a failed video review attempt).

Ecommerce merchants take note and CURATE sounds into your product pages and use the process of curating sounds as another great UGC ask.

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Clothing Startup Everlane Rocks A NYC Pop-Up Store, Now Has 400,000 Subscribers

Clothing Startup Everlane Rocks A NYC Pop-Up Store, Now Has 400,000  Subscribers | Startup Revolution |
Clothing Startup Everlane Opens A Pop-Up Store In New York, Now Has 400000 ...TechCrunchClothing startup Everlane has opened a pop-up store in New York for the holidays.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Everlane is rockig retailing at its core. By treating its customers as "members", using technology to suppot WOW customer service and controlingth means of production Everlane is creating a fun experience and loyal customers.

I admire them for going black on Black Friday. They put a simple page with white type on black statign why they were opting out of Black Friday madness. Well done and probably generated millions in free PR.

Everlane looks reading to rock.  

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