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15 Popular Videos from Brands, to Inspire
Watching popular videos from major brands can be a good way for small businesses to find out what works and generate their own campaign ideas.
Here is a list of popular ...
Topics: brands, features, videos, ad, promote, visuals, video, universal, million, inspire, spot, popular, viewspromoting.
Klarna acquires universal shopping cart Shop.co
Klarna has acquired Shop.co, a small German startup that wants to simplify online shopping by offering a universal shopping cart. There’s little known about the deal, but according to Klarna it’s mostly about the acquisition of intellectual property and taking over a mere Shop.co employees. The news came first from Continue reading
Topics: universal, purchase, t3n, property, price, company, cart, shopco, klarna, acquires, startup, shopping.
Ramping Up Google Analytics 4
I first addressed Google Analytics 4 last fall. It is becoming the go-to platform in Google's analytics ecosystem. The older version, Universal Analytics, will eventually sunset. For now, continue using Universal Analytics while ramping up GA4.
Topics: click, create, universal, tag, analytics, ga4, ramping, reporting, reports, page, google.
Shopping Cart Checklist – What to Look For in a Checkout Experience
Author's Note: This is an update to a post originally published in May 2011 and has been edited for relevancy
There are myriad reasons why your customers don’t complete a purchase; from sticker shock, to wanting to showroom an item instead prior to purchase, to simply getting distracted and abandoning the cart,andit can be something entirely unrelated to design or usability.
When shopping online here are several things related to cart/checkout to look for that affect your customer’s experience in meaningful ways:
Must Have Shopping Cart Page Features
1. Cart is visible throughout the experience
Research shows when a cart is constantly within range of the shopping experience abandonment rates diminish. Amazon does this effortlessly on their dedicated app.
2. Seamless Multi-brand or Multi-geo
When multiple brands co-exist the cart/checkout process should look seamless to the customer.
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3. Easy to view thumbnails
The product is the hero and stands out within the cart.
4. Product availability is prominent
Should the item be out of stock, it’s clearly set off in a different font size, color, or housed within a separate design element.
5. Offer clean, non-competing CTAs (Calls to Action)
CTAs should never compete font-wise, nor be similar in size, shape, or color. Be clear in what you’re asking the customer to do.
6. Shipping and Tax Calculation
All costs are clearly visible, so the customer knows exactly what they are paying in total for the item(s) including tax and shipping.
Should there be questions or issues within the checkout process or throughout the shopping journey, a chat feature pops up to assist in real time. No need for emails or calls that may adversely affect the customer experience.
8. Move to Later
Not a must-have for every shopping experience, but certainly worth it to retain the purchase for later and to help with conversions on the retailer side.
9. Save Cart
Especially helpful for a buyer purchase when the order may be larger or more complex for a specific project.
10. Gift Options
Icing on the cake for a busy shopper!
11. Universal Cart
A bit more complexity than meets the eye, but certainly in the zeitgeist of eCommerce. A universal cart allows customers to add, remove, modify, or purchase any of the items in their digital cart whether customers are in-store, online or on the retailer’s mobile app.
When taking a deeper dive into the universal cart concept, you’ll need to ask yourself a key question as a retailer: What price are you willing to honor across all channels and geos? Spending and shopping habits drive the experience. Shoppers are increasingly demanding the lowest price for an item, no matter what channel they’re using to find it.
The presence of these elements are not the end of shopping cart optimization. It's also key how they are presented, and how your cart page works. This list is a guideline to show you what you may be missing, but ongoing testing is the best way to continue to learn what works best for you.
Looking for more eCommerce content? Check out our Mobile Commerce Guide for more insights and trends.
Topics: customer, shopping, experience, customers, item, purchase, look, works, checklist, visible, checkout, universal, cart.
The 2 Universal KPIs for Ecommerce Retailers
A business's key performance indicators typically change over time with new opportunities and challenges. But Gross Revenue and Gross Profit are universal KPIs for all ecommerce retailers, all of the time.
Topics: revenue, retailers, checkout, gross, profit, kpis, rate, order, conversion, universal, typically, visitors, ecommerce.
Weav raises $4.3M to knit together a universal API for commerce platforms
Weav, which is building a universal API for commerce platforms, is emerging from stealth today with $4.3 million in funding from a bevy of investors, and a partnership with Brex. Founded last year by engineers Ambika Acharya, Avikam Agur and Nadav Lidor after participating in the W20 YC batch, Weav joins the wave of fintech […]
Topics: universal, platforms, api, weav, raises, commerce, financial, products, weavs, data, founders, techcrunch, knit, 43m, businesses.