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Yotpo Survey of Consumers Pinpoints Changing Online Shopping Behaviors and Priorities Amidst Global Coronavirus Crisis

eCommerce Opportunity Sparks for Determined Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Brands as Amazon Leaves Shoppers Stranded with One-Month-Plus Delays Yotpo, the leading eCommerce marketing platform, released its Consumers & Commerce 2020 Coronavirus Trends Report, showcasing findings from a global survey that examines the changing behaviors, priorities, and shopping trends of consumers in the US, UK, and Canada since they have been encouraged to self-isolate or asked to shelter-in-place. David vs. Goliath in the Battle for…

How Retailers Can Leverage Food Quality and Traceability to Beat Amazon

More than 2.5 million food businesses use Amazon.com for product distribution, yet the retail empire, worth an estimated $900 billion, struggles to police a major problem: food product quality standards and regulatory adherence. In a recent report on Amazon’s spoiled food challenges, CNBC found that a disturbing number of Amazon’s top food sellers had at least five customer complaints regarding expired goods. While Amazon insists it’s a transaction-only platform intended to connect buyers and sellers around the world, this…

Domo Announces Support for Amazon SageMaker Autopilot

Now Machine Learning is Accessible to More Users Domo announced new capabilities in the Domo Business Cloud, including automatic machine learning (AutoML), recommended actions, and drag-and-drop predictive model deployment through support for Amazon SageMaker Autopilot. Amazon SageMaker Autopilot is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) solution that automatically trains and tunes ML models based on data provided by a customer. Companies can now use their data in Domo as input into Amazon SageMaker Autopilot and automatically create…

Denodo Continues Exceptional Growth Trajectory Evidenced by Strong Year-End Momentum

Data Virtualization Provider Acknowledged by Customers and Influencers for Delivering Superior Business Value via its Modern Integration Approach Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, today announced that its impressive worldwide growth continued in 2019 as evidenced by a 50 percent increase in year-over-year revenue. New customer acquisition, aided by Amazon, Azure and Google Marketplaces, played a key role as subscription and expansion among existing global customers contributed to the 52 percent surge over the…

ChannelAdvisor Expands Support for Brands and Retailers on Amazon in the Netherlands

ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable brands and retailers to increase global sales, announced support for Amazon.nl, coinciding with Amazon's launch in the Netherlands. ChannelAdvisor's support for Amazon.nl allows merchants with a European unified account the ability to list and sell their products directly to consumers on Amazon's new Dutch marketplace.1 With 85% of the Netherlands' population shopping online in an e-commerce market worth an estimated €23.7…

Coronavirus Robocalls Prey on Consumer Fears

Some Robocalls Promote Scams & Marketing Pitches, While Others Serve the Public Interest Public concerns about the global coronavirus pandemic have inspired a wave of dubious robocalls that seem to exploit consumer fears amid ongoing uncertainty about the COVID-19 crisis, according to YouMail Inc., creator of the YouMail Robocall Index. Marketing Technology News: Freshworks Taps Oracle Cloud Vetaran Prakash Ramamurthy as New CPO YouMail researchers have uncovered robocalls referring to the coronavirus to promote…

Adjust Strengthens Agency Partnerships And Enterprise Sales With Appointments Of Industry Veterans Kelly Mullins And Bill Gerber

As the U.S. market becomes increasingly mobile-first, Adjust continues to invest in simplifying agency partner integrations, while offering brands long-term solutions to improve marketing performance  Adjust, a global B2B SaaS company, announced the appointments of two seasoned leaders to strengthen its agency partnerships and enterprise sales practices in the U.S. With US advertising spend on pace to reach nearly $390 billion this year, Adjust is ramping up its investments in the increasingly mobile-first region to help…

ChartMogul Launches World’s First Subscription Data Platform

ChartMogul, the market leader in Subscription Analytics, is excited to unveil the world’s first Subscription Data Platform, available to all new and existing customers. We believe this reflects a new trend in the development of the subscription economy. Subscription business models are increasingly popular. They offer consumers a choice. They can opt for products and services on demand, upgrading or canceling with a few clicks. Administering subscription plans and pricing presented new challenges for businesses.…

GenAlpha Partners with Enceiba to Enable B2B firms in Their eCommerce Capabilities Across All Selling Channels

GenAlpha partners with Enceiba, a leading B2B Amazon consultancy and optimization firm, to help manufacturers embrace multiple sales channels and succeed in our digital world. GenAlpha Technologies has partnered with Enceiba to provide a powerful synergy of B2B eCommerce and Amazon knowledge and capabilities to assist manufacturers. Enceiba offers a variety of consulting services designed to allow B2B businesses to optimize their Amazon selling channel. GenAlpha and Enceiba will collaborate on customer projects, utilizing…

Amazon Beats Currys and Argos to Gain Biggest Share of Google’s Page One Searches for Consumer Electronics

New Searchmetrics study highlights importance of video and YouTube when consumers search for information on consumer electronics. It also reveals UK retailers of consumer tech may not be doing enough to satisfy informational searches Amazon.co.uk is the most visible website overall in Google’s UK page one results when people search for consumer electronics topics such as computers, laptops, video and mobile phones according to a new study by Searchmetrics. YouTube.com takes second place, ahead of both Currys.co.uk and …

TechBytes with Manish Gupta, Senior Applied Scientist at Alexa.com

Dr. Gupta, how are you working with technologies like AI, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing at Alexa.com, an Amazon subsidiary that provides marketers with SEO and Competitive Intelligence tools? We use Machine Learning to surface common audiences between different websites. This allows customers to analyze what their peer set is doing and what kind of content interests their audience. We are also developing tools using patented AI and NLP technologies to help marketers get a better idea of what content…

These 5 Trends Will Dominate Online Shopping in 2020

By the end of 2019, the total value of eCommerce retail sales could reach $3.4 trillion, closing a decade of steady growth. The online shopping landscape has developed massively to provide a constantly better experience for shoppers. And with the ever-growing consumer demands, novel technologies, and fresh practices, maybe the best is yet to come. The only way to stay ahead of the curve is by keeping an eye on the latest trends. So, what should eCommerce retailers focus on to welcome the new decade in all its glory? 1.…

The Search Monitor Set To Add Walmart.com, Target.com and BestBuy.com Search Listings

The Search Monitor announces plans to add Walmart, Target and BestBuy search listings to its competitive intelligence ad monitoring platform The Search Monitor plans to add more marketplaces to its shopping monitoring platform including Walmart.com, BestBuy.com and Target.com. The Search Monitor currently offers the feature for Amazon.com and is excited to open additional shopping engines for its clients. This exciting technology gives advertisers unprecedented access to the data they need to compete effectively in…

Amazon Generates Highest Return on Media Spend for Majority of Brands Selling on the Platform, Feedvisor Study Finds

Nearly Half of Brands Advertising on Amazon See at Least a 7x Return on Spend Feedvisor, the AI-powered optimization and intelligence platform for brands and large sellers on Amazon, unveiled its 2020 analysis on the dynamic relationships between brands and Amazon. The report, Brands and Amazon in the Age of E-Commerce, examines the goals, sentiments, and strategies of over 1,000 U.S. retail brand leaders, and outlines how they navigate and position themselves in an Amazon-led e-commerce landscape. The study found…

CommerceIQ Triples Business in 2019, Expands Leadership Team To Drive Growth

Three of the Top-5 Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Companies Among Leading Brands Adopting CommerceIQ CommerceIQ, the leader in machine-based e-commerce, today announced robust year-over-year growth in its business after doubling the size of its customer base and achieving 300% growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR) in 2019. CommerceIQ’s customers account for more than $3B in annual Amazon sales and rely on the company’s machine learning and automation technology to power their Amazon business. Customers include name brands…

Bestbuy Wins Biggest Share of Google’s Page One Searches for Consumer Electronics – Amazon Comes Second

Searchmetrics Q4 2019 study reveals retail websites are failing to satisfy informational searches for consumer electronics Bestbuy.com is the most visible website in Google’s (Google.com) page one results when people search for consumer electronics topics such as computers, laptops, video and mobile phones according to a new Searchmetrics study. Second and third are Amazon.com and Walmart.com. For searches related to mobile phones, t-mobile.com is the most visible on page one, followed by bestbuy.com. However, nearly…

WISeKey’s Global Cybersecurity to Protect People’s Privacy and Critical Infrastructures

The Recent Hack of Ring Video Doorbells Illustrates How Vulnerable Connected Devices Are in an Internet of Things (IoT) World. People’s Privacy and Critical Equipment Are Exposed to Hackers. Wisekey’s Combined Digital Security Solutions Protect People’s and Objects’ Identity WISeKey International Holding Ltd., a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today the release of a consistent cybersecurity combined offer to secure access to connected objects. This solution sits on WISeKey’s three fundamental value…

Horizon Media Launches New Company, Night Market, a Dedicated Data Intelligence Commerce Business

Horizon Media Hires AI Leader Randy Browning as President to Lead Night Market Horizon Media, a leader in driving business-based outcomes for marketers, announced that it has launched a new data intelligence company, Night Market. Night Market is designed to provide brands with unique insights into consumer purchase behaviour within the walled gardens of Amazon, Google and Facebook, thus giving brands unprecedented control of the consumer e-purchase journey. Night Market will be led by a leading AI and data intelligence…

TechBytes with Tom Craig, CTO at Resonate

Technology is a continuum, and you need to be learning new systems all the time. Hi, Tom. Tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at Resonate. My entire career has been built on leveraging data and technology to scale global platforms for Marketing and Advertising, and that journey began well before today’s digital capabilities. Back in the ‘90s, in the early days of my career, I focused on implementing more-advanced customer targeting for telecoms via channels like direct mail and…

New Consumer Survey from Convey Reveals Mixed Feelings About Amazon – Even as Fast, Free Shipping Proves Irresistible

1 in 4 have negative feelings about Amazon’s impact on retail and the environment; 2 in 3 would consider abandoning Amazon without free shipping A new consumer survey conducted by Austin-based Delivery Experience Management platform provider Convey finds that many US consumers have negative feelings towards Amazon when it comes to its impact on the retail industry and the planet. However, those objections don't necessarily translate into lost sales, especially for shoppers who rely on Amazon for the majority of their…