Do you remember a time before e-commerce? Begrudgingly flicking through the 1000 page Argos catalogue, folding down corners of pages with the products we liked, occasionally getting a paper cut. A heavy-weight lifted, literally, thanks to e-commerce and the birth of the .com era. But it hasn’t just gotten rid of the catalogue, it’s also shaped the way in which customers shop.
Whether you like it or not, consumers are visual - with over 75% being inspired to make purchases “based on image and video content”. Therefore, product photography (whether used for e-commerce, social, website, e-flyers etc) is there as a means to assess your credibility as a brand.
Search engine optimisation (SEO), is like gold dust to the e-commerce industry. SEO is the process of optimising your website with the goal of having it rank no.1 on Google. Whilst there are other ways to gain visibility within Google search (for instance PPC also known as Google Adwords), the conversion and ROI value of SEO is unrivalled.
In our recent journal post, we attempted to strip down your strategy to its bare bones and provided you with some reasons as to why it wasn’t working for you. Number #2 on the list is content. It’s an over talked about topic, so we decided to approach it in a different way and just tell you how to do it, we’re nice like that.
Facebook targeted ADS went down the other day, with all the confusion around it, of course we stressed and panicked a little, after spending copious amounts of time researching and perfecting target audiences for it all to suddenly disappear. Why could we no longer target relevant audiences? It turns out that Facebook had a little issue, classic. Naturally, within minutes we began preparing for a new reality of a life without facebook ads. How could we reach new audiences without the aid of it?
We told you so. Retail giant House of Fraser is set to close 31 of its stores out of 59. It’s slowly following suite of Woolworths, BHS and most recently the demise of 90s kids favourite Toys R Us. Whilst customers still enjoy the store experience of trying on clothes and experiencing the product first-hand, the question is, why have HoF had to cut back so much when they once had such a large customer base?
The concept of the influencer has been around for decades. For example, let’s take The Beatles, the most influential people throughout the 60s and 70s. Not only did they influence the music industry, but they influenced fashion and culture. This was way before the digital age, they were speaking to audiences on another level, they were entering into small cultural spheres and infiltrating it on a mass scale.