Ecommerce Expo 2014 – Day 1
We’re at the Ecommerce Expo in London this week which sees the industry come together to talk all things ecommerce, delivering specialist advice as well as showcasing a range of products and services. Day 1 at the expo was excellent and it was great to see so many people coming through the doors. So we thought we’d briefly share what’s been happening and what we’ve been talking to people about in a two part blog series…
Twitters buy it now button
Twitters buy it now button announcement has really got the commentators talking. It has been announced that this will be trialled in the US. The buy button would sit within a tweet and the user would be able to purchase items without leaving the Twitter platform. Users will be asked to input their shipping and payment details, or if they have already submitted those details, will be asked to confirm the payment. So far, 19 retailers have signed up for a trial within the US to a small group of users.
Facebook Buy Button
We were asked to write a blog for mycustomer.com on the recent news that Facebook is launching its Facebook Buy Button, and how this will impact on ecommerce businesses.
Selling from the beach made possible
Holidays are important, most people recognise this. Finding the time to go on holiday can be tricky in itself. On top of this being aware that no money will be coming in whilst you’re away can take the relaxation out of your holiday. There are ways, though, to be able to relax and enjoy your well-earned break
Selling Direct – What to do Next
Selling direct not only provides a new revenue stream, but can also help you to improve customer engagement. This, in turn, will help to improve your products and services by enabling you to receive direct customer feedback.
Selling Direct: Manufacturers are turning themselves into retailers
Selling direct to the customer is not something manufacturers usually consider as a viable option. Unsurprisingly, selling has always been regarded as a job for the wholesaler or retailer not the manufacturer - but this dynamic is beginning to blur as manufacturers look to sell direct. Here at Core Fulfilment, we’ll be putting together a series of articles on why we think this trend is here to stay.
Why absolutely anyone can set up an e-commerce business
We know, of course, that retailers began to use the web to expand their offering to customers and make shopping more convenient, but there are more people tapping into this new phenomenon than you might think.
There are, clearly, different ways of dealing with customer service issues. Based on a recent experience it made me think how we would have handled a similar situation.
Open and Transparent
I’ve spoken to plenty of people who haven’t realised that services like those we offer at Core Fulfilment exist. Most people shopping online will have received a parcel handled by a fulfilment partner at some point, but they may not have realised.
Etail vs efail
Recently Core Fulfilment have been featured in an article entitled "Etail vs efail – how e-commerce companies can get it right" on Mycustomer.com. Directors Jeremy and Paul were asked for their opinion on the best way to build a successful e-commerce strategy.