Americaneagle.com and Amla Commerce form strategic partnership
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Americaneagle.com and Amla Commerce Announce Strategic Partnership

New strategic partnership will provide customers with a broader spectrum of ecommerce software solutions and services.

 

Des Plaines and Milwaukee – September 11, 2018 – Today, Americaneagle.com, an industry leader in website design, development, hosting and digital marketing and Amla Commerce, parent company to ecommerce software products Artifi Labs (“Artifi”) and Znode, announce a partnership to expand the portfolio of ecommerce products and services available to each company’s customer-base.

 

“The new partnership with Amla Commerce is a great benefit that complements our dedication to provide customers with the best possible ecommerce solutions.” said Jerry Boduch, director of strategic alliances at Americaneagle.com. “Thoroughly evaluating ecommerce platforms so we can make recommendations best suited to each client is a critical component of our success. Adding Artifi Labs and Znode to the ecosystem of products we recommend adds tremendous value to the depth of our ecommerce implementation services.”

 

Boduch added, “Given our extensive experience implementing .NET ecommerce platforms, we’re particularly excited to add Znode to the list of products we’re now able to recommend to our clients.”

 

“We’re thrilled to partner with Americaneagle.com and combine their expert design, strategy, development, and hosting capabilities with our ecommerce software product offering,” says Tom Flierl, vice president of marketing and business development at Amla Commerce. “Americaneagle.com has a history of successful ecommerce implementations and companies looking for a partner to assist with implementing Artifi and Znode will have a great option with Americaneagle.com.”

 

About Americaneagle.com

Americaneagle.com is an industry leader in website design, development, hosting and digital marketing—essentially a one-stop shop offering a full range of solutions for any organization looking to succeed in their online endeavors. With over 400 professionals, Americaneagle.com is a family owned, privately held company with a long history of profitability and stability. Since 1995, Americaneagle.com has completed more than 12,000 Web projects for nearly every type and size of organization in nearly every industry, including small companies, start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, and manufacturers of niche products. Americaneagle.com, Inc., founded in 1978, is based in Des Plaines, Illinois, with offices throughout the country including Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Ft. Lauderdale, and Washington D.C.

 

For the full press release, visit PRWeb.

multi-store architecture
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Znode’s Multi-Store Architecture Enables Scale and Growth

Quickly launch and manage multiple stores while significantly increasing speed to market

Znode’s multi-store functionality enables admin users to easily create and manage multiple stores without duplicating databases or catalogs. Admin users can upload products to a master catalog and assign the catalog globally, or create sub-catalogs which can be applied globally, to specific stores, or to one store. When a business needs to launch a new online store, the admin simply applies a catalog or catalogs to a store. Catalogs are simply virtual collections of products.

This architecture makes catalog management much simpler than traditional ecommerce platforms. It also makes Znode a much lighter and faster platform.

Highlights of Multi-Store:

  • Full control over all ecommerce stores in one central location
  • Improve speed to market by launching stores faster
  • Efficiently create and manage sub-catalogs from the master catalog
  • Apply catalogs and categories globally or at a store-level, allowing for greater flexibility
  • Provide a more personalized shopping experience with the ability to create custom stores
  • Efficiently manage pricing, shipping, tax, and promotions at a store-level
  • Boost store rankings with SEO management and the ability to create specific and unique URLs for stores

Improved speed to market + efficient store management = a perfect formula for growth

Customer Experience Matters

Customer-centric strategies have been used in traditional sales and marketing channels for decades, but there are still some customer experience  practices that could be put into play in the ecommerce arena.

Advances in technology now have made it possible for online retailers to create shopping experiences that are centered on the individual shopper.

80% of shoppers say they will leave a website if they’re having a poor experience

If your online customers are not happy with your platform, its very easy for them to go somewhere else. That is why every second matters. Literally.  For an e-commerce site clearing $100,000 in daily sales, a one-second delay translates to $2.5 million in lost annual revenue.

A great on-site experience remembers the shopper’s name, where they are located, what they have purchased in the past, and products they have abandoned in the cart. It also intuitively recognizes what they are browsing for today. By using the data it collects over time, your eCommerce system can become your best salesperson.

You also need to have staff prepared to give your online customers the best experience they possibly can have  – if they ever need to contact you. Returns, questions, or other issues can cause your customers to pick up the phone, and they need to know that the people on the other side of that line are willing to go above and beyond.

Seems Obvious – Right?

For any seasoned business owner, these things can seem very elementary. Of course you need your customers to have a good experience – right? The difference is that what that experience is changes almost just as fast as you can adapt. If you don’t have the tools in place, you may be missing out before you even realize it.

Looking to take your eCommerce solution to the next level and increase your customer experience? Contact Znode today and find out what we can (and will) do for you and your business.

 

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2016 eCommerce Trends

With 2015 coming to a close, it’s already time to start getting your eCommerce site ready for 2016.  Trends have come and gone, but the following are going to reign next year…and likely stay for good.

1. Mobile shopping.  We’ve said it time and time again: mobile shopping is as prevalent as shopping on a desktop or laptop.  Our culture now dictates mobile devices as a must-have item, making it a key component of eCommerce.  It should be noted that we’re not talking about mobile apps.  We’re talking about mobile sites.  A report from Kissmetrics found that 7 in 10 consumers would rather use a mobile website over an app.  The same report concluded that mobile phone users are the most valuable segment of customers because their conversion rate is so high.

2. Marketing automation.  You might be thinking email automation with this one, but it’s so much more!  Ventureburn notes that “customized landing pages, tailor-made discounts and promotions, easily accessible shopping carts, and automatic display of related recommended products for customers” fall in the realm of marketing automation as well.

3. Product customization.  You’ve probably been online recently and seen options to customize or personalize products.  This is a growing trend in B2B and B2C spaces because everyone wants their products tailored.  What’s better than designing exactly what you want?

4. User interface improvements.  No one wants to shop on a clunky eCommerce store.  Simplistic design and an easy check-out process will be king.  Practical Ecommerce also notes that striking photographs and videos will be popular in 2016.

Keep these trends in as we round out 2015.  eCommerce is booming in B2B and B2C spaces, so a look at upcoming trends will help keep your site relevant.  It’s a game to play –getting conversions– but it can be done with the right insight.

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Will it be happy holidays for retailers this year?

Five To-Do’s for 2015 that will have you wrapping up the season in the Black (Friday).

Repost from Avalara.com

November and December are no “ho-ho-ho” laughing matter for retailers. Seasonal shopping is serious business. Nearly 20% of total retail sales occur during this period. But shopping trends are a lot like fashion trends; what was hot last year may not be now. Here’s a closer look at some key takeaways from 2014 as well as a “nice list” for what retailers can do this year to keep customers happy and keep them spending.

1.       Get the early birds and the last-minute shoppers

2.       Create a more seamless experience for shoppers

3.      Be mobile-ready

4.       Socialize More Often

5.       Be ready for big data

 Want the detailed data and drivers behind these trends?  Download the full whitepaper “How to Wine at Black Friday and Cyber Monday.”

One last to-do for your holiday checklist: Sales tax. Shoppers can be a real Grinch about incorrect or unexpected costs at checkout. Wrap up their purchases neatly by automating sales tax in your ecommerce system, shopping cart or point of sale system.