Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday are approaching quickly. We've pulled together five key holiday shopping trends and our customer experience recommendations to keep your shoppers engaged and happy during the busiest time of the year.
It’s often spoken of as a new development but the truth is that machine-learning is nothing new. Anyone who watched The Imitation Game, the story of Alan Turing, will know he predicted the role that “machine learning” would play in modern computing way back in 1950, in an article that outlined the concept of the Turing Test.
As creepy clowns dominate the headlines and my email inbox fills up with pumpkins and ghouls it can only mean one thing — this is Halloween.
It seems like every retailer out there is trying to jump on the Halloween ghost train, and it’s no wonder, with the NRF annual survey predicting spend in 2016 will hit $8.4bn, the highest in the survey’s history. Even in the UK, where Halloween has always played second fiddle to the more traditional Bonfire Night, Halloween is the new holiday to back for retailers, now the second biggest party night after New Years Eve (Guardian, October 2015).
Qubit choose to partner with other businesses that are specialized in enabling customers with great technology. User Conversion is a great example of a Qubit Partner utilizing our platform to deliver great customer experiences. Their team have been working with several Qubit clients and are really making a difference.
Qubit prides itself on its culture, it’s part of the reason we attract the best talent!
For retailers, getting peak right is crucial, but what is ‘getting it right’ in today’s competitive environment? Do you focus on systems, making sure that your site can cope with the influx of visitors, or take advantage of this to get creative and use it as the basis for a long term, customer centric strategy?
Now we’ve explained what Big Ideas are in a Qubit sense, it’s time to crack on with some of our favourites from 2015.
Engaging content is becoming increasingly more important for ecommerce businesses these days. What was once a sea of static product shots is now turning into an expanse of blogs, videos, buying guides, and made-for-social spots. If your business doesn’t belong to the 77% of B2C companies using content marketing as a method of driving sales, then you’re already falling behind.
A good return policy can be the deciding factor in whether or not a customer makes a purchase. More than just a matter of convenience, businesses that assuredly offer easy returns and exchanges are showing customers that they have a strong confidence in their product. Online shoppers have a surplus of online marketplaces to choose from for any item or service they buy; the type of satisfaction guarantee that a solid return policy offers can be the security blanket needed to take the final plunge on your site over a competitor.