Ever had a conversation with Siri? I bet you have.
While it isn’t practically any beneficial, you can always spend a good amount of time asking her stupid questions like what Trump had for breakfast. Setting all jokes aside, chatbots have evolved considerably and become a necessary supplement of most websites.
Chatbots have been proven to be radically more efficient in gaining conversions than traditional email marketing. Having said that, this breed of bots has turned out to be the most preferred tool for growth hackers and social marketers recently.
And the reason is quite clear- imagine getting a 50-70% open rate and 20-30% CTR! That's almost 10x the average of email marketing!
I had a short conversation with Usama, CEO of Botsify as he explained how he build a platform which lets users of any skill level create and customize their own chatbots. Let's dive in:
Word of mouth has always been one of the best ways to get people to buy or at least consider buying from a particular business. While it is hard to get everyday people to talk about a particular product, getting a group of say 100 people to mention a product to the 500 or so combined people they interact with frequently is rather easy — it's traditional word of mouth. One great way to avoid the roundabout ways to get hundreds of people talking about a business or sharing a product, it is possible to get one or two influential people that have large followings that respect them to talk about a product with their following. This is influencer marketing.
Shopify is one of the best ecommerce platforms out there. They began in 2004, and since then, a number of e-commerce business owners move to the platform. In fact, at the moment, there are over 500,000 active stores running on Shopify, and they’ve collectively driven more than 40 billion worth of sales. Below you'll find out how to start your own Shopify store and which exiting shops you can use for inspiration.
Product videos have the ability to help people better understand the information or product you are selling. According to Kissmetrics—a blog about analytics, marketing, and testing—viewers are anywhere from 64-85 percent more likely to buy a product after watching a product video.
There is no correct method for creating a content video, but there are steps to take which helps consumers make informative choices about the product they want and where to purchase the product.
Businesses have always sought to connect with customers and build a good name for themselves; and with the advent of social media, that connecting has been made much easier.
Instagram has become a favorite for e-commerce brands to show off their products and engage with their target audience.
Shopify is a super simple way to launch an online store, which explains why over 500,000 merchants use their tools to run their sites. They handle everything from marketing and payments, to secure checkout and shipping.
Once you have your Shopify store up and running, there are even more ways to make it stand out and help you get even more value from the platform.
I have a friend who runs a successful e-commerce business. He started off with just two small online stores a few years ago. When I asked him how he managed to climb so high in his trade, he responded saying that he was doing the exact same thing he was supposed to if he had opened a small flower shop near my house.
Now, you must be wondering – what does that have to with a flower shop?
Certainly, that wasn't a clear answer and I really wanted to know the secret.
Here's what he revealed.