Customer service is something an ecommerce brand cannot overlook. It’s an essential component of maintaining relationships with customers and improving the customer experience.
But for many new ecommerce brands — and existing ones, for that matter — customer service gets forgotten as growth and scaling new customers takes precedence.
There’s also an overwhelming amount of options for managing customer service. Outsourcing is an easy and cost-effective solution for newer brands where resources are tight. But keeping your service team in-house means you have brand experts ready to handle any problem.
We’ll break down these two common customer service solutions for ecommerce brands and discuss why an outsourced team is fine for growth-stage ecommerce businesses, but how in-house teams are better for long-term success.
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It’s no surprise that ecommerce sales have increased in certain categories since the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country.
As people spend more time inside their homes, the home goods industry especially has flourished. Home furnishings are essential as new home workers adapt their living space into their working space. And products that add a sense of coziness and peace at home are crucial to easing anxiety while stuck inside.
But as businesses around the country begin to open back up, it raises the question: Will home goods continue to be a strong ecommerce category once we’re not at home all the time?
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Email marketing is essential for most ecommerce and direct-to-consumer businesses. A healthy email marketing strategy includes targeted campaigns, promotional emails, newsletters, and automated flows.
But one of the most vital pieces of email marketing is often-overlooked: transactional emails. Transactional emails serve as one of the first touch points of customer service, and play a critical role in maintaining a positive relationship with customers.
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The coronavirus pandemic has increased anxiety and depression around the world.
Fears are high as people worry about contracting the virus. People are feeling lonelier than ever. And social distancing has removed the social interaction we need to feel normal.
But the beauty industry has emerged as an unlikely source of support to ease fears with its focus on self-care.
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Public health and safety are top of mind for most as we enter another month of social distancing.
The Centers for Disease Control now recommends all people wear face masks when leaving their house, public parks and trails have been shut down, and businesses continue to struggle as storefronts and warehouses are forced to close.
But for some, there’s a glimmer of hope of staying healthy throughout the spring with the help of immune-boosting products.
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The turn of the new year and new decade was a hopeful one for many. But in early March, COVID-19 put a wrench in millions of people’s plans.
With social distancing and stay-at-home orders the new norm, many businesses have had to close their doors.
One industry hit especially hard? Studio fitness.
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If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that Super Bowl commercials are always weird. Some successfully so. Others, not so much. But even if you watch a Super Bowl commercial and think, “I don’t get it,” you probably remember it.
Who can forget the iconic “Whassup” Budweiser commercial that sparked an endless amount of pop culture references? And it was a Super Bowl commercial that brought us Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.”
What Super Bowl commercials dare to do that so many small brands fear is push the limits.
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