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How Digital Solutions Help You Reach Customers in Times of Need

Some business disruptions can be planned for— material shortages, natural disasters, compliance or fulfillment roadblocks. But what about the obstacles we don’t see coming? The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every business in the world in some way or another, and in the face of such an unprecedented global crisis, many are […]

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3 Ways Retailers Can Remain Agile During Supply Chain Disruption

In the midst of COVID-19, we as individuals are faced with personal challenges, including keeping ourselves and our families safe. For businesses, and especially retailers, the challenges continue as you look to support the struggling economy and maintain sales while in-store traffic is significantly reduced. To remain agile during this time – and during any […]

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The Mobile App Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, we are seeing brick-and-mortar hours change and doors closing for a period of days and weeks. The retail and restaurant industries have been hit hard in particular, and it will likely get worse. Only time will tell. Fortunately, though, consumers can still engage with their favorite brands. In […]

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A Christmas Carol of a Terrible Customer Experience

As we approach the holidays, I’m reminded of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and how Ebenezer Scrooge came to see the light after three ghosts showed him the impact his actions had on himself and those around him, and how he could save his soul and improve the lives of others if he changed his […]

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Want to Provide Amazon-Level Personalization? Now You Can.

Building customer satisfaction is crucial to winning satisfied, loyal, long-term customers. Customers appreciate when merchants remember them by name, or make recommendations based on their interests and past interactions. This gets tricky in eCommerce. People will “window shop” or browse leisurely for an hour in a store, but online customers who know exactly what they’re […]

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Essentials for Your Digital Strategy: Zero UI

Delivering seamless, consistent, and engaging experiences starts with a customer-centered digital strategy. This ongoing series explores the characteristics that make up a great digital strategy and how to deliver powerful brand moments that solidify customer loyalty and drive differentiation for your organization. Technology is infused in every part of our lives and is only becoming […]

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Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2

With Magento 1 support ending by June 2020, it is very important for merchants to migrate their stores to Magento 2. There is nothing to panic about this migration, but we know there might be a lot of questions about the transition. Here are a few that might be going through your mind, along with […]

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Essentials for Your Digital Strategy: Emerging Business Models

Delivering seamless, consistent, and engaging experiences starts with a customer-centered digital strategy. This ongoing series explores the characteristics that make up a great digital strategy and how to deliver powerful brand moments that solidify customer loyalty and drive differentiation for your organization. Innovation is not just about technology As we work with clients, we find […]

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Video: Custom Commerce Capabilities with a Product Configurator

Businesses with highly-customizable products typically have an ordering process that takes place offline, leading to a long sales cycle. In addition, many consumers want to visualize their custom product before placing an order. That’s why we worked with our client Loom Décor, an eCommerce business in the interior design industry that delivers custom home furnishings […]

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Magento Page Builder: Development Tools for the Non-Developer

Magento Page Builder is one of the new functionalities included in the most recent release of Magento 2.3.1. Designed to increase the capabilities of eCommerce platform administrators and streamline page creation, this new program allows users to design and develop pages without extensive knowledge of HTML and CSS. The module itself was designed to be […]

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Building Your WebSphere V9 Roadmap for Retail

When news broke that HCL had acquired several IBM products, including the infamous WebSphere Commerce, many were left wondering how the platform would change. However, the general focus of WebSphere Commerce Version 9 (V9) is not set to shift, but rather, HCL plans to enhance the features of V9 to enable commerce players to enhance […]

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Motivation is Key: A Q&A on Digital Strategy and Retail

Kimberly Williams-Czopek recently joined Perficient Digital as a director within our Digital Strategy group, bringing decades of retail and digital strategy experience with her. We sat down with Kim to talk about her experiences in the retail industry, her advice for shaping an effective digital strategy, and her reaction to being named “Retail Innovator of […]

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How Content Supports a Conversational Commerce Experience

What is conversational commerce? In January of 2015, Chris Messina, a former technologist of companies like Uber and Google, coined the term in his Medium post – Conversational Commerce: Messaging apps bring the point of sale to you. He saw an emerging trend, as others may have at the time as well. Andrew Bilak of […]

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Ad Blockers: The Key to Your Missing Web Analytics Data

If you haven’t dealt with inconsistencies between revenue and order totals reported by your web analytics platform and the numbers reported by your eCommerce transaction platform, you probably will eventually. There are many possible causes for these inconsistencies. Some of the most common are: Incorrect transaction tracking implementation Incorrect web analytics filtering configuration Transactions that […]

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Phygital – It’s More than a Buzzword

Two weeks ago I spoke at the annual SPECS Show. The retail-focused conference was centered on the physical aspects of running a retail business today, but there was also a dedicated track for discussions around digital trends. I gave a presentation on how digital and physical can meld, aka, PHYGITAL. Buzzwords aside, customer behavior trends […]

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Crafting a Better Customer Experience with JOANN

In the day and age of digital, an excellent customer experience online is essential. But shifting to a digital experience strategy means different things for different organizations. Our client JOANN Stores is a noteworthy example of a retailer utilizing new technologies to improve the overall customer experience. Subject matter experts from the Perficient Digital Commerce […]

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Prepping for Product Information Management (PIM) Implementation

Maintaining data is not a new challenge. It’s complex when you want to succeed in the market and want to get ahead of your competitors. The eCommerce market is expected to grow further in coming years, making data management a crucial factor. This post is a quick guide that will help you not just to […]

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Who’s the Expert in Digital Trends? Your Customer.

It’s the beginning of the year and there is no shortage of “Top Digital Trends” articles describing all the ways organizations need to be heads up to the next big thing in digital if they don’t want their expenses to increase and profits shrink. These articles are full of valuable information. Some of it may […]

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IBM Commerce and HCL: A Q&A with Our Chief Strategist

The digital commerce industry has been abuzz since last month’s announcement that HCL Technologies will acquire several technologies from IBM, including the entire Commerce portfolio IBM developed over the last two decades.  We asked our Commerce Chief Strategist, Mike Rabbior, to share his insights on what this news means for the commerce technology industry, our […]

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Meet our Augmented Analytics and Marketing Data Experts at NRF 2019

Come meet our experts Jim Butz, MicroStrategy Practice General Manager, and Kevin Bauer, Digital Marketing Practice Director, as they showcase demos and retail expertise at NRF 2019 next week. Demos will be held at the MicroStrategy booth (#1955) and will highlight augmented analytics, chatbots, voice, natural language technology, digital intelligence, digital marketing analytics, and data-driven omnichannel experience. […]

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