storybook

Storytelling Through the Category Page

When you think of storytelling in an online store, what comes to mind? Product page copy? Embedded video? Blogs? Look-books? Certainly not on the utilitarian category page… But I found a fantastic example of storytelling right in the category results ...
breakingbag

Breaking Bag: Reinventing the Ecommerce Experience

This was Amazon’s home page in 1995. By ’98, it had adopted the “catalog” look: The ubiquitous format for most online shops today, one that few have veered from. The Web has changed since ’98 Clearly the Web has changed ...
cross-selling

Are Your Cross-sells Killing Conversion?

It’s generally believed that product recommendations on ecommerce sites increase conversion and average order value. But according to e-tailing group’s 16th Annual Merchant Survey, 59% of retailers don’t know what kind of conversion rates they ...
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Own Your Code: 10 Ways to Prevent Coupon Abuse

For many online retailers, a world without coupon codes and promotions is unimaginable. Unless you have a brand unaffected by Amazon, coupons are likely part of your merchandising toolkit. As we’ve covered on Get Elastic in the past, coupon codes ...
site-search

4 Ways to Make Site Search More Contextual

Ecommerce site search is a critical touchpoint in a customer’s purchase journey. Those who use search have something specific in mind, and a failure of your site search tool to deliver the most relevant results in a user-friendly way can make or ...
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