Getting Started with WordPress eCommerce

| June 3, 2017

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By 2016 there will be an expected 192 million people shopping online in the U.S. That’s 15% more shoppers than 2011, they’ll each be spending 44% more cash on average and the total spending will be up 62%. In short: ecommerce is growing. Are you ready? It’s time for Amazon to move over. They may be the ecommerce king, but now it’s your turn. Besides, it took Amazon eight years to turn a profit. You can probably do better. One way to do better: WordPress. It’s not just for blogging anymore. This full-featured content management system has the chops to handle ecommerce.

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Arvato is an international service provider with some 70,000 employees in more than 40 countries. We design and implement innovative solutions for clients from all over the world. These include, for example, intelligent customer service offers via all contact channels in the CRM sector, end-to-end e-commerce services for retailers and brands in the field of SCM, fraud prevention and payment services in the financial industry, and IT services in the cloud. In developing our innovative solutions, we place a strong focus on automation and data/analytics.

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TD Bank retail leader talks payment innovation, POS transformation

Article | February 13, 2020

One of the most transformative customer experiences is happening at the point of sale retail consumers are tapping and swiping more than ever compared to handing over cold hard cash. A driving force is the innovation taking place in retail payment as the cashierless storefront slowly takes root and young shoppers don't want to be bothered with even the credit card transaction time. Retail Customer Experience reached out to Mike Rittler, general manager of retail card services and personal lending at TD Bank, to get his perspective on retail POS, trends, consumer expectations and the retail purchase experience.

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FLEXIBILITY THE ORDER OF THE DAY IN RESTAURANT POS

Article | February 20, 2020

In this previous blog, we set out how self-service kiosks represented a new vision for customer-centric POS in the hospitality trade, building on the work done by QSR pioneers such as McDonalds and Nando’s. Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for how the future of POS in the restaurant sector will evolve. Different operators with different priorities will want to get different things from point of sale, not least because customers will also have varying demands and expectations. The beauty of modern technology is that it can provide the agility to meet a diverse range of needs. POS systems are no longer all about having tills at fixed points on the premises, they can operate in many different ways at once. Digitisation has unshackled POS, allowing restaurateurs to focus on shaping the optimum customer experience, with choice and flexibility at its heart.

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How Is Your Ecommerce Business Adjusting to Coronavirus? Let Us Know

Article | April 1, 2020

Reality as we know it has been interrupted. Our entire lives have been put on hold. And it’s not a great feeling. To fight the global coronavirus pandemic, we’re all stepping back from large gatherings even if it disrupts our business goals or denies us the ability to catch up with dear friends. Not only have we postponed Ecommerce Operations Summit 2020 but we are brainstorming other ways to do our part and contribute however we can. Our focus right now is on everyone whose lives have been turned upside down or even put at mortal risk by this invisible enemy. How has this impacted you? While you’re working from home, carve out a quick minute to answer this survey and share the effect COVID-19 has had on your business. Answers will be collected through this Thursday.

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How Retailers Can Utilize In-Store Digital Signage

Article | February 10, 2020

Consumer attention is shifting. Brick-and-mortar stores must now compete with e-retailers as customers spend more time online, thanks to targeted ads and personalized deals. As noted by Digital eCommerce, online sales rose almost 18 percent last year to $3.46 trillion worldwide and are on track to top $892 billion across the U.S. in less than two years. This shift has alerted most brands to the need for a retail evolution to ensure ongoing success. With e-commerce sales still accounting for just under 10 percent of retail revenues, businesses have an opportunity to boost sales and raise their brand profile — if they can reliably capture consumer interest. One solution: effective and engaging digital signage. Retailers Can Capture Crucial In-Store Moments To capture attention and drive conversion, businesses must capitalize on what Google calls micro-moments, when customers leverage their mobile devices to discover more information, find a price or pinpoint a vendor online.

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Arvato

Arvato is an international service provider with some 70,000 employees in more than 40 countries. We design and implement innovative solutions for clients from all over the world. These include, for example, intelligent customer service offers via all contact channels in the CRM sector, end-to-end e-commerce services for retailers and brands in the field of SCM, fraud prevention and payment services in the financial industry, and IT services in the cloud. In developing our innovative solutions, we place a strong focus on automation and data/analytics.

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