Taco Bell is launching an all-vegetarian menu feature with 50 meat-free items

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Taco Bell’s menu is adding a number of new vegetarian options and a swipe feature that shows only veggie-friendly choices. Taco Bell is continuing its push for vegetarian and veggie-loving customers with Veggie Mode, a 50-item, all-vegetarian menu available at its in-store kiosks. Customers using the kiosks can simply swipe a button to turn on Veggie Mode, and will only see vegetarian options. Read Full Story

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4 industries that can make the most of interactive 3D configurators

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30-second summary: The internet is beyond saturated, which means challenges for marketers who want to attract and engage customers. Interactive 3D configurators can help companies can create smooth, interactive experiences that will keep customers engaged for longer periods and have them coming back for more. PureWeb’s Elly Uz details which industries are uniquely suited to having 3D configurators enhance the customer experience. For roughly two decades, the rapid growth of people new to the internet meant that unique traffic to websites grew steadily. This was generated in many ways: Digital ads were enough to bring in new users, and standard websites with images, something to read, and maybe even some videos were enough to keep viewers interested. Now, the web’s growth rate has more or less plateaued in developed countries. Today’s users are accustomed to the typical eye-catching tactics of online marketing, and that means it’s more difficult to make …

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Practical tips to transition your ecommerce business in the second half of 2020

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30-second summary: The idea of flexible pricing is to ensure sales, and it’s easier to make sales by selling products at the lowest price. However, your goal should be to find a price at which consumer purchasing friction is low, and the profit margin is fair enough. Leveraging perpetual inventory management software for inventory accounting is ideal for ecommerce sites. It will keep you up to speed about the sale and purchases of goods and items. Be it a loyal customer or a new customer, ecommerce stores need to ensure that every customer passes through the same authentication steps with no exceptions. Employing AI and Machine Learning algorithms could help in this case. If you haven’t got a chatbot for your business, then this is the time to get one. You can get a chatbot builder or take the help of an agency to construct a bespoke chatbot to drive …

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14 ecommerce platform features that retailers can leverage to improve sales

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30-second summary: Ecommerce agency Plum Tree Group (PTG) created a 60-page guide that outlines fourteen underutilized features in Shopify, Magento & BigCommerce that retailers can leverage to help increase sales. The features can be loosely bucketed into the following four categories: user experience enhancements, business enhancements, product-focused features, and website enhancements. PTG’s eBook lists several features that an ecommerce platform provides retailers to help improve shopper experience including multi-language websites, creating customer groups, and adding Amazon and Google payment gateways. It covers three features that help retailers streamline business functions including running shopping ads on external websites, creating unlimited admin accounts, and configuring automated tax calculations. PTG provides an extensive summary of four key features that can help showcase products, increase repeat sales, raise the average order value, and incentive shoppers to buy more. Their reviews include four website enhancement features as follows: the ability to configure site search, create …

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Best POS Systems

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Some years ago, POS systems were a luxury reserved for only big enterprise businesses. Thankfully, not anymore. Today, there’s an abundance of options to go round for companies of all sizes. But, with too many options came a new challenge: Choosing the best POS system that’s right for your business is now an uphill battle. It’s why we created this guide to help you make a better and more effective decision. Our team has done the heavy lifting of reviewing dozens of POS systems in the market. We’ve also done the pricing, features, and critical support comparisons to determine what POS system is best for what. So, irrespective of your small business type – retail, restaurant, franchise, online store, etc., you’ll find the best POS system that’s right for your company below. The Top 5 POS Systems For Small Business Owners Square POS (our overall best) Shopify POS (best for …

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Only one in five marketers have a strategy in place for optimizing their martech stack

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30-second summary: Ascend2’s Martech Stack Optimization survey asked nearly 300 B2B and B2C marketers how are they addressing the challenge of optimizing their martech stack in 2020. 19% of respondents indicated that they’ve implemented a martech stack strategy, while nearly 60% of respondents are currently working on or developing a strategy. Improving marketing efficiency is the top challenge respondents faced, followed by improving revenue attribution. Data analysis, integrations, and real-time processing are key features that marketers look for when implementing an effective martech stack. Nearly 90% of respondents indicated that they either plan to, or will continue to, invest in their martech stack in the coming year. In January, research-based marketing firm, Ascend2, surveyed nearly 300 marketing professionals to assess how they’re addressing the increasing use of different marketing technologies (martech) within their organizations. The survey, conducted during the week of January 13 th , 2020, was answered by a …

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The Best Web Hosting Services (In-Depth Review)

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Looking for a hosting solution for your website? You’re in luck because with today’s options, it has never been easier to keep your website online. They take care of all the technical stuff and you get to enjoy casually updating your website for conversions. And the best part is that most of them are very affordable which helps startups get a hold of their business quickly. That’s why I put together a list of the best hosting services of 2020 for you. So without further ado… The Top 7 Options For Hosting Your Website in 2020: Bluehost HostGator Siteground Dreamhost WP Engine Hostinger InMotion How to Choose The Best Hosting Service For Your Website: When it comes to the best web hosting services you have to look at various important factors. If you jump in too quick you might get into something that’s not suitable for your business. But don’t …

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The Best CRM Software (In-Depth Review)

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. Without customers, your business wouldn’t exist. I guess it could… but you wouldn’t last long without a stream of revenue helping you keep the lights on. Because of that, it’s critical to understand how your customers behave and what they want from you. Doing so makes their experience better. And helps you generate more money. The best CRM software helps streamline, simplify, and improve your business processes to create better experiences for the one thing your business revolves around — your customers. But today, your biggest challenge is choosing the right one. With countless options to choose from, it’s easy to feel paralyzed. So, to help you out, I reviewed the top CRM software available and put together an extensive list of what to consider before making your final …

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How To Build A Chatbot For E-commerce

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A chatbot for e-commerce gives you the power to engage with new, existing, and potential customers with real-time, text-style messaging, without actually providing (and paying for!) a live person. Through carefully scripted conversations, your brand can provide your customer base with support, information, and resources 24/7. Like any conversation, chatbots are a two-way street —- and there are benefits for both brands and users. Customers (or prospective costumes) can find information quickly, without having to wait for a human. And you can draw customers through the sales funnel, without interacting with them directly. Chatbots leverage artificial intelligence more than any other technology , and can help you: Identify and nurture qualified leads Provide customer service and support Interact with past customers, including providing shipping and return information Gather feedback on the customer experience Recommend related products to increase sales If you are looking for a way to build a real …

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How to Handle Temporarily Out-of-Stock Product Pages

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Posted by Dr-Pete The next few months are going to be uncharted territory for all of us, with serious challenges for both brick-and-mortar and online businesses. Many e-commerce sites are already facing a unique situation right now, and it looks something like this: These are hand sanitizer results from Staples.com, and this screenshot is just a portion of the first page. I'm not picking on Staples — this page is representative of a problem across every major e-retailer right now. While there are many ways to handle out-of-stock and discontinued items under normal conditions, this situation is very specific: Multiple similar items are out-of-stock at the same time Retailers may not know when they'll be back in stock These products may not stay back in stock for long Demand is high and continuing to rank is critical From an SEO standpoint, it's essential that these pages continue to rank, both …

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JIGGY drives 69% of revenue with marketing automation

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30-second summary: Jiggy Puzzles founder and CEO Kaylin Marcotte started the direct-to-consumer company in November 2019 with the goal of reinventing the classic jigsaw puzzle for a modern audience while supporting creative talent. Kaylin was disillusioned with the same old cheesy jigsaw designs and dull product presentation, so she decided to offer unique, striking examples of modern art by emerging female artists instead. Very quickly, customers responded to her unique and socially conscious business model, helped along by a strong focus on storytelling. COVID-19 caused JIGGY to sell out of product and the one-person show had to engage customers during a pandemic without an inventory. JIGGY utilizes Omnisend’s automated workflows, such as welcome series and cart abandonment workflows, to generate 69% of their total email revenue through automation. “I wanted to spread the joy and relaxation puzzles brought me while reinventing the humble jigsaw puzzle and supporting emerging female artists,” …

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