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How to Win Online With An Effective Ecommerce Team

By Maria Lisac-Ramirez on 10:05 AM on November 13, 2018

It’s no secret that to win online you need a strong team supporting the company’s ecommerce efforts. Everything related to product content, from its creation, management, syndication and updating is crucial to driving sales on sites like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and hundreds of others have started realizing the importance of having an effective team in place that can ensure consistency, quality and growth of the product lines. In fact, according to a recent study commissioned by the Cleveland Research Company on Best Practices for Ecommerce Teams revealed that 66% of brands in ecommerce are planning to hire professionals in the field before or during 2019.

New Data: How Leading Brands Transform to Win Market Share

By Cara Wood on 8:00 AM on October 18, 2018

The digital world is one of rapid change. Our 2019 Trend Analysis Report: How Leading Brands Transform to Win Market Share sheds light on how brand leaders are adapting to win amid such fast-paced commerce. This report outlines common roadblocks to speed and efficiency as well as insights into opportunities on how to lead the market and win the digital shelf.

How to Drive Adoption of Digital Change at Your Organization

By Caroline Egan on 10:03 AM on August 9, 2018

A study by The McKinsey Global Institute found that only 18% of businesses in the United States are operating at their digital potential. No matter the industry you are is digital change is challenging but also critical to your success

Ecommerce is a Team Sport

By Salsify on 9:00 AM on June 11, 2018

In the age of the digital consumer, brand manufacturers need their teams to work in close coordination to achieve success across the ecommerce ecosystem. But what’s the best way forward? Our co-founder Rob Gonzalez runs through how R&D, Brand, Trade and Supply Chain teams must operate closer than ever in our latest At The Whiteboard video.

3 Goals for Your E-Commerce Content Strategy in 2018

By Cara Wood on 8:00 AM on January 19, 2018

It takes a lot to find the perfect pair of jeans. The style, color, desired leg shape, rise on the waistline, and stretch of the denim all play a role. Levi’s took each of these variables into account with the launch of its new virtual stylist program – and delivered a new kind of digital product experience.

The path to digital mastery [Video]

By Peter Crosby on 8:15 AM on August 30, 2016

Takeaway: Digital businesses must think differently about the ways of doing business in order to deliver the experiences customers demand today. Guest Speaker Brendan Witcher, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, shared tips on how to create a winning digital strategy at a recent Salsify customer conference.  

Creating a successful digital strategy goes beyond what channels you do business on. In order to compete, your organization must embrace the new reality of consumer behavior. Your customer is going to shop wherever and whenever they want to.

How to write product descriptions that win sales

By Cara Wood on 8:00 AM on August 23, 2016
Shoppers are conducting more product research than ever, and that means brands must provide detailed product descriptions that answer all the questions those consumers might have.

How to Build the Perfect Strike Team

By Joe Gaudreau on 9:28 AM on August 17, 2016

Taking the leap to wrangle all the product content that exists throughout your organization into a single, organized place is a complex undertaking. No matter the size of your organization, it requires coordination across multiple stakeholders. Done right, it will boost your sales and decrease your overhead. But to get it right, you’re going to need what we at Salsify call a Strike Team. That’s our term for a cross-functional team responsible creating those critical processes needed for successful product experience management within your organization. This group needs to be ready to sprint, deliver some quick wins, and drive change throughout your organization.

How to establish a product content workflow for the holiday season

By Cara Wood on 8:35 AM on August 9, 2016

Have you established processes to improve and/or create product content before the holiday season starts?

Product content teams, assemble (before Black Friday)!

By Cara Wood on 7:00 AM on July 26, 2016

A savvy product content team will help your brand succeed this holiday season.

The Takeaway: There are four essential components of the ultimate product content team - a leader, a technician, a workflow manager and a maintenance process.

Even if you have a super power, rich product content doesn't just appear out of thin air.  It requires coordination - internally and externally - and pre-defined, repeatable processes. It demands a product content team that is dedicated to the creation, management and syndication of product information across ecommerce sites.

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