Hannah Stacey

Hannah is Ometria’s marketing manager, and spends most of her time reading and writing useful stuff about ecommerce marketing. Outside of work, she offsets her penchant for Cadbury crunchies with love of long-distance running.
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16 Brands that are Totally Winning at Shoppable Content

Posted by Hannah Stacey 13 Jun 17

Shoppable content“Content is king!” - the much-repeated mantra of marketers the world over - is rapidly taking on a new significance for online retailers, particularly those trying to get their voices heard in crowded marketplaces, such as fashion.

Undoubtedly, online retailers are wising up to the fact that today’s consumers are part of a new rich-media-driven world order in which making a purchase is often the result of contact with multiple brand touchpoints.

They’re realising that content is a vital contributor to brand experience and, increasingly, they’re blurring the lines between content and commerce, becoming publishers in their own right. Whether in the form of blogs, lookbooks, digital magazines or style guides, online stores are increasingly pushing out editorial-style content as a means of building communities and increasing brand interaction.

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Topics: Ecommerce examples, Ecommerce website design, Ecommerce ux, Ecommerce branding

Ecommerce Web Form Design Best Practices: 12 Tricks for Making Your Forms Less Tiresome

Posted by Hannah Stacey 23 May 17

web form exampleHands up who actively enjoys filling out web forms?

Oh, so nobody then. Unfortunately, however, if you’re an online retailer a web form is usually the obstacle between you and an important customer action - be it a newsletter subscription, an account login or, most importantly, a purchase. 

Poor design in the sign-up and checkout process is undoubtedly a key contributor to cart abandonment rates (as well as escalating visitor stress levels), so making form-filling as easy and frictionless an activity as possible means everyone is a winner.

True, it’s never going to be an exhilarating experience, but there are a number of subtle tactics and tricks you can employ to make it seem less tedious. Here are twelve important web form design best practices.

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Topics: Ecommerce ux, Ecommerce personalisation, Ecommerce marketing strategy, Ecommerce marketing tips

17 Brands That Have Mastered GIFs in Email Marketing

Posted by Hannah Stacey 5 May 17

GIFs in ecommerce To kick off this blog post, I’d like to transport you back to 1987.

Techno is king. You have a haircut that will one day become a source of endless ridicule from your children and grandchildren. Cher looks exactly the same as she does now.  

Crucially for our story, a bloke called Steve Wilhite and his team have just invented something called the Graphics Interchange Format (or GIF, for short) that will change the face of the internet.

But you don’t care right now because you’re too preoccupied with perm maintenance and your only experience of the GIF thus far is a pixelated dancing banana with a maniacal grin on its face.

GIFs in ecommerce
 

Fast forward to the early noughties and the GIF has been appropriated by a generation of adolescents hell bent on having the spangliest MySpace page going, regardless of the fact it takes ten minutes to load and crashes your browser if you try to scroll anywhere.

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Topics: Ecommerce email marketing, email gif, email marketing campaign ideas, animated gifs in email

Ecommerce events, trade shows and conferences in 2017 & 2018

Posted by Hannah Stacey 4 May 17


Ecommerce events, tradeshows and conferencesConferences and events provide a great opportunity to network, learn new things and scope out the competition (or a combination of all of these things).

Below is a comprehensive list of all the ecommerce events for the year ahead - giving you the full lowdown on the what, when, where and how much. 

Think we've missed anything important? Let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page!

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Topics: Ecommerce marketing resources, Ecommerce events, Ecommerce marketing tips

The Online Fashion Lookbook: 6 Seriously Slick Examples You'll Want to Copy

Posted by Hannah Stacey 20 Apr 17

Online lookbooks enable fashion retailers across the globe to showcase new collections through images/videos that convey a “feel” or story for the new season.  

But while beautiful photography and carefully-considered styling often come as standard, many brands are pushing the boundaries of user experience design to present website visitors with an interesting browsing experience to complement their collections.

Here are some great examples of our favourites (click the image in each example to go to the real thing).   

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Topics: Ecommerce examples, Ecommerce ux, Ecommerce merchandising, Ecommerce marketing tips

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