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Our best practice posts contain examples for well-implemented business models, a professional approach to problems, or intelligently packaged marketing campaigns. Both the procedure and the implementation of certain, less well-known, strategies are introduced with concrete examples. This allows companies to become familiar with the use of new methods and means, so that their own campaigns or implementation in the area of marketing or e-commerce will be just as successful.

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Online Shopping in the Alpine Republic – Where Do the Swiss Go Shopping? [5 Reading Tips]

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E-commerce just keeps growing – not only in Germany: even in our neighbouring countries, the shopping mania via desktop and smartphones only knows one direction – upwards.

A good reason to take a closer look at a neighbour who is particularly interesting for German retailers.

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Personalisation Above the Clouds: De Gruyter Takes Customer Experience to a New Level with Salesforce Multi-Cloud

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The De Gruyter and dotSource project teams at the release party on the dotSource rooftop terrace in Jena

It is no longer possible without personalisation! Many companies have understood by now that they have to offer their customers more than just a simple webshop with standard product images and clumsy descriptions which only makes reading easier for the search engine, but not for the customer.

If orders are made more difficult because forms have not been set up correctly or if there is no way to contact the company in case of queries, it is unlikely that the customer will come back.

So what has to be done to offer an all-round successful user experience? Personalisation must not only be a buzzword but must be lived. It is the foundation for the successful design of digital customer relationships. Today, we show you how this theory became business practice for our client De Gruyter.

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Customer Centricity in Practice – TROX Creates Added Values for Customers with Headless Commerce and Sets the Course for Industry 4.0 [Case Study]

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Customer focus, customer orientation or customer centricity – whichever buzzword you choose, one thing is certain: companies should have an eye on customer requirements. They should even constantly align their activities with the following question: »How do I provide my customers with the maximum added value?« This is the only way to strengthen customer loyalty in the long-term and to set yourself apart from the competition. Many companies, however, still have difficulties in putting the maxim of customer centricity into practice. On the one hand, they lack the required methods to derive customer requirements from customer behaviour; on the other hand, digitisation offers almost infinite possibilities, making it difficult to find the right way.

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»Online Shop Only« in B2B – How MEVACO Succeeds in Translating Customer Focus from Analogue to Digital with Salesforce Service Cloud [Case Study]

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CRM kills Salespeople. As if. The success story of MEVACO shows that it should rather be called CRM supports Salespeople. Why? Because the suitable system and its networking ensure ideal processes. This, in turn, provides the basis for the measure of all things in terms of designing digital customer relationships: added values.

In the »As-A-Service-Age« and in B2B anyway, it is obvious to do everything to convince with first-class service. With the introduction of Salesforce Service Cloud, MEVACO GmbH managed to do exactly this because it allowed the company to have a sales department which – thanks to automation, system networking and pioneering technologies – not only meets customer demands in a personalised, but also efficient way.

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Microservices Instead Of Monolith: The Publisher C.H.BECK Is Restructuring Its Online Shop With Commercetools [Case Study]

Microservices Monolith C.H.BECK Case Study
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Faster, more flexible, more efficient, more scalable, more performant. These five requirements are the Holy Grail of each online shop nowadays because customers expect lightning-fast loading times, simple operation and an up-to-date product range at all times. Companies, in turn, want to develop innovations quickly, optimise cost savings and attain maximum productivity.

With increasing growth and rising ambitions, however, outdated structures and solutions quickly reach their limits. Courage is required when it comes to digitalisation. C.H.BECK, the German market leader in the field of legal literature, therefore decided to break with its 15-year monolithic platform developed in-house and to rely on modern and flexible technologies. Keywords are microservices and cloud, technology partners are commercetools and Microsoft Azure.

In our new success story, we show how C.H.BECK managed to restructure its online shop with commercetools to make it fit for the future.

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Salesforce Commerce Cloud provides smooth shopping experiences on EMP [Case Study]

EMP Salesforce Commerce Cloud
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Customers expect not only lightning-fast loading times, but also personalised product presentations in order to find the exact product they are looking for as quickly as possible, regardless of whether the purchase is made on a smartphone or a desktop or regardless of how many people access the website at the same time. Many customers nowadays take purchasing in efficient shops for granted.

By migrating to Salesforce Commerce Cloud, the biggest mail-order retailer of rock and entertainment merchandise products EMP wants to meet these demands even better. In cooperation with dotSource, the online shop was migrated and the existing heterogeneous system landscape was streamlined.

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Conversion Rate Optimisation: How Do I Generate More Traffic And Higher Revenue

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Anyone attempting online retail will realise the following. Success doesn’t just happen without any input. And even those who have been successful in e-commerce for a few years should ask themselves a question again and again: How can what I offer be even better?

This question often carries others with it. What ensures that visitors to my online shop not only surf on my pages but also follow through on a call-to-action? How do you ensure that customers not only order something once but that they become regular customers?

In order to answer these questions intelligently and to increase sales and customer loyalty in the long term, without immediately forcing a huge relaunch, one can heed a few tips to get the screws tight and correctly aligned.

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20 Years Of Alibaba: Developing an Internet Empire

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2019 means it’s Alibaba’s 20th birthday! In China, the Alibaba Group is already the largest e-commerce company, but the company continues to grow in the west. From a small, quick deals marketplace to multinational Internet giant that pleases its customers.

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Digital Solutions For Preventing Food Waste: Smartphones Telling Us What To Eat

Durch Digitalisierung kann etwas gegen Lebensmittelverschwendung getan werden
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Apples and pears falling from trees, grapes hanging from vines, and here in the office, home-grown zucchini are given away in all sizes, because colleagues with their own garden aren’t able to eat everything on their own.

Nature itself might be wasteful, but the food industry and humankind are even worse. One in eight items bought at the grocery store will be thrown out without ever being eaten. Restaurants, cafes and bakeries have to follow very strict requirements and dispose of much at the end of the day. And a lot of products that were produced and grown, don’t even make it to the market… Carrots are deemed too crooked and a yoghurt container could me missing a lid.

A digital transformation is helping everyone fight food waste. Buying food at reduced prices, cooking interesting recipes from ingredients you might not even think go together, and even artificially and automatically reducing prices for certain soon to expire products in supermarkets.

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Microbrands: An Underestimated Danger for Established Players? [5 Reading Tips]

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Microbrands have been producing more and more B2C brands for years. They are incessantly taking market share from traditional companies, putting some of them in distress.

But what do these small companies have that the big players don’t? And what can market leaders still learn from small companies?

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