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Let’s Put Our Tinfoil Hats On and Explore the Potential Dark Side of Amazon’s Generative AI

Generative AI has been all the rage for a while now. How many marketers use Chat-GPT to generate engaging copy for their product pages? Here’s some major news for those who do: Amazon is launching generative AI features to help sellers create product listing content.

“Yay, even less work!” some might say. And yes, it will make life easier for some sellers. But I can see some potential negative consequences for third-party sellers. These new features could also be a very smart move from Amazon to gain market share on the global ecommerce sales, and help them compete with Temu and Shein.

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Customers Want Omnichannel Coupons : How Realistic is That?

Not too long ago, omnichannel was the center of attention in the ecommerce world, before AI and new sales channels became a thing. However, a solid omnichannel strategy is still important for retailers and is expected from shoppers who seek a consistent brand experience. According to a recent PYMNTS Intelligence study, 75% of U.S. shoppers expect digital coupons to be available for both in-store and online shopping.

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Forget Gen Z: Why Boomers are Obsessed with Shopping on Temu

When I first heard about Temu, my knee-jerk reaction was to think it would be a Shein for random items, from kitchenware to toys. I also thought the target audience would be similar, Gen Z, especially after I saw some young influencers showing off their “Temu hauls” on TikTok. 

Recent reports proved me wrong: Boomers placed on average 5.6 orders last year on Temu, while Gen Z only ordered 2.6 times.

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Rufus Unleashed: Amazon’s New AI Assistant and What It Means for Your Business

In the last couple of months, we’ve been hearing about AI all day, every day. Everyone and everything claims to be using AI these days. Marketing tools, dating assistants, deep fake scams, you name it. I think no one was surprised to hear about Rufus, the latest generative AI-powered shopping assistant, recently introduced by Amazon. 

My first reaction to this announcement wasn’t how this would help me as a consumer, but how this would impact my work as a marketer. We are still in the very early stages of this adventure, but we can already do some guesswork. Let’s quickly review the announcement, then try to imagine what the implications are for the millions of businesses selling on Amazon.

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Who is Your Target Customer?

I see the value proposition as the cornerstone of a successful business, something I often go back to when I discuss important business and e-commerce concepts. Another key part is marketing and how to communicate this value proposition to the world. However, I believe an often overlooked aspect is addressing the right target demographic.

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The Fall of Zulily and Why Shifting Customers Expectations Can Kill Once Booming Businesses

Back in December, several Linkedin posts caught my eye: these were about Zulily laying off part of their workforce, updates by former employees. I have heard of the company and knew it was a significant player in the ecommerce space, but I did not know they were going through a rough time. My initial thought was that they were merely downsizing, like many other tech companies over the last couple of months. 

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Black Friday 2023: Record Sales and Shifting Consumer Trends

I remember watching videos of people rushing through the store and fighting for flat-screen TVs on Black Friday. Fortunately, when I was old enough to buy myself a large TV, online shopping had taken over, and there are now much easier ways to enjoy great deals.

For digital marketers, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the Super Bowl of online shopping. The 2023 period did not disappoint, with record-breaking sales that show how E-commerce is still growing. While I won’t go into details about this important time (thousands of others have done it successfully), I still want to communicate to my readers the most important insights for this season.

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Amazon Now Sells Cars: A New Era of Growth or a Road Full of Potholes?

Amazon sells millions of different products: clothes, food, lawnmowers, toilets, and even houses. Not much is missing, especially now that we’re almost able to buy cars on Amazon. Starting in 2024, Amazon plans to revolutionize car buying by enabling customers to purchase Hyundai vehicles online directly from its platform. Amazon’s latest move, in partnership with Hyundai, may significantly impact the auto industry. The news was strong enough to impact the stock prices of companies like Carvana and Autotrader in mid-November. This move is a natural progression for Amazon and its digital showrooms, presenting an unprecedented offer to consumers.

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