As an e-commerce agency, we understand the needs of e-commerce managers across the UK and beyond. There are a plethora of apps, websites, infographics and blogs out there and more news sites than you can consume in a lifetime. That’s why we’ve decided to put this post together with the top ten resources for e-commerce managers. Here at Digital Boutique, we’ve got your back!
1. Magento Blog
As Magento specialists, the official Magento Blog is something we like to keep a close eye on. Magento cover topics such as Best Practices, Customer Stories, the marketplace and of course news and information on their latest upcoming events.
Practical Ecommerce has brilliant, fresh content that will keep you well informed on topics such as Amazon, analytics, CRO, Management, Marketing, SEO and Shipping. They have commentary from industry experts and high-quality downloadable content. It would be a wise move to follow them on their Social Media Channels!
This is an excellent blog post by HubSpot, the marketing and crm software specialists. In this post you will find topics such as: Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing, Blogging and Guest Blogging, Video Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Email Marketing, Shopping Cart Abandonment, Influencer Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Personalisation, UGC, WOMM, Reviews, Referrals, ChatBots & the rest! Tuck in.
For the past 7 years, Industry gurus James Gurd and Dan Barker have been hosting #ecomchat on Twitter. This is a dedicated hour every Monday for like-minded e-Commerce professionals to get involved in the latest issues and topics of the day. Each week there is a themed question, such as ‘How do you prepare for Black Friday’ or ‘What impact will AI and machine learning have on e-commerce’. Getting involved offers the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and make some new networking connections online.
Ok, we know that Linkedin groups can sometimes be less than engaging, but we think that the pick of the litter is this one from InternetRetailing. There are over 50,000 members in here, so if you have some interesting content to share, this might be a useful resource for you! The posts there are informative and there are definitely some tips and tricks from like-minded industry professionals to pick up.
Ok, so you’re clearly happy in your current role as an e-commerce manager but if you ever fancy a change, check out the Cranberry Panda website. It’s a dedicated site for e-commerce and digital marketing roles! Obviously there are hundreds of other job boards, but Cranberry Panda are one of our favourites when we are looking for new talent. When you need the best of the best to get your project over the line, this might be the place to look!
If you ever feel the need to brush up on your e-commerce skill-set, then check out this course from IDM. In it, you will learn e-commerce strategy and understand the omnichannel customer. There is also a module where you’ll learn about User-Centred Design and UX. We use IDM internally and love it!
Growcode have an awesome list of Ecommerce Influencers that you should follow. You’ll find people such as Neil Patel, Kay Baer, Larry Kim & Dave Chaffey on there! Check them out and follow anyone you think you have an affinity with.
There are many excellent places online to get your content from, but we know you are busy and sometimes it’s nice to have someone to do the legwork for you! This is what we consider to be best of breed, and we hope that you enjoy them too!