Ecom Startup Boxed Goes Local In Quest To Dominate Bulk Market

Imagine buying Costco-sized bulk items online. That’s the proposition of ecom startup Boxed. But while competitors like Amazon offer thousands of items associated with a single search, Boxed offers just a handful. As a newcomer, Boxed’s challenge is acquiring more customers while keeping customer acquisition costs in check. So Boxed is doing local, geo-targeted marketing.Continue reading »

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What’s Old Is New Again As Online Sellers Rediscover SMS Text

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Mobile texting never quite made it into the marketer toolkit, but some online sellers are re-examining SMS as a more cost-effective way to engage known customers than advertising. And ecommerce tech vendors are beefing up mobile messaging because the channel now supports data-driven segmentation, like retargeting campaigns. These capabilities are increasingly valuable as frictionless mobileContinue reading »

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Boxed Unboxes Segmentation, And It’s Acquiring Better Customers For Less

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Sometimes it’s a good thing to put your customers in a box. Boxed, a four-year-old ecommerce startup focused on bulk buying, wanted to make its customer acquisition efforts smarter. Boxed customers buy in bulk for very different reasons. Some are busy working parents, while others are urban millennials without a car. Boxed’s new CMO, JacksonContinue reading »

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