How Ecommerce is Changing in 2019?
With the advancement in technology, there has been a marked change in how people interact with each other both locally and internationally. With the number of people with smartphones growing by the day and the increase in internet connectivity all over the world, many activities have slowly but surely moved online with shopping being no exception. The growth of online shopping and the ecommerce industry has one that has been on for a while now, with the trend set to continue into 2019 and beyond. If anyone was in doubt just how much of an impact ecommerce has had in the business world, one only has to take a look at the number of businesses that have gone under the last couple of years as a result of not adapting to the changing times and integrating ecommerce into their operations. Those business sticking to brick and mortar have fallen on hard times in recent times with the same set to continue into 2019. As technology improves, we are likely to see changes in the ecommerce sector, with strategies that may have previously worked not working after a while. This article will look to explore some of the changes we are anticipating as far as ecommerce goes in 2019.
One of the sectors, as far as ecommerce goes, that is bound to see changes in 2019 has to do with site performance. This involves things revolving around stuff such as site content, search engine optimization, site navigation and many others all of which are covered in detail on tyguo.com. In 2019 it is expected that site performance monitoring will become even more important since it has become clear that better performing sites lead to better performing ecommerce stores. We are likely to see a drop in page speed, that is the amount of time it takes for say a mobile landing page to load. The inclusion of speed page as a factor that influences ranking on Google also means that this will be crucial come 2019. We also expect to see an increase in the trend of dropshipping. This is when one acts as the middleman between the manufacturer or supplier and the customer. What it means is that for one engaging in dropshipping, they will be able to process purchases without physically handling the product which will be shipped directly from the manufacturer or supplier to the buyer. This is a trend we are expecting to see increase in 2019.
We are likely also to see an increase in voice search in 2019, which as expected will have a major impact on ecommerce. This means that we are likely to see an increase in businesses integrating voice technology into their ecommerce campaigns as marketers will be forced by the changing times to optimize for both text and voice searches, with those that fail to do so likely to start being left behind by their more tech forward competitors. It is also important to note some of the best practices when it comes to voice search optimization when you are at it. Another thing we will see in 2019 as far as changes in ecommerce goes is the growth of AI, AR and chat bots especially in retail. The integration of virtual reality with the help of apps that will enable folks to experience products without leaving their house is something that we saw making headway in 2018 and is something that is set to be taken a notch higher in 2019. Chat bots are also expected to take over more roles from customer service agents in 2019. We are definitely likely to see an advancement in machine learning and artificial intelligence in 2019.
Speaking of advancement in technology, we are also expecting to see smarter payment processing as far as changes in ecommerce in 2019. Given payment processing is the last stage in the customer journey, a bad experience is likely to undo all the good work you may have done all through the journey. Given that the experts over at tyguo.com say that as high as 70% of shoppers abandon their carts, payment processing is set to get more attention in 2019 given its importance. Offering local payment options to your oversees customers if your business is global is also important as studies shows that a lack of local payment options also contributes to cart abandonment. We are also likely to see an increase in mobile advertising which is going to contribute to the changing of ecommerce in 2019. Given the number of people already with mobile devices and the fact that that number is set to increase, has led to experts advising folks to direct a greater proportion of their marketing budget to mobile come 2019.
From the above discussion, it is clear that the ecommerce industry is changing every year and 2019 will not be an exception. As usual there is more to be learned on the above topic and much more by visiting tyguo.com, so ensure you check it out.