Industry News

E-Commerce in the Time of Covid-19

To say that we’re living in unprecedented times is an understatement. Life as we know it has been virtually upended because of Covid-19 and great uncertainty lies ahead of us. We’ve seen overnight transformation in response to this period of isolation and uncertainty – one major

How User Generated Content Can Boost Sales

Your social media channels are not only a great way to market products, they are also a valuable tool to help your brand connect with consumers online. Interacting with customers on social media is incredibly important because users are able to provide real-time feedback about

Google Shopping Takes Amazon

Google is trying to compete with Amazon by eliminating their barrier to entry on the Google Shopping platform with free listings. Google hopes this move will help Google Shopping reclaim some business from Amazon, whose business is booming. Where the Problem Began In 2012 Google announced that

Amazon Makes a Play in Super Bowl 2020

For sports lovers, Super Bowl Sunday is the most exciting event of the year. For advertisers and marketers, Super Bowl Sunday is the most exciting event of the year.  This year viewers saw newcomers to the Super Bowl commercial lineup, some long-standing favorites, political ads and

8 Takeaways from Content Jam 2019

At Macarta, we love to learn. That’s why we are continually seeking out industry experts to gain new insights into current best practices to deliver the best service possible to our brand partners. At the end of October we attending Content Jam 2019 and had

10 Takeaways from Denver Startup Week 2019

This week members of our team attended Denver Startup Week 2019. This incredible week long (free) event hosted 417 events and is designed to bring together innovators and creators within the community to network and learn.  At Macarta, we were excited to attend sessions about marketing,

The Age of Digital Grocery Shopping

Amazon Goes Grocery It’s been just over two years since Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The acquisition seemed surprising to some at the time but now, the merger seems like a perfect match. Amazon was able to slash prices at the health-focused grocer twice

4 Principles for Multi-Channel Content

We hear the word “content” a lot, so what is it exactly? Content includes the image assets, videos, copy and blog posts you produce and share on your channels. The Content Marketing Institute outlines the following goals for content: Build Brand Awareness Lead Conversion &

e-commerce App Wish Targets Amazon

What Is Wish? Wish is an e-commerce app that offers products at serious discounts. Sometimes products are free with $3 shipping. Other times products are 97% off. It’s a marketplace that is filled with practical items as well as novelty products, but shopping on Wish is

eBay Managed Delivery Emulates Amazon’s FBA

eBay has announced plans to launch their own fulfillment offering in an effort to rival Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). While eBay is attempting to emulate Amazon, there are some clear differences between the two services. On July 24, 2019 eBay announced their plans for Managed

The Cost of One-Day Shipping

In May of 2019 Amazon announced plans to invest $800 million dollars into their business to develop one-day shipping. Scaling for growth, Amazon plans on adding 31 fulfillment centers in 2019 and 2020 to the existing 139. While it may seem like a dream to

Cultivating Customers: Millennials vs. Gen Z

Understanding the differences between Millennials and Gen Z can help ensure that you know the best way to sell and advertise to the two generations with the fastest growing purchasing power. Source: Pew Research Center According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, Millennials have officially become