E-Commerce Trends For 2023

E-Commerce Trends For 2023

The world of ecommerce is constantly evolving and changing in response to new technology, new trends, and the ever-changing needs of consumers. By 2023, ecommerce will have evolved even further, offering consumers a more streamlined and personalized shopping experience.
 

Artificial Intelligence

One major change to ecommerce in 2023 will be the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. AI and machine learning will allow ecommerce stores to create more personalized shopping experiences for customers, based on their past behaviors and preferences. AI-powered bots can suggest products or services that are best suited for each customer, creating a more tailored shopping experience. AI will also help ecommerce stores to better predict customer behavior, allowing them to better anticipate customer needs and provide greater customer service.
 

Voice Search

2023 will also see an increased integration of voice search capabilities. As voice search technology continues to evolve, ecommerce stores will be able to offer customers easier, more natural ways to search for products and services. This will be especially helpful for customers who are looking for specific products, as they will be able to quickly find what they’re looking for with a simple voice command.
 

Augmented Reality

Another significant change to ecommerce in 2023 will be the increased prevalence of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies. AR and VR will allow customers to explore products and services in enhanced 3D environments, providing a more engaging shopping experience. Customers will be able to virtually try on clothes, test out products, and explore products from different angles, all from the comfort of their own homes.
 

Mobile First

Finally, 2023 will see a major shift towards mobile-first ecommerce. Mobile-first ecommerce means designing ecommerce websites and applications for mobile devices first, rather than desktop computers. This will create a more seamless shopping experience, as customers will be able to purchase products from their phones and tablets with just a few taps or swipes. Mobile-first ecommerce will also allow ecommerce stores to provide customers with a wider range of payment options, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and other digital wallets.
 
These are just a few of the changes that are expected to take place in ecommerce by 2023. As technology continues to evolve, so will the way we shop. By 2023, ecommerce will have evolved even further, offering customers a more personalized and streamlined shopping experience.
 
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Low Code Tools To Love – Airtable

Low Code Tools To Love – Airtable

I’ve worked in the tech industry a long time. I’ve worked with enterprise applications, oen source applications, productivity applications, and a million plugins.

Recently, as the low code movement gains steam (and I lead the Roadmap To MVP Programs for women entrepreneurs with regional Innovation centers WEtech and Haltech, some notable software players stand out. Today, I need to talk about my conversion to Airtable.

Their slogan is:

Build A Better Way To Work
Airtable’s intuitive yet powerful platform gives everyone the flexibility to create their own solution and make work flow faster.

5 Things I Love

  • It’s like Excel on steroids. It is a database, but instead of having to write SQL code and queries, you add your column headers as fields, enter your data in rows, link records in different tables, and then organize it in every way possible. I am realizing sometimes now when in Excel or Google Sheets – I’m getting frustrated that I cannot view my data in single record, kanban, or cards views. Sometimes, I find myself copying excel data into an empty Airtable table just so I can really interact with the information and understand it.
  • Gather data through Airtable Forms in minutes. It’s just another view. Just like above, create your column headers as fields in your main table, create another view called Form – and add your logo. Drag and drop any fields in the form out that you do not want to show, share the form with a link or embed it, and Go! It takes mere minutes.
  • Automations and Extensions greatly improve workflow. When a record is added, send an email, or send a slack message, or append a row in Google Sheets. So many ways to improve workflow, simplify life, and try new processes in very little time. 
  • On a Pro Plan, one year of backups. Well, that is a no brainer. You can always pull a snapshot back into your database if something goes wrong. However, I do keep the schema backed up separately.
  • Airtable integrates with everything. It has some great pre-built out of the box connectors, but with Zapier or Make – it can integrate with a lot of other software. Currently, it seems to be leading – with a ton of companies vying to show they integrate with Airtable.

Give it a try. The Airtable Community is great. Lots of help.
www.airtable.com 

Roadmap To MVP – Cohort 2

Roadmap To MVP – Cohort 2

Excited to be kicking off Roadmap to MVP with RISE (RISE Windsor-Essex), WEtech (Windsor Regional Innovation Center), and Haltech (Halton Regional Innovation Center).

Roadmap to MVP is a 10-week program to help you build your minimum viable product (MVP). The program aims to give woman-identifying entrepreneurs the opportunity to define and develop their MVP in a supportive and collaborative group environment. Participants will gain access to a community of other women founders and will receive 1:1 mentorship from program facilitator – Reema Duggal – President of Sitaran Group and Co-Founder of Silicon Halton.

The program modules included:

  1. Understanding The Product Development Lifecycle
  2. Defining Your Minimum Viable Product Features and Functions
  3. Developing Your MVP With Low Code / No Code Applications – Part 1
  4. Developing Your MVP With Low Code / No Code Applications – Part 2
  5. Developing Your MVP With External Help

Plus, there will be 5 Office Hours Sessions to ask questions and get help.

 

 

 

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a very happy 2021 holiday season. May it be full of warmth and cheer.

And let’s all hope the new year is full of peace and joy!

As we enter 2022, the impact of COVID-19 is that businesses of all sizes are going through Digital Transformations. Developing a digital business roadmap and framework that aligns with your business goals is one of the most important things you can do. Customers everywhere are expecting to transact online with you at every level. Are you ready?

If you’d like to chat about what it means to build a roadmap and framework so you can plan your projects and budgets – let us know. We can help guide you.

Roadmap To MVP

Roadmap To MVP

Over the last seven weeks, it has been incredibly rewarding to lead the Roadmap to MVP Program – a partnership between Haltech and Silicon Halton.

The goal was to help female entrepreneurs who may not have the technical skills required to develop a minimal viable product (MVP). This can delay entry into the market or cost female Founders more dollars up front to contract development leaving them short of funding to drive other needed activities of early stage start ups. Haltech in partnership with Silicon Halton created Roadmap to MVP as a way to accelerate through this milestone.

The program modules included:

  1. Defining Your Minimum Viable Product Vision / Scope
  2. Defining Your Minimum Viable Product Features and Functions
  3. Developing Your MVP With Low Code / No Code Applications
  4. Developing Your MVP With An Application Development Company
  5. Selecting An MVP Hosting / Cloud Computing Platform
  6. Testing and Launching Your MVP, and a
  7. BONUS Networking Session

Having spent a few decades in the tech industry in Marketing, Sales, Consulting, Project Management, and Practice Management – it gave me a chance to impart a significant amount of knowledge to the Founders. It also helped them understand that technical development is not as difficult as one might think.