The Best eCommerce Software (2023 Edition)

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on November 11, 2022

This post is a roundup of some of the best eCommerce software out there. We come into contact with lots of eCommerce companies of different sizes and from a multitude of sectors. It is always fascinating to hear what technology they’re using across their business to get the edge.

In this post, we plan to pay it forward, by presenting some of the highlights from these conversations, of the best eCommerce software that you should be trying and using in 2023.

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What is a GTIN?

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on November 8, 2022

A GTIN is a Global Trade Item Number. It is unique to every product and is an internationally recognised product identifier.

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Price Tracking - How BlackCurve Tracks Prices

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on November 2, 2022

In this article, we will dig into how BlackCurve tracks the prices of your competitors in order to support your competitor pricing strategy. It is presented through the lens of helping eCommerce companies.

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Topics: Competitor Pricing, Competitor Price Tracking

What is Competitor Pricing?

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on October 31, 2022

In this article, we define competitor pricing and introduce the pros and cons of using competitor pricing to make price decisions in your eCommerce business.

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Topics: Competitor Pricing

BlackCurve – Which Edition is right for my business?

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on October 24, 2022

We recognise that businesses are both at different stages of market size, as well as at different stages for how much pricing is being used inside the business to support growth. Therefore, we have created three core editions, or “flavours” as I typically say on demo calls with prospects: ‘Tracker’, ‘Challenger’, ‘Commander’, to support whatever stage of pricing your eCommerce business is at. This post aims to take you through these editions to help with your selection, as well as introduce our new ‘Enterprise’ offering.

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Topics: Pricing Software, Dynamic Price Optimisation, Price Elasticity, Excel Pricing, Competitor Price Tracking, BigCommerce, Automation, Ecommerce Pricing, retail pricing, headless

Headless Pricing

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on October 17, 2022

The latest episode of The eCommerce Matters Podcast is here, entitled "Headless Pricing".

We’re discussing how you can interact with BlackCurve’s powerful rules engine, and get all of its benefits, without even logging into the front end. The flexibility this gives, especially for data-rich organisations is epic.

Example use cases of headless pricing include adding custom data sources to your pricing rules, being able to interact with our competitor insights in your preferred data visualisation tool, all the way through to completing pricing decisions in real-time, and so much more.

Get your headphones to the ready 👇. The possibilities are endless!

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Topics: Ecommerce, Podcast, headless

Getting Started with BlackCurve

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on October 5, 2022

Getting started with BlackCurve’s Competitor Pricing and Marketing Insights product, called ‘Tracker’, is really quick and easy. In this post, we will take you through the simple steps needed to start your trial. 

Firstly, head over to https://blackcurve.io/mdb/activate/, which can also be accessed by clicking the button in the top right-hand corner of our website, which currently looks like this 👇.

TRY FOR FREE

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Topics: Competitor Pricing, Ecommerce, Competitor Price Tracking, retail pricing

Decision Intelligence: Explained

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on October 3, 2022

Gartner - The technological research and consulting firm states that:

"By 2023, more than a third of organisations will be using Decision Intelligence to help make decisions".

If you've not heard of the term, don't worry, there is still plenty of time to be counted as one of the third of organisations, and this podcast is a good place to start!

In this episode, we provide an overview of what actually is Decision Intelligence; and provide real examples of how e-commerce businesses are using Decision Intelligence Tools to help their businesses make faster and more accurate decisions.

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Topics: Ecommerce, Podcast, Decision Intelligence

What is Decision Intelligence?

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on September 23, 2022

In this article, we explore what is Decision Intelligence, the typical applications of Decision Intelligence, and examples of the benefits seen by businesses from adopting the technology.

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Topics: AI, Pricing Decisions, Marketing Decisions, Decision Intelligence

What are the best pricing rules for SMBs?

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on September 21, 2022

The latest episode of The eCommerce Matters Podcast is here, entitled "What are the best pricing rules for SMBs".

It's not "Pick of the Pops", but "Pick of the Pricing"! 

We're lucky enough to see pricing rules applied across many different sectors. In this episode we pick our top five, and also share with you, the pricing rules that don't live up to all the hype! 

We cover competitor pricing, rounding rules (psychological pricing), marketing rules, pricing safeguards, and more.

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Topics: Pyschological Pricing, Competitor Pricing, Price Elasticity, Ecommerce, Podcast, marketing

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