A week has passed since Thanksgiving with our focus turning towards shopping for the holidays. In the Digital Marketing and Commerce space, we are once again experiencing a holiday season with record sales for B2C businesses. Traditionally during this time though, B2B companies have not been enthusiastic around sales for the holiday season. For many reasons, December has been viewed as a bad time for sales for B2B firms. In addition, as retailers are gearing up to prepare for the holiday shopping turmoil, B2B sales had been most intense leading up to the holiday season not during it. But over the past couple years this trend is turning and many wholesalers, distributors, and other B2B sellers are finding ways to become “digital disruptors” and overcome the holiday slump. Here are five strategies to help B2B Commerce companies have a very merry 4th Quarter. 


Press Release - Los Angeles, CA, November 27th, 2018: XCentium, a full-service digital consultancy firm and a leader in the digital eCommerce industry, today announced they have created a new Pay Later plugin for Sitecore Experience Commerce, providing customers flexible payment options.

Considering the growing commerce trend to for customers to buy online and pay upon pickup or delivery, XCentium was excited to lead the way in integrating Pay Later with Sitecore Experience Commerce 9. Together, Kautilya Prasad, Sitecore Commerce MVP and Senior Architect at XCentium, and Vasiliy Fomichev, Sitecore Commerce MVP and Technical Director at XCentium, have been spearheading this effort as part of XCentium’s continuing path to lead the way in innovative eCommerce software implementation.

 


On most Commerce projects there’s a need to send a message to about an event related to cart, order or a customer being updated in the system. “XC Commerce Messages” is the library I built to address such scenarios and the rest of this post describes how to use it and extend it if needed.


If your organization’s website(s) are on Sitecore, your team may be wrestling with how to implement Sitecore personalization and optimization. If you are not sure where to start or simply want to validate a potential plan against best practices, then SBOS is a great fit for your needs. A SBOS (Sitecore Business Optimization Strategies) planning and implementation project will inject energy and confidence into your digital strategy to get it off the ground. In this article, Digital Strategy expert, Sam Goble, shares how SBOS can help your business.


Website caching is one of the most beneficial technologies available. Learn how Azure CDN allows a Sitecore 9 application to serve media from a geo-located edge server.


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