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Creative Co-Op Increases Online Sales with Product Recommendations

Get the case study to see how Whereoware helped Creative Co-Op optimize their e-commerce website with personalized, data-driven product recommendations, increasing revenue 13%.


Who: Creative Co-Op is a B2B home and seasonal décor, candle, jewelry, and fashion accessories company.

Solution: Creative Co-Op makes it easier for customers to discover, browse, and shop the 10,000+ products sold on their e-commerce website (built by Whereoware) by adding personalized product recommendations, using Episerver Perform.


Want to learn more? Download the full case study to see how smart product recommendations display the most compelling products for every shopper, increasing overall revenue 13%.

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3 Steps to Become More Data-Driven in 2020

Data is the foundation of every modern business, technology, marketing campaign, and sales initiative. Your data (and how you use it) is a critical distinction between you and your competition.

At Whereoware, we’re obsessed with all things data. Data drives everything we do—from our Creative team using data to track user experience, to our client marketing team analyzing performance data to optimize every campaign, to our Customer Insights (CI) team (who are all.data.all.the.time) creating sophisticated business intelligence dashboards and predictive models. Before saying go, we look to data to validate our strategy and guide our execution, and then measure activity and results along the way.  

If there’s one thing to commit to in 2020, it’s becoming a data-driven company. Leaders across industries share this goal. A survey from CMO Council and Deloitte found, “more than half (56%) of growth CMOs prioritize data and intelligence analysis as the top skill to help them evolve their growth agenda.”

Depending on your organization’s current comfort level, this might mean undertaking a few specific projects to elevate your data game; connecting your systems to breaks down silos; or starting from the ground up to set a reliable data foundation.

Whether you’re just getting started or doubling down on your data pledge, follow our three steps to becoming a more data-driven company in 2020.

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Uttermost’s Redesigned B2B Website Grows Revenue 20%

Get the case study to learn how Uttermost’s B2B website redesign improved product discovery and user experience (UX), while increasing revenue 20%.

Who: Uttermost is a family owned and managed home accessories and furniture manufacturer with over forty-three years of expertise in the industry. Uttermost offers a broad range of styles reflecting the unique tastes of prestigious retailers.

Challenges: Uttermost wanted to modernize their website to improve product discovery and the user experience (UX).

“We view our customers as family and strive to be their best possible partner. This was our goal throughout every aspect of our website redesign: to make it easy for our customers to discover the right products, place orders, manage their business, and deepen their relationship with the Uttermost brand.” — Mac Cooper, President, Uttermost

Solution: Whereoware redesigned Uttermost’s website, built on Episerver, to make it easier for retailers to find products, place orders, and gain inspiration.

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O’Grady’s Landscape Increases Conversions 41% With SEO

Get the case study to see how Whereoware optimized all aspects of O’Grady’s on-site and local search strategy, ultimately increasing conversions 41%.

Who: Established in 1991, O’Grady’s Landscape started as a mowing service. Over the past 25 years, their Northern Virginia landscaping company has grown to become a thriving design, build, and maintenance firm that focuses entirely on the residential segment.

Challenge: O’Grady’s Landscape moved the company headquarters twenty miles west from their original Falls Church, Virginia location to Sterling, Virginia. Relocating the headquarters significantly impacted their local search traffic and lead conversions.

Solution: O’Grady’s Landscape hired Whereoware to improve their local search efforts by increasing relevant local website traffic and lead capture.

Whereoware performed an in-depth analysis of the website architecture, load time, page titles, meta descriptions, local search issues and more, to pinpoint opportunities to improve organic search and conversions.

Download the case study to see how a SEO audit identified opportunities to improve O’Grady’s rankings in SERPs and fix technical SEO issues.

Viva Las Vegas Summer Market!

Whereoware’s sales and client services teams stayed busy this Las Vegas Market, meeting with clients, demoing our Pharos E-commerce Suite, and of course, socializing!

Las Vegas Market features a number of prestigious panel discussions, receptions, award ceremonies, and special events.

Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards

The team’s visit kicked off with the presentation of the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 class of 2019, honoring the gift and stationary industry’s next generation of leaders.

Whereoware’s own Teddy Pekalski, Sales Manager, was recognized at the reception on Sunday as one of the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 honorees representing all facets of the gift and stationery industry.

We’re so proud of Teddy for this important honor and congratulate him and the other honorees for propelling the entire gift and stationery industry forward.

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User Experience (UX) Tips for Better Webforms

Imagine: you’re on a webpage with an enticing offer. You’re excited and ready to go when suddenly, a long, bulky webform form with several required fields appears.

If we’re being honest, most of us are unlikely to stick it out and finish the form, and you wouldn’t be alone. In fact, according to The Manifest, a whopping 67% of users will permanently abandon a form if they encounter complications.

Webforms are, however, vital to engaging your customers and communities online. Not only do they increase both B2B and B2C account registration (which is, by the way, an important KPI for new websites) and email capture for marketing, but forms also offer the convenience for users to sign in from anywhere and proceed through checkout more easily.

There are many factors that contribute to user frustration, so follow the tips below to start addressing the usability issues on your forms.

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Get Ready for Amazon Prime Day: One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year!

Amazon Prime Day (the summer’s “Black Friday” holiday boasting tons of discounts on popular items for Amazon Prime members) started as a 20th Anniversary promotion in 2015 but has since become a shopping phenomenon across Amazon and competitive online shopping sites.

Amazon will hold its longest Prime Day yet—48 hours of deals—from July 15 to July 16.  This year, major retailers Target, Walmart, and eBay are joining in on the fun.

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5 Tips to Build “Code Perfect” Emails

Email is a fan favorite marketing channel to drive website traffic, boost engagement, deliver proactive customer service, increase sales, and support just about any business objective.

Customers prefer email’s non-obtrusive brand touch and businesses love the frequent audience outreach, while remaining low cost. In fact, a 2019 Litmus study found email’s return on invest increased over last year to $42:1 ($42 dollars returned for every $1 invested).

Email marketers will be the first to tell you, though, coding high-quality, error-free emails that render effectively across the variety of mobile devices, tablets, desktops; email clients; and email service providers is complex.

Though tried and true email rules are elusive and heavily dependent on the mood swings of ESPs and audience choice, today we’re sharing our lead technical marketer and guest blogger Chris Grouge’s five favorite tips for coding “code perfect” emails.

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Webinar – SEO 101

Getting Started with SEO

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a collection of best practices to help popular search engines (like Google) understand and boost your webpage to the top of search results. This is vital – Hubspot found that 75% of users never scroll past the first page of search results.




SEO Tip – 5 Steps to SEO Victory

barcode-case-study-graphicAre you playing hard to get? If someone searches for your company on Google, does it return on the first page of search results? If not, follow our handy, 5-step checklist to learn how to get started with search engine optimization (SEO) today. You’ll start by creating great content, learn how to optimize that content for the web, and end with measuring success.

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