M Ryan

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M Ryan is an ecommerce consultant with twenty years experience working with retailers, consumer brand manufacturers and other consumer-facing businesses helping them to develop their ecommerce strategy, implement ecommerce technology and improve their ecommerce operations. He works extensively throughout US and Europe, with clients including global brands, large retailers and household names in consumer goods.

B2C Healthcare - full description

B2C Healthcare is a business model in which Medical, Health and Life Sciences products and services are sold direct to a consumer through ecommerce and other digital channels without the inconvenience and time required to work through an intermediary such as a health insurance company.

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CRM vs CDP: understanding the differences

CDP stands for Customer Data Platform, and CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. Both are software systems that are used to manage customer data, but they are used for different purposes and have some key differences. CDPs are designed to help businesses collect and manage…

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Manhattan OMS vs IBM Sterling OMS

In this article I explore the differences between arguably the two most powerful order management systems available to enterprises today, IBM Sterling Order Management¬†and Manhattan Active Omni. Both are used by large retailers, brand manufacturers and distributors. An OMS is a key component of a…

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Synthetic Data Generation in eCommerce

As ecommerce businesses make more use of Machine Learning to improve pricing decisions, assortment planning and demand forecasting, it becomes more important to accurately train the models used by these algorithms, which depends on larger data sets of training data. For businesses without large data…

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Latest Headless Commerce Platforms

Headless commerce is an established ecommerce architecture pattern that delivers significant benefits for merchants adopting it. Almost all ecommerce platform providers are refactoring their software to this new approach and some have already completed their transition. Emerging, though, is a new breed of ecommerce platform…

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VTEX is now a listed company

July 21st, 2021. VTEX, the Brazil-based B2C, B2B and marketplace ecommerce platform company, became a publicly traded company today, NYSE:VTEX. It is a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist. VTEX has experienced extremely strong sales growth in recent years, not only in its native Latin…

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C2M Business Model - a short explanation

The C2M (Consumer-To-Manufacturing) business model, is one in which product design and demand is driven by consumers rather than by brands and manufacturers. In traditional consumer business models, a brand designs products, sources them from a manufacturer, runs marketing to attract buyers and sells the…

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Dropship on Amazon - is it possible?

Amazon is one of many marketplaces on which a seller can list products for sale, and it is possible for fulfillment to be handled by a dropshipping supplier. Here is how to do it. Dropshipping is one method of ecommerce fulfillment - the process by…

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