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If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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The 7 Biggest Trends Driving Customer Loyalty

According to 3Cinteractive, 64 percent of brands are reporting an increase in loyalty program membership over the last year.  Lately, programs have be become more sophisticated, moving beyond the traditional spend-and-get model.  They've evolved into omnichannel and multichannel programs that recognize customers for each interaction they have with a brand.  Smart marketers are capturing and leveraging loyalty data to understand their customers [...]

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Smart Speaker Sales Grew 103% Last Year

With the latest in a growing number of studies on virtual assistants and voice search, Adobe Digital Insights (ADI), found that the sales of "voices assistants grew about 103% in Q4 versus a year ago.  79 percent of these sales took place in the fourth quarter. Data from both ADI and other third-party analyst firms justify the [...]

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Google Says Assistant Now On More Than 400 Million Devices

On the morning of January 5 in a blog post, Google said, “The [Google] Assistant is now available on more than 400 million devices.”  To Google, these "devices includes Android smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones, and Google Home smart speakers. By looking at the post, we don't know how many Google Home, Mini and Max speakers were sold in 2017.  Despite [...]

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Amazon In Discussions With Consumer Brands About Ads On Alexa

According to a report on CNBC, Amazon is in talks with a number of large consumer product companies about advertising and sponsorship opportunities through Alexa and voice search. According to the report: The e-tailer has been in talks with several companies about letting them promote products on the best-selling Echo devices, which are powered by the Alexa [...]

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Google Bringing The Assistant To Tablets And Lollipop Android Phones

Google is rolling out the Assistant to more devices.  Soon, it'll be available on Android tablets that run Nougat and Marshmallow, as well as smartphones running Lolliop. The folks in the US who are running English will be the first to get access.  But, there will be a wide array of Android 5.0 smartphones (Lollipop) getting the [...]

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Amazon Q3 Ad Revenues Surpass $1 Billion, Up Roughly 2x From Early 2016

Last week, on October 27, Amazon had announced third-quarter earnings.  The company reported sales growth of 34 percent to $43.7 billion.  This time last yea, Amazon reported #32.7 billion in sales. The noteworthy part is Amazon's "other" revenue, which is basically advertising.  At the bottom of the Net Sales chart in the press release was this line [...]

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Amazon to Give Prime Customers Free Access To Paid Alexa Skills Content

Amazon is continuing to expand the benefits of its Prime membership as an acquisition and customer retention tool.  At this point for the company, Prime has become a critical program of theirs, currently covering over 60 percent of US Amazon shoppers.  These members spend almost 2 times as much annually as non-Prime members do. Aside from [...]

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Google Assistant Now Offering A Wide Range Of Games For Kids And Families

There is quite a battle going on right now.  A battle between smart speakers and home assistants, which is now in full swing.  For Google and Amazon, gaming and fun will help provide a competitive edge. In September, Amazon introduced Echo Buttons, enabling families to play Alexa-based games together.  on October 24, Google announced a collection of games for [...]

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Target Expands Voice-Commerce Relationship With Google To Battle Amazon

In an announcement by Google, there has been a nationwide expansion of its Google Express relationship with Target.  Those users who are in the Continental US can now buy from Target through the Google Assistant and receive Google Express delivery.  The voice-commerce relationship extends to Google Home devices. These features and capabilities are quite similar to those that was announced [...]

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