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Ecommerce – Marketing Connector: A Versatile Marketing Automation Tool

It is becoming increasingly important for brands to be able to deliver multichannel commerce experiences to their customers. One of the many things needed to deliver multichannel commerce experiences is a seamless integration between digital commerce and marketing automation platforms.

We saw an opportunity in this area, especially when Adobe acquired Magento. We also saw a need for a marketing automation tool that can serve as a link between any combination of marketing automation solutions and ecommerce platforms.

Here at Gorilla Group, we formed a team to build our newest proprietary IP: custom middleware that serves as an Ecommerce – Marketing Connector. This automation tool can serve as a link between Magento and…

  • Marketo
  • Hubspot
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud

With the potential for other marketing automation endpoints depending on client needs.

The connector provides all the functionality needed to support transactional emails, profile centers, preference centers, and lead/data synchronization with a zero-code solution, meaning that no developer is needed after the connector is integrated with the ecommerce and marketing automation platforms. The connector also allows all emails, both marketing and transactional, to be created and sent from a single system, allowing for more cohesion between marketing campaigns and commerce to deliver a more consistent brand experience.

This integration allows for a multitude of customer-centric use cases by adding personalization and intelligence into everyday emails. For example, related products can be suggested in order confirmation emails, or insight-driven abandon cart campaigns can be created. A vast amount of data can also be collected, which can then be used in reporting and analytics. This can range from user information (name, address, preferences, email, etc.) or product information (cart contents, order types, etc.). Along with the ability to have user data shared between the systems, which can result in a broader analytics dataset, and a more holistic view of the demographics between engaged and unengaged customers.

Ecommerce Marketing Connector Capabilities Include:

TRIGGER SMART CAMPAIGN

  • Adds a lead to a smart campaign
  • Auto-add Lead record
  • Require that all leads be new leads
  • Require that leads do not belong to an existing static or smart list
  • Update lead attribute values
  • Support message tokens

LEAD CRUD

  • Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete custom object records

STATIC LISTS

  • Add a lead to a static list
  • Remove a lead from a static list
  • Retrieve members of a static list

SMART LISTS

  • Add a lead to a smart list by toggling a membership attribute
  • Remove a lead from a smart list by toggling a membership attribute
  • Retrieve Smart List Members
  • Add a lead to a program or change their program status

DATA COLLECTION

Data can be utilized based on clients specific needs and can be implemented to comply with the company’s data privacy policy

  • User information (name, address, preferences, email, etc.)
  • Product information (cart contents, order types, etc.)

CURRENT IMPLEMENTATIONS

Purchase Flows & Confirmations

  • Account Creation / welcome emails
  • In-Store Purchase (with applicable ERP connection) and Online Purchase confirmations
  • Form submission confirmations

The Ecommerce Marketing Connector is an exclusive Gorilla Group offering that is ready to be implemented for clients today. Connect with us at digitalcommerce@gorillagroup.com for a short demo, or for additional information and questions.