New York’s Javit’s Center was filled with retail’s most influential leaders and experts for the annual National Retail Federation’s NRF Retail Big Show 2020 Vision. Defying the notion that today’s consumer industry doesn’t have any room for physical retail anymore, the event was teeming with startup founders, tech innovators, e-commerce executives and retail advocates who shared their insights during keynote speeches and fireside chats in front of a record 40,000 attendees in the event hall.
The age of the internet and social media has opened doors for online communications, allowing business owners to communicate instantly with customers across the globe. By communicating effectively with customers, and with other business people, entrepreneurs can build positive brand reputations, professional credibility and work opportunities.
The twenty-first century is instant. A mass global market is never more than a few clicks away. People are more diversely and internationally connected than ever before, thanks to the rise of social media and everybody has a voice and a platform to shout it from. Today’s young people are surrounded by opportunities for business creation and growth.
Web trends are forever changing, but there are some that will be just as relevant in 2020 as they were in 2019. Balancing functionality with an eye-catching design may seem difficult, but if you can master it, you’ll set yourself up for higher user engagement and ideally, a higher conversion rate.