Future Trends in eCommerce: Digital Day Out

Future Trends in eCommerce: Digital Day Out

Zyber Events

Event recap.

We're thrilled to share our incredible experience at the Digital Day Out 2024!
As proud sponsors of the event, held by the Marketing Association, we had the privilege of networking with 500+ brightest marketing minds in New Zealand. 

We took the opportunity to have fun at the event by providing a racing simulator for those who wanted to test their skill sets behind the wheel.

Beyond the inbox: level up your Klaviyo ROI Reading Future Trends in eCommerce: Digital Day Out 5 minutes

A Day of Learning and Networking

Digital Day Out 2024 was nothing short of inspiring. The event brought together talented and innovative marketing professionals, creating a vibrant atmosphere of learning and collaboration. We were delighted to be a part of this dynamic community, where we could learn from our peers and share valuable insights.

Key Highlights and Insights from the Event

Insights from Industry Leaders: We had the opportunity to hear from industry giants such as Google, Spotify, Duolingo, and the Correct The Internet campaign. Here are some of the standout moments and key takeaways:

  1. AI Transforming Businesses:
    • The event highlighted how AI is revolutionising businesses. For instance, Duolingo shared how they navigated risks to achieve remarkable rewards, gaining a significant social media following without a major budget. The key takeaway is to take risks, embrace failures, and turn them into successes.
  2. Unhinged Marketing:
    • Zaria Parvez from Duolingo discussed how they shifted internet culture by making bold, entertaining, and unexpected content a movement. This approach, termed 'unhinged marketing,' grabs attention and pushes boundaries. It's a powerful reminder for eCommerce businesses to be bold and creative in their marketing strategies.
  3. AI and Human Collaboration:
    • Another intriguing insight was that AI, while powerful, cannot replace human empathy and contextual understanding. AI needs us as much as we need it, ensuring that jobs are not at risk but rather augmented by AI capabilities.
  4. Data Responsibility:
    • Google underscored the importance of data privacy. As data custodians, businesses must collect and protect it responsibly, recognising it as a privilege.
  5. Continuous Learning and Iteration:
    • The concept of 'test and learn' was emphasised, encouraging constant iteration and improvement in marketing strategies. This agile approach is crucial for staying relevant and effective in a rapidly changing industry.

Zyber Perspective: Trends and Predictions for eCommerce in 2024

From our standpoint as eCommerce experts, here are some trends and predictions for 2024 that businesses need to watch out for and act upon:

  1. Enhanced Personalisation through AI:
    • AI will continue to play a pivotal role in personalising customer experiences. By leveraging AI-driven insights, businesses can offer highly tailored product recommendations, content, and promotions, enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty. Platforms like Klaviyo are at the forefront of this transformation, using AI to analyse customer data and behaviour. 

Klaviyo's powerful AI tools enable eCommerce businesses to create personalised email and SMS campaigns that resonate with individual customers, driving engagement and increasing conversions. This level of personalisation boosts sales and builds stronger customer relationships and brand loyalty.

  1. Expansion of Omnichannel Strategies:
    • Customers expect seamless experiences across multiple channels. Integrating online and offline touchpoints will be crucial for providing a consistent and engaging customer journey. Ensuring you have a well-integrated tech stack will help unify your customer data so that you have the correct information to continue to grow and scale your business.
  2. Growth of Mobile Commerce:
    • With the increasing use of smartphones, mobile commerce will continue to grow. Ensuring your mobile-friendly online store offers a smooth shopping experience will be vital for capturing this market. Perform continuous iterations through split testing to ensure your conversion rate is optimum.
  3. Sustainability and Ethical Practices:
    • Consumers are becoming more conscious of sustainability and ethical business practices. Committing to these values can enhance brand loyalty and attract environmentally and socially conscious customers. Video content showcasing your business's values will further deepen your customer connection. You can use tools like Videowise to display engaging content such as UGC, behind-the-scenes videos, and 'meet the team' behind your brand.
  4. Advanced-Data Analytics:
    • Utilising advanced data analytics to understand customer behaviour and market trends will be essential. Businesses harnessing data effectively will be well-positioned to make informed decisions and drive growth. 
  5. Interactive and Immersive Experiences:
    • Technologies such as AR and VR are set to transform the shopping experience. Offering interactive and immersive experiences can differentiate your brand and attract tech-savvy customers.
  6. The Rise of B2B Commerce:
    • B2B commerce is becoming increasingly relevant as more businesses shift their operations online. Companies recognise the importance of providing a seamless digital purchasing experience for their B2B customers, similar to B2C transactions. Leveraging platforms like Shopify Plus allows businesses to offer robust, user-friendly online stores tailored to B2B needs. Enhanced features such as bulk ordering, custom pricing, and integration with ERP systems are driving efficiency and satisfaction in B2B transactions. Staying ahead in this space requires adopting best practices and innovative solutions to meet the evolving demands of B2B customers.


Digital Day Out 2024 was an incredible experience, and we're proud to have been a part of it. We look forward to the future and are eager to apply the insights we gained to drive success for our clients.

If you're looking to elevate your B2B commerce strategy or enhance your marketing efforts with Shopify and Klaviyo, we're here to help. Contact us today to learn how to work together to achieve your business objectives.

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