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Community Is Key in Building a Multimillion Dollar E-commerce Company

Community-focused programming helps create a cult of loyalty for your e-commerce company.

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Any business book or LinkedIn coach will tell you that you need a great product, supply chain, and distribution strategy for your e-commerce business. That’s all true, but oftentimes direct to consumer brands miss one big strategic focus — community development. Companies like Glossier treat their customers as influencers. BestBuy has an exclusive network of "Tech Insiders." Curology has a community strategy directly embedded into their business model and Sephora has their #SephoraSquad that redefines what an influencer is to a modern brand. All of these organizations have employees that lead their community efforts, and it’s working.

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