Domain names were not always for sale. They used to be free.
Until 1995, you didn’t have to pay for a domain name. That’s a full 12 years after Paul Mockapetris and Jon Postel invented the domain name system.
Today, we have more than 1,500 top-level domains (TLDs)—the word, characters, or letters after the last dot on a domain name and before any slash— like .com, .site, .online, .store, and the like.
We also have over 366 million domain names registered today.
Oh, and we pay for them too. Someone even paid a whopping $$49.7 million for a domain name.
Continue reading How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Ecommerce Business
If you currently run an online shop, take a moment to check your analytics. Where do most of your customers come from? The majority of your customers probably hail from the country you do business in, but chances are you get some decent numbers for other random countries. Chances are those people also speak your language, allowing them to navigate through your website and buy an item they find appealing.
But what about people in those same countries who aren't familiar with your language? They can't understand your website. Now that's a problem because it's clear that this hypothetical foreign country shows potential.
Continue reading Weglot Review: The Best Website Translator to Go International With Ecommerce
With 79% of consumers admitting that loyalty programs exceedingly convince them to commit to brands, this is an opportunity you certainly might not want to miss out on in your Shopify store. Besides, setting up a loyalty program in an ecommerce store has been shown to increase the average order quantity by 319%.
Sadly though, the default Shopify platform doesn’t exactly prioritize customer loyalty features. That means you won’t be getting a robust set of tools for setting up and managing dynamic customer loyalty programs.
Continue reading How To Set Up A Shopify Loyalty Program With Growave
Love it or hate it, shipping is an essential element to any ecommerce operation, and when done well, it's another opportunity to wow your customers. In the era of Amazon Prime, consumers now expect reliable and exceedingly fast shipping times.
This is why engaging a reliable fulfillment solution is imperative. It's key to taking the hassle out of what can sometimes be a headache of a process.
So, we've taken an in-depth look at ShipBob and Deliverr, two key players in the ecommerce fulfillment game, to see which is the better option.
Read on to find out!
Continue reading ShipBob vs Deliverr: Choosing the Best Ecommerce Shipping Option in 2020
Order fulfillment is one of the most essential considerations that any eCommerce business owner needs to think about. It's no good having the best products to offer in your industry if you can't get items to the consumers that want to buy them.
The good news is that there are a bunch of options available for shipping and order fulfillment. One option is to simply pay the costs to ship your items yourself through suppliers like FedEx and USPS. However, that's rarely the most affordable solution or a growing company.
The better choice is to choose a shipping fulfillment partner that can handle the hard work for you and give you a discount on your shipping rates.
Two of the leaders in fulfillment solutions today are ShipBob and ShipMonk. In this side-by-side comparison, we're going to be looking at both companies in-depth to help you determine which option is right for you.
Continue reading ShipBob vs ShipMonk: A Complete Comparison (2020)
There comes a time in any ecommerce seller's journey where you'll want to ramp things up a notch and enhance your online presence.
There are many ways to do this – investing in high-converting marketing campaigns, developing SEO strategies, improving your web design, etc.
Although these methods are effective, they're daunting tasks – especially if you don't have any experience in these areas. But, whether you're just starting out, or you're an online selling veteran, outsourcing these kinds of jobs can be a considerable financial outlay.
This is where a digital ecommerce agency comes in handy.
If you don't have the time or know-how to handle every aspect of your online business, harnessing their expertise and skills is usually the best way to go.
So, in this article, we're looking at what an ecommerce agency does, how they can help you, and how using an agency differs from hiring an employee.
That's a lot to cover, so let's jump straight in!
Continue reading How to Hire the Best Ecommerce Agency in 2020: A Complete Guide
If you're a fan of Wix, you'll probably know already that in February of this year (2020), they broadcasted the launch of their new responsive website building platform, Editor X.
Editor X was eagerly awaited by designers and agencies alike. With its sophisticated design and layout capabilities, it's a fantastic platform for anyone wanting to produce modern website designs. This is especially true if fully responsive design is a priority for your business.
But, does Wix's new website editor live up to the hype? Continue reading this Wix Editor X review to find out…
Continue reading The Wix Editor X Review You've Been Waiting For (Aug 2020)
If selling on Amazon overwhelms you and you think the platform is competitive, you’re right. But that can be a big advantage if you use a tool like AMZScout.
Amazon has about 8.6 million registered sellers worldwide, but about 24.4 percent of them are active sellers. However, this doesn’t stop the daily subscription of about 3,089 sellers on the platform.
Continue reading AMZScout Review: Everything You Need to Grow an Amazon Business in One Place