From radical changes to the Shopify brand colors to a sleek new shake-up on the dashboard, Shopify has been hard at work. And recently the Canadian ecommerce platform company announced all of these new roll-outs, along with imagery to help out newcomers and experienced individuals alike.
Over the years, Shopify has been known to release cool new features like the Shopify sections update and constant changes to the Shopify Partner program. We've come to expect Shopify to listen to users and implement the requests as they see fit.
But this update is one of the more drastic we've seen, so we want to highlight the most interesting of the Shopify modifications. Then we'll talk about what each of these updates can do, and if you have to change your thinking or worry about anything startling you or making it harder to do business along the way.
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Are you looking for a way to improve your customer relationships? An FAQ page might just do the trick. Not only is an FAQ area essential for guiding your customers around your site, but it can serve as a trust-builder, convincing customer to buy more products by giving them additional information. But how do you create the perfect FAQ page? Keep reading to find out.
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With customers like HBO, Chevron, ProFlowers, Comcast Xfinity and Volvo, the VirtoCommerce is meant for making serious money with your business. As an opensource solution (akin to Magento or WordPress,) businesses don't have to pay a dime to get started. VirtoCommerce is a powerful system meant for the most serious of businesses. The opensource, Community Edition provides incredible tools for smaller to mid-sized businesses, while the Enterprise Edition has what behemoths require. In this VirtoCommerce review you'll learn about the primary ecommerce platform features, along with areas like support and pricing. Keep reading to see if VirtoCommerce is right for you.
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A prudent ecommerce store owner knows the value of an email list. Building an email list doesn't take much work, but you are required to set the right tools into motion from the start. This includes the following:
- A system that captures customer information upon checkout
- An email subscription form that gives something out in exchange for an email
- An email receipt tool with options for upsells and coupons
- An email newsletter service like MailChimp or AWeber
You're not required to do all of these, but it's highly recommended. Why?
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Sometimes a niche falls into your lap. Other times you have to search long and hard for it.
Inventors don't have this problem as much since they're creating items that generally have no market to begin with, or the product is so unique that they don't have to think about discovering a profitable niche.
But if you're not creating a completely new item, how do you go about finding the products to sell in your store? That's a tall task considering the number of products you can find online. Heck, just look at Amazon and you'll find anything from cars to musical instruments.
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If you go to Cratejoy as a consumer, you'll find a multitude of subscription boxes to fit your own tastes. Would you like to get comic books delivered to your door every day? Chances are you'll be able to find a box. Would you rather a book every month with beautiful literature and poetry? There's a box for that as well. Cratejoy is an incredible marketplace for searching and finding some of the most interesting things in life, then having them sent directly to you.
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A drag and drop website builder generally gets a high recommendation from a guy like me. This is because I know that many ecommerce professionals and website designers in general are not all that experienced when it comes to making a site. Therefore, they don't want to touch any code.
But drag and drop builders also provide benefits for advanced users, seeing as how you can cut down on time spent developing and pump out more website designs for clients.
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Finding a place to hire an ecommerce designer or developer is a little trickier than it might initially seem. You have the option to go with job boards, expert communities or cheap labor sites.
I'm not about to directly recommend places like Upwork and Freelancer.com. Although I've had a few logos designed by people on Fiverr, we're talking about constructing and managing your ecommerce website. These are some of the more complex forms of websites out there, so it's not recommended considering you can find somewhat affordable designers and developers who are known to do a great job.
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