What ecommerce platform do you plan on using for your online store? Volusion? Shopify? Maybe Bigcommerce? What about choosing the most popular ecommerce solution in the world? That’s right, none of the platforms mentioned above are the most used in the industry. According to an Alexa study, Magento is used on 20% of all ecommerce sites online. That's pretty impressive! One of the reasons for this is because of Magento's flexibility and expandability. You can add just about any type of feature to your site–and that's why so many large and fast-growing businesses opt for Magento. In this Magento review, we'll outline the platform's best features, along with things like pricing and customer support.
PayPal was once one of the most revolutionary pieces of technology in the world. At that time there was not that much interest in PayPal alternatives. It not only allowed you to quickly send and accept money from friends and family, but it ensured that the money was far safer than many of the other options you could choose from. This came in huge once eBay emerged, considering both sellers and buyers were concerned about fraudulent activity.
This is a guest post by Kaira Jewel Lingo, a mindfulness teacher and spiritual mentor I've met last year at a wonderful retreat in Devon, UK. However, I have been using her guided meditations for many years in order to get some calm and ease in the middle of a busy day, or at the end of it. So it's a great pleasure to invite Kaira Jewel to teach us how to slow down and enjoy life around our screens:
Many of us spend much of our day on the Internet, focused on things like web development, UX, UI, marketing, or learning about the ever-fascinating world of ecommerce. Already surfing the Internet in our downtime for pleasure, shopping, or to read up on news can be quite addictive, all the more so when we must be online all day for our jobs and our income depends on rapid responses and quick decisions to market trends. It's so easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole and lose ourselves.
There are practices we can learn to help us to regain perspective, maintain our balance, joy, relaxation and ease and engage mindfully with technology. It's not easy, but it's extremely worthwhile.
What makes an ecommerce store successful? What secret formula do you have to follow to increase your sales?
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The world of SEO is one of the more frustrating parts of running an online business. You can read up on the common SEO tips, and those are more than likely going to give you a competitive advantage over other companies in the market.
You'll also find all sorts of cool SEO tools that do everything from SEO evaluation to image alt tag creation.
Your first step with an online store should be to focus on the basics of SEO. That includes image alt tags, keyword use, blogging and complete product page optimization.
This way you can at least get on the same playing field as the competition.
But what about going above and beyond? Are there some more unique SEO tips you can follow to strengthen your online business?
Sometimes you stumble upon an ecommerce platform that looks too good to be true.
I would argue that PinnacleCart is one of those situations, since it has an onslaught of built-in features, and the integrations cater to some niche companies.
However, this one is all true, seeing as how the support is strong, we like the themes, and dropshippers can get up and running fast.
If you've ever played Cards Against Humanity, at some point you had to have to figure out that the Chicago creators are not exactly your regular business people. They've shared their story with numerous publications, developed one of the most popular, and raunchiest, party games in the world, and most of the creators still hold their regular day jobs, even after selling millions of copies of the game.