Selling Services Online Using Easy Digital Downloads

For some reason companies selling services feel like they must send out a invoice after the job is done. Sure, sometimes this can bring in more new customers, but what about being able to charge those who don't need to see the work first. Or what about past clients who know you already do good work?

Service industries get stuck with invoicing, making it more probable their clients forget, or refuse, to pay them. Most of the time this isn't fair at all, considering the average web design company or contractor is not out to scam every one of their clients.

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50 Million Shoppers Prove Power of Personalized Recommendations [Infographic]

Product recommendations have become integral parts of the online shopping experience. By analyzing data from 50 million shopping transactions, Dynamic Yield learned that visitors who engage with product recommendations generate 2.8x higher revenue per visitor and 20% greater average order value. Thus it is vital to maximize exposure to recommendations to help users move from window shoppers to buyers.

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Shopify Apps: The Best 50 Free and Paid Apps

If you've worked with Shopify in the past, you've asked the question, “Which Shopify apps are the best?” The question generally comes from beginners trying to scale up their stores, but eventually you'll start hearing similar thoughts ringing in your head. Although this time, it'll be more focused, like apps for accounting, email marketing or social media. You're also bound to hear yourself thinking about budgetary restraints, meaning the free and affordable apps are generally on your radar first.

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Shopify Themes “Sections” – All You Need to Know

One of the main complaints that people have with Shopify is that you don't get any sort of drag and drop editor. Although this functionality still hasn't made its way to the system, they have released a new tool called Shopify Sections. The whole point is to quickly move around homepage content, somewhat similar to a drag and drop interface.

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Free Privacy Policy, Return Policy and Terms of Service for eCommerce

Let's face it. Even thinking about a privacy policy, return policy or terms of service page sounds dull. However, it's required for you to protect yourself, your customers and the overall environment on your ecommerce store. These policies take a long time to write up, and they are far from cheap if you go to a lawyer. However, we don't recommend writing these up alone. Otherwise, you could end with some loopholes in your return policy or privacy policy, making a sticky situation for you and your customer. Luckily, quite a few options are available online for finding a free privacy policy, along with various templates for things like return policies and terms of service.

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SharpSpring Review: A Flexible, Open Architecture Marketing Automation Platform

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Are you completely in love with your current CRM or ecommerce platform? You shudder at the thought of having to migrate all that information into a new platform, just because you now want to capitalize on marketing automation. With so many marketing automation software options, finding “THE ONE” doesn’t mean you’re stuck with software that doesn’t play nice with others. SharpSpring came on the market in 2014 and was built as an affordable, open system for agencies to use to provide marketing automation to clients and integrate with all client systems. In this SharpSpring review we'll see if how platform provides a full set of tools for lead generation, lead nurturing, contact management, sales management and analytics.

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Shopify Reviews: The Best Ecommerce Platform? (May 2017)

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Lots of people ask us which ecommerce platform is the best suited for a company just getting started with an online store. If we gave you the long answer it would be a little more complicated. However, a short answer to that question is that Shopify should be able to offer all the functionality you need. It's filled with tools for launching a site within minutes, and you don't have to worry about self hosting or buying a domain name from a third party. You'll find my full review below. For more Shopify reviews from our readers check out the comments area.

In that respect, one could call it the perfect out of the box solution, built with pricing plans that cater to small starter stores as well as shops that are bringing in millions of dollars in sales.

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