How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Ecommerce Business

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, you have over 1500 brandable choices on what goes to the right of the dot on your domain name. You don’t have to settle for a .com when you have more relevant options such as .STORE, .ONLINE, .SITE, and more.

There are 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.

Most domain name acquisitions go unannounced. But thanks to an SEC filing, the most valuable domain name acquired is Cars.com at $872 million.

Continue reading How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Ecommerce Business

AMZScout Review: Everything You Need to Grow an Amazon Business in One Place

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

Magento 1 End of Life (Jan 2021): How You Should Respond to It?

The initial date for Magento 1 End of Life (EOL) was November 2018. However, in September 2018, Magento set the final end of life date to June 30, 2020.

Joe Ayyoub, the Director of Support Operations at Magento, made it clear that the extension of the EOL is to ease the stress on their merchants.

So by June 2020 end of life date, Magento will stop all software security patches or quality fixes to Magento 1. You won’t suddenly go out of business, but you might not like the outcome if you don’t take action.

Back in 2018, the deadline for the Magento 1 EOL must have felt like a long time, but now, the countdown is in days. Although no one will stop you from continuing with this platform, it’s in the best interest of your business to switch to Magento 2 or its alternatives.

Continue reading Magento 1 End of Life (Jan 2021): How You Should Respond to It?

How to Turn Your Brick-and-Mortar Store into an Online Store

Taking your brick and mortar store online, comes with short term and long-term benefits. In the short-term benefits is that you keep selling even with the present COVID-19 incidence. You’ll help your customers comply with physical distancing while meeting their needs.

In the long term, moving your store online keeps you in business. Thousands of brick and mortar stores have closed down because shoppers are moving online.

Besides, the rise of ecommerce platforms like Shopify, 3dcart, BigCommerce, Big Cartel, and the rest makes this transition easy.

Continue reading How to Turn Your Brick-and-Mortar Store into an Online Store

How to Use Squarespace (Jan 2021) – Complete Tutorial on How to Create a Squarespace Websites

A Squarespace website is easy and fast to build from scratch, even without a prior web designer experience. Apart from being intuitive, the platform offers all the tools you need to get your site up and running in one place.

For about 17 years, Squarespace has helped millions of customers build websites.

This website builder and content management system (CMS) comes with an enormous knowledge base. It’s easy to know what you should do per time, thanks to its checklist feature.

However, to reduce the time you’ll spend in building yours, this article goes straight to the point. This Squarespace tutorial will help you get things right from the get-go.

Continue reading How to Use Squarespace (Jan 2021) – Complete Tutorial on How to Create a Squarespace Websites

WooCart Review: A Deep Look at the FirstHosting Service Exclusively for WooCommerce Stores

Finding the right hosting service is one of the top concerns of new WooCommerce store owners. This concern is valid because most managed WordPress offers run on shared hosting. Hence your store’s load time increases as more site owners share the same servers.

That load time can impact the store’s user-friendliness and sales.

Seventy-nine percent of your customers are less likely to buy from you if they aren’t satisfied with your website's performance.

So, what makes WooCart different?

Continue reading WooCart Review: A Deep Look at the FirstHosting Service Exclusively for WooCommerce Stores

MARQ Logistics Software Review: Reduce Product Returns by 95%

MARQ is an AI-based logistics software that helps businesses share their operational processes with their customers. It helps you set up high-definition video recordings that show your customers that you packaged their orders carefully and adequately.

When buyers shop for a product online they are 25 percent likely to return them. For businesses running on tight margins, these returns can quickly become catastrophic. This is the problem that the MARQ software solves.

MARQ improves trust and transparency, hence lowering product returns by 95 percent.

In practice, if 25 items would have been returned from 100 sales, MARQ lowers it to about one return only. It also resolves return disputes in 30 seconds — saving time and money.

Continue reading MARQ Logistics Software Review: Reduce Product Returns by 95%

Ecommerce: Content that Ranks Best in Google

We wanted to understand the types of e-commerce content that perform well on search engines. So we studied the traffic trends and SERP Features of the top five e-commerce categories. Our studies focused on Electronics, Home & Garden, Fashion, Sport, and Health and Beauty categories.

We relied on SEMrush to gather and analyze SERP Features data in this study. While some SERP Features linked to a domain, others didn’t. Consequently, our research took account of these SERP Features that did not link to domains.

You might be wondering why we focused on SERP Features here. And if the term is new to you, then you might even be wondering, “what’s a SERP Feature?

Sit tightly. We have answers that work for you.

Continue reading Ecommerce: Content that Ranks Best in Google