If you're an online business owner, you’re likely to have heard of the payment platform Stripe.com. It's used by thousands of eCommerce retailers to process payments and is one of the most popular eCommerce tools for merchants worldwide.
But, what you may not know is that in October 2020, Stripe launched Stripe Climate. With a few simple clicks, this empowers businesses to divert a small portion of their earnings to help grow carbon removal technologies. While these technologies are still developing, you could be part of a group of small and growing businesses that want to change how carbon removal operates.
Given Stripe Climate is less than a year old at the time of writing, we’re giving you all the information that's currently available to help you familiarize yourself with Stripe's climate initiative.
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Semrush recently monitored their database of 20 billion queries to identify which keywords face the lowest amount of competition in the Google search engine.
The idea behind this was so that they could identify which phrases are currently being underutilized, to help companies find some gems when building out their keyword research.
Additional to this they also looked at the flipside of high competition keywords. To see how people were behaving on search engines and what the common phrases were.
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With Shopify powering over 500,000 businesses across 175 countries, it's safe to say that lots of merchants rely on this eCommerce platform to establish their online presence. Of course, branding is an essential aspect of that.
While Shopify only comes with nine basic themes (each of which comes with its own templates), hundreds of premium themes are available. On top of that, users have access to an active community that's brimming with other design-minded online store owners. All things considering, there are plenty of resources available to help you bring your dream eCommerce store to life.
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Ever thought about selling shower curtains with your original design printed on them?
How about coffee mugs with inside office jokes? Or statement phone cases?
These custom products are sold all over the internet, but the good news is that there's always room for more creativity.
After all, your ideas are going to be completely unique, allowing you to make money on your best designs.
The main problems you'll encounter involve fulfilment, billing, designing, and sourcing. Luckily, Printify takes care of all of these.
Continue reading Printify Review (June 2021): Easy and Quick Way to Create Products With Your Designs
WooCommerce is one of the better-known tools for eCommerce sales in the world today. Designed to plug naturally into the world’s favorite CMS, WordPress, WooCommerce simplifies the act of building your own sales platform from scratch. However, because it’s an open-source solution, WooCommerce does come with a few extra challenges to consider.
If you’re going to access opensource technology like WooCommerce, you also need a hosting provider. This is something you might have encountered before if you’re familiar with open-source software. However, if you’re new to designing your website, it can be challenging to sort through all the available options for hosting, and ensure you’re making the right choice.
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The latest blockchain craze is non-fungible tokens, more commonly known as NFTs, however there’s begun to be some pushback from the artistic community that does many of the NFT designs. While there are still many who are enthralled by the profit potential of these new digital artworks, there are others who have begun telling the tale of an earth-killing monster. But whether thought of as financial savior or ecological disaster, there’s no doubting that many still consider NFTs to be the cutting edge and possibly the future when it comes to digital art.
The lingering issue is the environmental impact of NFTs, particularly in this age of climate change, carbon offset, and the New Green Deal. Artists who are also staunch environmentalists have recently begun moving away from NFTs, even where it could potentially cost them millions of dollars in revenue. These artists claim that the environmental impact of NFTs is simply too great.
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Web design trends are forever coming and going. But one thing remains true: The design of your website and online store is crucial for attracting customers and growing your business.
Needless to say, your store's design contributes to its usability, functionality and communicates what your brand's all about.
When picking your online store's theme, the sheer array of choices can be overwhelming. To help narrow down your options, it's worth considering how long a theme may remain ‘trendy.' The bolder the aesthetic, the more likely the design will go out of fashion in a few years.
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Suppose you’re looking for the most effective way to sell tickets to an upcoming event. Any event organizer will tell you that offering early bird rates, discount codes, referral codes, and group booking rates is a no-brainer. And they’re right – a well-implemented marketing strategy never fails.
But where should you start?
If you’re not planning to use an event management solution, you’re setting yourself up for a big headache and an organizational nightmare.
Let's explore this in more detail…
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