It's not always easy to sell digital products and services globally. Sometimes you get stuck dealing with international fees, while other times you find out that some customers aren't able to pay in their own currencies. FastSpring works to change all that, seeing as how it provides a full-stack ecommerce platform with subscription support and a wide range of currencies and languages. In this FastSpring review, you'll learn about the best features, plans, and how FastSpring helps you out with its world-class customer support.
While planning the crowdfunding for my latest project Not A Factory I was faced with a dilemma when I went looking for a good crowdfunding platform. I wanted to I focussed mostly on the European market (I am from the Netherlands myself) so it needed to be in English, but also support multiple payment options. Because what most people don't know is that paying with creditcard isn't very popular at all in the Netherlands and Germany. Most people don't even have a creditcard, me included. What do people use then? The debitcard, which comes with it's own internet payment systems like iDeal and Sofort Banking.
Word of mouth has always been one of the best ways to get people to buy or at least consider buying from a particular business. While it is hard to get everyday people to talk about a particular product, getting a group of say 100 people to mention a product to the 500 or so combined people they interact with frequently is rather easy — it's traditional word of mouth. One great way to avoid the roundabout ways to get hundreds of people talking about a business or sharing a product, it is possible to get one or two influential people that have large followings that respect them to talk about a product with their following. This is influencer marketing.
Shopify is one of the best e-commerce platforms out there. They began in 2004, and since then, a number of e-commerce business owners move to the platform.
In fact, at the moment, there are over 500,000 active stores running on Shopify, and they’ve collectively driven more than 40 billion worth of sales.
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.
Product videos have the ability to help people better understand the information or product you are selling. According to Kissmetrics—a blog about analytics, marketing, and testing—viewers are anywhere from 64-85 percent more likely to buy a product after watching a product video.
There is no correct method for creating a content video, but there are steps to take which helps consumers make informative choices about the product they want and where to purchase the product.
I have reviewed all sorts of e-commerce systems on this site, and a majority of it has to do with Shopify. Due to that, we've crossed paths with the ReferralCandy app quite a few times.
The reason for this is because ReferralCandy offers customer referral program tools for e-commerce sites, and it integrates seamlessly with a wonderful Shopify app. So, Shopify users are blessed with such a high-quality referral app.
But what about every other platform?
Businesses have always sought to connect with customers and build a good name for themselves; and with the advent of social media, that connecting has been made much easier.
Instagram has become a favorite for e-commerce brands to show off their products and engage with their target audience.