Ever since I've started the blog I had this idea in the back of my mind to gather information about *all* existing shopping carts and ecommerce platforms out there and document their journey.
No matter what niche you are in, setting up a successful ecommerce store requires both planning and a lot of smart work. If you take into account that customers now have around a gazillion of online stores to turn to for their shopping spree, you can understand why you have to develop both a short term and a long term strategy. From figuring out exactly what you have to sell to choosing the right platform for you (this comparison might be of use here), you have to take into account almost everything. The following experts answered these two important questions:
A blog-post or video that one person might find boring can be intensely interesting to somebody else. Software developers, accounting firms, industrial manufacturers, layers, home cleaning services, real estate companies….you name a business, and the odds are that it's perceived as boring by some people.
Is your company always scrambling to respond to Amazon comments, Etsy messages or even customer support tickets on your own website?
Often, the one tool you need is a system that pulls together those multiple sales outlets, for messaging your customers whenever they try to contact you.
If you would like to view messages, create templates and send out responses from a single dashboard, XSellco Fusion might solve all of your problems.
BigCommerce serves as a way for legitimate businesses to make a fluid move to online selling. By legitimate, I mean that the majority of plans from Bigcommerce provide extensive tools and product options for turning your already profitable, or upscaling, business into something special.
The service offers a 15-day free trial, which is great for testing out if you have any interest in BigCommerce at all. In short, BigCommerce has more features in its standard plan than most platforms provide in their higher plans. Even so, it becomes a little tricky figuring out which of the BigCommerce plans are for you, and how much you can truly expect to pay in the end.
Today, social media spending makes up a small fraction of most business’ marketing budgets. A recent Duke University survey found that, on average, social media spending accounted for just 9% of the overall budget. But that number is projected to expand to nearly 22% in the next five years.
Think about where you are in your current ecommerce adventure. Maybe you’ve just setup a nice little shop to sell your new running shoe designs, or maybe your dropshipping business is building a solid customer base, and you need to bring on a few employees to manage all of the orders. Maybe you just finished your stint on Shark Tank, or Oprah talked about your product being one of her “favorite things.”
The week is coming to an end, it has been an interesting week in the ecommerce industry, a lot has happened for the most popular ecommerce platforms. This week PayPal allowing merchants to accept Bitcoin, Pandora making the move across the pond, and much more.