When building an ecommerce store, you need the best ecommerce software. We've spent countless weeks rigorously testing out the top solutions, and we've come upon the conclusion that Shopify is currently the best ecommerce software on the market. This is due to Shopify's impressive set of ecommerce templates, along with its simple page builder, large app store and the incredible support you get for a reasonable monthly price.In addition, you're not required to self-host your website, taking much of the load off your own shoulders when it comes to security, speed and every other hosting problem that generally comes along. Read on to see the rest of my shortlist.
Do you have any idea what users are thinking when they leave your shopping cart?
Are you interested in sending out emails to those leads in order to bring them back to your website?
An online business needs a little something more than just a hard working team who supports customers. It also requires more than quality products.
Shopping trends, in fact online shopping trends, have changed drastically in the last few years. Where online shopping used to be limited to a few big online stores in the past, there are now hundreds of thousands of stores shipping products all over the world at the click of a button. As customer confidence in online shopping, and online security, grows so does the shopping experience.
Are you interested in building a startup similar to Etsy?
One where third party vendors come to your website and sell their own products through your platform. A startup where all product management is completed by those third party vendors, leaving you to only keep track of maintaining the website.
Etsy-style websites are called multi vendor systems, since each of the vendors receive their own profile, and buyers land on the site with the ability to include products from multiple vendors in their shopping carts.
How do you go about making your own multi vendor ecommerce platform? Well, it turns out Yo!Kart is a pretty solid place to start.
You have a well-thought-out business plan, you’ve researched your market, your product is solid and you even have an excellent product release strategy, so you’re ready to go aren’t you? Well, in all appearances, yes, but if you don’t have a detailed communication plan and strategy already thought out, then you don’t have the entire picture to ensure the success of your ecommerce business.
Did you know nearly 60%–80% of your customers who click the “buy now” button drop out without completing the checkout sequence? It's a shame, because you have worked so hard to bring them to your website and funnel them through to the checkout pipeline, only to find out there's a gushing hole that's causing most of your ready-to-buy customers to bleed away. These were the people who actually wanted to buy your product, so what went wrong?
For many, ecommerce SEO is a huge pain in the arse because aside from the usual SEO to-do list of company websites like improving URL structure and creating a mobile version, you have to deal with dozens, if not hundreds (or thousands?) of product pages and descriptions.
As someone who owns an app (Gleam.io) that helps businesses grow I am constantly amazed by some of the contests customers are running to engage their audiences. Contests are one of the most diverse forms and engaging forms of marketing that exist, no two are the same and there's so much you can do to make the experience unique for entrants.