There’s nothing more satisfying than getting your ecommerce business set up and generating your first sale. Once the sales and revenue keep coming, you begin to think of yourself as an entrepreneur.
Setting up an ecommerce store isn’t as hard as it probably was earlier. With platforms such as Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, and others, you are given all the technical support you need to get your ecommerce store up and ready.
You can also hunt for ideas on stuff to sell and select products you like or are more suited to your ecommerce intentions and resources. But for the sales and revenue to keep coming in, you need efficient delivery of the merchandise to your customers. That’s where you build trust and goodwill.
And I’ll be frank: it’s not easy to choose carriers.
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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: Easy and Quick Way to Create Products With Your Designs
Wave Apps offers several products ranging from accounting platforms to invoicing. Some of the other offerings include lending, payments, payroll, and receipts.
When you think about it, just about all of these can be implemented into an ecommerce system. For example, you can send out digital receipts, manage payments and get your payroll under control.
However, this is a Wave Accounting review, a focus on the easy and free accounting software made just for small businesses. The good part is that you can use the software for both online and brick and mortar companies. Or, it allows you to connect both online and offline sales for the ultimate bookkeeping solution. Overall, each of these products
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If you've ever hired a developer, you may have wondered whether or not one of your own workers (or yourself for that matter,) could have done the job yourself.
In the past, it was required to find a technology expert to create email marketing campaigns, pop-up forms and marketing automation modules.
That's not the case anymore.
A wide range of tools are available for your marketing pleasure, and none of them are as sleek and easy-to-use as Wishpond. In this detailed Wishpond review, we'll discuss how you can easily run your entire ecommerce marketing program with Wishpond.
I've played around with many marketing tools in the past. Today, you're mainly going to find solutions that don't require coding.
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What are some of your main goals as an ecommerce professional?
Would you like to increase traffic, build your reputation or increase conversions? What about improving your customer service?
All of these are fine goals, but putting your plan into action and actually achieving those goals becomes a little trickier. That's where customer reviews come into play, since they build your credibility, give your customers an easier shopping experience and combine with SEO to guide more people to your site.
Continue reading Trust Pilot vs Feefo vs Yotpo: The Ultimate Product Review Platform Comparison
Handling reviews through WooCommerce, or any ecommerce platform for that matter, can be slightly unorganized.
The same goes for the interface that customers use, where it asks for too much customer information to post a review, or the form requires too many steps to publish.
In this Woo Reviews (by Wiremo) review, we're going to cover a plugin that hopefully mitigates all of your problems with reviews. It's a plugin that improves WooCommerce reviews, so those of you who utilize WordPress and WooCommerce for your online store will have a wonderful solution for customer reviews.
Although the primary plugin covered today works with WooCommerce, Wiremo also supports integrations with the following systems:
Continue reading Woo Reviews by Wiremo Review: Sleek Customer Reviews with Requests and Conversations
Popups and promotional banners are only useful if they're targeted to the customer seeing them.
Think about it: If I land on an ecommerce store and they reveal an exit-intent popup banner for 20% off all ladies merchandise (I'm a guy,) I'm going to close the screen immediately.
It also depends on where the customer is located in the shopping process. For instance, maybe a user is thinking about throwing another item in their cart but they're not quite sure. In that case, you don't want to redirect them to a promotion for another product, but rather keep selling the item they were almost about to buy.
Not all exit offer plugins and apps allow for this type of flexibility, but Picreel seems to do a good job seeing what customers are doing on your site and only sending them the promotions and offers that make sense. So here's an in-depth Picreel review if you'd like to learn more about the most advanced exit intent technology for ecommerce websites.
Continue reading Picreel Review: Simple Exit Intent Offers That Don't Burn You Out
Making money with hobbies like writing, gardening, fitness, and art are often not in the cards. Unless of course, you put together a professional online course to teach people all about it. This Teachable review outlines one of the more impressive options for developing a beautiful website for presenting your courses, from video courses to PDF training.
We've taken a look at all sorts of competitors like Udemy and Uscreen. Both of those mentioned have their pros and cons, but now it's time to outline another interesting new company. Teachable has clean website interfaces, great customization tools, marketing options and analytics.
The online course creation module provides hosting and security, along with all the learning tools you need, from quizzes to discussion forums and blogs to video courses. So keep reading to check out our detailed Teachable review and see if it's the right online course builder for you:
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