Managed WordPress hosting is a rather new niche area in the hosting world. It's useful for people on the WordPress platform if you have limited knowledge or would rather leave the more technical tasks to the experts. I typically recommend managed hosting to those new to the hosting (and website) game, but ecommerce is a little different.
A drag and drop website builder generally gets a high recommendation from a guy like me. This is because I know that many ecommerce professionals and website designers in general are not all that experienced when it comes to making a site. Therefore, they don't want to touch any code.
But drag and drop builders also provide benefits for advanced users, seeing as how you can cut down on time spent developing and pump out more website designs for clients.
If you've ever tried to sell products on both Amazon and eBay, you already know how frustrating it can be to manage two dashboards, keep everything syncing and control the automated processes offered by both companies.
Well, we've come across a tool called SellerCloud, and it's making an effort to completely revolutionize the way multi-channel selling is done. Let's take a look to see if it's worth your money.
If I told you a single ecommerce ratings app has shown to boost conversions by an average of 32%, would it grab your attention?
Well that's what the folks behind the Antenna Shopify app are claiming, and it seems like the numbers don't lie.
Think about all of the notifications you receive on a weekly basis. Some come in the form of mobile app push notifications, while others combine to form the onslaught of emails you receive in your inbox. Throw in SMS and you start to realize that the clutter being built up throughout your day makes it tough to keep it all in check.
And that's from the perspective of an average user.
Now think about notifications as an ecommerce professional. The competition to communicate and connect with customers seems impossible to beat.
What's the biggest regret most online businesses have when looking back? More often than not you'll hear tales about how much more money they could have made if they just took the time to start collecting email addresses from customers. It's the same tale for ecommerce stores and bloggers, along with brick and mortar stores with websites. Email lists and newsletters get people coming back to buy more, so it's essential to have beautiful signup forms, analytics for understanding your best tactics and certain popup forms that are proven to increase conversions. We've reviewed a few email subscription form plugins in the past, but none of them get as much press as these guys, so please read our OptinMonster review.
Are you completely in love with your current CRM or ecommerce platform? You shudder at the thought of having to migrate all that information into a new platform, just because you now want to capitalize on marketing automation. With so many marketing automation software options, finding “THE ONE” doesn’t mean you’re stuck with software that doesn’t play nice with others. SharpSpring came on the market in 2014 and was built as an affordable, open system for agencies to use to provide marketing automation to clients and integrate with all client systems. In this SharpSpring review we'll see if how platform provides a full set of tools for lead generation, lead nurturing, contact management, sales management and analytics.
Lots of people ask us which ecommerce platform is the best suited for a company just getting started with an online store. If we gave you the long answer it would be a little more complicated. However, a short answer to that question is that Shopify should be able to offer all the functionality you need. It's filled with tools for launching a site within minutes, and you don't have to worry about self hosting or buying a domain name from a third party. You'll find my full review below. For more Shopify reviews from our readers check out the comments area.
In that respect, one could call it the perfect out of the box solution, built with pricing plans that cater to small starter stores as well as shops that are bringing in millions of dollars in sales.