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.
Continue reading Wigzo Review: Browser/Desktop Notifications for Ecommerce
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.
Continue reading OptinMonster Review: Incredible Support and Analysis Features for a Simple Plugin
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.
Continue reading SharpSpring Review: A Flexible, Open Architecture Marketing Automation Platform
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.
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.
Continue reading Shopify Reviews: Is Shopify the Best Ecommerce Platform? (January 2018)
Shopify has an incredible number of features, themes, and selling options; all coming together to deliver an easy eCommerce experience for both merchants and buyers.
However, many eCommerce professionals notice that Shopify’s platform isn’t the easiest to customize. The visual composer provides a few interesting tools for the beginners, but for merchants who want a more custom online store, it’s usually necessary to hire developers or Shopify experts who know how to write code.
Continue reading Shogun Review: A Sleek Drag and Drop Page Builder for Shopify
Think of the last time you purchased an item online.
Did any of the reviews sway your decision on whether or not to buy?
Although Amazon has been seeing its fair share of biased reviews, this doesn't mean that the reviews still don't work. In addition, you, as an independent ecommerce professional, still have some pull next to Amazon, due to no one ruining the system with free gifts for reviewers.
Continue reading “WooCommerce Reviews” Add-on: Drastically Grow Your Number of Online Reviews
Sometimes it's not exactly ideal when you're running an ecommerce store and trying to use a third-party email newsletter engine like MailChimp, AWeber or Campaign Monitor.
Problems arise when you attempt to connect the automated emails to your products, receipts and transactions, seeing as how these aren't integrated solutions for the ecommerce world.
However, SmartrMail has a different approach.
Continue reading SmartrMail Review: An Incredible Email Solution for all Ecommerce Stores
The age of affordable mobile apps is upon us. You can find dozens of builders online that help you construct a simple small business app without spending thousands of dollars on a developer. It works by providing pre-built templates and simple builders that anyone can manage.
The only problem is that some of the builders can get pricey the more downloads you have, and I've yet to find a solution to truly integrates with an ecommerce store.
However, that may have changed recently, since we were introduced to a company called Plobal Apps.
Continue reading Plobal Apps Review: A Swift Mobile App Builder, Strictly for Online Stores