Have you ever wondered if you’re using the right ecommerce platform for selling online? Do you sometimes stumble upon a new service that’s more functional and cheaper than what you’re using now? Starting a small business is all about keeping your costs low, and finding an ecommerce platform to help you with that is half the battle. Unfortunately, when you run a small business website it often becomes tricky when you want to bring on a new ecommerce platform or even just modify your site at all. Read our Ecwid review to find out more about this solution.
Searching for a payment gateway turns into a confusing battle to figure out which companies offer the best rates, which of them are helpful for processing payments in various countries and how the systems integrate with your own online store. The 2Checkout solution serves as a wonderful option, since it integrates well with tools like Shopify, Bigcommerce and more.
It’s not always easy to understand what you should look for in a merchant account provider. Some argue that low fees are the most important, while others say that the pricing structure is really what matters in saving money. When running an online business, you eventually have to make a decision on a merchant account provider, so it’s essential to understand the ins and outs of the business. Payment Depot is one of the more popular options out there, so it makes sense to provide a detailed review of the services.
Today I want to kill the myth that Shopify is only suitable for small or medium-sized businesses. I’m sure you’ve heard that Shopify is for “mom and pop shops” and while that’s not wrong — it’s half of the story. It’s true that Shopify is known as the best platform on which to create and manage an ecommerce store, but it’s not just for small or medium-sized businesses. With the new Shopify Plus plan, high-growth, high-volume merchants are also growing and thriving on the platform.
What ecommerce platform do you plan on using for your online store? Volusion? Shopify? Maybe Bigcommerce? What about choosing the most popular ecommerce solution in the world? That’s right, none of the platforms mentioned above are the most used in the industry. According to an Alexa study, Magento is used on 20% of all ecommerce sites online.
Whether you're planning to create an online store or to migrate an existing one from the current platform, selection of the right ecommerce platform is a decision that should not be taken lightly, as it would be a frustrating, time-wasting and expensive experience to find out at a later date that your choice is not a suitable one.
Since you're reading this, it is quite likely that you are either a current or a soon-to-be owner or manager/marketer of an ecommerce store. No matter where you're coming from, as anyone with any professional interest in online selling would know already, offering customer support via live chat is not only an essential feature but also a highly beneficial one today.
In light of this, it would certainly be a great idea to offer this service on your estore in order to facilitate pre and post-sale support activities and also to increase sales and revenues.
There are many ready apps/services that allow you to integrate chat support on your web site. Helloify – currently in public beta – happens to be one new entrant in this market that I have reviewed below. Before we delve into the actual review, I'm going to share one more quick tip that can help you with your ecommerce operation too.
As someone involved with an ecommerce store, I'm sure I don't need to tell you much about the importance and value of live chat as a customer support method, since it facilitates not just customer support but can help boost sales as well.
If you're in the process of setting up an online store, or have one that is already up and running without a live chat, it would be a prudent move to incorporate this feature on your store as soon as you can.