If you're one of those people with a passion for building your very own online enterprise with the help of an ecommerce store, then this is the right place.
There's an immense amount of information all over the internet, but not all of this information is useful or actionable. You could always read hundreds of blog posts, but a better approach is to switch to podcasts for easy listening.
Continue reading 42 Top Ecommerce Podcasts That Will Make You an Ecommerce Magnate
Selling services online doesn't seem that difficult at first, until you start going through the entire process. You have to manage content, set up pricing, notify users when orders are made, retarget those users, and much more. Some services allow you to sell services online, but it's not too often you stumble upon one that covers every step of the customer lifecycle.
However, a service called Blackbell might have changed that. It's a wonderful platform with powerful tools for collecting payments, chatting with users, accepting reviews, and more. In this Blackwell review, we'll talk about the best features, explore the affordable pricing, and see who should consider Blackbell for selling services.
Continue reading Blackbell Review: A Simple and Affordable Way to Sell Services
Transaction fees are almost a guarantee with every ecommerce platform. It's become an accepted part of the business, even if you're paying a monthly fee on top of that. This is particularly true for online course platforms. However, we've found an option called Teachery, which has absolutely no fees, affordable monthly plans, and some top-notch customer support. In this Teachery review, we'll talk about things like pricing, features, and customer support. You'll start to see why Teachery doesn't charge any transaction fees and if it's the right platform for you to start selling your online courses.
Continue reading Teachery Review: Online Course Selling Without the Fees
Ever had a conversation with Siri? I bet you have.
While it isn’t practically any beneficial, you can always spend a good amount of time asking her stupid questions like what Trump had for breakfast. Setting all jokes aside, chatbots have evolved considerably and become a necessary supplement of most websites.
Chatbots have been proven to be radically more efficient in gaining conversions than traditional email marketing. Having said that, this breed of bots has turned out to be the most preferred tool for growth hackers and social marketers recently.
And the reason is quite clear- imagine getting a 50-70% open rate and 20-30% CTR! That's almost 10x the average of email marketing!
I had a short conversation with Usama, CEO of Botsify as he explained how he build a platform which lets users of any skill level create and customize their own chatbots. Let's dive in:
Continue reading Interview With Usama, CEO of Botsify on Chatbots and Messenger Marketing
It's not always easy to sell digital products and services globally. Sometimes you get stuck dealing with international fees, while other times you find out that some customers aren't able to pay in their own currencies. FastSpring works to change all that, seeing as how it provides a full-stack ecommerce platform with subscription support and a wide range of currencies and languages. In this FastSpring review, you'll learn about the best features, plans, and how FastSpring helps you out with its world-class customer support.
Continue reading FastSpring Review: High-powered, Global Payments and Subscriptions
While planning the crowdfunding for my latest project Not A Factory I was faced with a dilemma when I went looking for a good crowdfunding platform. I wanted to I focussed mostly on the European market (I am from the Netherlands myself) so it needed to be in English, but also support multiple payment options. Because what most people don't know is that paying with creditcard isn't very popular at all in the Netherlands and Germany. Most people don't even have a creditcard, me included. What do people use then? The debitcard, which comes with it's own internet payment systems like iDeal and Sofort Banking.
Continue reading Why I Built My Own Crowdfunding Website with Woocommerce Instead of Using Kickstarter
Word of mouth has always been one of the best ways to get people to buy or at least consider buying from a particular business. While it is hard to get everyday people to talk about a particular product, getting a group of say 100 people to mention a product to the 500 or so combined people they interact with frequently is rather easy — it's traditional word of mouth. One great way to avoid the roundabout ways to get hundreds of people talking about a business or sharing a product, it is possible to get one or two influential people that have large followings that respect them to talk about a product with their following. This is influencer marketing.
Continue reading How to Increase Your Reach with Influencer Marketing Strategies