5 New FREE Marketing Tools for Your Store

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We’ve talked about setting up your start up business, or picking the best ecommerce platform, but now it’s about time to see how you can promote it, how to get customers and how to keep them coming back. We’re keeping an eye on the budget too, so below you’ll find 5 free marketing tools you can employ in order to improve and increase your marketing campaigns. Take a look:

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Riffle free Chrome app for Twitter engagement

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The 10 Best Free Shopify Apps on the Market

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There are tons of free Shopify apps out there. Some are great, while others not so much. The good news is that Shopify does a wonderful job of filtering out the bad apps with reviews and moderation.

If you're unfamiliar with Shopify, start by reading our Shopify review. Once that's complete, you'll start to understand why Shopify is so popular as an ecommerce platform. One of the main reasons is because of its app selection.

Similar to an iPhone, Shopify becomes extremely powerful with the help of apps. Some of these apps are free, while others you have to pay for. Some allow for better accounting, while you can also find Shopify apps for marketing, sales, fulfillment, and design.

Today, I reviewed and selected the 10 best free Shopify apps for you to use in your new store. This way, you'll have no problem keeping costs low, but the functionality is still excellent.

So, keep reading to learn more about the best free Shopify apps on the market!

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20 Years of Amazon – An Illustrated History of the Grandfather of Ecommerce

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20 years ago this month, Amazon happened. They've started as the 1st online book store and expanded so much that now you can even buy your grocery on their platform as well. While the company has its share of controversy, let's take a look at their biggest achievements so far.

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293 Amazing Tips For Ecommerce Websites

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The other day, I was talking to a friend who's about to start his own online store. He is surprisingly sure that a website template and an ecommerce plug-in are enough to get him started. The truth is, the whole process is a bit more demanding than that. That’s why today I made a list of resources entrepreneurs should find quite handy. I know I did.

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5 Must Have New Tools for Ecommerce Websites

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If you have an online business means that you have to enhance your business’ credibility, add customer support, create rewards, manage online order fulfillment from the store, and so many other retail operations. A never ending story really: all these can create problems if not managed accordingly. But today I’m glad to show you some of my favorite new ecommerce tools that take the pain out of business management.

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Shopify’s 4th “Build-A-Business Competition”: The Winners

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This is one interesting and productive competition created by Shopify. How does it work? During eight months, more than 21,000 entrepreneurs create new businesses. Together, this year, they managed to sell more than $120 million in products. There have been twice as many participants compared to last year’s competition, while the revenue generated tripled. So, these guys mean business. The winners get  $50,000 each, VIP trips, meetings with industry experts and a set of other perks.

But let me take a closer look at the 10 winners:

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3 Extremely Useful BigCommerce Apps

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If you’re a BigCommerce client and you want to sell more, there are quite a few apps out there that you should take into account. I’m sure you’ve already visited their apps page and noticed that there are dozens of them. Today I've selected 3 apps that have the potential to become game-changers in your business. Take a look:

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Magento closes ProStores & Go and partners with Bigcommerce

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The two e-commerce platforms will be discontinued on February 1st, 2015. As you probably already know, these platforms are aimed at small to mid-sized online retailers.

If you’re directly affected by this, no need to worry, as Magento is offering migration options for each client, with special migration offers to Bigcommerce, and also to its Community and Enterprise Editions.

With their proven track record of migrating large groups of merchants (we’re talking thousands here) Bigcommerce and Magento managed to design a migration program to make sure that all retailers migrate their stores in time, and before the holiday season. What does the program include? Migration services, integration across sales, client support, and exclusive offers. This integration comes with PayPal and the ability to sell on eBay too.

With a reliable transition provider, this whole thing should be a walk in the park foe existing users. However I can't recommend Magento anymore so I've just removed it from the chart and will look for a new entry soon. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

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