Practice makes it perfect, and nothing beats experience. Correct? We’ve all met people who had great impact on our lives, people we look up to and people who helped us become who we are today. So, we’re bundles of stories, and sometimes our own life story can inspire somebody else’s, just as we have been inspired by other people. Today, I want to encourage you to find out more about the stories of famous ecommerce personalities. Find out what they did right, what they would change and how they managed to hit it big. Quite a privilege to learn from those who’ve been some time ago where you are today.
This is an inspiring trip into the lives of successful ecommerce founders, with a special focus on their unusual career paths. Attached to the amusing life stories – before they built their famous companies -, you'll find visuals to outline the big picture. Charming “before and after” that you can spice up with further reading about setting up commerce websites. Enjoy! Good luck!
Up until now, Squarespace was only a SaaS based content management system (CMS) which offered a designer-friendly website builder, blogging platform and hosting service. Now they’ve dived into the world of ecommerce with Squarespace Commerce.
That's why I felt that it's time to explore the system with an in-depth Squarespace Commerce review.
Squarespace was founded by Anthony Casalena in 2004 and has been slowly adding updates over the years. The biggest update was in July 2012 when they launched Squarespace 6 which added portfolio templates, responsive designs and opened way more control up for developers.
But this isn’t about Squarespace, this review is about Squarespace Commerce. Some of you may not know this, but people with Squarespace sites have always been able to sell online simply by adding something like PayPal or Ecwid. But that wasn’t ideal.
So now, Squarespace offers users the option of selling online.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has been the talk of the town for quite a few years now. And it’s not over yet. This is and ever changing field and there’s always something new you need to know if you don’t want to be taken by surprise.
In ecommerce, SEO is an important aspect, so, in order to help you save some time and not get totally lost in the sea of resources, I selected 7 that caught my eye. Let’s see if they do the job.
Marketing without social media? I'm afraid that's not an option anymore. At least when it comes to ecommerce business. Luckily, there are many social marketing tools out there, constantly improving and multiplying. There are free tools, and expensive ones, and then there are the essential ones. I picked 7 for today. See which one suits your needs best:
3dcart was founded in 1997 and is a well-known ecommerce platform designed to help e-store owners be as competitive as possible. With a plethora of features built directly into the software, opening and running an online store is fast and effortless. As of 2014, they power more than 17,500 global merchants. Read this 3dcart review to see why this company is regarded as one of the top ecommerce platforms.
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:
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!