British artist Lucy Sparrow did a few things right with this project, especially finding the right angle to get press, and one thing wrong (more on that at the botton of the post). She did this last year as well with another project called Ministructures (London landmarks created from, er.. felt). With a little help from the community via Kickstarter, this time Lucy converted an abandoned store in east London into a pop-up art exhibition called The Corner Shop featuring more than 4,000 hand-sewn felt products, ranging from magazines, to beer, crisps, and absolutely everything else you would find in a read brick and mortar corner shop.
If you run an online store using BigCommerce, you will know that it is a great platform to get a pretty store up and running in no time. BigCommerce has solid built in marketing features, and you also probably have a great marketing plan in place, but there are also a lot of BigCommerce marketing apps and extensions available that make the process a lot easier and more streamlined. Here are my favorite apps to supercharge your marketing (in no particular order).
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.