The 5 Best E-Commerce Podcasts of 2017

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Last year, we published our favorite podcasts of 2016. This year we are back with the podcasts that provide the best resources and entertainment in the e-commerce industry. There are a lot of so-called “experts” in the e-commerce space but we believe these 5 shows can truly help your business. Let’s take a look at the e-commerce podcasts that you should be listening to in 2017: The Jason & Scot Show Jason the “Retail Geek” Goldberg and Scot Wingo have been doing this e-commerce podcast since 2015 and it has only gotten better since then. They discuss the e-commerce and retail… Continue Reading

30 E-Commerce Conferences For Online Retailers in 2017

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E-commerce conferences and trade shows are a great way to network and gain exposure for your business. Big or small, there is a conference out there that can benefit your e-commerce business or online store. Chances are, there is going to be one near you! We’ve put together a collection of the 30 best e-commerce conferences in 2017. These are the best in the industry! You can also add all of these events to your Google calendar here: 2017 E-Commerce Conferences & Trade Shows Calender NRF Big Show When: January 15-17, 2017 Where: New York, New York Affiliate Summit West When:… Continue Reading

5 Ways Your Site Could Be Hurting Sales

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When shoppers walk into a brick and mortar store and find a dimly lit, dirty, and disorganized, chances are they will walk back out again without buying anything. The same thing happens if an online shop or visits your website and does not have to type of experience conducive to making a purchase. Your site is the public face of your company. How it looks and how user-friendly it is determines the opinion people form of your products, services, customer interactions, and trustworthiness. These five website mistakes must be corrected if you want to get the conversion rate and make… Continue Reading

5 E-Commerce Trends To Watch For 2017

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2016 was a historic year for the e-commerce industry. U.S. e-commerce sales grew 15.8% and represented 10.9% of all retail sales.  E-commerce sales are expected to grow to more than $400 billion in the next several years. 2017 is set to be even more profitable for online retailers. 017 So here’s the big question:What e-commerce trends will shape the landscape in 2017? We looked at 5 trends that online retailers should be paying close attention to heading into the new year. Apple Pay Shopify is reporting a 200% increase in conversion for the first group of online retailers using Apple Pay. Apple already… Continue Reading

Touch ID Payments Are The Secret Sauce For Apple E-Commerce

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The  technology giant is going all-in on the future of Apple e-commerce. Apple has announced their touch-to-pay technology, Apple Pay, would now be available on new MacBooks, Apple TV, and in your Safari browser. So why is this such a big deal? Shopify is reporting a 200% increase in conversion for retailers using Apple Pay. Apple already represents 75% of all contactless payments made in the Unites States. Apple Pay transactions are also growing 500% year-over-year. In fact, more purchases were made through Apple Pay in September 2016 than the entire 2015 year. Mobile commerce sales are increasing every year by a substantial amount: More people… Continue Reading

2016 Holiday Season: 5 Tips To Boost Your E-Commerce Sales

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Is your E-Commerce store ready for the Holiday shopping boom? According to MasterCard, E-commerce sales grew roughly 20% compared to last year and growth is expected to rise another 11% this Holiday season. So how can you get the most out of your store this year? Here are 5 ideas to help sell more online during the 2016 Holiday season. Get Started Early (Right Now) Online shoppers are looking for Holiday deals earlier each year. Amazon Prime day started the trend of early gift buying and other retailers are following suit. According to Experian, 69 percent of the marketers stated they started planning… Continue Reading

6 Shopify Themes Successful Stores Are Using In 2016

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Starting and running an online store has never been easier, especially with platforms like Shopify. Over 240,000 online retailers sell with Shopify. When it comes to e-commerce platforms, Shopify is regarded as one of the best. What makes Shopify so appealing? Simply put, it’s very easy to get started and completely customizable. You can find hundreds of themes in the Shopify theme store that can make your store look incredible without complicated dev work. No budget? No problem! Shopify offers both free and premium themes. We picked 6 successful stores that are using these Shopify themes the right way: Re + Co.|Boundless Theme Price: Free Featuring two… Continue Reading

The Product Page Optimization Playbook

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For e-commerce retailers, product pages are where sales are won or lost. You have invested heavily in getting people to your website, so why not make sure they have the most enjoyable experience possible? Product pages should reduce distraction, create a sense of urgency for the buyer and provide every answer that potential customer has about the product. We went through hundreds of product pages to show you what tactics successful e-commerce retailers are using to optimize their product page. Use High-Resolution Photos This may sound like a no-brainer to you, but too many retailers are still using low-quality photos on their product… Continue Reading

7 Must Have Magento Integrations Of 2016

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Magento is one of the most powerful e-commerce platforms available. It comes packed with integrations and extensions that make retailers lives much easier. Here are 7 that we believe can help any online seller! Facebook Connect Extension Social buying is now a full part of the e-commerce experience. Without the option to share a deal or to brag about a new purchase, retailers are missing out on sales and free publicity. That’s why Facebook Connect Extension is a must have for every e-commerce retailer. The extension is free and it’s also one of the top reviewed apps in the MagentoConnect… Continue Reading

33 Tactics to Engage and Retain More Customers- IRCE 2016

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CMO of BeyondStores.com, Mark Ginsberg, will give insight on his digital marketing strategies, including email tactics, content marketing, shopper-friendly features, and how his customer leveraging incentives quickly grew his company from 1 million to 13 million dollars in revenue. In addition, Andrew Scarbrough, COO of Delegator.com and PriceWaiter, will share the tools and tricks used at BeyondStores and other retailers that promote rapid growth, engage, and retain customers. 33 Tactics to Engage and Retain More Customers- IRCE 2016 from Andrew Scarbrough 1. 33 Tactics to Engage and Retain More Customers IRCE 2016 PRESENTERS Andrew Scarbrough, PriceWaiter & Delegator Mark Ginsberg,… Continue Reading

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