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 Convert comparison shoppers and boost your revenue in 30 days with our ‘name your price’ tool…. 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

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

Smartphones Have Taken Over As The Top E-Commerce Traffic Source

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Recent studies have reported that 60% of web traffic will be mobile by the end of 2017. Online retailers should have already noticed the uptick in mobile traffic. In 2017, you have to optimize for mobile. If you don’t, you’re missing out on a huge portion of potential buyers. Declan Harty wrote about the surging mobile takeover and how this is helping E-Commerce retailers cash in: Smartphones accounted for 45.1 percent of web-shopping traffic in the first quarter of this year, edging out computers at 45 percent, according to a study from Demandware, an e-commerce software provider. The firm, which was acquired… Continue Reading

The Top 10 Most Beautiful E-Commerce Websites of 2016

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It’s hard to make a gorgeous looking website, but these 10 companies have done just that. Obviously, we weren’t able to see every store on the internet. But the ones that we did find are beautiful! We judged on visual appeal, quality of the website, and ease of checkout. These are the 10 sites that caught our eye and are leading the way for e-commerce design in 2016! Native Union Savvy Watch Wrightwood Furniture Hugh and Crye Check out the 6 Shopify Themes Successful Stores Are Using  Cute + Broke Jenis Hedge House Furniture Kyte and Key Bill Blass Shwood Don’t… Continue Reading

The Top 5 E-Commerce Influencers of 2016 (So Far)

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Many people claim to be “experts” or “influencers” in the e-commerce world. But there is only a select handful that help other people change their lives. These people are important to the industry and are pushing it forward as the future of e-commerce changes. We picked our 5 favorite e-commerce influencers that are changing the game: Felix Thea Must follow for Anyone interested in E-Commerce. Felix’s focus is on content and engagement, not selling pitches that are important to YOU. He started the Traffic & Sales Facebook Group that has over 750 online retailers. Felix is also the host of the Shopify Masters… Continue Reading

U.S. E-Commerce Posts Yet Another Big Quarter

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It’s no secret that E-Commerce sales are booming! Online sales continue to grow even after  a strong 2015. Here’s what Stefany Zaroban reported on this growth for Internet Retailer: Online sales grew 15.1% in Q1 and accounted for 11.1% of retail sales  when factoring out items not normally bought online. That’s the highest e-commerce penetration in history. The e-commerce market had another big quarter, as web sales totaled $86.3 billion for the period ended March 31, a 15.1% increase over $75.0 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to non-adjusted estimates released this morning by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The 15.1% growth is… Continue Reading

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