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Shipping & Fulfillment | 11 min read

9 Tips on How to Bring Down Shipping Costs & Increase Your Revenue

Amazon’s brown cardboard boxes are regular features on our doorsteps, office reception desks, and mailboxes. From deodorants to vacuum cleaners, Amazon delivers millions of products to people around the world every day. It’s no surprise then that the company’s annual shipping costs amounted to a staggering $6.1 billion in 2020.

High shipping costs are one of the biggest obstacles to the growth of eCommerce. While industry giants like Amazon are able to bear these costs, it still cuts deep[...]

Conversion Optimization | 12 min read

8 Direct-to-Consumer Trends for eCommerce Growth

The direct-to-consumer model has taken the spotlight in the last half of the decade, with new DTC eCommerce stores inundating the market weekly. Now, entrepreneurs have more control than ever over how they communicate, how they manufacture their products, and what customers say about their brand.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 9 min read

5 Ways to Mitigate Supply Chain Disruption Effects on Your Business

If you own a business that relies on a slick and effective supply chain, you’ll know full well how damaging supply chain disruption can be. Supply chains are often fragile ecosystems in which one broken link can ripple throughout the entire chain. We can all hope that our supply chains will be resilient and reliable, but that’s not always the case.

Customer Service | 11 min read

3 Steps to Create Ideal Customer Profiles with Assessments

E-retail sales surpassed the $4.2 trillion mark in 2020. Moreover, the number of digital buyers and spending is rising, making eCommerce the perfect business for entrepreneurs.

But as the industry grows in revenue, so does the competition as more people are jumping onto the eCommerce bandwagon and opening new stores.

That’s why you need to have strategies in place that will help you effectively reach your target audience and sell to them.

Enter: ideal customer profiles.

Customer Service | 7 min read

How to Build Brand Trust & Protect Your Customers Online

As a business owner, you understand that a variety of factors go into making the right choices for your company. After all, running a business is so much more than just sales and marketing. When clients and customers purchase something from you using any cashless payment option or have to provide any sort of personal details to you through a form, they are trusting you with incredibly important information that you have an obligation to treat with sensitivity. 

eCommerce Marketing | 9 min read

How to Use Lean Marketing Principles for Your eCommerce Business

In this ever-changing economic landscape, small businesses are in constant search of better ways to scale. But it’s all about getting the timing right. Scaling too early can crush your eCommerce startup while scaling too late can leave it in the lurch.

With Big Data initiatives, you can create smarter, profitable improvements to optimize your eCommerce marketing strategy. eCommerce businesses can also experiment with new strategies in cycles before implementing them on a larger scale — this[...]

Email Marketing | 7 min read

9 Simple Steps to Building a Relationship with Your Email Subscribers

Finding your business’s “voice” when it comes to branding and marketing can be difficult. Many advertisements are easy to ignore, and you find that many of your efforts simply aren’t reaching people. So, you’ve decided to start an email list. 

Apps & Integrations | 4 min read

Join Shift4Shop in Supporting St. Jude with the NEW Checkout Donation App!

The holiday season is all about that inspiring feeling of generosity. This year, we want to embrace that spirit of giving by supporting a lifesaving organization that gives back every day — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To help St. Jude accomplish their mission of curing childhood cancer, we’ve partnered and developed a new app to make donations easier. Introducing: the St. Jude Donation App.

Customer Service | 11 min read

10 Tips to Ensure Effective eCommerce Customer Support

The most successful online businesses look and function great, but sometimes customers need more effective eCommerce customer support.

Whether you're selling purses or sinks, customer support plays a major role in your purchases and overall customer satisfaction. In a competitive industry like online shopping, what will set you apart from the competition is exquisite customer service.

eCommerce Marketing | 8 min read

7 Tips for Writing Great Product Copy

The world of eCommerce has provided a variety of small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to compete with larger corporations and distribute their products all over the world with a nearly limitless customer base. However, there are certain drawbacks when businesses decide to do business almost exclusively online. 

People can’t physically observe or touch your product, removing a certain level of customer engagement. Because of this, your customers may not know if product images are[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 12 min read

Ecommerce Personalization Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide

Roughly 91% of all online customers are more likely to purchase from a company that gives them a personalized experience – and customers today know it. When surfing the web or looking for their preferred product or service, you may find that people actively look for websites that speak to them. Ecommerce personalization is the way to do that.

Starting a Business | 9 min read

How to Leverage Pre-Orders to Build Your Product Hype Effectively

It’s a routine day at work in the Fall of 2019 and you’re already tired before you get to work. You show up in the morning, log on to your computer, and, on autopilot, head straight to your email inbox.

Then, as you scroll through your emails, you spot an email from Sony — and its good news. You’ve made it through the waiting list and it’s your turn to order a Playstation 5! However, you don’t have much time before you’ll miss out.

Luckily, you spotted the email when it was just a few[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 8 min read

7 eCommerce Marketing Automation Mistakes You Need to Stop Doing

Marketing automation software empowers businesses to be more ambitious, zeroing in on their core KPIs and increasing product sales. However, there are plenty of mistakes that can be made along the way — leaving you with an array of misdirected marketing efforts, wasted advertising dollars, and lapsed subscribers. Here are seven common marketing automation concerns that can trip up even the most dedicated of teams.

Holiday Shopping | 8 min read

10 Winter Dates That Can Boost Your eCommerce Sales

For most businesses — regardless of industry — profits in the fourth quarter are essential to making sure that operations are running green and set up for success in the coming year. This is because of the huge focus centered around the “big three” holidays that are meant to drive up sales. These are, of course, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Conversion Optimization | 10 min read

How to Do Usability Testing Right: A Step by Step Guide

Creating an outstanding product is a challenge that many businesses take on lightly. Even though there are plenty of challenges along the way, it’s in your best interest that the product delivers what it promises.

That’s why usability testing is such a great process. It helps you set up an incredible foundation for your product. It’ll help you eliminate all the unforeseen issues that could appear on launch.

SEO | 9 min read

Off-Page SEO: Climbing the SERP Ladder

Off-page SEO plays a crucial role in ranking your website higher on any Search Engine Results Page (SERP). According to Moz, it carries more than 50% of your site’s ranking factor weight. Ranking high requires you to look beyond your site and get other websites to speak about your products or services.

eCommerce Marketing | 7 min read

7 Tips for Effective eCommerce Product Demo Video Scripts

Your choice of words and manner of speech can make or break the way you convey your message. Sales talk isn't necessarily ear-candy and some people may shun you at the get-go. With a good script, you can make a product demo video that shows how interesting your product is, even if it’s not an exciting topic. Here are seven ingredients you should mix into your video script to help create a recipe for a successful digital marketing campaign.

eCommerce Features | 8 min read

10 eCommerce Product Options Your Customers Will Love

Building an eCommerce business isn’t just about selling your products online. It’s also about providing an enjoyable, agile consumer experience. As the merchant, you should also be enjoying a variety of tools that can help bring your store to the next level, and marketing it in such a way that brings in new and old faces alike. It is important — after all — to be able to stand out from the crowd. 

Of course, improving your customer experience isn’t necessarily all about fancy new products or[...]

Email Marketing | 12 min read

How to Clean Up Your Email List & the Best Email Cleaning Services

Email marketing is one of the cornerstones of eCommerce. Building an email list is a crucial step toward building an email marketing strategy, but there's more to it than just collecting as many email addresses as you can. In fact, the quality of your email list is one of the factors that determines how successful your email marketing can be. To create a high-quality email list with the most potential, it's going to require some maintenance: you need to clean your email list.

Whether you're[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 8 min read

10 Ways to Make Machine Learning Part of Your eCommerce Strategy

eCommerce is all about differentiating a company and staying on top of the latest trends. They don't get any more significant at the moment than artificial intelligence and machine learning, which could redefine the way online companies do business.

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