Category: Marketing

Growth Hacking For E-Commerce – Accelerating Sales With Reciprocity

Growth hacking for e-commerce

Popularised by business bloggers and keynote speakers, the phrase growth hacking is the perfect mix of snappy enthusiasm and aspiration. Like hustle, it’s a phrase that’s never monotone. There’s a natural energy to it’s quick simplicity. Growth – we all want that. Hacking – getting what we want even faster and with less investment?! Even better! This phrase is music to every entrepreneur’s ears. The promise of their dreams. But going beyond the enthusiastic promise of easy growth, past the bright smiles of influencers and their incredible drop shipping claims, what does growth hacking really entail? Growth hacking is when a company uses ideas, tools, technology and products in intelligent and creative ways to generate more customers or conversions. Often… Read more »

4 Emails To Improve Your E-Commerce Turnover

4 emails that will improve your e-commerce turnover

Email is one of the highest converting forms of e-commerce marketing. Every e-commerce business should be sending regular mails. If you haven’t already got one, you should make building your mailing list a priority. Following that, you should start to build your e-commerce email campaigns. To get you ready, we will take you through the four top performing types of e-commerce emails and how they can work for your e-commerce business.   1. Order confirmation   Order confirmations acknowledge a customer’s purchase.   Why is this email type important?   This type of email is automatic with Shopify and BigCommerce stores. Merchants often overlook the potential for it, seeing it as just a delivery email, a common courtesy. But, everyone… Read more »

Marketing A BigCommerce Store in 2019 – 5 Most Effective Techniques

marketing for BigCommerce Stores

Marketing a BigCommerce store, it’s always important to keep consistent branding. From your products to your customer service responses. Branding goes far beyond adding your logo to everything. But when marketing a BigCommerce store, it’s easy to get lost in the numbers and forget the importance of making a good first impression. The most important part of your customers’ experience is the first impression, followed by your effort to continue that experience through the course of their buying journey. We are going to go through some marketing trends that are making a real impact in e-commerce. You can test these trends out for yourself – no extra spending needed!   Focus on the new generation   Generation Z were born between… Read more »

Positioning Your Store In A Crowded Market

crowded market

With more and more brands and retailers selling online, customers are spoilt for choice. If you want them to choose to buy from you, it’s essential to distinguish your business from the competition. Positioning a business in its own unique space can be achieved using a combination of two approaches. A business can differentiate based on: Products they offer The audience they target Overheads of traditional retail would make operating in a small niche unprofitable. However, in the digital era, it’s entirely possible to work with clients around the globe. There are enough customers for even the smallest niche sellers to build a thriving business. It’s just a case of attracting them. Building a brand   A brand is more… Read more »

Finding Your Brand’s Tone Of Voice: Speaking to attract your tribe

One of the hallmarks of a great brand is a confident and distinctive tone of voice. These brands know exactly who their customers are and speak to them in a way that’s natural and engaging. Tone of voice is the result of the choices a brand makes about the language, style and messages it shares. People will make decisions about your brand based on the tone it communicates with. It’s important because it can draw your audience closer or alienate them completely. We live in the age of personalization. And customers have limitless choices. They will choose brands that fit their lifestyles and values. For brands, this means finding the right way to approach customers, the right tone of voice.… Read more »

Mailchimp VS Klaviyo for Shopify

Mailchimp vs Klaviyo

Mailchimp is separating from Shopify. So, by May 12, any merchants using Mailchimp will need to switch to another mail service. Klaviyo is one of the most popular alternatives to Mailchimp right now. If you’re not familiar with Klaviyo, this post will give you an overview of what it does, and how it compares to Mailchimp.   Who uses Mailchimp or Klaviyo?   Your store is doing well. You have a custom Shopify store design that’s converting like a dream and you’re turning 6 figures in revenue each month. You’re focused on squeezing every last bit of profit from your store. Your product research is doing well, your pixel is trained, and your processes are organised so that you have time… Read more »

Branding for automotive parts sellers

Branding for automotive parts sellers

Selling auto parts online, you’re operating in a growing but competitive market. Sourcing the right stock, getting it online and ensuring that customers find your auto parts website when they search takes hard work. It’s common for automotive parts sellers to find they’ve become so focused on this journey, that they’ve neglected the importance of their brand. But brand is essential for automotive parts retailers. As an auto parts retailer, here’s why you should take time to develop your brand, and how you should do it. Your Brand Helps Your Team Regardless of whether you are two people or two hundred, your brand is a powerful tool to align individuals towards a mission and a purpose. Your brand communicates who… Read more »

7 E-Commerce Niches Growing In 2019

e-commerce niche

Setting up an online shop is now a painless process. You can sign up for a hosted store on a platform like Shopify or BigCommerce and apply a template design in minutes. Even for  more complex, custom stores, working with an e-commerce design agency, you could go from just an idea to taking sales in as little as six weeks. You just need a product. To get you started with finding something profitable to sell, we’ve listed seven e-commerce niches that we see are growing in 2019. 1. Fashion Rental The fashion industry has a disastrous impact on the environment. In fact, it’s the second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. Consider this in the context… Read more »

How to create a social media style guide for your brand.

social media style guide

Successfully marketing your brand on social media requires a mix of skills from your company’s founder, employees and often freelancers or agency staff. When many different people contribute to a project, it’s important to create a framework that ensures consistency of quality and brand personality. For social media marketing, that framework is called a social media style guide. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a social media style guide that helps you maintain a consistent brand voice and on-board new employees or freelancers more quickly. Choose Platforms If you haven’t already chosen social media platforms for your brand, consider which platforms might best help you achieve your goals. If you’re working with a limited budget or a… Read more »

Telling Your E-commerce Brand Story

brand story

If you’re part of a growing e-commerce business, or have grown an e-commerce business from scratch, you’ll be familiar with the challenges of wearing multiple hats, juggling dispatch and customer enquiries whilst trying to attract more customers online. We get accustomed to doing everything as fast as possible. There’s always a new immediate task to be dealt with, and sales is a fire that needs constant stoking. Therefore, marketing is focused on the fastest return on investment. Creativity and branding get pushed aside as a luxury that you never have the time or budget to focus on. Why do you need a brand story? Having worked in content marketing and branding for many years, the one thing I see time… Read more »