Category: Shopify

How Small Brands Are Dominating In 2019

small brands

Spend ten minutes scrolling Instagram and you’re sure to come across a dozen new brands, all offering you products that instantly catch your eye. The e-commerce industry has spent the last decade celebrating Amazon’s power in retail. Measuring the potential of a brand by its scale and path to category dominance. The assumption that antiquated high street brands would be attacked by giant e-commerce brands has been taken as fact. But while we were all watching Amazon, an army of small brands was rising up. And now, both old and big brands are fighting against thousands of tiny brands. These tiny brands have low overheads, creative design and supremely efficient customer acquisition tactics. Of course, small brands are nothing new,… 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 »

Shopify design benefits

Shopify design benefits

Shopify is the out of the box e-commerce solution that’s spreading like wildfire. Shopify design benefits from a whole host of features for both sellers and their customers. Simple and scalable, Shopify certainly has a lot going for it. But no solution is perfect for every merchant. Here’s a run down of Shopify design’s benefits. Easy set up Shopify is designed to be easy for sellers. For example, registration takes just 60 seconds. The admin interface is clean, user-friendly and intuitive. In addition, all the features are logically structured and easy to navigate. Furthermore, extensive help documentation and video guides can be found on the Shopify site. All you need is a product to sell! Support When you build and… Read more »

10 Things to do before launching your Shopify store.

Things to do before launching your Shopify store.

You’ve signed up for your Shopify trial, set up social media accounts, chosen a designer, and now you’re just waiting for your store to go live so you can start selling. It’s an exciting time, but it should also be a busy one for you. Here are ten tasks you can handle before launching your Shopify store , to ensure that it has the best chance of success. Put site monitoring in place Before launching your Shopify store it’s important to decide how you’re going to track site traffic and conversions. Your Shopify store will already have some analytics reporting built in, but it’s advantageous to add another tool. Results can sometimes vary slightly, so it’s always good to take an… Read more »

How to write Meta Descriptions for e-commerce

meta descriptions

You’re working hard to market your company and make sure you appear in search. Writing your descriptions, optimising images, and mastering most of the other elements of effective search engine optimisation (SEO). However, if you’re anything like many of the many e-commerce merchants we speak to, you may be struggling with meta descriptions. Meta descriptions don’t directly effect your SEO. Search engines like Google will simply take a snippet of page text if you don’t set your own meta description. Page click through does affect your search engine ranking though. If no one clicks on the link to your page, search engines will assume it is not a relevant result. More importantly, if people don’t click to visit your site,… Read more »

How to Use Video to Increase Sales in E-Commerce

Product Videos

Video traffic is expected to account for 80% of all consumer internet traffic in 2019, and visitors to e-commerce websites are 64-85% more likely to buy  after watching a product video explaining how it works. This is because our brains processing visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Using video in your e-commerce provides customers with the information they need to make a confident purchase, without any extra effort on their part. There’s no disputing it; video is the reigning king of the internet – yet it’s still one of the most under-utilised e-commerce strategies. Which means that for e-commerce merchants looking to get But before you put time and money into creating product videos, you need to have your video… Read more »

How to Use Social Selling to Reach More Customers for your Shopify store

social selling

Social media is no longer just a place to connect with old friends and share pictures of our dinners. It has become a vital platform for brands to learn about their audiences and engage with them. Advertising and customer care  sit side by side, helping existing customers and reaching more relevant potential audience members. As a result, social selling is a massive source of conversions for many brands. In this article, we will discuss 4 effective social selling tips that will help your Shopify store reach more customers. Remember to keep Social Selling social If you want to listen to and have discussions with your customers, then you should be on social media. If you don’t want to hear from customers, then social… Read more »

Mistakes To Avoid When You Start Dropshipping

1 – Check Shipping Times BEFORE Choosing Which Countries to Sell To. A lot of beginners see that the seller on Ali Express ships worldwide, and so list the item with worldwide shipping without further thought. This is a huge mistake. Why?  Because the Ali Express supplier is dealing with businesses, not consumers. They can send items to any country, but it may take 20-40 days for an item to arrive. For businesses buying in bulk and making considerable savings, waiting may be an option, but for your customers, it is not. We strongly recommend as a beginner focusing on countries with shorter shipping times of 2-3 weeks, as this will cause less customer support issues.   2 – Make Shipping… Read more »

Pre Made Theme Templates or Custom Design? – Choosing What’s Right For Your Brand.

E-commerce is more accessible than ever. Anyone with a smartphone can now market and operate a successful brand online using theme templates. Drop shipping eliminates the investment needed for stock, and easy e-commerce hosting sites like Shopify and BigCommerce offer a free trial of a site that can be set up in sixty seconds. Pre-made theme templates can be downloaded and applied to these sites in minutes. So why would you use a design agency? Well, as surprising as this may be considering the source, not everyone should. A well-built template is the best solution for many sellers. Knowing the right solution for your business is the most important thing. Here are the points we advise you consider when deciding between… Read more »

Black Friday e-commerce marketing plan 2018

Black Friday e-commerce marketing plan

This year, Black Friday (November 23, 2018) will kick off a shopping season that will create 30% of total sales revenue for the year. Over a hundred million of us will abandon the comfort of the sofa to drag ourselves out into the cold and brave shopping in the Black Friday sales. Almost one-quarter of all Black Friday retail shoppers are willing to camp out in anticipation of Black Friday, and even more will shop online. Last year Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping increased to $7.9 billion – a 17.9% increase on the previous year! Mobile spending alone totals over $1 billion in sales on Black Friday. With spending increasing year on year, Black Friday through to Cyber Monday looks… Read more »