Once your business grows, you can get the best tools money can buy. For now, these four won't cost you. Syed Balkhi Published 3:30 pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Want to Boost Sales? Check out These 4 Free Ecommerce Tools. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Building a successful ecommerce business or an online store is a task that requires a great deal of work. You not only have to manage your promotions, marketing and sales, but you also need to gather data, optimize your product pages, run email marketing campaigns and do much more to sustain your business growth. Related: 5 Great Shopify Apps to Optimize Your Ecommerce Store Obviously, you can’t do all these things alone. You need help from the right … [Read more...] about Want to Boost Sales? Check out These 4 Free Ecommerce Tools.
Since launching in 2003, WordPress has become a major component of the web’s backbone. The publishing platform powers more than 74 million sites, including nearly half of the top 100 blogs on the Internet. Now, having conquered content management, Automattic wants to ease another pain point faced by web publishers: setting up an online shop and processing payments. Today, WordPress parent company Automattic announced its biggest acquisition ever: For a reported $30 million, the company snatched up WooCommerce, a popular WordPress plugin for e-commerce. Automattic, famously hardcore about the open-source ethos, maintains the WordPress.com blog network, which offers all kinds of paid upgrades that let users extend WordPress’s functionality and customization. By contrast, the downloadable version of WordPress (found at WordPress.org), is a free-for-all. Site publishers can customize it to their hearts’ content, installing professionally designed layouts and plugins … [Read more...] about Having Conquered Publishing, WordPress Sets It Sights On E-Commerce
There are many people, who are active on social media platforms too. They love to spend hours on famous social-media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc. These social sites enable people to share their views, photos, comments, videos and grab the news about the world. Besides, social media helps people to avail details of reputed brands and their new launches, services, products and customers’ reviews as well. All types of news you can get on social sites and can share them with your friends and the world easily. Similarly, social media has given a kick to many SEO professionals, and helped them to promote their clients’ sites and their services or products through social sites. Thus, it helps them in gathering immense traffic for the sites and find more business leads for them. To make social media sharing easy, you can also add some useful social media sharing plugins to your WordPress site. These plugins help in sharing images, … [Read more...] about Know The Best WordPress Plugins For Social Media Sharing
It’s no secret that more consumers are turning to online shopping. If you own a brick and mortar store, a wise business decision would be to offer your products online in addition to your physical location. An online store allows you to reach a much bigger audience, one that goes beyond your local customers. It also means you can make sales even when your physical store closes for the day or for the holidays. All of this leads to more sales opportunities and more revenue down the line. If you’ve been debating opening an online store, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll walk you through the entire process of bringing your brick and mortar shop online. Opening an online store consists of a few steps. Let’s walk through each of the steps to help you start selling online on the right foot. There a few different ways that you can sell your products online. The best and the most recommended way is to purchase a domain name and set up your own … [Read more...] about A Complete Guide to Bringing Your Brick and Mortar Shop Online
Not all ecommerce platforms are created equal. One beats the other in terms of load time. Another wins in terms of mobile performance. What you do not want is to upload all your products and customize the site only to find out afterward that the platform loads like a turtle. Before you go platform shopping, it is better to have a shortlist of options. This way, you can test their functions and features and come up with a conclusion methodically. After all, your capital and customer experience are on the line. So, before settling with a platform for your online store, consider the following factors: Load time Site speed should be a top priority. Kissmetrics shares that almost 50% of web shoppers expect a site to load in two seconds. After three seconds without pages or images loading, they are out. Think about the consequences here: a high bounce rate and abandoned carts should customers reach checkout without turning back to Google. Searchers these days are not willing to … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Right eCommerce Platform for Your Small Business