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Top UX Design Tips that Help Drive Online Sales

Top UX Design Tips that Help Drive Online Sales

The design of your online store plays a significant role in long-term e-commerce success. Yet it entails more than aesthetics. Each merchant must find ways to improve all conversion metrics for long-term success. You need to know what to track, what the numbers mean, and how to optimize the user experience to improve the key metrics.

BigCommerce Acquires Wholesale Quoting App B2B Ninja

BigCommerce Acquires B2B Quoting App B2B Ninja

One of the leading cloud e-commerce platforms continues to strengthen its B2B offering to merchants by acquiring long-time partner B2B Ninja. B2B Ninja allows merchants to effortlessly streamline quoting, making it easy for customers to request quotes and pricing in their cart. It also helps merchants efficiently manage the quotes through the app's dashboard.

Tiktok and Fast Fashion. The next wave of social selling

Tiktok and Fast Fashion. The next wave of social selling

Tiktok continues to dominate the social media space with growth across all metrics. The short-form video app now has over 1 billion users, doubling its user base in the past twelve months. The bulk of this is made up of teenagers. TikTok's growth was not isolated to only users. Its revenue grew by over 70% to almost...

Amazon Shares Shatter Record for the Biggest Single-day Increase in US History

amazon stock increase on earnings report

Amazon's enjoyed the most significant increase in value in over seven years and the largest market value increase in history due to the eCommerce behemoths positive earnings report. Shares increased by 14% on Friday, pushing the share price to over $3150 by close and its overall value to a staggering $1.6-trillion. Investors were buoyed...

eCommerce in the Metaverse

Retail giant Walmart has been spotted silently moving into the realm of virtual shopping with digital currencies. Earlier this year, CEO Doug McMillon stated "We are continuously exploring how emerging technologies may shape future shopping experiences." Walmart's move into the metaverse (proven by a slew of new patents and filings mentioning "virtual goods" and "digital currencies") might...

BigCommerce Expanding into Spain and Germany

BigCommerce is furthering its presence into Europe, recently announcing that they are expanding into Germany, Mexico, and Spain too. This means merchants in these areas will now be able to incorporate locally preferred payment methods & gateways in their online stores. These local merchants can now use BigCommerce to build and scale their B2C and B2B businesses...

Lewis Hamilton Invests In Rapid Grocery Delivery Start-up, Zapp

7 Time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton aims at pole position in eCommerce with an undisclosed investment in rapid grocery delivery start-up Zapp.  Lewis has invested in multiple ventures, including fashion, and this latest partnership will further boost his business interest.  Hamilton's investment follows the latest investment round by investors such as...

MailerLite Review 2022 – Is it for Me?

When choosing your platform for email marketing, your options range far and wide.  With so many email marketing tools currently offering almost the same standard features, choosing the right one depends on your budget. There are premium marketing platforms that offer a more powerful set of features, but these come at...

Wholesale Helper Order Form 2.0 Update

Wholesale Helper is entering the new year with a bang - the much anticipated 2.0 update to their Order Form app was well worth the wait. This major update applies a fresh layer of paint to the app's interface, giving it a beautiful modern look. Aesthetics aside, the update also shipped a handful of...

Review for ProMap ‑ Store Locator Shopify App by Secomapp

Adding a store locator map to your Shopify store has never been easier than with ProMap ‑ Store Locator by Secomapp, a Shopify app that requires zero coding to install and customize. The app comes pre-loaded with different preset styles, making it easy to switch to one that fits your needs. The app also...

Why Video is Crucial in eCommerce

Video - for better or worse, has become a part of your life.  In recent years, almost all major social media platforms have made the shift to video over static images - the current biggest social media platform in the world, TikTok, consists exclusively of short and easily digestible videos. Other social media giants...

Cyber Weekend and 5 Key Tips For Online Retailers

Cyber Monday is a marketing term referring to the first Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. Similar to Black Friday, this day is known for huge discounts and deals, making shoppers go on a spending frenzy. Cyber Weekend is an extension of this day, starting from Friday and concluding on Tuesday after Cyber Monday.

How Smartphones Are Changing the eCommerce Industry

Smartphones have come a long way from gadgets that are used to call and text. Today's mobile devices resemble fully-fledged computers that can do everything — from create spreadsheets and facilitate virtual meetings, to shoot films and book flights. Because of new developments in smartphones, this has since paved the way for other industries to innovate too...

How To Optimize Your eCommerce Refunds

Over the past year, more than eighty percent of online customers stated that they wouldn't think twice to shun your store if you have an obnoxious refund experience. This demonstrates the immense and often underestimated impact that your store's returns experience has on customer procurement. However, if you do manage to get refunds right, your store...

Order Printer Pro Complete Review

In the current eCommerce age, your store needs a little something special that sets it apart from the rest. You have to ask yourself why Bob and Joe use MY store instead of the next one?  But don't worry, this doesn't call for huge changes to your store - it's quite the opposite. It's amazing how far something...

Augmented Reality: The next big eCommerce trend?

Imagine an online store where customers can see the products they desire in front of them — interested in a new carpet? Plop it down virtually in your current living room to see how it will look surrounded by your existing furniture.  This might sound far-fetched, but it's real - and on the rise.

Divi Review 2021 – Is it Worth it?

In this review, we will be taking a look at one of our team's favorite WordPress themes on the market: Divi!  Created by one of the biggest names in the WordPress ecosystem, Elegant Themes poured everything into developing Divi, with beautiful results. Divi is Elegant Themes' magnum opus,...

Top eCommerce Courses for Beginners 2021

As one of the fastest-growing industries, eCommerce is on track to take over the retail sector, with no signs of slowing down. Battle-hardened through the year 2020, it has proven that it can thrive in the harshest of environments including economic turmoil, political distraught, and even global pandemics! So why not join the billion-dollar...

eCommerce Fraud: Synthetic Shoppers

With last year's enormously rapid migration toward digital transactions, crooks saw tons of new opportunities to exploit unaware online shoppers.  Synthetic identity fraud is one of the schemes that are steadily on the rise, where criminals use a mixture of factual and false information (including phone numbers, emails, physical addresses) - to build an...

Growing your online store: Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is popular because it works. Speaking to your target audience through an influencer is an amazing way to get your website to explode in popularity. With proper research and brand identity, your product could become a household name overnight. However, there are many pitfalls in this venture - as of course, if...

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