December, 2020

The New Seller’s Guide to Google Shopping Reviews


We’ve always known product reviews are important for building customers’ trust, but research shows they’re now more important than ever. 81% of consumers say a company’s trustworthiness matters more in 2020 than it did in 2019.

It’s Time to Consider Ecommerce Subscriptions for Your Online Business


Ecommerce subscriptions are on the rise across all verticals, from Health & Beauty to Sports. You’d be surprised to see how many fishing subscription boxes exist!)


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Shopping as Unusual: How to Increase Holiday Sales in 2020


Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve are the trifecta of most profitable holidays for retailers. 2020, however, is bringing in a… Holiday Ideas & Strategies holiday sales


Everything You Need to Know About Moteefe

Ecommerce Platforms

Are you looking for a way to sell custom merchandise online? If so, Moteefe could be the solution. If you haven't heard of this platform before, never fear. In this review, we're going to break down everything you need to know. Let's dive in! Who's Moteefe?

Retain Valuable Customers with Loyalty

Learn how to effectively retain your most valuable and profitable customers. Download Annex Cloud's 2020 Customer Retention white paper.

333: How Long Does It Take To Make Money With Your Business With Steve Chou

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In this episode, I answer one of the top 3 questions that I get asked almost every single week. How long does it take to make money with your business? My answer will probably surprise you:). In addition, I’ll give you a quick update about my store and how COVID-19 affected

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Are URLs Case-Sensitive? How to Redirect Uppercase URLs to Lowercase URLs Using Htaccess or httpd.conf

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 15, 2013, and has been updated for completeness and accuracy. It may surprise you but, yes, URLs are case sensitive.

2020 Year in Review of Product Releases


2020 will go down as one of the most disruptive years for humankind as we’ve had to adjust the way we work and go about our day-to-day lives.

How To Share Brand Mission and Ways to Give Back During the Holidays


The holiday season always brings a unique merriment and nostalgia that encourages spirited fun, giving back, and meaningful time spent… Holiday Ideas & Strategies


How We Created A Custom Product Configurator Using BigCommerce Stencil


Many businesses in the home improvement, building and remodeling industry have a tough time building an eCommerce store that's optimized for the user experience.

Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

SMS Marketing – The Ultimate Guide For Online Store Owners

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What is MMS and SMS marketing and how does it work? In this post, you’ll learn how to use text message marketing to grow your ecommerce store along with real examples and data from my online shop. When I first heard about SMS marketing, I was extremely skeptical.

A Guide to Voice Commerce, the Future of Ecommerce


Seventy-two percent of consumers use voice search through personal digital assistants, and 25% of consumers have made a purchase using a digital assistant.

OpenCart vs Shopify (Dec 2020) – The Basics

Ecommerce Platforms

Building an online store has never been easier. These days, there are tons of tools to help you get started, including a wide range of ecommerce store building solutions and ecommerce platform options. However, it’s often difficult to figure out which service you should be using.

How to Use Your Data for Winning Marketing Campaigns


We have just wrapped up the largest weekend for ecommerce sales in history. Driven by consumers doing more and more shopping online and accelerated by the ongoing pandemic, many brands saw a month’s worth of data in a single day.

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

The History of SaaS: From Emerging Technology to Ubiquity


When people think about the first SaaS startup, typically Salesforce comes to mind. But while Salesforce began as a SaaS,… Ecommerce Technology

What's selling in 2020's holiday season


This year, consumers sought out comfort over experiences

Printful Vs Printify – Which POD Company Is Better For You?

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Printful vs Printify. Which print on demand company is best for you? This post will break down and compare the 2 most popular POD companies from the perspective of a real shop owner that has used both services. In order to start an online store, you first need to source products to sell.


eBay SEO for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Listings


Before your product listings can sell on eBay, people need to be able to find them. That’s where eBay SEO can help. SEO, which stands for search engine optimization, is the practice of making your listings more appealing to the algorithms that determine which pages show up in search results.

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Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

An infographic listing the best practices companies can follow to bolster their e-commerce website.

Best Free Shopify Themes for a Sleek, Affordable Design in 2021

Ecommerce Platforms

Opting for Shopify as an ecommerce platform and page builder has its advantages. Not only does Shopify offer a full online store with advanced marketing tools at an affordable monthly rate, but the themes and apps for designing and extending your store are often free or rather inexpensive.

Bestway buys Costcutter group serving 1,500 stores


Bestway Wholesale has confirmed it has bought Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) from owner Bibby Line Group. Bestway said the acquisition, which will complete on approval from the Financial Conduct Authority, follows the improvement in CSG’s financial performance over the last two years.

Why to Offer 2-Day Delivery: Double Your Conversions and Reduce Ad Spend


In 1858, a package traveling from St. Louis to San Francisco would take a lightning-fast 25 days. Back then, this… Shipping & Fulfillment shipping

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Holidays in review: What defined the season in 2020


From virtual services and contactless pickup to a Black Friday unlike any other, retailers were forced to adapt

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Amazon Alternatives – 14 Sites Like Amazon To Sell Products Online

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If you’re tired of dealing with dirty sellers on Amazon or if you’re getting squeezed out by Amazon’s rising costs, here are 14 Amazon alternatives to consider for ecommerce business owners.

How to Sell on Google Shopping: 6 Best Practices


In a 2018 report, Adthena discovered that Google Shopping ads drove 76.4 percent of retail search ad spend. With that in mind, here’s some good news: On April 21st, 2020, Google made Google Shopping free for merchants in the U.S.

How to Boost Your Local SEO with SEMrush’s Listing Management Tool

Ecommerce Platforms

Local SEO has become a worldwide trend as more and more people turn to the web to get information about local businesses and services. Hence, it’s become more important than ever for your business to be visible in search results to attract new customers.

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Nike to Open 30 Stores in 2021, Continue Investing in Customer Outreach and Supply Chain

Retail Touch

Nike plans to open 30 stores in the second half of 2021 as the retailer positions itself for long-term growth. Leaders discussed their plans for the business, including growing its connections with shoppers and improving supply chain capabilities, on a Dec. 18 call with analysts.

Make it Big 2020 Spotlight: Sell Where Your Customers Are With a Social Commerce Strategy with Nathan Lam


Social media has transformed the marketing space over the last decade, and now social commerce follows a similar narrative. In… Executive's Corner

Retailers' best e-commerce asset may be their brick-and-mortar stores


In a rare vulnerability for Amazon, research is piling up that customers want omnichannel services for both shopping and returns