2020

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

BigCommerce

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

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The Best Way To Find Wholesale Suppliers, Vendors And Products For Your Online Store

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If you want to start an online store, you have to know where to find wholesale suppliers. Should you search on Google? Should you attend a tradeshow? Should you import from China? Where can you find drop ship suppliers, wholesalers or factories to manufacture your products?

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

Zaius

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!)

How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Ecommerce Business

Ecommerce Platforms

Domain names were not always for sale. They used to be free. Until 1995, you didn’t have to pay for a domain name. That’s a full 12 years after Paul Mockapetris and Jon Postel invented the domain name system.

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.

7 Ways to Optimize your Back in Stock Marketing

Omnisend

Reading Time: 3 minutes. There is nothing more frustrating for a shopper to find that a product they want to purchase is out of stock. This creates the potential for them to turn their search to another online store—costing you sales.

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The Increasingly Useless Middleman

Steve Dennis

Traditional retail, at its core, relies largely on being a middleman.

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What’s In Store At NRF2020? RTP Editors Reveal Their ‘Must-See’ Experiences

Retail TouchPoints

NRF2020 is less than a week away, and the Retail TouchPoints team is sending its full editorial team to cover the hottest sessions and gather insight on the top new trends and solutions for 2020. Leading retail and tech CEOs including Best Buy’s Corie Barry, Starbucks’. Kevin Johnson, Kohl’s Michelle Gass and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella lead a stellar group of executives speaking at the event, revealing their “2020 Vision” to thousands of attendees.

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What to do when you get stuck in Tableau!?

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As a person who uses Tableau 95% of the time, I have to say it: I get stuck. A lot! And I'm not ashamed of it. I believe it's normal to run into problems when you're trying to improve. Here are some thoughts that I hope will help you as well as myself in troubled times.

Product Title Optimization Tips From Analyzing 151 Shopping Ads (Original Research)

Store Growers

Last Updated on December 2, 2020. Most advertisers don’t pay much attention to the product titles that show up on Google Shopping. And that’s a shame, because a good title can have a big impact.

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.

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

Inflow Insights

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.

8 Ecommerce Courses to Increase Your Skills and Improve Your Strategy

BigCommerce

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing industry that’s proven it can withstand economic and geopolitical storms, including… Ecommerce Research Ecommerce course Ecommerce resources

What Is Dropshipping & How To Start A Drop Shipping Business In 2020

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Many of the questions that I receive in my inbox at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com are related to opening a dropshipping business and I can definitely see the appeal.

Let’s Put Your Loyalty Data to Work

Zaius

In an earlier article , we discussed how loyalty programs work and why brands should invest in them. We suggested that the key to a successful loyalty program is keeping customers engaged and emotionally connected. The argument for loyalty programs does not end here.

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.

Dropshipping Definition: The Best Way to Setup a Drop shipping Business Quickly

Ecommerce Platforms

“Dropshipping! Drop Shipping! Step right up! Find your ultimate freedom as a business owner – sit somewhere on the beach and coordinate your whole business remotely with little effort!”

Build an Ecommerce Sales Funnel to Drive Sales

Omnisend

Reading Time: 6 minutes. In an ideal world, every visitor to your ecommerce site would be immediately intrigued by what they see, happily sign up for your email and SMS list and promptly make a purchase while enthusiastically recommending you to all of their friends.

How We Created A Custom Product Configurator Using BigCommerce Stencil

Groove

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.

The Customer Is The Channel

Steve Dennis

Despite the accelerating growth of digitally-enabled shopping, the concentration of power in the hands of consumers and the blurring of the lines between retail channels , it’s still common for retailers to report their sales for e-commerce and physical retail as two separate figures.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

What To Know Before Selling Online

Retail TouchPoints

By Eric Prugh, PactSafe Digital marketplaces have made it overwhelmingly simple to open up an online store and sell products online. Between Etsy, Shopify, eBay, and a host of other online marketplaces, it’s never been easier to make your products available for your customer base.

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The 9 Best Crafts to Make and Sell for Profit

SellBrite

For Tomi Hill of StorymakersTradingCo , selling geeky cards, pins, and stickers online was a way to supplement her family’s income while raising small children—without spending every weekend at a craft show.

UK online retail rises sharply as shops reopen

Retail Technology Review

Consumer confidence in the UK appears to be rising as online retail grew sharply since the reopening of shops on the 15 June, data from ecommerce expert Emarsys shows. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Case Study: Scale Your Affiliate Program with Targeted Incentives

UpSellIt

Effective strategic partnerships are key for driving scalable growth and exceeding KPI targets within an affiliate program.

BigCommerce IPO: Ecommerce for a New Era

BigCommerce

On behalf of BigCommerce, I am delighted to share an exciting milestone. Today, BigCommerce joins the Nasdaq family to become… BigCommerce News

How To Start A Profitable Online Store In 6 Easy Steps

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This post is a comprehensive tutorial that will teach you how to start an online store in 6 simple steps.

Loyalty Programs: Why and how do they work?

Zaius

Loyalty programs have come a long way since Betty Crocker first introduced its box top coupons in 1929, ushering in a new era of modern customer loyalty. Today, brands no longer have to be retail icons or superpowers to be able to launch loyalty programs.

6 of the Best Ecommerce Platforms and Solutions 2020: Wix vs Shopify vs Volusion vs BigCommerce vs Big Cartel vs 3dcart vs Ecwid

Ecommerce Platforms

The quest to discover the best ecommerce platform out there has been our ongoing goal here at ecommerce-platforms.com ever since the site was established.

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5 Ways to Use SMS with Your Holiday Promotions

Omnisend

Reading Time: 5 minutes. This holiday season will be busier than ever before, with customers who are more accustomed to shopping in brick-and-mortar stores moving online for their purchases.

Product Videos: 5 Advantages For eCommerce Brands

Groove

Would you rather watch a 20-second video clip or read a one page summary? In today's world of information overload, video has become a main source for absorbing information.