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Update: Accepting Recurring Payments on Shopify February 18, 2016 03:00

There has been a lot of change and improvement in apps enabling recurring payments for Shopify since our last post about recurring payments. This includes new features, integrations, support, and a wider adoption of these apps on Shopify stores. In this post, we will look at the top three recurring payment apps currently available, and Read More…

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Create a Private Shopping Club with Shopify February 11, 2016 03:00

You can turn your Shopify into a members-only private shopping club. This can mean requiring a free sign-up to the store before you can purchase products (like Frank & Oak) or requiring a paid membership to have the ability to browse and shop at the store (like Sam’s Club or Costco). In this post, we Read More…

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Volume Discounts on Shopify to Increase Order Values February 04, 2016 03:00

One way to get customers to purchase more items from your Shopify store is to offer volume discounts. Volume discounts are discounts based on the quantity of items purchased. This can be for a single product, or on the entire store. Many companies offer such discounts where, the more items you purchase, the lower the Read More…

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Get your Shopify Store Ready for Valentine’s Day Shopping January 27, 2016 03:00

The beginning of the year can be a slow time for merchants and store owners as shoppers usually do most of their purchasing during or around the holiday season. Valentine’s Day is the first major sales opportunity for the year as consumers come back for gift purchases. Shopify store owners can do a number of Read More…

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App of the Month: Social Marketing with Kit January 20, 2016 03:00

Social media presence for businesses is a must these days. But, if social media isn’t an area that you understand well, or if you’re spending too much time creating posts without getting much engagement, then it can be discouraging as a marketing strategy. Shopify store owners may face the dilemma of hiring expensive social media Read More…

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Add Trust Badges to Your Shopify Store January 13, 2016 03:00

As consumers shop online more and more, cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern among shoppers. For online stores, this means building trust amongst potential customers so that they spend their money before experiencing your products. This is where trust badges and seals can help. In this post, we will go over why trust badges are Read More…

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Essential Shopify Store Checklist for 2016 January 07, 2016 03:00

As sales grow slower after the holidays, the beginning of the year can be a great time to beef up your Shopify for the coming year. In this post, we’ll give you a Shopify store checklist of essential things that can enhance your eCommerce business. Here is a list of things you can work on Read More…

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Bundle Products on your Shopify Store December 30, 2015 03:00

In our last post for the year, we will discuss how you can bundle products to increase your average order value, enhance the customer experience, and raise the profile of new products on your Shopify store. As holiday shopping winds down, and you prepare for new inventory, bundling products together is one way of selling Read More…

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App of the Month: Automate Twitter Posts on Shopify December 23, 2015 12:30

Twitter can be a powerful marketing tool for your Shopify store. You can use Twitter as a sales channel to let Twitter users purchase your products directly from the social platform. You can also automate Twitter posts so that your followers don’t miss any announcements. There are a number of third-party platforms that you can Read More…

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Pros and Cons of Offering Phone Service December 16, 2015 03:00

Customer support is an important part of building your Shopify store. Since customers cannot touch-or-feel your products before they purchase, or talk to a physical salesperson, most online stores provide a contact form for customers to get in touch with questions. You can take this support to another level by including a phone service for Read More…

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December 2015 Edition: Top Shopify Apps December 10, 2015 03:00

In this edition of top Shopify apps (most of them FREE), we take a look at how to diagnose and fix SEO issues on your store, automatically display different currencies, and give a quick view of products in your store. Top Shopify Apps: Plug in SEO Price: Free The Plug in SEO app analyzes your Read More…

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Social Media Automation Tools to Save Time for the Holidays December 03, 2015 03:00

The holidays are fast approaching. Your to-do list is ever-growing, and your stress levels are increasing. Ever wish you had a couple of extra a hours in the day? Sometimes you need to take a step back and see if you can automate some tasks to lighten the load. Social media is something that can Read More…

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Social selling with Shopify December 01, 2015 03:00

Shopify is one of the most advanced platforms when it comes to social selling. Right out of the box, your Shopify store can integrate three of the most popular social sites – Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest – as sales channels for your store. This means that you can sell your Shopify products directly on these Read More…

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Upsell and Cross-Sell Products on Shopify November 18, 2015 03:00

Upsell and cross-sell opportunities on your Shopify store can boost sales and lead to a better customer experience. Upselling and cross-selling is an important way to increase average order value. These can also improve customer and user experience on your store site by making related products easier to find. If done right, upselling and cross-selling Read More…

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Create Gift Cards for Your Shopify Store November 05, 2015 03:00

Retail sales usually pick up going into the holiday season at the end of the year for most stores. In our post about how to prepare your Shopify store for the holidays, we covered a number of things that can help you boost sales. In this post, we will go over how to sell gift Read More…

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Prepare Your Shopify Store for Holiday Shopping October 21, 2015 03:00

The holiday season is fast approaching. Along with it, comes a lot of spending on gifts and festivities. In the U.S. in 2013, holiday retail sales were close to $620 billion, according to Statista. Of these, retail eCommerce sales during the holidays were roughly $80 billion. This is a big chunk of annual eCommerce sales Read More…

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Increase Your Shopify Average Order Value October 14, 2015 03:00

There are a few ways to improve the bottom line of your Shopify store, but each requires a different approach or resources. While starting up a store, people typically spend most of their resources (time, money, energy) to get new customers through some form of marketing. While acquiring new customers can drive more revenue, it Read More…

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5 Tips for More Effective Shopify Coupons September 30, 2015 03:00

Coupons are a great way to manage inventory, increase sales, and reward customers. According to an e-Tailing study, 56% of customers say coupons are “very important” in determining whether they will purchase from a store or not. If used improperly, coupon codes can harm your sales and sour the customer experience. But, by keeping some Read More…

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September 2015 Edition: Top Free Shopify Apps September 16, 2015 03:00

Shopify has a number of free apps that you can use to enhance your online store. In our previous post about top free Shopify apps, we looked at apps for enhancing your receipts, including product reviews, printing orders, managing email newsletters, and more. In this month’s edition of top free Shopify Apps, we will go Read More…

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Create Customized Shopify Invoices September 09, 2015 03:00

Many businesses and customers rely on invoices to keep track of inventory and goods purchased from online stores. Shopify has a number of apps and tools to help you create a lasting impression with your Shopify invoices. Invoices may be a minor part of a customer’s interaction with your store. But, a well designed, delivered-on-time, Read More…

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Tips to Enhance your Shopify Blog September 02, 2015 03:00

Imagine a scenario. You have set up your Shopify store. You have created all your products, product descriptions, and pages on the store site. You get customers who buy your products. But, there is a new announcement you need to make about the product. You can send an email to your customers, but it may Read More…

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Steps to Improve Shopify Product SEO August 19, 2015 03:00

Search optimization and SEO are terms that all website administrators think about. But these don’t have to be services that you have to pay a lot to get. In this post, we will focus on some free methods of improving your search ranking. Shopify has a number of built-in tools that improve Shopify product SEO Read More…

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Sell Content Access on Shopify August 12, 2015 03:00

A members-only part of your site can be a versatile way of targeting specific content for specific customers. This is done through restricting content access. On your Shopify store, you can sell content access to paying customers or a subset of your store’s visitors. As a Shopify merchant, you can use apps to quickly set Read More…

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Importance of Mobile-Friendly Shopify Stores August 05, 2015 03:00

Mobile usage across the world has skyrocketed recently fuelled by cheaper devices and faster mobile-network data speeds. This means that more and more people are using devices other than desktop computers to browse the internet. What this means for your Shopify store is that an increasing number of potential customers are coming to your store Read More…

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