5 tips to optimize your product pages for increased sales and fewer returns

You’re getting oodles of traffic to your eCommerce store. You’re really proud of your products and you have an adoring set of social media fans. But why do you have more abandoned carts than you can shake a stick at?

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Starting an Online Store | 10 min read
February 16, 2021

The complete guide to Buy Now, Pay Later services

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services are all the rage these days. The phrase alone excites. I can get something now and pay for it later? Sign me up!
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Starting an Online Store | 7 min read
February 9, 2021

How to sell on Mercari to reach more avid shoppers

With so many platforms to sell on, it can be frustrating deciding to choose the ones best suited for you. Why not give Mercari a shot?
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Starting an Online Store | 9 min read
February 2, 2021

How to sell on Depop: Tips for reselling recycled fashion online

Letting go of things, as glorified by Maria Kondo, can be a cathartic process. However, our past loved things still deserve another chance at love.
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Starting an Online Store | 3 min read
January 26, 2021

Small business templates and spreadsheets to simplify your workflow

Running a small business is no simple task. Often, as the owner, you are wearing a number of hats on any given day.
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Starting an Online Store | 2 min read
January 26, 2021

Free inventory management templates to keep track of your goods

Your goods are the star of your business—from their flattering photo shoots to the careful decorative bundling for their final travels. So, it's vital you know how many you ...
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Starting an Online Store | 3 min read
January 26, 2021

Free invoicing templates for your small business

Having readymade templates is pretty nice when you are running a business. Instead of fiddling around in Excel, trying to get all the relevant fields together, you could just ...
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Starting an Online Store | 3 min read
January 26, 2021

Free small business employee & expense form templates

As a small business owner, you need to have simple yet powerful tools at your disposal to manage all the data that comes out of running a business. A big part of that is ...
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Starting an Online Store | 4 min read
January 26, 2021

Free financial planning templates for your small business

A good spreadsheet can accomplish a lot, especially for unraveling the minutae of your small business' finances. The difference between being close and being right is vast, ...
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Starting an Online Store | 7 min read
January 19, 2021

eCommerce SEO: How to write meta descriptions that make shoppers click

Meta descriptions are often seen as just one more confusing, SEO-related algorithm thingy that will probably make your head spin unless you’re some sort of technical whizz. ...
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Starting an Online Store | 6 min read
January 13, 2021

Average Order Value: 5 ways to grow your sales by growing your carts

You’re getting a ton of traffic to your store, your conversion rates are high, you have way more social media followers than you ever thought possible, but your monthly ...
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Starting an Online Store | 6 min read
January 6, 2021

How to create an FAQ page that answers their burning questions

You’ve created an online store, added professional photography to every product page, and splattered your brand all over social media. Do you really need to bother with FAQs ...
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Starting an Online Store | 6 min read
December 7, 2020

Social proof: What it is and why you should be doing it

When you’re on the hunt for a new skincare product and a friend recommends a $10 facial serum that none other than Kim Kardashian also swears by, you’re probably going to be ...
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Starting an Online Store | 11 min read
December 3, 2020

How to start your online t-shirt business the right way

Did you know that the best time to start an eCommerce store is right now? According to a recent study conducted by Statista, eCommerce sales are predicted to surpass $740 ...
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Starting an Online Store | 6 min read
November 24, 2020

How to use Google My Business to get more customers (for free)

Google. It’s such a big search engine it’s become synonymous with searching for something online. Just think about how many times you've told someone, or been told, to ...
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Starting an Online Store | 7 min read
November 23, 2020

How to start your Etsy shop: A step by step guide

Etsy is one of the most accessible online marketplaces for small online retailers. With a massive global audience and the ability to reach them with ease (and a bit of SEO ...
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Starting an Online Store | 6 min read
November 5, 2020

How to optimize your checkout process to drive sales and conversions

They’ve seen your marketing. They’ve browsed your products. They’ve even added a few to their cart. Then, at the last minute, they pull out. 😭
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Starting an Online Store | 6 min read
November 3, 2020

How to build trust with your customers and make your sales grow

Would you hand over your credit card details to a website that’s riddled with spelling errors and looks like it was made in 1996? Imagine entrusting your security to a ...
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Starting an Online Store | 7 min read
October 26, 2020

How to sell on Shopify: A step by step guide

If you’re considering setting up an online store, you’ve no doubt stumbled upon Shopify. One of the most popular platforms for online selling, it’s not just for small ...
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Starting an Online Store | 7 min read
October 19, 2020

How to craft the perfect shipping policy to drive loyalty

Shipping is one of the most important parts of the customer journey (and oh so exciting too). It represents the final steps of the customer experience and it is what they’ll ...
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Packing & Shipping | 9 min read
October 9, 2020

eCommerce checklist: Preparing your store for the holidays

From chatbots and thank yous to label makers and good tape, it helps to prepare for the most busiest time of the year (for online retailers).
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Starting an Online Store | 10 min read
October 8, 2020

How to prepare your store for the big Black Friday rush

As we move into a very different holiday season, store owners need to get prepared for one of their most consequential holidays—Black Friday (and its companion, Cyber Monday).
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Starting an Online Store | 17 min read
May 28, 2020

How to start your small business at home (with infographic)

Starting a small business from the comfy confines of your home is a dream that you can absolutely realize. But, dreaming is only the start. You’ll need to get some pen and ...
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Starting an Online Store | 7 min read
May 21, 2020

How to make a truly great About Us page

Your About Us page is a very important part of your online store. When someone walks into a small brick-and-mortar shop, there’s a face behind the counter. They can see who ...
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Starting an Online Store | 9 min read
May 19, 2020

11 amazing examples of effective About Us pages

You should know that when people visit your eCommerce store, they’ll likely take a gander at your About Us or Meet the Team page. In fact, 52% of people want to see the About ...
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Starting an Online Store | 18 min read
May 5, 2020

WFH: 47 ideas for starting a business from home

Whether because you just want to be your own boss or because life has thrust you into it, starting a small business from home is absolutely in the cards.
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Starting an Online Store | 6 min read
April 30, 2020

4 valuable alternatives to discounting for building customer loyalty

Our guest contributor today is Chris Guillot, founder and retail consultant at Merchant Method. Chris works to empower small brands to succeed in a changing market and grow ...
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Customer Experience | 6 min read
March 19, 2020

How to create an amazing eCommerce thank you page

Thanks for subscribing. Thanks! We’ll be in touch soon. Thanks. Boring, boring, boring. The sound of a million cursors exiting a page. CLICK.
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Starting an Online Store | 16 min read
February 6, 2020

The complete guide to starting a subscription box service

Subscription services are more popular than ever. Increasingly, people are choosing to simplify their lives by getting regular shipments of the things they love.
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Starting an Online Store | 8 min read
January 28, 2020

The art of numbers: Pricing strategies and psychology

The success of a business is dependent on a whole host of interconnected ingredients. Obviously, you want to sell something that people want to buy. And, you need to get it ...
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