Tips and tricks to help your Shopify store succeed.
Boost Your Shopify Black Friday Sales With These 5 Promotion Ideas
Black Friday is fast approaching and with it kicks of the start of the busy shopping season. Did you know that Black Friday internet sales are on the rise? In fact, last year Black Friday internet sales surpassed $3 billion for the first time ever. Black Friday sales rose 21.6 percent to $3.34 billion There is no time like the present to start planning your Black Friday strategy for your Shopify store.
4 Things to Avoid When Using Urgency in Your Shopify Store
As I mentioned a couple of months ago, I was planning on building a computer for playing games. I had spent hours researching the current landscape of computer parts and how to build a PC guides. And at the end of my research I was left with one clear conclusion: Building a gaming PC sounded like a lot of work. So, I threw in the towel and decided to just buy one online.
How to Customize Your Shopify All Collection
A customer recently emailed me with this question about my app Best Seller Insights: Any chance we can use Best Seller Insights to sort the ALL collection in Shopify? As a bit of background, Best Seller Insights can sort Shopify collections based on a custom sales period. This makes your best selling products rise to the top of your collections so they should sell even better. In this case, the Shopify all collection he is referring to is a collection that is included with every Shopify store.
Shopify Product Badges the Key to Capturing Your Customer's Attention
My daughter just started cheerleading this year. This is her first time cheering, but so far she seems like a natural. As a result, my house (and my head) has been filled with her cheers since she is always practicing them. For the past few weekends, we’ve been going to watch my daughter cheer at some Pee Wee football games. While watching the games, one thing I found interesting is the cheerleaders have a cheer for just about every situation.
How Lowe's Turned a Cold SNAP Into Cold Hard Cash
This past weekend, I was out shopping for a few items I needed at Lowe’s. As I was walking through the store I happened to pass by this fire pit seen here: Lowe’s had featured this fire pit in a prominent location in their store where shoppers are likely to pass by. Since it is still summer here, a fire pit might seem like an odd item to promote. Why?
How to Hide Shopify Product Tags From Collection Filters
As you may recall, a couple weeks back I discussed how you can use product tags to add power-ups to your Shopify store. That article triggered a couple of discussions with merchants that liked the idea of using product tags in this way, but were afraid to use them in their store. Why would anyone be afraid to add product tags to a Shopify store? Well, here is what one Shopify merchant sent me in an email:
How to Find the Best Selling Products on Any Shopify Store
Did you know you can see the best selling products for any Shopify store? The ability to see best selling Shopify products is a feature that is baked right into Shopify. This can be a great way to let your shoppers see the most popular products within your store. You can also use this technique for competitive research to find product ideas. In today’s post, I’d like to discuss the topic of viewing best sellers on a Shopify store.
Why You Should Promote Your Out of Stock Shopify Products
So you have a popular product in your Shopify store. It’s so popular, in fact, that it sells out of stock. So what should you do? Should you immediately remove it from your Shopify store? Not so fast. You see, even though an out of stock Shopify product will not result in an immediate sale, they can still provide some value. You shouldn’t necessarily just remove or hide out of stock products in your Shopify store.
Using Product Tags to Add Power Ups to Your Shopify Store
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Boost Your Shopify Sales With Personal Product Recommendations
As you may recall, i’ve mentioned in the past that I am a big fan of reading. My love of reading was inspired by my Mom. I spent a lot of time going to the library as a kid. Now that I have 2 kids of my own, I like to take them on regular trips to the library to pass on this family reading tradition. On our most recent trip to our local library, this book display caught my eye:
How to Safely Make Changes to Your Shopify Theme
When you are making changes to your Shopify theme, how can you be sure you won’t accidentally break your shop? I recently received this question from a merchant about my Shopify app Flair product badges: My website is heavily customized, I just want to make sure your badges will work properly and won’t break my Shopify store This is a great question and really applies to any theme changes you may make on your Shopify store.
Using Emojis to Promote Your Shopify Products
A couple days ago, I discovered that my Shopify app Flair supports an unexpected feature. So what exactly is this feature? This is the note I received from Flair customer Ed: Looks like emojis work in the text field as well. I might make a few badges with those in them Ed - Sensory Edge As it turns out, even though I hadn’t planned for it, Flair supports emojis within the product badges.
How Newegg and Amazon Deal With Items They Can't Keep in Stock
When I was in college, I built a computer for the first (and last) time. Back then it was almost a rite of passage to build your own PC. I picked all the parts out to optimize for the best gaming experience possible. Let’s be honest, this computer’s primary purpose was to be able to play the latest games. College assignments came second. Fast forward to today - my son (who’s 10) is getting more into playing computer games.
Buying and Selling Shopify Stores Using the Shopify Exchange
Shopify recently launched the Shopify Exchange as a simple way to buy and sell Shopify stores. Looking to try your hand at e-commerce? The Shopify Exchange could be just the thing to give you a jumpstart to have your Shopify store running in no time. Looking to cash out and sell your Shopify store? The Shopify Exchange can help you find a buyer quickly so you can recoup your investment.
Top 5 E Commerce Strategies for Increasing Sales Based on 6,700 Experiments
How do you know which e-commerce strategies can lead to more sales in your store? Most often, the best way to find out what works is to learn through experimentation. Want to see if urgency works? Try a well-placed countdown timer and you’ll soon know. Curious if social proof will help increase sales? Try adding some best seller badges to your store and see if they help. In e-commerce, it’s a good idea to be constantly testing to find out what works and doesn’t work for your particular store.