As a Shopify store owner, your work is never done. An online store is a work-in-progress, requiring regular tweaks and upgrades to keep up-to-date and offer your customers a fast, user-friendly shopping experience. So what can you do to upgrade your Shopify store for 2018 and start the year as you mean to go on? For a little inspiration, check out The Best of the Best Shopify Stores of 2017. Make it personalized and interactive It’s no secret that today, most people have little time and low attention spans. It’s not entirely our fault, after all, society has designed a system
As a Shopify store owner, have you ever found yourself in a position where you receive a healthy amount of traffic to your eCommerce platform, yet still suffer from low conversion rates when it comes to following up on initial visitor interest in your store and registering those all-important final sales? If so, Chrome Notifications may be just the ticket to give your conversion a little boost. What are Chrome Notifications? Google has provided an effective tool to bring otherwise lost customers back and boost your sales totals in the form of “Chrome Notifications.” Simply put, a Chrome Notification is
Spring is in the air (or for some regions fast approaching)! Along with the budding greens and blooming flowers, marketers everywhere are planning a host of exciting new marketing ideas for the season. One of the biggest occasion in Spring is Easter. In 2017, Americans spent $18.4 billion at Easter. That’s a 6 percent increase over 2016’s numbers. Across the pond, British consumers plunked down 10 percent more on eCommerce purchases at Easter, lifting overall retail numbers for the quarter. This article takes you thru some of the marketing ideas you can explore for Easter this year, along with 12 creative Easter subject
For your business to succeed online, the need for top-notch eCommerce checkout practices cannot be overstated. But establishing your systems is just the beginning. Since eCommerce is continually evolving, last year’s state-of-the-art techniques may be hopelessly outdated today. To maximize the efficiency of your eCommerce checkout, you should always be optimizing and experimenting with new methods and tactics. This helps you to stay on top of the eCommerce game and in front of your competitors. Whether if your shop is built on Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Magento or any other platform, here are the 28 practical eCommerce checkout tips to ensure
We are proud to be awarded the Rising Star 2018 award from FinancesOnline marketing automation software list, a popular review platform for B2B software and services. The recognition is given out each year to products providing exceptional solutions for B2B companies across many key categories, including Marketing Automation and CRM. In a recent review published this February, FinancesOnline had ranked ContactPigeon as one of the top 100 Marketing Software products with an overall score of 8.9 out of 10, and user satisfaction of 92%. Marketing Automation Software Criteria Assessed In assessing ContactPigeon platform, FinancesOnline’s team of software experts evaluated ContactPigeon
Abandoned shopping carts hold trillions in unspent dollars. How can online retailers stop losing these customers right before they make the final click? It all comes down to mastering the abandoned cart recovery process. Table of Content Introduction A Guide to Mastering the Abandon Cart Recovery Process 7 Steps to Abandon Cart Recovery Conclusion Introduction E-commerce began as a buying experience, rather than a browsing one. In those early days, retailers were afraid to lose emotionally driven impulse purchases. Internet shoppers were asking for tailored merchandise at cut-rate prices and skipping the sales bins, end caps, and displays.
Valentine’s Day has become more than just a western holiday celebrating love and romance, but an international holiday with substantial commercial success. As a holiday, it has achieved the commercial status that’s only surpassed by Black Friday and Christmas. According to National Retail Federation estimate, the average American would spend $136.57 this year celebrating Valentine’s Day, with an overall estimate at $18.2B in retail spend for 2018. Here at ContactPigeon, we are also curious to find out how the last Valentine’s Day fared for our eCommerce customers1. Here are the key findings from 2018 Valentine’s Day infographic on the email marketing and eCommerce data.
Last month, we introduced yet another power messaging channel to reach your target audience. The new eCommerce push notifications give you unique ability to reach users with special updates, sales, promotions and tailored reminders to lapsing customers. With proper usage, this channel has the potential to overtake emails in its effectiveness. Push notifications are not subjected to spam filters, nor any other form of inbox restrictions and messages are “pushed” at the point where users are active on their devices. As a result, eCommerce push notifications have 3 to 10x times higher click rates compared to standard email newsletters, and so
The online marketplace is also expected to be more competitive than ever in 2018. That’s why e-commerce store owners need to continuously explore new technologies and promotion tactics in order to create a competitive advantage against competitors in the industry. Shopify Tool Stack is a collection of shopify apps that help you stay competitive by providing assistance and automation with all processes of running your Shopify store — particularly with automating sales. Check out these 9 must-have Shopify apps that can boost your sales and make you more competitive. Shopify Apps for managing your inventory, shipping, and tracking Shopify
For the majority of online retailers, getting new visitors to sign up is a major hurdle. After investing a good portion of your marketing budget on Adwords to drive traffic to your eCommerce site, how much of that traffic do you retain? Industry average suggests that average landing page conversion is 2.35% whereas the top quartile websites get close to 5%. What makes a difference when it comes to retaining the unknown traffic and growing your subscription list? One key differentiator is how well you use the email signup form or pop-ups. Below, we share 5 best practices for designing high performing