The Best of the Best Shopify Stores of 2017

10 Best Shopify Stores

2017 was an amazing year for ecommerce, and Shopify was at the head of the game. From artisanal soaps to furniture to electronics, retailers all over the world showcased their products and made a solid income via the ecommerce channel. We took a look at some of Shopify’s most popular sites and created a shortlist of those we believe are the best Shopify stores in 2017. We evaluated them based on the following criteria revolving around website experiences: Effective marketing pop-ups Navigation menu Overall homepage design Product page Mobile display Interesting tools Generally cool features Here is our Top 10 Best Shopify Stores

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8 Heart Warming Valentines Day Email Templates

Valentines Day Email Templates

Valentine’s Day is just a month away. After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is our second favorite holiday of the year. Afterall, very few of us can resist those heart melting and gushingly sweet wishes exchanged on the holiday of love! 💖 At the same time, Valentine’s day is also a retail occasion for all eCommerce marketers, as people are willing to spend a little more for their loved ones on this special day. That’s why we are bringing you a set of lovely Valentines Day email templates to help inspire your next V-day campaigns. Simply grab, customize and send with ContactPigeon (or your own email client

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5 Triggered Emails to Automate Your Shopify Store Sales

5 Triggered Emails That Grows Shopify Sales

If you have launched an eCommerce store, then you should know that one important step towards success is to build traffic. (You can learn more about building website traffic in this interesting article). However, if you want your Shopify store to thrive, it’s not enough to simply grow traffic — especially since only 1 to 2 percent of visitors actually convert to paying customers. Instead, Shopify store owner needs to take one further step: try to actually convert site visits into sales – and then turn paying customers into returning customers. Triggered emails may be the answer to that. In

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12 Christmas Email Campaign Statistics to Know for This Holiday Season

Statistics on Christmas Email Campaign

Most companies start planning their Christmas email campaign long before the actual holiday. That’s why it may seem like the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier every year! However, holiday marketing campaigns really go into full effect during the months of November and December. During this time, businesses around the world start filling inboxes with notes, coupons, special sales and more. If you’re smart about it, Christmas is one of the very best times of year to engage with your customers and boost sales. The key is to create campaigns that can get heard above the noise of all the

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Fine Tune Your Holiday Email Marketing Checklist

Holiday Email Marketing Checklist

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are over, but the holiday season is just getting started. You can reap the rewards of higher sales and an increased customer base if you launch a targeted holiday email marketing campaign during this season. It might seem overwhelming to think about, which is why a little expert automation help is in order. That’s why our team here at ContactPigeon has created a handy holiday email marketing checklist that takes the work out of your holiday emails. All you have to do is schedule – and check in to optimize. With three simple email automations,

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Introducing ContactPigeon for Shopify

ContactPigeon for Shopify

We are proud to introduce our latest integration: ContactPigeon for Shopify. When you connect your Shopify store to ContactPigeon, you have access to the full suite of platform features to power up your marketing game. Our marketing automation and reporting tools integrate with your store seamlessly, so you can get valuable insights on your visitor data, personalize your marketing, and grow your business faster! 🚀 Why ContactPigeon for Shopify? Installing ContactPigeon app on Shopify takes just a few clicks. After which, you will get access to our full range of marketing automation and analytics features. Design and send unlimited email campaigns With our drag &

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9 Super Awesome Ho Ho Holiday Marketing Ideas

Holiday marketing ideas

Everyone loves a surprise. That’s why we are offering 9 unconventional and super awesome holiday marketing ideas for eCommerce so you can put a smile on your customer’s face. 😄 Who knows, those holiday marketing campaign ideas might even surprise you in the form of year revenue results! The surprise factor is the game changer Christmas brings some of the year’s most welcome surprises. According to the Harvard Business Review, a surprise is like crack for your brain. It changes behavior, intensifies relationships, and strengthens emotions. Because the human mind remembers novelty better than predictability, you can enhance your branding in your customer’s

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How to Capitalize on Your Black Friday Traffic

Capitalizing on Black Friday Traffic

Every year, online and retail shopping records are broken during the period between Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the two biggest shopping days of the year. Ecommerce continues to be the favorite choice of consumers who are trying to take advantage of holiday sales and steer clear of crowds during this busy shopping period. U.S. customers spent a total of $12.8 billion online between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday in 2016. Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest day for online sales in the U.S. in all of history. Here is a step-by-step guide

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Thanksgiving Email Ideas To Make Your Customer Melt

Thanksgiving email ideas for eCommerce

November is here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the holidays, especially for retailers. It is the month for deals and savings, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday raking in huge amounts of revenue for retailers. In 2016, Cyber Monday sales smashed all previous records, bringing in $3.4 billion in revenue.But what about Thanksgiving itself? While not as big as Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, letting your customers know you’re thinking of them and reaching out to say thanks is a great way to set yourself apart from other email blasts touting the best deals in stores

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5 Tips to Rock Your Cyber Monday Marketing

Cyber Monday Marketing Tips

On Cyber Monday 2017, US retailers expect to haul in $3.81 billion in sales revenue. How much of that lands in your pocket depends in part on how well you prepare your Cyber Monday marketing plan. In this article, we collected some useful trends, facts, and marketing tactics that will help you boost your ecommerce store’s sales this year. Here is what we know about Cyber Mondays and modern shoppers: Amazon is the most popular cyber shop for buyers 💰 More men than women shop on Cyber Monday 👨 Americans spend 4.7 hours per day on their phones, much of it researching

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