If you’re building a new site or redesigning an existing one, chances are good that you’ll be researching and interviewing web designers to create the right front-end design experience for your site. But good websites don’t come cheap. How can you make sure you’re not wasting your money? How can you choose the right e-commerce […]
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I love making buttons. They’re fun, there’s a huge variety, and they make an incredible difference to a site. The size, color, shape, and style of your buttons can trigger a difference the conversion rate of an e-commerce site. Buttons that stand out from the rest of the site’s designs are essential – if they […]
We’ve all heard that “content is king”, and it’s just as true for an e-commerce site as it is for a news site, blog, or any other website. But one of the common myths in e-commerce is that it’s good enough to throw up a two-sentence description and a bland image from the product manufacturer, […]
Niche stores that focus on a small range of products have a luxury of often being able to limit their top-level categories to a few choices. An old rule of thumb was to aim for seven choices in any navigation menu, based on Miller’s Law, which states that the human mind can only remember 7 […]
Internet users have always been wary of providing personal and financial information online, but as the web has grown, so has the number of transactions, as well as the number of sites seeking orders for products or services. Customers have grown more accustomed to providing their information to many kinds of businesses, but privacy concerns […]
Once you’ve gotten a shopper to add a product or two to their cart, you have a reasonable chance of converting them into a buyer. The process of moving them from the cart or basket page through the checkout steps to the final receipt page is known as the checkout process. There are a number […]
In January I was lucky enough to attend the Marketing Sherpa Email Summit in Miami for absolutely nothing. Quite literally, all I paid for was gas for the drive down, parking, and my hotel room. I was the lucky winner of a free ticket to the summit itself, the pre-workshop the day before, a VIP party, dinner in South Beach, the Gala dinner and party poolside…pretty much everything the event had to offer.
Affiliate.com is running a great contest with these awesome t-shirts they gave away at Affiliate Summit recently. I wasn’t lucky enough to attend (being busy with the Email Summit in Miami in January and about to head off to the Miva Merchant conference tomorrow), but Tom Wozniak at Affiliate.com was nice enough to send me one in the mail (along with anyone else who emailed and asked). And the person with the most creative blog posts wins the contest – the prize being $1000 in case, and a $1000 cash donation in that person’s name to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. It’s a win-win…at worst I get a great t-shirt, and at best I get cash and Haiti gets $1000 no matter what!
If you’ve read this blog for awhile, ever talked to me, know what I do for a living, or have anything else to do with me in any other way, you probably know that I eat, sleep, and breathe e-commerce…and that my usual platform of choice is Miva Merchant. I’ve used other systems on occasion, […]
Personal blogging is pretty easy; business blogging is tougher. Making it interesting, tying your posts into your product line, and achieving the right voice are a challenge for even the most professional writer. These worries often lead to massive writers block. Here are 30 ideas for topics you may have never considered including on your […]