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How to increase holiday sales online with more payment options

What could be worse than driving tons of holiday traffic to your beautiful online store or your special Black Friday deal only to lose sales at the point of checkout? That’s exactly what can happen, if you don’t have a full complement of payment options available to shoppers. How holiday shoppers pay for products and services has been changing rapidly. Consumers now have more  power and flexibility to pay the way they want. For online businesses, getting paid now mean more than just accepting credit cards. You need to offer more ways to pay. Why Customers Don’t Just Pay with Credit Cards There are several important reasons why shoppers turn to buyers when they see alternatives to paying other than credit … Continue reading

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10 inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs

Feel like you’re stuck in the midsummer slump? Does the nice weather have you longing to be outdoors? No matter what challenges you’re facing, chances are you could use a little inspiration to get you pumped to tackle the day. We’ve put together 10 motivational quotes from some of our favorite creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders to help inspire … Continue reading

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How to start an online business: 4 tips every store owner should know

Jeff and Tabatha Conarko turned a passion for European food culture and a desire to work for themselves into a booming multi-channel business. After traveling to Italy in 2007 and tasting higher quality oils and vinegars, they opened Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars, a brick-and-mortar tasting room for ultra-premium oils and vinegars. After a few … Continue reading

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How to increase holiday sales online with more payment options

What could be worse than driving tons of holiday traffic to your beautiful online store or your special Black Friday deal only to lose sales at the point of checkout? That’s exactly what can happen, … Continue reading

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6 holiday ecommerce tips from industry experts

It's Christmas in July, which means it's time to sweat over the upcoming holiday season! From Labor Day to New Years Day, the holiday season can provide businesses with as much joy as a child on … Continue reading

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Ecommerce SEO: 6 tips to maximize Black Friday & Cyber Monday traffic

SEO doesn’t happen over night. To earn a high page ranking, takes time and strategy. And if you want to be ready for the holiday shopping season, you have to start now. To give you a boost, here 6 … Continue reading

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Holiday Marketing Tips: How to create and prepare ecommerce campaigns for the holiday season

It might be hard to think about the holiday season with another four months to go. But the truth is, those four months are going to fly by, and before you know it, you're going to be behind in your … Continue reading

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Ecommerce Return Policy: 5 quick tips for the holidays [Video]

Ho! Ho! Ho! Believe it or not, it ‘tis the season to start getting your online store ready for the holidays. A key component to being proactive is to write or revamp a stellar shipping, returns and … Continue reading

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Holiday Ecommerce Tips: Best apps for shipping, inventory, customer service and promotions

For those of us running online stores, the holidays are quickly approaching—and it’s time to start preparing for them. During the holidays, three of the biggest “problem areas” for ecommerce store … Continue reading

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5 holiday email marketing tips to kickstart your Christmas campaign right now

The holidays are no longer a two-month affair. In 2013, shoppers took to the stores with gift lists in hand starting in early September, according to Time, and retailers were working their audiences … Continue reading