Tue

01

Dec

2015

Shop Small at These 5 Jimdo Online Stores

Now that you’ve learned the twelve most essential tips to creating a successful online store, you’re ready to create or spruce up your own online shop.

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Tue

17

Nov

2015

The 12 Tips of Christmas for Online Stores: Part 2

Last week we started a countdown of 12 store tips that can get you ready for a successful holiday shopping season in no time. We started with your store setup and customer service tips, and today we’ll continue with promotion and sales.

Holiday tips for ecommerce
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Tue

10

Nov

2015

The 12 Tips of Christmas for Online Stores: Part 1

The countdown to Christmas has begun! If it feels like it’s still too soon to start singing Christmas songs and putting on the yule log, just remember that an estimated 40% of consumers start doing their shopping before Halloween (yes, some people are really that organized...)

Get your ecommerce store ready for the holidays
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Tue

27

Oct

2015

Legal Essentials for Starting an Online Store

Today's post is from Leah Hamilton at TermsFeed! This information is meant for general guidance— if you need specific legal advice, we recommend consulting directly with a professional.

 

When you’re starting an online business, there’s a lot to think about—everything from the packaging for your amazing products to the design of your product pages. Do you also have the legal aspects sorted out? Making sure you check all the boxes and have all the right forms might not seem as fun, but it’s an essential part of running a business, and keeping your customers happy.

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Tue

14

Jul

2015

Jimdo Tip: Improve Your Online Store with Product Pages

If you make or sell your own products online, you’re often faced with a particular challenge. You believe in your product and know that it’s great. You may even be looking at a stack of them on your kitchen table right now. But what’s the best way to translate what you have in your hands into something that people will want to buy, sight-unseen, online? How do you communicate all the best features so that people will click that wonderful “Buy” button?

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Fri

10

Jul

2015

Latest Trends and Best Practices for Customer Support

Have you ever left a store because of the customer service? Either they were too overbearing, nowhere to be found, or downright rude? The same can go for shopping online. If you don’t get the support you need, you’re unlikely to finalize your purchase. So, what are the best practices of online customer support to make sure you make sales and don’t lose them?

 

We talked to Craig Borowski, market researcher for the help desk recommendations website Software Advice and he shared his tips for best customer support practices.

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Tue

02

Dec

2014

Improve Your Product Photography with a DIY Light Box

If you sell products online, you might want to spruce up your online store for the holiday shoppers. One easy way to make your products look more professional, and thus more desirable, is to photograph them inside of a light box. It might be also an unconventional idea for your photography website!

Take Product Photos Like a Pro
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Tue

25

Nov

2014

5 Easy Tips for Improving an Online Store’s SEO (and Sales)

When it comes to your website, there’s never a bad time to think about about how to improve your search engine optimization (SEO). But with the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now might be the best time to start implementing some SEO best practices, especially if you operate an online store. It’s no secret that if your website employs good SEO, you’ll have a better chance of attracting visitors via search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. But the thing is...not everyone knows how to do this.

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Tue

18

Nov

2014

7 Reasons Online Shoppers Leave Your Store

They’re the internet version of the jilted bride and the scourge of ecommerce sites in every industry: abandoned shopping carts. A customer fills up a shopping cart with items, then abruptly leaves your store empty-handed. When things seemed to be going so well, why did they give up and go?

 

It’s easy for a store owner to feel helpless about this perplexing problem. But while shoppers abandon an estimated $4 trillion of merchandise in online carts each year, a Business Insider study shows that 63% of that can be recouped.

How to Avoid Abandoned Shopping Carts
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Tue

11

Nov

2014

How to Run and Promote a Sale Online

The holidays are approaching fast, which means pumpkin spice lattes, Christmas trees tied to cars, and of course, online sales. Black Friday, Cyber Monday—many shop owners are both excited by the possibilities and dreading the craziness. If you have an ecommerce section on your website, you should definitely consider sprucing it up for the holidays, and you may want to jump into the fray with a sale of your own.

How to Run a Successful Online Sale
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