Ecommerce

5 WordPress Plugins To Take Your WordPress Site To The Next Level

Best Wordpress Plugins

If your website is built on WordPress, there are many tools available you can use to optimise your online presence and build your digital business. Here are five the best wordpress plugins that are a must if you’re in — or thinking about entering — the ecommerce game.
1. WooCommerce
Turn your WordPress website into an ecommerce powerhouse with this selling platform. It’s essentially a full ecommerce solution that enables you to add product pages, a shopping cart and checkout pages to your new or existing WordPress website.

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5 Shopify Plugins To Streamline Your Ecommerce Store

Best Shopify Plugins

Shopify is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the business — with good reason. The Shopify App Store is brimming with easy-to-use apps you can plug in to your ecommerce store to streamline your operations and put more money in your pocket. Here are five of the best shopify plugins we’ve seen…
1. Caramel
Social media marketing can eat up hours of your time and ROI can be less than impressive at times. Caramel is changing all that by connecting ecommerce retailers with social media influencers.

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How to hit customer expectations like a bullseye each and every time

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Back in the day, meeting customer expectations and needs was much simpler. As a standard, customers expected a high level of customer service, friendliness from the in-store staff, and a fair price.
Simple.
However, the online marketplace has expanded what it means to provide stellar customer service. Now, customers want proactive (and often instant) customer service, personalised shopping experiences, and an easy, largely independent online shopping experience from browsing to checkout.
Needless to say, customer expectations are much higher these days,

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How you should measure ecommerce success in 2020

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Ecommerce success doesn’t happen by accident. Building sustainable long-term profits requires a commitment to ongoing planning. But how do you ensure that even the best laid plans are achieving the results you need?

It all comes down to consistent measurement. Measure ecommerce success across a range of metrics to reveal where your ecommerce business is succeeding — and where there’s room for improvement.    
Get started with these four key metrics…

#1. Net profit 
It sounds obvious,

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3 ways you can use human psychology to increase your AOV

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There’s nothing more frustrating than an ailing average order value (AOV).
Growing your AOV is half the battle when it comes to increasing your total revenue, and there are tonnes of tactics you can use to encourage customers to spend more like running frequent promotions, optimising product pages and making the shopping process easier for your customers.
While these are absolute essentials for a growing ecommerce store, if you don’t understand your customers, you’ll be making these changes in vain. 

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Australian ecommerce trends to keep an eye on

Australian Ecommerce Trends

Ecommerce is responsible for almost 10 percent of Australia’s total retail spend, and online businesses are forecast to see a 15 percent growth in revenue by the end of 2019. 
That looks like there’s pretty smooth sailing ahead for ecommerce retailers. 
However, competition is set to heat up as many online businesses choose to invest that revenue growth into the next suite of ecommerce innovations. 
Here are five key Australian ecommerce trends that you should keep an eye on. 

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4 reasons why your ecommerce business should pick a carbon neutral freight company

Carbon Neutral Freight

There’s no getting around it – climate change is a clear and present danger. 
Over the last three decades, the earth’s temperature has increased 0.9 degrees – a man-made change which has triggered an increase in catastrophic weather events and a rising sea level. 
We’ve caused a massive increase in carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere – and if we don’t take immediate action, we’ll be forced to deal with the consequences of our actions.

Image: NASA
Because of these statistics and the ever-changing weather patterns,

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Online reputation management: 4 bulletproof ways to respond to negative reviews online

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So, you’ve received a sub-par review from one of your customers… let’s say it’s from Steve Stevenson.
He received one of your products in the mail and it was broken inside the box. Instead of contacting you for a replacement or solution, he’s decided to go on a rant via Facebook, Instagram and Google My Business, mouthing off about your “low-quality products”.
Thanks, Steve.
Real mature.
Customer reviews can make or break your ecommerce business. According to a recent survey from Duct Tape Marketing Consultants,

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Ecommerce diet: 5 cost cutting strategies to help boost your business’ profitability

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Is your expense sheet looking a little heavy? Perhaps it’s time to put your ecommerce business on a spending diet. Putting a cost reduction strategy in place can help to improve your profitability and keep more money in your pocket.
But first, a word of warning. Don’t go slashing expenses willy nilly. You only want to cut costs that are not going to negatively affect your product quality or customer service. Or growth

Here are five cost-cutting strategies you can use to trim costs in your ecommerce business… 
#1.

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6 elements you need in your new ecommerce website design

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It’s time to face the facts. 
It doesn’t matter how low your prices are; it doesn’t matter how big your range of products are; if your website looks outdated, customers are going to assume your brand is untrustworthy.
A modern, successful ecommerce store should be up-to-date with current design and customer experience trends, from serif fonts and asymmetrical designs to personalised shopping experiences and live customer service.
So with this in mind… is it time to update your ecommerce website design?

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