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How to Use Unconventional Marketing Methods to Grow Your Online Brand

The popularity of e-commerce continues to rise. In the US alone, it is expected that e-commerce sales will reach nearly 2 trillion dollars in 2016. Online has become the first option to many consumers, but if you want to take advantage of this, you need great marketing. We know that social networking strategies, email marketing,…

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3 Simple Ways to Maximize Revenue Opportunities for Your Ecommerce Store

Let’s ask one very simple, but important, question. Are you taking advantage of all revenue-generating opportunities? As you can see, this is one very simple question, and if you answer it sincerely, you can check the temperature of your online store. There are many ways to increase revenue in an ecommerce. One way could be…

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Art of Brand Storytelling Part 3: Ensuring Your Story Has an Audience

Note: This is the 3rd part of our Art of Brand Storytelling Series. In the last post, we referenced the classic 1984 Macintosh ad. But, as great as that ad was, it had millions of dollars behind it, and it premiered during the Superbowl, which is one of the most highly watched televised events of…

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Art of Brand Storytelling Part 2: How to Construct a Story

Note: This is part 2 in our Art of Brand Storytelling Series Iconic brands like Apple have long recognized the power of brand storytelling. In 1984, before Apple was “Apple”, the company launched an unconventional, controversial 1 minute tv spot during the 3rd quarter of Superbowl XVIII. It was their first tv ad, and they…

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The Art of Brand Storytelling Part 1: Finding Your Story

Stories have existed, in some form or another, for thousands of years. Stories are told for different reasons, and many of them have different purposes—some stories exist to educate, other stories will entertain. But the best stories have one simple thing in common: they connect to the audience. Stories that connect will have a lasting…

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5 Rules for Surviving Negative Reviews

There is nothing that is more dreadful than a negative review when you own an ecommerce store. This is because we are not naturally built to accept criticism, and we will do anything to avoid negative feedback. Here’s the thing: if your store is online long enough, you will experience at least one negative review…

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How to Make Extremely Interesting Content in a Boring Industry

So, you want to create interesting content, but your industry is far from interesting. This sounds like an impossible dilemma. In your eyes, it may seem like you’re trying to convert a dull rock into a shining piece of gold. Here’s the good news: creating interesting content in a boring industry is far from impossible.…

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3 Ways Your ECommerce Store’s Photography May Be Failing, And What You Can Do to Fix It

One of the worst things that you can do when running an online store is put your product photography on the back burner. While online stores are more popular than ever (and that trend is not likely to stop any time soon), brick-and-mortar shops still have one distinct advantage: customers can go to their store…

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The Most Practical WooCommerce Extensions That Are Wallet-Friendly

Building an ecommerce store from the ground-up is an exciting, but challenging, experience. You have to worry about sourcing products, having enough capital to stock inventory, being able to properly market your business, successfully fulfilling orders, among many other things. This is why having sufficient capital is paramount when building a new store– you don’t…

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3 Surefire Ways to Sink Your Ecommerce Store

Building an online business can be tricky. This is especially the case if you’ve never had an online business before. Fatal mistakes are too easy to make, and it’s something that you cannot reasonably afford when starting out. But, if you know the mistakes that are commonly made, you can dodge the pitfalls that have…

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How to Firmly Position Your Ecommerce Brand Above the Competition

Ecommerce can be a dogfight. So many different retailers are vying for supremacy in often crowded markets. Customers in 2016 now have more choices than they have ever had. With smartphone devices attached to them like an extra limb, they can pull up hundreds of your competitors in seconds. One of the most powerful things…

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5 Ways Your Business Can Stay on Track in 2016

At some point in your life, you have probably wrote down a few goals. And, since you’re human, there probably have been a few times that you didn’t live up to them. It happens. Recording your goals on a piece of paper (or on an electronic device) can be powerful, but it’s only as effective…