When it comes to business growth, usage of tech is inevitable! From a small mom and pop shops to big corporates, it’s undeniable that investing in tech pays big and that many business owners don’t realize the weight an investment into tech carries. But staying on top of advancing technology and software is no easy task. So many options, so many choices… Investing in the right referral marketing software for your business is crucial and
These last few years have been very exciting for entrepreneurs or companies who are looking to build an ecommerce business. A decade ago, launching an ecommerce platform, integrating your payment processing, calculating local, state, and national tax rates, building out marketing automations, integrating a shipping provider, and bringing in your logistics platform to move a product from sale to delivery took months and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, launching a site on an ecommerce
We share quite a bit about acquisition but not enough about customer retention. Great marketing strategies aren’t as simple as driving more and more leads, it’s also about driving the right leads. Retaining customers is always a fraction of the cost of acquiring new ones. With the pandemic, companies hunkered down and weren’t as aggressive at acquiring new products and services. Additionally, in-person sales meetings and marketing conferences severely hampered acquisition strategies at most companies.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to integrate a payment processing solution, you’re in for quite the learning experience. Payment processors have a range of features and offerings… from fees, how long your payments are held, to the user’s checkout experience, global support, fraud prevention, as well as the quality of tools for you to monitor revenue. 2Checkout is a cloud-based payment service that maximizes online sales conversions by providing global payments with a localized
When graphic designers and photographers output their final images, they’re typically not optimized to reduce the file size. Image compression can drastically reduce the file size of an image – even 90% – without reducing quality to the naked eye. Reducing the file size of an image can have quite a few advantages: Faster Load Times – loading a page faster has been known to provide a superior experience for your users where they won’t
With information and technology at our fingertips, the buying journey has changed immensely. Buyers now do their research long before ever speaking to a sales representative, which means marketing plays a bigger role than ever before. Learn more about the importance of “smarketing” for your business and why you should be aligning your sales and marketing teams. What Is ‘Smarketing’? Smarketing unifies your sales force and marketing teams. It focuses on aligning goals and missions
You may get a chuckle out of me writing an article on MarTech after publishing over 6,000 articles on marketing technology for over 16 years (beyond this blog’s age… I was on blogger previous). I do believe it’s worth publishing and helping business professionals better realize what MarTech was, is, and the future of what it will be. First, of course, is that MarTech is a portmanteau of marketing and technology. I missed a great
When you make a request for an address in a browser, a series of events happen in a matter of microseconds: You type an address with http or https and hit enter. The http stands for hypertext transfer protocol and is routed to a domain name server. Https is a secure connection where the host and browser do a handshake and send data encrypted. The domain name server looks up where the domain is pointing