Subbly: Launch Your Subscription Box Service With This Ecommerce Platform

One huge rage that we’re seeing in ecommerce is subscription box offerings. Subscriber boxes are an intriguing offering… from meal kits, children’s education products, to dog treats… tens of millions of consumers sign up for subscription boxes. Convenience, personalization, novelty, surprise, exclusivity, and price are all characteristics that drive subscription box sales. For creative ecommerce businesses, subscription boxes can be lucrative because you turn one-time buyers into repeat customers. The subscription eCommerce market is worth

Poptin: Smart Popups, Embedded Forms, and Autoresponders

If you’re looking to generate more leads, sales, or subscriptions from the visitors entering your site, there’s no doubt about the effectiveness of popups. It’s not as simple as automatically interrupting your visitors, though. Popups should be intelligently timed based on visitor behavior to provide as seamless an experience as possible. Poptin: Your Popup Platform Poptin is a simple and affordable platform for integrating lead generation strategies like this into your site. The platform offers:

Privy: Easy to Use, Powerful Features for On-Site Customer Acquisition

One of our customers is on Squarespace, a content management system that provides all the basics – including ecommerce. For self-service clients, it’s a great platform with many options. We often recommend hosted WordPress because of its unlimited capabilities and flexibility… but for some Squarespace is a solid choice. While Squarespace lacks the API and millions of productized integrations that are ready to go, you can still find some fantastic tools to enhance your site. We

Add a Sales Pop to Your Ecommerce Site

Social proof is critical when buyers are making a purchase decision on your ecommerce site. Visitors want to know that your site is trusted and that other people are buying from you. Too many times, an ecommerce site sits static and the reviews are stale and old… impacting new buyer decisions. One feature that you can add, literally, in a few minutes is a Sales Pop. This is the lower left popup that tells you

OneSignal: Add Push Notifications by Desktop, App, or Email

Each month, I’d get a couple of thousand returning visitors through browser push notifications that we integrated. Unfortunately, the platform we chose is now shutting down so I had to find a new one. Worse, there’s no way of importing those old subscribers back to our site so we’re going to take a hit. For that reason, I needed to choose a platform that’s well-known and scalable. And I found it in OneSignal. Not only

Are You Open to a New Content Management System?

A couple years ago, 100% of our clients utilized WordPress as their content management system. Just two years later and that number has dropped by about a third. Since I’ve been developing and designing sites in WordPress for a decade now, I often look to that CMS because of a few reasons. Why We Use WordPress Incredible Theme variety and support. Sites like Themeforest are a favorite for me where I can find the most

The High Cost of Web Design Failures is Too Common

When you read these two statistics, you’re going to be shocked. More than 45% of all businesses don’t have a website. And of the DIY’s (Do-It-Yourselfers) that embark on building a site, 98% of them fail in publishing one at all. This doesn’t even count the number of businesses that have a website that simply isn’t driving leads… which I believe is another significant percentage. This infographic from Webydo pinpoints the major issue with failed

Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing with SEO

The folks at Blogmost.com developed this infographic and named it Little Known Ways to Build High Quality Backlinks in 2014. I’m not sure I like that title… I don’t think companies should focus on building links anymore. Our local search experts at Site Strategics like to say that new strategies require earning links rather than actively building them. More importantly, I believe this infographic combines a ton of tools and distribution sites where you can