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:

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

Fomo: Increase Conversions through Social Proof

Anyone who works in the ecommerce space will tell you that the largest factor in overcoming a purchase isn’t price, it’s trust. Buying from a new shopping site takes a leap of faith from a consumer who has never purchased from the site previously. Trust indicators like extended SSL, third-party security monitoring, and ratings and reviews are all critical on commerce sites because they provide the shopper with a sense that they’re working with a

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

The Data Points to a Surprise Super Bowl Commercial Winner

The most effective Super Bowl commercials may not be the ones you think. While our ability to collect data is growing, our ability to understand data is still catching up. At Perscio, our team of data scientists did a deeper analysis of Twitter activity during the Super Bowl and found that the most popular commercials aren’t necessarily the ones getting the best results. Also, at the end of this article is an interactive view of

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