Let’s be honest. While your customers do still spend time in front of their computers browsing websites, they spend most of their time, well, everywhere else. They’re on their phones, tapping into their favorite apps. They’re on the couch, binge watching their TVs. And, soon they may be exploring new worlds, thanks to virtual reality.
We’ve already made it possible for you to use Shopify to sell on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, three apps with dedicated spots on most people’s home screens. But, what about all the other places your customers spend their time? Being in these places gives you another opportunity to connect with shoppers, another chance to make a sale.
We call these places sales channels, and you’re about to see a whole lot more of them.
Starting today, developers can begin building new sales channels for Shopify. Your potential customers are spending their time, and likely shopping, in lots of different apps, platforms, and marketplaces. Now, you’ll be able to use Shopify to easily sell in all of them.
What marketing campaigns are you running to attract new customers and reactivate existing buyers?
These are two good ones:
- The Flash Sale Funnel
- The Velvet Rope Funnel
We’ve sold everything from software and men’s clothing to survival kits and makeup brushes with these funnels.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t dealing with stress of some kind.
But for entrepreneurs, that stress can cause serious consequences…not just for the founder, but for the business itself.
A recent survey found that maintaining a small business causes twice as much stress as maintaining a healthy relationship, nearly three times as much stress as raising children, and more than four times the stress of managing their personal finances.
Blogging lets you teach, inspire, and engage an audience—even drive traffic to your products—at scale.
It gives individuals and brands an accessible way to share their voice. But that same ease also makes it hard to stand out, especially on an internet where it’s estimated that over 2.73 million blog posts are written every day and video seems to be the biggest crowd pleaser.
But that doesn’t mean the blog post is dead. The fact that you’re reading one right now is proof. It just means you need to take a different approach if you hope to rise above the noise.
So how do you make sure the time you spend on a blog post is time well spent?
Christine Chang and Sarah Lee are the co-founders of Glow Recipe, a store that sells natural beauty products from Korea.
In this podcast, you’ll learn how they get free publicity by being thought leaders and talking about the future of their industry.
Lofty ambitions are often hindered by financial restrictions. But with dropshipping, starting a business has never been more affordable. All the tools you need to start selling online are at your disposal—and they’re practically free.
Your North Star =
The challenge is to launch an ecommerce business with $0 and earn $65 in the next 14 days.
All the tools mentioned offer a free 14 day trial. After 14 days, you can either pay $65 for the tools and continue to build the business or try something else.
Your goal is to make sales, so don’t get obsessed over details. In most cases, the first store name and banner design is good enough. Do it and ship it. Make sure you launch your store as quickly as possible and focus on generating sales. You can always make changes later.
Here’s the roadmap: find a product, create your Shopify store, and generate your first sales.