1. 5 Metrics eCommerce Brands Can’t Afford to Ignore

    We get a lot of questions from our eCommerce clients about how to go beyond basic reporting and use analytics more effectively. We find that brands are collecting a lot of data and have a good handle on the basics like site traffic, gross and net sales, average order value (AOV), conversion rates, and ad spend/conversions. However, many of our clients are frustrated that while every vendor/platform they use – Shopify, Google, Facebook, Instagram – offers some level of analytics, it’s limited and they can’t get a clear picture because the numbers are different depending on the source.

  2. Good eCommerce Customer Experience Should Always Be a Must-have


    The behavior shift to increased online shopping during the pandemic is no blip. Experts predict that even after life goes back to some sort of “normal,” more consumers will continue to shop online. COVID-19 has had some interesting effects on not only where consumers shop, but which brands they’re purchasing. For example, many consumers who switched brands due to product shortages or low availability may not switch back. This may come as a big shock to well-established, multi-channel brands that have historically benefitted from pre-pandemic shopping habits, relying on store chains and large online platforms to manage customer service and sell their products for them. 

  3. 5 Tips to Launch your DTC E-commerce Site Faster


    There’s no time like the present to launch a new direct-to-consumer (DTC) E-commerce site on Shopify Plus. Site launches and re-platforming are moving to the top of many retailers’ to-do lists as more consumers are suddenly shopping online due to COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders. An efficient new site can be a smart investment to be able to continue serving your (previously offline) customers. If you already have an E-commerce website, migrating to a more powerful platform like Shopify Plus will reduce or eliminate ongoing costs to maintain and upgrade, and better performance and customer experience will help convert more consumers to purchase. 

  4. How to Harness the Power of Email Marketing Automation for Better Customer Relations


    “Automation” sounds cold and detached, but email marketing automation is actually all about thoughtfully nurturing the customer relationship through personalization – albeit on a large scale. Automating emails based on behavioral triggers and real-time data enables you to consistently email many customers at just the right time with just the right message or information. For example, a “welcome” email after someone creates an account, a discount for someone who abandons his/her cart, or a recipe that uses a recently purchased product. 

  5. Earn the Customer with Unique Brand Content on Your eCommerce Site


    This blog is part of a series about how and why retail brands must “earn the customer” – their trust and loyalty – to remain competitive in a digital world.

    Do you own your customer relationships? Or are you the “Hanes” of your vertical, allowing major retailers and/or online marketplaces to call the shots when it comes to connecting with consumers? While a multi-channel retail strategy, including online marketplaces, is key for many brands to effectively reach their audiences, having a branded eCommerce site is critical for capturing and retaining customers as a competitive advantage, particularly as more shopping moves online, in part as a result of the global pandemic. 


  6. [RESOURCES] New Covid-19 eCommerce Landscape Requires New Strategies

    These are tough times for retail. While eCommerce sales might be up, many omnichannel brands and specific categories are taking a hit. There’s also a lot of anxiety, both personal and financial, due to Covid-19 and an impending recession. We feel it too. 

    We’re also having a moment of information overload from all of the articles, tips and reports being produced. To help you weed through and find information you can use to determine what modified strategies are right for your business, we thought it would be helpful to provide a roundup of and key takeaways from what we’ve found insightful. As we come across new articles and resources, we’ll continue to update this blog, so be sure to check back.

  7. How to Build Successful eCommerce Brands


    We know you’re running a business. You need to optimize conversion rates and grow your revenue. This requires an eCommerce site that provides a seamless shopping experience. However, to stay competitive in the long term, this also requires you to build your brand.  What does this mean? Brand building is about more than increasing brand recognition. Successful brands are those that elicit an emotional connection (e.g., by creating a desired culture/lifestyle, promoting the brand story and purpose), making consumers care so much so that it entices them to purchase the eCommerce brand’s products. 

  8. What to Expect in the Exciting Future of eCommerce


    Recent statistics revealed the online sale of physical goods in the United States in 2018 added up to $504.6 billion. By 2023, these sales are projected to exceed $735 billion. These staggering statistics prove e-commerce is growing and will continue to thrive in the years to come. E-commerce merchants must strive to deliver an outstanding user experience in this increasingly competitive industry where customer expectations are also growing. In this article, we explore the top trends you can expect to see in the exciting future of e-commerce and how your business can capitalize on the incredible opportunity they present.

  9. How Do Brands Benefit From Using ReCharge + Shopify Subscription Services


    Subscription services streamline the process of accepting recurring payments. Consumers benefit from a one-and-done approach to online shopping, so they don't have to remember items or services they use regularly. And merchants score the steady stream of income that comes from subscription payments. Discover how leading brands on the Shopify Plus platform benefit from using ReCharge with Shopify subscription services.