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Selling Fashion Online (Fashion eCommerce)?

Fashion eCommerce is a large and continuously growing market.  It is easily accessible for anyone with Internet capabilities.   This saves customers time and allows them to find things worldwide that they would not normally have access to.  Anyone can start selling fashion online once they have an established website.  For more details on how to start a fashion website, please refer to our previous fashion blog post, “ What to Know Before Starting Your...

Reduce Bounce Rate For eCommerce Site Pages

How do I Measure my Site Pages Effectiveness using the eCommerce Metric, Bounce Rate? With so much emphasis on driving traffic to eCommerce sites , you must also consider Bounce Rate. As online merchants of both services and products we should be concerned with this metric because of its correlation to our revenue stream. Simply put, the longer we can keep site visitors engaged, and on our site, the longer we have to persuade them to click ‘add to cart’, or pick up the...

6 Months of Hard Work & Improvements

The Best Content Management System just got better... Over the last six months Web Shop Manager TM (WSM) has received some serious improvements. We believe that you will find that our Content Management System (eCommerce CMS) is the most comprehensive, easy to use CMS out there. We are continuously working on adding more features, and fine tuning WSM to help our clients run their shopping carts more efficiently, and to make more money. Order Management for eCommerce Stores...

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We may begin to see the sun peaking through the recession clouds, but we are not of its shadow quite yet.  However, the quickest companies to rebound will be those that are willing to invest in the technologies that allow them to increase market share.  And where has the market turned?  The Internet.     “When the recovery fully takes hold, the growth will be driven by the web, and retailers that want to survive and grow need to fish where the fish...

The Changing Face of Automotive Aftermarket eCommerce

In a recent article released by TruckingTimes.com entitled “How Many Exhibitors Does it Take to make a Good SEMA Truck Show?”, David Herrmeyer makes some interesting observations about the current state of the truck industry. In today’s market which is full of iPhone apps and bargain basement discounters, it is important to look for a competitive edge to differentiate yourself and market your added value. Web Shop Manager™ agrees with David that “…an Internet presence is now a...

Social Media Optimization: Making the Most of your Time

We all know there should be 26 hours in the day.  Could that be a Christmas gift?  No? Yeah, that’s what I thought.  We only have so much time in a day to dedicate to each task.  The best solution is to make every move we make and every eCommerce blog post we write worth it.  By focusing your available time and efforts you can increase your ROI significantly by marketing through social media. You wouldn’t buy a new Ferrari and then leave it out in...

How To Measure Effectiveness of eCommerce Sites and Blogs?

How can you know where you are going when you don’t know where you are starting from?  There are many great (free) tools to use when evaluating and benchmarking the effectiveness of your website and eCommerce blog .  Then, you can take that information to develop the direction of your blog and website. Not knowing how you are doing is a detriment to the work you have already done.  Please consider the following tools when evaluating your site: 1....

5 Expert Blogging Tricks to Sweeten the Success of your eCommerce Blog

We’ve covered a lot of ground in the last 6 posts in our series “ Developing an eCommerce Blog ”.  Now seems to be the perfect time to provide 5 tips that will help take your eCommerce blog to the next level.  So here they are in no particular order: 1. Use Coupons to Capture Holiday Shoppers – You know you love clicking and clipping coupons, and now there is a study to prove that everyone else does too.  Harris Interactive recently released a...

Using Social Media For Marketing: Buzz or Just Noise for my eCommerce Site?

Using Social Media For Marketing: is it just hype or a viable channel for marketing and relationship building?  The answer is…both.  There are aspects of social media (this does not just mean Twitter) that connect real people, and in turn connect those real people to your product or services. It is important to know the various types of social media available to you and how to use them effectively.  Try incorporating some of these technologies in your 2010...

How To Get Readers For Your Blog

It is a well known fact that in business it is easier to keep customers than it is to find new ones.  The same goes for subscribers to an eCommerce site.  It is worth a bit of work to gain and keep loyal followers rather than spending copious amounts of time looking for one hit wonders.  It is crucial that you engage them by giving them the fresh content that they expect from you, their trusted source for information.  For a little help developing content for your...

How To Start A Fashion Website

Interested in a fashion (or fashion planning) website? There are many reasons why someone may be interested in starting a fashion website , and all reasons are relevant.  Since the Internet is the fastest way to share information, you may be someone who is interested in following trends, keeping up with celebrity fashion, or looking for new ideas for your own wardrobe.  You may be a fashion designer or stylist yourself and need a website to easily show your design...

AJAX Checkout: One Step Checkout with Improved Shopping Cart & My Account Views

When I first heard that Web Shop Manager was upgrading to a one step checkout, adding to an already awesome eCommerce web software , I thought to myself, why? What is a 1 page eCommerce checkout? What does it do for my eCommerce business? What does a one page checkout mean to my customers? What makes it a revolutionary one page checkout? What the heck is AJAX checkout, besides a cleaner for my house!? So I completed some research to find my answers and discovered why Web Shop...

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BEDSLIDE - Client Testimonial

"The best thing out of everything was that our sales went up. The new site had a better design, the checkout process was better, and ultimately achieved all of our goals. That site has been up for a year and a half and we’re very happy with it, it’s still awesome." - Jake Plappert