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Automotive eCommerce for the Automotive Aftermarket

If you have been looking for the ultimate Automotive eCommerce solution you have come to the right place. Created by an automotive enthusiast for the automotive aftermarket, Web Shop Manager has every feature you could want when it comes to your eCommerce options. The fact remains that people do not want to buy parts from a broker: they want to buy from another enthusiast who will help them when they have tech questions and be there if they need help. Our platform with its complete...

How to Title A Blog Or Website

Before you begin thinking of a strategy for eCommerce blog post promotion you must first think of how to title a blog and of course selling more products .  There are many ways to create an attention grabbing title, here are (4) of my favorites: Ask a question – This is a great tactic for engaging an audience.  Provide an answer to the question in your post and then ask for comments that will add value, and perhaps a few ideas you hadn’t thought of...

How do I Develop Innovative Content for my eCommerce Blog?

Building on what we discussed previously in " 5 Important Questions to Ask Before Starting an eCommerce Blog " I would like to offer some suggestions for developing news worthy blog topics for your eCommerce site through developing innovative content. The most important thing to consider when formulating your innovative content driven posts is your audience.  Ask yourself who am I writing this for?  It should be the same people that visit your eCommerce website...

The Ultimate Website Logo Design Feedback!

Our biggest hurdle in meeting customer expectations is understanding what it is that they like or what creatively. Part of that is customer communication and feedback on the design services we provide, that is why I decided to share today the most amazing logo design feedback we have ever received after building hundreds of website logos (and website designs) over the last decade. This is in response to 8 logo concepts... I like the logos. Some more than others, but here is my...

5 Important Questions to Ask Before You Start Blogging For eCommerce

Blogging for eCommerce provides an incredibly effective, online extension of your brand.  Blogs can also increase online sales , aid in customer service,grow brand recognition, and develop meaningful relationships if handled well.  There are no stamps to buy, no cold calls to make, and you will be connecting with people that are ready and willing to listen to what you have to say in a casual, interactive atmosphere.  Now that you are curious about blogs and whether one...

Developing An eCommerce Site: List Hundreds of Products, Organize Thousands of Items, Import Millions of Parts

If you are looking to start developing an eCommerce site and are unsure how or where to get started...you've found your starting point. Web Shop Manager has everything you need. Whether you are looking to develop an informational site or sell Hundreds, Thousands, or Millions of products online, WDS is your new best friend. Developing an eCommerce site has many factors to consider from deciding what your pages will look like to thanking your customer for their purchase. One of the greatest...

Web Development Project Spec Sheets, Why?

Being a Web Development firm at our core, we create a lot of big web development projects from the ground up. The most affordable, successful, complete, on time projects always start with a detailed specifications sheet. Literally a 10 page, outline format description of every view and page on the site that a visitor would see. There are multiple reasons for this... To get an accurate price quote quote before committing to the project and development team. Something to...

How to get the Best Website Design

We're always asked by our new clients if there is anything they can to to help our Web Designers through the process of creating their online presence. To that we reply with an enthusiastic and resounding YES! . Of course you're hiring us to take care of the whole process, but the more direction we have the better the end result will be. Decide what style website you want - retro, future, art deco, classy, simple, contemporary, web 2.0, glossy, organic. Take note of other...

10 Items to Consider When Creating an Ecommerce Site

Deciding that you want to sell your products or services online is exciting. Trying to figure out what you need to make it happen can be exhausting. Finding the right eCommerce solutions company and Content Management System (eCommerce CMS) for developing your site can be frustrating and expensive. I experienced all of these feelings and more when assigned the task to start creating an eCommerce site for my employer. If you sell a product or service developing an eCommerce site may be...

Manufacturer eCommerce for Dealers

In an effort to make Web Shop Manager more Manufacturer friendly we have added the following features to the Dealer package (some are applicable to all packages)... You can now block Dealers or other users from the free shipping option. You can now force Dealers or other users to only have Invoice for payment method. You can now set special messages for each step of the checkout for the Dealers or user groups. Limit certain pages, categories, & products to specific...

Live Chat for eCommerce

WSM just launched our new Live Chat for eCommerce module which is available to all users in the Dealer package. Tests have shown conversion rates increasing from 2% to 20% with customers you engage in Live Chat for eCommerce customer support using suggestive up sell and cross sell techniques. Additionally you can be helping more people at once while doing other tasks using chat. By: Dana Nevins

eCommerce Survey Module

We are proud to announce our new Advanced Survey module so you can keep your finger on the pulse of your customers wants and needs. It offers many different question configurations including...

  • Yes or No
  • True/False
  • 1 through 5
  • Fill in the blank
  • Multiple Choice with images
By: Dana Nevins

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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