Shopify & Ecommerce Ramblings

A blog about building and extending awesome Shopify stores

We're changing ConversionBoost... "and you'll be shocked when you find out why!"

We're changing ConversionBoost... "and you'll be shocked when you find out why!"

by Ross Allchorn 5 min read

If you didn't already know, ConversionBoost  is  was our productized service for ecommerce conversion rate optimization (CRO). We've decided that that isn't enough anymore though... specifically the productized bit.

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Why you might want to consider a custom designed Shopify theme

Why you might want to consider a custom designed Shopify theme

by Ross Allchorn 7 min read

Not all merchants need a custom theme. For some (maybe you) they really do warrant considering though. There are pros and cons to the different approaches that can be taken to theming. In this article I've tried to cover those factors so you can make the best decision for your business.

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Giving customers the power to buy

Giving customers the power to buy

by Gabi Falanga 6 min read

Although sales have been skyrocketing for many online businesses, many households are experiencing reduced incomes and financial worries. Offering financing options on your store will give customers buying power.

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6 Tips for a More Successful Black Friday/Cyber Monday

6 Tips for a More Successful Black Friday/Cyber Monday

by Nina Wolf 7 min read

Top Shopify Boosts you can implement quickly and easily in the coming weeks. Focusing on just one of these options could mean increased average order values, fewer abandoned carts, and overall happier customers.

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How To Choose A Shopify Expert - A List Of Questions To Ask

How To Choose A Shopify Expert - A List Of Questions To Ask

by Nina Wolf 5 min read

How do you begin to look for help with your Shopify store?  What is a Shopify Expert? Once you have a few potential partners, how do you tell who is going to be the best fit for you and your company?  Here's a list to get you started.

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Automate your emails, save yourself a ton of time.

Automate your emails, save yourself a ton of time.

by Gabi Falanga 6 min read

Email automation for strategic gifting season marketing

In the mad rush to get everything done, automation can give you back some time. One simple and effective step is to automate your emails.

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Unprepared - The “Secret Sauce” of Online Stores with Ross Allchorn

Unprepared - The “Secret Sauce” of Online Stores with Ross Allchorn

by Ross Allchorn 1 min read

Chase Clymer, host of Honest Ecommerce, and ShopCreatify's Ross Allchorn discuss Ross’s journey, serendipity as a part of success, their focus on Shopify, working as a remote agency, handling BFCM projects, and more.

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Doing good is good for business

Doing good is good for business

by Gabi Falanga 5 min read

Ronny Sage from ShoppingGives

Doing good is good for your business’s bottom line. More customers are letting their money talk – moving to brands and products that make an impact and align with their values. In 2015, digital marketing expert Ronny Sage founded ShoppingGives for retailers to donate to causes that are important to their customers.

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Adapting ecommerce to cater for customer needs ahead of BFCM

Adapting ecommerce to cater for customer needs ahead of BFCM

by Ross Allchorn 6 min read

Handle with care

Customers are online more than ever, yet facing financial hardship at the same time.  Adapt your store to reflect these developments, and make it easier for your customers to complete a purchase.

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Black Friday preparation

A practical checklist to prepare your Shopify store for BFCM

by Ross Allchorn 6 min read

Black Friday preparation

Getting an early start on Black Friday and Cyber Monday preparations you will ease some of the pressure down the line, but you will also have your website performing exactly the way it needs to in order to maximize your sales conversion opportunities.

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Taking risks and accepting failures: Grip6’s journey to success

Taking risks and accepting failures: Grip6’s journey to success

by Gabi Falanga 6 min read

BJ Minson, founder of Grip6 inspecting his product made in USA

Taking risks, accepting failure and doing things himself are all part of Grip6 founder BJ Minson’s recipe for success. The American belt manufacturer, and ShopCreatify client, sold 350,000 belts in 2019. BJ Minson talks belt flaps, Chinese manufacturing, and marketing mess-ups.

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Wolf, ShopCreatify’s newest pack member

Wolf, ShopCreatify’s newest pack member

by Gabi Falanga 6 min read

Nina Wolf and her dog Fergus

Wolf became part of ShopCreatify’s ‘pack’ in June 2020. The experienced marketing manager has joined ShopCreatify in a strategic capacity with a strong focus on sales, marketing and merchant success. She only growls occasionally. Wolf was, until recently, the brand manager at Small Pet Select, a large US ecommerce store that sells quality animal food for small pets. 

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