Shopify & Ecommerce Ramblings

A blog about building and extending awesome Shopify stores

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 October 14, 2020 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 September 29, 2020 7 min read

Email automation for strategic gifting season marketing

In the mad rush to get everything done in preparation for gifting season, 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 September 29, 2020 1 min read

Chase Clymer, host of Honest Ecommerce interviewed ShopCreatify's Ross Allchorn in a recent ecommerce podcast. In their conversation they discuss Ross’s journey in Ecommerce, 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 September 17, 2020 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 August 26, 2020 6 min read

Handle with care

The Covid-19 pandemic changed the ecommerce space dramatically – forcing more shoppers online and causing exponential growth in online retail. It’s important to adapt your business to the changes in ecommerce and cater for your customers’ needs with financing options for cash-strapped customers and charitable retail programs like ShoppingGives.

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Wolf, ShopCreatify’s newest pack member

Wolf, ShopCreatify’s newest pack member

by Gabi Falanga August 14, 2020 6 min read

Nina Wolf and her dog Fergus

On 1 June 2020, Nina Wolf became part of ShopCreatify’s ‘pack’. 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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Black Friday preparation

A practical checklist to prepare your Shopify store for BFCM

by Ross Allchorn August 11, 2020 6 min read

Black Friday preparation

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have a habit of sneaking up on you and changes or tweaks to your website require time to do. By getting an early start on your 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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Why you should be focusing on BFCM 2020 now

Why you should be focusing on BFCM 2020 now

by Ross Allchorn June 17, 2020 7 min read

Focus on BFCM
Photo by Kevin Ku

BFCM and the subsequent gifting season is the period when many merchants see the lion’s share of their annual sales in the year, and could be the much needed monetary relief that many are relying on. While we cannot predict how things will be for merchants during this holiday season, it does appear that it could be a favorable one for ecommerce again. 

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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 May 28, 2020 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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Unprepared - Ecommerce Podcast Interview

Unprepared - Ecommerce Podcast Interview

by Linda Lynch May 26, 2020 1 min read

Chase Clymer, Ross Allchorn

Chase Clymer, host of Honest Ecommerce's interviewed ShopCreatify's Ross Allchorn in a recent podcast. In this episode they discuss how the pandemic has affected Ecommerce in South Africa and around the world, and what merchants should be focusing on during this time. 

While ShopCreatify has a distributed team that spans the world, there are a couple of teammates and customers with Ecommerce stores based in South Africa, giving Ross a unique perspective to offer.

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Convert more sales from your current traffic

Convert more sales from your current traffic

by Ross Allchorn May 20, 2020 6 min read

Ecommerce order being fulfilled
Photo by Bench

If ever there was a time to focus on boosting your online sales, it would be now. Despite the extenuating circumstances of what is facing the world right now, eCommerce is booming and it’s time to get on top of your conversion optimisation.

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Ecommerce booms in face of Covid-19

Ecommerce booms in face of Covid-19

by Gabi Falanga May 14, 2020 4 min read

Roddy Smith - Spently

Ecommerce hasn’t been immune to the coronavirus pandemic, growing dramatically as stores scramble to cater for an influx of online shoppers. According to Roddy Smith, Director of Sales and Partnerships for Spently, many of the latest changes in ecommerce will last well after the virus has been overcome.

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