Shopify & Ecommerce Ramblings

A blog about building and extending awesome Shopify stores

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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Increase Your Shopify Ecommerce Conversions

Increase Your Shopify Ecommerce Conversions

by Ross Allchorn May 04, 2020 11 min read

Sharpening your Ecommerce Conversion RatesPhoto by Malte Wingen

This list is compiled as much as a resource for us to refer back to when looking to optimize a client store for conversions as it is a collection of information that we thought would be good to share with other Shopify partners, experts and merchants.

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Tips to using your time wisely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips to using your time wisely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Ross Allchorn April 06, 2020 6 min read

Working from home during COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo by Roberto Nickson

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are left with an uncertain future. Many brick and mortar businesses have closed their doors indefinitely (some will reopen, others not so lucky), and retailers are looking to ecommerce to secure their brand a future.

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A Helping Hand by the Ecommerce Community

A Helping Hand by the Ecommerce Community

by Ross Allchorn March 24, 2020 4 min read

Shopify Ecommerce Covid-19 Helping HandPhoto by Austin Kehmeier

Online resources to help guide your ecommerce business through this pandemic

These are extremely uncertain times for everyone, as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world. Many businesses have already been forced to shut their doors and send their employees home. Stock markets are plummeting and economies are on the brink of collapse, but it’s too soon to tell exactly how this virus will affect the ecommerce industry.

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Boost your ecommerce sales by offering a financing payment option

Boost your ecommerce sales by offering a financing payment option

by Ross Allchorn February 13, 2020 5 min read

Shopify Ecommerce Financing options with SezzlePhoto by Brooke Lark

Offering an alternative payment platform such as a financing option empowers your buyers to manage their purchases in a way that suits their budget, helps them to budget, and gives them more purchasing power.

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Primer on Ecommerce Automation

Primer on Ecommerce Automation

by Ross Allchorn December 17, 2019 6 min read

Ecommerce Automation

Automation has become a real obsession when it comes to technology and making life and work better for everyone. We can see it everywhere in our daily lives, from programmable coffee machines, fridges that order groceries when you’re getting low, the artificially intelligent bots that answer simple questions on websites, to Google Maps that offers the fastest route to our destination. [..]

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Get your Ecommerce Store Black Friday ready

Get your Ecommerce Store Black Friday ready

by Ross Allchorn October 30, 2019 6 min read

BFCM 2019 Shopify

The question on the minds of everyone running an Ecommerce business at this time of year is ‘Am I ready for Black Friday?’. As Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Halloween, and the Festive Season are looming, you need to be absolutely sure you can cope with the influx of sales without compromising on the quality of your customer service. You also need to have all your marketing ducks in a row to capitalise on this phenomenal opportunity to boost your online sales.

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Use real data from heat mapping to tweak your website for better conversions

Use real data from heat mapping to tweak your website for better conversions

by Ross Allchorn September 18, 2019 6 min read

If your ecommerce store has been up and running for a while with purchases neatly ticking over but you’re not seeing the surge you expected to see by now, heat mapping is certainly something you should be adding to your process of optimisation.

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Proudly embracing a remote mindset for improved efficiency and other benefits

Proudly embracing a remote mindset for improved efficiency and other benefits

by Ross Allchorn July 31, 2019 6 min read

ShopCreatify Core Clients on a map

Ah, remote - a word that drums up visions of working in one’s pyjamas, regular trips to the local coffee shop, the ability to work your own hours and for some, including me, the joy of not needing to participate in forced associations with people not of my picking... nor office politics. Is remote working all it’s purported to be? Well… in short… at least for me and my current team, yes.

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Consumer consciousness drives brands to be more socially responsible

Consumer consciousness drives brands to be more socially responsible

by Ross Allchorn July 30, 2019 6 min read

Social Responsibility in Ecommerce

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their power for effecting change over brands, and one way they’re using their power for good is through supporting brands that give back. 

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Boost repeat business with your transactional emails

Boost repeat business with your transactional emails

by Ross Allchorn July 09, 2019 7 min read

Transactional emails in Shopify ecommerce

Turn your transactional emails into a standalone sales channel and see repeat business spike. Leave no stone unturned when it comes to ways of increasing your conversions, especially if they can be processes that tick over nicely all on their own. 

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