Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (08/08-08/12)

Papyrusonline.com Shout Out

Source: Something Digital Blog

In May 2016 Something Digital continued their relationship with Papyrus with the redesign of Papyrusonline.com. The team here at SD is very proud of this site and excited to announce that it was featured in MageMojo’s What’s New with Magento: 25 Recent Magento Websites.
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Shopify has become the go-to platform for emerging e-tailers

Source: Business Insider

Now boasting over 275,000 merchant clients, Shopify has played an integral role in bringing small merchants to e-commerce. And the company’s decision to partner with major players like Amazon and Facebook enables Shopify to showcase its merchants on popular platforms.
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9 Secrets for Taking Your Ecommerce Startup to Social-Media Bliss

Source: Entrepreneur

The social media game seems like it comes naturally to some businesses. On the other hand, some online business owners just can’t seem to find the time or the knowledge that turns places like Facebook and Twitter into gold mines. Is there some sort of secret ingredient that social media managers use to engage hundreds or even thousands followers? What about getting started and convincing users to follow along?
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25 Ecommerce Conversion Hacks to Make Your Website Profitable

Source: Entrepreneur

There are roughly 47 billion web pages competing for our attention. Of these, about 12 to 24 million are ecommerce websites, though only 650,000 (or 3 percent) actually net more than $1,000 per year in revenue.
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Five-star reviews may not be key to success for internet retailers

Source: The Irish Times

Too many five-star product reviews do not help internet retailers, a new study shows. It appears that excellent reviews increase prospective customers’ expectations of the products, which makes them more likely to return them. The high return rate is one of the main pitfalls of internet shopping, with some marketing studies estimating that about 30 per cent of all products get returned.
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5 Ways to Make Your Ecommerce Business Stand Out

Source: Entrepreneur

Standing out as an ecommerce business can be tough. Today, online retailers abound in practically every niche, and many have gotten their distribution and shipping down to a science. So, how else can you foster customer loyalty in an increasingly brand-agnostic world? How do you get people to buy from you when there are so many other options?
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