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6 Reasons Why Your Ecommerce Pop-Ups Aren’t Converting (and How to Fix Them)

There’s nothing more frustrating than taking the time to build and implement a pop-up on your ecommerce store and not experiencing any opt-ins or conversions from your efforts. Before you ditch your pop-up strategy altogether though, it’s worth taking some time to figure out why they aren’t working for you—and there are a number of issues that could be impacting your success. Here are 6 reasons why your pop-ups might…

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13 Actionable Tactics for Boosting New Product Awareness

You’ve done it. You put all the time and energy into designing and manufacturing a new product for your ecommerce store, and you’re finally ready to add it to your website and start selling it to customers. The question is, where do you start? Getting initial traction on a new product isn’t always easy—it doesn’t always happen naturally or quickly. So what can you do to increase the likelihood of…

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What Online Sellers Need to Know about Sales Tax on Shipping

As a product seller, you’re probably well aware of the ins and outs of collecting sales tax. But one aspect of sales tax that gets a little complicated is whether to charge sales tax on shipping charges. Sales tax is governed at the state level, and each state gets to decide whether they consider shipping charges part of a taxable transaction. Some states say all shipping charges are taxable, and…

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Expand Bigcommerce Store to Sell on Walmart

How to Expand your BigCommerce Store to Sell on Walmart Marketplace

You are an ecommerce entrepreneur. You’ve built a webstore with BigCommerce and unlocked one of the biggest secrets in the industry: how to get people to your site. Congratulations! You’re part of an elite club. But opportunity is all over the place, resources are always in short supply, and traffic can be very expensive. Where should you invest your resources to get the biggest bang for your buck? The answer…

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Using Data to Fuel Ecommerce Growth

Here’s a scenario you might be familiar with: a quote you received from a supplier is generating virtual dust in your inbox. You haven’t addressed it because you still need to review your list of current inventory so you can determine what you’re going to offer in the new quarter. You haven’t made time to look into your inventory list because you know you’re dealing with overstock, and you’re not…

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An Interview with Peter Zaballos, Senior VP and CMO at SPS Commerce

At Sellbrite, we want to see ecommerce business owners and entrepreneurs everywhere succeed—that’s why we built our software, and that’s why we publish new content on this blog each week. Our goal is to provide our customers and readers — to provide you — with the tools, resources, and education needed to launch, manage, and scale successful ecommerce businesses. This really is an exciting space to be in right now, but it…

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7 Post-Purchase Actions You Need to Take to Build Customer Loyalty

Savvy business owners know that customer retention is worth its weight in gold. The numbers say it all: it costs five times more to bring in a new customer than it does to maintain a current one and the odds of making a sale to a current customer are 60-70 percent compared to only a 5-20 percent chance of selling to a new lead. That’s why you need to develop post-purchase…

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Why Every Ecommerce Business Needs a Dedicated Customer Experience Team

In an effort to boost sales and effectively differentiate from competitors, more ecommerce entrepreneurs and hiring managers are working hard to build dedicated customer experience teams at their companies. Why? Because competition in the ecommerce space is fierce, and simply having the best products just doesn’t cut it anymore. Each day, new shops are introduced to the world, new products go viral, and it gets harder and harder to keep…

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8 Great Ideas for Driving More Qualified Traffic to Your Ecommerce Store

To succeed in ecommerce, it’s not about being able to drive tons of traffic to your website—it’s about being able to attract the right people. Sendings hundreds of thousands of people to your website might help you build brand awareness, but unless you’re focused on engaging with qualified shoppers who actually want your products, you won’t get very far. So, the question is, where do you start? How do you…

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15 Ecommerce Podcasts That’ll Make You An Ecommerce Whiz

Accessing valuable resources and information has become easier with smartphones, as well as mobile and desktop apps. One of the best ways to obtain information and learn from others is through podcasts. It’s convenient, easy to access, and can be listened to at your own convenience. Today, you can find plenty of podcasts surrounding the topic of ecommerce on iTunes and other podcast apps. In this post, we’ve compiled a…

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