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DIY Efficient Ecommerce Order Fulfillment

Not every ecommerce store is big enough to require the services of a fulfillment center like ShipWire, or Amazon Fulfillment. Many Shopify merchants handle the packaging and shipping of orders themselves. DIY order fulfillment means you have substantially more control over the process, and you should constantly work to optimize your workflow. 

Here are six tips you can implement to help make your fulfillment as efficient as possible.

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46 Remarkable Ecommerce Website Designs

What’s the recipe for great ecommerce design that turns visitors into buyers? There are several ingredients: professional photography, clean navigation, visual hierarchy, the right text-to-image balance. Like any good baker knows, it’s all about the ratio of ingredients and testing the mix along the way.

At the beginning of this year, we posted a roundup of 30 stunning ecommerce sites built on Shopify. Since then, many other stores have cooked up some incredible new designs. Whether it’s an out-of-the-box free theme combined with beautiful photography, or a custom design by one of our experts, the variety of beautiful sites on Shopify is astounding.

Apparel, home, gourmet, and paper companies alike have created sites unique to their own brands. In our latest design roundup, we’ve whipped up an eclectic list of shops to inspire you. These 46 Shopify stores have discovered the secret sauce of ecommerce design.

Read to the end of this post for a chance to win $500 in design services for your new or established store from Shopify Expert, PixelSupply!

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Ecommerce Business Blueprint: How To Build, Launch And Grow A Profitable Online Store

Starting an ecommerce business is hard work with many steps and decisions that need to come together at the right time. To help, we have put together a comprehensive resource list, compiled from Shopify's most popular blog posts. These posts have been placed into a logical order based on how you would research, build, launch and grow a profitable ecommerce business.

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Inbound Marketing for Ecommerce

While some forms of marketing march up and place their room key on the bar, inbound marketing takes the subtle approach. It takes you out for a nice dinner, strikes up a thought provoking conversation, and kisses you goodnight on the cheek. The result? A long-term, valuable relationship that will eventually lead to... sales.

In this article I'm going to define inbound and outbound marketing. I'll give you the reasons that outbound marketing is on the decline, and I'll also give you 6 reasons you should consider using inbound marketing techniques for your ecommerce store.

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Warning: Are These Four Ecommerce Conversion Killers Hurting Your Sales?

Do you have lots of visitors but not a great deal of sales? In other words, are you having trouble converting customers?

It’s a condition that affects many online stores. But don’t worry: It can be fixed.

There are lots of reasons for people being hesitant to buy from you after they visit your online store. In this post, we diagnose the most common issues for why someone would fail to make a purchase after they visit. Then we propose solutions so that you can make your customers feel more secure and more comfortable buying your products.

Here are common problems, as well as their solutions.

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The Anatomy of a $122.5 Million Venture-Funded Ecommerce Website

How do you get more sales and repeat customers for your ecommerce business?

That’s the number one question most online store owners want answered. Most of the time, it comes down to making small improvements and optimizations to your site over time.

But where do you start? 

To give you some ideas and inspiration, we decided to take a look at Harry's, a 12-month old ecommerce business powered by $122.5M in venture capital funding. Harry's sells razors and grooming products for men and was founded by Jeffrey Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield. Raider was one of the cofounders behind Warby Parker, the popular ecommerce service for eyeglasses founded in 2010 and currently rumored to be valued at around $500 million.

Surely with all that money and experience they must be doing something right.

Let's find out :) 

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Countdown To Launching Your Ecommerce Business

Things are getting exciting. You’ve carefully evaluated your product idea and finally found a product to sell online. After searching high and low you've found your supplier, ordered samples, and discovered that they're better than you could have expected. Finally, you’ve placed an order for your initial inventory and are just waiting for it to come in. What now?

Well, you’ve still got a lot of work to do because you’re in the pre-launch phase. It's a critical time for every online store as it will set the tone for your business going forward.

Launching your business without being prepared can be a recipe for disaster, that’s why we’ve put together this 10-point countdown to prepare your business for its launch to the world.

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13 DIY Crowdfunding Tools For a Successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo Campaign

Noah Dentzel of NOMAD has run two crowdfunding campaigns in two years on two different platforms. His first campaign, on Kickstarter, reached 322% of his funding goal. His second, on Indiegogo, went even higher.

Noah learned a lot the second time around, “And it took one-tenth of the effort of our first campaign, in part because of the software that we used,” he said in an interview with Shopify.

His favorite two tools that reduced the workload of his second campaign by 90%? BackerKit and Shipstation, featured below. In addition to tools related to crowdfunding fulfillment, we’ve included tools to manage press outreach, simplify social media engagement, and make your visual assets the very best that they can be.

Let’s go make your crowdfunding campaign a success.

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The Top 10 Articles on the Shopify Blog in 2014

Here on the Shopify blog, our goal is to help aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs find a product to sell, and help existing merchants build long-term, successful businesses.

To achieve that, we create high-quality, free content around a range of topics that cover everything from coming up with product ideas, to building and designing your store, and of course generating traffic and sales.

This year we created almost 200 blog posts and we’ve gone through them all to pull out the 10 most popular articles for you below.

Enjoy.

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6 Foundational Ecommerce Marketing Tactics to Stop Your Bucket from Leaking

As an online store owner, you’re always on the lookout for new ways to drive traffic, but how many times have you invested time, energy and money into a new method of driving traffic only to receive low conversions or maybe even none at all? 

Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, SEO, blogging, social media and guest posting are all great methods to drive traffic, unfortunately, most of the time they don’t work as expected. There are lots of possible reasons for this, however, many times it's because you have a leaky bucket. A website that leaks visitors as fast as you can bring them in. 

In this post, you’ll learn six foundational marketing tactics that will greatly help convert visitors on your site, bring back qualified visitors that do end up leaving your site, and get the most amount of money from each of your customers, increasing your average order size. 

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