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Which Social Media Platforms Drive the Most Sales? [Infographic]

Business owners often wonder about the "ROI of social media". Is my Facebook page actually driving sales? Is all this tweeting really doing anything for my bottom line? Should I be on Pinterest and Instagram? Well it turns out, when it comes to ecommerce, being social matters. To better understand…

Top 5 Social Media Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Social media isn't just about sending a few Tweets and posting a few things on Facebook. If done right, you can drastically increase traffic to your site, bump up customer spending, and create brand ambassadors that spread positive word of mouth all around the web. Having a bad social media…

Using Social Media to Promote Your Online Store

Using Social Media to Promote Your Online Store The social media revolution has made it possible for business of all sizes to reach an infinitely expanding audience. With the right integration tools, it’s simple and easy to automate your social media activities directly with an ecommerce storefront and eliminate the…

Re-Thinking Traditional Social Media Share Buttons

By now I'm sure you're familiar with the traditional set of social media sharing buttons. Here on the Shopify Blog we use Twitter, Facebook, inShare, and Google + buttons. StumbleUpon, Digg, and Reddit are pretty popular as well but we haven't started using them yet. There's an even newer breed of buttons…

Why Timing is Everything With Social Media

It's extremely important to publish your content at the right time of day. A recent study by KISSmetrics helps outline some best practices for posting at times when your audience is most likely to properly consume your content. Before you do anything, you should consider what time zone your customers and prospects live in. Think…

4 Principles of Social Proof Every Ecommerce Store Owner Needs to Know

Social proof, one of Cialdini's famous six pillars of influence, has become a very important part of selling given the open nature of the web. More and more often, we look to the opinions of others and additional "signals" to evaluate our potential purchases. Perhaps this is best expressed in…

12 Social Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Online Sales

The biggest challenge that online store owners face is increasing traffic to their ecommerce store. Knowing where to start and how to stand out from the thousands of other shops that are competing for the same traffic is a daunting challenge. The explosion of growth in the ecommerce world has…

Inside An Ecommerce Entrepreneur's Brain

Running a successful ecommerce business requires a special set of skills. Whether it's SEO, social media, customer service, shipping and fulfillment or email marketing, often you need to be a jack of all trades.

Building a Community Around Your New Online Store

This is a Guest Post by Fast Company Expert Blogger Shawn Graham ________________________________________________ You’ve done it. You’ve created an online store. You’ve found just the right template, uploaded photos of your products that are sure to turn some heads, and created a contact page to make it as easy as possible for new customers to…

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