How to Sell Online

The Shopify Ecommerce Blog has over many articles about selling products online. From learning how to sell online to advanced tips and tricks, we cover everything you need to know to run a successful online business. Here are some recent posts that talk about selling online:

10 Must Read Books For Smart Online Marketers

The old saying "build it and they will come" no longer applies to today's businesses. These days, there are just way too many options that consumers have in any given vertical. It doesn't matter what you're selling or how great it is, if no one ever finds out about it,…

4 Ways Online Stores Can Drive Engagement and Sales With Instagram

Here's a fact. Instagram just hit 150 million users and is becoming a social platform that’s harder and harder to ignore. However, what’s more interesting is that recently a study published by L2 Think Tank found that Instagram gives brands 25 percent more engagement than any other social platform out there,…

Is Growth Hacking the Future of Marketing?

Today’s guest post is by bestselling author Ryan Holiday. You've probably heard some buzz about "growth hacking" by now. That it was the secret weapon behind the astounding growth of brands like Uber, like Facebook, like Twitter, like Dropbox and Airbnb. It's become almost axiomatic in the Silicon Valley these…

6 Psychological Triggers that Win Sales and Influence Customers

This is a guest post by Beth Morgan from Marketing Nerdist. Whenever anyone asks me what marketing books I recommend that will help them sell more, the very first one I point them to is “Influence” by Robert Cialdini, published in 1984. A professor of psychology and marketing, Cialdini lays out…

7 Creative Ways Businesses are Using Vine to Engage Customers

How would you use six seconds of looping short-form video to engage your customers? Businesses have been coming up with creative and interesting ways of answering that question using Vine, a Twitter-owned mobile app that has been making waves ever since it launched earlier this year. Though many speculated about…

Introducing Store Grader: Instant Ecommerce Optimization Advice

Today we're happy to announce Store Grader, our new ecommerce optimization tool that analyzes and audits your online store and the latest addition to Ecommerce University. Store Grader checks your site against four critical criteria: SEO Usability Content and Social Marketing Site Performance In other words, Store Grader tells you if you're sending…

5 Handy and 5 Hilarious Things You Can Buy for Your Business on fiverr

As an entrepreneur you’re probably facing many constraints, especially as you work day in and day out looking to grow and scale your business. Ever wonder if there was a cheap yet accessible marketplace where freelancers from almost any field imaginable were made available to offer their services to you,…

Why Online Retailers Are Losing 67.45% of Sales and What to Do About It

You’re losing money. We haven’t even met, yet I know this because the data supports it; that each and every day you’re losing potential orders on your website. Cart abandonment causes online retailers a great deal of pain. How much pain? According to Baymard Institute, a web research company in…

Tim Ferriss Wants to Promote Your Business

Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, is giving Shopify merchants the opportunity to extend their reach to considerable measures. Do you have a business that was inspired or deeply affected by The 4-Hour Workweek, that’s generating more than $1,000 per month? If you're willing to give specific details of lessons learned,…

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