44 search results for “diy ecommerce”

DIY Product Photography Tips: How to Easily (And Affordably) Capture Beautiful Product Photos

DIY Product Photography Tips: How to Easily (And Affordably) Capture Beautiful Product Photos

Need photography tips? You've put so much time into crafting and creating something you want to put out into the world. And the thing is, the way something looks plays a large part into whether or not someone buys it.

So obviously you want to make your products look good.

In this video, we'll show you the cheapest and easiest way to create stunning product photography. 

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DIY Efficient Ecommerce Order Fulfillment

DIY Efficient Ecommerce Order Fulfillment

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

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

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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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Shoot Reflective Products Like a Pro With These DIY Lighting Setups

Shoot Reflective Products Like a Pro With These DIY Lighting Setups

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To master product photography, you need to understand how light works. This is especially true when it comes to photographing materials that don’t always play nicely with light like glass, metal, and jewelry.

Don’t settle for product images with light spots or reflections. With the proper lighting setup, you can easily take great photos of clear and colored glass, watches, sunglasses, metallic objects, and even jewelry.

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7 Dos and Don'ts of DIY Footwear Product Photography

7 Dos and Don'ts of DIY Footwear Product Photography

Quality product photography can go a long way toward creating a positive online shopping experience. How you style your product, the lighting and background in your studio, your camera settings, the angles you shoot from, and your post-production processing will impact whether your product images convert visitors into customers.

Footwear photography, especially, comes with its own special set of dos and don’ts. Learn from our experience, and start your next photography session off on the right foot.

Don’t keep repeating the same mistakes. Do follow our tips and create DIY footwear product images that look professional and help optimize your online store.

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6 Ingredients for a Good Ecommerce Blog

6 Ingredients for a Good Ecommerce Blog

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There are a few key ingredients to improve your blog and make it something worth sharing. Although it may be increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd, it's still very important to have an awesome blog that compliments your online store. 

Here are 6 ingredients that make up a good ecommerce blog with Shopify stores as examples:

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Inbound Marketing for Ecommerce

Inbound Marketing for Ecommerce

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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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Celebrating 8 Years of Ecommerce: 14 Shopify Stores Launched in Our First Year

Celebrating 8 Years of Ecommerce: 14 Shopify Stores Launched in Our First Year

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Today, Shopify officially turns 8 years old! On June 2nd, 2006, our founders flipped the switch and Shopify emerged from its beta state and came to life. That year, our first merchants took a leap of faith, and many are still with us today. This post is dedicated to the pioneers of our merchant community.

So the story goes with many now-successful startups, we were lean and scrappy in the early days. One of our first offices was a coffee shop called Bridgehead in Ottawa, Canada. Shopify’s founders coded and schemed over cups of coffee and free wifi. Today, that shop is one of our merchants, selling beans, tea and merchandise, online across North America.

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13 DIY Crowdfunding Tools For a Successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo Campaign

13 DIY Crowdfunding Tools For a Successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo Campaign

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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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Creative Ways To Improve Ecommerce Customer Experience (That Also Boost Loyalty And Sales)

Creative Ways To Improve Ecommerce Customer Experience (That Also Boost Loyalty And Sales)

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In the perpetual struggle of battling the bear that is Amazon.com, small online shops find success with a) a unique product, and b) a memorable customer experience.

If you've already set up your online store, you've likely checked off #1. Now, how do you improve the customer experience for an online store?

It's easy to imagine changes for a brick-and-mortar operation: I think many of us have had that fantasy of running a super hip coffee nook (or whatever else) that takes care of customers like nobodies business.

While the in-person element may be absent, there are ways to improve your customer experience online by adding that little something extra to the right channels.

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