The 2010s was an exciting decade for eCommerce. Convergence of technologies saw eCommerce sales reach new heights year on year. And, as these technologies continue to evolve, with the new Biggest eCommerce Trends seeming to pop up every week. Some have really taken off, while others have sunk like stone.
A well-designed and easy to navigate layout can make or break an eCommerce store. This means that your Magento theme plays an integral role in your business.
Although a great place to find extensions, Magento Marketplace is somewhat lacking in the theme department. So, where else can you go to find a good quality Magento theme?
There’s been a monumental shift in the way people shop. Just like physical stores have been neglected in favor of online shopping, now desktop browsing is being overtaken by mobile.
Credit cards are a major way that people make purchases on eCommerce websites. However, there is no longer any need to spend time imputing their credit card information at checkout.
Instead, there is a way to link a store credit balance at checkout and use that to make purchases.
These days, everyone has access to a computer or a smartphone, so technology is always around us and keeping us connected. These devices allow us to interact with each other in multiple ways from texts to emails or communication through applications.
There is no better time than now to move your site to mobile. Mobile devices are revolutionising the way people shop. If you run an eCommerce website through WordPress or Magento, moving your site to mobile is even more important.
More than half of all internet have used their mobile make an online purchase, and 66% say that they use shopping apps on their smartphones.
Core Web Vitals are a new metric introduced by Google to measure a key aspect of your website: user experience. Previously, user experience has had no impact on how your website ranks on Google, but this is changing.
Here we’re taking a look at why Core Web Vitals are so important, the latest metrics being introduced by Google, and how you can work to monitor and improve your own website’s vital signs.
Voice search is one of the biggest eCommerce trends. With more people buying voice activated smart speakers, and consumers using their smartphones for voice search more than ever, now is the time for eCommerce owners to take voice search seriously.
Incentives drive sales, and one of the most common incentives businesses offer their sales rep is commission.
Commission is a type of compensation earned based on job performance. A commission based role entails hitting a certain benchmark – be it sales made, workers recruited, or services sold – to get a monetary reward.
When you’re setting up an eCommerce store, the chances are it’s your pride and joy, and you know your history, your products, and your policies like the back of your hand. However, when it comes to creating your website, you need to remember that your customers don’t know the ins and outs of your business like you do.
Turning a traditional wine shop into a Magento eCommerce store led to incredible results: over 900% increase in weekly tastings and the decrease of average payment time from two weeks to 1.5 days.
The internet has revolutionised the way we shop.
It’s easier than ever for people across the globe to find what they’re looking for and make a purchase with just a few clicks. But, on the flipside, it’s also easier than ever for consumers to give businesses their feedback, showing the world what they really think of your products and services.
Here on the CreativeMinds blog, we’re dedicated to keeping you up to date on all things eCommerce – whether that’s the latest news, a deep-dive into plugin prices, or advice on the best social media platforms for content sharing.
In this blog we’re taking a look at the hottest eCommerce industries – those sectors that are outperforming the competition and forging ahead when it comes to sales around the world, even in the difficult circumstances that times have presented.
When you run any kind of business, customer feedback is to be expected. This is even more so in the online age – where sites like Yelp! And Trustpilot give consumers a dedicated space to share their praise or air their grievances with a company.
If you run an online store, reviews are vital to your continued success. Here we take a look at the importance of customer reviews and give you some of the latest data that back this up.
Online selling isn’t always easy. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to balancing the books – from website hosting costs to shipping charges.
But what if you could start making more without spending more? Here we take a look at simple ways to increase the Average Order Value of your eCommerce store – no matter the size of your store or what you sell.
When it comes to your Magento store, eCommerce SEO is vitally important. To those who are unfamiliar with SEO it can seem like an arduous task, and it may feel impossible to reach that golden first page. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide, specifically for Magento users, on SEO best practices to help you move on up through those all-important rankings.
With online business booming across the world, now could be the perfect time to move your business online. The eCommerce sector presents exciting new opportunities no matter your industry and provides an excellent way to grow and get ahead of your competitors. Before you take the leap, however, there are some important factors you need to take into consideration.
Mistakes happen, it’s a fact of life.
What makes you a smart businessperson is not a lack of errors, but your ability to learn from them. What’s even better is to learn from other’s mistakes, so you don’t have to learn the hard way!
Here we’ve bought together three scary eCommerce mistake stories to help you avoid going through the same embarrassing – and costly – experiences.
Choosing the right platform for your online store is incredibly important. It creates the foundation on which your store is built and sets the stage for a successful eCommerce business.
If you’re starting a new business, or looking to change your existing platform, there are many options to choose from. Two of the biggest are Magento and Shopify.
With the ever-changing nature of eCommerce there’s always so much more to come – with incredible stats on eCommerce growth and exciting developments across the world. Time for some Ecommerce predictions!