We launched the Cashie Commerce Marketplace in February and have been working on improvements to the user experience over the past months to make it a more enjoyable shopper destination. More updates are to come in June, but this week we’ve made the interface faster and updated the look & feel of the Marketplace pages.
We’ve spent a lot of time discussing how important it is to have a social media presence (Facebook Business pages, etc) and we hope you are on social networks, interacting with your customers. But we know that once you have social media accounts, there is the constant challenge of selecting social media content to post. Finding quality content from reliable sources can be time consuming, but you can cut that time down significantly by using 3 simple tricks we’ve outlined below.
#1 Facebook Interest Lists
Facebook has a useful way to compile posts from pages you like and follow in a single location. These Interest Lists can be anything you choose such as Organics, Retail, or News. Simply visit brand or company Facebook pages you like, and then select “add to interest lists” from the drop down menu on the top right.
One of our first customers is also one of our most successful merchants. Peachy was founded by Susanna Lee in 2010 and since then, her useful and fun products for kids have taken off in the market. Her products, including the Aqueduck, a faucet and handle extender for children, are available not just online but in retailers nationwide and internationally. Read on to learn more about this smart and savvy company that lives by the motto, “for families, by families.”
We’re continuing to rollout updates to our interface this month, all with the aim of making it easier to manage your store. Login today to use these new features that make the adding and updating of products a quick and easy process.
We’ll be announcing several product updates this month, the first of which is an overhaul of our Promotions interface. The process for adding and managing promotions has been redesigned so that it’s easier for you to manage the marketing and sales of your store. Login today to check out the updated interface and run a promotion for spring! Mother’s Day and Memorial Day are right around the corner and perfect opportunities for a promotion.
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Though most of us turn to online channels to drive site traffic and heavy sales volume, receiving in person feedback and sowing the seeds for word of mouth sales is incredibly important. Try out some of the 10 options listed below to increase sales.
“A third of consumers buy after receiving a retailer’s email.”*
The data is clear. Email marketing increases sales. So why are so few of our merchants using email?
If you’ve been hesitant to use this powerful channel, we urge you to start now. Take advantage of our simple integration with MailChimp, a reliable and easy email provider, to capture your customer’s information and send out relevant, sales driving emails. And the best motivation yet – MailChimp does not charge for low email volume. So if you have less than 2,000 customers in your list, you can send up to 12,000 emails per month for free! To integrate email into your marketing efforts, read this set of straightforward instructions on how to connect your Cashie Commerce and MailChimp accounts.
A classic principle of fiction writing applies to your product catalog: don’t tell, show. You can say you have a wonderful product, but nothing convinces a customer more than seeing what other shoppers have to say. Star ratings, shares on social media and reviews give your site a robust, professional look and reassure customers that they are not alone in their purchase.
Our March success story is Bare Body Soaps Organics, a store that carries products perfect for kicking off your spring-cleaning. A commitment to natural, handcrafted, affordable soaps that are good for customers and the environment is what sets this company apart. Read on as Rosanne Muncy, the company’s founder, shares the story of her business along with some of the rewards and challenges of running her company.
I often liken selling online to tending a garden. You set up your store, planting the seeds for retail success and you check back daily and weekly to see how your garden is growing. But just like a good garden, a good online store needs constant tending. Here are four ideas for improvements you can make to your store to keep it looking fresh, healthy and primed for growth.