We hope most of our customers have taken note of our Merchant Specialist team, which we put together this summer. The team has noticed several trends in reviewing stores these past months and following we’ve highlighted a few of the most common missing store components. These are all quick fixes and we encourage you to read on and take action if you haven’t enabled these features already!
Merchant specialists help our merchants get the most out of their online stores. They review each store individually to create a custom store report, and then walk you through the report over the phone. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a store report if you haven’t received one already.
This product update has been a top request from many customers and we hope you find it of particular use as we head into the holiday season. You can now easily list products in multiple categories. Just click the “Add new category…” link below the existing category drop-down to add further categories to your products. When adding a new product, you can do the same.
Creating an online store can be a daunting task. There are many differing opinions on where and how to start, but a vast majority would agree that WordPress is a great place to begin. WordPress is an open source content management system that enables you to blog and create sites, often for free or very low rates. Companies like Cashie Commerce build plugins, widgets and themes so that users can create sites without vast technical knowledge.
In this post, we’ll walk you through detailed instructions to show you how using the combination of WordPress and Cashie Commerce is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get your store online.
7 ways to prepare for a successful holiday retail season
The time is now to stop thinking and start implementing for the 2013 holiday season. In addition to a list of best practices below, we’ve included links to “Good Reads,” great articles with additional information and inspiration to prepare you for this incredibly important sales season.
By Deborah Sweeney, CEO, MyCorporation.com
One of the first and biggest decisions new entrepreneurs need to make is what sort of entity they should file their business as. Picking an entity type is about finding what best suits the entrepreneur and the type of business. The two main routes business owners tend to take are either a non-profit or a for profit corporation (like a C-corporation). However, there’s a new entity trending on the block that serves as the perfect in-between option: the Benefit Corporation. But what are these B Corps all about? Consider this your entrepreneurial cheat sheet to learning a thing or two (or ten) about this rising entity.
In June, we announced the ability to share products directly from your Cashie Commerce admin to Facebook and Twitter. Now we’ve added that same feature to promotions as well. And to give you more control of the sharing feature, we’ve added in scheduling so that if you’re not quite ready to post, you can simply schedule the announcement.
4 lessons from holiday promotions past
Holidays, you say?! Yes, it may still be warm out but savvy retailers are already plotting and planning their tactics for the big end of year shopping season. The time is now to start your retail preparations for the 2013 holidays.
We’ll be sharing tips and best practices in 3 parts over the next few months. Today we bring you Part I, a look at 4 creative holiday promotions that would be easy applicable to your own store. Pick the promotion that makes the most sense for your store and products and start preparing images, partnerships, pricing and more so you are ready to roll come early November.
Guest post by Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com.
So you’ve decided to start up your own business. You had a vision and you followed through with it which is often the hardest part. And so far, everything is going well; you’re making enough to earn a profit and keep things moving along, you have a good storefront location picked out, and a strong team of hard workers by your side. But when you come across a bank that asks you to define who is authorized to act on behalf of the corporation, you might draw a blank. What comes next?
“More than $84 billion was spent during the seven-week, back-to-school shopping season in 2012.”*
Don’t miss out! The lucrative back to school season is in full swing. Target had their in-store back to school displays set up in early July and retailers have been sending school themed messages since June.
Helping our small businesses increase sales is a top priority for Cashie Commerce. The merchant specialist team is here to help you:
- Maximize the use of our ecommerce features to boost sales
- Provide recommendations and ideas to improve your store
How can you take advantage of the merchant specialist team today?