ShopStorm year in review: 2017

2017 was a good year for ShopStorm. The team got together at Shopify Unite, we shipped a brand new app, and we received more five star reviews than ever before (thanks!). We’re going to keep the good vibes rolling into 2018, but let’s relive some of the best moments of the past year first.

We put together a big post on detailing all the awesome things that we worked on this year for both Shopify and WooCommerce.

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Guide to Developing a Shopify SEO strategy with Keywords

If you run an online store, you want to attract as many visitors as possible. The more people that visit your Shopify store, the higher the chance of making sales and ultimately, generating profits. Once you’ve set up a Shopify store, you need to focus your attention and energy on spreading the word and attracting customers. Learning about, and improving, your store’s SEO (search engine optimization) is a great way to do this. If you have a Shopify store and you’re keen to improve your SEO strategy and evaluate how effectively your current plan is working, this guide on keyword planning will provide useful information to take your store to the next level.
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3 Tips to Improve Your Shopify Store SEO

There are a number of things that influence your site’s search engine optimization (SEO). Even though one of the key factors is relevant content, there are a number of other things you can do to improve your Shopify store SEO. SEO is an ongoing process so you should revisit the checklist periodically and keep it in mind when creating new content on your store.

In this post, we’ll take a look at 3 ways you can improve your store’s search optimization – by making navigation easier, using the right amount of keywords, and speeding up your site. Read More…

March App of the Month: Show Instagram Feed on Shopify

Social media tends to be a big driver of brand awareness, and in cases like Trendy Treehouse, one of the biggest factors contributing to sales. Shopify store owners can use social media to highlight their customers and how they’re using products, including adding an Instagram feed on Shopify.

In this post, we’ll take a look at an app that allows you to import your Instagram feed and display it on your store. Read More…

Customer Happiness – February 2017

Heya! This is our monthly customer service team performance metric review for February of 2017. We’re committed to providing awesome service to our valued merchants, and our happiness reports give us a way to continuously evaluate our performance and to share our goals publicly each month.

For February, our goal was to improve the percentage of replies within 12hrs, and our average time to first reply so that our merchants are getting timely responses as often as possible. Here’s how February compared to our January report:
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How to Get the Most Out of Shopify

This is a guest post from Patrick Foster, an eCommerce entrepreneur, coach, and writer. He currently writes on where he shares engaging eCommerce content for entrepreneurs, bloggers and business owners.

So you have decided to take the plunge and start your own eCommerce journey? Good.

Got your products sorted? Been through market validation? Now, the next logical step is to build up a solid online brand that will help launch your products to the world. Here are some top tips on how to get the most out of your entrepreneurial journey with Shopify. Read More…

Highlight Free or Flat-Rate Shipping with the New Shipping Bar App to Boost Sales

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Free shipping is the top incentive for 9 out of 10 consumers to shop more on an online store, according to this Marketing Land article. In addition, almost half of online shoppers will add to their carts to qualify for free shipping. Free shipping tends to be one of the strongest drivers that affects customer behaviour.

With that in mind, we’re excited to announce our new Shipping Bar app for Shopify stores that can help you highlight free or flat-rate shipping so that you can boost your sales and grow your average order values. Read More…

Customer Happiness – January 2017

Hi there! It’s time, once again, to take a look at our customer service team’s performance metrics for the past month (January of 2017). We’re committed to providing awesome service to our valued merchants, and our happiness reports give us a way to continuously evaluate our performance and to share our goals publicly each month.

For January, our focus was on improving our time to first reply and our average response times. Here’s how January compared to our December report:
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