March App of the Month: Show Instagram Feed on Shopify

social selling through 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:
Read More…

How to Get the Most Out of Shopify

Commerce entrepreneur

This is a guest post from Patrick Foster, an eCommerce entrepreneur, coach, and writer. He currently writes on EcommerceTips.org 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

highlight shipping discounts shipping bar

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:
Read More…

Sell Time Bookings and Appointments Using Shopify

time bookings featured image

In this post, we take a look at how you can sell time bookings and appointments through Shopify. This means that customers can pick a time and/or date in a calendar, and pay via Shopify’s checkout to complete their registration for the appointment. Shopify has a number of apps that can help enable calendar bookings or date pickers so that registrations can be completed on your store, rather than using or going to a third-party calendar provider. Read More…

Customer Happiness ? December 2016

Happy New Year! Today we’re taking a look back at our customer service team’s performance metrics for December of 2016. Our happiness reports give us a way to continuously?evaluate our performance and to share our goals publicly each month.

For December, our focus was on improving our?average response times and our goal of improving the percentage of those responses that come within 12hrs. Here’s how December?compared to our November?report:
Read More…

Create and Sell Online Courses via Shopify

growing in popularity

Online learning has been growing in popularity over the last few years. The barriers to set up online courses have been reducing where it is no longer large organizations or institutions who are able to create these courses.

Online learning allows providers to share their knowledge at a low cost, and allows learners access to this low-cost learning from anywhere and at any time. In this post, we’ll take a look at a couple of ways you can use Shopify to sell online courses. Read More…