Prepare Your Shopify Store for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

holiday shopping black friday and cyber monday

With the holiday season approaching, it’s time to get your store ready for the sales and promotions, if you haven’t already. Shoppers tend to do almost half of their holiday shopping online. This means that you can capture part of these sales by promoting sales on your Shopify store.

In this post, we’ll take a look at five tips you can use to boost sales during Black Friday (November 25) and Cyber Monday (November 28) this year. Read More…

Get your Shopify Store Ready for Valentine’s Day Shopping

Valentine’s Day Shopping

The beginning of the year can be a slow time for merchants and store owners as shoppers usually do most of their purchasing during or around the holiday season. Valentine’s Day is the first major sales opportunity for the year as consumers come back for gift purchases.

Shopify store owners can do a number of things to prepare their store for this resurgence in sales. In this article, we highlight how the meaning of the day has evolved for shoppers, and list 5 tips to prepare your store. Read More…

Social Media Automation Tools to Save Time for the Holidays

Social Media Automation Tools

The holidays are fast approaching. Your to-do list is ever-growing, and your stress levels are increasing. Ever wish you had a couple of extra a hours in the day? Sometimes you need to take a step back and see if you can automate some tasks to lighten the load.

Social media is something that can easily be automated. We all know it has some great long term benefits, but right now it kinda feels like it’s not a priority. Surely no one will notice if you don’t send any tweets or update your Facebook status today…right? Read More…

Create Gift Cards for Your Shopify Store

Selling Shopify Gift cards

Retail sales usually pick up going into the holiday season at the end of the year for most stores. In our post about how to prepare your Shopify store for the holidays, we covered a number of things that can help you boost sales. In this post, we will go over how to sell gift cards on your store to boost sales, especially while preparing for the holidays.

Gift cards are easy-to-create digital products that you can set up on your Shopify store if you are on the Professional or Unlimited plans. In this post, we cover why gift cards are important in your product line-up, how to create them for your online store, and a quick overview of how to create them for the Shopify POS system. Read More…

Prepare Your Shopify Store for Holiday Shopping

Shopify holiday sales

The holiday season is fast approaching. Along with it, comes a lot of spending on gifts and festivities. In the U.S. in 2013, holiday retail sales were close to $620 billion, according to Statista. Of these, retail eCommerce sales during the holidays were roughly $80 billion. This is a big chunk of annual eCommerce sales in the U.S.

It is important that your Shopify store is set up to take part in the holiday shopping season. Shoppers tend to do almost 44% of their holiday shopping online, according to a National Retail Federation report.

In the U.S., more than 15% of retailers start holiday promotions by October 1. If you haven’t set up your Shopify store for the holidays yet, here are some tips to get you started. Read More…