COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

If your small business has been negatively impacted by the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, there is help available from the federal government.  Below is information on some of the various programs your company may be eligible for.

In order to be eligible for COVID-19 financial assistance under these programs, businesses must have less than 500 employees, have been in operation as of February 15, 2020, pay salaries for employees, and pay payroll tax and/or independent contractors.

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Introducing SiteSpeed Booster Pro from Your Store Wizards

SiteSpeed Booster Pro is a comprehensive suite of tools designed to decrease load time and enhance the performance of your eCommerce store on desktop and mobile devices.

Website speed is more important today than ever before.  Slow loading sites not only turn customers away but can be excluded from organic search results.  In order to capture sales, a land coveted real estate in SERPs, and gain a leg-up on your competition, a fast loading website is critical.

Amazon tested and found that for every 100ms added to load speed of their pages (that’s 1/10th of a second), they saw a decrease in revenue of 1%. So adding half a second to their load time would cost them 5% of their revenue.  What would you do if you could increase your revenue by even a few percentage points?

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How to Determine if Free or Reduced Cost Shipping can Boost Your Online Sales

Let’s be frank, competition is tougher than ever and with the state of the current economy, it’s only going to get tougher.  Many online stores and brick-and-mortar retailers are offering additional incentives to get people to spend money.

One incentive that has always been a staple of eCommerce is free or reduced-cost shipping.  Consumers tend to believe that online retailers who charge for shipping are doing so at a profit when many times, in reality, it’s a loss.

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A Guide to Working Remotely

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop and evolve with each passing day, there may be a point where you and some of your employees may have to work remotely. While not all functions of an eCommerce business can be run from a home or remote office, some can such as marketing, finance, customer support, and more.

Yesterday, I shared information on how to prepare a contingency plan for your business. In it, I addressed how businesses should be ready to have employees work from home or an alternate location if necessary. Today, I’m sharing tips on how to efficiently work remotely.

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eCommerce Replatforming: Best Practices, Tips & Tricks

There are several key technology “ingredients” used in any retail business:

  • The customer management system that stores information about shoppers and their behavior,
  • The inventory management system that keeps track of product stock and locations,
  • The fulfillment system that gets the products shipped out to customers, and
  • The ecommerce storefront that holds it all together and makes the shopping experience presentable to customers.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: A Step-By-Step Guide to eCommerce Platform Migration

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing valuable information with our readers about platform migrations.  Why? Because one of the most frequently asked questions from our clients surround whether or not it’s time for them to move their eCommerce store from one platform to another.

While migrating to a new platform may seem like an easy process, it’s not.  Nor should it be something that is decided upon without thoroughly researching your options as well as the pros and cons that go along with a move.

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