We recently asked our clients to participate in an anonymous survey to determine the impact COVID-19 is having on their eCommerce business. Some key findings on the survey include:
- The largest percentage of respondents, 27.59%, have seen an increase of 50% or more in their sales.
- Pay-Per-Click advertising and email marketing are top channels respondents are focusing their marketing efforts on.
- 29.41% of respondents have pulled back or cut Search Engine Optimization efforts.
- 30.43% of respondents laid off of furloughed workers due to COVID-19, while 13% hired additional employees.
- Nearly half of those surveyed did not apply for the federal Paycheck Protection Program loans.
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February is the month of love and what’s not to love in the ever-changing world of eCommerce? It’s also the time of year where many store owners have completed an analysis of the holiday shopping season and are planning ahead for the next one.
Here at Your Store Wizards, we’ve been getting more and more questions from our clients about moving platforms. Many feel that a redesign just isn’t what their store needs this year.
They’re looking for more.
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Phew, what a holiday season! As quick as it rolled in, it rolled right out and for many eCommerce merchants, Holiday 2019 was a record-breaker. Most of the store owners I talked to during and after the season expressed above-average ticket sizes, a year-over-year increase in the number of orders, and a great sense of accomplishment.
Many of our clients are what I consider eCommerce veterans. Store owners who have been around for a decade or more, have outlasted many a competitor, have weathered through economic slowdowns, and have the battle scars to prove it.
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The classic Andy Williams song sums it up pretty well, it simply is the “most wonderful time of the year.” From the electric feeling we experience when the holiday decorations go up, to the rush we get when orders spike overnight and you instantly know the holidays have arrived.
In this month’s update, I’m going to pass on telling you what we’ve been up to. Let’s just say we’ve been busy doing holiday prep of our own making sure we’re ready, willing and available to assist you, should the need arise, during the busy weeks that lie ahead.
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Well, it’s finally here! The much anticipated fourth quarter, the time of the year most eCommerce store owners look forward to. For me, it’s always an exciting time. From getting promotions and sales ready for the holiday shopping season to making sure inventory is on hand and employees are ready to tackle the influx of orders.
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Summer has officially come to an end, the kids are back in school, and Black Friday is right around the corner. If you’re like me, you’re sitting here asking yourself, “where has the year gone?”
As we inch closer to the holidays, here are some important dates to keep in mind as you begin preparing for the holiday season:
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Just a few weeks ago we held our quarterly leadership meeting. This virtual gathering is something we began doing about a year ago and is a day full of reviewing what we accomplished in the previous quarter, setting our goals for the current, and planning for the future.
When planning out “what’s next,” we work in 90-day blocks based on what we need to accomplish for the year. These quarterly meetings keep us focused and aligned with what we need to do in order to complete what we set out to do by year’s end.
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When you type something in a search box on a Yahoo! Store running our flagship product, Search Magic, and you’re matched with exactly the product you were looking for, thank Brett Bittke!
Brett is the main developer behind our search application that provides Yahoo! Stores with advanced search capabilities that aren’t found in the eCommerce platform’s default search engine.
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It’s hard to believe the year is half over, but it is and now is the time to take the next few months getting prepped for the busy holiday season. Online shopping will still reign over bricks-and-mortar and the number of transactions taking place on mobile devices will eclipse years past. Which forces me to ask a very serious question…
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The last week of June found etailers from across the globe meeting in Chicago for the 2019 Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE). This annual event grows each year and attracts the first-time store owner, the seasoned vet, and every etailer in between.
IRCE is more than just a trade show where you jump from booth-to-booth, it’s also an educational event. Attendees have the opportunity to attend seminars on various topics from customer service and logistics, to latest design trends and marketing.
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