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How your return policies can create trust and customer satisfaction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In an ideal situation, every customer who buys a product through your online store would be happy with their purchase, and you wouldn’t have to worry about arranging for returns. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how good your products or customer service are. Eventually, someone will be dissatisfied, and you’ll need good return policies in place to make things better. In fact, about eight percent of retail purchases are eventually returned to the store, amounting to nearly $260 billion of returns...

5 tips for establishing domestic shipping costs for your eCommerce business

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When starting up a new eCommerce business, one of the most difficult and confusing aspects is establishing domestic shipping costs. This is a substantial overhead expense that typically gets passed onto the consumer but has become a common sales marketing tool by offering free shipping. [/vc_column_text][edgtf_message type="normal"]That makes understanding the best methods of shipping to assure that deliveries arrive on time and in one piece, as well as at the best prices, important to maintaining a healthy eCommerce customer relationship.[/edgtf_message][vc_column_text]Before automatically...

9 things to include in a swag bag for your business

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Small businesses and entrepreneurs are always looking for new and creative ways to grow their brand recognition to gain and retain customers. And there’s one incentive that never fails: free stuff. Enter the swag bag. For those unfamiliar, a swag bag is a goodie bag loaded with free promotional items or samples. Businesses or sponsors often gift them to guests at special events, such as a networking events, street fairs, customer appreciation events or private industry gatherings.[/vc_column_text][edgtf_message type="normal"]Customers get something free...

Best practices for online customer service

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nearly 80 percent of consumers have decided not to complete a transaction or make an intended purchase because of a “poor service experience.” So if you have an online component to your business — website, email and/or social media — you need a way to ensure effective online customer service. We live in an online world. “I’m not working on my own personal island,” says Julie Painter, vice president of constituency affairs and governance at the American Health Care Association.“We are...

How to start a business: The Checklist

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Congratulations on preparing to move forward with your big idea! This is an exciting time. As you move through your “how to start a business” to-do list, you’ll find that you may never be busier than during this startup period. After you evaluate your business idea, research the market and your potential customer base, and determine startup costs, you’ll be ready to take on the next steps. To help make sure you don’t overlook anything in the crush of daily duties,...

How to make a website to sell clothes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Wondering how to make a website to sell clothes? Well guess what, friend. You couldn’t have picked a better time — the online fashion marketplace is on fire right now! After all, everyone wants to look good, but only some of us have the money to buy what we think it takes. Even fewer of us have the gift of putting it all together. So if you can construct a killer outfit with thrift store threads, you have our undying...

Your guide to starting a T-shirt business that will actually make money

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Turning good ideas into money is something that has tempted and teased entrepreneurs for a long time. That’s what makes starting a T-shirt business so appealing. And with the internet’s power to connect good ideas and customers like never before, it’s even more enticing. So if you’ve been looking for a way to bring your creativity to fruition and are ready to join the world of eCommerce, a T-shirt business might be the way to go. There are plenty of guides out...

Mobile application development

Mobile application development is similar to Web application development and has its roots in more traditional software development. One critical difference, however, is that mobile applications (apps) are often written specifically to take advantage of the unique features a particular mobile device offers...

Your mobile partner

iPhone 7 dramatically improves the most important aspects of the iPhone experience. It introduces advanced new camera systems. The best performance and battery life ever in an iPhone. Immersive stereo speakers. The brightest, most colorful iPhone display. Splash and water resistance.1 And it looks every bit as powerful as it is. This is iPhone 7. ...