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  • We researched Checkout Abandonment rates in the past and found that, on average, 25% of customers leave before finishing payment. The stats brought in by our friends at Spently in the article below talk about the step before that, when customers add products to their carts but leave without buying anything.  Almost 70% of the people abandon a website after ... The post A Beginner’s Guide to Cart A...

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  • In 2014 Facebook announced they would filter out some of the organic content published on the site. Soon after, companies reported a 50% decrease in traffic from their Facebook posts and it’s been declining ever since. Today, companies have little choice but to boost their content and products through ads if they want their audience ... The post 9 Tips From 3 of the Best Ecommerce Stores Using Fac...

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  • There are a few important metrics that are benefitted from a strong PR strategy. For starters, referral traffic goes up if popular websites link to your store’s website. With that, organic traffic grows, since links from reputable sources improve your Google ranking. Finally, brand reputation (and a press section on your homepage showing all the media ... The post How to get Press for Your Ecommer...

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  • What is the number one thing any online store owner wants? Traffic, traffic and more traffic. It is no surprise why: an ecommerce store without site traffic is like a corner store without customers through the door. Traffic leads to potential shoppers. Potential shoppers lead to sales. In this week’s post, we invited Nicole Blanckenberg, ... The post Top 8 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Online Stor...

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Compass Inc.
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  • This is one of the most commonly asked questions in Shopify forums, and for good reason. When a store increases its conversion rates it automatically increases profits. It’s one of the hardest questions to answer. Here’s why there’s no easy answer to this question and what to do about it. You’ll learn that: There are ... The post What is the Best Way to Increase Shopify Conversion Rates? appeared ...

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  • John Wanamaker (1838–1922) is considered a Marketing pioneer for investing heavily in advertising and creating slogans that were known for their honesty and directness, a practice that was as rare at the time as it is today. His retail empire was built upon the use of taglines such as, “One price and goods returnable,” which ... The post Ecommerce Marketing: How to Calculate the ROI of Your Advert...

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Compass Inc.
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  • Our research has shown that, while many try, few online stores manage to bring any result from social media. A crowded space where competition for attention is fierce, social media is a difficult but not impossible challenge for ecommerce entrepreneurs. For this guest post we asked Eldar Galiev, from SocialShopWave, to show us a few ... The post Drive more Traffic to your Online Store Using These ...

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Compass Inc.
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  • Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 when the company was facing crippling financial losses. At the time, Apple had record-low stock prices and was referred to as “one of the biggest failure stories of Wall Street.” Apple went through a complete revolution under Jobs. They canceled 70% of their product lines, cut 3,000 jobs, ... The post Turn Traffic into Profits by Focusing on one Important Metri...

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  • For this test I chose to use an intervolometer to actually make a movie of the discharge. The first frame is the charge end point of 13.8V and 7.5A flowing into the bank. The charger then turns off and the constant load discharge tester turns on. The bank was discharged at 30A and I have been using this tester for its repeatability. At a .5C or 1C load the AH capacity would be less but with the lo...

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  • Why we always prefer to anchor with adequate ground tackle for the unexpected. This was a FLAT CALM day, no wind to speak of, beautiful sun and within minutes we were exceeding 35-40 knots. We had a couple of gusts to 48 knots.. This is approx 46 MPH to 55 MPH winds.. As fast as the little micro-burst came up it was gone. These are not all that rare and we experience roughly 3-6 of these on the ...

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Compass Inc.
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  • In this video we are witnessing a 12W unregulated solar panel pushing the voltages of a 220Ah AGM battery bank over 15.1V and also pushing the voltage of a 125Ah deep cycle flooded battery over 15.5V. Please be careful with the advice you get on the net about not needing a solar controller if the panels wattage is 10% or less of the banks 20 hour Ah capacity. If left unattended for long enough t...

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  • I purposely wired this 300A fuse to 15' of 8GA wire and a 400Ah LiFePO4 lithium battery bank for illustrative purposes only. I am a HUGE proponent of over current protection for battery banks and seen too many examples of boats burned due to lack of over current protection.. The ABYC allows for an "exemption" of fusing on "starting circuits" but there is lots of gray area and still you have the p...

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  • This video uses a bench top power supply to mimic the current of a solar panel with no solar controller to limit the voltage. When the bank is 100% full this 160Ah battery bank consisting of two group 27 batteries requires just 0.2A of current to maintain 14.4V... For more information: http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=144557&#post949089

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  • Because there are no physical limits for an online store to grow, an ecommerce company can go from a few hundred to millions in monthly sales in a short period of time.   The challenge, when scaling that quickly, is how to deal with thousands of new customers while still remaining customer-centric and effective. Lucky ... The post The Shopify Toolbox: 10 Apps to Successfully Scale Your Online Stor...

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  • What makes an online store convert well? What does the data say about stores that have a 9% (and higher) Ecommerce Conversion Rate instead of the average 1.33%?  We analyzed the 150 online stores with the highest conversion rates, some with over ten times the Conversion Rate of the average store, and found five principles ... The post 5 Things You Should Do Now to 10X Your Store’s Conversion Rate ...

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Compass Inc.
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  • It doesn’t matter if you are a solopreneur or in charge of a large company, you need to be on top of your Marketing data. The best way to do so is by investing on a Marketing Analytics Dashboard. While Google Analytics is great for tracking your metrics, it doesn’t display it in a dashboard ... The post 10 Reasons You Need a Marketing Analytics Dashboard in 2017 appeared first on Compass Blog.

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  • A lot of people are glad that 2016 is finally over. But before we say goodbye to this eventful year, it’s a good idea to stop and reflect on these past 12 months. While it’s common to stop and evaluate your personal life when the year is ending, entrepreneurs should be asking themselves some questions ... The post 10 Questions to Help You Reflect Your Ecommerce Performance in 2016 appeared first o...

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