Yahoo! frequently releases updates to its Yahoo! Store platform. Many are just fixes or minor updates that most store owners won’t notice or are updates designed to assist the developer community.
However, this week a few updates were made that caught my attention so I thought I’d take a few minutes to point them out to you.
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If you’re still using a desktop website and a mobile website, the time has come for upgrading to a responsive design. If you’re a Yahoo! Store and haven’t updated your website to a responsive theme, the time has come – and it’s easier than you may think.
Users of Big Commerce and Shopify are most likely using responsive design as most of the core themes on these platforms are newer – but merchants that have been online and selling for many, many years are most likely still using desktop and mobile websites.
If you’re on Yahoo! Store, there’s never been a better time to go responsive and ditch the mobile website.
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We originally launched Priority Support Wizard and we got a lukewarm response. We decided to survey our customers to find out what exactly they would like in a support program and what we found is that our customers want a “proactive” support, not a “reactive” support program.
So we’re re-launching a brand new Priority Support Wizard with all new features as requested by our customers! Priority Support Wizard is a retainer based store support program that provides a dedicated success coach who will provide suggestions for ongoing site upgrades that we will perform as part of your support program, amazingly fast turn around times for support you need, no quoting necessary for website work and a dedicated support channel.
Your Store Wizards is proud to launch Priority Support Wizard just in time for the holidays and beyond! Learn more about our exciting support offering detailed here for your convenience…
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Visual content is taking on increased importance as more businesses begin to recognize its potential to engage and connect with people. Video is arguably the most powerful form of visual media, and its use continues to skyrocket online. Hubspot’s recent report on the state of video marketing in 2018 found that 81% of businesses use video as a marketing tool and 72% of customers would rather learn about a product or service from a video.
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We’ve recently stumbled upon an Infographic by Raj Vardhman that we feel may be of value to our readers. It’s called 60 Stats & Trends That Will Define the Future of E-Commerce. The article is located here and the Infographic is posted below.
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Isn’t it that a domain is considered real estate on the web? Yes, there are prime properties with prices that shoot up to more than a million dollars. And there are also not-so-valuable domain names that are worth less than five dollars. Some web hosting providers even offer free domains with their packages!
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More and more offline companies have taken their businesses to the eCommerce arena. The number of new online merchants also continue to grow as these entrepreneurs put out their own shopping sites.
However, it’s not as easy as it looks. There are plenty of newbies who give up quite soon because they think they’ve lost the battle. Some of them haven’t even had the chance to take off yet.
There are several common eCommerce mistakes most newbies often make, which could be avoided if you know them in advance.
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Whenever you visit an eCommerce store, it’s usually because just want to browse through or you’re probably looking for something specific. Either way, you will have to navigate your way across the categories, various product pages, multiple pieces of information, blog posts, and more.
Unlike a simple business website or personal blog, navigation is a lot more valuable for online stores. It provides ease and convenience, thus enhancing the user experience. It also helps visitors find what they’re looking for, hence increasing the chances of them staying longer on your site.
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If you haven’t yet stopped to read about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), you probably have heard the term thrown around. Even though the GDPR is a regulation for the EU (European Union) – it does have some implications for US based businesses. We’re going to take a minute to explain what this means to you, as a US based company. Please always keep in mind that Your Store Wizards are not lawyers. We do our best to notify our clients of potential up and coming developments, but if you have more detailed questions, always seek the advice of a legal professional.
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Having the best product images count a lot. But they won’t work as much without effective, well-written product descriptions. These two go together, creating a powerful tandem that enables people to understand and picture what your product can do for them.
Thus, when coming up with your product pages, you need to take into consideration these two most important elements— the image and the text.
For now, let’s focus on product descriptions. Usually, for small businesses and startups, the writing is done internally, often by the business owner himself/herself. And even if you don’t do the writing yourself but you outsource it, you still need to learn it so that you can efficiently check if it’s good for your purposes and if it can reach out to your target market well.
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