October Internet Sales Tax Update – Four Additional States Start Collecting Tax

While confusion still abounds concerning sales tax on Internet purchases, it’s important for eCommerce store owners to remain in the know when it comes to this important issue.

On October 1, 2019, four more states have enacted or updated economic nexus laws according to our partner, TaxJar.  These states are Arizona, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Tennessee.

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An Organized Warehouse is Essential for a Successful Holiday Season

Welcome to October!  Or should I ask, “where did the year go?”  It’s hard to believe we are now in the fourth quarter and before we know it we’ll be ringing in the year 2020.

As we approach the holiday shopping season, it’s time to start getting your eCommerce business ready for the onslaught of orders you’re going to start receiving in just a few short weeks.

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Search & AMP: Two Must-Haves Moving into the Holiday Season

With the start of September, store owners really only have 60 days to make sure their site is ready for the holiday shopping season. Over the past few years, we’ve seen shoppers take to shopping earlier and earlier thanks to stores pushing out sales and promotions before the traditional start of the season – Black Friday.

While most store owners aren’t going to make major changes to their store this time of year, such as a redesign, there are some things worth implementing ahead of the holiday rush that can have an impact on sales.

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Free Tool! Magic Edit Button for Yahoo! Store, Shopify, BigCommerce and WordPress

Have you ever been browsing your store, find something on a page that you need to modify, start clicking through bookmarks to find the admin page to log in, search for the page in the editor, and realize there must be a better way?

Yes!  We’ve all been there and it’s frustrating.  That’s why we created a simple tool that saves all those clicks and allows you to access your store editor quickly right from any page on your live store.

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Surprise! The Holidays are Closer than you Think!

Santa is just as surprised the holidays are almost here!

August is upon us and that means we’re inching closer to the busiest shopping season of the year.  So I need to ask, “are you ready?”

This year, Thanksgiving falls late which means the period between Black Friday and Christmas is a week shorter.  If you’re like me, that means I have even less time to get all my Christmas shopping done.  It also means store owners need to plan ahead to make sure they’re ready to take on all those last-minute shoppers.

Here are some of my top tips for making sure you’re ready:

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Going Responsive is Easier Than You Think

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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Priority Support Wizard

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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5 Ways to Improve Video Performance

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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