3 Ways to Win the Ecommerce Game

3 Ways to Win the Ecommerce Game

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Running an online business is challenging at best these days. The economy is unpredictable, competition is fierce, and the rules are always changing. To make matters worse, your shopping platform may not always perform to your expectations. If your BigCommerce, Shopify, Lead Commerce, or Volusion store doesn’t provide all the functionality you need, you are immediately at a disadvantage and could be throwing good money after bad to deal with its shortcomings. You may have wondered how you can get your store to do what you want it to. You are not alone.

ABC television is currently airing “Sunday Fun and Games,” a lineup of classic game shows for the 2016 summer season. Hosts Alec Baldwin, Michael Strachan, and Anthony Anderson turn back time and revisit some of the classic shows of the 70s and beyond: Match Game, The $100,000 Pyramid, and To Tell the Truth. What does ecommerce have to do with game shows? Well, let’s take a closer look using three classic shows to find out how you can level the playing field and beat the odds.

Let’s play!

Match Game: Which Store Mod is Right for You?

Fill in the blank:

If my store could ______________, my online business would improve tremendously.

Need a quick fix? Inkblot Digital has created bits of pre-built custom code — what we call Store Mods — that can be tweaked to suit your store and be up and running in no time. Our mods were designed to suit the unique needs of ecommerce stores and they work. Case in point:
Our Store Locator tool enables a customer to find the address of the retail/distributor location within a designated radius instantly. “Hey wait, that’s easy — doesn’t my platform offer that already?” you ask? No — believe it or not, it probably doesn’t.

Curious? Browse our Store Mod Marketplace to find our Store Locator and many other handy tools.

$100,000 Pyramid

Category: Things Ecommerce Store Owners Have in Common

Ready? Go!

  • This is what you lack when it takes you WAY longer than you think it should to do run a report: Patience — yes!
  • This is the code you need to use to make changes to your store, but you don’t know anything about it and don’t have time to learn it: JavaScript — yes!
  • This is how you feel when your competitors’ site works better and provides a better user experience than yours: Frustrated — yes! yes! YES!

Didn’t find what you needed in our Store Mod Marketplace? Our ecommerce developers can create code-to-order to fill just about any need you may have for your online store. Plus, purchasing one of our Store Support Packages makes it so, so easy. Why phone a friend who doesn’t know ecommerce? Whether you need 5 hours or 15+ hours of support or development time a month, having an ecommerce developer on retainer could be a lifeline. Plus, the price is right — and it won’t cost anywhere near $100,000.

Love Connection

Ok, this game isn’t in the summer lineup, but wait — there’s more!

Need to integrate your shopping platform with back office support software? Our ecommerce connectors are off the hook. Talk about a match made in heaven! Connecting your store with a third party platform is an important yet complicated process, but one that could be necessary to your long-term success.

We’ve created connectors to integrate Amazon, Ebay, BigCommerce, and Shopify with Lead Commerce, a powerful order management system that helps you manage your inventory, warehouses, and shipping orders. To tell the truth (ah, I worked it in after all!), it’s not easy to find an ecommerce developer who knows how to create this vital functionality between platforms. Look no further — this expertise is one of Inkblot Digital’s specialties.

 

So grease the wheels of fortune and give one or more of these ideas a spin — your business (and your sanity) may be in jeopardy if you don’t.

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Evelyn Bai

Evelyn Bai is the Digital Marketing Strategist at Inkblot Digital. She's a passionate improvement addict and info geek who seeks to improve the world and ecommerce one little post at a time.

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