My Mobile Fans offers affordable mobile apps and mobile websites for the individual, non-profit and small business environment via their industry leading Do-It-Yourself (DIY) app builder. With over 40 rich features for leveraging mobile, location and social media, they may be the most affordable and robust mobile app building platform on the market. The application is quite simple, providing a step-by-step wizard to pull you through setting up your mobile application. Step 1: Select your features Step 2: Fill in the details Step 3: Customize the design Step 4: Preview … Continue reading
You’re never going to attain 100% of sales after someone adds the product to your shopping cart, but there’s no doubt that it’s a gap where revenue is slipping through. There are strategies to draw folks back in… remarketing is one of them. Remarketing campaigns follow people after they abandon the shopping cart and remarket advertisements to them as they visit other sites. The return is typically nice on remarketing campaigns. However, that’s after they’ve abandoned… how about before they abandon? Providing wish lists, free shipping, up front costs and … Continue reading
The folks at Monetate are at it again with another great infographic, this time on avoiding shopping cart abandonment. 75% of all shopping carts are abandoned… wow! This infographic provides a breakdown of the perfect checkout page with tips on each of the elements associated with a low abandonment rate. As well, they provide some Do’s and Don’ts of developing your ecommerce experience in order to reduce the risk of abandonment.
If you’re looking for an international ecommerce solution and you’re a do-it-yourselfer, you shouldn’t have to look further than OpenCart. OpenCart is an open source ecommerce platform that’s built on a MVC (Model View Controller) framework, so it’s scalable as well. The platform is full-featured as well: Unlimited Categories, Unlimited Products, Unlimited Manufacturers, Templatable, Multi-Language, Multi-Currency, Product Reviews, Product Ratings, Downloadable Products, Automatic Image Resizing, Multiple Tax Rates, Related Products, Unlimited, Information Pages, Shipping Weight Calculation, Discount Coupon System, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Module System, Backup & Restore Tools, Printable … Continue reading
This infographic from Monetate has some great tips on reducing shopping cart abandonment. They use the term “avoid” which I don’t believe is accurate, though. No one can avoid shopping cart abandonment on their ecommerce website. 75 percent of people who were forced to register first never tried to purchase. In one case study, customer purchases increased by 45% after forced registration was removed. Jared M. Spool of User Interface Engineering. I’m always surprised when I meet a client with an online checkout process and how few of them have … Continue reading
According the EPA’s poster, Lifecycle of a CD, 5.5 million CDs, their packaging and millions of other music CDs are tossed each year without recycling. CDs and DVDs are made from Aluminum, Gold, Dyes, various other materials – but most of all Polycarbonate and Lacquer. Polycarbonate and Lacquer are generated directly from crude oil. The stats continue, every month 100,000 pounds of CDs and DVDs go obsolete as well. There’s no efficient means of recycling the materials either! According to the Oil Industry itself, about 1.1 gallons of every barrel … Continue reading