Why Smart Web Design is Essential for eCommerce
Landing on a poorly designed eCommerce site is like walking into a dimly lit retail store where open boxes line the aisles, the shelves are dirty and employees are listening to headphones. You turn around and walk out, right? Same with eCommerce sites. One click of the back button and you’re browsing search results for a sleekly designed, shopper-friendly competitor. In fact, nine out of ten people say they’ve left a website because of bad design.
Why eCommerce Websites Will Succeed and Fail Post COVID-19
eCommerce was on a steady path of growth before COVID-19, but the pandemic rapidly accelerated shifts in consumer shopping behavior and the movement from brick-and-mortar to online transactions. As consumer demand for remote and digital solutions quickly surged in 2020, many businesses scrambled to catch up, adapting their online strategies for both short-term survival and long-term growth.
Top 5 SEO Strategies to Boost Organic Traffic to Your eCommerce Website
Most eCommerce digital marketing strategies focus heavily on paid ads and social media, but an eCommerce specialist understands the value of search engine optimization (SEO). Having a sound SEO strategy can help your eCommerce site increase its Google search rankings and result in more converting traffic.
Why Is Branding Post-COVID-19 so Important in the Specialty Retail Industry?
As eCommerce jumps years ahead thanks to the shove out of the airplane we call COVID-19, specialty retail looks for the emergency chute. To quote contributing author and retail expert Greg Petro, “retail is not dead, it is evolving.” Evolving indeed.
Shopify, WooCommerce & Magento: Comparing the Top eCommerce Platforms
Choosing the best eCommerce platform to showcase your products or services requires thoughtful analysis of your business model and objectives.
UX Design: A Process for Solving Problems
At its core, user experience design is about solving problems. But before you can solve a problem effectively it must be properly understood and defined.
Website Copywriting 101: Writing for How People Read Online
Writing user-friendly website content requires you to understand your users, front-load important content, use plain language, check your tone of voice and consider metadata.
Increasing Meaningful Interactions with White Space
Would you rather hear a bedtime story read by a master storyteller or a master auctioneer? Pauses, variance in speed and dynamic inflection can help captivate an audience during a story.
Drupal vs. WordPress: Choosing the Best CMS for your Website
WordPress and Drupal are both content management systems (CMS) that have been around since the early 2000s. Both are open-source (meaning that the source code is made freely available and can be modified and redistributed) and have a strong community of developers who help extend the core functionality with additional modules/plugins. While WordPress has a lot of name recognition, the lesser known Drupal has some benefits over WordPress worth considering.
Integrating UX in an Agile World
The Agile methodology has become very popular in software and digital development over the past few years. And rightly so. It provides increased speeds, improved collaboration and the ability to react quickly to changing market trends. However, it was built mainly for developers, not UX professionals. Thus, user experience may suffer during Agile workflows and sprints because they are not given ample time and resources to do their jobs.