No matter what type of business you own, security should be a top concern. This includes cybersecurity and protecting your brick-and-mortar store from break-ins. It is critical to put security measures in place before any problems occur. Let's take a look at some of the ways you can defend your business.   Software Security While government and large corporation data breaches tend to grab the headlines, the overwhelming majority of businesses that are hacked are small. This is because most small businesses do...

For local businesses and companies, the online reviews that are posted often determine how many other consumers choose to purchase the goods and services. Studies show that 90 percent of people trust online reviews just as much as the recommendations of their closest family members and friends, which makes the reviews a significant factor in how much business the establishment attracts. Although it may be challenging to manage reviews, there are ways to make them work to your benefit. Include Them...

Many people are turning to selling their goods online as a way to reach more consumers and increase sales. As fewer people shop at brick and mortar stores, it's left many companies to rely on the internet to attract customers and boost their business. Although it may seem easy to set up an online store, there are still a few challenges to be aware of before getting started. Managing Inventory Managing your inventory for an online store can be challenging if you're...

When you are engaged in operating your own business, you soon realize that marketing is one of the critical keys to success. Becoming an efficient business owner means always being on the lookout for ways to make your marketing even more effective. One of the best and most straightforward strategies is simply investing in good marketing materials. Even though you may not want to spend a lot of money on this aspect of your business, here's why good marketing materials...

People are buying more things online now, but bricks-and-mortar retail is still earning profits. You can better position yourself to take a piece of the online pie by leveraging certain online shopping trends. Check out these three things to keep in mind for your business. It's Not Just Computers Today, 93% of online shopping experiences start in a search engine. That means the most recent purchase on your website probably started there. As many as 60% of searches were conducted on a...

It doesn’t matter whether your business is brick-and-mortar or entirely virtual, you are definitely in a better position if you keep it as organized as possible. An organized business is more likely to stay successful because they are better able to account for discrepancies and hidden expenses. Moreover, they are more likely to attract more customers simply because they are often more willing to strategize. Now, an individual business owner might think that an online business would be a bit...

Create A Shoppe stores now work with Partial.ly! We have integrated with one of the best eCommerce financing payment services to make it easy to offer your customers this enticing payment option. Offering an easy payment plan option to your customers can increase your average order amount by up to 120%. Customers love the freedom of being able to "buy now, pay later" and are more likely to make larger purchases that might otherwise cause them to hesitate. Plus, once customers...

You pour countless hours into your home-based business. Yet, you may not be generating profits as effectively as possible because of poor management techniques. Here are some lean management techniques that you will want to consider. Create an Online Storefront Even if you are generating most of your sales through eBay or Etsy, you still need an online storefront. You need your own domain that is easy to remember so that you can direct customers there to see more of the...

No matter how web savvy or smart you are, you may hit a moment in your Create A Shoppe experience when you feel like you could use a helping hand. Fret not! When it comes to your Create A Shoppe account, your answer is just a click away. So how do you reach out to us in times of need? In order to make sure that we don’t miss any of your questions and feedback, here are the best practices...

The great thing about digital products, is that absolutely anyone can sell them. If you have a knack for creativity, you can sell digital copies of your work. Sell templates, graphics, themes, patterns, ebooks, manuals, lessons, video tutorials, music, the list goes on! Even if you don't create a digital product yourself, there are plenty of private label, digital products available that you can resell. How to sell digital downloads with Create A Shoppe? In Create A Shoppe, there are some specific steps...