You definitely can use an attractive, no-cost Wix website to establish a professional online presence. That free site, though, will come with limited storage and features — and Wix branding on every page as well as in the URL. So is paying for a plan the smart route to take? It depends. The first step is understanding Wix’s different pricing plans and what each extra dollar you spend gets you in return.
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Strange as it may sound, there was a time when a photographer’s one and only way to compile a collection of their work was through the use of a binder. Nowadays, with the advent of easy DIY website builders, it’s never been easier to put together a digital portfolio of your photos for all to […]
As DIY website builders go, Squarespace has long been seen as the Neiman Marcus of the industry; a pricier, more elegant alternative to the likes of Wix and Weebly. This notion has always been something of an exaggeration, as Squarespace’s pricing and level of features don’t drastically differ from the offerings of the competition. However, […]
Those of us in the eCommerce industry know full well that Shopify is one of the best and biggest shopping carts out there. Over the past year or so, Shopify has become a household name (partly due to the recent controversy regarding a few of Shopify’s more notorious customers). Here at Merchant Maverick, we love […]
Growing an eCommerce business is a lot like growing up: awkward. After a while, things don’t seem to feel right, and what was once a perfect software fit is now bursting at the seams. If your eCommerce platform isn’t keeping up with your company’s ever increasing demands, or if you’re a small seller looking forward […]
With over 1.7M users on board, WooCommerce (see our review) is the most widely used eCommerce platform there is. WooCommerce stores make up a whopping 41% of all eCommerce sites! For comparison, Shopify makes up only 5%. So why do so many merchants choose WooCommerce? WooCommerce provides an affordable and simple way to turn your WordPress […]
Online selling is a growing part of our world. Every year, eCommerce accounts for a larger percentage of retail sales in the US. However, while online selling is often necessary, it is by no means easy. We know that building, marketing, and managing an online store is a major challenge for most sellers. So, to help you move into online selling, we’ve compiled a list of ten steps to starting an online store.
Choosing an eCommerce platform is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when setting up an online store. And it’s the step we focus on most at Merchant Maverick, for good reason. Your eCommerce platform can make or break the initial success of your business. Before you sign on for a monthly (or yearly) […]
There are thousands of ways to increase sales, many of which you’ve probably learned in business school or in the school of life. However, when it comes to selling online, there are a few additional challenges you have to overcome. Not only do you have to market your business, but also you have to optimize your site to attract organic traffic. You need to be clear with customers about your products and your shipping options, and then you have to optimize your checkout page to reduce the risk of customers leaving before they complete a purchase.
WordPress is a popular blogging platform that’s simple to set up and easy to use. While some use WordPress to host a hobby blog or a family newsletter, others have much bigger plans. That’s because, in the right hands, a WordPress account can become a reliable money maker. Read on for a look at the three best eCommerce platforms for WordPress