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Overcoming the Growing Pains of High-Volume Ecommerce: Is Now the Time to Replatform?

Overcoming the Growing Pains of High-Volume Ecommerce: Is Now the Time to Replatform?

The Painful Story of High-Volume Ecommerce

It’s an ugly story. One made all the more painful by its bright beginning.

Merchant experiences growth.

Merchant celebrates growth.

And then …

Growth turns on merchant.

Broken functionality, tech debt, mounting costs just to maintain the status quo, and the threat that growth itself will choke their success.

If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

Today, four Shopify Plus merchants who’ve stood in your shoes tell the stories of how they overcame the dark side of high-growth ecommerce …

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From $3M a month to $50M+ a Year: How Cupshe Breaks the ‘Curse’ of Growth

From $3M a month to $50M+ a Year: How Cupshe Breaks the ‘Curse’ of Growth

From $3M a month to $50M+ a Year: How Cupshe Breaks the ‘Curse’ of Growth

Meteoric ecommerce rise is rare. But continuing to scale after 259% YoY growth … unheard of. That’s the situation Cupshe found themselves in two years ago. 

Having already increased sales from $10k per day to $3 million a month, they faced a challenge few know: the “curse” of growth. 

This is the story of how Cupshe … 

  • Increased revenue another 59% YoY in 2017 
  • Generates approximately 35% of sales from social 
  • And lifted both their conversion rates and AOV 30% in 2018 

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How to Eliminate the Two Most Growth-Crippling ‘Costs of Doing Business’

How to Eliminate the Two Most Growth-Crippling ‘Costs of Doing Business’

How to Eliminate the Two Most Growth-Crippling ‘Costs of Doing Business’

It’s a suspicion.

An uncomfortable, nagging jolt that pops up from time to time … then “disappears” below the horizon of things more urgent.

But in the back of your mind — beneath the other priorities — you know it’s lurking there. Waiting to rear its head.

Some ecommerce growing pains are obvious.

Some we just chalk up to the “cost of doing business.”

The truth is … normal can be incredibly costly.

Today, let’s walk through how to knock out two all-too-common struggles that could be killing your growth.

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Best Ecommerce Tips from the Top 10 Ecommerce Articles in 2017

Best Ecommerce Tips from the Top 10 Ecommerce Articles in 2017

The Best Ecommerce Tips from the Top 10 Articles on Shopify Plus in 2017

What a year it was … record sales, merchant triumphs, and a Black Friday, Cyber Monday the likes of which we’ve never seen. 

But as the year has whizzed by, it’s important to take stock of all we’ve learned. 

What better way to do so than by mining the best stories of the year for the very best lessons? 

To put a bow on 2017 and help guide you into 2018, we’ve pulled together the posts that you liked best — the top 10 articles — and identified one vital lesson from each … 

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At $15M in Sales, Red Dress Boutique Saves $100K & Grew Double Digits YoY

At $15M in Sales, Red Dress Boutique Saves $100K & Grew Double Digits YoY

At $15M in Sales, Red Dress Boutique Saves $100K & Grew Double Digits YoY

What’s the true cost of scaling a brick-and-mortar store making $64K into a multi-channel ecommerce powerhouse generating $15 million in annual sales? 

In this special Q&A, Red Dress Boutique’s founder and owner Diana Harbour reveals how her company: 

  • Replatformed from Magento and saves $100,000 annually 
  • Built an “impossible” Shop the Look feature and preserved SEO 
  • Has already grown 34% in March and 23% in April YoY 

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Holiday Online Shopping Infographic: Data & Insights from Black Friday, Cyber Monday for This Year and Beyond

Holiday Online Shopping Infographic: Data & Insights from Black Friday, Cyber Monday for This Year and Beyond

Holiday Online Shopping Infographic: Data & Insights from Black Friday, Cyber Monday for This Year and Beyond

Of the $107.4 billion projected in holiday online shopping for 2017 … $57 billion will take place after Black Friday, Cyber Monday. 

The trouble with big numbers like that is they’re cold comfort. Sure, the holiday season is still in full swing. But, $57 billion doesn’t exactly tell you what to do next. 

That’s why we’ve decided to do more than just compile all the data from 2017’s holiday online shopping into an infographic, but to pull out the must-follow insights for this year and into 2018. 

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How Channelling “Your Inner Ten-Year-Old” Is the Secret to Brandon Steiner’s $50 Million Empire

How Channelling “Your Inner Ten-Year-Old” Is the Secret to Brandon Steiner’s $50 Million Empire

The Secret to Steiner Sports $50 Million Memorabilia Empire

For almost thirty years, Steiner Sports has thrived in an industry fraught with knockoffs, price confusion and broken dreams.

They've not only built a $50 million empire playing on the same field as ecommerce Goliaths like Ebay and Amazon, they've also learned how to earn the trust of mega-influencers like Derrick Jeter, Victor Cruz, and Eli Manning ... all without losing sight of their customers.

So what's Brandon Steiner's secret?

"I still got that ten-year-old in me."

Find out why channelling your own inner ten-year-old should be the secret your ecommerce empire too.

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