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Is Your Agency 'The One'? An Inside Scoop on Finding a True Partnership

Is Your Agency 'The One'? An Inside Scoop on Finding a True Partnership

Someone call the fire department because your revenue is smokin’!

But your business is blowing up faster than you ever imagined and you may be headed for burnout.

No entrepreneur is an island. That's why red hot businesses like yours rely on a top notch, dependable agency to help build a website, optimize for better conversions, manage marketing services and more.

If you want to find the right partner, you've got to put yourself out there and follow the rules.

We’ve screened some eligible Shopify Plus agencies and asked a few of them for insights on finding the relationship that’s right for you. Check out what they had to say...

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The 4 Words at the Root of All Meaningful Client-Agency Relationships

The 4 Words at the Root of All Meaningful Client-Agency Relationships

You've spent hours, weeks, maybe even months searching for the right agency partner.

Just as you begin working together, something feels off.

Can you sense that they're not meeting your expectations? Are they not calling or texting when you thought they would?

Your hard earned dollars are at stake. And you don't want to be burned by an agency that's just not that into your business.

How can you ensure this relationship remains strong for the life of your project?

We had a heart-to-heart chat with two Shopify partner agencies to understand what makes them tick and how they feel just as vulnerable at the start of a new client gig. 

Read on to find out how to make the most of your budding client-agency relationship.

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Why Are You Still Paying Over $1 Million for an Ecommerce Site? The Answer May Shock You

Why Are You Still Paying Over $1 Million for an Ecommerce Site? The Answer May Shock You

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As a successful ecommerce entrepreneur, do you ever feel like the character Neo in The Matrix?

You know there is something wrong with the way you have been conducting your online business. But you just don’t know what it is exactly. Still, as Morpheus explains to Neo in the film, “it’s there. Like a splinter in your mind. Driving you mad.”

Perhaps that inkling is what brought you to this blog post. Well Mr. Anderson, let me tell you why you are onto something.

Let me show you how deep this rabbit hole goes. 

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The Future of Online Video: Make it Quick, Conversational, and Compelling

The Future of Online Video: Make it Quick, Conversational, and Compelling

How do you get attention in a busy newsfeed?
Did you know that in the last year, people [on Facebook] went from watching 1 billion video views each day to now more than 8 billion?"

Online video viewership is growing tremendously and it isn't expected to slow down any time soon.

So, who are the leaders in this space? Which platforms are they using? And how can your brand compete?

We'll walk you through it all and share how to make your online videos quick, conversational and compelling.

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14 Video Ads That Blew Our Minds In 2015

14 Video Ads That Blew Our Minds In 2015

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hurt...

What is it about a video or TV ad that makes you forget it’s a promotion for a product?

Is it so funny that you just have to share it with friends? Or, does it make you cry every time you see it – even though you already know how it ends?

Because you're likely waiting out the week just to get started on your vacation, we thought we'd put together a list of our favorite ads from 2015, and invite you to share some of your favorites too. 

And don't worry, if the boss asks what you're doing, just let them know you're "researching" for ideas for next year ;-)

 

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Selling $2 Billion on Autopilot: Less Effort, More Growth via Ecommerce Automation

Selling $2 Billion on Autopilot: Less Effort, More Growth via Ecommerce Automation

Selling $2 Billion on Autopilot: Less Effort, More Growth via Ecommerce Automation

Have you ever missed a step on your to-do list, or made a mistake while running a flash sale or launching a new product line?

Thanks to new ecommerce automation tools like Launchpad, you can put those worries to rest and refocus your team's energy on maximizing profits.

That's exactly what many Shopify Plus merchants did over Black Friday Cyber Monday 2017 – collectively selling over $2 billion in GMV on autopilot.

Read on to learn how Launchpad can help you grow faster, with fewer resources and less stress.

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Artificial Intelligence: Armageddon or Nirvana? Experts Predict What Happens Next

Artificial Intelligence: Armageddon or Nirvana? Experts Predict What Happens Next

The Future is UncertainWill the invention of AI superintelligence contribute to the beginning of the robot apocalypse or will it help us live forever?

This dichotomy is being debated by some of the world's most intelligent scientists and software engineers today.

There will always be two ways to look at new technologies. The invention of broadband internet gave us a new way to stay connected with colleagues, friends and family AND it gave trolls and cyberbullies a platform upon which to unleash their fury of hate, harassment and death threats.

Let's look at both sides of the AI argument and you can decide where you stand on the issue.

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How Broadband Has Changed the World (Part 2): Napster, Myspace, and The Dawn of Web 2.0

How Broadband Has Changed the World (Part 2): Napster, Myspace, and The Dawn of Web 2.0

Can I be in your Top 8?
Social media as we know it today connects friends, family and colleagues from all over the world with ease.

In an instant, we can share videos of our kids, show people what we are having for brunch, and connect with former business contacts via LinkedIn to pitch a new sales opportunity.

But how did we get here?

And how do .mp3s play a role in triggering a series of events that would lead to the invention of Napster and the creation MySpace?

Let's go back to the late 1990s/early 2000s to find out how it all fell into place.

 

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Why Pop-up Shops Are the Future of Physical Retail

Why Pop-up Shops Are the Future of Physical Retail

Where should you open your first store? Where the highest concentration of customers are, of course. You're not a "serious" retailer without a physical presence.

Yet the headlines keep warning "Another Serious Retailer Shuddered Their Doors Today!

The pop-up shop has positioned itself in the last few years as a way to hyper-focus on the brand's core values and created unique 3D experiences for customers. 

In this article, you'll learn:

  • Why 89% of brands are focused on building customer experiences. 
  • How mega-brands like Target test new ideas in their pop-up shops. 
  • How Levis used pop-up shops to validate, test & penetrate local markets.
This article is jam packed of insight, research & information. You'll definitely want to bookmark it and come back to it time and time again.

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6 Tips for Researching and Attracting Local Markets

6 Tips for Researching and Attracting Local Markets

Soda? Pop? Coke? Different places use different words.

Did you know that in some parts of the U.S., if you order a "Coke" at a restaurant they'll think you just want "soda?" Your server would then ask you "what kind of Coke would you like to drink? Coca-Cola? Dr. Pepper? 7-Up?"

Having an online business allows you to sell to customers from anywhere, at any time. But if you aren’t speaking to local markets in a language that they understand and appreciate, you’re missing opportunities to connect with that market in a meaningful way.

Likewise, there are many local advertising and tax laws, plus important government regulations to be aware of before entering into and selling to new markets.

This may be something that you wish you had the time to research. Or, perhaps it seems overwhelming to know where to start. To make your life easier, I’ve collected some useful tips and resources to help you to better understand and attract local markets. So, let’s get started.

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