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Using Marketing Analytics to Make The Right Decisions

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

Our recent blog post took a look at why you need marketing analytics and how it can help you streamline your marketing efforts. Here, we’ll explore what kind of data you need to study and how it can guide your marketing decisions. Let’s consider what kind of data you need to mine from marketing analytics. Website Performance: What to Track You will have visitors coming to your online store from many different places, like…

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10 Tips on Writing Content for your Blog

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged eCommerce Resources

So you have decided to start a company blog on your online store/ website to drive more traffic, promote your business and engage your target audience. But what should you write on your blog? What kind of content is considered appropriate for a business blog? And, how to create content that will benefit your brand as well as your bottom-line in the long run? Here are 10 ideas on what to post on your company blog: 1. Tell your Story: Peo…

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Top 10 Reasons Why Your Online Store Needs a Blog

By Sara Cabral | | Tagged Marketing your online store

Do you have an online store? Then, you need a blog! Blogging is one of the most critical channels available to your business to attract new audiences, engage them, retain them, create brand loyalty, and in the long run, make your business profitable and successful. If you were looking for one good reason to start a blog for your online store, we give you 10! 1. No-Pressure Communication: Your website needs to sell your products your ads…

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Top 5 Ways to Promote your Online Business Offline

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

So, you have set up your online store. And you are keen to spread the word and have more and more people find out about your online store. Apart from online advertising and marketing, is there anything else you can do to promote your online store? Of course! Here are the top 5 ways you can promote your online store offline: 1. Printed Stationary Add your online store URL on all your printed materials. Like visiting cards, your letter…

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Top 5 Reasons why Marketing Analytics is Critical to your Success

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

Marketing Analytics? What it is? Why do you need to pay any attention to it? It’s not as if online sellers are not already bombarded with enough jargon to make their heads spin! Simply put, Marketing Analytics is analyzing the results of your marketing campaigns. You may be marketing your online store through various online channels like Facebook marketing, Google advertising, blogging, email marketing, etc. Marketing Analytics helps…

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5 Basic Tips on Getting the Right Content for your Facebook Page

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

If you have an online business and are like most, you’ve also set up a Facebook Page to promote your business on social media. Setting up the Page is easy, but knowing what to post there is the hard part.  Do you see posts “go viral” on Facebook and want to know what to post on your own Page that can get the same level of exposure? Do you see other Pages get hundreds of ‘Likes’ for each and every post and…

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Step-by-Step Guide to Promoting your Business on Facebook

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

So you’ve created a Facebook Page for your business, and now what? You might be thinking, how does this translate into getting more sales on my website? What do I do with this page? How can I get more “likes” and more engagement with my “fans”? Facebook offers some great tools to help you get more out of your page.  By just putting a fraction of your marketing budget towards the following actions, you sho…

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'I no longer have to depend on third-party promoters for business, thanks to Webware.'

By Sara Cabral | | Tagged Customer Stories

John Pollard, widely acknowledged as the pioneer of White Water Rafting in South India, has 5 successful projects under his belt. Starting with Dandeli in 1999 and including 2 in Coorg and 1 in Maharastra in the subsequent years, John is now plying his trade in 2 locations in Goa, a spectacular addition to the myriad attractions that this beach-side state has to offer to its tourists. John has been extremely successful in transforming slee…

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Why Content Trumps Images for SEO

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

You’ve probably heard before that in the online world, ‘images are far more effective than text to capture the attention of the viewer’. This is definitely true when posting on Social Media like Facebook, where many different bits of information are vying for the viewer’s attention at the same time. But when it comes to a website or online store, high quality content is key to its success. Given the increasing use o…

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“I was overwhelmed by the idea of creating a website until I met Webware!“

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Customer Stories

Meet Nadia Gunardisurya. She is a professional photographer living in the tropical paradise of beach-side Goa. When asked how she came about creating a website to showcase her portfolio, this is what she had to say: “I used to visit websites of many renowned photographers to browse and to learn. I was well-aware of the importance of having a portfolio website, but I never considered making one for myself. To begin with, it seemed tha…

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Top 5 Ways to Personalise your Online Store to Create a Brand Identity

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

So you have decided to set up an online store! Congratulations and welcome to the world of ecommerce! Have you stopped to think about how you will personalize your online store to reflect your business? In other words, have you considered the importance of creating a brand identity? Why does Brand Identity Matter? In today’s world, where comparison-shopping is a norm and consumers are likely to look any many different online store…

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New Webware Features!

By Cory York | | Tagged Webware updates

Since our release of Webware 2 in February, we’ve gotten so much great positive feedback on our new platform. We’ve also received requests for even more features from our customers, and we’re listening! Our team of developers are hard at work improving our platform and adding features.  Here are some new features that we’ve recently implemented. Photo Uploader Enhancements Now it’s easy to uplo…

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5 Ways Customer Registration Adds To Your Profits

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

What is the best way to ensure that the bottom line of your online store goes from strength to strength? Why, make sure that you build customer loyalty! If a solid chunk of your revenues comes from the same customers giving you repeat business over and over again, then all the new customers you add over time only help in increasing your profits! Let’s look at how you can ensure brand loyalty by using one simple tool: Customer Registr…

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9 Simple Steps to Making Loyalty Rewards Programs Work

By Sara Cabral | | Tagged eCommerce Resources

If you’ve already started your online store, you have probably learned that it takes some effort and money to acquire a new customer. So how does one KEEP a customer, get him or her to return often, and even better, spread the word about your store to others? Needless to say, a customer’s experience with your store, the products you have on offer and your pricing are big factors in driving repeat purchase. But there is one more…

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Be Inspired: Cory York, CEO of Webware tells his story

By Sara Cabral | | Tagged Press, Webware team

Cory York, CEO Webware tell his inspiring story of ambition, determination and success against all odds. Read and be inspired! http://yourstory.com/2013/06/from-ice-hockey-in-canda-to-selling-books-door-to-door-in-india-to-setting-up-a-mini-incubator-goa-based-entrepreneur-cory-york/

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Quick Results Marketing: 3 Reasons Why You Should be Advertising on Google Display Network

By Sara Cabral | | Tagged Marketing your online store

In one of our earlier posts in the Quick Results Marketing series, we talked about how you can place your ads right in front of potential customers when they are searching on Google. In this post, we talk about reaching your target audience while they’re browsing the web and visiting other websites that may be relevant to your products or service. The combination of the right audience, the right website, and a powerful advertising messa…

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Do's and Don'ts of E-mail Marketing

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

In this third post in the “Quick Results Marketing” series, we discuss and provide some pointers to be successful with email marketing. A recent article in McKinsey Insights shows that e-mail remains a significantly more effective way to acquire customers than social media – nearly 40 times that of Facebook and Twitter combined. The DO’s of E-mail Marketing So first off, DO create an email marketing campa…

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Quick Results Series: 5 Ways to Use Coupons to Make Quick Sales

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

Did you know that coupons also belong to the arsenal of tools you can use to increase traffic to your site at short notice AND generate some quick sales? Think about the wonders that can do to your bottom line! Here are some tips you can use to make the best use of coupons: 1) Announcing New Products: Use coupons with a 5%-10% discount rate to announce a start-of-the-season or a new collection of products. Apart from giving you quick re…

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Quick Results Marketing: Cast your Net in the Search Stream

By Sara Cabral | | Tagged Marketing your online store

This is our first article in the "Quick Results Marketing" series, which, as the name suggests, will cover marketing tools that start delivering results (usually traffic or sales) within a short turnaround time. If you want to jump-start your online business, these are the marketing tactics for you. Search Engine Marketing with Google AdWords Whether they’re in the browsing stage or even the buying stage, shoppers use se…

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Responsive Web Design: More than Just Visual Calisthenics

By Cory York | | Tagged eCommerce Resources

In one of our recent blog posts, we talked about how 2013 was the “Year of the Mobile”, how 2014 will see even more growth in mobile commerce, and how important it is to put mobile at the centre of your ecommerce strategy. The sources cited in that blog post show that the number of mobile users and shoppers is going through the roof.  Indians especially are shopping madly using their mobiles, and those that aren’t, want to,…

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5 Ways Coupons Can Help You Promote your Online Store

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store

Coupons can be a vital element of online store’s marketing plan. Coupons are basically tools which can be used to encourage your customers to behave in a way that is best for your business. And if you make the customer feel that they have been rewarded for their interaction with you, they will not only remember this experience positively, but will likely return to your online store again... and again. Here are 5 top ways in which you…

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Game-ify your Webware with Reward Triggers

By Sara Cabral | | Tagged Webware updates

As we’ve announced here, Webware has recently launched an awesome built-in Loyalty and Rewards Program for our merchants.  With this Loyalty Program, your customers can earn points on purchases and then use those points to get deals and discounts. Points can be used to gain new customers and to keep old ones coming back. And there are many creative ways you can use points.  So, now that your customers are loving points…

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Do-It-Yourself SEO

By Urvi Shah | | Tagged Marketing your online store, Starting an Online business

Search engines like Google are the primary way in which your web site gets found by customers and interested parties. So, helping search engines find you is absolutely critical to your ability to build traffic to your site. The process of getting search engines to notice your site and report it in the search results is called Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO for short. SEO is everything to do with managing how well and how high up you ap…

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How My Envy Box used Webware to the fullest

By Cory York | | Tagged Customer Stories

The Story: My Envy Box is a fresh new e-commerce startup focused on luxury cosmetics, based in New Delhi, India. Rishi, Julie and Bharat, the three co-founders, had an idea but no funding; they planned on bootstrapping their business as long as possible before trying to raise funds from outside investors. After resigning from their roles at high paying consulting firms, they set out to build their first startup! The Challenge: MyEnvyBox.…

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Tag Your Products!

By Sara Cabral | | Tagged Webware updates

We’re on a roll here at  Webware HQ and we’re banging out features faster than you can handle it! :) Today we’re launching a very useful feature called Product Tags. A product tag is essentially a keyword assigned to a product. They can describe a property of your product which can then be used to sort groups of products into “smart collections”, enable product specific coupons, and more.  It’s…

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