A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Thursday, December 17, 2015Kelly Nelson This year has been one for the history books here at eBridge Connections! We’ve had some great product developments, attended some great industry events, launched new programs and far surpassed our documents integrated from last year. Read More
How to Keep your Customers Coming Back

How to Keep your Customers Coming Back

Monday, December 14, 2015Kelly Nelson

This tends to be an area of business where most companies can agree. It’s a simple concept – your best customers are your most loyal customers. In fact, most would argue that it is downright essential to any eCommerce business to have a solid group of loyal customers that keep coming back!

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Tis' the Season to Save your Customers Money!

Tis' the Season to Save your Customers Money!

Monday, December 7, 2015Kelly Nelson Digital coupons can be extremely powerful for online retailers. They have the power to bring customers back and create word of mouth. This is especially important around the holidays. That word of mouth could make the difference between a profitable season and a dreadful one. It’s also important that you weigh the options financially and ensure that your business can sustain the coupons. Read More
2016 New Year’s Resolutions for your eCommerce Store

2016 New Year’s Resolutions for your eCommerce Store

Thursday, November 26, 2015Kelly Nelson

It’s that time of year again! People are making their lists and checking them twice. We’re not just talking about our friend Santa Claus either!

That’s right, it’s time for the New Year’s Resolutions List. For eCommerce merchants, this can sometimes be a challenge depending on budget, manpower, and other potential obstacles that could stop you from working through some of the resolutions.

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Best Practices for Holiday Selling on Amazon

Best Practices for Holiday Selling on Amazon

Thursday, November 26, 2015Kelly Nelson

Amazon has become a hot spot for holiday shopping around the world and sellers can look at the marketplace as a great profit making opportunity.  This however, can also be challenging for retailers if they are not properly equipped and prepared. Between juggling customer service issues, inventory, employees, shipping and fulfilment, retailers certainly have their hands full.

We have listed below a few best practices that will allow you to enjoy the holidays and make a few pennies selling on Amazon!

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Why Integration is Important During the Holidays

Why Integration is Important During the Holidays

Thursday, November 12, 2015Global Administrator The holidays are, for the most part, an important time of year for online merchants. There are obviously some seasonal and B2B businesses that are exceptions to the madness of the holidays, but for everyone else, the holiday season is the busiest time for eCommerce. Read More
Preparing your Online Store for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Preparing your Online Store for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Thursday, November 5, 2015Global Administrator Start Early!

Seriously, if you’re only thinking about this now, you’re probably a bit late. Having said that, there are still a number of things you can implement quickly that may help you overcome the madness that comes with these two days. Read More
TIPS FOR INCREASING CONVERSIONS ON YOUR PRODUCT PAGES

TIPS FOR INCREASING CONVERSIONS ON YOUR PRODUCT PAGES

Wednesday, October 28, 2015Global Administrator

A picture says 1,000 words, right?

Well, sometimes, yes it does, but in the case of your product pages, no!

The thing about product pages is that they are there to tell your product’s story, and to give your customers a sense of how awesome you are. If we’re being honest with ourselves, a picture is really not enough by itself.

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TRICK OR TREAT: WICKED IDEAS TO BOOST YOUR HALLOWEEN SALES THIS YEAR

TRICK OR TREAT: WICKED IDEAS TO BOOST YOUR HALLOWEEN SALES THIS YEAR

Thursday, October 22, 2015Global Administrator Ghosts, goblins and witches OH MY!

That’s right! Next week is Halloween! Time to have some fun, don’t you think? Below we’ve listed a couple of easy initiatives you can use on your eCommerce store and social media channels to have some fun with your customers. Read More
PREPARING YOUR ECOMMERCE STORE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

PREPARING YOUR ECOMMERCE STORE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Thursday, October 15, 2015Global Administrator It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

Well not quite, but we are getting there. The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to start preparing. It’s not even just Christmas that you need to be prepared for. Online retailers need to keep in mind that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just as big, if not a bigger deal in today’s world.

So, how does one prepare? How do you optimize your store for maximum sales and growth? We have a couple of tips that will make this time of year even more wonderful (and profitable) for you! Read More
WHAT THE AMAZON AND SHOPIFY PARTNERSHIP MEANS TO ONLINE MERCHANTS

WHAT THE AMAZON AND SHOPIFY PARTNERSHIP MEANS TO ONLINE MERCHANTS

Friday, October 9, 2015Global Administrator You may have heard about Amazon’s huge vote of confidence in Shopify recently in the news. As of September 17th 2015, Amazon Webstore owners are able to migrate their businesses to Shopify. This means that owners are now able to seamlessly move their online store to the Canadian-founded eCommerce platform. Read More
PARTNER PROFILE: ECHIDNA

PARTNER PROFILE: ECHIDNA

Wednesday, October 7, 2015Global Administrator We’re excited to announce that another amazing team of digital experts has joined forces with eBridge Connections to deliver premium integrated eCommerce solutions.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL BUY BUTTONS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL BUY BUTTONS

Monday, October 5, 2015Global Administrator Although still in an infancy stage, social commerce seems to be taking the online retail space by storm. We’ve discussed how much social can help your eCommerce sales in past blog posts, and we stand by it. Did you know that near 80% of respondents from a Forbes study say that a social media post… Read More
UNDERSTANDING ECOMMERCE INTEGRATION WITH MICROSOFT DYNAMICS GP

UNDERSTANDING ECOMMERCE INTEGRATION WITH MICROSOFT DYNAMICS GP

Tuesday, September 29, 2015Global Administrator Whether your company is already selling online or preparing to get started, you might be familiar with the term “eCommerce integration”.  It’s a term that can mean many things, but for the most part it is meant to describe the process of exchanging and synching data between an eCommerce system (shopping cart platform) and another… Read More
ETHICAL TOOLS TO SPY ON YOUR COMPETITORS

ETHICAL TOOLS TO SPY ON YOUR COMPETITORS

Wednesday, September 23, 2015Global Administrator eCommerce is booming and business is competitive. It can be extremely difficult to compete in an industry where there are so many other options for your customers to choose from. How does an eCommerce merchant compete in such a competitive landscape? Read More
PARTNER PROFILE: INSPIRE DIGITAL UK

PARTNER PROFILE: INSPIRE DIGITAL UK

Thursday, September 17, 2015Global Administrator Last month we began introducing our valued partners. Today we would like to introduce Inspire Digital UK! Read More
WAYS TO BUILD CUSTOMER LOYALTY IN ECOMMERCE

WAYS TO BUILD CUSTOMER LOYALTY IN ECOMMERCE

Thursday, September 17, 2015Global Administrator Today’s customer is different; they know what they want, and if you can’t give it to them, they will definitely find it elsewhere. So how does one stand out in such a competitive landscape?

Building customer loyalty.

A loyal customer is worth much more than a one-off transactional customer. Here are a few things to keep in mind when attempting to build up that loyalty that is so valuable. Read More
POWERFUL TOOLS FOR EBAY SELLERS

POWERFUL TOOLS FOR EBAY SELLERS

Friday, September 11, 2015Global Administrator eBay is a unique type of eCommerce marketplace. The auction style of selling makes it stand out from others and makes it appealing to a certain group of sellers (and buyers). These sellers face challenges just like any other business owner. Often, the primary challenge is finding enough time to complete all of the tasks involved in running an eBay business.  Fortunately, there are several tools available that can simplify and automate tasks to make selling a whole lot easier! Below, we’ve highlighted some of the powerful tools for eBay sellers available today. Read More
WHAT YOU SHOULD BE LEARNING FROM YOUR COMPETITION

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE LEARNING FROM YOUR COMPETITION

Thursday, September 10, 2015Global Administrator eCommerce professionals are constantly faced with new challenges. These vary anywhere from the ever changing worlds of marketing and technology, to finding ways to constantly improve their product. Having said that, one of the challenges that remains constant is your competition.

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BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR ECOMMERCE RETAILERS

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR ECOMMERCE RETAILERS

Wednesday, September 2, 2015Global Administrator As with any seasonal change, back to school is a great opportunity for online retailers to make an impact on their customers and their own bottom lines. Depending on what you sell and who you sell to, the back to school craze can often help you reach a new audience of customers. Here are a few tips to make the most of it! Read More
THE PROS AND CONS OF DROP SHIPPING

THE PROS AND CONS OF DROP SHIPPING

Tuesday, September 1, 2015Kelly Nelson

For those of you who don’t know what drop shipping is, here is a quick run-down:

It is a fulfillment method that allows an online retailer to purchase products individually from a wholesaler and ship them directly to the customer.  This way, you just have to find a drop shipping supplier to partner with and list their merchandise for sale. It also saves you from buying mass quantities of inventory, and lets the supplier directly ship the product to your customer from their warehouse.

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5 PRACTICAL USES OF A SALESFORCE – ERP INTEGRATION

5 PRACTICAL USES OF A SALESFORCE – ERP INTEGRATION

Thursday, August 27, 2015Global Administrator A few of the reasons why organizations implement a CRM application such as Salesforce are to store and organize data and to make it readily available for internal business processes and interaction with customers. Implementing an Salesforce – ERP integration solution can take this a step further, delivering several incremental benefits. Read More
WHICH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM IS RIGHT FOR YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS?

WHICH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM IS RIGHT FOR YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015Global Administrator A single answer to this question does not exist. The truth is that with today’s modern consumer, you should be on multiple social media platforms to really reach and impact your audience. The hard part, for some, is deciding which ones are best for your eCommerce business and your audience. This will sometimes come from trial and error, and sometimes just pure luck, but there are some obvious indicators you should pay attention to. It won’t help you or your company to just hop on the social media flavor of the week; it’s important that you be strategic and particular about which social media platforms you are on. Read More
PARTNER PROFILE: ATMOSOL

PARTNER PROFILE: ATMOSOL

Tuesday, August 25, 2015Global Administrator Over the past few weeks we’ve been taking some time to really get to know our channel partners and getting a better understanding of what they do and why they do it.

Today’s feature partner is Atmosol, an eCommerce design and development firm based out of Phoenix, AZ. Atmosol is headed by CEO Vishal Wadher, and was founded in 2005. By the words of his own employees, Vishal has an “endless supply of energy which he dedicates to Atmosol.” To give you a better idea of what Atmosol is all about, we conducted a brief interview with Vishal. Please find the interview Q & A below. Read More
5 SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT LINK BUILDING TIPS TO GROW YOUR ECOMMERCE STORE

5 SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT LINK BUILDING TIPS TO GROW YOUR ECOMMERCE STORE

Monday, August 24, 2015Global Administrator Link building can be considered the back bone to some eCommerce merchants SEO strategy. Try and imagine it as a city’s (the internet’s) road map to a destination (your site). It’s a good analogy that is often used to describe how it works. Read More