Building an Online Store

Are you thinking of building an online store? The next important step is to choose a robust e-commerce solution that offers all the services needed to create a successful eCommerce business. Shopify is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms to build an online store for do-it-yourselfers or people on a budget. The reason behind its popularity is how user friendly and affordable it is, with everything you need to create and operate your online store. If you’d like to have a risk free “look under the hood”, we are currently offering a 14 day Shopify free Trial . No need to enter a credit card!

Try Shopify free for 14 days
Try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk and no credit card required. It is a great opportunity to explore the Shopify templates, uncover the many tools it has to offer. Shopify is a perfect solution to sell your products in your online store.

50 E-commerce Templates: Shopify has countless template styles that can be customized, according to the need of your business. Some of the other services that are provided:
• Logo maker: The logo maker tool is a user-friendly tool to create your logo.
• Business name maker: Shopify helps you find the perfect name for your brand.
• Motto/slogan maker: uncover the perfect motto for your brand.
• Find the perfect domain name: Shopify makes it easy for you to build a store with your desired domain name.
• And more!

If you need help with ideas on what to sell online, Shopify even offers a Wholesale Product Search Tool.

Try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk and no credit card required.

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How to create a successful business website

How successful is your business website? Is it generating enough web traffic, sales and inquiries for your business? Or are your website visitors taking one look at your website and leaving for your competitors’ instead? Is your website compatible with mobile devices or is it impossible to read it and you lose all potential customers searching for your business via their smart phones or tablets?

True, no business website is perfect and has a 100% conversion rate, and we can all find ways to improve in some area. The infographic below from WeddingWire offers 20 do’s and don’ts for improving your business website sales and inquiries. We are also available to review your business website, and make sure it is as successful as possible for you.

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Is Your eCommerce Website Losing You Money?

Is Your eCommerce website losing you money?

In the highly-competitive, 24/7 world of eCommerce websites, small discrepancies can be the difference between financial success, and crippling failure. It’s important to be aware of what your customers expect in an eCommerce website – and what will prompt them to abandon your online store, possibly forever.

A recent CWCS report reveals some frightening facts: For instance, 57% of potential customers will leave a webpage if it takes more than three seconds to load – and 80% of them will never return to your eCommerce website.

In addition to lightning-fast loading speeds, your potential clients expect a simple, streamlined experience that is tailored to a variety of platforms; a whopping 82% of users will NOT recommend a business if they’ve had a bad mobile experience. Of those who leave an e-commerce site without making a purchase, 43% blame confusing navigation or excessive security.

Eliminate hidden fees. This is the number one factor that drives customers to abandon a shopping cart, with 56% citing unexpected costs as the primary reason for not completing their purchase.

Reduce the number of steps required to make a purchase. Every click is an opportunity to abandon the shopping cart — and 26% of users who do so leave when they discover that registration is required.

On the other hand, 80% of users feel safer, and are more likely to make a purchase, when they see a trusted card logo.

The thing that matters the most to your customers, perhaps unsurprisingly, is payment security. Emphasize how you will protect their personal and financial information. Provide them with a clean, simple interface. Offer a range of trusted payment methods, with widely-recognized logos clearly visible and plainly displayed.

To find out more on creating a successful eCommerce website, see the CWCS infographic below or contact us for more information.

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How to advertise your local business

Miami web designBusiness and personal relationships have changed forever due to the Internet’s ability to instantly connect people globally through e-mail, websites and social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The immeasurable connection that the Internet created has changed the way we communicate, gather and send information, and market our products and services. In all this noise, how do you successfully advertise your local business and not waste your time and resources?

The new global connection has created a problem for the local business in their local markets.

1. Traditional print advertising is becoming less effective.
2. Consumers have traded in their Yellow Pages for Online Search
3. Newspaper readership is almost non-existent
4. DVR devices and services like Netflix allow people to skip commercials
5. Search results bring information overload and local businesses get lost

Traditional advertising, in today’s highly competitive market, has proven to be insufficient in helping many small businesses grow. A web presence in today’s online environment is a must for business owners, but a website that cannot be found in online searches is a useless website. A website has to be search engine and mobile friendly (be viewable and found in all devices – laptops, desktops, smart phones and tablets.) Make sure you demand this of your web design company.

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Local Business Websites

A SEO company recently surveyed a panel of local consumers to learn how websites influence their attitudes and actions and what local consumers really want from local business websites. The compiled their findings into the following infographic. If you are in need of help to create and market your local business website, this will be of interest to you. Feel free to post your questions below or email us us for help for your local business website.

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What Consumers Want From A Local Business Website

How to protect your online reputation

Protect your online reputationRecent high profile cases have illustrated the danger of people having their online reputation damaged by negative online reviews and negative comments in social media sites. What you do if you get a bad review online? People like to write negative things more than positive things. Competitors might write bad reviews about your business to try to steal business away from you. How do you combat that? How do you protect your online reputation?

BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine speaks to Dave King of the agency Digitalis, which aims to help people and businesses recover their good name following negative online reviews.

Listen to the interview here.

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Why Online Reviews Are Essential for Your Business

Here, at Mackey Web Design, we love getting great online reviews from our web design customers. It’s extremely satisfying to know that you’ve done a great job and helped someone reach their  business goals. But as equally important, it’s our customers’ online reviews that help us  win new web design customers.

Consumers trust online reviews. Take a look at the infographic below from Brand which show how important customer reviews are in customers selection of a business and why it should be part of your marketing strategy.

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How To Increase Your Social Media Success Rates – Miami Web Design

How To Increase Your Social Media Success Rates?

There are various reasons that a business needs social media, but the most important is to mark its presence and establish itself in the market, be it to corner a local market such as  Miami Web Design  or a larger market, such as web design in general. A good marketing plan should be combined with a custom designed website, articles and blogs about their products and services, videos, promotion on websites like Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. 

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What Makes The Perfect Blog Post [Infographic]

What Makes The Perfect Blog Post? The folks at Blogpros combed through 100 well-ranked blogs by hand, and made this infographic illustrating what they found.
We present you with accurate data, but leave the conclusions up to you.
What can you deduce from these statistics? Whether you’re a casual blogger, an avid writer, or an SEO specialist; you’ll want to check this out. Your next blog post may turn out differently after seeing these stats!

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Top 5 small business branding mistakes

Shopkeeper smiling by storefront with open signIn this Google+ Hangout video,  iStock and BrandTwist join forces to help you identify — and avoid — the common small business branding mistakes, so you can start making bigger waves with your small business.

Do you have big plans for your small business that aren’t quite coming together? There’s a chance you’re making one or more of the top 5 small business branding mistakes that could be holding you back — or even putting you in legal hot water.

The good news is you have the power to change it. To get people to “like” your brand, but also buy it. To stand out in the growing sea of competitor websites. To tell a clear and compelling story that people actually want to hear. And to pull all of it together to build a powerful — and profitable — brand.”

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