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Shopify App of the month: Rewind.io - Backups for Shopify

Shopify App of the month: Rewind.io - Backups for Shopify

August 01, 2018

Each month we discuss a Shopify application which we use and love. This month, meet Rewindan automatic backup service Shopify store owners.  Your data is your business! If you lose data, you lose your business.
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5 Reasons to migrate from Magento to Shopify

5 Reasons to migrate from Magento to Shopify

June 16, 2018

After November 2018, Magento will no longer support Magento 1.0 forcing users to upgrade to Magento 2.0.  As the forced migration date for Magento approaches, here are our Top 5 reasons to consider Shopify.
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Join us for Shopify Dublin Meetup #9

Join us for Shopify Dublin Meetup #9

May 18, 2018

Milk Bottle Labs are delighted to host this extra special Meetup next Tuesday, May 22nd. Network, catch up and learn from Mike Potter, Founder of Rewind & Lynsey Thornton, Vice President of UX at Shopify Inc.
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Some musings on the eve of Shopify Unite

Some musings on the eve of Shopify Unite

May 07, 2018

If Shopify is the driving force behind democratising commerce then Unite is the national convention - it’s where knowledge-sharing, connections and camaraderie amongst the global family of Shopify Partners takes place. 
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4 eCommerce Blogs worth reading in 2018

4 eCommerce Blogs worth reading in 2018

April 17, 2018

The world of e-Commerce is ever changing. New sales channels, digital techniques, social media and platform changes are hard to keep up with. We love the content produced in house by the Shopify team. 
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Shopify Meetup: Join us in Athlone on April 12th.

Shopify Meetup: Join us in Athlone on April 12th.

April 03, 2018

For our next Shopify Meetup, we travel to the heart of Ireland. Athlone, Co. Westmeath is a busy industrious town just over an hour from Dublin. We've built quite a few stores for Shopify entrepreneurs in the area. 
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Checkout on Shopify with Google Pay

Checkout on Shopify with Google Pay

March 23, 2018

Android users can now complete their purchase on your Shopify store with just a few clicks with Google Pay. By giving your customers a quick and friction less way to pay you'll be reducing the number of abandoned carts.
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IEDR Changes on the Way

.IE Domain Liberalisation is live

March 20, 2018

The .ie registration process will undergo change very soon. It has been decided to remove the claim to the name clause. Under this clause, businesses had to prove they had a connection to the name in order to register it.  
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Build Brand Recognition for Your Shopify Store

Build Brand Recognition for Your Shopify Store

March 14, 2018

In just 11 minutes, you’ll be able to turn your unknown brand into a category leader. Read this post, where I will tell you exactly how one Shopify store overcame the obstacle of trust faced by new and unknown brands.
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5 Must have Shopify Apps for store launch

5 Must have Shopify Apps for store launch

February 21, 2018

Over the last 2 to 3 years we've been adding at least 5 to 10 apps by default to each Shopify store. Many improve receipts, management and add efficiencies to logistics and fulfillment. Here's 5 we can't live without.
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Rewind Backup. One Less Shopify Risk

Rewind Backup. One Less Shopify Risk

February 13, 2018

One important asset that most entrepreneurs don’t think they need to backup is their Shopify store. This is because Shopify users assume that Shopify’s gurus will be able to recover a deleted file or restore the account......
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Start using Shopify's Point of Sale channel

Start using Shopify's Point of Sale channel

February 08, 2018

See how the Shopify POS app can help your growing Shopify store.  Sell in person at pop-up shops, trade shows, festivals, markets - wherever your customers are found, you can sell to them with Shopify POS.
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GDPR is around the corner

GDPR is around the corner

January 20, 2018

On May 25th 2018 the GDPR will take effect.  This will affect all Shopify business owners. Join us on February 15th to discuss GDPR for our 8th Shopify Meet Up...

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3 Shopify Housekeeping Resolutions for 2018

3 Shopify Housekeeping Resolutions for 2018

January 15, 2018

It's this time of the year e-commerce consultants, digital marketeers and online entrepreneurs try to predict what's going to be hot in 2018. Here we share 3 simple tips to focus on for 2018.

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9 Reasons Why Shopify Is Trustworthy

9 Reasons Why Shopify Is Trustworthy

November 13, 2017

In today’s online reality of phishing scams, identity theft and viruses, you need to do everything in your power to ensure customers feel confident about using your site. 

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Shopify & Black Friday 2017

Shopify & Black Friday 2017

November 11, 2017

To help you cope with this surge in potential shoppers around Black Friday & Cyber Monday, and ensure that you make the most of the Shopify platform, here are five updates that will help.

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Get your store discount ready for BFCM

Get your store discount ready for BFCM

November 06, 2017

Give your store the best chance to grow sales this BFCM season by offering your customers shareable discount codes that makes it easier and quicker to buy from you, every time.

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10 Ways to Build an Email List for Your Shopify Store

10 Ways to Build an Email List for Your Shopify Store

November 03, 2017

If you want loyal, repeat customers, you need to start building an online community of followers, and a great way to do that is to create email lists of current & future customers.

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7 Essential Steps To Your e-Commerce Store

7 Essential Steps To Your e-Commerce Store

October 25, 2017

If you’ve always toyed with the idea of launching your own ecommerce store but didn’t know where to start – then this is the blog for you!  In 4 minutes, we'll show you how to launch a profitable e-Commerce business.

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Shopify Meetup Dublin #7

Shopify Meetup Dublin #7

October 20, 2017

Join us on Wednesday, November 22nd for our 7th Official Shopify Meetup Dublin!
We've two great topics - Kit from Shopify and Pixc the photo editing app. Network and catch up with like minded Shopify users, developers and fellow e-Commerce entrepreneurs.
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You Need To Know: Shopify Is Partnering With BuzzFeed (3 minute read)

You Need To Know: Shopify Is Partnering With BuzzFeed (3 minute read)

October 13, 2017

With an audience of over 200 million readers, BuzzFeed is the King of online publishing! Shopify's partnership with BuzzFeed could help you promote on a  large scale and increase your audience base, follow the link for all the details.

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What Are The Benefits Of Video Marketing? Just a 4 minute read...

What Are The Benefits Of Video Marketing? Just a 4 minute read...

October 06, 2017

If you want to rank better on Google, connect with customers, convert users, build trust and encourage social shares, then you should really think about channelling your inner Stephen Spielberg!
Follow the link to read why video marketing could really benefit you.
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Shopify Meetup Cork - first Shopify event for Munster

Shopify Meetup Cork - first Shopify event for Munster

October 02, 2017

Since we launched the first ever Shopify Meetup in Ireland in early 2016 we've been regularly asked to bring the show to the South West of Ireland.  We are really excited to be hosting the first ever Shopify Meetup in Cork on October 12th.
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Why and How to Use Video Marketing for Ecommerce Store

Using Video to Market your Shopify Store

September 29, 2017

Simply put, video marketing is the use of videos in your various marketing campaigns to market or promote your brand, service or product. A successful video marketing campaign should include different kinds of videos such as customer testimonials, how-to-videos, corporate training videos, explainer videos...
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Join us on Thursday for our Shopify Meetup #6

Join us on Thursday for our Shopify Meetup #6

September 18, 2017

Join us on Thursday September 21st our 6th Official Shopify Dublin Meetup! It's a 'Merchant Special', a fun evening of networking with like minded Shopify users and fans. We have 3 business owners joining our Q & A on the night including Donagh Quigley - The Irish Handmade Soap Company. 
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10 Best Shopify Themes For Your Online Store 2017

10 Shopify Themes For Your Online Store in 2017

September 09, 2017

Your Shopify theme choice can make or break your business and affect sales. The Shopify themes have improved significantly over the last 24 months. Clever theme choice will save you in the long run from expensive customisations and app installs. Here we suggest our theme favourites.
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What is a Payment Gateway?

What is a Payment Gateway?

August 30, 2017

What is a Payment Gateway? Yes it's a pretty simple question we receive weekly. So here's a comprehensive answer :). It refers to how you take payments and how your sales are funded into your bank account. Shopify Payments is a cool easy to use gateway but there are over 70 options with Shopify.
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Replatform Your E-commerce Site To Shopify In 2017

Replatform Your E-commerce Site To Shopify In 2017

August 24, 2017

For online business owners operating on legacy platforms such as Zencart or Magento, moving platform, known as replatforming often creates a huge problem for the online business. Luckily we specialise in moving stores onto to Shopify with minimal business interruption.
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Shopify Meetup Dublin #6 - 'Merchant Special'

Shopify Meetup Dublin #6 - 'Merchant Special'

August 21, 2017

As Ireland's No.1 Shopify Experts, we are delighted to announce our next Official Shopify Meetup at our new larger location  - the wonderful Fitzwilliam Hotel on Stephens Green. It's a 'Merchant Special', a fun evening of networking with 3 Shopify business owners joining our Q & A on the night.
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How to Find a Product to Sell Online

How to Find a Product to Sell Online

August 09, 2017

We all want to make a success of ourown e-commerce website and it's possible! Heaps ofnew Shopify stores are opening every month. Starting an online store with Shopify is not that difficult. We’ve put together a wonderful step-by-step guide to help find your next product.
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Launch Pains: opening day fears

Launch Pains: opening day fears

July 25, 2017

For first-time online store owners launching a store can be a terrifying ordeal. Whatever the reason, it has caused you to hit the pause button and you are still not live.  How do you deal with your anxiety and launch the store?
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Personalise Your Marketing for Success?

Personalise Your Marketing for Success?

July 18, 2017

In the ‘early’ internet days consumer interest could be easily gained by simply using original or interesting content. Customers have become smarter to targeted marketing techniques. Real effort is now needed to gain new customers attention. 
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Strategies to Boost E-Commerce Sale with Facebook Ads

How to Boost E-Commerce Sale with Facebook Ads

July 02, 2017

Facebook ads can give up to 152% ROI. Though there are different versions of Facebook ads, there are selective types of ads, which you have to be aware of for your e-commerce business. Read on to understand the strategies to boost your sale with Facebook Ads.
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How to Get Traffic to Your Shopify Store?

How to Get Traffic to Your Shopify Store?

June 27, 2017

Owning a Shopify store demands creative and new ideas to drive more traffic. This can be a challenge. You'll always find answers to your questions once you have a clear understanding of the current market requirements and the moves of your competitors.
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Is Shopify Plus A Fit For Your Business?

Is Shopify Plus A Fit For Your Business?

June 20, 2017

You may be an entrepreneur with an already successful e-commerce business or a big enterprise-level player but do you worry that your present platform may not match your growth levels? If so it may be a good time to consider a move to Shopify Plus.
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Shopify Unite 2017

Shopify Unite 2017

June 07, 2017

In the 2nd half of April this year, more than a thousand ofShopify partners, merchants and developers descended on San Francisco for Shopify Unite. Announcements included Shopify Pay & a new card reader. Here’re the highlights of Shopify Unite 2017.
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Introducing Polaris: Shopify’s new design system

Introducing Polaris: Shopify’s new design system

May 11, 2017

Shopify have announced a completely updated admin interface called Polaris.  It will provide Shopify merchants with a more visual admin panel making it even easier to manage and grow your business with the world's favourite commerce platform.
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Time to replatform? Shopify vs Magento.

Time to replatform? Shopify vs Magento.

May 02, 2017

The Shopify v's Magento debate continues. Magento has will stop supporting Magento 1.x in Q3 of 2018.  Magento will no longer offer support or upgrades for Magento 1.x. In light of this, Let's consider 3 good reasons why you should consider Shopify. 
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Shopify Dublin Meetup No. 5

Shopify Dublin Meetup No. 5

April 25, 2017

Our Meetups are steadily growing alongside the Shopify community in Ireland. For Meetup 5 on May 24th we'll mix it up a little. We have 2 interesting topics - using video to boost ecommerce sales and managing your store finances with XERO.

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5 SEO Strategies For The E-Commerce Entrepreneur

5 SEO Strategies For The E-Commerce Entrepreneur

April 11, 2017

Search engine optimisation (SEO) may sound simple but, in reality, it can can quickly overwhelm even the most experienced online entrepreneur. So what’s an e-commerce business owner to do?Here we share 5 SEO Strategies For The Savvy E-Commerce Entrepreneur.
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10 e-Commerce Business Branding Tips

10 e-Commerce Business Branding Tips

April 04, 2017

For non marketing folks, building a brand may seem like an impossible task. Effective branding is a complete package that leaves a memorable footprint on the consumers minds. Here are 10 useful branding tips based on our own brand building experience.
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10 Tips To Automate Social Media

10 Tips To Automate Social Media

March 27, 2017

Social media helps in reaching out to customers, potential investors and influencers. However, managing social media takes a lot of time. Yet, you can’t afford to neglect these tasks or you may lose the business advantage. So, what’s the solution?
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