Shopify News, Tips & Views

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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Shipping Ideas to Boost e-Commerce Sales

Shipping Ideas to Boost e-Commerce Sales

March 06, 2017

The success and failure of your e-Commerce brand is absolutely dependent on the shipment partner you choose. To enhance your customers shipping experience and boost your long term e-Commerce sales consider these best practises...
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Tracking e-Commerce Performance

Tracking e-Commerce Performance

February 25, 2017

As you build on an online business you can be proud of, there are multiple tasks you need to fulfil each day, and as a result you may end up forgetting to focus on the very important part of your job . In this blog post we discuss 'tracking your e-commerce performance'.
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Ecommerce trends for 2017

Ecommerce trends for 2017

February 20, 2017

Experts predict online sales will experience a growth from $335 billion in 2015 to a whopping $523 in the year 2020. That's 9.32% per year. As we start 2017, it’s time to start developing a robust e-commerce marketing strategy to sustain in this rapidly growing e-commerce landscape. 
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Shopify Dublin MeetUp #4

Shopify Dublin MeetUp #4

February 14, 2017

Join us on March 2nd for Shopify Meetup #4. Mingle with Shopify store owners, chat and learn from developers and speakers on the night. Sign up here today. Join us for Free Pizza at Bank of Ireland, 1 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin.

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How to Do E-commerce Market Research

Carrying Out E-Commerce Research

January 23, 2017

To succeed in any business, you need to plan, research and understand the market. Unless you have a clear idea of who your target clientele are, what’s on offer from other e-commerce sites, and how the market is anticipated to grow, you may find it tough to create a practical business model...
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Shopify EMV Card Reader is here!

Shopify EMV Card Reader is here!

January 13, 2017

It's finally here. The card reader was the topic of conversation at our 3rd Shopify Meet Up. The EMV reader which powers your card transactions enables you to finally link yourShopify store to your pop up store and cash register via theShopify POS app.
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Shopify Payments & POS Event

Shopify Payments & POS Event

November 30, 2016

A record crowd attended our 3rd Dublin Shopify Meet Up. Bank of Ireland kindly provided the venue on the night.  Topic for the evening was the Shopify POS (Point of Sale) till system and Shopify payments.

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Shopify Dublin Meet Up #3

Shopify Dublin Meet Up #3

October 31, 2016

Join us on Wednesday November 16th at one of the coolest Meet Up venues in Dublin. BOI Grand Canal Square will host the next Shopify Meet Up. Items for discussion are Shopify POS & Shopify Payments.
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Shopify Payments arrives in Ireland

Shopify Payments arrives in Ireland

October 26, 2016

Good news !!!!! We love Shopify and we have reason to, as today Shopify payments is officially available in Ireland. That means cheaper monthly fees and more margin. We logged into our store and were greeted with the option to 'add Shopify Payments'.
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Confirmation Emails: How to Build Loyalty

Confirmation Emails: How to Build Loyalty

October 05, 2016

For retailers, confirmation emails can be an efficient tool in building loyalty and enticing people to buy from them. That’s because shoppers love such mails, often giving them priority among their other emails apart ...
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