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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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Meet the New Mobile Shopify App

Meet the New Mobile Shopify App

September 28, 2016

Some Shopify announcements are more important than others. And we have to say, this is one of the most important updates Shopify have made in the last 12 months.
The new Shopify app is now available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
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Announcing the 2nd Official Shopify Ireland Meetup

Announcing the 2nd Official Shopify Ireland Meetup

September 08, 2016

We’re delighted to announce our2nd Official Shopify Meetup in Ireland.Meet fellow Shopify merchants, hear from Shopify's European Merchant Success Manager and get your store ready for the end of year sales spree.
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App of the month: Partial.ly. Take part payments with Shopify

App of the month: Partial.ly. Take part payments with Shopify

September 05, 2016

Partial.ly will automatically take payments from the customers card using your link to Stripe. You have the flexibility to define the payment term, amount and can even allow customers to define their own terms of payment.
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Ireland's 1st Official Shopify Meetup

Ireland's 1st Official Shopify Meetup

August 16, 2016

As Ireland's No. 1 ratedShopify experts, we want to spread the word and make sure all budding e-commerce entrepreneurs are aware of Shopify before choosing their e-commerce platform.
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App of the month: Swell Rewards & Loyalty Program

App of the month: Swell Rewards & Loyalty Program

July 26, 2016

Meet Swell. A simple rewards application which not only acts as a rewards and loyalty builder but also automates the entire process. It is possibly the simplest and yet most powerful app in theShopify Apps store.
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7 Reasons Why Shopify Plus Is The Best Fit For Ecommerce

7 Reasons Why Shopify Plus Is The Best Fit For Ecommerce

July 19, 2016

Has your small business out-grown your current e-commerce platform? What should you do when your e-commerce store has grown too big to handle? Consider Shopify Plus+.
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Fancy €2,500? Meet the Trading Online Voucher Scheme

Fancy €2,500? Meet the Trading Online Voucher Scheme

July 05, 2016

If you are an established business of at least 1 year old, you may be missing out on up to €2,500 in funding for your next online store.  

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6 Shopify Marketing Tactics: Drive Sales From Mobile Customers

6 Shopify Marketing Tactics: Drive Sales From Mobile Customers

June 24, 2016

It would be an understatement to say that today, there are more mobile visitors than people who visit a site through their desktop.This is quite evident from a survey conducted by Shopify in August 2014
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10 Reasons to Consider Shopify in Ireland

10 Reasons to Consider Shopify in Ireland

June 12, 2016

If you are looking to sell online in Ireland, you should consider Shopify. It is the e-commerce platform of the future. Here we list the immediate benefits of Shopify as your next platform of choice for your online business. 
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Understanding 'Abandoned Carts' in Shopify

Understanding 'Abandoned Carts' in Shopify

May 27, 2016

According to a study released by Shopify, as much as 67% of sales are lost because of this abandoned cart phenomenon, which means that over two thirds of your sales are simply disappearing, as people decide not to go through with them.
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Meet Elivar. Our latest Shopify store.

Meet Elivar. Our latest Shopify store.

May 21, 2016

Extensive research using real and academic insights, backing by Bord Bia and addressing the needs of athletes over 35 has lead to the development of a new market of sports nutrition - Elivar.com.
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UPDATE: Shopify in Ireland MeetUp - May 16th

UPDATE: Shopify in Ireland MeetUp - May 16th

April 25, 2016

Keir Whitaker from theShopify Partner Growth Team will be our keynote speaker for the first Shopify Ireland MeetUp. Sign up here today to reserve your place.
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Stripe or PayPal? Or Both?

Stripe or PayPal? Or Both?

April 17, 2016

Our Shopify clients use our services to build cool Shopify stores but most require advice & direction on multiple other areas of e-commmerce - especially payment gateway choice.
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App of the month: Product Upsell

App of the month: Product Upsell

March 11, 2016

It's impossible not to consider apps built by the team atBold Apps. The teamproduce a range of applications which drive revenue, are simple to use and pay for themselves in weeks.
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Shopify Announce Free SSL Certs

Shopify Announce Free SSL Certs

February 24, 2016

Shopify says it plans to join Facebook, Mozilla and Google to sponsor Let's Encrypt, an industry lead plan to improve security across the internet.
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App of the Month: Receiptful

App of the Month: Receiptful

February 02, 2016

Each month we discuss a Shopify application which we use and love. This month, meet Receiptful, an enhanced receipt application which improves the receipt for your customers and adds functionality to drive repeat sales.
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What we learned after using Shopify for 12 months

What we learned after using Shopify for 12 months

January 06, 2016

Farmodels.com has grown to become one of Europe's major suppliers of collectable farm models. In this guest blog post, Sean shares his experience after using Shopify for 12 months. 
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5 Things for Retailers to Consider Before Building an Online Store 

5 Things for Retailers to Consider Before Building an Online Store 

December 08, 2015

The skills and activities that made your bricks and mortar retail store a success are not necessarily the things that will determine success for you in the online world of eCommerce.
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WF Aviation.com - Our latest store

WF Aviation.com - Our latest store

November 01, 2015

Late in the summer we met an energetic young entrepreneur from Co. Westmeath in Ireland - William Flood. An experienced pilot, William had been selling aircraft parts and accessories world wide through an eBay channel. 
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eCommerce Fulfillment by Shopify

eCommerce Fulfillment by Shopify

July 28, 2015

Shopify makes setting up fulfilment easy.  For international sellers,Shopify has a range of applications which can link into the major couriers such as UPS,DHL and FedEx
 
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Have you got product reviews on your site?

Have you got product reviews on your site?

May 10, 2015

Product reviews from past customers carry significant weight and allow your e-commerce store to build trust. The more reviews your store gets the more that visitors will trust your offer and buy from you.
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Credit Card Security is key to your online store

Credit Card Security is key to your online store

April 05, 2015

The move towards cashless society means more and more credit card use and added concerns around security. ForShopify store owners.....
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Google Now Indexes Mobile Friendly Factors

March 01, 2015

Google's mobile ranking algorithm will officially include mobile-friendly usability factors.  Making sure your site is mobile-friendly is now more........
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Go Mobile with Shopify Instantly

February 16, 2015

 Go Mobile with Shopify
Managing a small business is time consuming enough without having to worry about how your store renders on a mobile handset......

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Take a 14 day Shopify Trial

November 23, 2014

Building an ecommerce store is daunting. But it is made a whole lot easier with Shopifys cloud based online store building tools. No longer are you required to be an expert in the field of digital marketing
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10 Reasons to use Shopify

November 22, 2014

Shopify includes a host of features making selling online super easy. Below are a few of the features many of our clients are confused about prior to launch.......

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