One of the largest drivers of online retail has been the advent of viral trends. These trends arise via the almost immediate spread of content “hype” through online channels. In 2016, eCommerce was a $1.915 trillion dollar industry worldwide. In the United States alone, eCommerce sales rose to $423.34 billion, a 15.6% increase from the previous year. Why is commerce heading online, and what does "viral" mean in relation to trends? We know how important online retail has grown to be, but how do viral trends help drive eCommerce sales and mold the way retailers sell?
High quality photos don’t have to come at a high price or extensive time commitment if you take the right steps to prepare. No need to buy a fancy or expensive camera to get the right shot, your smartphone will work just fine! Follow these simple, do-it-yourself tips so that you can showcase your products through awesome photos:
Black Friday is holiest day of the year for shoppers and business owners alike. Whether you’re a huge corporation or a local retail store, gaining competitive edge during this huge spending day can be a daunting task. You will have to get creative and prepare to take risks to avoid being washed out by the competition.
Every year it feels like the holiday season starts earlier and earlier... But did you know this time coincides with the highest giving time of the year for nonprofit organizations?
With the holidays right around the corner, nonprofit organizations are gearing up for the highest time of the giving season. Therefore, you must make the donation process as seamless and fast as possible for your contributors. Just like some our larger competitors, Payscape offers your organization a way to take those donations online with just a click of a button!
Becoming your own boss is a risky endeavor that many believe only a select few can succeed at. Those who take the leap into launching a small business are ready to face the many obstacles that go along with it. Whether it’s your first or 10th small business launch there will be surprises around every corner. That is why it is important to prepare for the unexpected.
Having a website is an intangible, yet an ever-important extension of your company and brand. It is quickly becoming a cornerstone of small business success. In 2016 however, a Clutch.com survey of 350 small businesses suggested that just over 50% in the U.S. had created a functioning website. When asked why they did not, industry relevance and cost were the two most common responses among participants. Let’s face it, having a website in the current business environment is absolutely essential for all companies large and small. But how do you decide what website creation experience is right for your small business’s functions, and how do you avoid paying more than you want or need to?
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Let’s be honest: there really is no perfect time to call prospects, and no perfect subject line that will make them open every email. Prospecting is hard! In fact, 38% of salespeople struggle most with prospecting. It’s a challenge to say the least, but with a little bit of guidance, it doesn’t have to be. Take into account these four considerations to ensure the most efficient follow up success with your prospects:
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The changing lifestyles of today’s consumers is driving the demand in food-service businesses. Nowadays, many people don’t have time or the urge to cook. Since more and more consumers are looking to try out the next trendy cuisine or the most convenient to-go operation, the restaurant industry needs to keep up with the latest consumer trends now more than ever.
Dreaming of opening up your own bistro or cafe? We’ve got the tips to get you started: