Is Loneliness the Tradeoff of Success?

Humans are social animals, we live in families and have tight-knit social circles. Stress and entrepreneurship walk hand in hand, white-knuckled and aching for a break. It's not healthy to neglect your needs for too long.

December 6, 2019

9 best lead magnet ideas to grow your email list

A warm welcome to Guest Poster Hannah Pham from HappyPoints, who shares her insights into lead magnets and email marketing. Which lead magnets are the most effective? Find out in this article!

December 5, 2019

Marketing Under the Influence: Using Micro-Influencers to Promote your Products on Instagram

Influencer and Social Marketing strategies are more widely used than ever. Your audience consumes Influencer content much differently than they do ads. This is why brands like FitTea, Fashion Nova and Sugar Bear Hair have found such success with Influencers. However, big Influence comes with a hefty price tag. It may seem unattainable to your small or medium business. This is where micro-influencers swoop in.

November 16, 2019

MLM's:Why Being in one is not the same as Entrepreneurship

The goal of entrepreneurship is a growing one, and some companies prey on it. Most of these companies ironically mask themselves as socially conscious and diverse but wherever there's a deep need or passion, there will be those trying to exploit it.

November 30, 2019

4 Fiverr services you should avoid in your Marketing

At CartKit, we're on a mission to make marketing easier. However, we also want to make your marketing as effective as possible. Sometimes, it's hard to balance the two, especially with the quick fix services available on sites like Fiverr tempting you. To make the most out of your business, and give it the best shot at success, we've helped narrow down some of the marketing services you need to be wary of.

November 28, 2019

So Crazy It Might just Work!

If you've ever watched QVC, you know crazy ideas can result in serious money and high brand awareness. Slap Chop and ShamWow ads are burned into my brain forever, and I know I'm not alone. Unique ideas and unique advertising stick with people.

November 23, 2019

5 Proven Tips for Moving Offline Sales Online

You have a thriving in-person business. You sell at local craft shows or markets, or you have a brick and mortar store. You know things are progressively getting more digital- and that means online sales. Not wanting to miss out on that market, you want to try your hand at online sales.According to the Pew Research Center, 8 out of 10 Americans are online shoppers, so you know getting a website is the right choice. But how do you take the success you've created offline and funnel it into your eCommerce?

November 21, 2019

Changing the Leopard’s Spots: When you need a new niche

When you sink a lot of time and money into an idea, moving on from that idea can feel like a huge loss. For many, finding the right niche and changing your business can be the path to finally breaking through the wall and finding success in your business.

November 14, 2019

Is Loneliness the Tradeoff of Success?

Humans are social animals, we live in families and have tight-knit social circles. Stress and entrepreneurship walk hand in hand, white-knuckled and aching for a break. It's not healthy to neglect your needs for too long.

December 6, 2019

Marketing Under the Influence: Using Micro-Influencers to Promote your Products on Instagram

Influencer and Social Marketing strategies are more widely used than ever. Your audience consumes Influencer content much differently than they do ads. This is why brands like FitTea, Fashion Nova and Sugar Bear Hair have found such success with Influencers. However, big Influence comes with a hefty price tag. It may seem unattainable to your small or medium business. This is where micro-influencers swoop in.

November 16, 2019

MLM's:Why Being in one is not the same as Entrepreneurship

The goal of entrepreneurship is a growing one, and some companies prey on it. Most of these companies ironically mask themselves as socially conscious and diverse but wherever there's a deep need or passion, there will be those trying to exploit it.

November 30, 2019

So Crazy It Might just Work!

If you've ever watched QVC, you know crazy ideas can result in serious money and high brand awareness. Slap Chop and ShamWow ads are burned into my brain forever, and I know I'm not alone. Unique ideas and unique advertising stick with people.

November 23, 2019

Let's Get Digital: An Inside Look at Selling Digital Products

It came without boxes, it came without tags, it came without packages boxes or bags. No, it’s not Christmas and no, I’m not the Grinch. The world of eCommerce has traditionally been dominated by physical products being sold online. In recent years, there has been an emerging trend of stores selling digital products and information products.

November 9, 2019

How to TikTok all the boxes for your Social Media Marketing

Will you cringe? Probably. Will you find out what an E-boy is? Definitely. Is it an awesome place to brand yourself and showcase your products? If you do it right, it can be.

November 7, 2019

Stop blaming Millennials for Killing your Business

Millennials are now 25 percent of the U.S. population, 30 percent of the voting-age population, and almost 40 percent of the working-age population. This means can have a huge impact on your industry.

October 3, 2019

What's The Tea on Marketing Slang?

How would you feel if your favorite brand posted about how their products were high-key awesome? ...Or if they began customer emails with “Hey Fam”? ...What if they said their customers were Bae?

September 21, 2019

25 Free Tools You Need in Your Business ToolBox

Running a business is an expensive endeavor. You likely review every tool you or your team uses and weigh the cost to benefit. To help you, I’ve gone through my favorite tools and listed my top picks of the free, freemium and free trials. Once your business outgrows the free versions, most of these have premium paid versions to support your bustling business.

October 10, 2019

8 Promotion Platforms you Need to start Using Now

Promoting outside of paid ads or Instagram/Facebook posts can feel intimidating. It’s understandable since there’s so much to know and so many platforms to consider. However, you want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of what the internet has to offer. Here are 8 of my favorite Social Platforms for promotion.

October 5, 2019

The Joy of Content Marketing

When I went through Bob Ross’ Youtube videos I noticed something interesting. Okay, a few things, given the fact that the man could whip up a landscape out of blobs of paint faster than you can blink, and that he has an affinity for squirrels. He doesn’t try to directly sell you anything. Ever. Bob Ross quietly created a $15 million art empire before he died in 1995, but how did he accomplish this?

September 26, 2019

The 5 Worst Pieces of Marketing Advice...Ever

I’m sure we’ve all heard our share of marketing advice, which also means we’ve all heard our share of bad marketing advice. Bad marketing advice is like a thin mist being whisked around in the breeze, uncontained. It quietly slips in with the wood advice so we don’t even notice it. Today, we’re going to call out the bad advice we’ve heard and clear up the fog. Here are 5 terrible pieces of marketing advice to avoid.

September 20, 2019

Turn up the Heat: Embrace Seasonality to Keep your Business out of the Cold

Boosting your business or your sales in September can feel daunting. After all, September is routinely a less than ideal time for stock and shares. It's the only month that consistently declined over the past 100 years, and over shorter spans of time. But let’s really look at why this happens.

September 20, 2019

Switching To CartKit

Not all apps are created equal. CartKit apps, including Consistent Cart, have been mentioned in Oberlo, CommerceGurus, and even Forbes as one of the most-have apps for your Shopify Store. Here’s how to get started with the switch.

September 10, 2019

20 Examples of Epic Abandoned Checkout Emails (and Why they Work!)

Every brand has its own voice. This voice needs to carry through from the landing page to every bit of messaging you have with your customers. You want to create a shopping experience for your customers to drive loyalty and keep them coming back for more.

September 10, 2019

How to Optimize your Product Pages

Looks matter. People want to look if it’s aesthetically pleasing, smooth, nice coloring. The world of e-commerce limits other senses, so what people see and read on your website is everything. 

September 10, 2019

9 best lead magnet ideas to grow your email list

A warm welcome to Guest Poster Hannah Pham from HappyPoints, who shares her insights into lead magnets and email marketing. Which lead magnets are the most effective? Find out in this article!

December 5, 2019

Your Store is truly One in a Million, as Shopify hits a New Milestone

Shopify has announced they hit a new milestone on October 29, 2019. 15 years after Tobi Lutke’s first store, SnowDevil, launched in 2004, what has now become Shopify has hit 1 million merchants on the platform. Think about that: One. Million. Stores.

October 29, 2019

The 7 Biggest Blunders causing your Customers to Abandon their Carts

Jace walks into your retail clothing store...

September 10, 2019

Why Your Business Needs a Blog

A blog is a man’s best friend. Ahem. I meant to say: A blog is a Business’ best friend.

September 10, 2019

Why We're Depreciating Facebook Messenger

At CartKit, we strive to make a remarketing product that is very simple, intuitive and takes the work out of your hands. And we’ve hit a crossroads with one of our features.

September 10, 2019

Customer Support ROI

Your support is the face of your company. It can and should be more than the bare minimum of answering emails. Treating your support efforts as a capital sinkhole does your company and customers a great disservice.

September 10, 2019

Ecommerce Meme Roundup

Hey, we know you're stressed. Maybe you just need a minute or two to unwind from the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. We get it. That's why I've put together this Meme Roundup for Entrepreneurs. You need to take a break, you know, to avoid burnout. So I hope you kick back, relate to some (or all!) of these and laugh.

September 10, 2019

Why Paying Attention To Your Customers Pays Off

80% of your businesses future revenue will be generated from 20% of your business's existing customers. It costs five times as much to acquire a new customer as it does to re-engage an existing one.

September 28, 2019

Case Study: BTS Mania

With over half a billion YouTube views BTS Mania is the first group since The Beatles to nab three chart-topping Billboard albums in one year. Learn how BTS Mania leverages CartKit to increase their merchandise sales.

September 20, 2019

Of Silks to SaaS: The CartKit Founding Story

I built Consistent Cart to address a growing need in the market: To bring the power of multi-channel to e-commerce in one easy to use app. 

September 12, 2019

Disconnecting from your Desk : A Guide

When working from your house, work has a way of coming home with you. 

September 10, 2019

Never Underestimate The Influence Of SMS

Boasting the highest open rates of any other medium, SMS is excellent for business. It also has the added benefit of allowing for simple and easy retargeting. 

September 10, 2019