(This post was last published on December 20, 2017. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
The idea of replatforming your eCommerce store strikes fear in most merchants. It appears too risky. There’s seemingly so much that can go wrong during the process. But, avoiding a migration to a new platform for the wrong reasons can hurt your online business in the long run.
By sticking with your old technology, you won’t be able to provide the experience that your customers demand. You could be wasting thousands of dollars trying to fix the same problems over and over again. You could be holding your business back from growth.
To help you build confidence to take on this initiative, we’ve put together a list of common replatforming fears and how to avoid them. Put your mind at ease and don’t be afraid to grow your business by upgrading your eCommerce platform.(more…)
(This post was last published on June 14th, 2018. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Magento and Shopify are two of the leading eCommerce platforms available for sellers. While Magento has led the market for many years, Shopify is the fastest growing platform with no signs of slowing down. Both offer compelling solutions for medium-sized to Enterprise online sellers. The question is then, which platform should you use for your eCommerce store?
Whether you’re implementing a new site for the first time or upgrading from Magento 1, there are many factors that play into your decision. This article compares and contrasts Magento versus Shopify Plus to help you decide which platform is the right fit for you.(more…)
This week we’re reading a variety of topics that include eCommerce sales during the pandemic, online privacy, and how to communicate with customers during this time. Read the articles below!(more…)
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic touches each of us in different ways. As we all struggle to cope with its effects, it’s also a time where we can all come together to help in any way we can. At nChannel, we always strive to help eCommerce and retail businesses grow. During these unprecedented times, that is no different.
As you navigate these evolving challenges, we hope to make your time a little bit easier by giving you one resource of the latest news from financial assistance to eCommerce help and adjusting to working from home.
Most of all, we’re inspired by the creativity we’re witnessing every day by business owners to overcome these circumstances!
We will continue to share resources, advices, and best practices as they become available. If you think we missed any, please leave them in the comments so we can add them.(more…)
(This is a guest post from our friends over at Payability, a finance company that helps marketplace sellers take control of their cash flow issues and finally grow their businesses.)
For many small business owners — and especially eCommerce sellers — access to capital is a major growth hurdle. To effectively grow your eCommerce business, you need to invest, be it in a marketing campaign, new employees, or bulk inventory, for example. While it might work for some eCommerce businesses, going to a bank for financing isn’t always the best option (after all, the process is cumbersome, lengthy, and often a wasted effort due to low approval rates for online businesses).
But you likely already knew this. What you might not know is that there are financing options designed to work with your business, so you can get the cash you need — when you need it. In this guide, we break down popular options like Shopify Capital, Payability’s Instant Advance for Shopify, and more.(more…)