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Creating an App that Matches Your Brand

Sandbox Commerce’s App Builder offers a robust set of tools that make our apps feel like a natural extension of your brand. A blank canvas can be a daunting place to start, but we try to make it as easy as possible for you to customize your app and have it look great on iOS and Android. We’ll outline all the steps and show you how easy it is! Upload Logos: Our image uploader makes Read more…

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Turning Your Shopify Store into an App

Small side hustles have a lot more in common with mega-brands like Red Bull, Budweiser, and Tesla Motors then you might think. The common denominator here is that they all manage their content with Shopify. Shopify has done an amazing job at leveling the playing field and offering enterprise level tools for a small monthly fee. With the existing landscape, these established brands have had to come up with new ways to stand out (queue Read more…

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Mobile Experiential Shopping (Not the Gimmicky Kind)

Creating a mobile app that nearly clones the mobile-browser shopping experience offers little value to consumers and business owners. E-commerce platforms like Shopify and Big Commerce have gotten so good at mobile-browser shopping, that the need to purchase items in-app is nearly non-existent. Brands and retailers that are hoping to offer more to their loyalist have been forced to refocus on creating mobile apps that offer value through experiences, rather than seamless shopping experiences. Here Read more…

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The Rise of The Social Seller

The ticket for entry in becoming an online retailer has never been more accessible. One after another, companies like WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, and Instagram have brought the brilliant operations of Big Box Retailers to makers, side hustlers and early stage founders alike. Starting at $99 per month, you’ll be able to use the classic Sandbox Commerce platform to design and launch your app within a week. This variety of great vendors and their abilities to Read more…

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What I’m Asked Series: What is the Difference Between Responsive Web and Native Apps?

In this aptly titled recurring series, ‘What I’m Asked’ I try to give a high-level understanding of some of e-commerce more complicated questions. My name is Alec Boyd and I’m the Head of Growth at Sandbox Commerce. Most of my day is spent chatting with e-commerce business from a variety of sizes. Whether I’m chatting with a Chief Marketing Officer or a business owner who is trying to quit their 9-5, the question of ‘What’s Read more…

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The Times Are a Changin’ – Why Your Store Needs a Mobile App

To successfully run an e-commerce website in 2018, you need to create an amazing mobile experience. The numbers don’t lie – early statistics for 2018 indicate that more than half of your potential customers are shopping while mobile. By not catering to this segments needs, you’re setting yourself up for failure. In a scramble for retailers of all shapes and sizes to adapt to the mobile world, they’re focusing on getting their product out the door Read more…

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3 Tips to Increase ROI using Content Marketing

There are a lot of myths and black magic surrounding return on investment (ROI) in regards to content marketing. Most store owners have heard the old adages like, “play the long game and it’ll pay off someday” or “becoming a knowledgeable voice and the buyers will seek you out”. Shop owners have a lot of fish to fry and it’s hard to justify such a cumbersome task that has an intangible ROI. More importantly, a Read more…

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Tips for Retailers, P1 – Encouraging and Gathering Customer Referrals

Word of mouth – especially customer reviews – are one of the strongest tools an ecommerce entrepreneur has at their disposal. It is easy to let frustration set in after your customers are happily consuming your product and not sharing rave review, here are a few steps to encourage your customers to submit reviews. Knowing Where to Start It’s important to not take the blanket approach. It’s in your best interest to identify your most Read more…