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Encouraging App Reviews

Learn about the best ways to solicit app reviews It’s now such common practice for users to inform their buying decisions based upon online reviews. From Yelp to Amazon and even smaller retailers – this community of reviewers has a massive influence on future buyers. When you understand this, it becomes incredibly clear that your app has to get positive reviews. Arguably the only thing worse than bad reviews is no reviews… With bad reviews, Read more…

By Alec Boyd, ago
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Powerful Push Notifications – Tips and Tricks

Powerful push notifications have forever changed the way brands and retailers can engage and communicate with their customers. With Sandbox Commerce, it’s easy to send push notifications that direct users to collections, items, and other promotions Here are some tried and tested suggestions for deploying push notifications that will get opened, help with customer engagement and drive sales: Make it short and sweet: This will likely be the first content your customers will be engaging Read more…

By Alec Boyd, ago
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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…

By Alec Boyd, ago
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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…

By Alec Boyd, ago
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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…

By Alec Boyd, ago
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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…

By Alec Boyd, ago
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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…

By Alec Boyd, ago
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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…

By Alec Boyd, ago