Alec Boyd


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Bringing AR to E-Commerce

Sep 19, 2018 11:16:17 AM / by Alec Boyd posted in E-Commerce

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Apple recently announced iOS 12 at their developer conference. Along with with a handful of incremental updates, there was a big emphasis on their new AR Kit.

With technologies biggest mover putting skin in the AR game, we'll begin to see more and more AR in our daily lives and eventually trickle into shopping experiences. Shopify also announced that they will bring Apple's latest AR tech to their platform and give stores new opportunities to implement AR to their products.

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Using Smart Design to Improve Your E-Commerce Store

Sep 17, 2018 11:18:17 AM / by Alec Boyd

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In the next few blog post, we're going to uncover some of the best ways to optimize your e-commerce store for checkout. A checkout flow might seem obvious to you, but it's likely harming your revenue more than you realize. 

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How Apps Became the Largest Mobile Revenue Channel

Aug 22, 2018 10:59:04 AM / by Alec Boyd posted in E-Commerce

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If you blinked, you might have missed it... In 2018, it's expected that United States shoppers will make over $118 billion in retail purchases on their smartphones. A stunning 66% of those purchases will occur in a mobile app. 

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Encouraging App Reviews

Aug 9, 2018 4:13:31 PM / by Alec Boyd

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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.

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Powerful Push Notifications - Tips and Tricks

Aug 2, 2018 1:30:20 PM / by Alec Boyd

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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

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Creating an App that Matches Your Brand

Jun 28, 2018 3:17:04 PM / by Alec Boyd

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Sandbox Commerce's App Builder offers a robust set of tools that make our apps feel like a natural extension of your brand.

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Turning Your Shopify Store into an App

Jun 20, 2018 2:17:14 PM / by Alec Boyd

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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.

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Mobile Experiential Shopping (Not the Gimmicky Kind)

Jun 14, 2018 9:12:08 AM / by Alec Boyd

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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.

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The Rise of The Social Seller

Apr 18, 2018 4:29:43 PM / by Alec Boyd posted in E-Commerce

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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.

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Introducing SandBox Commerce Engage

Apr 11, 2018 2:00:48 PM / by Alec Boyd posted in E-Commerce, Launching Mobile App, Sandbox Commerce Resources

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"Actionable data" is one of those phrases that you've likely seen being tossed around in online digital marketing forums but haven't had the time to really understand what it means to you and your business. From Google Analytics to Facebook for Business to Intercom;  a ton of tools promise to provide insights that help brands and retailers better understand who their customers are, but few actually provide the tools that a small/midsize business needs to deliver the ROI without hiring a third-party consultant. One proven tool that online retailers and digital agencies seem to underutilize today is the power of push notifications.

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