Migrating to Shopify from Magento: The Results of our $50,000 Redesign

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Last December I announced we were migrating our eCommerce store, Right Channel Radios, from the Magento shopping cart to Shopify.  Not only were we migrating platforms, but we were also pouring $50,000 into a complete overhaul of the brand and the … [Continue reading]

Meet Ben Jenkins: eCommerce Branding Expert, Baseball Player and Designer

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Ben Jenkins is a collection of conflicting stereotypes. He’s a retired baseball player with a degree from the Art Institute in Chicago. He’s a southern gentleman who occasionally cusses. He loves to smoke a pipe but is a total health nut. He’s … [Continue reading]

The Minaal Story: From Product Design and Manufacturing to a $350K Kickstarter Campaign

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Jimmy Hayes, co-founder of Minaal, has the travel bug bad. It started innocently enough when, while on university exchange in Vancouver, he and his friend Doug Barber bought a Plymouth Grand Voyager van and drove 18,000 miles around North America. … [Continue reading]

How Not to Botch Your Website Migration

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In my last post, I talked about why I'm investing heavily in a new website and how to prepare for a complete redesign of your store.  In this post, I want to take you inside our process for going from theoretical concept to a shiny, non-botched … [Continue reading]

Buy, Revive and Grow a Floundering eCommerce Business

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You can spend the better part of a decade painstakingly growing a business from scratch. Or you can buy eCommer business and - with a few tweaks - quadruple profitability in just a couple years. Which options sounds better to you? It’s a … [Continue reading]

December News Roundup: Cyber Monday Stats, Google Enhanced Analytics and More

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What’s new in the eCommerce world? We’re glad you asked. Andrew Youderian and Drew Sanocki are back with another look at the latest eCommerce news from the past couple of months including this year’s Cyber Monday stats, Capital One’s … [Continue reading]

My $50,000 Bet: How to Plan for (and Justify) a New Website Design

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I never shy away from a good bet, especially when I have a hand in determining the outcome. But when I realized the cost for our store redesign would be $50,000, it gave me serious pause.  Was I making a smart long-term investment?  Or … [Continue reading]

Mobile Shoppers Are Taking Over the World. Here’s What To Do About It.

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Here’s a riddle for you. What’s 5-inches tall and transforming the way we shop online? It’s your smartphone. Mobile is the fastest growing segment of online shoppers in the world. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of mobile shoppers, … [Continue reading]

Alibaba vs. Amazon: An In-Depth Comparison of Two eCommerce Giants

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Everyone likes a good showdown.  With Alibaba's recent IPO, people are eager to pit the two eCommerce juggernauts against each other to create an Alibaba vs. Amazon faceoff. But Alibaba is widely misunderstood.  And despite being an enormous … [Continue reading]

October News Roundup: A History-Making IPO, Apple Pay and More

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The boys are back in town! Our eCommerce veterans and podcast hosts Andrew Youderian and Drew Sanocki are taking a look at the biggest news in the world of eCommerce. Alibaba has gone public and is now the biggest IPO in history. Plus, we look at … [Continue reading]