Case Study: How these musicians made 5x more profit selling their music online

By Aubrey Kotelko on Jun 22, 2017 2:10:57 PM

Dead by April is an up-and-coming metalcore band based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Formed in 2007, the four-member ensemble has grown in popularity significantly with the release of several albums and hit singles. 

Their Facebook audience reaches over 425, 000 fans, and many of their videos on YouTube have view counts in the millions. The band has opened for big names such as Linkin Park and has toured to nearly every continent on the planet (they're still waiting for their Antarctic tour dates to be confirmed). 

Read on to learn how they grew their margins quickly and easily using a Shopify store and our Marketplace app in a creative way!

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The 5 types of emails your eCommerce store needs to be sending

By Melanie Fatouros-Richardson on Jun 16, 2017 1:09:48 PM

SCHOOL OF COMMERCE: LESSON 11

Mike Trakalo joins us again this week as a follow up to our last webinar, How to double your email list in the next 30 days, and answers the age old question: so you have an email list, now what?!

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Ecommerce content marketing:  3 Steps to start a blog and drive tons of traffic

By Bill Widmer on Jun 15, 2017 8:34:32 AM

Blogging used to be nothing more than an online diary.

Today, however, blogging has evolved into a serious marketing strategy. You may have heard of it: Content marketing.

Creating content like blog posts is one of the single most effective ways to drive traffic to your product pages.

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New Shopify App: Product Comparison

By Mike Trakalo on Jun 13, 2017 11:47:43 AM

Let's face it. When buying anything in store or online, one of the first things we do as customers is compare product specs. So, if you're not giving your customers the option to compare items on your store, you're running the risk of them going somewhere else to find exactly what they're looking for.

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The 11 best eCommerce blogs to follow

By Bill Widmer on Jun 13, 2017 7:22:00 AM

Wanna know the secret to massive success?

Constantly learning and pushing yourself to step up your game.

One of the best ways to do that is by following the best eCommerce blogs on the internet. The wealth of free information these guys are pumping out is staggering!

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Introducing Bold Black

By Melanie Fatouros-Richardson on Jun 6, 2017 8:40:32 AM

Over the past 5 years we’ve worked with businesses of all sizes. From ‘mom and pop’ stores working out of their basements to Fortune 500 companies like: Google, Zippo, TimeLife, Cirque du Soleil, and P&G.  

What we’ve learned along the way is different sized companies have different needs. A client looking for a few custom changes to their site might not want or care about detailed RFP’s, scope statements, and quotes. But if you’re a large corporation spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, you’ll want dedicated Project Managers, Business Analysts, Designers and Developers committed to your business the whole way through.

That's why we created the Bold Black experience.

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How to double your email list in the next 30 days

By Melanie Fatouros-Richardson on Jun 1, 2017 2:12:56 PM

SCHOOL OF COMMERCE: LESSON 10

Double your email list in 30 days?! It’s a Bold statement, we know (pun intended 😊), but we promise that even if you implement a few of these simple strategies, you'll see big results. 

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Tips to maximize your eCommerce customer service

By Bill Widmer on May 30, 2017 7:31:00 AM

Customer service allows you to hit the hearts of your followers.

And any good brand shouldn’t just have customers… they should have followers. Brand advocates, even.

You get that by providing the absolute best customer service possible. 

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Grow Your Business at Shop Class (and meet us too!)

By Kevin Wild on May 29, 2017 1:00:37 PM

We’re excited to announce we will be touring with Shopify for Shop Class, a Canada-wide tour of 8 different cities, helping store owners and entrepreneurs grow their business.
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Why migrating your store from Cratejoy to Shopify is good for business

By Melanie Fatouros-Richardson on May 23, 2017 7:51:00 AM

We're always getting requests to help migrate subscription buisnesses from Cratejoy to Shopify. If you're on Cratejoy, or any other subscription marketplace for that matter, you might even be thinking about it right now! But when is the right time to buy your own domain, setup your own subscription store, and start building your brand. Here's our thoughts. 

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