How a homemade snack became a nationwide business

By John Bruce on August 6, 2019


Colleen Dyck cooked up her own energy snack to keep her going between mom duties, triathlon practice, and work. But after she shared it with her friends and training partners, it quickly grew into a nationwide business: GORP Clean Energy Bar.

But finding the recipe for eCommerce success took some time, and it turned out that Bold's apps were the missing ingredients. They expanded GORP's Shopify store functionality to foster growth and success.

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International selling: What's the big deal?

By Bill Widmer on August 2, 2019

So you're thinking about selling internationally, but you're not quite sure if you should.

It's a big undertaking; you'll have to learn about customs, shipping overseas, new laws and regulations, and more. I understand the apprehension.

However, the benefits are (usually) worth the learning curve. International selling is a fantastic way to scale your business and increase sales with customers you could never reach otherwise.

Is international selling right for you? Let's find out.

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Bold Commerce goes to Paris

By Suzy Bodiroga on July 31, 2019

Traveling the globe to find talent is becoming a regular order of business here at Bold. In the last year, our team has journeyed to Berlin, Sao Paulo, Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, and Barcelona to recruit world-class senior software developers to join our growing team.

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Introducing Upsell Funnels to kick your conversions into overdrive

By John Bruce on July 26, 2019

We see upselling at brick and mortar stores every day.

Customers can be enticed to add products to their purchase by a salesperson, the tempting goodies at the checkout counter, or even the cashier offering them additional items to complement their purchase. 

But as an eCommerce merchant, you need to find digital ways to persuade customers to buy more. That's why we're introducing upsell funnels!

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What to sell online: The 12 most profitable products trending in 2019 (so far)

By Bill Widmer on July 19, 2019

This guide will share some of the best trending products of 2019 so far and show you exactly what to sell online to make a huge profit!

So you're thinking about starting an online store, but you aren't sure what to sell.

That's fantastic! Running an eCommerce business can help you achieve financial freedom, be your own boss, make your own schedule, and quit your nine-to-five. It's one of the best business ideas.

Topics: How-to guides
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This company is changing the way Canadians order flowers

By John Bruce on July 15, 2019

How do you become a florist? Put yourself in your customer's shoes. And that's exactly where Catherine Metrycki started.

An unpleasant experience ordering a bouquet inspired her to start her own floral business: Callia. It quickly grew into a nationwide business thanks to a dream, an entrepreneurial spirit, and some of Bold’s powerful apps.

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Staples launches on Shopify Plus with Bold Commerce

By Aubrey Kotelko on July 10, 2019


The world of enterprise eCommerce software has long been a complicated one.

Off-the-shelf solutions, traditionally, haven't been flexible enough to meet the custom, complex needs of a global retailer. IT teams spend significant amounts of time propping up legacy systems with workarounds, security updates, and integration scripts. Can an eCommerce platform built for the needs of the 2005 shopping landscape keep up in 2019?

Topics: Bold Cashier
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3 things every software developer should know about a career at Bold

By Eric Boisjoli on July 9, 2019

Last month, I joined the Bold hiring team as they embarked on their latest international recruitment adventure, a nearly two-week expedition to Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, and Barcelona. 

Our third international hiring effort in just over a year, the purpose of this (and our previous) trips have been to recruit senior software developers to join our growing team in Winnipeg, Canada. And though we’ll be missing the daily croissants and cappuccinos, we’re excited about all the great talent we met.

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Key takeaways from Shopify Unite 2019

By Amy Polowy on July 1, 2019

 

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Top loyalty program examples in eCommerce by industry

By John Bruce on June 28, 2019

Once upon a time, loyalty programs use to be all about collecting information on customers so companies could market to them better.

Thanks to the proliferation of digital analytics, companies now have much easier access to audience information, and the primary purpose of loyalty programs has changed: It's all about getting customers to fall in love with your brand so they'll stick with you and buy more. Here are some brands that do just that.

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