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Aubrey Kotelko

Aubrey is a content marketer at Bold Commerce. He drinks a gallon of milk every single day.

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The Ultimate Black Friday Sales Round-up

By Aubrey Kotelko on November 16, 2017

Black Friday is less than a week away, and if you haven't set up a sale yet, time is running out.

To help you out, we collected a list of some easy sale ideas that you can use to run an amazing Black Friday promotion. Most of these can be set up in just a few minutes on your Shopify store, and all of them are easily automated (so you can spend more time advertising and managing your business).

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Problem Solved: How to offer and promote free shipping on Shopify

By Aubrey Kotelko on November 8, 2017


Free shipping is one of the greatest marketing tools available to an online store.

In a survey by Walker Sands Communications, 90% of people said that having an order ship for free is the biggest incentive to add more to their cart.

Not only are you helping  your customers save money, but it's an awesome way to squeeze a little extra from every sale that goes through your store by encouraging visitors to add an extra product to their cart to reach that free shipping threshold.  

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Problem Solved: Creating upsell BOGO offers on Shopify

By Aubrey Kotelko on November 7, 2017

One of the most common requests our support team receives is for help creating a Buy One, Get One offer. These special promotions give the customer a discount on a product when they purchase another item at full price.

In many cases, this is a great way to drive sales of slow-moving products or promote new items on your store.

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Sell in multiple currencies on Shopify

By Aubrey Kotelko on November 3, 2017

One of the most obvious benefits of an eCommerce store is that location doesn't really matter; a customer from Australia can buy products from a business in the United Kingdom and have no idea their order is coming from thousands of miles away.

But one of the last remaining barriers to a truly global marketplace is differing currencies, which can make it difficult for consumers to understand the true cost of their purchases (sometimes scaring them away). Luckily, a new app from Bold has the solution to the currency conundrum.

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How to use Shopcodes to drive repeat purchases to your Shopify store

By Aubrey Kotelko on October 27, 2017

You know those square bar codes that you can scan in stores using your phone? Those are QR codes, and lucky for us, Shopify recently announced the launch of Shopcodes: a QR-code based system that allows customers to scan and buy products using their mobile device. 

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How to offer a gift with purchase on Shopify

By Aubrey Kotelko on September 12, 2017

During the holiday season, thousands of brick-and-mortar retailers will offer "gift with purchase" promotions, where customers who spend a certain amount during a sale will receive a free bonus gift.

These types of promotions are great for increasing the amount that customers spend on every order that goes through your store, also known as the average order value

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Hurricane relief: How to accept donations on your Shopify store

By Aubrey Kotelko on August 30, 2017

It seems like natural disasters have taken over our news feeds for the past couple of months.

Wildfires have been burning through British Columbia the entire summer, floods in India have killed hundreds, and Hurricane Harvey has ripped across the Gulf Coast, leaving thousands of people in distress.

It's easy to feel helpless in the face of such destruction, and I know I often wish I could help out, but don't know where to start.

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How to create simple upsells on Shopify

By Aubrey Kotelko on August 28, 2017

One of the oldest sales tricks in the book is the classic upsell; a customer chooses an item to purchase, and the salesperson recommends an additional item (like a protection plan or extra batteries) to go along with it.

This strategy can work wonders for a store's bottom line, especially when they have immediate communication with the customer (like when they get to the cash register). But how can it be done online, where that personal interaction is difficult to replicate?

In this post, we'll show you how to do that, plus how to set up a high-converting upsell offer in less than 10 minutes.

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

By Aubrey Kotelko on June 22, 2017

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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Holiday Hustle: 6 quick tips to get you ready for the holiday season

By Aubrey Kotelko on December 16, 2016

 

The holiday shopping season is the climax of each year’s eCommerce story. Retailers spend months upon months planning logistics and marketing in preparation for the December rush. Customers are anxious because the stakes are high; they have a need that must be met by a certain deadline, and failing will leave them with a ruined holiday (or the embarrassing “It didn’t get here in time” card)! But best of all, it offers an opportunity to set the stage for the year to come. By connecting with new customers, online stores have a ton of opportunities to turn them into regulars and increase the lifetime value of their customers.

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