Write Once; Share Often

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2017 11:15:39 AM / by Michael Katz
posted in Advice, Ecommerce

Do you know what I do once each calendar quarter?

If you said, “Yell at neighborhood teens to stop driving on your lawn,” I’m going to give you partial credit.

But that’s not what I’m talking about.

Rather, at the start of each quarter, I change the blade on my razor, something I do just four times a year.

Four blades a year … how is that possible?!

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We Love New Products: Long Sleeve T-Shirts

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2017 10:18:19 AM / by Michelle Cucchi
posted in Product

More apparel coming your way! We’ve added a variety of long sleeve shirts to our product catalog which means you can add them to your online store and provide your customers with more options for your amazing designs. To help you with the process of getting these new items added into your online store, the following are some tips and tricks for customizing and selling our newly added long sleeve shirts!

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Marketing 101: I Have My Store Set Up—Now What?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2017 11:47:14 AM / by Arianna O'Dell
posted in Advice, Ecommerce

You did it! Your store is set up with Cimpress Open, and you are officially open for business. Now that you’re ready to wow your customers, it’s time to let them know you’re out there by tackling Marketing 101. Here’s an overview of what’s involved and some examples of how you can use your exciting supply of on-demand products to market your new store.

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Celebrating 1 Year in Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2017 1:44:09 PM / by Nick Monteforte
posted in Just for Fun, Meet the Team

This week marks Cimpress Open’s 1 year anniversary of having a live product offering.  Back in early July of 2016, we turned everything on, set all systems to go, and kicked off on a great adventure.  You might be wondering how we’ve been in business for just a year when our parent company Cimpress that also owns Vistaprint has been around for 20+ years. 

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Amazon Prime Day Recap: 3 Key Takeaways for small merchants

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2017 3:27:04 PM / by Warren Sukernek
posted in Advice, Ecommerce

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Recap - Amazon's Best Sales Day ever!  Amazon's sales exceeded both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, can you believe it?  And the best selling product, the heavily discounted $35 Amazon Echo Dot.  In a recent Amazon press release, the company stated that the Prime Day event grew by 60%!  A recent Hitwise study found that Prime Day 2017 yielded 9.5 million transactions on Amazon.com, the biggest day of the year and topping Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The number was almost double the 5.1 million transactions Hitwise measured on the first Prime Day in 2015. EMarketer wrote a great analysis, not to be missed.  Here are a few other stats that you may not have seen.

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We Love New Products: T – Shirts & Tank Top

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2017 3:55:56 PM / by Michelle Cucchi
posted in Product

You asked, we listened! Cimpress Open has added a TON of new apparel products to our product catalog at competitive prices to ensure you are achieving your highest growth potential in your online store. T-Shirts and tank tops are some of the easiest products to create and some of the most popular products to sell. Here are some tips and tricks for customizing and selling our newly added T-Shirts and tank top.

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Using Instagram To Increase Product Sales

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2017 10:22:34 AM / by Arianna O'Dell
posted in Advice, Product, Ecommerce

Instagram isn’t just a fun way to share visual content, it’s a powerful tool to market your company, establish your brand, and drive sales. Created in 2010, the platform came out years after Facebook and Twitter. Despite that, this fast growing success story has more users that Twitter. Here’s a guide on how to use Instagram to drive sales.

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Shipping, Selling, and Sales Tax: Everything You Need to Know About Using Cimpress Open to Fulfill Your Store’s Orders

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2017 11:54:57 AM / by Amy Sokolow
posted in Advice, Shopify, Ecommerce

You put in the hard work creating a beautiful Shopify store, designing your merchandise, and marketing your brand online. Fulfilling your dropshipping orders via a Shopify app should be easy. Add in shipping times, costs, and regional variations, however, and it’s enough information to make your head spin. Hopefully, this blog post will help clear up some confusion. We will explain exactly how our shipping costs work, and where we ship.  

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Are You Ready For Holiday? Capacity Planning Prep

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2017 12:10:48 PM / by Michelle Cucchi
posted in Advice, Ecommerce, Holiday

Tomorrow’s the day, Amazon Prime’s 30 hour sale which, in the past two years, has brought in a higher sales spike than Black Friday and Cyber Monday. BUT that doesn’t mean great ecommerce merchants like Amazon don’t plan for all three holidays similarly, all three holidays will bring a traffic spike, and Amazon has to be ready to fulfill those orders.

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Earning Early Reviews - Going from 0 to 100

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2017 9:29:03 AM / by Arianna O'Dell
posted in Advice, Product

Whether you are opening the doors to a new business or launching a new product, reviews are critical to success. A 2016 BrightLocal survey said that 84% of consumers consider an online review just as trustworthy as a personal recommendation. 74% trusted a local business more if it has good reviews. And 90% wanted to read up to ten reviews before they felt they could trust a business. But getting those early reviews can be tough. So here are three tips and five specific strategies to help you along your way.

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