Motivational Monday: 4 Quotes to Inspire Beginning Businesses

Motivational Monday: 4 Quotes to Inspire Beginning Businesses
Motivational Monday: 4 Quotes to Inspire Beginning Businesses

Launching an eCommerce business is no easy task. Combine that with the weekly challenges of a Monday and you have a recipe for defeat. That’s why we here at AddShoppers are starting our Motivational Mondays series. We want to see your business grow and help you in anyway we can. So check-in with us everyday Monday to start your week with the right frame of mind.

Entrepreneurs are full of real-life experience garnered from their own experiences. It doesn’t matter if they’re brand new or established, their struggles and insights can give you a new perspective. The following four entrepreneurs are all seeing success build from their eCommerce ventures and whether they’re just getting started or relishing continued success their advice is priceless.

Shark Tank Survivors Leverage AddShoppers

Shark Tank Survivors Leverage AddShoppers
Shark Tank Survivors Leverage AddShoppers

ABC’s Shark Tank has been on air for over 5 years. The hugely popular television program provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to give business presentations to a panel of investors in hopes of receiving funding and mentorship. The mentors, or Sharks as they’re known on the show, include big names in various sectors of business like Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary. But, whether they make a deal or not, some Shark Tank survivors have decided to get smart about their social commerce with AddShoppers.

Facebook Mobile Like Button for All App Developers

Facebook Mobile Like Button for All App Developers
Facebook Mobile Like Button for All App Developers

Good news! The Facebook mobile Like button is now available to all app developers, Android and iOS alike. Access to the button means that everyone now has the capability to let users like an app’s Facebook page without exiting the app. This functionality can also apply to other Open Graph buttons and Facebook shares. Users will rejoice that they don’t have to leave apps anymore, which may increase activity!

Facebook Launches Atlas: What it means for online retailers

Facebook Launches Atlas: What it means for online retailers
Facebook Launches Atlas: What it means for online retailers

On Monday, September 29, Facebook announced the launch of their new marketing platform Atlas. Purchased from Microsoft last year with a reported price tag around $100 million, Facebook rebuilt Atlas from the ground up to tackle increasingly common marketing challenges while providing an alternative to Google’s AdWords. The release of Atlas, however, is completely distinct from Facebook’s earlier released Audience Network, a mobile advertising app.

7 Creative Ways to Grow Your CRM Using On-Site Social

7 Creative Ways to Grow Your CRM Using On-Site Social
7 Creative Ways to Grow Your CRM Using On-Site Social

In a time when consumers are continuously bombarded with marketing emails and are definitely not looking to sign up for more, how do you get them to sign up for your emails? The answers are surprisingly simple. While the various strategies can be implemented across your site at different points during the customer’s visit, most can be setup in no time at all. And before you know it, you’ll have a CRM you can be proud of!

Pinterest Sponsored Pins: What it means for retailers and how to get the most out of them

Pinterest Sponsored Pins: What it means for retailers and how to get the most out of them
Pinterest Sponsored Pins: What it means for retailers and how to get the most out of them

Now that Pinterest has a valuation around $5 billion the company is definitely looking to prove their worth and increase their cash flow. Cue promoted pins. Earlier this year Pinterest began working with large brands like ABC Family, Banana Republic and General Mills to bring their version of advertisements to Pinterest boards everywhere. Apparently things went well because Pinterest is now moving forward with ‘Do-It-Yourself Promoted Pins,’ which is aimed at businesses of all sizes. The purpose of all promoted pins is the same: monetize a highly engaged audience.

Google AdSense Is Making Changes

Google AdSense Is Making Changes
Google AdSense Is Making Changes

Google is rolling out a new feature for their already popular AdSense product. Meet AdSense for Shopping (AFSh). The new feature is aimed at retailers and commerce-focused sites, serving three purposes:

  1. Monetize Traffic. This includes mobile traffic too! And it will help to monetize any non-converting traffic on your site. You earn revenue based on the performance of ads on your site (read: clickthroughs).
  2. Enhance User Experience. The Product Listing Ads (PLAs) that are put on-site will be rich and contextually relevant to the customer search.
  3. Expand Product Offerings. With over 1 billion products on AdSense, those site implementing AFSh will be able to help users find what they’re looking for and keep them coming back to their site.