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If you have any friends that are remotely into fashion, you may have heard about one of their favorite influencers or style icons. Maybe, like me, you’ve dreamed of being featured in The Sartorialist’s Instagram feed and website. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to find out how to start a fashion blog. The fact is the fashion industry is big business. According to Shopify’s Fashion and Apparel Industry Report, e-commerce fashion businesses are expected to generate $606 billion in global…

Every startup begins with a great idea. With a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck, that idea can become a tangible, real-life product. However, developing a product is only the first hurdle that companies have to clear. The next challenge is to find (and attract) customers who will buy that great idea. If a startup doesn’t have a strong plan to attract customers from the early stages of development, getting that…

Like all retailers, direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands have one main goal: to sell as much as possible. However, these companies face a challenge that not all retailers encounter. They need to attract, convert, and retain customers in an entirely online environment without the support and exposure that retail partners provide. Many brands that get their start selling directly to consumers engage in brand partnerships with brick-and-mortar retailers to expand their brand presence in the real world…

Businesses lose an average of 22.5% of their email database every year. People change emails, opt-out for a variety of reasons, and become inactive. An all too true marketing axiom is that it’s cheaper, faster, and easier to get business from an existing customer than to win a new customer. When subscribers aren’t engaging with your email, it’s essential to re-engage them before they’re gone for good. Not only will you lose business from those…

The internet presents opportunities and challenges to direct-to-consumer (D2C) sellers, but unlike the early days of online selling — which wasn’t all that long ago — there’s now a wide range of channels available to help you reach customers and sell your products. From Amazon, eBay, Rakuten, and even your own branded website, your products can appear to hundreds of thousands of buyers at any given time. With so many channels and resellers available in the…

If you want to be a thriving e-commerce business for decades to come, embracing mobile marketing is essential. That means everything from ensuring that you have a mobile-friendly site to making mobile advertising a crucial part of your strategy. Today, more than half of all online shopping is done from a mobile device. Although this is a critical part of the e-commerce experience, a vast majority of shoppers have reported issues with mobile sites, which…

Data-driven marketing has enormous advantages over traditional marketing strategies. For example, it enables segmentation and allows marketers to customize and personalize messaging for the customer profile of each segment. It also makes it easy to track what messaging is working and to modify and optimize campaigns in real-time. Messaging isn’t the only area in which data-driven marketing can be very valuable. It’s also a key tool in one of the most critical components of any…

While growth marketing’s definition seems pretty straightforward, proper execution is a different story. You have to stay up to date with the latest trends, stay true to the industry’s best practices, and actively grow the business through a mix of tactics and strategies — both online and offline. On top of all of this, you have to be creative to combat advertising fatigue to drive revenue. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of growth marketing…

Wham! Bam! Ka-zam! That’s how your call to action (CTA) should make your site visitors feel. Well, maybe not that extreme, but your CTA should be able to get an immediate response from the person seeing or hearing it. If you’re finding that your prospects aren’t taking the next step in your sales process — whether that’s making a purchase or simply asking for more information — the issue could be a weak CTA.  What’s…