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How to build a WooCommerce wholesale store

Do you want to build a WooCommerce wholesale store alongside your existing retail store? WooCommerce is the most flexible ecommerce platform out there – it offers the most control over your online store, high-level customization, and it’s equipped to handle high-volume inventories. So whether you’re selling directly to consumers, selling to other businesses (or both) […]
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What KPIs should your small business be tracking?

First of all, what is a KPI? KPIs, or key performance indicators, are measurable values that illustrate your business performance or effectiveness. They are essential to keep track of in order to understand where your business needs improvement. Different businesses will have different KPIs. The KPIs you track will depend on your business type, industry, […]

8 ways to improve customer retention in your café

It’s a bit of a business cliché by now, but for a good reason – it’s more expensive to acquire new customers than to keep your existing customers.  In fact, it’s up to 7 times more costly to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one. That’s why it’s worth investing your time […]

A guide to payment processing for retailers

For small business owners, accepting credit cards and card-based payments has become a necessity. Cash has been on its way out for a while, with the global pandemic furthering the shift away from cash and into card-based and digital payments. With fewer customers carrying cash, it’s in your business’s best interest to accept as many […]

The best free WordPress plugins (2021)

If you’re a WordPress beginner or you’re not an advanced coder, setting up and operating your WordPress site can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, there are many plugins at your disposal that will help you create a beautiful and functional website without a single line of code. Of course, the cost of multiple plugins can […]
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WordPress Vs Squarespace

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If you’re thinking about launching a website, the first order of business is to decide which website builder to base your site. WordPress and Squarespace are two of the most popular site builders, and both for different reasons. Let’s take a look at WordPress vs Squarespace and the core differences between each site builder. You […]

Why Should eCommerce Stores Care About Social Selling?

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As more people spend time online, many Canadians turned to social media not just for entertainment but also for commerce. In fact, surveys showed that 94% of adults are on at least one social media platform, and 47% have shopped via these mediums. Considering social media’s continued progress, its unique advantages for sellers shouldn’t be […]

Tips for stockroom organization

Anyone with any retail experience will know that the stockroom is an essential part of operating your retail store. A poorly managed, disorganized stockroom is a recipe for missing stock, damaged items, lost sales, and ineffective employees. On the other hand, a well-organized stockroom means you can keep better track of your inventory, make more […]

The benefits of using WooCommerce for your restaurant

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The pandemic has forced restaurants around the globe to adapt to a different way of doing business. Online ordering systems, delivery, and curbside pickup have been lifesavers for millions of businesses, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change even as businesses open their doors to the public.  According to Business of Apps, food […]

Best practices for reopening your retail store

Opening a retail store isn’t as simple as it once was. Whether you’re reopening after the pandemic, or opening your first physical storefront, there are measures all shop owners must take to ensure proper safety. Maintaining health regulations can definitely hinder your daily operations, but by planning right, you can make your store as efficient […]

How to open a vape shop

The vape industry is one of the fastest-growing industries globally, expecting to exceed $61 billion by 2025. If you’ve been thinking about opening a vape shop, now is the time. While it’s a lucrative industry, it’s a bit trickier to open a successful vape shop than a typical retail store. So, with that in mind, […]

The Benefits of Cloud Printers for Small Businesses

An essential device when running any type of business is your receipt printer. But there are so many different printers out there; it can be challenging to find the right one for your business. Many businesses in 2021 have opted for wireless printers for their convenience, but that hardly narrows it down. From Bluetooth printers to […]

How to open a pop-up shop

What is a pop-up shop, and why should you care? A pop-up shop is a temporary retail space that lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. They are an incredibly effective way to increase your brand awareness, drive sales, and find new customers.  Opening a retail space outside of your usual retail […]

5 Benefits of Self-Checkout

Step into any big department store, grocery store, or fast food chain, and you’ll probably see a self checkout terminal.  They’ve quickly become a staple in the retail and service industry, with 47% of adults reporting using self-checkout on a regular basis. With the inevitable shift towards automation, and the growing demand for social distance, […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Promotion Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and now is the time to start your Mother’s Day deals if you haven’t already.  According to the National Retail Federation, spending for Mother’s Day in 2021 is at an all-time high, with shoppers on average planning to spend an average of $220. Clearly, Mother’s Day is a […]
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