Archive for the ‘Inside Solid Cactus’ Category

Oct
19
2011
AUTHOR
noelle.vetrosky

October Updates to Your SCeC Store

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Brand new updates are here for your Solid Cactus eCommerce Store this month. Check out the new features…

Product Option Enhancements

Product options have been updated, improving your ability to collect product data in more ways than the traditional drop-down selection. This month we’ve added the following selection options:

  • Radio Buttons  – customer can now see the available selections and choose from one, making their shopping experience fast and simple
  • Checkboxes –  customer may now choose from several available selections, making data collection easier to setup and simpler to use for your consumer (more…)

The 12 Days of Email Marketing – Free Webinar!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The big man’s headed to town, so the holiday season is about to get real! Come October 19 there will only be 37 days until Black Friday, 40 days until Cyber Monday and 67 days until Santa’s big arrival on Christmas morning. It’s time to get serious and excited about your holiday email marketing now!

Join us on Wednesday, October 19th at 2 p.m. ET as we walk you through the 12 Days of Email Marketing for optimum holiday results. Solid Cactus’ elves, Email Marketing Manager Michelle Johnson, and Co-Founder Scott Sanfilippo, will cover:

  • When’s the ideal time to start your holiday email marketing
  • How to lay out a timeline for holiday sends
  • What promotions you must do because your customers will be waiting for them
  • Incentives to get customers buying from you instead of the big box stores, or the other guy
  • Plus, how to stay competitive in this trying economy

Attendees will receive a very special holiday bonus offer for optimizing their email marketing efforts!

Oct
14
2011
AUTHOR
noelle.vetrosky

10 Strange Things Influencing Online Shoppers – Issue 89

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Web sales expected to be higher than in store

Facebook Stores Have Arrived

Online consumers will be spending more online than in store this holiday season. Accenture says that 59% of these consumers will buy more online and skip the in store chaos. Online shopping offers a multitude of incentives that consumers are looking for including free shipping, better deals, as well as the fact that you can avoid the craziness of the crowds and the long lines in the store. The method of online shopping will also change to a more mobile-centric system, including tablets as well. Learn more about how holiday sales will be coming in this year and how much consumers will be spending.

More from Internet Retailer. (more…)

Oct
7
2011
AUTHOR
admin

The Death of a Visionary – Issue 88

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Steve Jobs’ impact on eCommerce and the world

Facebook Stores Have Arrived

Steve Jobs’ impact on the world at large was huge. Who knows when the next time an innovator such as him will come around so as the world mourns its loss, it is a time to reflect back on everything Jobs did for not only Apple and technology as a whole but for eCommerce. Jobs had a philosophy in life to live it to the fullest and always go after your dreams. He stressed the importance of not settling in life’s choices and his words will live on through the thousands who looked up to him not only as an inventor but as a visionary. Take a look back at how his latest Apple inventions helped revolutionize the eCommerce industry, as well as what life lessons he had to teach.

More from GetElastic. (more…)

Sep
30
2011
AUTHOR
admin

Facebook Changes – It’s Only the Beginning – Issue 87

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Network’s biggest change is on the horizon

Facebook Stores Have Arrived

So the new Facebook has survived its first week – now what? The social network’s 800 million users are still trying to adjust to their new home page which is now composed of a real-time updating ticker, a modified news feed, subscriber functions, and more. Some are up in arms over the changes, but there is more to come. The most buzzed new feature is the new profile called Timeline. It is a completely new look and feel to your profile page which shows who you are and where you’ve been in depth. Your history will basically be on display for your friends. Apps will become a major part of the social experience and using media, like video or music, will be included. Find out what a new timeline profile looks like and what you can expect when the feature rolls out to all users.

More from Facebook. (more…)