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5 Ways to Increase Sales With Business Text Messages
By Elijah Masek-Kelly | January 07, 2021

Instead of calling customers and leads, try sending them texts.

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Why Retailers Need the Right Software to Meet Their Evolving Needs
By Dan McManus | January 04, 2021

Modern retail businesses need ERP software with various integrations and multichannel connectivity.

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What Is an Online Shopping Cart?
By Business.com Contributor | January 04, 2021

If you're starting an e-commerce business, you need an online shopping cart. Learn what this is, who needs it and which features to look for.

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Does Your Store's Customer Experience Live Up to Your Marketing Promises?
By David Fletcher | December 29, 2020

As consumers, we want to be recognized and catered to, and we can always use more convenience and positive experiences – especially during a time when there's more uncertainty than usual. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Visual Merchandising for SMB Retailers
By Ryan Gould | December 29, 2020

Visual merchandising can be extremely effective in driving in-store purchases. If you are a SMB retailer, learn how to create an effective visual merchandising strategy.

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How to Reach Your Audience After They Leave Your Website
By Chris Christoff | December 22, 2020

Nearly 70% of consumers abandon shopping carts after adding products, and many more people leave websites without getting that far. But their buyer journey doesn't have to end there.

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Which Call Centers Are Based in the U.S.?
By Jennifer Post | December 21, 2020

A U.S.-based call center offers certain advantages over nearshore and offshore call centers. Here's what you should know about hiring a domestic call center.

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Holiday Shopping Predictions and What They Mean for Businesses
By Zaheer Dodhia | December 18, 2020

Businesses are feeling uncertain about the outcome of the most anticipated time of the year – the holiday shopping season. Here are some predictions to inform your strategy.

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Tips to Ensure Your Business Is Ready for the 'New Normal' of Holiday Shopping
By Austin Mac Nab | December 16, 2020

This holiday season, shopping will look different. Now is the time for business owners to ensure they are prepared to accommodate the new normal.

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How to Increase Your Holiday Sales
By Thomas Griffin | December 09, 2020

Businesses wait all year for the holiday season. With so much on the line, it is critical you are fully prepared to make the most out of the season.

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5 Ways to Increase Your E-Commerce Sales This Holiday Season
By Christopher Hamze | December 09, 2020

E-commerce is a popular way to shop this year. Here’s how you can increase your online sales.

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Cash Register Buying Guide: POS vs. Cash Registers vs. Tablet mPOS
By Mona Bushnell | December 07, 2020

Here's how to choose a cash register or the right POS system for your business.

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How to Reduce Abandoned E-Commerce Carts With Email Marketing
By Skye Schooley | December 01, 2020

Learn how to use email marketing to recover e-commerce cart abandonment and increase sales.

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10 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs Modern POS Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 01, 2020

Learn how a new POS system can help your restaurant manage orders, inventory, staff and a host of other back-office tasks.

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Is Billboard Advertising Effective?
By Anand Srivastava | November 19, 2020

Interested in investing in billboard advertising? Here’s what you should know first.

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Calculating the Costs of Call Center Systems
By Simone Johnson | November 19, 2020

Calculating the true cost of a particular call center system isn't easy. Here's how to find the price you can afford and the system you need.

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Shopify or Amazon? Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | November 16, 2020

Shopify and Amazon are giants in the e-commerce world, but which one is better for your business? Read on to make the right choice.

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7 Tips for SaaS Companies to Generate More Leads
By Jayson DeMers | November 13, 2020

Struggling to generate leads for your SaaS business? Here are some tried-and-true sales and marketing tips that can help SaaS companies get more customers.

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What Is Retargeting, and How Can It Boost Conversions?
By Adam Uzialko | November 11, 2020

Retargeting, sometimes referred to as remarketing, can improve user engagement with your advertisement and optimize your marketing budget spend. Here's how to use retargeting for your business.

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How to Get More Sales Page Engagement
By Chris Christoff | November 11, 2020

A high-quality sales page can make or break your business. Here's how you can make sure your page is optimized for maximum engagement and profitability.

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The Complicated Relationship Between SMBs and CRMs
By Chris Smith | November 09, 2020

Customer relationship management tools sometimes complicate the sales conversion process. Here's how to juggle your many CRM tools to work for your small business.

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Understanding and Mastering the Virtual Sale
By Ken Gosnell | October 30, 2020

In 2020, businesses have entered into a new reality. The virtual company is now a norm that customers of all ages and locations embrace. One of the most critical aspects of embracing the virtual...

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Leading With Transparency Promotes Customer Loyalty
By Austin Mac Nab | October 26, 2020

Companies that embrace transparency as a core business value find that it leads to consumer trust, loyalty and business success. Here are four areas businesses can be transparent with customers.

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5 Tips for Boosting Sales With Conversion-Based Web Design
By Thomas Griffin | October 23, 2020

Nailing conversion-based web design means more people will spend time interacting with your business. If you get this part of your strategy right, you'll boost profits and customer trust.

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How to Use Webinars and Live Video Conference to Generate Leads and Drive Sales
By Nicole Fallon | October 21, 2020

Video conference software can be more than an internal communications tool – it can also help you drive sales.

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Authenticity Sells: 5 Tips for Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | October 12, 2020

If you or members of your sales staff feel like they need to adopt an alternate persona, now is a good time to evaluate that notion. Customers tend to buy from people they know, like and trust.

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Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Call Center
By Adam Uzialko | October 12, 2020

Hiring a call center can be a tough decision. Here's what you should know before you partner with a service.