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Responsive website design isn't a concept that's brand new. However, the fact that this type of website design isn't brand new is actually one of the reasons why it's become so popular.
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It is not enough for retail stores today to only operate on a physical level. Retailers need to have a great online presence as well. A lot of the same principles that are used in the interior design of a store can also be applied when building a website. Retail websites are unique. They need to be designed differently than online publications or a photographer’s online portfolio.


When a consumer comes to your website, they want a store that is easy to use. The brand message of your business h

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as to come across immediately. Without a good first impression, your store’s site could be scaring away potential customers.


Simple Organization


You would not design the visual merchandising of your store’s physical location in just any way. A store needs to adhere to certain organizational principles. The simpler your layout is, the better it is for your online store. Although you have the possibility of using complex Flash graphics and compounding a lot of information into a small area, it is not recommended for a retail website. Consider researching some popular Internet retailers, as well as your favorite online shopping websites, and see how simple their layouts are. With this in mind, use a website builder with a simple template to set up your retail shop online. Pre-existing templates make it easy for anyone to organize their site.


Display Your Brand


Just because you are keeping it simple on your site does not mean you do not need great images and other visual content to entice consumers. Keep the front page of your website up to date. Just like in an actual store, the freshest products and newest promotions are displayed at the front of the store. Do the same on a website. Make new stock and current specials the first thing that customers see when they arrive on the site’s homepage. If there is anything else that makes your store different than competitors, make it visible on the page. Your business’ website should be streamlined with its branding image. Aspects that make your business unique are an integral part of your branding. For example, this could be something like free shipping or a gift with purchase. Keep the most relevant information of your brand and business on the forefront of your business’ online image.


Website Necessities


Although you want to keep your website user-friendly and in line with your brand, there are some aspects that cannot be overlooked. Every website needs a search bar. It helps customers who are looking for something either general or specific. If your website’s navigation design is lacking, a search bar can prevent the person from leaving your online retail site. In addition to a search bar, every site also needs an easily navigated and organized criteria/category bar. This makes it easy for visitors to navigate through your products in an organized way.


A well-designed online retail site is as important as a store’s brick-and-mortar location. Do not underestimate the value a customer-friendly website will have on your business.




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Combine an Roomba with an inkjet printer, shrink it down to the size of a muffin, and what do you get? Something like the Pocket Printer being developed by ZUtA Labs, and funded on Kickstarter. The tiny device is essentially a wireless printhead on wheels that can turn and drive in any direction, spraying ink as it goes.


The Kickstarter campaign runs through May 10, 2014, and right now you can res

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erve a printer in black or white for a pledge of $200. Expected delivery is January 2015.


If this product works as advertised you really will be able to bring your office with you anywhere you go. Then you’ll just have to worry about getting crumbs in your printer as it whizzes across the table at Starbucks.



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When do you know that your company needs a website redesign? In many cases, it's not just because of a single factor. Instead, it's the result of a combination of factors. And if you're wondering what factors most often lead to businesses deciding to look for redesign services, that's exactly what we're going to cover right now;
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Getting your e-commerce site at or near the top of the rankings for your targeted keywords and phrases can lead to a massive increase in sales. The problem is that SEO can be a real challenge for...

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A lot of focus in the internet marketing world is on increasing traffic through social media and organic search, although this is great to focus on, you could be letting potential customers slip through your fingers if you do not focus on your conversion rate. Increase your conversion rate with this simple help and advice. I have also listed some example conversions if you are struggling to think of what a conversion on your site actually is.
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