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21 NZ Holidays, Dates and Events to Boost Your E-commerce Store Marketing

Looking for marketing ideas to boost engagement and sales via your ecommerce store? As a small business owner, you’re no doubt always keen to take advantage of new trends and test out new ideas.

However, sometimes it’s worth looking to tried and true marketing tactics and proven consumer behaviour so you can spend less time racking your brain for viral ideas, and more time putting marketing in action to achieve results. (more…)

Ecommerce marketing guide for your online store

Marketing Ideas To Promote Your New Online Store

So your shop is now live! Now what? We’ve put together this handy guide for ecommerce stores to help you on your way to a successful and profitable online business.

The most successful online shops are those that combine both online and offline marketing to draw people to their site. Bricks and mortar stores can rely on a bit of foot traffic, but the internet doesn’t offer that luxury. Over time you may generate traffic from search engines such as Google (read on for how to help this along) but to get started you will be relying on more direct methods, such as past customers, word of mouth, social networking and traditional advertising. Here are a bunch of ideas to kick-start your marketing and develop a long-term plan that works.

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The First Ever New Zealand Facebook Boost Your Business Event Hosted by Business North Harbour

Storbie is passionate about people finding and buying local products and services. In our Shop Local article series, we talk to retailers, town centre managers and passionate people about what makes their local area unique and how they’re spreading the word within and beyond their community.

This excerpt is from the May 2016 edition of the FYI Magazine. Thanks to Business North Harbour for sharing. Read the full article and watch the video below!

Boosting Local Business With Facebook

In the cluttered world of social media how do you make your business stand out and ensure it leads to growth?

It was a real coup for Business North Harbour, when in April they partnered with Facebook to host a free information seminar so members could interact with experts from Facebook and learn about Facebook’s best practice for businesses. (more…)

6 Inspiring Examples of Brands on Instagram

Social media marketing is often top of the list nowadays when it comes to strategies and tactics for brands to reach out to, connect and engage with an audience. Instagram, the mobile photo sharing app, is fast becoming a leading social media marketing tool. With 300 million monthly active users, there is huge opportunity for brands to connect with a well-defined group of fans and customers. Instagram is especially popular among younger people, with usage at 41% among those aged 16-24 and at 35% among 24-34s.

Whether you’re already using Instagram, thinking of getting started, or don’t even have a clue what Early Bird, Mayfair and Amaro are, here’s some inspiration from 6 brands using the platform to show a window into their world. (more…)

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Keeping It Real: 9 Actionable Ways To Maintain The Human Dimension In Your Online Shop

It’s common knowledge that emotion plays a big part in how people respond to most things in life so it’s no surprise that adding some human touches to your online business can really help sway customers, build loyalty and improve word of mouth. It’s also nice as a shop owner to feel like you are connecting more meaningfully with your market and it’s an opportunity for some relief from the more technical or operational requirements of running an online shop. Here are 9 simple and actionable things to consider to help keep your online shop real. (more…)