Online sales

Storytelling tools – how digital storytelling works

Good digital storytelling is the focus of new marketing strategies and content design. Stories that are told online should be exciting, vivid, and above all, multimedia-rich. A large number of storytelling tools are now available, which means that multimedia stories can be achieved without the need for in-depth technical knowledge and financial resources. We explain which storytelling tools are available, what they are used for, and what advantages and disadvantages they have. With the right tool for the right purpose, an impressive digital story can be created. [...]  

Selling online: the top English-speaking online marketplaces

You want to sell online – but where? If you don’t want to be entirely responsible for your own online shop, then you should offer your products on e-commerce platforms. Aside from the giants Amazon and eBay, there are other interesting online marketplaces that are worth checking out. In this guide, we present some options and show you each of their benefits and drawbacks. In addition to their fees, it’s worth taking a look at the range, thematic focus, or customisability of each marketplace, as these factors may be important to you and your online success. [...]  

Brand ambassadors and their importance in online marketing

Brand ambassadors are often the face of a company on social networks like Facebook or Instagram, company blog posts, at fairs, conferences, and other such events. They give a brand a friendly face. These days, brand ambassadors operate in a field, which, in this era of web 2.0, is getting a whole new lease of life: authentic influencers and standard employees are replacing famous celebrities as the faces of advertising campaigns. How does one go about becoming a brand ambassador? What do these individuals actually do? And are they even important? [...]  

An Overview of the Best Paint Alternatives

Microsoft Paint is a classic among graphics programs. However, the software, which is standard on all Windows systems since Windows 95, has long since been surpassed by other software. That’s why Microsoft will not be developing the program any longer. Find out which free paint alternatives are available in this comprehensive review. [...]  

Recommendation systems in e-commerce

Admittedly, automated systems also make mistakes, but overall, it’s quite impressive that online shops can suggest products that users like. By streaming movies and series, the respective platforms are able to 'learn' the users’ tastes and then generate playlists automatically. This isn’t a coincidence, but rather the ability of modern recommendation systems. [...]  

E-commerce platforms: online store software comparison

Choosing the right e-commerce platform for your online shop can be a complicated task: the sheer quantity of options alone make finding the perfect solution sometimes seem like an insurmountable task. First and foremost, the business situation and personal preferences are the main factors that determine which e-commerce platforms are right for you. We’ve laid out which options are available and what you should particularly watch out for when making a decision. [...]  

Startup funding: tips on corporate financing and promotion

If you want to create your startup independently, the question will come up sooner or later of how the company will be financed. Nowadays, there are so many options for startup funding: regional and nation-wide funding programs can help, as well as angel investors, startup centers, and other investors. Long-term subsidies that last two or more years are not a rarity in the startup industry. Learn more here about the possibilities of startup funding. [...]  

How to make your online store legally watertight

In recent years, many online shops received warnings due to not properly adhering to website legalities. Given the growing number of online businesses, it’s not surprising that companies are now springing up specialising in identifying legal violations who then fine the operator. If you want to start up your own online store, you need to make it and the products on offer legally watertight. If you don’t make the common mistakes, you can avoid legal pitfalls. [...]  

The right legal status for your online store

Your online shop starts with an idea, but you need more than that to get your business off the ground. No matter which products you want to offer online, you still need to put in the same amount of effort to get your business going. Many decisions need to be made between your initial idea and your first customer’s purchase. One of the first hurdles is choosing the correct legal structure. [...]  

Lead management: Lead generation with social media – part six

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are becoming increasingly important in everyday life. These social networks aren’t solely being used for sharing personal content, opinions, images, and messages with friends and relatives, but are increasingly being used as an important source of information and news. Social media platforms are an integral part of personal communication and are now crucial to the marketing mix and therefore an option for lead generation, which is often underestimated. [...]