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If you’ve always wanted to start selling online but you’re unsure as to where to begin, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will cover everything that you need to know about creating your own web store. When it comes to online retail, the first thing that comes to mind is going to the major online marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay. While these platforms can be effective in br…

Here at Strikingly, we always strive to roll out new features and services to enable entrepreneurs to scale up their web store efficiently. As an internet company with more than 3 million users worldwide, our ecommerce platform is constantly growing to adapt to recent trends in the online retail industry. We are all about providing a robust platform and the best web store builder that will suppor…

A great personal website starts from carefully selected blog templates. Your website should be able to represent your personal brand on the internet and for it to be effective, it has to be designed well. Visitors should be able to easily find what they are looking for and the layout should be able to clearly communicate your message. This is why the best portfolio templates provide a solid found…

Whether you’re running an online store with a massive inventory of products or you specialize in a single product, you need some form of inventory management architecture to keep track of your stock. An SKU allows you to assign identifiers to your inventory and make sure that you have products available for your customers to purchase all the time. An SKU number or Stock Keeping Unit is an alphan…

You can now set In-Store Pickup as a delivery option for your customers! Your customer will be able to choose between shipping or pickup. This is perfect for brick & mortar shops, to give your customer more flexibility and drive traffic to your store.

Nowadays, if you want to build your own website, you don’t need to have prior training in web design and development to make this possible. It’s no longer a requirement that you have a significant amount of money to invest in professional services. Website builders have lowered the barrier to entry for aspiring entrepreneurs, bloggers, and small businesses looking to build a web presence through …

When it comes to building your own website, attention to detail is important. All the design elements that you choose should contribute towards achieving your digital marketing objectives. This includes your choice of website templates to start off your web design project. The right template gives you a solid foundation for creating a highly effective site that represents your brand and products.…

Do you have an idea you’re itching to share with the rest of the world? Starting a blog might be just the thing you need to get your story heard. Having an online space to call your own enables you to build a personal brand and share your insights on topics that you are passionate about. This can also pave the way for a potentially lucrative career in digital content creation, especially if you c…

Tags in the digital world can mean a number of things - meta tags, hashtags, analytics tags or even HTML tags to name a few. They all mean different things as well and sometimes, professionals tend to complicate matters even more by using different words to mean the same thing. Given that tags can mean several things, we will discuss website tags in this article and how they contribute to buildi…

Adding moving visuals such as gif images to your Strikingly website can help make it more dynamic and look more interesting to your target audience. When used appropriately, a GIF can become the focal point of your landing page design and make your content engaging and interactive. Strikingly’s website editor allows you to play around with different types of visual content including gif images. Y…

Business owners are constantly looking for ways to engage their customers and their target audience. Social media has made it easier by increasing our interconnectedness but discussions tend to get diluted in a sea of online chatter covering a wide range of topics. Aside from being at the mercy of a third-party provider that can filter out your message or somehow affect how much exposure your bra…

We see them all over the web - on social media, various websites, forums and ecommerce platforms such as Amazon. Tags are widely used on the internet as a way to organize content into categories for easier retrieval. They are supposed to describe the content for which they are used. Using tags on your Strikingly website makes it easier for search engines and even users to find information on your…

Users spend an average of 7-10 seconds on a website before they move on to somewhere else. If you want to get them to stay long enough for you to fulfill your objectives for your site, you need to entice them with great web design. The first few seconds of a page visit can greatly influence your site’s chances of attracting conversions. If users like what they see within those 10 seconds, they a…

We've updated our whole checkout flow for your Simple Store. Now your customer can complete the checkout process with a cleaner and easier-to-use layout. And of course, it works perfectly on mobile devices. A smoother checkout experience means happier customers for you. Note: We're releasing this gradually to our users.

Anyone can create a free website. All you need is a solid website builder that offers free accounts, a little bit of time to get your site up and running, and some content to serve your potential visitors. The challenge is in how to make a free website that converts. How do you create a site that fulfills the objectives you have set for it? Here at Strikingly, we are all about providing a good f…

We’ve offered automatic HTTPS for custom domains for a long time now, and now we’re supporting HTTPS/SSL for all free sites (xxxxx.mystrikingly.com) as well!