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This Week in eCommerce #4: UberRush, The Secret Sauce and Minding the Gap

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This week on the Shopify Entrepreneurs forums were about as active as any other week since we opened the group in February. 

So many links and topics come up daily. Notably, this week we discussed working excercise into our schedules and the importance of it, the rising USD, trademark issues, and dozens of topics around holiday sales/shipping and customers service. The general level of conversation is getting better and better as time goes on and the group becomes a must-check for serious store owners. If you're not in there, you can join by requesting access here, it's free.

This week I rounded up more cool links. A mix of eCommerce hot topics, a couple inspiring articles that hit home and my fave app of the week.

Enjoy.

 

1. 5 Creative Strategies for Using Overlays to Boost Conversions During the Holidays by Only Growth

Overlays are the UX equivalent of herbs and spices. When used well, they can turn shopping on your client’s website into an amazing experience. When overused, or used poorly, they just leave a bad taste in your mouth.

 

2. UberRush launches in Chicago, New York and San Francisco

Shopify and UberRush are making all deliveries for merchants free until Christmas Eve to encourage merchants to try the new service

 

3. The Secret Sauce by John O'Nolan

Your probability of success is proportional to the number of people that want you to succeed. Work to keep increasing that number.

 

4. The Gap: Video short with Ira Glass voiceover

Watch this kinetic typography video inspired by The Art of Storytelling, David Shiyang Liu's lovely piece of work about Ira Glass.



5. App of the week: MOVE

In the forums this week, we discussed the topic of making sure we get workouts and healthy eating into our busy entrepreneurial lives. With family, friends and the load of the business, it's not that obvious. No, you can't outsource exercise yet! But you can help yourself feel good (and bad) about taking steps in the right direction with this simple app. 

 

What caught your attention this week? Articles, podcasts, videos or books? Please share in the comments. Have a great weekend.

 

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