πŸ“Œ Shopify Launches Retailer-Focused Gig Marketplace-
Shopify confuse you or your client but you want to dip your toes into this active shopping platform? Shopify has come up with a very pro-active solution to intro you to people who have “been there / done that.”

“The new Experts Marketplace connects retailers with external resources and experts who specialize in the Shopify platform. Merchants can browse profiles and reviews to gather information about experts’ skills and abilities to aid in decision-making.” – PYMNTS .com

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πŸ“Œ Unbranded Searches May Benefit Small Biz-
Consumers know what they want and they know how to use search systems better. And they know more shopping options– read that as closer options– show up with unbranded requests. And that could be a big plus for small businesses.

“If you are trying to complete with the 400 lb whales, you need to be found the way people are searching for you, and that may be the only way people find out who you are.” – Synup SVP for Growth Brett House

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πŸ“Œ Pinterest Academy Designed for Businesses-
Have you given Facebook or Instagram the lion’s share of your ad spend partially because you never understood Pinterest? Perhaps you should take some Pinterest Academy courses!

“Pinterest Academy is a series of fun, smart online courses you can access from anywhere on any device. Go through them at your own pace, learning how to connect with your audience on Pinterest. You’ll get information on how to design Pins, inspire visual discovery and incorporate Pinterest best practices.” – Pinterest blog

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