To make your e-commerce website fully functional, you need to make it a one-stop destination for shoppers. By choosing the right payment method, you provide a smooth buying experience to them.
Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a list of 11 best payment methods for your e-commerce site.
He says, “For those of you who are ready to take your ecommerce platform to the next level, I’ve narrowed down the best payment methods for a fast and secure checkout process in 2021. These are the top options for you to consider.
Ecommerce stores often need more than just a payment platform. Sure, you can Frankenstein together a payment gateway with a different shopping cart solution and find a separate way to take mail and phone orders—but why not get it all taken care of in one fell swoop?
Payment Cloud can deliver all of that with top-notch security features, including fraud and chargeback protection.
The provider’s payment gateway works well with just about any ecommerce platform you could use, including:
- Big Commerce
Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a list of best membership management software.
He says, “If you run a club, a gym, or any other membership-based entity, then you’ll need membership management software.
Without it, you’ll struggle to manage your members, key events, content, and finances.
Luckily, there’s plenty of excellent software out there.
There’s a significant amount this type of software can do, too, including database management, email marketing, and event planning.
I’ve put together a list of the best membership management software to give you one less thing to worry about this year.
The Top 8 Best Membership Management Software:
- MemberSpace — The Best for Overall Customer Service
- Zen Planner — The Best for Sports Studios and Gyms
- Breeze — The Best for Church Membership Management
- GrowthZone — The Best for Membership Management Automation”.
Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published an article highlighting the hidden costs of website hosting.
He says, “Before you jump into building a website, then, you’ll want to understand the costs behind web hosting. Like anything else, the costs associated with hosting your website can influence some of your decisions.
Here’s what to know about the hidden costs of web hosting:
- Understanding the total cost
- Types of web hosting
- Website traffic
- Operational costs
- Renewal and setup fees
Understanding the Price of Web Hosting
There isn’t just a single one-size-fits-all solution for website hosting. As such, there can be some hidden costs associated with site hosting that you need to be aware of.
For example, as your company grows, your web hosting needs to be able to scale with it. You could choose to purchase additional storage and bandwidth to accommodate increased traffic. That means increased costs”.
Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published an article highlighting the top 5 website builders for 2020.
He says, “Nowadays, you can now get a world-class website, build it yourself quickly, and no one will ever know. It looks just like a $100,000 site from some fancy marketing agency.
The designers are that good.
To find the best, I reviewed 31 website builders, testing them on their ease of use, quality of the product, customer support, and pricing. I then narrowed them all down to my top 5 picks for the best website builders.
The 5 Best Website Builders
My top five picks are:
Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a list of best blogging platforms and blog sites for 2020.
When it comes to creating your own blog, you have two options:
The first is to build a website and host your blog there. Building your own website and blogging on it is the old-school way to build a blog. You have two ways to do this:
This requires more work upfront but you’ll own and control your site completely.
The other option is to use a blogging platform like Medium, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram. Even if some of these platforms aren’t technically blog platforms, you can get success from them by treating them as blogs. It’s a lot easier to get in front of millions of people and takes less than 15 minutes to set up. The downside is that you’ll be beholden to their rules and algorithms”.
Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a list of seven best WordPress web hosts for 2020.
He says, “We’ve gone through all the hosts and ranked the best options available for WordPress—including providers WordPress itself recommends.
(If you need it, there’s more on how WordPress hosting works later in this post.)
The Top 7 Best WordPress Web Hosts for 2020
- Bluehost – Best for beginners
- Hostinger – Best low cost web host
- WP Engine – Best for pro users
- Liquid Web – Best for power users
- Siteground – Best features
- Flywheel – Best for freelancers and agencies
- Kinsta – Best alternative managed WordPress hosting
Continue on for our in-depth reviews on the best WordPress hosting services today”.
Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a list of best WordPress directory plugin for 2020.
He says, “OUT OF 95 DIRECTORY PLUGINS, THERE ARE 5 TO CONSIDER ADDING TO YOUR WEBSITE
The Internet is full of directories.
In fact, your website might already be listed on some directories right now.
Directories like Yelp help consumers find a restaurant or service in their area. While a directory like Angie’s List connects people with contractors for things like electrical work, landscaping, and plumbing.
Both of these websites are very different—and they are both directories.
There’s a good chance you can find a way to implement a directory on your website. Law firms use website directories to list their lawyers and employees. Real estate companies have directories for their listings as well as their agents. A retail chain probably has an online directory for its store locations”.
A well-designed website is a big asset tomorrow. With an interactive website, you can continue to improve your conversion rate.
Quick Sprout has published a list of top 5 website builders for 2020.
The Quick Sprout team says, “If you’re looking for the easiest way to create a site, a website builder like Wix will certainly get you there. It’s incredibly easy to get started and you’ll get a great website.
But you should also consider building with WordPress. There’s no subscription fee and the options are limitless. It’s not an all-in-one service, but it isn’t hard to sign up for the other pieces you’ll need (a domain name, hosting, and a theme).
Read on for in-depth reviews of my top picks for 2020 and step-by-step guides to setting them up quickly and cost-effectively.
Website Builder Reviews
#1 – Wix
Wix is easily the best website builder.
Wix’s artificial intelligence asks you a few questions and literally builds your custom website before your eyes. Imagine a genie that magically creates the website you’ve been dreaming about before your eyes. It’s that good”.
An effective website monitoring service can help you track things like latency, load balancing, site traffic, uptime, and other factors related to the health of your website.
Quick Sprout has published a list of best website monitoring services.
The Quick Sprout team says, “Website monitoring tools can determine everything from a large-scale outage to a traffic surge on your e-commerce site.
These types of tools can help you make critical decisions when it comes to things like scaling your server capacity or allocating resources in a more cost-effective way.
Bottom line: To manage your website effectively, you need a website monitoring service.
The Best Website Monitoring Services
- StatusCake — Fastest URL testing intervals.
- Monitis — Best for customized monitoring plans and ecommerce websites.
- Uptime Robot — Best free website monitoring service.
- Pingdom — Best page speed and performance monitoring.
- Montastic — Best for basic uptime notifications.
- Uptrends — Best for real user monitoring add-ons.
- Host Tracker — Most unique features like blacklist notifications and Google Ads integration”.
Sue B. Zimmerman has published a new video ‘Quick Reply On Instagram (How to edit and delete)’ to manage Quick Reply feature of Instagram.
She says, “Whether it’s welcoming a new follower or answering the same question…
There is an easier way to #GSD (Get Shit Done!)
And that is with Quick Reply. It’s probably one of the best kept secrets on Instagram.
Quick Reply lets you share a response in just a few taps. Quick replies are easy to set up and save you a lot of time (hence the name!)
It also allows you to think about your Direct Message strategy vs. replying in the moment with less thought around what you are saying.
In this week’s newly released YouTube video you’ll discover how to use quick reply AND how to edit and delete your quick reply messages when they need a refresh”.
Watch the video here.