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BigCommerce vs Shopify: A Comparison

BigCommerce vs Shopify: A Comparison

Online stores are rarely static. You expect them to grow and expand with your business. But if you fail to choose the right platform, you can stunt your business’s growth. For your online venture, choosing the most suitable e-commerce platform is crucial. Your store’s...

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Common Mistakes eCommerce Businesses Make: The Top 6

Common Mistakes eCommerce Businesses Make: The Top 6

Starting an eCommerce business can be easy but maintaining one? Not so much. New challenges arrive every so often, and there’s a lot to get right. Not seeing what all of these challenges can be is part of the difficulty, but finding out the common mistakes eCommerce...

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6 Signs You Need A Website Redesign

6 Signs You Need A Website Redesign

Your website is the face of your business, the welcome mat that invites visitors in. It's an opportunity to turn a casual surfer into a loyal customer, and you designed it with care. With that said, how do you know if it's time for a change and a website redesign is...

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Optimizing Your Website To Convert

Optimizing Your Website To Convert

It used to be that SEO was the most important thing for website owners. After all, for a site to be discoverable to new and potential customers, it has to rank high up on the search engines. But while a steady amount of organic traffic is a positive development, it’s...

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The Evolution of Epic Web Apps: epicApps

The Evolution of Epic Web Apps: epicApps

Ready to be on the front line of eCommerce technology? Introducing our epicApps, a suite of web apps we’ve built on and made even better to make managing your business easier. One of the many things we’ve looked forward to this year is the all-new set of web apps...

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What Your Website Navigation Says About Your Brand

What Your Website Navigation Says About Your Brand

Almost every e-commerce business knows that website navigation plays a big part when it comes to sales. Make a site confusing enough to browse and your visitors will leave immediately. But your website navigation structure also plays another role, and that is to...

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Social Media And The Floral Business

Social Media And The Floral Business

Sales are constant, you have an established clientele, and all in all, your floral shop is doing good. But you wish it could be better. What’s the next step for you as a florist? We recommend establishing social media accounts for your floral business. And here’s why:...

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Why You Should Worry About Offsite and Onsite SEO

Why You Should Worry About Offsite and Onsite SEO

If you have a website, chances are that you already know about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). In simple terms, SEO is the improvement of a website to make it more visible in relevant searches. But what most don’t know is that there are two kinds: Offsite and...

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5 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website For Free

5 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website For Free

Websites are a great way to share your brand, build relationships with your customers, and generate sales. The more people visit your site, the more potential customers you have. And that translates to more profit and the possibility of growing your business and...

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SEO Best Practices to Follow in 2021

SEO Best Practices to Follow in 2021

Search engine optimization is always evolving, making it difficult to keep up with trends. But if you’re looking to increase brand awareness, site traffic, and search engine rankings in 2021, you’ll want to become a bit more familiar with the best practices for...

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How To Pick The Perfect Website Font

How To Pick The Perfect Website Font

Font design is sometimes overlooked when planning and developing a website. After all, there’s the navigation, layout, color scheme, and logo to think of — all of which contribute to an extremely intensive design process. But what makes all of these come together?...

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What Is CBD Distillate? And Other FAQ From Your Customers

What Is CBD Distillate? And Other FAQ From Your Customers

Since the CBD market is expected to increase astronomically in the next two to three years (by an estimated 700%!) the competition will be fierce, so building a dynamic website and working with an agency with an innovative marketing solution will be your key to beating the odds and creating a thriving CBD eCommerce store.

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How to Improve Your Customer Loyalty And Retention

How to Improve Your Customer Loyalty And Retention

In order for your business to succeed, you need to know how to attract customers. But even more importantly, you need to know how to keep them coming back. Here’s our step-by-step guide on building a successful customer retention strategy using a customer loyalty program.

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How To Drive More Traffic To Your Website For Free

How To Drive More Traffic To Your Website For Free

Have you been wondering how to drive more traffic to your website for free? The good news is, you don’t have to be an SEO expert or a marketing whiz to drive more traffic to your website. Here’s our top tips for how to drive traffic to your website for free!

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How To Advertise On Facebook For Free In 2019: Our Top Tips

How To Advertise On Facebook For Free In 2019: Our Top Tips

How excited would you be if we were to tell you how to advertise on facebook for free!? Thanks to a little change in Facebook’s algorithm this year, we are finding new and exciting ways that we can teach you how to advertise on facebook for free in 2019. That means an open platform of eager consumers just waiting to buy your product… at absolutely no cost to you! 

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How Long Does It Takes SEO To Work (And Do I Really Need It)?

How Long Does It Takes SEO To Work (And Do I Really Need It)?

As a team that specializes in SEO, we get a lot of questions about it. Lots of people what to know the cost, benefit, and outcome of implementing SEO practices in their website.

One of the most common questions we are asked is “Does my website really need SEO?” and a second question quickly follows: “How long does it take SEO to work?”

If you’ve found yourself questioning “What is SEO?” or “Does my website really need SEO?” or even “How long does it take SEO to work?” then you’ve come to the right place. 

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How Much Does It Cost To Maintain A Website? The Honest Truth About Site Pricing

How Much Does It Cost To Maintain A Website? The Honest Truth About Site Pricing

With the ever-evolving organism of website building and development, it’s pretty clear that you can’t just build a website, set it up to function, and then forget that it’s there. Having a website takes maintenance, time, energy, innovative thinking, and, yes, money. We are here to break down some of the costs you may encounter when building your website, and answer some of your questions about how much it will cost to maintain that site once it’s built.

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How To Launch Your CBD Business Website [In 2019]

How To Launch Your CBD Business Website [In 2019]

Since the CBD market is expected to increase astronomically in the next two to three years (by an estimated 700%!) the competition will be fierce, so building a dynamic website and working with an agency with an innovative marketing solution will be your key to beating the odds and creating a thriving CBD eCommerce store.

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How To Sell CBD Oil Online [Infographic!]

How To Sell CBD Oil Online [Infographic!]

Looking into how to sell CBD oil online? With the CBD market estimated to expand by 700% in the next two years, there are a few things you should think about to make sure your CBD website stands out from the crowd. Here are our best tips and tricks to ensure the success of your CBD website.

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Increase your SEO, become a blog pro!

How do you write a good blog and why is it a good for business? Before the how lets start with the why.  It helps drive traffic to your website It helps convert that traffic into leads.  It helps establish authority.It...

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What Is CBD? A New Product On The Rise.

What Is CBD? A New Product On The Rise.

What Is CBD? A New Product On The Rise.In 1937 the hemp plant was banned from US production and selling with the passing of the Marijuana Tax Act, but since the recent passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, it has opened the door for scientists and researchers to study the...

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How A Coupon Marketing Strategy Could Radically Increase Your Sales

How A Coupon Marketing Strategy Could Radically Increase Your Sales

Coupon marketing strategies have been a crucial, and growing, part of eCommerce marketing since the dawn of the internet. By the time the internet came around, coupons were certainly nothing new. Since the first ever coupon strategy launched by Coca Cola in 1887, coupons have been a successful strategy for advertising your brand and increasing your conversion rate.

Here are our top tips for launching your own successful coupon marketing campaign in 2019.

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ADA Compliance Website Guidelines (For 2019 And Beyond)

ADA Compliance Website Guidelines (For 2019 And Beyond)

ADA Compliance Website Guidelines (For 2019 And Beyond) Many website owners are finding themselves battling accessibility lawsuits. 2018 was a record year for number of lawsuits filed for ADA website compliance issues, and 2019 is already on track to break that...

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Important SEO Trends

Important SEO Trends

Important SEO TrendsIn today's eCommerce world, search engine optimization (or SEO) has proven to be one of the most useful and innovative tools for internet marketing and increasing your sales. But SEO is always changing and growing, it's a constantly evolving...

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5 Tips For Increasing Your Conversion Rate

5 Tips For Increasing Your Conversion Rate

Five Tips For Increasing Your Conversion RateIf you're a small business owner with an eCommerce website, you've probably already thought about different ways you can boost your conversion rates. Well we're here to help. In this blog post we will share the top five...

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SOREDI Launch | Talk: Successful e-Commerce 101 Q&A

SOREDI Launch | Talk: Successful e-Commerce 101 Q&A

SOREDI Launch | Talk: Successful e-Commerce 101Q & AOn April 10th, our CEO and founder, Brandon Kirkland, had the honor of participating in a local discussion forum titled "Launch | Talk: Successful e-Commerce 101".  Here are some of the most valuable questions...

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SOREDI Launch | Talk: Successful e-Commerce 101

SOREDI Launch | Talk: Successful e-Commerce 101

SOREDI Launch | Talk: Successful e-Commerce 101On April 10th, our CEO and founder, Brandon Kirkland, had the honor of participating in a local discussion forum titled "Launch | Talk: Successful e-Commerce 101".This discussion panel was hosted by SOREDI, or Southern...

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epicBloom Emails Have A Fresh New Look!

epicBloom Emails Have A Fresh New Look!

Good News epicBloom Users, Your Email Campaigns Have A Fresh New Look Our Epic team works tirelessly to bring our clients fresh new options for marketing their businesses online. We're excited to announce a new look for all epicBloom e-mail marketing campaigns this...

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How To Write Search-Friendly Ecommerce Product Pages

How To Write Search-Friendly Ecommerce Product Pages

How To Write Search-Friendly Ecommerce Product Pages Product pages are vital for converting visitors into sales. They’re the final step before the checkout phase, and outstanding product content can convince even the most skeptical online shopper to part with their...

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Welcoming Jill, Our Newest Epic Team Member

Welcoming Jill, Our Newest Epic Team Member

Meet Jill Yoder, Epic's new Content Marketing Manager.   We are excited to introduce our newest member of the Epic team, Jill Yoder. Jill is joining our team to add a fresh spin to our blog and social media department.    "Hello everybody! I’m Jill Yoder, and I am so...

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An SEO Story: Anderson Pallet & Crate Case Study

An SEO Story: Anderson Pallet & Crate Case Study

Pallet & Crate Manufacturer Changes Business Name, Changes Online Strategy Anderson Pallet & Crate called on epicShops to build a website that reflected their new ownership and operating team -- and then get it found on the web. When Anderson Pallet &...

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Epic Websites Integrated with Amazon Payments

Epic Websites Integrated with Amazon Payments

Don't Settle For Less Optimize Your Business Goals and Objectives An important part of Conversion Rate Optimization is streamlining your entire purchase funnel, and making it as easy as possible for customers to buy. This includes, among other things, offering the...

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A Florist’s Story: Rose & Blossom Case Study

A Florist’s Story: Rose & Blossom Case Study

Florist increases holiday sales by 5x in four yearsBigCommerce built-in features and epicShops custom apps provide a stable, conversion-ready platform for big company growth.When Rose & Blossom, an independent florist in Spokane Valley, WA, joined epicShops in...

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New! epicShops is now a BigCommerce Preferred Partner

New! epicShops is now a BigCommerce Preferred Partner

We are excited to announce epicShops is now a Preferred Partner at BigCommerce! We’ve been designing e-commerce websites using BigCommerce’s platform for over nine years, building online stores that convert visitors into sales. By combining our love of...

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New! Epic Monthly Webinar Series

New! Epic Monthly Webinar Series

Each month, we'll dive into a topic that helps you better understand your online store. Whether it's adding Pop Card messages, choosing your product add-ons, or developing your customer rewards program, we'll show you all the functionality and how-tos of the new...

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Tips and Tools to Help with Your Link Building Campaign

Tips and Tools to Help with Your Link Building Campaign

SEO is an invaluable channel that should be considered in your digital marketing strategy. SEO allows you to be found organically for specific search terms in order to feed your funnel with unpaid traffic. While paid approaches are important, depending on SEO is a...

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Welcoming Matt, Our Newest Epic Team Member

Welcoming Matt, Our Newest Epic Team Member

Meet Matt Sutterfield, Epic's New Customer Support Manager   We’re happy to introduce our newest Epic team member, Matt Sutterfield. Matt joined us in December to kick our customer service and support into high gear, and his new role includes help desk support,...

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Increase your sales with optimized website images

Increase your sales with optimized website images

Optimizing your product images for your website is essential for conversion rate optimization. Follow the guidelines below for optimized website images that will maximize you online sales. 1. General best practices 2. Image size 3. Search Engine Optimization 4....

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Welcoming Ezra, Our New Epic Intern

Welcoming Ezra, Our New Epic Intern

Ezra comes to us with lots of enthusiasm and a drive to learn all about the ins and out of website development and design. We've partnered him with our tech department and he's busy at the help desk and behind the scenes, jumping on new projects daily, giving support...

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Using Product, Category & Page Descriptions for SEO

Using Product, Category & Page Descriptions for SEO

  This is Part III in our series about setting up your online store to skyrocket above the competition when it comes to SEO. If you want to learn more from epicShops about SEO, read: Part I: How to Optimize Your Blog Posts for SEO Park II: Working with Bloggers...

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How Florists Can Work With Bloggers for Great PR & SEO

How Florists Can Work With Bloggers for Great PR & SEO

The flower market has steadily evolved over the years into a billion-dollar industry. From weddings to birthdays and funerals to graduations, flowers have become one of the most popular celebration staples. Brick-and-mortar florists and budding entrepreneurs are...

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How to Optimize Your Blog Posts for SEO

How to Optimize Your Blog Posts for SEO

Blog posts can also function to bring in new visitors, by making your site visible to search engines. In order to attract new traffic, however, you’ll need to do more than create content your readers will enjoy – you’ll also need to optimize blog posts to attract...

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Incorporating Conversion Rate Optimization with SEO

Oh man, people love the term "SEO." It’s a buzzword that many know they want, and they’re scrambling to get it. And for good reason. Search engine optimization is what's going to improve your search ranking and drive visitors to your site. If someone types in “best...

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Beginner’s CRO Guide: 10 Tips to Maximize Conversions

Beginner’s CRO Guide: 10 Tips to Maximize Conversions

Are your visitors converting into sales? What does your site's user experience feel like? With some simple Conversion Rate Optimization strategies, you can boost your sales and morph your website from "just-okay" into a money-making machine. If your eCommerce website...

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What epicFlorists Have Been Saying….

Our Epic clients are rad (that's right, we just said rad). And they're more than just clients - they're our partners in success, because their eCommerce well-being is ours, too. That's why we're trusted partners for 100+ happy retailers. eCommerce is our life, and...

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What Our Partners Are Saying: Epic Testimonials

What Our Partners Are Saying: Epic Testimonials

Our Epic clients are rad (that's right, we just said rad). And they're more than just clients - they're our partners in success, because their eCommerce well-being is ours, too. That's why we're trusted partners for 100+ happy retailers. eCommerce is our life, and...

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Epic’s newest partner: Remarkety

Epic’s newest partner: Remarkety

Traditional email marketing is a thing of the past - with Remarkety’s service, you have the power to resell to your existing customers by sending messages to their inbox they actually want to read! We’ve teamed up with Remarkety to provide Epic’s latest service,...

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Epic UI/UX Competition at Zeal

Epic UI/UX Competition at Zeal

The goal of the meet-up was to create a new User Interface for one of our latest website innovations, Pop Cards. We designed the competition, presented the rules, and offered cash prizes to the winning team. A big thanks to the people at Zeal and Rogue Tech Hub for...

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Search Engine Marketing Success

What's Your Search Engine Marketing Strategy?Our goal at Epic is to create the best floral websites in the world! We also want to be a one-stop shop for those in the floral industry regarding all things marketing. So we partnered with Marketing 360, one of the top,...

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Your site’s status and health

In order for us to make it easy for our epicFlorists to see how their sites are performing (if it's down/slow, and what measures are being taken to fix the problem), we made it easy for you to check right here on the Epic site. Click 'Clients' up top and then 'Check...

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Funeral Home and Florist Webinar

Webinar Details: What: Explaining how Funeral Home Florist Co-op websites work and how they make you money. When: Monday, March 21th, 3pm EST Where: http://join.me/epicflowers More Info: Click here for more information.

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The epicFlowers 2016 Valentine’s Guide

T h e   e p i c F L o w e r s   2 0 1 6 Valentine's Guide. Stay sane online with our help. Frequently Asked Questions: How do I change my cut off time, block a day from delivery and turn my website completely off?Click here for the video answer. How do you quickly...

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epicFlowers Future 2016

The Future of eCommerce Main Video     New Back Office     Communicating With Max About a New Funeral Site     epicBloom the Future of Online Marketing    

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Field of Flowers New Chic Redesign

We're pleased to announce a new website layout for Field of Flowers! Field of Flowers, your local florist, delivers flowers across South Florida. 1.800.963.7374 (800.96.FRESH) Field of Flowers was founded in 1990 by Donn Flipse, a third...

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epicFlowers fails again, but that’s a good thing!

 Without risk, there is no reward. And when we fail, we learn and make it better.   We at Epic strive to optimize our florists' websites to have the best conversion rates. Following conversion rate best practices, scientific research on our part, and...

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epicTool Box Webinar

Visit the epicToolbox HERE   Webinar Details:  What: Discussing how to use the epicToolbox and why it's so awesome. When: Thursday, January 15th, 1pm PST  Where: http://join.me/epicflowers  

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Free SEO Tools for Florists

MOZ helps the world with search engine optimization and offers free tools to help florists rank better within search engines. Below are Moz's free tools to help you out. If you need help deciphering any information below contact Strider SEO for more help. Open Site...

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Customer reviews can increase sales up to 76%

The 4 ways epicFlowers and Yotpo reviews will increase your sales Yotpo.com enables flower shops to generate more reviews for their products in a simple and effective way.  Mail After Purchase  Yopto will automatically email your shoppers, at a set time after...

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Rine’s Florist since 1915

Rine's Florist Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Florist 317 East Bough St. (570) 374-1953 www.rinesflorist.com We are pleased to provide a new site for the classic Flower shop Rine's Florist & Greenhouses, family owned and operated serving Selinsgrove and the Greater...

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epicFlowers Doesn’t Just Build Websites

How do we make epic websites perform better? That's the question that keeps the epicFlowers team up at night. We at epicFlowers are dedicated to you, our customers. We are constantly researching and testing innovative ways to make your eCommerce website better and...

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A Basic Guide to Maximizing Conversion Rate Optimization

You are a conversion rate optimizing champ; you just might not know it! In your shop, what do you do to make sure certain retail items sell? If you're selling plants in your shop, you know by using best practices, grouping your plants will sell more plants. You put...

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