Shopify Dispatch Issue #383 – Backup Shipping Rate, Developing Product Interest


Improved backup shipping rates to avoid blocked checkouts

Shopify can now display backup shipping rates in checkout if your primary shipping app is too slow or offline. This could be a useful option to reduce cart abandonment but you might want to review Shopiy’s rates to make sure they’re in-line with your actual rates.

Three different ways to develop interest in a product line

Kevin Hillstrom contrasts three different ways to develop interest in your products:

Promote products that create your best customers

When it’s time to run a promotion, how do you pick the products to feature? Best sellers are okay but wouldn’t it better to promote the products that crate the best customers? Repeat Customer Insights will analyze your product and buyer behavior to show which products and variants lead to the highest quality customers.

My articles this week

Inflation eroding growth metrics

Non-financial rewards for your most loyal customers

Develop samples to give away to new and repeat customers

Work with your business cycles instead of against them

Eric Davis

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Steve has entrepreneurship in his DNA. Starting in the early 2000s, Steve achieved eBay Power Seller status which propelled him to become a founding partner of, a contact lens and eyewear retailer. Four years later through a successful exit from that startup, he embarked on his next journey into digital strategy for direct-to-consumer brands.

Currently, Steve is a Senior Merchant Success Manager at Shopify, where he helps brands to identify, navigate and accelerate growth online and in-store.

To maintain his competitive edge, Steve also hosts the top-rated twice-weekly podcast eCommerce Fastlane. He interviews Shopify Partners and subject matter experts who share the latest marketing strategy, tactics, platforms, and must-have apps, that assist Shopify-powered brands to improve efficiencies, profitably grow revenue and to build lifetime customer loyalty.

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