As August winds down, the back to school shopping season (which can be quite lucrative for all types of Shopify stores) is quickly approaching — but how can you take advantage of this busy season and make sure yourShopify theme is ready?
One of the biggest updates in our update to the Responsive Shopify theme is a dynamic new approach to controlling the layout and content of the homepage — but this new feature, which is also available in the Parallax Shopify theme, does require a few extra steps to use effectively on your Shopify store.
This week, Out of the Sandbox is excited to introduce Responsive 5.2, the latest version of this acclaimed and iconic Shopify theme — an update that’s packed with improvements and new features.
Navigation menus are one of the most important elements of your Shopify theme because they help orient and guide the user throughout your shop. These menus affect how shoppers discover your product offerings, as well as any other info they may be seeking.
A Shopify theme's homepage is, rightfully, the pride and joy of many store owners. But how much impact does the homepage actually have? Does investing hours of fine tuning your homepage actually help sales that much or are there other areas where your time is better spent?
Generating quality content and placing it in an effective way throughout your Shopify theme has huge implications for the success of your store — not only can you use content marketing strategies to draw in new customers, but well-written content such as product descriptions and page copy are key in optimizing your conversion rates.
One of the great things about pre-built Shopify themes is that they are easy to get up and running in a short time — however, there are some cases when you may want to consider getting a custom Shopify theme.
Now that temperatures are rising and the sun is shining, many folks are looking to escape the office or malls and head outside for a little Vitamin D. But many will continue to shop online regardless so be sure to take advantage of the relaxed spirit and marketing opportunities that summer offers.
Imagery is one of the most important ways you can establish the look and feel of your brand and store with your Shopify theme, so it’s no wonder that it’s also a common area that store owners want to customize and tinker with. However, as we’ve discussed with both typography and color, there are some areas with imagery that can deliver much better returns on your time and energy.
Designing and setting up a new Shopify theme is exciting — and fun — but it’s also easy to get carried away with over-customizing your store — right down to the color of every button, border and bullet point. Over-customizing the colors in your Shopify theme can be time-consuming and complex to do right.
When setting up and managing your Shopify theme there are pretty much an unlimited number of options, settings and customizations you can do. However, with so many available to experiment with, it's easy to overdo it.
Collaborating is one of the best ways to build and improve your Shopify store. However, how do you keep all the ideas and feedback organized so you can effectively act upon them?
Last week, we discussed the key differences between common Shopify and theme-related terms that often cause confusion for store owners — however, one important distinction that wasn’t addressed in the earlier post was “theme issues” versus “theme customization."
New Shopify users often find it difficult to get acquainted with the unique language and terminology the platform uses. The terms and jargon often get thrown about without much explanation, so things can get confusing pretty fast.
Offering gift cards is not only a great way to boost your bottom line, but it’s a great way to make your Shopify store more “gift giver friendly.” Shopify gift cards are a great solution for businesses of all sizes, especially since it makes it easier for shoppers to send gifts to friends, family and loved ones.
The Theme Tweak service is meant as an affordable way to have someone from the Out of the Sandbox team modify your theme to make a minor update that isn’t achievable simply through the theme settings. As a rule of thumb, tweaks eligible for the service can be completed in 30 minutes or less.
Getting your Shopify theme just the way you want it can often be done using your own time and skills, but there comes a point for most storeowners when they need the helping hand of a pro. Fortunately, Shopify has built a solid community of developers, designers and other service providers who can help out with your store.
After working for countless hours developing products and setting up your Shopify theme, it’s only natural that you want to protect your store as much as possible. Here are some frequent concerns that Shopify store owners have about securing their stores as well as offer some frank and practical advice.