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SEO & Marketing

Gone are the days when business owners could just build a site, make it live and expect customers show up. Your competition is fierce and they're getting more sophisticated and aggressive each day. It's time to up your game to stay ahead and keep the copycats in their place.

The Upshot platform was built and evolves with SEO and marketing needs in mind. From generating SEO feeds, to the numerous tools designed to help spread the word about your awesome site, we keep your SEO and marketing needs top of mind.

SEO-Friendly Features

  • SEO-friendly product URLs
  • SEO-friendly brand URLs
  • SEO-friendly category URLs
  • SEO-friendly page links
  • URL re-write option for products, categories and pages
  • W3C valid templates
  • Dynamic title tags
  • Dynamic meta data
  • Dynamically generated link titles and alt tags
  • Dynamic Google Sitemap XML creator
  • Ability to generate random content (helpful for SEO)
  • SEO features evolved to stay current with best practices

Loyalty Points

  • Allow and specify points earned for registration
  • Allow and specify points earned for writing reviews
  • Allow and specify points for referrals
  • Allow and specify points earned for first order and subsequent orders
  • Specify point expiration
  • Set maximum points that can be applied to an order
  • Set percentage of points that can be applied to an order
  • Specify the points earned per dollar spent
  • Specify the pointed needed to earn to discount one dollar
  • Allow points to be awarded when order is paid, after order ships or specify days after order ships
  • Disallow Points Only orders
  • For points only site, specify points currency rate
  • Opt to show points savings in thumbnails

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  • Specify valid date range or allow for no expiration date
  • Set the total times a coupon can be used
  • Set the total number of time a single customer can use a coupon
  • Enforce "New Customer Only" coupons
  • Specify whether or not coupons can be used with gift certificates
  • Specify whether or not coupons can be used with other discounts
  • Specify a minimum and/or maximum discount allowed
  • Manually enter a code or have our system generate a unique discount code
  • Determine whether to show discount at Review & Complete Order Page and not on Cart Preview Page
  • Select from a variety of options for coupon: Free Shipping on Brand, Free Shipping on Category, Free Shipping on Item, Add Free Item to Cart, Reduce Price, Reduce Price for Category, Reduce Price for Item, Reduce Shipping Price, Reduce Tax
  • Select action for when coupon can be applied: Brand in Cart, Registered Customer, Specific Date/Time, Item from a Category in Cart, Item in Cart, Order Subtotal Threshold, Order Type, Payment Method or Shipping Method
  • Batch update coupon rules
  • Batch update coupons
  • Reuse coupon rules
  • Enable coupon codes via email click-through to web site
  • View coupon use reports by month or day

Product Reviews

  • Allow customers to write reviews as registered or unregistered users
  • Specify whether reviews are automatically approved or require review
  • Dis/enable product reviews on a global or per product basis
  • Allow customers to write product reviews and assign a point or star rating
  • Edit or delete reviews from back office
  • Allow customer to earn points for approved product reviews
  • Define triggers to send customer reminders to write product reviews
Extensions
Rewards Program Extension More Info »
The Rewards Program Extension enables you to create and track incentive marketing programs. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. The administrator defines what actions and items receive the rewards, as well as the value of each reward point. Learn more...
Daily Deal Extension More Info »
The Deal of The Day Promotion System app enables you to create special promotions for your online store catalog. You are able to create and manage price overrides that automatically reflect as the new store price and keep the current pricing strategy. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. Learn more...
E-Mail Marketing Extension More Info »
The Email Marketing System app enables you to create targeted email campaigns for your customers and registered subscribers. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. The administrator creates the email content and targets who should receive the email in your Upshot Commerce administration back-office. Learn more...
Price Comparison Engine Feed Extension More Info »
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Product RSS Feed Extension More Info »
The RSS Feed Extension automatically generates RSS feeds of your online store catalog as well as specific categories and settings you define. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. The administrator has an easy to use control panel that allows you to manage your RSS feeds. Customers simply use their browser or favorite feed manager to keep up with your RSS updates. Learn more...
Testimonial Submission/Display Extension More Info »
The Testimonial Extension enables you to manage an integrated CRM communication system for your online store. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. Customers and site visitors submit testimonials using the tools we provide and your administrators approve or disapprove the submitted testimonials. Learn more...
Affiliate Management Extension More Info »
The Affiliate Extension enables you to create and track affiliate marketing programs. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. The administrator creates the banners and defines the commission structures for the affiliates. The affiliates sign up, and once approved, gains access to their control panel to develop their strategy for your program. Learn more...
SEO Web Site Management Extension More Info »
The SEO Website Extension enables you administrators to effectively manage your SEO strategies directly or automatically. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. The administrator has a series of powerful panels to manage meta data and URLs in the Upshot Commerce back-office. Learn more...
Wish List and Gift Registries Extension More Info »
Wish List and Gift Registries Extension enables your customers to create self managed wish lists and gift registries to share with their friends, family, and colleagues. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce E-commerce solution. The site visitor creates an account and simply adds items to their wish list or gift registry. Once the wish list or gift registry is created, the site visitor is able to share their creation... Learn more...
Abandoned Cart Email Reminder Extension More Info »
Can create an unlimited number of custom reminders to recapture potentially lost sales... Learn more...
Review Reminder Extension More Info »
Gently remind customers to write product reviews with the Review Reminder Extension... Learn more...
Solr Search Integration More Info »
Get better results in half the time with Solr. Solr is a powerful and highly adaptable search tool, designed to produce more accurate search results and increase sales for your online store. Created by the makers of Apache, Solr brings the power of the Lucene Search Library right to your fingertips. Learn more...
HubSpot Integration Extension More Info »
HubSpot allows you to manage all of your online marketing initiatives in one powerful, integrated system. Now you can automatically send your Upshot customers and store visitors to HubSpot. Learn more...
Social Bundle More Info »
The Social Bundle includes four extensions: Social Log In, Social Pricing, Share-a-Sale and Social Comments. Normally, these four extensions purchased separately would add up to a cost of over $500 in set up fees and $200 in monthly fees. With the Social Bundle, you get all the integrated advantages of the extensions working together, at a discounted price. What could be better? Learn more...
Integration Partners
Amazon Real-time Sales Extension More Info »
With the power of Amazon Real-Time Sales Extension, you can now sell your products online at Amazon.com! With this app, amazon.com will take care of all your billing. You simply...Learn More
Amazon Sales Management Integration More Info »
With the power of Amazon Store Extension, you can now sell your products online at Amazon.com! With this app, amazon.com will take care of all your billing. You simply submit your products to the amazon.com catalog (via simple point and click actions) and orders are automatically downloaded into your Upshot Commerce shopping cart administrative interface for fulfillment. Learn more
Buy.Com Extension More Info »
One platform to support your online store and Buy.com. Take your shopping cart software and online business to the next level with this Upshot Commerce extension. Learn more
eBay Sales Channel Extension More Info »
This eBay Management Service does it all! You simply schedule your auctions using our user friendly scheduler and are done! The software will automatically list/re-list your auctions, monitor your auctions, notify the high bidders automatically, and even post positive feedback to those who pay in a timely fashion. The best part about it is that the checkout process happens right through your Upshot Commerce shopping cart. Learn more
MailChimp Extension More Info »
Upshot Commerce MailChimp Extension is an easy way to take the hassle out of email marketing. Using MailChimp, ecommerce owners can create and send stylish, informative emails - without a graphic design degree or even looking at a single line of code. MailChimp offers hundreds of customizable templates that can be easily adapted by beginners to seasoned pros. Learn more
Overstock.Com Extension More Info »
One platform to support your online store and Overstock.com. Take your shopping cart software and online business to the next level with this Upshot Commerce extension. Learn more
Sears.Com Integration More Info »
One platform to support your online store and Sears.com...Learn More

Professional Services

We realize no two businesses are alike. Unlike so many other ecommerce solutions, we do not require organizations to adapt how they do business to use the Upshot Commerce Platform or Extensions. Quite the opposite. While the Upshot Commerce platform and collection of SEO and marketing extensions are ready to take on the world upon installation, our nimble, flexible platform is easily adaptable to solve your business needs.

The Upshot Commerce team of ecommerce strategists and engineers has been envisioning and creating custom ecommerce solutions for over eighteen years. Whether you require software written from the ground up, integration with third-party companies or our extensions modified to fit your unique environment, we can help.

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Christmas 1.0 – or the E-commerce Playbook for the Holidays

Aug 21, 2014 by Vlad Zachary

Part 1 of 4 – Data Analysis

As soon as the Back-to-school shopping is over, retailers and e-commerce providers will turn their almost undivided attention to Christmas. Some retailers have already started preparing for the season. In the next few posts on this blog, we will offer advice on the best approach to maximize the Christmas sales.

There are four major areas for planning and preparation and today we will focus on the first one: Data Analysis

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This stage is all about determining what items to promote this year and how much you will need. This first step is often the most crucial one and our post today will focus on how to approach it.

Best Sellers

So what kind of data will you need? The first and mos... Read more


Christmas 2.0

Aug 5, 2014 by Vlad Zachary

Back-to-school – the three words that will make middle school kids cry and the retailers sweat. That’s right – the second biggest shopping season of the year is right now and it is heating up. Every year more than $70 billion of merchandise is sold as part of back-to-school drive and around one third of it is online. This is a sizable amount of revenues.

The one major difference between Back-to-school and Christmas is that shoppers are way more price sensitive and not willing to open their wallets as much as during “the holidays”. According to a National Retail Foundation survey – more than 45% of shoppers indicated that coupons influenced where they planned to shop for back-to-school. Another survey by Thomson Reuters and Ipsos discovered that as much as 54% of all parents are influenced by sales and special offers and the second biggest influencer at 48% was teachers’ recommendations.

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Why and When Should a Brand Go Direct-To-Consumer

Jul 14, 2014 by Vlad Zachary

Is your company at the crossroads, trying to determine if a full investment in Direct-to-consumer e-commerce is worth it?

Are you having doubts about the effectiveness of your current site?

Do you believe that your market is growing, while you are not?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above – this post is for you.

For many brands the main reason for investing in e-commerce comes down to “Because everybody is doing it and we need to be competitive”. There are endless examples of brands failing to maximize their online selling, due to non-technical reasons.

The main issue is balancing of the relationship with your resellers or channel partners. This can be a powerful motivator to set prices that “don’t compete” with your retailer network. Nobody wants to piss off their resellers.

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Leveraging Customer Data for Ecommerce Success

Jun 27, 2014 by Vlad Zachary

Businesses in the digital economy are increasingly dealing with tons of data. Supplier data, traffic data, site performance data, sales and promotions data, AB testing data … Big Data. How do you sort it all out and have the confidence at the end of the day that you are not missing what’s important? Oh well – you are right – the title gave it away. The most important data for a business to organize well and leverage is the customer data. The goal of course is to attract, keep and grow the number of customers. Or is it? Let’s see.

Understanding the Customer

The key question a retailer needs to ask is – what customer data do I have, or can I easily obtain? Data that will help me learn about my customers, their affinities, their influencers, how they prefer to buy, what deals are they most likely to respond to, what time of the day or the week are they most likely to engage and interact with my brand, how often are they likel... Read more