Posts in Web Design/Development
How to add related products to your Squarespace website or online shop

Squarespace’s e-commerce platform is quickly becoming a powerhouse in the online space, and as a web designer/developer and digital product creator, this is great news!

It’s super easy to set up an online store or e-commerce shop on any Squarespace website - seriously, you can start selling products/services on your website in just a few clicks. The ease and functionality of Squarespace’s e-commerce platform has helped thousands of brands and businesses launch successfully, in all sorts of industries and niches.

As robust as Squarespace’s commerce platform is, however, there are still a few features that aren’t built in…yet. Certain features or display settings must be set up manually.

Adding related products is probably the the most common Squarespace commerce “hack” and it’s definitely the one I set up most often on my clients’ websites.

Whenever a brand or business sells products on their Squarespace website, I always recommend that they add related products to each product through the product description/summary field.

There are a few reasons for this but it comes down to two main benefits:

  1. Improved user experience for the online shopper

  2. Facilitating up-sells or cross-sales of other (related) products

Think about it: if someone is browsing your online shop for the first time and they’re interested in a particular item, don’t you want to make it dead simple for them to shop more related/relevant items? Heck yeah you do!

If you put the right items in front of them, stats show that you will increase the value of each order placed - meaning they’re more likely to purchase multiple items via your related item prompts than if they only saw the original product item. Not only does this improve the conversion rate of your website, it also brings in extra revenue.

Watch the video tutorial or read the blog post now, let’s take a look!

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Using color as a branding element on your Squarespace website - video collab with Mariah Althoff

Pull up a chair and pour yourself a drink because I’ve got a TREAT for you today!

I’m got a really fun collaboration to share with you and I’m so excited for you to check it out!

As a custom web designer who also offers branding packages, I naturally get asked a lot of branding questions. I’ve received a lot of questions about color and branding lately so I decided to answer that here today. But to make it a bit more interesting, I invited my friend Mariah Althoff to join in me and we’re talking all about how to use color effectively on your Squarespace website!

Mariah Althoff is a visual branding expert and web & graphic designer who has worked with a seriously impressive roster of clients. From solopreneurs to small businesses all the way up to Walmart (!), Mariah knows her stuff!

In this video, we’re chatting all about how to use color effectively on your Squarespace website. It’s basically a conversation between friends (#onlinebizbesties) but we’re sharing lots of practical information and lessons you can apply to your own Squarespace website. I know you’ll get a lot out of our tips & recommendations!

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How to prepare content for your website - video collab with Louise from Solopreneur Sidekick

We’re coming in HOT today with another (wonderful, glorious, thrilling, info-and-action-packed) video collaboration with my good friend Louise from Solopreneur Sidekick!

If you’ve ever wondered how the heck to prepare the website for your website, then my friend - you are in the right place! From the early planning stages to prepping website text/copy and deciding on the imagery and visual components, we’ve got you covered.

In this conversation, Louise and I talk about how there’s so much content to prepare for your website, whether you’re building a brand new site from scratch or working on a redesign project. Content doesn’t just come together on it’s own - nope, there’s a whole lot of strategy that goes into really good website content! Remember that your goal is to connect with your ideal audience, future clients and potential customers, and good content will get you there.

Hit play on the video or read the post below.

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