New Year New Business Model - How to Successfully Pivot in 2022
January 21, 2022

New Year New Business Model - How to Successfully Pivot in 2022

January. The time of year you are bombarded on social media with new year’s resolutions and commitments to be a better YOU. Bento is not here to tell you about the latest diet fad or How-To-Become-A-Millionaire. We want to talk about your business - does your store need some New Year’s resolutions, and how drastic of a pivot is called for?

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Your 2021 Guide to SEO
November 30, 2021

Your 2021 Guide to SEO

If you are new to e-commerce or you’ve been around the block, chances are you have heard the term SEO thrown around more than once. You probably know that it stands for Search Engine Optimization - but do you really know what it means or how to utilize it in your own store? 

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Ready, Set, GO! How to Prep for This Year’s Holiday Season
October 25, 2021

Ready, Set, GO! How to Prep for This Year’s Holiday Season

As October comes to an end, most people are gearing up for Halloween, but retailers are already getting started on their holiday plans. As we said in our July blog, ecommerce sales have been steadily on the rise for some time, but COVID fueled a surge. 

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The Key to Quality Customer Support
September 17, 2021

The Key to Quality Customer Support

In 2017, American Express released a “Customer Service Barometer” and it found the following

50% of U.S. consumers have abandoned a purchase due to a poor service experience

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Starting a Business in 2021
August 19, 2021

Starting a Business in 2021

The internet has done wonders for small businesses. You are no longer limited to traffic in the area of your brick and mortar store - you can sell products and services right out of your home to people all over the world! 

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E-Commerce Post COVID-19
July 13, 2021

E-Commerce Post COVID-19

It’s been just over a year and a half since the world was introduced to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We have had 18 months of stores around the world needing to pivot and adapt to radically new and challenging guidelines to continue their businesses. Largely, this meant a shift to e-commerce - whether that was “traditional” online ordering with delivered products or online ordering for curbside pickup. There was a lot of speculation on how COVID-19 would impact the future of e-commerce, and we are starting to see its lasting effects. 

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How to Prepare for a Less Than Normal BFCM
November 18, 2020

How to Prepare for a Less Than Normal BFCM

Needless to say, the year 2020 has been a cluster. Businesses are feeling it. Families are feeling it. Individuals are feeling it. We're feeling it too. Our strategy hasn't been all that unique. We're taking it day by day, one project at a time, one small businesses at a time.

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A bowl of butternut squash soup.
July 30, 2020

The Why Behind our Recipes App

Earlier this year Shopify launched the Shopify App Challenge. The brief, create an app that helps solve a challenge amplified by COVID-19, but that would also have staying power beyond the pandemic crisis. We knew, without a doubt, that we wanted to be a part of this challenge. So, our small team set to work building our second public Shopify application, Recipes.

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Keeping Your Business Going During COVID-19
April 29, 2020

Keeping Your Business Going During COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced individuals and businesses around the world to pivot and adapt in an unprecedented way, in an extremely short period of time. Shopify has been a huge resource from day one of this pandemic for business owners and we've compiled some of their advice here for you.

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