Posts tagged with Woot

How seven ecommerce brands use highly persuasive copywriting

Just be a human. It's fairly easy to do. You are one after all.

This is a follow-up to my previous article five evocative examples of ecommerce copywriting where I highlighted how Onefinestay, Firebox, Norman Records, Firebox, Mr Porter and BrewDog use different writing styles in order to achieve similar goals.

The gains from creating quality copy for your ecommerce site are huge and widely varied: it can make your brand more trustworthy and foster a deeper sense of loyalty. Inventive, engaging or witty copy will entertain your customers and encourage them to stick around. The creation of original copy can also create a deeper job satisfaction because your writers will have more creative freedom.

This is before we've even got to the possible improvements in conversion rates.

How can all of this be achieved? Take a look at some of the examples below for inspiration and always remember the opening mantra.

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15 online business models you’ll wish you’d thought of first...

It should come as no surprise that the continuing development of the internet is consistently resulting in significant shifts as to how businesses operate, consumers react and how products are bought.

Naturally, the very fundamental structures of business models are evolving in line with this, becoming far more flexible and innovative than has arguably ever been seen before.

Last year, I explored how the recession was effectively forcing organisations to get smarter and raise their levels of success. This year, I expect to see a greater emergence of innovative and disruptive business models, as well as new companies.

Already, there are lots of sites and services that currently exist, but I'm sure there's plenty more that will appear. 

Here are some that have caught my eye recently... 

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Should the AP pay Woot $17.50 for a quote?

The founder of Woot, Matt Rutledge, may be a wealthier man following Amazon.com's acquisition of his company, but that isn't stopping him from sending a clear message to the Associated Press: you owe me $17.50. Why does the AP owe Rutledge? According to Rutledge, AP violated his copyright when they included a quote from Rutledge's email to Woot employees in their story about the acquisition.

The quote: "For Woot, our vision remains the same: somehow earning a living on snarky commentary and junk."

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