Connecting to success | The story of mousepads.cool
The more we find out about our customers, the more we discover that we’re all the same. We all have domain names that we don’t use. We all get more ideas than we can ever execute, and a lot of us seem a little leery of that step between getting a domain and doing something with it. That’s why we’re talking to people about how they turned their idea into a money-making venture. No more getting stuck. It’s time to iterate your plan into an easy-to-use web interface, and here are the people to help get you there.
Today, meet Patrick of Mousepads.cool. Necessity is most definitely the mother of invention.
8 eCommerce strategies for success in 2021 and beyond
By Alisha Shibli
Online shopping has become the new normal since the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. But eCommerce has been growing by leaps and bounds since long before that.
According to Statista, while in 2019, about 1.92 billion people made online purchases, in June 2020, the global retail eCommerce traffic stood at a record high of 22 billion monthly visits. As even local businesses pivot to a digital-first marketing approach, it will take a lot more than your run-of-the-mill campaigns to capture consumers’ attention.
Here are 8 eCommerce strategies that will hold your business in good stead in the new year and the future.
The February 2021 promo code waffles between great and terrible
Remember when we thought that 2021 would be a much more boring year than 2020? Well, sounds like we were wrong about THAT one. What you can count on is another great promo code to save you some cash on your .com and .net renewals this month.
How a website can help your business sail through a global crisis
By Eshan Pancholi
As the world still grapples with the ongoing pandemic, the aftermath of a rather daunting year has affected businesses severely. The impact on startups and small businesses has been brutal. From permanently closing down to dwindling margins to sudden slump in sales to increased debts, small businesses across the globe are finding it increasingly challenging to keep their financial wheels turning.
However, there is a silver lining to the challenges presented by this unforeseen global crisis. Serial entrepreneurs and startup founders are privy to the fact that only the most creative, lucrative, and determined businesses will survive the worst of times to emerge as winners.
And as the world changes and adapts to the ‘new normal,’ so must your business. The pandemic changed people’s needs, which means there are new opportunities for small businesses to explore and latch onto. But where do you start?
For starters, building a business website is a smart way to be responsive. How will a business website help your business sail through a global crisis? Here’s how.
How we created dark mode on Name.com
Name.com got a whole new look and feel a few months ago when we launched our new brand. But it wasn’t just a new coat of paint that made the site look different. The front-end team leveraged the launch of the new Name.com brand as an opportunity to do a full rebuild and architect the entire site from the ground up with fresh new templates, CSS, and clean semantic HTML. There were several things we needed to clean-up, some new tech we wanted to use, and there was another reason too:
The January 2021 code is a time-honored tradition
Wow, we made it. I think we can all agree that 2020 has been not the best year, but we’re ready to move on to bigger and better and safer things. Let’s start it on the right note with the January 2021 promo code.
How to increase your eCommerce sales during this holiday season
By Alisha Shibli
Holiday seasons are always a special time but the 2020 holidays are slated to be unlike any other, just like the rest of this tumultuous year. As much of the year was spent battling a global pandemic, people will be looking to reconnect with their loved ones, even if it’s virtually or through gifts.
For businesses, too, this season is the time to recover from the economic lull and loss in revenue. Most of the holiday shopping will still be online as people remain wary of visiting stores and some businesses continue to keep their brick-and-mortar establishments closed or open with limited access.
While the way of shopping changes, the customer expectations remain the same, if not more demanding. They still expect expert guidance, great deals, personal attention, and everything else that they expect when they shop at a physical store.
Here are 5 ways in which you can meet those expectations in the best possible way and increase your eCommerce sales in the process.
5 design trends for 2021 influenced by you-know-what
By David Gold
Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a hard year for all of us. The pandemic continues to affect people and their careers, causing big changes in how we interact with our work. The design industry has already begun to adapt to these changes. Given that designers are natural social and professional leaders, these emerging trends in fields like graphic design, UX and UI design, architecture, interior design, and web design are likely to impact us all.
These are five important design trends for 2021 as seen across design industries — and represented within .design, the top-level domain for professional and aspiring designers.
Small businesses, short domains, incredible gifts. Here’s your 2020 holiday shopping guide
People get excited about big companies doing things. We get it. We aren’t any different. When we saw Apple Inc pick up Apple.news and Amazon acquire Amazon.rocks, we felt a world championship validation that still keeps us warm during winter months. But we’ve felt best when people who don’t have the big Apple budget get the exact domain they want because, with TrueName domains, you can.
To celebrate, here’s our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide curated by Twitter’s TrueName Luminary @JuJuCatherine.
Commence the gift-giving!
.contact domains are now available
Today marks the launch of the .contact domain into General Availability, making it easier than ever for individuals and business owners to create an online hub centered around communication.