Why & How to Create a Ranch Website

Originally given as a presentation at the 2023 Texas Bison Association Spring Conference, today’s blog posts covers why your ranch needs a website and the basics of creating a site. While this post specifically refers to ranches, the information below is applicable to many other verticals including farms, producers, creators, and manufacturers! The Importance of Having a Ranch Website Local, Regional, & Global Reach So, why might you want a website at all? Most fundamentally, a website is a channel of communication and it’s unlike any other when it comes to reach.A website has local, regional, even global reach. No matter how narrow or broad your target market is, your website can reach them on any scale. Accessible 24/7 Your website is accessible 24/7. We’re not sure what sort of hours you keep, but I …

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What You Need to Know About Square Processing Fee Refunds

If you’re a Square user, you may have gotten an email notice about a change to their refund policy. Here’s what you need to know about upcoming changes. What is Changing with Square’s Refund Policy? Effective April 11, 2023, Square will no longer refund processing fees when customers issue full or partial refunds. According to Square, this change places them in line with competitors in the processing industry, including Stripe and PayPal. What does this change mean for Square Customers? Impact will heavily depend on the frequency of refunds, and the total average dollar amount of those refunds, that you experience. For example, let’s say a customer places an order of $1000 online then decides to cancel that order before it is shipped. Most Square merchants will see $29.30 processing fee that will no longer …

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Three Tips To Take Your Email Marketing To The Next Level

As you’ve probably heard from us, email marketing is crucial to growing your small business. Email marketing can help you grow revenue, build trust with your clients, and engage with your community. Today, let’s explore three tips that will take your email marketing to the next level. Why Should You Utilize Email Marketing? Well, to be blunt, you should use email marketing because it works. Studies have shown that for every $1 you spend on email marketing, you could realize an average return of $36. In addition to a strong ROI, email marketing allows you to reach a consistent base of your customers quickly. On average, 21% of marketing emails are opened within the first hour of sending. This can help you get the latest news and sales in front of your customer fast! Three …

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4 Tips for Starting 2023 with a Website Refresh

New years are synonymous with resolutions or goals. Many people focus on personal resolutions, but have you thought about your 2023 business goals? Beyond sales goals, here are a few of our favorite New Year’s resolutions or goals to get your business plans off and running for 2023! 1. Refresh your product descriptions. Have you re-read and refreshed your product descriptions since you originally wrote them? According to consumer research, at least 20% of lost sales are due to lack of product information. As you review your descriptions, consider what your customers want to know. Think about what questions you answer frequently about your products and make sure the answers to those questions are in your descriptions. Maybe your descriptions do a great job at answering customer questions, but could use a little sprucing up (see …

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What’s New: Shopify Tax

Earlier this month, Shopify announced Shopify Tax, a new product designed to assist Shopify users with identifying where they are liable for state sales tax, then calculate and collect those taxes at checkout. This product is a welcome addition to the Shopify platform; prior to this, most users needed to look to third party applications (such as Avalara) to assist with accurate tax calculations and collection was limited to the zip code level accuracy built into Shopify checkout. Today, we’re highlighting some of the robust features of Shopify Tax, and highlighting a few key questions you might have about transitioning to the new service. Key Features of Shopify Tax Comparatively, Shopify Tax offers several features you can find in third party solutions. We’ll just cover the highlights here. Check out this Shopify blog, and Help …

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A New Team Member = Even More Support

We are excited to share some great news – Rebekah is now Full Time with Sprucely Designed! Get to Know Rebekah For those of you who haven’t met her, Rebekah is typically found with one of our cats in her lap, creating content calendars and writing blogs, newsletters, product descriptions, plus more. As COO and Chief Storyteller, she’s in charge of all Sprucely Designed content services with a side gig of reminding Isaac to hydrate and be on time for his calls. What Does This Mean For You? It means even more support and services. We’re excited for her to dive full time into content marketing, customer support, and more. You’ll see her signature on support replies and she’ll be making appearances on client calls. Plus, if you have been thinking about upping your content …

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Updated Hosting Plans from Sprucely Designed

More Affordable Add-Ons Effective July 1st, 2020, we’ve updated our Managed WordPress Hosting plans with more sites and available add-ons! Tidy and Dapper Upgrades Our Tidy and Dapper plans have been upgraded to allow for more sites within a single plan! Now you can host 3 WordPress sites on our Tidy ($50/mo) level or 8 WordPress sites on a Dapper ($100/mo) plan. If you just need to add a single additional site, you can now do that for only $12.50/mo. via our Additional Site Add-On. These additional sites will all share your SSD storage and traffic allocations, so if you have a particularly popular (successful!) or large site, you may need a higher plan for just the one site. Or you might be able to add that side project on for no extra cost if you have the …

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