Pressbox and P&G

Partner Company Pressbox Acquired by Procter & Gamble

Chicago’s Pressbox, was recently acquired by Procter & Gamble to join the P&G family of laundry services, which includes Tide Dry Cleaners, University Laundry, and Tide Spin. Pressbox and Tide Spin are both concierge laundry services, with mobile applications streamlining the process from start to finish. The integration of these two platforms, to whatever extent that will be, is sure to bring an exciting new experience to their users. Through our partnership, we are proud to have supported Pressbox’s software since…
McClosky New Venture

Partner Companies Awarded at McClosky New Venture Challenge

On April 27th, 2018 two of FarShore’s partners, Impowerus and Explore Interactive, competed in the final round of the McClosky New Venture Challenge at the University of Notre Dame. The competition started in November 2017 when they, along with hundreds of other new venture groups, submitted an extensive application including an executive summary. Upon acceptance, the ventures submitted a detailed business plan and finally presented in the semi-final and final rounds April 26-27th. Impowerus is an online platform to connect…
Bucketfeet acquired

Partner Company Bucketfeet Acquired by Threadless

Long standing FarShore partner, Bucketfeet, has recently been acquired by Threadless. As two Chicago retail companies, they have shared a similar mission to highlight creators through collaboration with emerging artists. Since Bucketfeet’s launch in 2011 they have built a community of over 45,000 artists and have sold nearly a million pairs of customized shoes, promoting a union between utility and art. Tangible design is more than prints you can wear, it means reaching out towards every corner of the globe…
start your ecommerce business

Are You Ready to Start and Run Your Own E-commerce Business?

Your product is perfect.  It is sure to be leading the marketplace in no time.  People are going to wonder how they ever lived without it.  You’re ready to start selling it...right?  Surprisingly, it’s not just about the product to have a successful business.  Everything behind the scenes has to be perfect as well.  Before you can have your grand opening, there are several areas of your business you have to innovatively and critically think about.  We have worked with…
Shopify_custom development

Shopify and custom development for your e-commerce business

“What is the best platform for my online store?” If you are a small business, you have made many decisions before you’ve gotten to this very question. At FarShore, we know that scouring the Internet for the pros and cons of various options can be a confusing process, but one that all businesses carry out as part of the research that is essential to success. In the past we have talked at length about platform options Magento and WooCommerce. As…
Technical SEO for eCommerce

Technical SEO for eCommerce: 5 basic things you should do on every web store

Preparing and launching your web store can be a stressful endeavour. From procuring products, ensuring reliable payment gateways and delivery options, to all other technical and organizational challenges to tackle - optimization of the web store for search engines can easily be pushed down on the priority list. However, the search optimization often makes the key difference between a successful (and profitable) web store and an unsuccessful one. What is eCommerce SEO and what basic things should you have on…