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…
Magento vs WooCommerce

Magento vs WooCommerce – How to choose the best ecommerce platfom?

There are many ecommerce platforms on the market today, but Magento and WooCommerce are among the most popular.  Each has their own strengths and depending on what you want to do, one might be more suited for your needs than the other.  Before deciding which platform you want to build your site on, you must first answer a few very important questions. First, you must ask yourself what you want your site to do in terms of functionality.  This is arguably…
ecommerce_web_design

Ecommerce Web Design: How to get Beautiful and Functional Design for your Online Store

As a web designer, working on designs for an e-commerce site is always a challenge. On the one hand, you want your designs to look great, and you want to bring something new and exciting to each project. On the other, there are several rules you have to follow and there is only so much invention you can bring to the table, since in the end, the only measures of a site’s success are conversion rates and sales. So how…