Importan online shopping trends

7 Important Trends in Online Shopping You Shouldn’t Miss

It’s no secret that shopping from the comfort of one’s own home while wearing pajamas and drinking coffee is becoming the trend. Even just thinking about having to get in the car, drive to the store, find a parking spot, sift through clothing racks, and wait in those dreadful long lines makes some frown in disgust. So what can you do to ensure you’re staying on top of the online shopping trends and keep your customers coming back for more?…
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…
app idea

I have an idea for an app: where do I start?

If you are reading this, you have surely been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, or have an undeniably unique and awesome app idea that just needs to be a reality. In all of the excitement of dreaming up this new possibility, you might have found that you are like so many other entrepreneurs and do not singularly hold all of the skillsets to get from point A to point B (or even know what point A should be). Yes, for…
App Subscriptions

How To Monetize Your Free Mobile App

Entering the market as a premium paid application is one way to earn money with your mobile application, but initially places you at a disadvantage to the free applications that make up 90% of the all mobile downloads. Even when providing unique functionalities, justifying an initial purchase cost to a consumer can be difficult, especially without brand recognition. By utilizing some strategies that are less straightforward, but growing in popularity, you can earn revenue without sacrificing downloads. Ads A bottom…
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…