As of the day we write this text, Mexico, like some other countries, is in Phase 2 of the contingency, which means that all types of events containing more than 50 people must officially be cancelled. On the other hand, the measure of not leaving home has caused many businesses (like yours, I'm sure) to have had to close their doors to the public.
This is not entirely bad news, since in countries like Italy, due to the measures of not leaving home, they have caused eCommerce to skyrocket by 82% . Mexico is not far behind, Mercado Libre itself has reported an increase of more than 500% in searches related to health products such as face masks and antibacterial gel.
In this post, we will tell you about some free and paid tools, ideal for growing your eCommerce in times of Pandemic.
Shopify against the Pandemic
Shopify has just given an official statement , which shows its contribution so that entrepreneurs from all over the world can get ahead of this crisis, to this end, it announced the following:
Gift Cards Included in all Plans
Previously, Gift Cards were only available for plans of +79USD per month, now, you can configure your Cards having the Basic plan (29USD) and with the closure of many stores, this will be a perfect excuse for your users to give away credit in your shop.
Pickup in physical store
There was already support for offering a store pickup option, however, now POS users will be able to accept order pickup from multiple stores (with the measures that this entails).
Extended 90-day trial (Before 14)
Do you want to try Shopify? You now have 90 days to build your store! Start your extended trial here.
Investment for SMEs
In collaboration with different governments of countries around the world, Shopify can invest in your project with its Shopify Capital project. Learn more about this program at this link .
Webinars in English
Access fully live Webinars specialized in eCommerce with Shopify. Experts from all over the world talk about how to handle the crisis and move your store forward. The best? It's totally free. Check out the calendar here and sign up for them all!
Help in the community
The Shopify community is known for being a world of solutions to problems, topics of interest and collaboration between Merchants, Experts and Shopify Gurus. Enter here the section focused on the topic of Coronavirus in the Shopify community.
Advanced Shopify Tools
Bring your product pages to life with the new Shopify template update. With this technology, you allow users from any device to interact and learn about your product in 360°.
This Shopify technology allows for more advanced interaction, with the help of your iPhone's camera, your users can view your products from the comfort of their home. Look at this video:
Videos in the product carousel
Just like the 3D models of your products, now your visitors will be able to view videos of
Need help? doos studio is the first Shopify agency in Mexico to offer these 3 services. Schedule a DEMO here
Some course platforms that usually offer paid material, decided to provide their services for free for a certain period of time following different instructions.
Domestika, the creative courses platform, has joined this campaign and has a very interesting section on work at home, such as design, copywriting and Marketing, ideal for your eCommerce! Access the collection of courses here
In the case of Crehana, the dynamic consists of free courses for 24 hours organized according to a weekly agenda. Access the day's course here .
Corona marketing festival
A collaborative event that seeks to share knowledge with the community in a fun and unique way. See the calendar and participate in all of them here .
Offers on more tools
Mailchimp 4 months free
The famous email campaign management tool, free for 4 months.
Bold Commerce free for 3 Months
The best-known App company on Shopify has released its most powerful tool for free for 3 months, Bold Upsell. Take advantage of this offer until March 31, by clicking here.
Managing work teams remotely can be complicated, but Slack can make things easier. Given the current situation, those in charge decided to modify the platform to make it easier to use.
Zoho decides to release remotely to collaborate with companies' internal communication and prevent the impact of the pandemic from being felt in their organization.
This network management tool decided to offer free courses in different areas to help remote education.
And you, which of these opportunities are you going to take advantage of?