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Orbit Blog

 

Welcome to the Orbit Blog! Here, we regularly share content meant to inform and inspire the Shopify merchants who use our apps. Check out the categories below for helpful posts on Ultimate Special Offers, Wholesale Club, and more.

Introducing: Product Visibility!

Introducing: Product Visibility!

We are so excited to announce a major new feature for Wholesale Club: Product Visibility! Product Visibility allows you to show products and collections only to wholesale customers who are logged into their accounts and have been tagged with a certain tag. This means...

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Merchant Spotlight: Allo Nutrition

Merchant Spotlight: Allo Nutrition

Allo Nutrition is a Toronto-based company that originated at the peak of Covid. During this time,  it was tough to access gyms. Many people found it hard to maintain and support a healthy lifestyle during the lockdowns. At this point, Allo began to explore protein and...

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How to Move Merchandise in Your Shopify Store

How to Move Merchandise in Your Shopify Store

Starting to see your inventory pile up around you? Worried about what you’re hearing about the global economy? Let’s not panic. We’ll all get through this together. And we’ve got tools to help! Last week, the shipping company Maersk, which is an indicator for global...

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How to Sell Wholesale on Shopify

How to Sell Wholesale on Shopify

Many businesses want to sell wholesale on Shopify. Some already sell B2C and now want to sell their products to retailers too. Others are primarily B2B businesses, and are looking for an online sales platform. Regardless of where your business is at, if you want to...

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Wholesale Club 101: Net Terms

Wholesale Club 101: Net Terms

Net terms are a very common feature of the wholesale landscape, and many wholesale customers will expect to have them as a payment option. In this post, we’ll go over what net terms are, how they function in wholesale selling, and how they work in Wholesale Club so...

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Ultimate Special Offers Q2 2022 Review

Ultimate Special Offers Q2 2022 Review

Q2 was busy! We put together a ton of resources for merchants using Ultimate Special Offers, and we highlighted them all in the quarterly review, which went out yesterday. For all the details, check out the summary below.  And if you're not using Ultimate Special...

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Merchant Spotlight: Route One Apparel

Merchant Spotlight: Route One Apparel

In 2010, while still an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, Ali von Paris designed a t-shirt for her friends to commemorate the closing of a popular local watering hole. When demand for the t-shirts spread quickly through social media, Ali decided to begin...

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Merchant Spotlight: Kind Face

Merchant Spotlight: Kind Face

In 2020 the world was hit by COVID-19, spurring Chris Larcombe and his wife Sarah to start Kind Face. By using their resources and skills in their existing company Uren Barsal (specialist soft furnishings manufacturing), they designed and stitched a range of...

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Merchant Spotlight: Freshie and Zero

Merchant Spotlight: Freshie and Zero

Beth “Freshie” Lawrence is the Owner & Designer at Freshie & Zero, a brand with an adorable and personal name. When she was newly out of college, her manager started calling her "Bethie Beth," à la "Marky Mark," which soon morphed into, "Freshie Beth." It...

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Merchant Spotlight: Fervor + Hue

Merchant Spotlight: Fervor + Hue

Fervor means passion, and hue means colour. Fervor + Hue believe in brightening up your space with colour. It is a home interior brand, with a passion dedicated to helping its customers find the colours they love and make those colours part of their everyday. Based in...

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Goal Offers on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

Goal Offers on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

Setting a spend goal is a great way to bring in more revenue! Since Goal offers are one of Ultimate Special Offers’ nine offer types, we’re going to tell you all about them – how they work, why you might want to offer one, how to design a goal offer with Ultimate Special Offers, and some tips to make your goal offer succeed.

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Merchant Spotlight: Pirate Press Records

Merchant Spotlight: Pirate Press Records

Christian Wagner is the digital media manager at Pirates Press Records, a punk rock record label founded in 2005. The label is based in Emeryville, which is in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California. Christian has been with the company for over nine years.He says...

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Discounts on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

Discounts on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

This post is part of a series on the offers available from Ultimate Special Offers. To read about other offer types, check out the series homepage. Would Ultimate Special Offers even be a sales and promotions app if it didn’t offer discounts?! Of course most of our...

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Volume Discounts on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

Volume Discounts on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

Today we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about offering volume discounts on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers! This post covers what a volume discount is, why you might want to offer one, how to set up a volume discount with Ultimate Special Offers, and some tips to make your volume discount succeed.

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How to Pick an Offer in Ultimate Special Offers

How to Pick an Offer in Ultimate Special Offers

If you’ve installed Ultimate Special Offers and you know exactly what you plan to do with it, that is awesome. Go forth and sell! If, on the other hand, you know you want to run a promotion of some kind, but you’re not sure where to start, we are here to help! With...

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Post-Purchase Upsells on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

Post-Purchase Upsells on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

Can you offer post-purchase upsells on Shopify? You sure can! But it requires an app. Lucky for you, we’ve got an app right here for you! Ultimate Special Offers has a post-purchase feature that offers an upsell to a customer immediately after checkout. It’s super seamless and an amazing way to boost average order value.

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Bundles on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

Bundles on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

This post is part of a series on the offers available from Ultimate Special Offers. To read about other offer types, check out the series homepage. If you want to know how to sell bundles on Shopify, you’ve come to the right place! You can absolutely sell bundles on...

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BOGO Sales on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

BOGO Sales on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers

This post is here to tell you everything you need to know about running BOGO sales on Shopify with Ultimate Special Offers! Read on to learn what a BOGO sale is, why you might want to run one, how to run a BOGO sale with Ultimate Special Offers, and some tips to make your BOGO sale succeed.

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Merchant Spotlight: Zamp Solar

Merchant Spotlight: Zamp Solar

Zamp Solar comes from humble beginnings. Starting from a small garage in 2010, the company grew quickly. In 2015, they moved their offshore solar panel manufacturing back to their hometown in Bend, Oregon, which means that every Zamp Solar panel is now handcrafted in...

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Ultimate Special Offers Q1 2022 Review

Ultimate Special Offers Q1 2022 Review

The year is flying by and we're already done Q1! We sent this Q1 review out to our Ultimate Special Offers merchants last week, and this is the first one to come from Orbit. As always, it's packed with useful and interesting info for shops that use our sales and...

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Merchant Spotlight: Papeloja

Merchant Spotlight: Papeloja

Nuno Ribeiro Silva is the manager and owner of Papeloja. The shop is an online crafter’s dream, selling specialty paper, tools, and accessories. Papeloja also sells the most renowned brands of machines and tools for handicrafts, such as Sizzix, Silhouette, We R Memory...

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Orbit: New Resources for Merchants

Orbit: New Resources for Merchants

Orbit is here! Pixel Union Apps has officially transitioned to our new brand and so far, so good. We want to make sure that you, our customers, have everything you need to keep your apps running smoothly. As mentioned in our previous post, app functionality isn't...

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Orbit has launched!

Orbit has launched!

Pixel Union Apps is now Orbit! It’s a very exciting time around these parts because the Pixel Union Apps division has launched itself in a new direction: we’re now Orbit! We still have the same great portfolio of Shopify apps, we’re just setting off with a new name...

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Ultimate Special Offers Q4 Review

Ultimate Special Offers Q4 Review

Another round of our quarterly review went out last week! It gives us a chance to tell merchants what happened with Ultimate Special Offers in the past quarter, and to highlight resources that may be helpful to them. If you use Ultimate Special Offers, or if you're...

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Merchant Spotlight: Chikahisa Studio

Merchant Spotlight: Chikahisa Studio

Ann Chikahisa is the Founder and CEO of Chikahisa Studio, a handmade jewelry business that started as a hobby born out of her passion for metalsmithing. Chikahisa Studio was founded in 2010. The company has found a niche in creating the Talisman Collection.  Designed...

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Merchant Spotlight: 2-6 King Wavy

Merchant Spotlight: 2-6 King Wavy

Sylus Modlin is the owner, brand developer, and creative engineer for 2-6 King Wavy, LLC brand, which he launched in 2018. He is a military veteran, author, and debt-free millennial from Fayetteville, North Carolina, who demonstrates excellence through...

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Merchant Spotlight: Cravings Gourmet Popcorn

Merchant Spotlight: Cravings Gourmet Popcorn

Chad Jordan is the owner of Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, a sweet business which sells a variety of glass bottle soda pop and candy. They manufacture delectable gourmet popcorn and craft gifts for special occasions and holidays. Cravings Gourmet Popcorn also takes orders...

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