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Developer Survey Shows the Hidden Downside of Using Mac App Store 

Posted by FastSpring staff on Oct 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Earlier this year, DevMate, an app development and distribution platform for MAC, decided to conduct an anonymous survey of Mac developers to uncover some of the advantages and disadvantages of creating applications primarily to sell on the Mac App store.

The results were a bit surprising and provide some interesting insights as to what motivates app developers.

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Topics: Increasing Revenue, E-Commerce Insights, Apps, MAC App Store

How to Sell Apps Outside the Mac App Store in 3 Steps

Posted by Christian Tietze on May 25, 2016 9:21:54 AM

We have invited a guest, Christian Tietze, to contribute to the FastSpring blog. Christian used his own experience selling outside the Mac App store to write an informative guide on the topic. 

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Topics: Increasing Revenue, Entrepreneurship, E-Commerce Insights, Apps

Recurring Revenue: Make Money While You Sleep

Posted by FastSpring staff on Feb 19, 2016 3:44:31 PM


FastSpring CEO Chris Lueck will be speaking about recurring revenue and billing at the upcoming Recurring Revenue Conference. The conference takes place in Los Angeles, CA on February 23, 2016, and will focus on the subscription economy and how recurring revenue can reshape the future of businesses.

There are two things most businesses can never get enough of: time and money. You’re constantly racing against the clock to get your product off the ground and generating revenues.

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Topics: Features, Increasing Revenue

Aspects of Human Psychology You Can Exploit in Your Marketing Campaign

Posted by FastSpring staff on May 15, 2015 9:21:05 AM

Understanding how to market to people will come through understanding human psychology. We are creatures that act very predictably when it comes to our impulses and decision-making processes. Every day, marketing campaigns are slamming us with information trying to appeal to our emotions. They will hit on topics that make you think about your self-confidence and emotional security. Social media has begun to play a significant part in this as well. How many likes on Facebook, or how many Tweets a product has will determine its popularity and social appeal. Here are several human behaviors that can be used to exploit the human psyche in order to win trust and likeability for your product or service.

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Topics: Increasing Revenue, Marketing Tactics

5 Tips on Selling Apps Online

Posted by FastSpring staff on May 1, 2015 1:42:01 PM

Having an app to sell online and actually selling an app online are two very different things. Once you get past the creation of the app, selling it can be just as complex! 

Some important aspects to help sell your app online include promotion, making it stand out, and ensuring that it's easy to understand and purchase.

Here are some tips we've gathered on how to succesfully sell apps online:

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Topics: Increasing Revenue

The Psychology of the eCommerce Checkout

Posted by JOSÉ CARLOS CORTIZO on Mar 26, 2015 11:01:00 AM

We really liked this blog post from Brainsins and are reposting it to our blog with their approval: http://www.brainsins.com/en/blog/psychology-ecommerce-checkout/3751

Understanding human psychology is one of the best things you can do to boost your online sales, as we can use everything we know about psychology to engage customers, to make them buy faster or even to buy when they are not so sure to buy anything.

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Topics: Increasing Revenue, E-Commerce Insights, Guest Blog

4 Proven Techniques for Triggering Impulse Buys

Posted by FastSpring staff on Mar 6, 2015 8:30:00 AM

The average consumer thinks of themselves as a smart shopper but even the best of us have fallen for an impulse buy. 

Most shopping malls, department stores, and even e-commerce stores try to capitalize on this by adding hard-to-resist “extras.” It is not unusual to hear people say that they have made many spur-of-the-moment purchase decisions for big ticket items without having any prior buying intentions.

So, how do you do this in your business? How do you make people buy on impulse from you?

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Topics: Increasing Revenue, E-Commerce Insights

5 Most Effective Digital Marketing Techniques

Posted by FastSpring staff on Feb 20, 2015 10:13:57 AM

Advertising on the Internet is no small feat. If you doubt this, ask many small business owners who have abandoned the idea because they were hemorrhaging money without seeing any results from their online marketing.

However, there are also a ton of small businesses and ecommerce stores that are quietly making a killing from their digital marketing efforts. The many businesses experiencing significant success from online marketing campaigns do so because they have found the most effective digital marketing techniques, learned everything they could about them, applied them, and did not quit until they found success.

Below are some of the most effective digital marketing techniques.

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Topics: Increasing Revenue, Marketing Tactics, E-Commerce Insights

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