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GoodCarts Makes the 2020 Impact List

In The News GoodCarts is honored to have made the 2020 Impact List, compiled by Social Enterprise MSP and powered by The Bush Foundation. GoodCarts and other honorees will be highlighted during the Social Enterprise Impact Showcase on May 6, 2021 during a Continue Reading

GoodCarts Featured on CauseArtist’s “Disruptors for Good” Podcast

In The News When Grant Trahant, founder of CauseArtist, reaches out to interview you for the outstanding “Disrupters for Good” podcast, you say yes!  GoodCarts CEO Steven Clift is thrilled to have been a guest on this episode that covers everything from his background Continue Reading
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GoodCarts Offers Mission-Driven Retailers a Platform to Help Succeed and Grow

In The News Company Seeks to Build a “Shop for Good” Community and Attract 10,000 Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs To Use Commerce to Create Change MINNEAPOLIS, December 14, 2020 – GoodCarts, a platform supporting social impact ecommerce brands, recently launched as a way to connect tens Continue Reading
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Rewards For Conscious Consumers

In The News
GoodCarts CEO Steven Clift was interviewed by OurGoodBrands about our mission. Here are some excerpts. What is GoodCarts? GoodCarts is a new way for ethical and sustainable brands to gain new customers online. It’s like a digital version of coupons on the
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A Network Of Socially Conscious Businesses

In The News
GoodCarts CEO Steve Clift was featured in this Forbes article by Devin Thorpe:  Ashoka Fellow Steve Clift leads a new social enterprise to link sustainable and social good companies at checkout. When customers check out from a member store, they see
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Insights

Trends, tactics and strategies for thriving in the impact economy.

5 Foolproof Ways to Drive Free Traffic to Your Shopify Store

5 Foolproof Ways to Drive Free Traffic to Your Shopify Store

Insights, Social Media Driving traffic to your Shopify store doesn’t have to cost the earth. Here is a collection of ways you can boost brand visibility for free.  Getting traffic to your store is crucial if you want to increase your revenue and grow Continue Reading

5 Inspiring Eco-Friendly Packaging Alternatives For Your Ecommerce Business

Guest Blogs, Insights A Small Business Guide to Sustainable Packaging: 5 Items You Can Swap Out With Ease As an ecommerce business starting out, it can be difficult to know where to begin in calculating your environmental impact. Search for Sustainability Leads to New Opportunities Continue Reading
How D2C Brands Embrace Sustainability

How D2C Brands Embrace Sustainability, We Love Thingtesting

Insights Growing a successful e-commerce brand requires adhering to the increasing demands for transparency amongst Gen Z and Millennial consumers.  Today’s socially conscious consumer base desires a window into the supply chains of the companies they purchase from. This includes knowing where Continue Reading

How Affiliate Marketing Works to Boost Your Organic Reach

Ethical Marketing, Insights Want to get more eyeballs on your products? Affiliate marketing is a great way to increase your reach and build brand trust. Word-of-mouth is still one of the most effective marketing channels, and tapping into the audience of an already-trusted influencer Continue Reading

12 Shopify Apps Ecommerce Stores Must Have in 2021

Ethical Marketing, Insights Add these Shopify Plugins to your Ecommerce Store The Shopify App Store contains thousands of plugins called "apps" to support you with the most critical aspects of growing your on-line store including: marketing, customer service, content creation, search engine optimization, social Continue Reading
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13 Shopify Apps to Boost Sales and Your Impact Mission

Ethical Marketing, Insights This post is an example of our GoodGuide series of in-depth guides to impact retail and ethical ecommerce. Download the PDF version or get all of them by visiting our GoodGuides page. Introduction You’re a passionate ecommerce retailer, running a vibrant, Continue Reading
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6 Successful Tips on How to Grow Your Shopify Store

Community Based Marketing, Ethical Marketing, Insights, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media
You’ve put your sweat, tears, and money into creating an online store that’s representative of your values and passions. Now it’s time to grow that store. And you’re unsure where to begin. With over 1 million Shopify stores currently conducting business
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These 8 Tips Will Take Your Product Descriptions From “Meh” to Magnetic

Community Based Marketing, Ethical Marketing, Insights, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media
Product descriptions help shoppers “feel” a product they can’t touch — here’s how to leverage them to the fullest.  There’s one big downside to online shopping: the inability to see a product in-person. So when customers can’t touch your product, your product
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10 Impact Entrepreneurs in Business to Watch in 2021

10 Impact Entrepreneurs in Business to Watch in 2021

Insights, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media
It doesn’t take a market analyst to know that in 2020, the way we exchange goods and services radically and rapidly shifted. Just like everyone else, we’re catching up with what that means for social and environmental impact and e-commerce.  Whether
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Vote With Your Dollars: Supporting Social Impact Through Ecommerce

Vote With Your Dollars: Supporting Social Impact Through Ecommerce

Community Based Marketing, Ethical Marketing, Insights
Sustainable shopping is our future — but where to start? Ethical brand marketplaces and directories make it easy to find purpose-driven online stores. Money makes the world go round, and being selective about our online shopping can influence the kind of
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The Ins & Outs of Ethical Ecommerce

Community Based Marketing, Ethical Marketing, Insights
How to manage the details of impact retail to serve your greater vision How can impact retailers afford to incorporate global supply chains, sustainable packaging, and corporate social responsibility in ways that help their businesses grow while reflecting their ethical standards? The
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Shopify Apps To Boost Sales

The GoodCarts Guide: 13 Shopify Apps To Boost Sales and Your Impact Mission

Community Based Marketing, Ethical Marketing, Insights
Shopify Apps to Boost Sales of Your Online Store Chances are, if you’re exploring GoodCarts, you’re familiar with the vast resources within the Shopify app store as well. Easy to install, Shopify apps can grow your sales at little to no
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Drive ROI and Community With GoodCarts’ New Shopify App

Drive ROI and Community With GoodCarts’ New Shopify App

Community Based Marketing, Insights, Introduce Goodcarts as a solution
GoodCarts’ new Shopify app lets mission-driven brands create coupons to nurture community and drive sustainable growth.   Growth is paramount for e-commerce businesses, but growing sustainably is a priority for mission-driven brands. This shift towards a sustainable future is particularly important when
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Inside Look: How GoodCarts Helps You Get More Customers (for Free)

Community Based Marketing, Insights, Introduce Goodcarts as a solution
“Let’s make GoodCarts free,” Chris Dyksta, founder of GoodCarts. “Hmmm, say more,” I said. “Let’s drop commissions for impact brands and make GoodCarts 100% free just for them.” Wow, I thought, that will really change the GoodCarts equation from intriguing to astounding. Why would
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Story-Telling In Marketing

How to Master Storytelling in Marketing for your Small Business

Community Based Marketing, Ethical Marketing, Insights
At GoodCarts we have so many brands and products, so what sets brands apart isn’t so much about what your product is, but what your product does: how it helps in a broader context, how it makes someone feel.    Plastic straws
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Why Now and What's Next with GoodCarts Founder Chris Dykstra

Community Based Marketing, Insights
GoodCarts, as a mutually cooperative business model, has been brewing in Chris Dykstra’s mind since the early 1990s. Dykstra got his start in restaurants, landscaping, and screen printing––businesses that all turned into what was then called social entrepreneurship. At the time, Dykstra
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10 Powerful Shopify SEO Tips to Help You Get More Customers

10 Powerful Shopify SEO Tips to Get More Customers

Community Based Marketing, Insights
Superpower your Shopify store’s SEO strategy with these handy tips, and target shoppers that are ready to buy.  It’s a simple equation: more traffic means more sales.  The hard part is getting enough traffic in the first place, and this is where
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Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging for Ethical E-Commerce Stores

Community Based Marketing, Insights
As environmentally conscious businesses, we are often faced with difficult choices about how to maintain our sustainability, from our product to our packaging to in-store distributors. It is incredible to see organic, fair-trade tea or soap being sold as a
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Shining Examples of Brand Communities in Action

Community Based Marketing, Insights
In an increasingly digitized business environment, marketing research shows that consumers are opting to engage with brands that offer a more human experience—one that creates deep human connection. Human connection is established through culture and is built through opportunities to
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Sustainable Shopping Statistics

Insights
Liar, liar sustainable shopping stats on fire … but there is hope Preparing for my keynote at Sustainatopia, I dug into a very interesting global survey [PDF]. A whopping 66% of global consumers said they would pay more for sustainable products. That's great,
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