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We're hiring an Account Manager to join the team

By Pocket Square

We’re looking for an experienced account manager to join the Pocket Square team, bringing with them a raft of knowledge to help drive clients’ business growth through effective account management. You'll be responsible for the day to day communications between our clients and our internal team of designers, strategists, marketers and developers ensuring our clients feel supported. Pocket Square focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences for retail brands across all channels, creating one unified brand experience. Our Auckland-based team work with clients in New Zealand & Australia to design, develop and strategically support our clients to grow. Our clients are design-led...

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We're hiring an intermediate/senior front-end developer to join the team

By Pocket Square

As a Pocket Square front-end developer, your main focus will be creating world-class solutions across a mixture of complete builds and ongoing improvements to our client’s sites. You are someone who has an appreciation for design, are a strategic thinker, outstanding front-end developer and excellent communicator who approaches their work holistically and actively seeks out opportunities to add value. You have a passion for design & technology and keep up-to-date with the latest trends and sharing these with the rest of the team.  Working closely with our head of strategy, senior designer and account managers, you will lead clients through...

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Pandemic Playbook: Some strategies to help you through the Covid-19 Shutdown

By Maaike Hunter

6 months ago you wouldn't have believed someone explaining our current scenario, and yet here we are. The pressure on businesses, teams, logistics, product design and sourcing, and most importantly sales, is unlike anything most have been through before, at least in recent memory. 


Last week we partnered with Shopify for the second instalment of our Future of Commerce event series (virtually, of course) to open up the discussion between retail businesses in Asia Pacific about how everyone is strategically repositioning in light of the pandemic. (if you missed it, you can view a recording of the webinar here!)

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The Future of Commerce: Covid-19 Panel Webinar

By Pocket Square

Pocket Square teamed up with Shopify Plus and industry experts for a panel discussion where we unpacked and discussed what the future looks like in the short, medium and longer term as a result of the ongoing effects of Covid-19.  This is an unprecedented situation that is changing by the day, and although no one has all the answers, we wanted to create an event where businesses could come together and try and make sense of what's happening. Watch the full webinar below.       Our Panellists & Moderators Cameron Bagrie is the Chief Economist at Bagrie Economics. Cameron has...

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Take assumptions out of the equation with A/B Testing

By Pocket Square

A/B testing is not a new thing. In fact, it's been around for as long as I can remember. I think it's important to pause and take stock of how valuable A/B testing really is when it comes to improving business performance. The overall premise of an A/B test is to test a B variant against the control (A variant) to see which has the better performance. That performance could be revenue, conversion rate, clicks, average order value or any other metric you're trying to influence with the test. The idea being, you test before you fully action the change...

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Magento 1.X End of Life. What does that mean for you if you're running Magento?

By Pocket Square
Magento 1.X is coming to a close this year. It's been a long time coming. But what does that mean for businesses running Magento 1.X? Will it cease to exist after June 30th? Will it be Y2K all over again? The short answer is, no, everything will continue as normal, for a while at least.

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Shopify Unite 2019: Pushing the boundaries of commerce with new capabilities

By Lance O'Grady

It's that time of year when we head up to Shopify Unite, Shopify's annual conference and hear announcements on new features, the direction Shopify is heading, and catch up with partners from around the world. 

Today marks the first day of Shopify Unite and they didn't hold anything back, with a day packed full of announcements that we know will push the boundaries of commerce. I wanted to highlight some of the features we're most excited about and how we expect our clients to leverage them to drive business growth.

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Go with the Flow: What is Shopify Flow, and how can it change your business?

By Maaike Hunter

This week we’re looking at Shopify Plus tool called Shopify Flow; what it is, how to use it, and what to expect as benefits to your business.


For those not familiar, Shopify Flow is an automated workflow tool, which when set up correctly, can drastically influence how much of your team’s precious time is being spent on repetitive yet time-consuming tasks. It is available to all businesses on Shopify Plus, and is in Shopify App store if you haven’t checked it out already! The workflows can be simple or complex, but in essence consists of a trigger, conditions, and an action.

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The Design Dilemma: In-House vs Digital Agency —

By Liann Yim

I’ll admit, we’re a little bit bias here but trust us when we say creating designs for your eCommerce website is not an easy task. With never ending demands from customers and competitors becoming increasingly complicated, designing your site is no longer as easy as finding a nice theme, slapping your logo on it and calling it a day. Your website acts as a storefront for your brand’s online presence. It requires a huge amount of planning and consideration to execute effectively and has the ability to make or break your online experience. Think about the last time you purchased...

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Welcome Emails; Is yours Welcoming? How to get the basics right.

By Michelle Saspa

An effective email marketing strategy is perhaps the most powerful marketing tool any online retailer can have in their arsenal. It can turn curious prospects into conversions and first time purchasers into loyal long-term customers. With a welcome email specifically, every send marks the start of a new customer relationship. As with any relationship, you want to kick off on the right foot, which is why having a powerful welcome is so important! The very first emails that your customer receives after signing up to your newsletter will set the tone for your new relationship - so luckily, the tone...

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