September 13, 2018


  • What Books Do you Recommend to Learn More About Ecommerce?
    by /u/Zimbol19 on September 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Hey Everyone, As the title says do you guys have any books you highly recommend? I have been in the Ecom scene for a few months now and slowly learning as much as I can but want to learn more. I am interested in any books you guys have found really helped out with either building an online store to online marketing. Anything you guys have found that has really helped you improve in any aspects of Ecommerce. submitted by /u/Zimbol19 [link] [comments […]

  • Combining multiple videos into one?
    by /u/Manihigirl on September 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Hello! I'm looking for a free software which enables me to combine my videos into one. Youtube used to have a function which is no longer available. I have windows and I won't be doing much video editing. Just once in a blue moon so I dont need state of the art software. Thanks for all your suggestions ☺ submitted by /u/Manihigirl [link] [comments […]

  • Improve web store Facebook and Google Ads traffic
    by /u/kkred1 on September 25, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Hi! I have an only store, and I want to improve its popularity, with that said I already tried to configure the Google Ads and an Facebook page for my store. However on Facebook and Google Ads , I don't see much traffic on them, and I would like to improve the number of people who see my page(likes) and my ads, both on Facebook and Google Ads. With that said I would like to ask you guys, what tips you advise me i order to improve my costumers traffic, and if there is any website, that you recommend that I should follow in order to archive the gouls said before? Thanks in advance, for any help provided. submitted by /u/kkred1 [link] [comments […]

  • Q4 Intensive in Toronto - October 7th-8th
    by /u/t3rr0r_inc on September 25, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Anybody attending this event in Toronto for high level e-commerce businesses? All attendees are doing well over $100k/mth and beyond. Among them is a merchant with revenues of $50mil/yr. Event details in comments. submitted by /u/t3rr0r_inc [link] [comments […]

  • The Right Way to Offer Product Comparison Tools
    by Pamela Hazelton on September 25, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    The ability to compare products that fulfill similar needs helps shoppers make educated decisions on the fly. This feature can be vital for stores that sell, as examples, tools, electronics, ... The post The Right Way to Offer Product Comparison Tools appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. […]

  • Retail technology is catching up to E-com. Time to up our game?
    by /u/fastmoshe on September 25, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I spent 3 days in a retail innovation lab in Vegas last month and I saw some crazy advanced technology designed to help retail stores sell more. It's both scary and impressive at the same time and certainly closing the gap on the advantage E-commerce has. I wrote a quick article about what I saw there: submitted by /u/fastmoshe [link] [comments […]

  • eCommerce expo London - 26th and 27th september
    by /u/Summit26mtb on September 25, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Hi, Anyone going to this show? I went a couple of years ago and will be there on the Wednesday and possibly the Thursday. Although I don't have a stand if anyone wants a coffee and a chat about eCommerce let me know through here and we can sort out meeting up. Full disclosure - nothing like a free lunch, I am head of product for a SAAS firm in the logistics space and would like to ask you a couple of questions about eCommerce and your business BUT it is not a sales pitch, I wont record any of your identifying data so I can't even contact you afterwards. Thanks, Andy submitted by /u/Summit26mtb [link] [comments […]

  • [Feedback] Looking for Suggestions on our New Ecommerce Site!
    by /u/zgilly11 on September 25, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Any and all suggestions for improvement would be great! We have been focusing on building an Instagram audience for now, but are about ready to take it the next step and use paid advertising. Would love to hear what you guys think. If you have other questions I'm happy to answer in the comments. Thanks in advance! submitted by /u/zgilly11 [link] [comments […]

  • Lifestyle Branding Lessons from Marshawn Lynch's Beast Mode Apparel
    by Felix Thea on September 25, 2018 at 3:30 am

    On today's episode of Shopify Masters, you’ll hear from Yaw Owusu—the serial entrepreneur that partnered with NFL star Marshawn Lynch to launch his official lifestyle and athleisure brand: Beast Mode.Mor […]

  • Ecommerce & Entrepreneurial Insights: Audience Survey Results for 2018
    by Richard Lazazzera on September 25, 2018 at 2:52 am

    You may feel alone on your entrepreneurial journey but this post sheds light on the struggles other entrepreneurs face as they grow their online businesses. The post Ecommerce & Entrepreneurial Insights: Audience Survey Results for 2018 appeared first on A Better Lemonade Stand. […]

  • Ecom Category Management with Multiple Sales Channels
    by /u/TavernHam on September 24, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    This is going to be a pretty broad and subjective question and I understand it can be different for every business. But, any insight would be appreciated. I'm trying to introduce Category Management into our Ecom operations here. I know it's necessary because we carry thousands of SKUs across multiple categories. One person can't be an expert in all of them and therefore, unable to balance the average margin we need from each. The hangup I'm having is with how it would work with multiple sales channels. We have our branded channel and we also sell on all major marketplaces. So, do you have a few category sales managers with access to multiple channels or do you have category sales managers for each specific channel? If you go with the former, youd also need someone to still "own" the marketplace itself, the relationship, the policies, seller metrics, etc. Hope someone can help! Thanks. submitted by /u/TavernHam [link] [comments […]

  • Snapchat lets you take a photo of an object to buy it on Amazon
    by Josh Constine on September 24, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy. Today Snapchat announced it’s slowly rolling out a new visual product search feature, confirming TechCrunch’s July scoop about this project, codenamed “Eagle.” Users can use Snapchat’s camera to scan a physical object […]

  • Need help in branding my ecom store
    by /u/krazyfoodie on September 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I've a semi partial setup for jewelry manufacturing. For a flash sale website(selling stuff at super low prices) domain...what would work better? E.x or . Does it affect that people read the "pricing" in domain name or a superadjective as a domain helps? P.S : Aim is to make it a brand and list 1 product every month, not specifically jewelry only though. submitted by /u/krazyfoodie [link] [comments […]

  • Social media tool to repeat posts automatically?
    by /u/MaxPowers3003 on September 24, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I have a shopify store and have decent traction when I post items on social media. I am looking for a way to automate this, and have those posts repeat at set intervals, like once every few months. ​ Is there a way to do this? It would save me so much time copying and pasting old posts. submitted by /u/MaxPowers3003 [link] [comments […]

  • Why Is Wireless Caller ID So Often Wrong?
    by Jeff Kagan on September 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    I have a gripe with the way Caller ID works -- or in fact, increasingly doesn't work -- on wireless phones. I've noticed that most very stinking time I get a call on my wireless phone, the Caller ID information is wrong. Sometimes the number is correct, but the city is wrong. When Caller ID was introduced a few decades ago, it was great. It started on the landline phone, either providing a name or number. […]

  • FabFitFun expands its video reach with a new experiment in live programming
    by Jonathan Shieber on September 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The Los Angeles-based women’s subscription box and media business FabFitFun is expanding its video catalog with the launch of new live programming set to coincide with the launch of its latest seasonal box. FabFitFun is creating a new slate of live programming that will air every day on its Facebook page from 11 a.m. to 1 […]

  • 12 New Ecommerce Books for Fall 2018
    by Sig Ueland on September 24, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Fall is here, and with it comes a new batch of ecommerce books. There are titles on big data, engagement, digital marketing, copywriting, branding, artificial intelligence, digital currencies, and drop ... The post 12 New Ecommerce Books for Fall 2018 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. […]

  • Your M-Commerce Deep Dive: Data, Trends and What’s Next in the Mobile Retail Revenue World
    by Nabeena Mali on September 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    I often find myself doing a double-take when someone refers to mobile commerce as “the next big thing.” For m […]

  • Thinking about a tool like terapeak... suggestions?
    by /u/BL_SH on September 24, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I used terapeak in the past, and it seemed to work alright for me. But it's been 2 years, and a lot has changed since then. Also, terapeak is hella expensive now, $50 a month is a bit ridiculous. So... I googled. zik seems... weird. Shopispy seems to be geared towards drop shippers. I actually buy the things I sell online and store them, ship them, etc. I sell on ebay/amazon. Already have unicornsmasher and junglescout. Would like ebay specific tools. Any suggestions? submitted by /u/BL_SH [link] [comments […]

  • 2018 Holiday Ecommerce Marketing Checklist
    by Armando Roggio on September 24, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    For many online stores, the Christmas shopping season can represent a significant percentage of total annual sales. Thus it’s important to get holiday ecommerce marketing right. What follows is a checklist ... The post 2018 Holiday Ecommerce Marketing Checklist appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. […]

  • Am I responsible someone makes car accident because of phone holder I sell to them?
    by /u/krajacic on September 24, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Hello Guys, I'm dropshipping a lot of stuff to USA. Mostly car accessories and gadgets. One of product is also phone holders for car. So my question is: Can someone sue me because he make car accident because his phone fall off the holder? Phone holder that I've sold to him. Or some scenario like that. It does not make any sense to me but I'll rather ask you 😀 Thanks a lot! submitted by /u/krajacic [link] [comments […]

  • Website Traffic
    by /u/CryptClothing on September 24, 2018 at 9:10 am

    So basically when I made my store live I was getting anywhere between 50-100 unique visitors every day which I think is pretty good considering I've did no paid marketing but other the past few days I haven't been doing anything different and my visitors have dropped from the 50-100 to 5-15. What am I doing wrong? ​ TIA submitted by /u/CryptClothing [link] [comments […]

  • High Bounce Rate
    by /u/liama511 on September 24, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Hi All, I have a very niche market within the vaping marking. We have been running for 9 months now and I have been doing some research into our conversion rates. I have found that 46.15% of our customers/viewers are leaving the site before any purchase is being made. The major page is the home page which 24.12% of the total is leaving on the homepage. ​ Does anyone here have any tips and tricks to lower bounce rates and entice people to stay on the page or at least view products before bouncing. ​ TIA. submitted by /u/liama511 [link] [comments […]

  • Looking for module/ecommerce cms with this functionality
    by /u/digitalsymbiosis on September 24, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Hi, I'm running a webshop for yarn. Every product has multiple color variants, represented by a number. Currently, this number can be chosen from a dropdown menu. However, I'd like the customer to be able to also pick this number by means of a 'button' with an image of the product variant so the customer can see the actual color and texture rather than having to go through every number in the dropdown menu to find their desired color. It can''t be a color attribute, the attribute has to be a number, and there has to be a dropdown list for customers that already know the number they want/need. An example of what I want can be found here: I'm currently running Prestashop (Thirtybees) but wouldn't mind investigating Magento or Opencart if they have a module that offers this functionality. I could probably code my own solution for this with Javascript but I'm curious if there's any existing solutions and I could really use your help 🙂 Thanks in advance submitted by /u/digitalsymbiosis [link] [comments […]

  • Shopify Success Story - $5,000,000+ in Year 1 with POD Leggings - Dan and Luuk
    by /u/RonaldioMcDonaldio on September 24, 2018 at 4:38 am

    I have been waiting for this interview for quite some time. Dan is an absolute champion, a no holds barred type of Aussie larrikin that takes no shit. If you're a "Guru" with no real results he's got you in his sites. Dan and I met a long time ago circa 2011 after we both had our initial start online. I had just started Bambino Brands and he was running a Facebook page called NoExcuseFitness. We connected and have obviously kept in contact ever since embarking on a very similar career path while never actually having worked together. I hope you find inspiration for your own online endeavors! So without getting wishy-washy about how much I respect him let's get stuck into it. Shopify Success Story: Dan Nikas and $5,000,000+ in Year 1 Your Name: Dan Nikas Company: GearBunch Monthly revenue (average): $350k USD Number of founders: 2 Number of employees (excluding founders): 9 Location: Australia Start date: December 2016 Where are you based? Do you have a family? What do you do for work and fun? I’m currently based in a small coastal town called Yamba in New South Wales, Australia. I cut my teeth in e-commerce selling custom t-shirts on Teespring. It was during this time I teamed up with my business partner Luuk, who is an awesome designer. My motivation to do what I do is my family, I’m married with 3 young kids, and every decision I make is based on improving their lives. To take my mind off business I love watching Rugby League, chilling with my mates, hanging with my family and exercising. In terms of work I look after the marketing and managing the team that controls the backend of our store and customer support. Luuk looks after the design side of both our store and products. What did you do before getting started online? Prior to getting involved in e-commerce I had a successful career as a Police Officer in Australia. I joined the Police when I was only 19 years old and over 17 years I climb the ranks to eventually become a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Unit. Unfortunately, the job took its toll on me resulting in my being medically retired at the age of 36 [Damn, that must make you like 50 now? ~ Ronnie]. Fortunately, in my spare time, I had been doing a bit of online marketing and found that I had a real knack for it. My primary goal as a Detective was to find people who didn’t want to be found, further to that I had an ability to get people to do what I wanted them to do whilst have them believe that it was their idea. Turns out both of those skills translate really well to marketing, the added bonus is people were no longer trying to hide from me, they leave trails everywhere for me to find them. What do you sell in your store? Who’s your target audience? How long have you been selling online? We currently sell leggings, sports bras, shoes, hoodies, and swimwear. Prior to GearBunch, Luuk and I were doing pretty well selling t-shirts, but we weren’t the only ones. The market was quickly becoming saturated and we were finding it more difficult to stand out. So we started to look into other apparel. We knew the market and knew we could sell pretty much any clothing item. But we wanted to find the right product to stop hitting the same problem we had with the t-shirts. We looked into big sellers of apparel and noticed a growing trend for active gear. What we realized is these major players all only offered general items. What I mean is they designed the items to fit their brand. It means you just end up with, like Adidas/Nike/Under Armor’s summer/winter/fall/spring collection. It creates a boring selection, and it’s actually pretty backward when you think about. So we flipped it on its head. We instead decided to put the customer first. Rather than trying to fit products to the brand, we created customer avatars and created specific items to appeal to that demographic. By turning things on their head and putting the customer first, we saw our stock literally fly off the shelves. In our first month of operation, we were achieving $100,000 in revenue. After just one year, we hit nearly $5,000,000 in total sales. How often do you launch new products? We launch approximately 10 new designs per week when we launch a new design. We also make it available across all of our product lines. Our design team is constantly looking at current trends around the world to determine if we can create a design that could complement the trend piggyback on it. We also lis... The rest of the interview is here - submitted by /u/RonaldioMcDonaldio [link] [comments […]