• Dropshipping with oberlo
    by /u/buffinman_ha9000 on March 8, 2021 at 3:50 am

    I'll be using oberlo for my Shopify store, and while setting up shipping rates, I got a bit confused. My product on Aliexpress shows USPS shipping for the US, and this is the fastest rate, so I wanted to use this. But I am given a multitude of options that show fast shipping (less than a week on some occasions). Can I use these shipping methods and offer them for free? (pay for shipping out of my own pocket-cutting into my profits) How does oberlo tie in with this? I feel like I'm missing a key part to this, would appreciate any help! submitted by /u/buffinman_ha9000 [link] [comments]

  • Does Anyone know average kitting / fulfillment rates?
    by /u/madmatt1980 on March 8, 2021 at 3:30 am

    I apologize this might be a tad off topic.. but I am trying to find average going rate for kitting / fulfillment services to give to a friend who is trying to start a warehouse. I have two different businesses that I wanted a quote for. If there is anyone out there who might know the going rates for this stuff, I'd love to hear your input. ​ Business #1 - Supplement Business: This business requires placing a supplement bottle into a polybag. A shipping label is then to be placed on the bag. The orders would also sometimes require 1-4 additional small items placed into the bag. What would the price be for this? We sell about 10-80 orders per day Business #2: a weight loss product: This product requires a 10 x 9 x 4 uline box to be assembled. Inside the box, you must kit 5-7 items along with some air pillows. The box then needs our exterior sleeve placed over it. The items must be then placed into larger boxes and sent into Amazon. We sell about 100-150 units per day. ​ Does anyone know what the average kitting fees would be on this stuff? submitted by /u/madmatt1980 [link] [comments]

  • Empowering Phenomenal Women Everywhere, One Shirt at a Time
    by Sara Yin on March 8, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Meena Harris launched Phenomenal in 2017 when her Maya Angelou-inspired shirt—Phenomenal Woman—went viral on International Women's Day. But it's 2021, and times have changed in many (but not all) ways. How is she evolving her brand?More

  • Custom Ordering Windows with Website Builder, which one should I use?
    by /u/choulwade3 on March 8, 2021 at 1:58 am

    My ordering model is like this: - every week, customers have to place orders before Monday 11:59PM - This corresponds to a delivery on the same Saturday - Next week, same thing but with delivery the Saturday after that. So it should be clear to customers what delivery date they get with every order, and needs to be updated weekly. I need a Website builder (Wix, Shipify, etc.) that will let me accomplish this, anyone got any ideas? Note: I am not a developer and don't have any of those skills submitted by /u/choulwade3 [link] [comments]

  • Choosing a 3pl
    by /u/AromaticEmployment on March 8, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Hey all, I am looking for recommendations of 3pls in the states and possibly China. I am selling a low value item (around $10usd) that is usually purchased in bulk, anywhere from 1-20 per order. I get around 100 orders per month mostly in the states and am slowly growing the business. What are some good 3pls to look into? Any input is appreciated. submitted by /u/AromaticEmployment [link] [comments]

  • Inventory-managemt-as-aservice
    by /u/jordanzeee on March 8, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Hi guys!! I too, have an e-commerce store online and I have this problem managing my inventory from different platforms. So I have thought of the idea wherein you can manage your inventory from different e-commerce platform (Amazon, ebay, own store, etc) into one. A real time inventory would give you update for you inventory. You don't have to go to different platform to manage your inventory in that particular platform only. Once a sale is done in one platform (like Amazon), it'll automatically update your inventory in other platforms(ebay, own store) too. And If you only are selling in one platform because you worry about managing inventory in other platforms, now you won't have hard time in managing your inventory in other platforms too. Just look at our platform and you'll see the total inventory you have in all platforms your product is sold. What do you think of the idea guys? Would be anyone be willing to pay this kind of service to manage their overall inventory? Thanks for the response! submitted by /u/jordanzeee [link] [comments]

  • Opinions on idea of niche e-commerce selling anxiety, adhd etc relieving toys and accessories?
    by /u/3dasak on March 7, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Imported items from china selling fidget toys, weighted blankets and the such. What are your opinions on such store submitted by /u/3dasak [link] [comments]

  • Critique my site.
    by /u/mzattitude on March 7, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Hi ​ Will you all critique my site? Does it make you want to to join the email list? ​ www.makeuppretty.com submitted by /u/mzattitude [link] [comments]

  • Must have Shopify add ons?
    by /u/notpitching on March 7, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I am doing about $100k a month (fashion) and wanted to take a deep dive and see the apps I may be missing out on. The ones I have now: Reviews - JudgeMe (love!) Order Tracking - Parcel Panel (meh) Stock management - PreOrder Now / Back In Stock & Restock Alerts (just installed but seems to work well) Site Search - SmartSearch & Instant Search (solid) Retail Locations - Store Locator by SecomApp. (mediocre) Instafeed, Wishlist are two small ones we’ve added too. I’m sure I’m missing some best in class and curious what I’m missing that you guys would recommend for a $100k/mo fashion ecom biz that does virtually all its business in the US The big one I’m looking for is a good cross sell / Upsell. We have basically three products and a bunch of designs. I am using the Bundles by Gazebo app which works ok, but is confining. Really what I’d love is for a cross sell that goes cross collection. Just “hey, you bought a shirt, now buy any hat or any kind of pants and you get 15% off both!” and have it recommend the most relevant based on previous site orders. It’s even ok if I self select the most relevant. Most that I see only have 3 or so. I also want it to only discount those two items not the whole order and I want people to be able to use site wide/first order discount codes at the same time. Most apps I’ve seen don’t let you double up on discounts Would love to know suggestions of some of your most useful Shopify apps and what you like them submitted by /u/notpitching [link] [comments]

  • Review my store before we launch!
    by /u/pwekkwong on March 7, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Hello everyone! Stoked to be here. I've recently partnered up with my buddy to create an ecommerce store (Film Cereal) that sells digital products: SFX Packs, Film Assets for DIY Filmmakers. I'm a filmmaker / graphic designer and my buddy is a sound designer. I also have a bit of a background in digital marketing - but not a ton of experience. I'm not an affiliate marketer although I'm looking to explore maybe by Q4 this year but for now i'm focused on getting Film Cereal off the ground. Target launch for the website is on April 1, 2021 (getting close!). Currently, we are working on finalizing our product packs and setting up the website and our funnels. So far, this is the status of the company: Homepage is done, apart from the Product Pages. We will be designing the product pages when the product packs are finished. ETA for this is 3rd week Mar. Our chosen ESP is Klaviyo We're planning to focus on building our email list from scratch during the early stages of marketing Our marketing plan / sales funnel goes something like this: Paid traffic to our website using FB Ads / Blog guest posting / Youtube Influencer Marketing Get people to sign up to our newsletter by offering Free Packs Setup Email Flows and Campaigns and convert here Facebook retargetting Target Market DIY Filmmakers - Secondary Youtubers - Primary Freelancers - Tertiary Small Agencies Hobbyists Indie Filmmakers Marketers Link to our Company Pitch Deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation...it?usp=sharing Website: www.filmcereal.com NOTE: The website is not done yet but I thought of posting it here for feedback as we prepare for the launch. I'll do my best to keep this thread updated so we can all learn from each other. Any input / suggestions would be absolutely amazing! Would love to hear what you guys think. I have so much respect for the people here and i'm stoked to be a part of this community. submitted by /u/pwekkwong [link] [comments]

  • The best method for clothing brand advertising?
    by /u/Twix_22 on March 7, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Hello Reddit. I recently started a clothing brand called insxgnificant.com (mods pls don't ban me for that I'm not promoting here) It is hosted on Namecheap, using WordPress and woocommerce. I made a post about this previously, and I took some advice. I made the site less boring and put in more designs. In addition to my own work, I also hired a couple of people off fiverr to do designing. I am now in the stage of marketing. I am an ex-affiliate marketer so I know a thing or two. I did some Instagram ads and narrowed my audience down a ton. This returned a few thousand in impressions and traffic to my website, but no sales. I was looking towards TikTok and Snapchat for doing ads in the future but I just wanted to ask if anyone on this sub has any kind of budget ads for my niche? Thanks. submitted by /u/Twix_22 [link] [comments]

  • Looking for reviews on my new businesses website
    by /u/seachipper on March 7, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Recently started a business making high quality sock and would love some honest reviews in our website. It’s pretty basic but would really appreciate any thoughts from this community. Website: https://springssocks.com submitted by /u/seachipper [link] [comments]

  • Getting started
    by /u/Geeumk on March 7, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this community, and it's been super helpful to read it. I have one question though. I am testing the waters before going all in. I started by running a little experiment selling specific goods from Italy on ebay (selling in US market), it worked pretty well and proved there's a market. Now, I want to open an online store. That being said, I'm still trying to figure out demand so it doesn't make sense for me to incorporate a company (trying to save those expenses). Seems like Shopify allows an individual to open a store and use shopify pay. Now what I'm completely ignorant about is taxes. How does this work? 1/ for collecting sales taxes (I assume I need to pass those on to the state) and 2/ for my personal taxes ? and 3/ what about import taxes? I'm completely out of my comfort zone here so any help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to post links to reddit posts where this has been answered, but I using the search bar yielded too many results and I couldn't find an answer. Thanks! submitted by /u/Geeumk [link] [comments]

  • Sustainable Packaging Drives Customer Loyalty
    by Pamela Hazelton on March 7, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    How merchants pack online orders makes a difference. One needn't look any further than Apple's product packaging to understand the cherished tradition of unboxing. But packing materials are as important as the overall appearance. More than half of U.S. consumers are concerned about the environmental impact. The post Sustainable Packaging Drives Customer Loyalty appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

  • Recommendation for e-commerce sales tax service
    by /u/ElliotPadfield on March 7, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    I'm working on an e-commerce store right now that has hit the economic nexus thresholds for 6 or 7 states with regard to sales tax. We're likely to qualify for at least another 10-15 in the next 6 months. While I'm confident handling tax matters, the thought of having to manage registrations and remit taxes quarterly in so many states is not ideal. Equally paying my normal tax strategist/CPA to do it would most likely bankrupt the business. Does anyone have recommendations for a decent service that can just take my data every quarter and file the necessary paperwork with each state? submitted by /u/ElliotPadfield [link] [comments]

  • Hi, recently launched this site. I'd like some unbiased and fresh eyes to take a look at it and tell me what you think and wether anything needs improving.
    by /u/richh00 on March 7, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    The site is www.jessibakes.co.uk Thank you. submitted by /u/richh00 [link] [comments]

  • When drop-shipping from China does my wholesaler page the Brexit VAT?
    by /u/RoleSouthHoes on March 7, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    I’m super new to e-commerce and now I have been trying to understand these new laws. If I make a sale right now to the UK (without charging any tax) will their order never arrive or the transaction not even go through? My business is not yet registered, I am in Canada. Also I don’t have any other chassis set up for other countries I had planned on selling to. My item sale prices are approximately €50-€75, an actual drop shipping item value from my wholesaler is €8-€21. The shipping cost is approximately €15-€20 on each item. I don’t know what the VAT will be charged on or who it will be charged to. Will my wholesaler just charge ME extra on my €8-€21 purchases? Or do I need to charge it on my full price. I am just a small business so I will make less than €85,000 in sales per year. I saw this number, also saw something about €135? I’m just quite confused with all of this, especially since I drop-ship. Thank you for any help or advice. submitted by /u/RoleSouthHoes [link] [comments]

  • Store Feedback - Photography Prints
    by /u/Adamkappa on March 7, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Hi, I've been working on my site over the lockdowns and I'm now getting more traffic and an increase in sales. For the amount of traffic on the site, it feels like it should be doing better though so I was wondering if anyone could give any feedback on things that would put you off finishing the checkout? Website - adamkappa.co.uk Thanks in advance! submitted by /u/Adamkappa [link] [comments]

  • Moving websites - should I import all past orders?
    by /u/chiko930 on March 7, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    I am moving all of my wholesale customers to a new website. I've managed to import them as users (woocommerce) but importing and hooking up all past orders is proving difficult. Thinking about it, I'm not sure it's necessary. The only thing that will change is customers won't be able to see past orders from the old site but I can always send them any info they need. Am I missing something? Does anyone have any reasons why I need to import all orders? Thanks submitted by /u/chiko930 [link] [comments]

  • POD and in-stock inventory
    by /u/slowsloth76 on March 7, 2021 at 5:30 am

    Just started my online store - selling a petty unique article of clothing. So I only have two products on my store. Would it be smart to offer other articles of clothing that are POD? I am not familiar with any pod supplier and really don’t want to have any cheap quality clothing. Any thoughts on selling pod and having in stock inventory? submitted by /u/slowsloth76 [link] [comments]

  • Looking for Manufacturers and Factories for production
    by /u/sels1997 on March 6, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Hello Everyone, I have plans of starting myself a business that would be based off leather goods. I was curious in knowing how many of you have found manufacturers and factories for your products. I have been having a hard time being able to find ways to connect with these manufacturers to see how much they would charge per product. When you started off did you do this through an agent, used someone on fiverr, or did you contact the manufacturer yourself? Any help would be greatly appreciated. As I am still in the creating stage do you have any resources I should take a look at on building a business and coming up with a strategy and plan? submitted by /u/sels1997 [link] [comments]

  • Services with low shipping costs, and longer shipping times?
    by /u/LowEnergy111 on March 6, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    When calculating shipping costs with popular shipping platforms, the fastest shipping time is always the most expensive, gradually getting slower and cheaper. For example 1 day shipping can be $80 and 5-6 day shipping can be $40. Are there any lesser known shipping services that take even longer to ship and give cheaper rates? I think getting into the 2 weeks range is acceptable for a lot of businesses if it means cheaper shipping. Thank you. submitted by /u/LowEnergy111 [link] [comments]

  • How do UK POD shops manage to have such low retail prices?
    by /u/TheSaucer1 on March 6, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Hey guys, I am currently trying to set up my 1st POD t-shirt shop and have been looking at different services locally in the UK. When I do a costing sheet with all expenses, my retail price ends up being so high that I don't understand how UK based shops are managing to sell t-shirts for £15, £16 a pop. I have been looking into Gelato and Prodigi and the cheapest tee with fulfilment, VAT and shipping comes to about £12, add to that your marketing, overheads and accountancy expenses, together with your markup and you're easily over £25.. Am I missing something, would anyone be willing to share how they manage to bring down their sell price? I am new to this so any tips are welcome and appreciated! Thanks in advance 🙂 submitted by /u/TheSaucer1 [link] [comments]

  • How important is knowing bookkeeping and excel/quick books?
    by /u/ExcitedLaxativeUser on March 6, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    I want to work for e-commerce startups and establishments, as a digital marketing generalist, and a listing designer. I have seen posts on LinkedIn and indeed looking for an e-commerce listings manager/digital marketer, with experience in photography, videography, excel, quick books, html/css, experience with google ads, Facebook ads, sometimes they ask for sales force marketing cloud experience, customer management systems experience, experience bulk listing on eBay/Amazon/Shopify, and writing product descriptions, copy, and basic SEO best practices. They usually ask for experience or, an associates degree in ecomm or marketing. so I am 30, never went to college and I want this job description. I am sick of digging trenches. I wouldn’t mind owning my own e-commerce stores one day but I am trying to focus on at the very least, becoming proficient enough to be hirable. So I want to know how essential knowing excel and quick books is, and I want to specifically ask if YOU were hiring for the above criteria, as an e-commerce professional or owner, what are you looking for exactly? Do you need someone that can do all of the above but, can also perform your bookkeeping? Do you need someone that knows front end web development? Any advice is appreciated. submitted by /u/ExcitedLaxativeUser [link] [comments]

  • Email Marketing Apps
    by /u/IgorKis on March 6, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Everyone! I recently started a Shopify store and learning more about email marketing. I'm trying to set up a pop-up window for customers to enter their emails (exit offers + new customer emails). I've read some positive reviews about Justuno pop ups + mailchimp, so I wanted to see if anyone had any expirience with those two or any other apps that I should use. Thank you submitted by /u/IgorKis [link] [comments]