September 13, 2018

Ecommerce

  • 17 Free Email Marketing Tools
    by Carolyn Nye on January 20, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    There is no free lunch, supposedly, but there are plenty of free email marketing tools. In this post, I'll list 17 free tools to accelerate your email marketing program. The post 17 Free Email Marketing Tools appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. […]

  • Resold - E-Commerce Marketplace
    by /u/kahuna_splicer on January 20, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Hello fellow entrepreneurs, ​ I'm going to try and avoid making this sound like a sales pitch as much as possible. ​ My friend and I have created a new online marketplace called Resold. Our goal is to create the easiest way to buy and sell on the Internet. We see many problems with craigslist, e-bay, and Offerup. Currently we only have a website, but a mobile app is in development. ​ Here are some of our main features: Secure cashless payments Local meetups + the ability to ship your items A 2018 UI that beats the hell out of craigslist And much more... ​ With cashless payments, we want to eliminate scammers and create a brand new experience for buyers. Think about how when you get into an Uber you immediately trust the driver. This is the sort of experience we're trying to bring to peer-to-peer marketplaces. ​ I'm really asking you guys for feedback and ways to get this thing off the ground. We built this in my parent's basement and really want to build a community marketplace that is always improving. ​ Also let me know if you guys have questions about building your own website in the comments. I'm the technical guy, though I'll try to answer any questions you have. ​ Here's the link for anyone eager to check it out: https://resold.us ​ submitted by /u/kahuna_splicer [link] [comments […]

  • Question: Eco-friendly packaging solutions for shipping?
    by /u/selfstartr on January 20, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Hi there, I am on the lookout for an environmentally friendly and sustainable way to pack and ship my products. The products are mostly phone cases, so easy to put in an envelope and through a letter box. I am keen to do this the "right" way for the planet, and it's something my customers care about too. Has anyone got any experience in this? ​ Ideal specs: 100% made from recycled material 100% recyclable Ideally bio-degradable Protects the product from minor bumps and scuffs in the mail. ​ submitted by /u/selfstartr [link] [comments […]

  • Printify v. Printful
    by /u/ElementalHD on January 19, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    My wife and a few friends and I have a small shop on the startup. We currently have been using Printful to get started of POD because we liked what we saw. A few days ago we found out about Printify and I did a little research as to what the differences are. There are blogs and other posts (including one on Printify's website) about the differences. So far, they seem more or less the same to me. I would like to know any experiences with these POD companies. Which has worked better for you? Are there any other ones we should think about? submitted by /u/ElementalHD [link] [comments […]

  • Advertising on a budget
    by /u/isaacwrd on January 19, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Hey guys, I have recently released my store (primalpods.co.uk) and I’m looking for the best way to advertise my store for around $100, this is only a starting figure and all money made is going straight back into advertisement. What do you recommend is the best/cheap way to start advertising? Thanks submitted by /u/isaacwrd [link] [comments […]

  • [FB Ads] Modifying CBO Campaigns
    by /u/vinetheme on January 19, 2019 at 7:28 am

    I’m super late to the testing party but I’m here. Testing yielded good results. But when it comes to removing or adding adsets, do you guys have any specific tips or logic that I may not see? Also, are CBO campaigns dynamic per day. Meaning if 1 adset tanks during the week then kills it during the weekend, will the campaign budget optimize properly enough to account for this? Sorry I’m kind of super new to CBO campaigns submitted by /u/vinetheme [link] [comments […]

  • Visits -> sales conversion
    by /u/writersblockchain on January 18, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Basically, I impulsively threw a few dollars at something and now I have a product I’ve been hawking for a week online on Shopify and amazon. Feedback, social media engagement have been positive, and the website is starting to get regular traffic when I ig post but it’s not translating to item sales (not even adding item to cart) so I’ve been trying to pin down the reason(s). So far I’ve polished pics and description with pretty comprehensive bullets. What am I missing? submitted by /u/writersblockchain [link] [comments […]

  • Dropshipping no sales
    by /u/GoldenTakin on January 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Hey, so I started dropshipping this month. Set up my site, added product, and started advertising. But i havnt made any sales. I have been trying to make it look more professional so that I can get sales, but I'm not sure if its working. ​ Anyway here is a link: https://techyox.com ​ Its a tech gadgets store. Any advice is appreciated, thank you! submitted by /u/GoldenTakin [link] [comments […]

  • Upgrade Yourself: 40+ Skillshare Classes to Supercharge Your Entrepreneurial Journey
    by Richard Lazazzera on January 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Being an entrepreneur means wearing lots of hats & these are the best Skillshare classes for entrepreneurs so you can improve your skills! The post Upgrade Yourself: 40+ Skillshare Classes to Supercharge Your Entrepreneurial Journey appeared first on A Better Lemonade Stand. […]

  • Local grocery products price comparison app?
    by /u/daDon3oof on January 18, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Hi I have nearly 0 knowledge about android apps development, planning to start learning soon. My question: My app idea is similar to Shopsavvy app but the environment in my country "north Africa" is way more different, most grocery stores do not sell their products online which make it hard to gather product name/price/picture etc... Do you guys think i can accomplish this idea in such environment by going to friendly stores and start building products list with their barcode and price ? How to deal with price changing on daily basis ? Your input is much appreciated. Thank you submitted by /u/daDon3oof [link] [comments […]

  • SEO: 6 Things to Do When You Have Nothing to Do
    by Jill Kocher Brown on January 18, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Search engine optimization is self-directed. Unless you’re being managed by another practitioner who tells you what to do and when to do it, SEO can be difficult to plan. These six things can help fill your days with interesting work and deliver natural search value. The post SEO: 6 Things to Do When You Have Nothing to Do appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. […]

  • How My E-Commerce Business Soared From 0-$100K in Less Than 4 Months
    by Maxwell Finn on January 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Over the past 10 years, I've been a part of at least that many startups. The tools of the trade have changed rapidly, but the core elements of successful entrepreneurship remain relatively unchanged. When I first started out, "social media marketing" was a brand new concept. Now entrepreneurs have a slew of tools to amplify their brand and grow their e-commerce revenue. […]

  • Online store builders like Shopify.com or making my own marketplace/cart on my website.
    by /u/FreshManJames on January 18, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Sales will be little in the first year, around 2000-3000 usd max. Shopify takes 24$ per month for a basic subscription and 2% service fee for each transaction, I have little coding experience but can work my way through customizing templates etc. Should I go for Shopify and other similar websites or make my own. Will making my own need regular updates and maintenance? What would be the best choice in the long run submitted by /u/FreshManJames [link] [comments […]

  • Dos and Don’ts for Curating Content, to Grow an Audience
    by Armando Roggio on January 18, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Discovering and sharing useful and interesting content from sources outside of your business can be a good, low-cost, and easy way to meet content marketing goals. The content your company curates should be focused on one or more of the topic clusters. Initially, this will probably require a lot of research. The post Dos and Don’ts for Curating Content, to Grow an Audience appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. […]

  • Amazon Seller Account Health Check: Step by Step
    by Chris McCabe on January 18, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Discover and fix problems with your selling account before Amazon does. Stay clean, deal with dirty competitors and prevent suspensions. This post is by Chris McCabe, owner and founder of ecommerceChris, LLC, an Amazon seller account consultancy. Over the past four and a half years, we’ve worked with thousands of sellers facing the pain and anxiety of Amazon account suspensions and listing blocks. One constant remains: sellers will do anything in their power to avoid going through it all again. What’s the best way to protect yourself from Amazon’s investigators poking around in your account? Identify threats before they do. If you find complaints about item quality, for example, then you can take remedial steps before it blows up into a major problem. Or if you are missing targets on key performance metrics, you can uncover and address the failures behind that. The steps below will help you devise a complete plan for protecting your business and allow you to grow safely to larger revenue and higher sales, year over year. Amazon seller health check principles Before we get into the detail, here are three guiding principles to keep sight of throughout the process. Don’t pick and choose what to review Review your WHOLE account, not just vanity metrics. Having good metrics is great, but if you’re ignoring performance notifications, you’ll miss potential threats to account health. With your own account review you want to give yourself a thorough risk assessment. Try to analyze everything you see from the Seller Performance team’s perspective. Follow actions all the way through You need to identify useful, preemptive actions that you can take right now to protect your account. In Amazon’s current enforcement climate, you can’t take half-completed actions or let notifications fester without research and response. That equals an increase in risk that few can afford. Build it into your business Make reviewing your account a standard operating procedure (SOP). Put it in your schedule as a recurring task, document the process to follow, and use tools like checklists to make sure it’s done completely and correctly each time. 1. Product quality and operational review Start your health check with a review of product quality, which will naturally lead into a comprehensive review of your business operations. What caused any ASIN-level listing suspensions in the past? Were appropriate steps taken to assess those problems? What could cause product quality complaints in the future? Look at the following areas: Listings Are your listings accurate, or could buyers misunderstand what they are getting? Are you using variations correctly? Check your content for misleading details that lead to buyers reporting receipt of “not as advertised” items. Documentation Make sure you have supply chain documentation that Amazon considers acceptable. To cover for any potential complaints about authenticity, it’s best to have letters from your suppliers, too. You never know when Amazon may ask for invoices, even for your own private label products. Operations/training Make sure that anyone who touches your Amazon account knows what they’re doing. Continue reading → This post Amazon Seller Account Health Check: Step by Step is from Ecommerce In Depth. […]

  • How to Sell on WordPress: The Opportunity, The Tools, The Strategy
    by Maddy Osman on January 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    According to Statista in 2017, annual retail ecommerce sales worldwide reached $2.3 trillion, and are projected to double by 2021. […]

  • Selling $600,000+ Annually on Etsy: How to Succeed on the Bohemian Marketplace
    by Andrew Youderian on January 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Mark Hanratty launched SwankyBadger.com exclusively on Etsy and used the momentum to build his business. Today, Swanky Badger is a 7-figure business, and they sell more than half a million dollars each year on the bohemian marketplace. I sat down with Mark to understand how to succeed on the platform and what’s changed in the years [...] The post Selling $600,000+ Annually on Etsy: How to Succeed on the Bohemian Marketplace appeared first on eCommerceFuel. […]

  • Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak raises $50M
    by Jon Russell on January 18, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Chances are you may be familiar with Tokopedia, especially after it commanded a $7 billion valuation last November when it raised $1.1 billion from investors like Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund. But fewer people outside of Indonesia are aware of another sizable local online retail unicorn: Bukalapak. Smaller than Tokopedia in size, the company is valued […]

  • Customer Chat and Comments Support
    by /u/kashukashu on January 18, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Hi all! ​ What would be the best way to go about looking for Drop shipping websites and Facebook pages that might be interested in Chat and Comments support for their website and facebook page? ​ I have over 6 years' experience in this field and I realize a lot of pages are not very interactive with their customers, which I believe is really essential. ​ Any advice on how to go about this would be great. ​ I hope I didn't break any rules by posting this here. Looking forward to what everyone has to say though. ​ submitted by /u/kashukashu [link] [comments […]

  • Starting e-commerce
    by /u/goldenjaguar11 on January 18, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Hey, does anyone know how to not keep inventory? Like I’m confused as to how you contacts or find a supplier of a certain good. Do you need to ask for permission to make a website? Also, if I have one, how do I get sales but not be the one handling the shipping and inventory? I don’t want to create a site and take money but not deliver the product. How do you communicate with the seller and buyer but not keep inventory? Please help. Thank you. submitted by /u/goldenjaguar11 [link] [comments […]

  • 8 Crowdfunding Sites to Raise Money For Your Big Idea
    by Braveen Kumar on January 18, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Raising capital for your next venture can be a major hurdle on the road to bringing your vision to life. While bank loans and pitching to traditional investors are still viable fundraising options, crowdfunding gives you the opportunity to solicit support from the crowd: a group of individuals who collectively invest in your idea to bring it to life.Mor […]

  • Do you use Trust Seals, like 'Norton Secured'?
    by /u/marfalump on January 18, 2019 at 3:34 am

    We used to have the Norton Secured seal on our site many years ago. It used to consist of a simple fee and a weekly scan. Then they changed the rules, requiring webmasters to get the SSL certificate from them in order to display the seal. So we stopped displaying it. Thinking of getting a new Norton SSL seal, even though they are WAY overpriced. But, in theory, it's a symbol that will help customers trust us more. If we get the seal, do you think we're likely to make it back in sales? (We do approx 100k sales per year) Also, where do you display the seal? Bottom of checkout page? Top of checkout page? Sonewhere else? submitted by /u/marfalump [link] [comments […]

  • Should Merchants Consider Voice Commerce (Yet)?
    by Dale Traxler on January 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Shopping is too complicated to conduct by voice, at least thus far. Does this mean voice shopping is a low priority? Absolutely not. It’s an opportunity that manufacturers and retailers should be investing in right now. The post Should Merchants Consider Voice Commerce (Yet)? appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. […]

  • How does chargeback work when card processed through PP as guest?
    by /u/xray606 on January 17, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    If somebody just utilized the 'guest' option and used a card through PayPal... In a chargeback situation in that scenario, wouldn't the card issuing bank still have control over the chargeback situation? ie: Wouldn't they be the ones looking at the info and deciding how long to take to make a judgment? I ask because it's been three months and my ecomm claims a chargeback has still not been resolved. They of course blame the bank. I asked why in 15 years of card processing through PP I never had to wait anywhere near this long, and the support guy claimed it wouldn't work that way through PP, even if it was a card and guest checkout. I don't understand why that would be. It seems BS to me that the eComm gives a max time on how long it COULD take for the chargeback to be resolved, and then.. big surprise, it does take that max amount of time. submitted by /u/xray606 [link] [comments […]

  • What other sites besides Printful do custom leggings?
    by /u/edward_z on January 17, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Hey! I work at Printful and would like to know what other sites do you use for your custom leggings. 🙂 submitted by /u/edward_z [link] [comments […]