• Has anyone from the US actually become a seller on AliExpress?
    by /u/JustInCanada_ on April 1, 2023 at 3:49 am

    Can you tell me about your experience? Is it worth it - is it like any other online ecom platform? submitted by /u/JustInCanada_ [link] [comments]

  • A new scam? Inbox spammers with ‘gothic fashion’
    by /u/pubbets on April 1, 2023 at 3:42 am

    We all get the low effort ‘marketing expert’ spam messages, and sometimes they will put in a little more effort and include the shop name or randomly choose a product to pretend to be interested in.. Most of these messages come from Nigeria and have fake generic names like ‘Amanda Christensen’ or ‘Hank Whitewood’, but the English grammar and phrasing is way off. ‘Dear wonderful store owner, my name is Hank Whitewood by name…’ I just block these time wasters and don’t reply. They’re either scammers or the services they provide will be terrible, based on the communication skills shown. But lately I’m getting a new weird type of spam message as follows: “Hello there! We believe your passion for gothic fashion aligns perfectly with our brand, and we would love to work with you in exchange for free products. If interested, please message our main account @rockdarkdream ☠️ (If not clickable, please Accept the request👇)” There have been around 6 of these messages over the last week, with different Instagram accounts being used each time. For reference… I sell hand puppets. Absolutely nothing to do with ‘gothic fashion’… So what’s the deal here? Do they just use bots to message thousands of random online stores hoping that a few actually sell gothic fashion? And why do they have some many different accounts? I check their profile and they have enough posts to make it look legit on first glance. Sorry for my pessimism but after 5 years in this scene I just assume everything is shady.. submitted by /u/pubbets [link] [comments]

  • I tracked freight rates for 5 years (2018 - 2023)
    by /u/dhruvkar on April 1, 2023 at 2:05 am

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zIpjCyzMDio_YgV-29BfJ5zPj5LvKTl1R16pZkR17dc/edit#gid=0 If useful for anyone else... it's all for 20' containers. submitted by /u/dhruvkar [link] [comments]

  • Should I try to run Tik tok ads by myself before hiring someone?
    by /u/realtordyl on March 31, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    I’m Selling digital products, I’ve watch videos about how to run Tik tok ads. With my product being a digital product (no product cost) would you recommend me trying to run it by myself for a little ? Or hire a Ad Manager. Ad Manager says it will be $1,000 for first month (doesn’t include ad spend) submitted by /u/realtordyl [link] [comments]

  • Looking for feedback on my new niche home decor store
    by /u/SnooPeanuts3029 on March 31, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    https://persephoneshearth.com Hi, about two weeks ago I launched my new website (linked above) that’s I’ve been working on for months. It’s aimed toward the cottagecore/witchy crowd. I’m a member of many Facebook groups for this this aesthetic specifically home home decorating, so I know there’s a market for it. I’ve been using Reddit ads and Google shopping ads, as well as announcing my site to my other website’s (I also make jewelry) email list. I’ve had about 300 sessions according the the new Google analytics, but only 10 newsletter sign ups and one add to cart. Before I mess around more with ads, I’d like to get others’ opinions on the website itself. Please let me know what can be improved! submitted by /u/SnooPeanuts3029 [link] [comments]

  • Wise account for Shopify payout
    by /u/humbleasf on March 31, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Is it possible to receive my Shopify payout to my wise personal account? submitted by /u/humbleasf [link] [comments]

  • Which platform is better for a custom products only business
    by /u/worthmorethanballs on March 31, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    I want to sell a product that customer can get any almost any reasonable width and height. It seems like Shopify only allows three variant for each product which might mean it won’t be of any use to me. I also don’t have time to run the back end so it would have to be something along the same line as Shopify (I.e. big commerce). What would be the best option? Thank you in advance. submitted by /u/worthmorethanballs [link] [comments]

  • If I wanted to make an e-commerce website , how should I handle shipping (internationally)? From Turkey to out of Turkey
    by /u/theguy6631 on March 31, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    As the title suggests, what options do I have, especially when I start the website submitted by /u/theguy6631 [link] [comments]

  • I am starting an Amazon fba online e-com business
    by /u/This_Yogurtcloset930 on March 31, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    I am deciding whether or not I should hire a social media manager as I suck at posting and gaining followers. I don’t want to reveal the product prior to launch help only budgeted for 10k to start. submitted by /u/This_Yogurtcloset930 [link] [comments]

  • What is wrong with my store?
    by /u/richhunger on March 31, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    I launched my new store sparkout.co 3 weeks ago. Till now I have been trying to go organically viral on tiktok but nothing really worked (5k-6k views max). Same with youtube shorts got same amount of views on YT but alot of engagement in comments and as I was dropping link in the pinned comments. 300-400 visits so far and 1 add to cart. Now I am confused if I should give paid tiktok ads a try or just give up with this product and test new one. I am also thinking of trying facebook ads. Just wanna make sure my store and product is worth it before I burn money on ads. Please drop your suggestions!! Thank you !! submitted by /u/richhunger [link] [comments]

  • T-shirt Seller on Licensing, Drop-shipping, More
    by Eric Bandholz on March 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Kevin Stecko launched 80sTees.com in 2000 selling t-shirts imprinted with pop-culture items. Fast forward to 2023, and the site has 120,000 SKUs. The post T-shirt Seller on Licensing, Drop-shipping, More appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

  • please critique my website.
    by /u/Brave-Explanation752 on March 31, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Natural-nook.shop we are already planning to ship products to models and get professional photos taken. we know that we need reviews, but we have to do it honestly, so we will be sending products to friends and asking for honest reviews. Also, the auto currency switcher will be enabled soon. Could someone please also go through the ordering process up until the filling of address, to see that it works properly? I have tried and it works from my country just fine. submitted by /u/Brave-Explanation752 [link] [comments]

  • Facebook Business Issues
    by /u/redwineforbreakfast on March 31, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Hi All, I am trying to upload products to a facebook shop. I would upload 10 products. It is all the same except colour / size. Some is approved immediately, some is not for some reason. My collecitons are getting errors / warning but when I go on the warnings page it does not list me anything. All the pictures I am uploading are high resolution 1172x1172px ( because we use the same on our website). I go on, upload another collection with different products... A few would get uploaded, a few just hanging around somewhere in the big void. Same(ish) description, same sized pictures... Could you help me out please as I feel like I will lose my hair! Every help is appreciated. submitted by /u/redwineforbreakfast [link] [comments]

  • Store Feedback!
    by /u/thesnukeIL on March 31, 2023 at 10:08 am

    Hey dear redditors! I recently launched an olive oil store, selling Palestinian Olive Oil made using 2 extraction methods. We were focused on creating a sense of uniqueness of our olive oil, as well as the idea of 2 methods to make the olive oil, allowing the customer to purchase any type to add variety to their cooking. I feel that we might have written too much stuff, or made the main site TOO long, but I would love any feedback on what you think and what we can improve. THANKS! https://oliveodyssey.com/ submitted by /u/thesnukeIL [link] [comments]

  • Any free quality seals for online shops?
    by /u/Department77 on March 31, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Hey, are there any free trusted seals like the "trusted shops" seal but which you can get for free? submitted by /u/Department77 [link] [comments]

  • Need advice on what platform to use to run a website
    by /u/icomeherewhenimlost on March 31, 2023 at 7:39 am

    I'm building a service based coaching company. I want people to pay and schedule lessons online, and eventually I will be selling videos lessons. I almost settled to run everything through GoDaddy but saw people advising against it. What platform do you all recommend to build and run my website at low costs. submitted by /u/icomeherewhenimlost [link] [comments]

  • Things to pay attention to when ordering anything electronic from Alibaba?
    by /u/h8s_duc_n_chichiwawa on March 31, 2023 at 5:41 am

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has any idea on what/if there are certifications I'd need if I wanted to sell things such as aquarium lights or aquarium pumps in the US? If so what should I ask from the company? submitted by /u/h8s_duc_n_chichiwawa [link] [comments]

  • Is it better to refer to yourself as “I” or “we”?
    by /u/Lefty-Life on March 31, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Slightly odd question: I have a small company (just me) but I feel weird referring to the company as “I” (in the About Us page, for example.) Is it in any way wrong to say “we started this company…” versus “I started this company…” or are there any perceived advantages or disadvantages of either? submitted by /u/Lefty-Life [link] [comments]

  • Business took off and don't know how to reap the benefits (Canadian business owner, business is in Texas)
    by /u/Ok_Cantaloupe_7249 on March 31, 2023 at 3:05 am

    Hi everyone, I need some advice regarding my business situation. My business partner and I ran a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for our new product in mid-2020. While I am Canadian, my partner is American, and the business is registered in Austin, TX, where he resides. We have filed proper tax returns annually in Texas, which was easy without profit. However, we are projected to cross a million dollars (gross) by September of this year, and I am unsure of how to pay myself in the future. I have researched and discovered that I could apply for an ITIN#, which is like a social security number for people operating a USA business abroad. This seems like a good fit, but I am concerned about my taxes in Canada if I start pulling money out of the company and into my Canadian bank account. Question in this line of thinking would be: Should I establish a salary or take an owner's draw? Alternatively, I have also read about the E2 visa for Canadians with a controlling share in a business currently operating in the USA. This got me wondering... if I should get the E2 visa and relocate to Austin for a few years to see what happens. I know I need to consult with a financial advisor, but I am not sure where to begin. If anyone has any recommendations, please DM me from an institutional email. I am not looking for Tik-Tok financiers. Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer. submitted by /u/Ok_Cantaloupe_7249 [link] [comments]

  • My story, summarized, thus far.
    by /u/blakealanm on March 31, 2023 at 2:02 am

    Back when the pandemic first started, one of my friends asked me if I had heard about the bike/ebike boom. He asked because I fully switched over from driving to cycling 3 years prior. I told him I had and thought it was awesome, even if my home town wasn't reflecting that, I knew other cities were because of videos I've been seeing online. He asked me if I was going to jump into this as a business. I told him I had no mechanical knowledge in which to do so. He told me about drop shipping, Alibaba, Shopify, and so on. So I spent the next few hours researching what he was talking about, and it seemed pretty straight forward. Plus, I also saw a way to integrate my video business into this and have both going simultaneously. I decided I wanted to just jump in head first, so I created the name, bought the domain, and started saving up enough money to buy an electric scooter. Within 2 months it quit working. I saved up more money to get a different scooter, it quit working within 1 month. I saved up even more money to get a nicer electric bike. It worked for about a year. I was promoting it on social media every day for a few months. A few weeks shy of a full year it shorted out and wouldn't go full speed. But I came to a conclusion: people aren't going to spend $2k-$3k on a single product from a brand that nobody's ever heard of. So, now I'm entering the same market with cheaper accessories. Specifically a backpack, a helmet, and an electric air pump. I've got a good feeling about this, much better than I have with the last 3 products. Plus I'll be posting videos 4 times a day across all platforms per product. That should get the revenue flowing to be able to expand the business as aggressively as possible. Just wanted to put that out there. Of course this is the wildly oversimplified version, and a lot more has happened within this time frame. submitted by /u/blakealanm [link] [comments]

  • What paid ads are working for you?
    by /u/DadFounder on March 31, 2023 at 1:24 am

    Our site’s conversion rate is pretty strong, but we cannot seem to get paid ads to work. It’s been weaker since the privacy rollout, but it seems increasing worse as of recently. We’ve tried Facebook and TikTok with good media assets, but nothing is clicking. Our Google Ads perform great, but search volume is way down. Is anyone else seeing worsening paid ad results and decreasing search volume? submitted by /u/DadFounder [link] [comments]

  • Thoughts on this small business ecommerce opportunity?
    by /u/gdrake622 on March 31, 2023 at 12:31 am

    Was recently given the opportunity to invest in (or buy out) a business with the following profile. I have many years of formal M&A experience but welcome the perspectives here from experienced business owners. Business Profile: Manufacturer of products in a niche sporting goods space. The company has been in business for over 100 years and has a recognizable name (akin to calling tissues Kleenex) in a hyper regionalized and focused subsegment. 4000+ customers since 2017, 25% of orders from repeat customers. Average order is $200+. Financial Profile: $300K revenue, cash flow positive, all sales online (used to go through specialty retail). The company currently operates as a sole proprietorship. There are no reliable financial statements and until somewhat recently operations were recorded on a typewriter! The company has never spent a dime on advertising and its site has zero SEO (you need to know the company to find the company). Margins appear to be strong based on limited information -- I've head to build all financial statements from the ground up by am coming to 60%+ GM. Reason for Sale: Business inherited from older family member. New owner in over his head / doesn't want to run the business. High-Level Investment Thesis: Optimize website and expand visibility of product broadly via organic and paid advertisements. Consider moving into other channels (i.e. Amazon). Long-term expand product portfolio into adjacencies, but I think there is a large runway for the core product. submitted by /u/gdrake622 [link] [comments]

  • Supplier won’t give me fixed quote for shipping
    by /u/CivilEquipment5482 on March 30, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    Hi so I’m about to make my bulk order, however the supplier stated that shipping can only be calculated after they have produced my bulk order so they will quote me later on, they just given me estimated shipping costs rn. They said it’s because shipping (sea) rates fluctuate a lot. Is this normal?, cheers submitted by /u/CivilEquipment5482 [link] [comments]

  • Platform recommendation
    by /u/BallsOutKrunked on March 30, 2023 at 11:26 pm

    Hello there! I'm looking for some advice on what platform I could use that you all might be able to recommend. This is for a property management business whereby: I would like people to be able to sign up for subscriptions of various service levels (about 3). Ideally, depending on their subscriptions status, I would like them to be able to have different pricing for particular services. IE: clearing snow costs less for higher tiers than lower ones. I would like this service to process payments, including recurring. Ideally, I would like something that allows me to interact with my customers directly. Photos and images of their properties from regular inspections, etc. I have a decent technical background and feel like I could write the whole thing if necessary, but I'd rather not go that route if there's something off the shelf I could use. Thank you! submitted by /u/BallsOutKrunked [link] [comments]

  • SEO traffic not converting as good as Adwords/paid shopping traffic
    by /u/I_will_be_wealthy on March 30, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    Anyone experience the same? So I have a website that sells polo shorts [hypotetical substitute]. I have adwords text ads as well as paid google shopping ads on google. Bidding top spots for it. I am no working on SEO to increase my profitability. I havew got #5-#6 ranking for the polo shirts search ranking. But majority of the clicks are coming from long tails with polo shirts in there. The organic search engagement time is 1m30s on average. I do see a lot of activity on the traffic. But I'm just not seeing the same level of conversions with free traffic as I am with paid traffic. Anyone else have insight into this? submitted by /u/I_will_be_wealthy [link] [comments]


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