• Is it China or bust?
    by /u/NurseMilou on September 24, 2023 at 1:02 am

    I know China is the gold standard of manufacturing …but I really don’t wanna work with China. I want to work with any country but china. Has anyone worked with any other countries that are comparable and even preferable to working with Chinese manufacturing regarding costs, quality and communication? Im thinking of Mexico, Philippines , Vietnam? I live in the US. submitted by /u/NurseMilou [link] [comments]

  • No conversions after spending hundreds on ads.
    by /u/Yeti284 on September 23, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    Hi I am the owner of a new e-commerce store called Muskoka Linens (Not drop shipping). I sell queen size 100% linen sheet sets, they are of top quality and cost around 100 CAD to make plus an additional 20 CAD to ship. I have been running google shopping and performance max ads for 25 days spending around 25$ CAD each day. In total I have spent around 800$ on ads yet I have made no conversions at all. My pricing is very competive as linen sheet sets sell for 225-300+ CAD as they cost a hefty amount to make. I started with my pricing on the lower end at 215$ and have dropped prices weekly to a price of now 167$ and I still can’t make a single sale. I have 75 linen sheet sets at my house with an inventory of around 8000$ yet I have nothing to do with them and running ads is hopeless. Please give me advice on how I can try to not lose all the money I spent on material and at least almost break even. My website is muskokalinens.com. Thank You for your help. submitted by /u/Yeti284 [link] [comments]

  • How long did it take your apparel brand to get sales from strangers?
    by /u/milkshakemammoth on September 23, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    I started a brand with my brother earlier this year (first drop was April) and have been really struggling to get sales from strangers. Our USP is that we donate money to dynamic causes chosen by the community and put our brand logo into our designs in a unique way no one else is doing. Our focuses are climate change and LGBTQIA+ rights currently. I’ve gotten feedback on the brand and website from others and people love it (or I’m just being lied to lol). Our ads get clicks, not optimal CPC, but we have a very high bounce rate. Not sure how to really build that trust factor with a stranger. Just wanted to know how long it took some of you to get consistent stranger sales? submitted by /u/milkshakemammoth [link] [comments]

  • Accepting Wires and Bank Transfers
    by /u/VillageHomeF on September 23, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    When a customer you do t know asks to pay via wire do you feel comfortable sending them your bank account and routing numbers? I am not comfortable with that but wanted to get some opinions and/or how you handle these situations. The transaction would be over $5k at minimum. Thanks! submitted by /u/VillageHomeF [link] [comments]

  • Importing from china to USA directly to a 3PL?
    by /u/MortalPhantom on September 23, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    So, currently I'm not living in the usa (used to live there), but for my product it would make send to just send it there and distribute it from there. ​ Before I used to make it myself, but now I'm going to import it from china. ​ Are there any fees for importing the items from china? It's a cheap product so the total cost of all the items would be between 500 to 1000 (depending on quantity). If there are any fees, can I pay them even if I'm not residing in the USA currently? ​ Can I import that and send it directly to a 3PL? ​ Thanks submitted by /u/MortalPhantom [link] [comments]

  • Trying to understand how much to spend on marketing
    by /u/Zoroaster23 on September 23, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    I have an apparel store that has a $45 AOV and all sales so far have been organic through TikTok/SEO. I make a 50% profit margin. How much can I spare for CPA do you think if I start paid ads? submitted by /u/Zoroaster23 [link] [comments]

  • I have a bomb product. Sells very well offline but meh online.
    by /u/decothegoat on September 23, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    I got some good feedback from a post I did a while a go on this sub. Looking for more opinions on how to perform better online. It’s my brand and I design the sneakers: www.shoevenirworld.com submitted by /u/decothegoat [link] [comments]

  • Chinese prefab housing products
    by /u/Bernardcus on September 23, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Hello everyone, Just wanted to ask the community if anyone of you has ever ordered prefap housing on Alibaba? I am asking this because I am thinking to start a business in that sector. I recently browsed their catalogue to find out that their prefab houses look good, innovative, and very cheap. But what about the delivery, service, and quality of the materials. As anybody got experience them that king of products? Thanks submitted by /u/Bernardcus [link] [comments]

  • I was told from a marketing pro that my margins were too slim to make ads profitable.
    by /u/OrlandoWashington69 on September 23, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    I sell apparel. My cost per item is $16, I sell them for $28, so $12 per item. I will likely raise my prices but I wanted to hear from others who have tight margins and still make their marketing efforts work. submitted by /u/OrlandoWashington69 [link] [comments]

  • Newbie here. What tool are you guys using?
    by /u/FinancialFluoresence on September 23, 2023 at 11:52 am

    I'm as green as the greenhorns come. But I'm trying to get in the game. I made this post for all the non-gatekeepers out there. Title says it all. What tools are you guys using to benefit your business? Bonus points for sharing what your personal favorite is. I appreciate all helpful folk trying to do good. Lord knows we're all fighting the good fight. submitted by /u/FinancialFluoresence [link] [comments]

  • POD Clothing
    by /u/Learner-World-009 on September 23, 2023 at 2:29 am

    Hello There 1st Post at this Sub. I was wondering if anyone has good ideas for POD Clothing Manufacturers/Sites that have gym apparel or a good custom apparel manufacturer that ships right to the customer? Thank you so much in advance! submitted by /u/Learner-World-009 [link] [comments]

  • Are y’all really using Fiverr?
    by /u/I994Expos on September 22, 2023 at 11:36 pm

    How much trust do you guys put in using Fiverr resources for your business? submitted by /u/I994Expos [link] [comments]

  • How Buy Now, Pay Later Options Can Help Your Business
    by Shubert Koong on September 22, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    Customers appreciate the option to pay in installments. For stores, this means more sales and better margins. Here’s how to get started without any risk.

  • Chatbot Automation
    by /u/viappriesxv on September 22, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    I run an online store on woocommerce and i feel that customers feel exhausted when searching for the product. With much efforts on chatbots developed, are they capable of assisting website visitors give recommendations on the products available just like human assistants? submitted by /u/viappriesxv [link] [comments]

  • Promotions with no margin loss
    by /u/WholeTricky1963 on September 22, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    What kind of promotions do you use on your store other than giving discounts that eat margins? submitted by /u/WholeTricky1963 [link] [comments]

  • Made to order
    by /u/regularhuman_ish on September 22, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Do you have made to order products? What’s your experience like? submitted by /u/regularhuman_ish [link] [comments]

  • Frankincense Supplier
    by /u/WorldRecordOnline on September 22, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Not sure if this is the right place, but it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Apologies if this isn't the appropriate venue. I am looking to acquire more clients for my business globally. Based in Ireland, we supply Frankincense in bulk. We're looking for individual and business buyers. Know someone interested? Please connect submitted by /u/WorldRecordOnline [link] [comments]

  • I think I figured clients do not know how to order from our store 🤦🏻‍♂️
    by /u/Iliaskz10 on September 22, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    I'm testing a new product, so after launching the ad campaign, facebook says I got 10 leads but I received 0 orders on my store. It happens, that when you click on "Order now" with wrong data filled for phone number, name, etc... you get an error message on the website but Facebook counts it as a lead. For the sake of analysis, I removed the 3 inputs client should fill to order, and kept only the button "Order now" and I got 3 orders. So, is my conclusion correct ? that users do not know how to order and when they see the error message they just leave the page ? If it's the case, how can I improve my landing page & express checkout form ? ​ PS : I'm targeting a country in Africa where COD is relatively new trend submitted by /u/Iliaskz10 [link] [comments]

  • Build a Community, Says Sendlane CEO
    by Eric Bandholz on September 22, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    How does an email and SMS platform compete with Klaviyo? Via a community, says founder Jimmy Kim. The post Build a Community, Says Sendlane CEO appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

  • 10+ Ecwid Updates You Don’t Want to Miss
    by Anastasia Prokofieva on September 22, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    If you've been busy enjoying your summer and missed out on the latest updates from Ecwid, we've got you covered! We've compiled an exciting list of the most prominent tools released in the past few months. The post 10+ Ecwid Updates You Don’t Want to Miss first appeared on Ecwid | E-Commerce Shopping Cart.

  • Custom clearance and freight shipping guide in USA
    by /u/Commercial_Sock_6845 on September 22, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Hi, so I am in process completing my website and stuff. I have major queries about custom and freight shipping in US. My products are range of superfood powders and herbal teas. Total 16 SKUs. They all are sourced by me personally from farmers in India and will be packaged in my rented warehouse. Total gross weight for 100 products for each SKU would be 160kg after adding dimensional weight the air freight would be very high for me to afford it so I would be shipping via ocean-freight to 3PL warehouse. Now I have doubts regarding custom clearance scene in USA- do I need custom broker, if yes then what is the cheapest one, do I need FDA certificate or any phytosanitary certificate or any other such thing. What would be the best way to ship products from port to warehouse of 3 PL. ​ If anyone has experience in handling or doing such works or has gone through similar things. Please help, I have tried google but no help and custom brokers for consultation are asking 250 USD which I cannot afford. submitted by /u/Commercial_Sock_6845 [link] [comments]

  • Help
    by /u/Smolc6 on September 22, 2023 at 6:17 am

    Hey Im looking for someone that could help me sell my hand made rugs. I would need some help with the website but mostly with the advertising. Shoot me a DM. @mbrotherhoodofficial submitted by /u/Smolc6 [link] [comments]

  • How do I create a food product?
    by /u/theformalhels on September 22, 2023 at 12:26 am

    I have an idea for a candy product that I want to get on shelves and sell online. I'm just testing recipes at home right now but what do I do after I've found the right one? How do I design and manufacture the packaging, with the nutrition label and all? How do I find a manufacturer to mass produce the product itself? How do I get it to pass the health inspection and sell it online? How do I get it on shelves in major grocery stores? Any advice is appreciated! submitted by /u/theformalhels [link] [comments]

  • starting a company swag store in shopify, any advice?
    by /u/macchiatomood on September 21, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    i’ve started planning for an online store to try and get employees to buy some nice and nifty branded gear and am considering shopify since i’ve seen that it’s pretty user friendly for the most part. i don’t have a lot of time to invest in learning or managing a site like this and would appreciate any tips or advice for streamlining a process for claiming a discount code for free swag for employee appreciation type events. this is my first time starting something like this so any and all help is much appreciated! submitted by /u/macchiatomood [link] [comments]

  • Who's using Buy with Prime on your e-commerce site?
    by /u/adventurepaul on September 21, 2023 at 9:29 pm

    I'm curious to see how other site owners / managers are implementing it. If you don't mind sharing your e-commerce sites that have it live, I'd appreciate it. Also curious to hear what you think about it so far. Pros / cons / limitations. I asked this question about 8 months ago on this sub, but no bites. Maybe more store owners have adopted it since then. submitted by /u/adventurepaul [link] [comments]