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Sell on Amazon

5 Reasons Amazon Sellers Should Open Their Own Online Store

If you're selling on Amazon, you're already on one of the world's biggest marketplaces. If you're doing well, you might wonder what benefits starting your own online store can offer you. Aren't you already serving a customer base of millions?

Sure, but as it turns out, having your own website with an integrated online store will help your business in several ways, and not just by skipping Amazon's seller fees.

Here are five reasons you should start your online store today.

Holiday Shopping

Tis the season to be jolly! Holiday shopping and rewards

As per Deloitte’s 2017 holiday survey, holiday shopping season accounts for more than $1 trillion and more one quarter of annual US retail sales. Yes, it’s that time of the year when customers and retailers are all geared to put their shopping strategies, tips and tricks to play. Customers look around multiple stores and sites till they find, the best price or rewards that add value to their purchase.

Although retail spending grows overall in December, consumers tend to spend a smaller share[...]

SEO

Understanding the Alexa Website Rank: Not the Digital Assistant

Long before Amazon released the Amazon Alexa Echo devices, Amazon acquired another company by the name of Alexa, one that provides commercial web traffic data and analytics.

Though the two companies belong to Amazon, and share the same name, there is no correlation between the two. In fact, there is some indication that the digital home assistant company had no knowledge of the commercial web traffic site prior to the release of the Amazon Echo. The digital home assistant was actually[...]

Sell on Facebook

The 3 Best Facebook Ads for Ecommerce Sellers (Plus Examples)

In the ecommerce world, marketers are constantly on the hunt for new ways to promote their stores while lowering time and effort investments and boosting ROI. In recent years, advertising on Facebook has become one of the most popular ways to do just that—and for good reason.

Facebook ads are overwhelmingly effective. So much so that 44% of consumers say Facebook influences their shopping choices. And 26% of Facebook users who click on Facebook ad, go on to ultimately make a purchase.

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eCommerce Marketing

8 Ways To Get Referrals For Your eCommerce Store

In today’s world, eCommerce stores steal the show. In fact, they are popular by all ages, and tend to do really well even with their brick and mortar store fronts still around.

Part of the reason is because of word of mouth marketing. You see, everyone is always online and they are always sharing something. An eCommerce shop can use this existing behavior and can thus have multiple channels of promotion.

But, just because the channels are there, it doesn’t mean word of mouth will flow on its[...]

eCommerce Marketing

6 Actionable Ecommerce Marketing Tips to Drive More Sales this Holiday Season

It is that time of the year when all ecommerce store owners are busy forming result-oriented strategies for the biggest sale season of the year. And, if you haven’t still made a proper plan for the ecommerce saga, now is the right time to start focusing on the holiday season marketing strategy, as only one month is left.

Online marketing has changed drastically in the last few years. Focusing only on a single aspect of your ecommerce store isn’t going to make your store successful. You need[...]

eCommerce Marketing, Sell on Facebook

The Facebook Ads Strategy That I Use To Generate the Cheapest Conversions

I have been running Facebook ads since 2014, but my Facebook marketing game then, is nothing like it is now.

After many years of practicing setting up and trialling Facebook ad campaigns, I feel I have now cracked the Good Ole Facebook code to getting bucket loads of targeted traffic at a very cheap cost; but it’s still early days and there’s still a lot to learn.

From all the strategies that I have trialled I have come up with one that consistently generates leads at an exceptionally low[...]

Create a Website, Starting a Business

5 Steps to Creating a Successful Website

There are over a billion websites on the internet today. Naturally, some are extremely popular while others are obscure. Some are designed better than others, some serve a wider audience than others, some are updated more often and are more accurate than others, and so on. You get the idea — there are consistent factors that affect a website's popularity.

But popularity and success aren't necessarily the same thing. A small online store that sells crocheting supplies may not receive millions[...]

Email Marketing

10 Best Practices for Effective Email Marketing

We have experienced a tremendous increase in all the fields of digitalization, from social media platforms to email marketing. In the same vein, a lot of companies are seeking the best solutions that will help them to build their brand and engage their customers in a personalized way without significant expenses. Email marketing has been one of the incredibly powerful channels for generating leads and communicating with your customers and prospects.

However, with the stiff competition in[...]

Starting a Business

Best Business Name Generators to Find an Unique Name for Your Company

Choosing a name for your brand or business can seem daunting. You want something unique, but still memorable. It should make some sense so customers can pronounce and remember it easily, but you don’t want to box yourself in, in case you decide to expand geographically or into new product lines in the future.

On top of all that, the name has to actually be available (and your company name and domain name should probably be the same, so you’ll have to make sure the domain name is available as[...]

dropshipping, Starting a Business

List of Best Dropshippers to Start Your Online Business

Ecommerce businesses are buzzing about dropshipping, and it’s not hard to see why.

By eliminating the need to stock inventory, dropshipping is revolutionizing the landscape of online shopping. Online business owners no longer need to stock the products they sell. Dropshipping allows them to partner with suppliers who will ship the product directly to the customer as soon as an order is placed. The product never even passes through the hands of the online business owner. Done and done.

BUT[...]

Starting a Business

How to Create Your Company Logo (And the Best Free Logo Makers to Work With)

Creating a logo – and staying within budget – can be tricky for new business owners who don’t have the capital to spend on a design team. Luckily, creating a memorable logo doesn’t have to involve a professional designer.

In this article we'll give you 5 simple steps any busy entrepreneur can follow to create the perfect logo for a brand or business, the top 25 free logo creator tools, and design inspiration galleries to help you get start your online business.

Create a Website, Web Design

The Best Homepages on the Internet in 2019

A great website is important for your business, and the homepage of your site is critical. Your homepage will be the first thing visitors see, so it needs to make your business attractive in every way possible. Appealing design, a user-friendly layout, and other factors all need to come together and present visitors with an outstanding impression of your business.

One of the quickest ways to discover what makes a great homepage is to learn by example. That's why we've collected some of the[...]

Digital Payments

Why You Should Accept Cryptocurrency In Your E-Commerce Store

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have no doubt felt the buzz surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrency. The rise of digital wallets is making way for more convenient and instant payment systems, and as a result, disrupting the way we conduct business. Given cryptocurrency is automatically converted into local currency for merchants when using a payment processor, accepting this form of payment can be pretty seamless for retailers. Despite this, most are yet to get on board.

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Starting a Business, Start an online store

4 Ways You Can Sell T-shirts Online

There are lots of great reasons to start selling t-shirts online. Maybe you have a killer design you know folks will love. Or, perhaps, you're a custom t-shirt connoisseur looking for a side hustle. Regardless, you could be tapping into a market worth more than $1 billion in annual worldwide sales.

If you managed to earn even a tiny sliver of online t-shirt retail sales, you could do really well for yourself. But where and how do you sell t-shirts online? Here are four ways to do it.

 

Starting a Business

How to Write a Press Release for Your Business [Free Press Release Template]

A press release can be a fantastic tool for gaining media attention and informing the public about your business. A successful press release can result in articles from media sources, additional customer interest, and more sales overall. Since press releases have been modernized to keep up with the internet, they often have SEO benefits since they're visible online. A well-written, relevant press release can have a long-lasting positive effect on your business in multiple ways.

However, it's[...]

Sell on Amazon

How to Increase Your Sales on Amazon from a Top 250 Seller (Take it Seriously)

Selling on Amazon means competing with over 2 million sellers pushing over $135 billion in goods each year. Whether you’re already established on the site or relatively new, increasing sales means using a combination of tactics to drive conversion, increase visibility, and to rise above competitors.

Chad Rubin, CEO of Think Crucial, is an Amazon top 250 seller with a decade of experience on the platform. His Amazon adventure began after college and Wall Street, when he began selling parts[...]

Google Shopping, eCommerce Marketing, Conversion Optimization

How to Optimize Your Google Shopping Campaigns with Product Segmentation and Custom Labels

Google Shopping has seen tremendous developments over this past year with the release of many new features, all of which require a solid understanding and savvy use of product segmentation and custom labels.

Smart marketers will do well to keep up-to-date with all these changes in order to make the most of their Google Shopping campaigns and keep their online advertising competitive.  In this article, we’ll discuss what custom labels are, why they’re so important, and how to optimize their[...]

Social Media

Cut Down Friction and Grow Sales in 3 Steps by Adding a Facebook Shop

In 2017, Facebook overhauled the way their ecommerce shopping functionality works. The network made it easier than ever for ecommerce brands to sell products directly through Facebook with the new Shop tab and brands have been reaping the benefits ever since.

Isn’t it time you leveraged this new sales channel to grow your business?

 

How can a Facebook Shop boost sales?

Particularly if you already have an online store running, you might wonder how selling on Facebook can substantially move[...]

Enterprise Ecommerce, b2b ecommerce

The Problem with SaaS Ecommerce Platforms: Customization

Imagine visiting Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Seattle, Washington. You made the trip because Food & Wine magazine said Molly Moon's is one of the best ice cream parlours in the entire United States. You're even going to take the magazine's advice and order a double scoop of the Stumptown Coffee ice cream.

"Do you want regular or decaf?" the ice cream scooper asks.

"And what roast? We have Hair Bender, Cantillo Family, Trapper Creek, French Roast, and Holler Mountain."

"And did you want the[...]

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