Starting a Business

Starting a Business | 9 min read

How to Push Product Data to Your Online Store Efficiently

How much time do you spend on importing product content to your online store?

The answers to this question can range wildly, from a few minutes to several weeks. I know that because recently I participated in market research related to this topic.

Starting a Business | 8 min read

How To Get A Merchant Account In A “High Risk” Industry

A merchant account is an often overlooked, but key component for an ecommerce business. Together, with a payment gateway, your account gives you the ability to accept credit cards through your website. But many new online businesses are not familiar with the stipulations involved with their merchant account.

Every company that wants to do business online will want to have payment resources available to customers shopping on their site. Accepting major credit cards and offering streamlined[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

How Defining a USP Helps Business Growth

Every small business is looking to make it big, but did you know that 97% of those small businesses' websites aren't effective in helping them bring in more customers and make more sales? Needless to say, your website may not be enough to get a small business where it needs to be.

Starting a Business | 11 min read

How Amazon FBA Can Boost Your Online Store's Profits

It’s no secret that online selling is a booming industry. With the advent of huge marketplaces like Amazon, shoppers are flocking to their phones and computers to shop more than ever.

Starting a Business | 8 min read

7 Key Steps to Set Up and Market Your Amazon Web Store

A lot of time and effort is placed into creating and perfecting your e-commerce platform, but it is a mistake to direct all of your selling attention here.

People use online marketplaces as their go-to shopping destination all the time, and on some platforms, like Amazon, reselling is allowed, meaning that others may be making a profit off your products without you.

Starting a Business | 10 min read

Best Restaurant Website Builders for Take-Out and Delivery Orders

Are you a restaurant owner who wants to accept online take-out and delivery orders?

Maybe you're suffering from revenue loss because of lockdown. Or maybe even before COVID-19, you wanted to offer delivery and take-out to attract more customers.

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, many restaurants have had to adapt to new methods of communicating with their customers. These methods are primarily online.

You could always go with a delivery app, but these have problems of their own.

Starting a Business | 11 min read

How to Sell on Depop – A Beginner’s Guide

Do you have items laying around at home that you want to sell online? Or, do you have a collection of handmade products that you'd like to start selling? If so, then you may have thought about selling on Depop.

Selling something on any new platform can seem confusing and overwhelming, but don’t be discouraged.

In this article, we are going to show you exactly how to sell on Depop step-by-step with a fresh new account to help you, whether you're completely a beginner or not.

Starting a Business | 7 min read

A Guide to Effective Online Sales Meetings

42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home.

Starting a Business | 7 min read

Amazon vs. Your eCommerce Site: What is the Best Split of Sales?

If you are selling online, I am sure this question has crossed your mind. Amazon can be a great channel to quickly expand your business, but it comes at a cost.

There is no on-size-fits-all answer to this question. The situation for every brand is different and the percentage of sales that should come from its own eCommerce site will also differ. Here, I cover how Direct-to-Customer (DTC) brands should think about this question vs. established brands.

Starting a Business | 9 min read

How to Start a T-Shirt Business Using Dropshipping

So, you’ve decided to sell t-shirts online.

You did the research and every source suggests it’s the way to go. Four in five Americans make an online purchase every month, and what’s the piece of clothing almost everyone has in their closet? That’s right: a t-shirt.

Selling a product that everyone needs is a lucrative idea. To make sure you turn that great idea into a booming t-shirt business, we've broken this process down for you step by step:

Starting a Business | 7 min read

10 eCommerce Web Design Myths That New Entrepreneurs May Believe

If you rush into the eCommerce venture without analyzing the eCommerce world, you may be risking the success of your future business. Although it is exciting to be a startup owner, you should be more focused before rushing into the online store industry unprepared. If you don’t, then you may suffer a considerable loss and damage to your reputation.

Starting a Business | 8 min read

Top Dropshipping Niche Ideas for Starting an Online Business in 2020

One of the most defining features of 2020 so far has been the the COVID-19 pandemic. This global event has affected individuals in every walk of life, overwhelming our medical facilities, forcing businesses to shut down, and compelling organizations to move to virtual meetings. While our scientists are putting in the hard work to contain this virus, entrepreneurs everywhere are leveraging ecommerce tools and resources to start home-based businesses and make the best of their time in lockdown.

Starting a Business | 10 min read

5 Shopify Alternatives for Selling Shopify Prohibited Products

For the whole of 2019, Shopify raked in $1.578 billion. So, it's no wonder that Shopify now ranks fifth in online business and consumer services websites. Its worldwide traffic ranking, on the other hand, is an impressive 645.

All of these facts may lead you to believe that Shopify is one of the best eCommerce platforms. It is an impressive platform, but not if you sell items that it prohibits. If you are, you should start looking for Shopify alternatives.

Ready to learn more[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

How to Start an Online T-Shirt Print Business

Did you know that it’s possible to establish an online apparel brand without making any investment into printing machines or clothing inventory? Not only can you start an online apparel business with no starting expenses, but you can also earn decent profits with basic design skills and the power of personalization.

Starting a Business | 6 min read

7 Key Tips to Building a Successful Cannabis Business in 2020

In the world of cannabis and its derivatives, the last few years have seen significant improvements in terms of legality and sales. With the pharmaceutical industry facing a substantial decline in recent times, people are investing less than they used to. That’s because of the innate nature of cannabis. However, compounds like CBD, which is a product of industrial hemp, does not cause of any intoxicating side effects when administered in the recommended amount of dosage.

Starting a Business | 8 min read

4 Shopify Plus Alternatives for Enterprise eCommerce

Shopify Plus alternatives are growing increasingly popular in the realm of enterprise eCommerce. While millions have flocked to Shopify to host their storefront, this popularity has also exposed the shortcomings of Shopify Plus.

On the one hand, it lacks the deep, advanced functionality of platforms such as Magento Enterprise. While Shopify Plus sells itself on ease of use and lower cost, the $2,000 starting price point is still imposing for growing businesses and even larger[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

14 of the Best and Worst States for Starting a Business

When it comes to starting a business, location matters because it determines many other things that can make or break a new venture. An entrepreneur might have a strong product or good idea, but, if they’re in the wrong location, all kinds of problems can present themselves. The entrepreneur might find it difficult to access startup funds and talented labor, they could struggle to find affordable office space, or they might simply be in a market that isn’t interested.

Starting a Business | 7 min read

5 Free Shopify Alternatives to Start Your Business

Shopify is now home to over a million merchants spanning 175 countries. Because of this, it became Canada's second most valuable company in 2019. The Great White North, after all, is where the multi-national eCommerce firm started.

Fast forward to 2020, and Shopify has become even more prominent, raking in $121.3 billion. 

Despite all of this, Shopify isn't the only eCommerce platform on the market. And, it may not even be the best. There are quite a few Shopify competitors worth[...]

eCommerce Features | 6 min read , Starting a Business | 6 min read

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Dropshipping Products

Looking to start a new business but without the commitment of investing a lot of initial capital? If so, dropshipping might just be the thing for you!

Starting a Business | 10 min read

Remote Working Tools for Your eCommerce Business

Working remotely has become one of the hottest topics recently as everyone is stuck in their homes. But, believe me, remote working isn’t something new. It has been up and coming for a good couple of years. Now, with the current outbreak, businesses are “forced” to explore the world of remote working.

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