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Starting a Business | 10 min read

Why all websites need a privacy policy and how to create one

Privacy policy. The term conjures up images of grayed-out, minuscule links at the bottom of web-pages. Though often ignored, this legal document is easily one of the most important texts on a website.

Together with Terms of Service documents, acquiring user consent andCookie Policy/Cookie Law, it's a key component of what should be a 360° approach to making your e-commerce website compliant to both national and international regulations.

With this in mind, iubenda and 3dcart are hosting a[...]

Starting a Business | 5 min read

8 Vital Things to Know Before You Sell on Amazon

Sales on Amazon add up to almost half of all online retail sales, and that number is likely to continue to grow. For a large proportion of online shoppers, it's clear that Amazon is the first stop they make when they want to buy something.

If you're an eCommerce merchant already or if you're looking into getting started selling online, you're probably considering listing your products on Amazon.

Selling on this overwhelmingly popular marketplace can work out very well, but there are some key[...]

Starting a Business | 2 min read

Selling on eBay: The Pros and Cons

For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of making an online purchase is eBay. Founded in 1995, eBay has become a major online marketplace for buyers and sellers in many countries all over the world. Every day, millions of people visit eBay to bid on auctions, make purchases, or sell their products and services.

As an eCommerce merchant, you have a very good reason to learn the ins and outs of eBay beyond the basics. Expanding your business into eBay sales can be a[...]

Starting a Business | 14 min read

The Cost of Building an Online Store

"How much does it cost to set up an online store?"

This is one of the most commonly-asked questions when anyone is starting a new business venture, and for good reason: it's one of the smartest questions you can ask.

Your budget affects the majority of your business decisions, and laying out your costs as thoroughly as possible is a vital part of your planning. The same holds true for building an online store, and a lot of factors are going to come into play.

This article will help you [...]

Starting a Business | 15 min read

How to buy the right domain for your online store

Choosing a domain name when creating an eCommerce website is one of the most important business decisions you can make. As the URL (web address) your customers type into the address bar of their browser, your domain name affects your branding, visibility, search rankings, and more. What with all the competition out there, you need to be memorable, and your domain name can do a lot to help or hinder that.

A bad domain name can make your site hard to find and impossible for customers to[...]

Starting a Business | 4 min read

How to Transition from eBay to Your Own Online Store

So, you've decided it's time to expand beyond eBay sales and build your own online store.

This is a great idea — your eCommerce website will serve as your unique presence on the internet, which opens up tons of new ways to establish your brand and enter the public consciousness.

Having your own online store provides you with several business advantages. And we'll cover them in this article.

Starting a Business | 3 min read

7 steps to opening a successful dropshipping store

Have you considered starting an online business by dropshipping products directly from the distributor? Either if you're planning to do this as your first venture selling online, or you have an established e-commerce website looking to expand, these steps can help you determine if the dropshipping model will work for you.

Like any facet of ecommerce, dropshipping done right can be a highly successful business model. But to do it right, you’ll need to create a foundation for a successful and[...]

Starting a Business | 0 min read

7 Steps to Start Selling Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

Making the decision to build and online store to start selling your products online is the first step towards starting a successful internet business.  

But the tasks that follow this decision might seem overwhelming. And for this reason, our team has compiled the basic 7 steps any retailer should follow to start selling online in this great infographic.

Follow these steps, plus the tips and ideas to help you start selling online, market and grow your new ecommerce businesses.

Starting a Business | 4 min read

Building an online store starts with great product photos

One of the most important things you need to consider when building your online store is product photos.

Product images tell your customers whether or not your item is what they want to purchase, and poor photograpy might be the cause of cart abandonment and lost sales. 

Taking high quality pictures may seem like something you need to hire a professional for, but you can often get great looking pictures on your own by following thse simple hints and tips.

Starting a Business | 3 min read

No products? No problem: Dropshipping ecommerce as a business model

One of the biggest barriers to starting an online store is the startup cost.

Like any business, ecommerce is a big investment. On the frontend, it costs money to set up your online store. But the meat and potatoes of your online store is where it can really get dicey. After all, you need a product to sell, and you need inventory of that product.

To sell a product, many online stores invest heavily in creating or stocking that product. But what if we told you there was a way to start an[...]

Starting a Business | 4 min read

4 ways to price products when building an online store

One of the most crucial elements to consider when building your online store is product's pricing.

The price of your products is one of the elements that will make or break your online venture, and mistakes in your pricing strategy can be costly.

You don’t want to price your items so high that you scare away customers, but you don’t want to go so low that your profit margin is suffering.

Here are four different pricing strategies that you can employ to build an online store.

Starting a Business | 5 min read

6 Key Mistakes to avoid when building a new online store

Building an online store can be exciting and scary all at the same time. It’s exciting because you’re getting your product out there for the world to see, but it can be scary because you may worry over whether your store will attract visitors. Implementing your store means that the planning and envisioning portion of building your business is done, and that means it’s time to see how the world will view your store. The best way to ensure a successful virtual grand opening is to avoid these[...]

Starting a Business | 3 min read

5 Steps to Building a Successful Online Store

Years of eighty hour weeks, lots of sleepless nights and too many family “stay-cations” have paid off. Your retail business has developed a loyal clientele and a reputation for great service and fair dealing. Is it time for you to open an online store?

The growth in e-commerce is certain to continue. The National Retail Federation projects that within five years e-commerce will make up almost 20% of all retail sales, and many feel this estimate is too low. Competition from online sales is[...]

Starting a Business | 2 min read

How to Create an eCommerce Website

No matter what industry you're in, an eCommerce website is a great way to expand your business. With an eCommerce website, you'll be able to reach new customers, make more sales, and build a strong online presence. Once you've determined how you're going to manufacture or source your products, all you need is reliable technology and the desire to succeed. Here's how to get started.

Starting a Business | 4 min read

How to Sell Online

Whether you find yourself realizing that it's time to launch an online store or to add an ecommerce website to your current business, the goal is the same, to start selling online.

If you already have products to sell, you might be considering eBay, Amazon, Etsy, or any other online selling marketplace.

But how about starting up your own store? It's possible once you know the steps, and you'll have the benefits of keeping full control over your online brand. Plus, you won't be giving a cut[...]

Starting a Business | 1 min read

The advantages of selling vape online

The vape industry is booming as more and more smokers are drawn to vaping as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. It's a great time to enter the market, and vape as a product has a marketing advantage that cigarettes can't really touch: customization!

Starting a Business | 5 min read

How to Build an Online Store

It seems everyone is shopping online these days, and so more and more sellers are discovering the difference an online store can make. Maybe you have a product to sell, too, and you're looking for a way to make your sales online with minimum hassle and without using outside services that charge hefty fees and cut into profits. The best option for you is to open your own store. But how?

Starting a Business | 3 min read

3 Ways to Reduce Costs for Your Online Business

In an incredibly competitive e-commerce market, many online businesses selling online place tunnel-focus on sales revenue, while overlooking an aspect just as important: reducing costs.

Here are three easy and often over-looked routes to reduce costs for your online business.

Starting a Business | 0 min read

What online sellers should know about apparel and sales tax

 

When it comes to online sales, the clothing and apparel industry is set nearly double between 2014 and 2018. This growth has provided huge opportunity for small businesses and online retailers. However, online sellers should know that when managing sales tax, clothing sales can be tricky.

Starting a Business | 0 min read

Click-through sales tax nexus guide for small businesses

When it comes to sales taxes, “click-through” nexus is a term that small businesses increasingly need to know. As cash-strapped states look for new sources of revenue, more of them are using click-through nexus laws to tax online sales to out-of-state businesses. Small businesses need to know where and how these laws can create an obligation to collect sales taxes. Read more.

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