Kabbage is a startup, well 5 years now, and a small business, and we know that with any small business, its way too easy to get so caught up in the day to day running of the company and forget to keep up with that all important industry news. We keep up with eCommerce news just like you do, but if we tried to read every eCommerce news article, tip or trick that graced the internet on any given day (and sometimes it feels like we do!) then we wouldn’t have time to make Kabbage lines of credit. So, we’ve compiled ten of the blogs that we read every day before the sun goes down. Ecommerce is a tough business, and with many challenges, like the website, carts, and search exposure. These eCommerce blogs speak to all those area’s and more..
The Whine Seller, written by PowerSeller and author, Hillary DiPiano, covers a large range of information related to buying and selling on eBay and Amazon. The Whine Seller blogs with a lighthearted attitude, but her blogs are full of crucial info not to be missed.
Get Elastic is a top eCommerce blog, written by Linda Bustos, and covering just about every aspect of eCommerce. How much of a top blog is it? It has earned a spot in the top 50 on the AdAge Power 150, #1 Ecommerce Blog by PostRank, one of the 15 entrepreneur blogs worth reading by the Wall Street Journal and two SEMMY awards (2009 and 2010). In 2010, Linda earned a spot on the DMNews Top 30 Direct Marketers Under 30 list. We ReTweet Get Elastic’s posts almost every day from our own Kabbage Twitter account and consider this blog a daily go-to fix.
ColderICE: Internet Commerce and eBay Video Blog:
ColderICE is an video blog, written by power eBay seller and fellow Atlantan John Lawson. It’s aimed at helping people and small businesses optimize their online selling and eCommerce business. If you don’t already know ColderICE, you’re out in the cold. (Sorry, John. Just couldn’t resist.)
Shop.org is a division of National Retail Federation and runs a blog focusing on eCommerce. Featuring some fantastically helpful statistics, research results, or advice daily, Shop.org is another of our before sundown must reads.
Skip McGrath was laid off 7 years ago and decided to go into business himself. He was successful, and now blogs offering tips and advice that helped him, along with offering up news related to online selling.
Blue Acorn is an eCommerce Consulting company. Their blog offers amazingly helpful tips and advice that you don’t see on all the other blogs.
Channel Advisor is a blog focusing almost exclusively on eBay strategies-offering webinars, news, and advice.
eCommerce Partners accurately bills itself as a blog specializing in “tips, tricks, and information in eCommerce and Search Marketing.” Offering helpful tips, this is definitely one of the best.
eBay Ink covers all news, live events, and webinars from eBay. If you want to keep on top of exactly what and how eBay is doing this is the blog to read to get the scoop straight from the horse’s mouth!
Covering both e-shopping cart reviews and eCommerce tips and statistics, this is a nifty blog to check out – especially if you’re new to eCommerce.
You’ll notice we didn’t call this the “Top 10 Must Read eCommerce Blogs.” That’s because we follow way too many of you to count and there’s no way to rank you fairly. Stay tuned for “10 More eCommerce Blogs to Read Before Sundown” soon! And hey, if you write a great eCommerce blog, tell us about it in the comments and leave a link!