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Ecommerce, Retail & Inventory

5 Steps to Building a Successful Ecommerce Business

5 Steps to Building a Successful Ecommerce Business

Of the 12 million ecommerce stores in existence worldwide, only 650,000 are generating over $1,000 annually. That’s a hard truth to swallow. The good news, though, is that ecommerce is still a relatively young concept. Revenue from online sales hit $1.4 trillion in 2014, and the current projections predict it will grow into a $4.5… Read more

Ecommerce, Retail & Inventory, Selling on Amazon

5 Last-Minute Strategies to Rock Amazon Prime Day

5 Last-Minute Strategies to Rock Amazon Prime Day

With Amazon Prime Day quickly approaching (July 16), it’s time to ramp up any strategies you’re currently working on. Or if you’re not working on any at all, it’s time to start. Prime Day is massively beneficial for both sellers and consumers. For consumers, the obvious benefit is lowered prices. For sellers, Prime Day helps… Read more

Ecommerce, Retail & Inventory

How the Internet Sales Tax Will Affect Online Retail

How the Internet Sales Tax Will Affect Ecommerce

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. to reverse a longstanding ruling that requires businesses to have a physical presence in a state to be subjected to its state sales taxes. Simply put: States can now charge sales tax on online purchases even if a company has… Read more

Ecommerce, Retail & Inventory, Selling on Amazon

How Amazon’s Seller Performance Affects Retail Arbitrage

How Amazon’s Seller Performance Affects Retail Arbitrage

First, let’s answer the question: What is retail arbitrage? Retail arbitrage is a method of obtaining inventory which involves purchasing items from retail stores and reselling the merchandise on online marketplaces. Typically, this method is used by smaller sellers, but we have seen sellers generate over $500,000 per year using this purchasing model. Sellers purchase… Read more

Selling on Amazon

How to Sell on Amazon [in 2018]: A 4,000+ Word Small Business Guide

How to Sell On Amazon: A 3,000+ Word Small Business Guide

Post updated March 16, 2018. One of the biggest parts of Amazon’s success is its marketplace for third-party retailers to sell products via Amazon’s platform. Many Amazon sellers are independent small business owners who have built successful small businesses by utilizing the big reach and big scale of Amazon to connect with buyers all over… Read more

Ecommerce, Retail & Inventory

10 Tips For Creating Product Descriptions For Your Online Business

You’ve got to write excellent product descriptions if you want to get noticed online. There’s a lot of competition, and you need to stand out. Your product descriptions can be picked up by Google if you write them well, so it’s important that you do your best to write descriptions that will stand out to… Read more

Cash Flow, Ecommerce, Finance & Accounting

7 Expenses That All Ecommerce Businesses Should Know About

We’ve all heard the expression: Cash is king. But having cash alone isn’t enough. Your small business also needs to understand how to manage that cash and how to deal with typical ecommerce expenses. A lot of online businesses make the mistake of not remaining cash flow positive. They spend more than they make, or… Read more

Customer Marketing, Customer Service, Ecommerce, Retail & Inventory

6 Ways Online Business Owners Can Increase Customer Retention

eCommerce businesses, inherently, lack the personal touch a business owner can bring to a brick-and-mortar establishment. All your clients are purchasing from you virtually, and there is no face-to-face interaction. This process means that even repeat customers don’t feel a sense of loyalty to your business. But even though online businesses present a unique challenge,… Read more

Ecommerce, Retail & Inventory, Technology

10 Vital Features Your Online Store Needs

Online stores aren’t just for huge companies like Best Buy and Amazon. Small businesses worldwide have discovered the advantages of opening an online store to sell their products. In fact, anyone can sell online, even a one-person business operating out of a home. With the proper tools at your disposal, you can sell anything, from… Read more

Business Expansion, Ecommerce, Online Expansion, Retail & Inventory

4 Steps to Starting an Online Store or Website

Whether your small business has a physical location or not, it’s vital that you have a website if you want to compete in the online marketplace. Local, regional and national consumers are turning to the search engines when they need to find products or services like those that your business offers. If you want to… Read more