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How to Set Up Amazon PPC: A 2017 Guide

Amazon Sponsored Products (‘PPC’) can play a huge role in the growth and success of your business.  In 2016, sellers using Amazon PPC doubled globally, and PPC clicks grew over 150%. However, it remains that running ads on Amazon continues to be a great source of confusion and frustration for sellers. When it comes to Amazon PPC, it’s important to understand that there is no ‘perfect’ method to set up…

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7 Post-Purchase Actions You Need to Take to Build Customer Loyalty

Savvy business owners know that customer retention is worth its weight in gold. The numbers say it all: it costs five times more to bring in a new customer than it does to maintain a current one and the odds of making a sale to a current customer are 60-70 percent compared to only a 5-20 percent chance of selling to a new lead. That’s why you need to develop post-purchase…

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Why Every Ecommerce Business Needs a Dedicated Customer Experience Team

In an effort to boost sales and effectively differentiate from competitors, more ecommerce entrepreneurs and hiring managers are working hard to build dedicated customer experience teams at their companies. Why? Because competition in the ecommerce space is fierce, and simply having the best products just doesn’t cut it anymore. Each day, new shops are introduced to the world, new products go viral, and it gets harder and harder to keep…

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Repricing on Amazon to Stay Competitive: What You Need to Know

Companies such as Amazon and Walmart change their item prices millions of times each day. Advances in technology has made price comparison and price optimization easier than ever. And, it’s no longer a luxury to use an automated repricer. More and more third-party merchants on Amazon are choosing to move from a manual pricing strategy to automated repricing software such as RepricerExpress to keep their prices competitive. Even small sellers. Getting…

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8 Great Ideas for Driving More Qualified Traffic to Your Ecommerce Store

To succeed in ecommerce, it’s not about being able to drive tons of traffic to your website—it’s about being able to attract the right people. Sendings hundreds of thousands of people to your website might help you build brand awareness, but unless you’re focused on engaging with qualified shoppers who actually want your products, you won’t get very far. So, the question is, where do you start? How do you…

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15 Ecommerce Podcasts That’ll Make You An Ecommerce Whiz

Accessing valuable resources and information has become easier with smartphones, as well as mobile and desktop apps. One of the best ways to obtain information and learn from others is through podcasts. It’s convenient, easy to access, and can be listened to at your own convenience. Today, you can find plenty of podcasts surrounding the topic of ecommerce on iTunes and other podcast apps. In this post, we’ve compiled a…

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15 Growth Ideas for Boosting Ecommerce Sales

Now that we’ve entered into Q2, it’s a good time to stop and briefly think about the specific actions you’ve taken to drive ecommerce sales so far this year, and what you’re going to do differently in the months ahead. With only a little over 8 months left in the year, you don’t have a lot of time to waste—you have to start compiling and working through a list of…

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5 Personalized Emails You Need to Replicate Outside of the Inbox

Gone are the days when you needed a dedicated specialist or agency to handle all of your e-commerce stores’ marketing. With the rapid advancement of social media and email marketing platforms, anyone with an e-commerce store can get ads running and emails sending within a couple of hours. But while it’s easier than ever for stores to hand over their money and advertise their products on multiple channels, a number…

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The Case for Using a Physical Catalog to Boost Ecommerce Sales

Are catalogs still relevant? Should ecommerce brands be setting aside portions of their quarterly budgets to print and send physical catalogs as a way to drive repeat sales and awareness? What should they look like? How should they be formatted? These are questions I’ve been wondering about lately as I read more and more stories about ecommerce brands dipping their toes in the physical, brick-and-mortar world of retail. A quick search…

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How to Know if You’re Falling Victim to a Manufacturing Fraud

For any ecommerce entrepreneur, the first step to success often stems from finding the right manufacturing partner. With the plethora of online manufacturing marketplaces like Alibaba, Global Sources, and HKTDC, finding a manufacturer can be easy. The hard part is knowing if you’ve found the RIGHT manufacturer that isn’t a scammer or middle man. From my experience bringing dozens of products to market(mostly from China), I’ve realized how big this…

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