Multi-Channel Seller News
It’s been a little while since our last Multi-Channel Seller News update, but we’ve got some important ecommerce news and selling resources for you as we enter the Holiday rush. As always, if there is a story you want to share with us that you think we should include, be sure to leave us a link in the comments!
USPS announces Holiday Ship-By Dates
USPS has announced its Christmas Ship-By dates for this year. Merchants will have until December 23rd to ship those super last second orders Priority Mail.
eBay Launches Repricing Solution From Decide.com
After announcing the acquisition of Decide.com back in the Spring, it’s now official that there will be an eBay repricing solution available to sellers on the marketplace. eBay repricing is currently in beta testing with the eBay Insights team and select sellers, but should be available in the coming months.
Bigcommerce Introduces Product Sourcing From Alibaba
This one is BIG! Bigcommerce merchants can now try product sourcing from the world’s largest retailer, Alibaba. By logging in through their Bigcommerce portal, merchants can use the Wholesale Checkout feature to procure hard to find products from trusted sources, right at their fingertips. We think it’s a smart move for Bigcommerce!
5 Content Marketing Ideas for November 2014
One of our favorite monthly articles, here are some content ideas for your November campaign. I particularly like things that are targeted toward the interests of your shoppers, like the Autumn Drives list. Thanksgiving also creates ample content opportunities around decorating, kitchenware, recipes, family activities, gardening, etc.
Amazon Canada Launches Same-Day Delivery
Amazon continues its march toward same-day delivery around the world by announcing they will be testing same-day delivery to parts of Canada. Roughly 10% of the population, mainly the areas of Toronto and Vancouver, will now be within the range of same-day delivery service. By comparison, Amazon currently services 17% of the US population with same-day delivery.
Amazon UK Launches Same-Day ‘Pickup’
Perhaps equally as ambitious as the above article, Amazon has launched a service in the UK that allows buyers to place orders in the morning and pick them up from their preferred store in the afternoon. The move is another step in aligning Amazon’s customer first online experience with the benefits of brick and mortar shopping.
8 Reasons Ecommerce Businesses Fail
A nice checklist of things to review each month for the health and safety of your ecommerce business. You don’t want to find yourself talking about some of these after the fact, like poor cash flows, low quality photography, and suffocating inventory costs.
More Mobile Holiday Stats And Research…
Still putting off your mobile optimization strategy? Don’t. This article will share some predictive statistics for just how much volume will be done on mobile and tablet this holiday season. The numbers are staggering.
5 Ways To Get More Sales This Holiday Season
We can all use helpful tips driving more sales to our business, and this article has some simple but solid ones. If you aren’t retargeting your visitors, you should prioritize that one.