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How to Prep for Mobile Commerce in 2018

Over the past 17 years, consumers have been spending increasing amounts of money online. Ecommerce sales jumped from $7.3 billion in Q3 2000 to $115.3 billion in Q3 2017. But in recent years, buyers are getting even more flexibility and accessibility with online shopping—thanks to the rise of mobile shopping. Mobile commerce is growing in popularity as technology improves. Phones and tablets are now as capable as basic computers with…

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Low-Price Selling: Is it Worth It?

Selling a lot of products at low prices is a proven profitable strategy. If you have any doubts, just look at America’s favorite discount store Walmart. They’re earning $486 billion in 2017 fiscal year revenue. But Walmart is actually doing something really hard. Earning profits on low price items requires planning. To ensure earnings, a merchant has to selectively choose their inventory: goods with low costs and high demand to…

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Formula For A Profitable Ecommerce Business

You don’t need a fortune to start an ecommerce business. Without a physical store, maintenance expenses and (usually) labor expenses are significantly reduced for online sellers. With these low startup costs, many merchants flock to sell online with the hope of making an easy profit. Selling online, however, isn’t automatically profitable. Merchants have to stay ahead of fierce ecommerce competition and account for unique online selling expenses, such as marketplace…

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Hit The Ground Running in 2018 with These Ecommerce Business Growth Tips

Well, you did it. You worked hard to make it through the holiday shopping season, and now we’re just a few days away from entering into the new year. As an ecommerce business owner, you might be taking some time off to reset, but you’re probably also spending some of your down time thinking about what you need to do to really hit the ground running and grow your business…

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20 Killer Tips to Create a Successful Online Store

Major marketplaces, like Amazon and eBay, come with restrictive seller policies. These venues downplay merchants’ branding to maintain their own homogenous image. Sellers with their own online stores play a different game. They have complete control over their customers’ experiences. Whether it’s rearranging product placement or highlighting a store sale, merchants can use their website to directly connect with their customers and encourage purchases. But with so much freedom, online…

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How to Find, Reach Out To, and Work With Influencers (Without Breaking the Bank)

If there’s one golden rule of marketing, this is it: It doesn’t matter how cool or revolutionary your product, service, or company is. If you’re tooting your own horn and talking about how amazing your stuff is, that’s just… not very compelling. If you have influential people within the industry saying all these nice things about your product, on the other hand? That’s a different story altogether. When it comes…

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10 Ways To Market Your Ecommerce Site

There’s a well-known moral exemplified in the tortoise and the hare fable – “slow and steady wins the race.” The same is true in ecommerce marketing. Customers aren’t always easy to engage — the average cart abandonment rate is 69.2%. It takes persistence and a variety of marketing strategies to reach your audience and increase sales. The alternative of slamming customers with aggressive marketing at once overwhelms buyers or, even…

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How (and Why) to Balance Work and Life While Growing Your Ecommerce Business

If you’re like most ecommerce entrepreneurs, you’ve had a busy last few weeks of work. The holiday shopping season is in full swing, Cyber Monday came and went, and you only have a few more weeks to keep pushing sales through until the end of the year. For many, it’s an extremely profitable time of year, but also a time of year that puts a lot of added stress and…

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We Analyzed 1,160 Ecommerce Sellers and Here’s What We Found

55% of buyers go straight to Amazon when they shop online. Is selling on the most popular marketplace the key to maximum profits? Not quite. Mega marketplaces, like Amazon, may offer high visibility, but other online selling platforms offer equally important advantages. A smaller marketplace, like Walmart, has less competition, making it an easier space for sellers to attract buyers. Individual web stores empower sellers to control their brand and…

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9 Simple Tips for Boosting Sales on Amazon

As we quickly approach Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday shopping season, many ecommerce retailers are focused on developing and implementing strategies that will help them boost sales on what has arguably become the most popular and most well-trusted online shopping store in the United States: Amazon. The numbers don’t lie: when people want to shop online, they turn to Amazon first. In 2015, BloomReach found that 44% of…

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