holiday shipping

Why Fast Delivery is Key to Winning Holiday Spend

Why Fast Delivery is Key to Winning Holiday Spend The battle to win consumer holiday spend this year is heating up as we edge deeper into the holiday season and shoppers start preparing their lists. But, with the eCommerce industry growing 14.2% last year, that battle has become more competitive than ever. While online retailers roll up their sleeves, brace their profits, and mark down their price tags, you might be…

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Amazon gated categories

How to Get Approval to Sell in Amazon’s Gated Categories

Selling in a niche category can be difficult. You have to find an audience, build up a reputation, and then worry about actually selling. What if you could access a larger audience, say, 200 million monthly visitors? If you get approval to sell in Amazon’s gated categories, this audience could be yours. But first, you need to know what the requirements are for your product’s category on Amazon and how…

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Shopify Dropshipping

Should You Use Shopify for Dropshipping? Here’s How to Decide

Dropshipping makes it incredibly easy for sellers to launch ecommerce stores because they don’t have to manufacture products, maintain inventory or handle shipments. The accessibility and simplicity of this business model enable anyone to break into ecommerce, and, thanks to Shopify — the leading ecommerce platform for online retailers with more than a million users — selling a variety of products via dropshipping is easier than ever. But what exactly…

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B2B ecommerce

B2B Ecommerce: Complete Guide for Retailers

Consumers have spent $3.53 trillion worldwide with online merchants so far in 2019, and B2C ecommerce — or business-to-consumer electronic commerce — sales are only expected to increase in coming years. This type of ecommerce encompasses any purchase a consumer makes from an online retailer, such as Amazon or Etsy, and is generally what comes to mind when you think of online shopping. However, there’s another type of ecommerce that…

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Amazon affiliate program

Everything You Need to Know About Amazon’s Affiliate Program

Amazon is one of the largest retailers in the world. In fact, in the U.S. alone, it’s responsible for nearly 40 percent of all online sales. And anyone can access a share of the retail giant’s profits — all you need to do is have a website or social media presence and sign up for the Amazon affiliate program. Amazon’s affiliate program, also known as Amazon Associates, is an affiliate…

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Amazon product categories

The Most Profitable Product Categories on Amazon

As one of the most popular online marketplaces available, Amazon offers sellers the opportunity to reach a wide and diverse audience. For customers, part of the appeal is the millions of products available for sale every day — across 36 Amazon product categories. From personal care items to the latest tech gadgets, customers are confident Amazon has what they need. For sellers — especially if you’re new — this wide…

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selling on ebay

Selling on eBay: A Beginner’s Guide for Online Retailers

In 2011, Justin Dube, a motorcycle enthusiast, lost his job as a convenience store manager and was struggling to make ends meet, so he started a side business dismantling motorcycles and selling the parts on eBay. He made his first sale on the same day he posted his first listing, and by 2012, he was shipping more than $5,300 worth of parts to people worldwide each month. “That’s how our…

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Amazon Sales Tax

Amazon Sales Tax: Everything You Need to Know

There’s a lot involved in running an e-commerce business — from managing inventory to fulfilling orders — and in many ways, Amazon has simplified these steps for online retailers, especially through Fulfillment By Amazon. However, while Amazon can collect sales tax on a seller’s behalf, it’s the seller’s responsibility to determine where that sales tax needs to be collected. This can be especially complicated for online retailers because sales tax…

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FBA fees

Everything You Need to Know About FBA Fees

Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) enables ecommerce retailers to store their products in Amazon warehouses — regardless of whether they actually sell on Amazon — and lets Amazon handle the packing and shipping of those products. In addition to offering fast fulfillment, FBA also provides customer service for retailers, as well as certain marketing advantages, such as being eligible for Super Saver Shipping and Amazon Prime. Because of these benefits, FBA…

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UPC codes on Amazon

A Guide to Buying UPC Codes in Order to Sell on Amazon

Ecommerce continues to grow as more stores appear online and more sellers choose to sell on online marketplaces. As ecommerce grows, it also evolves. For example, an online marketplace like Amazon has multiple product categories available, insightful customer reviews attached to most listings, and search history to guide shoppers. Features like these make for an enjoyable experience for customers. Another way ecommerce is evolving is the emergence of brick-and-mortar retail…

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