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How to Scale Your Ecommerce Business Efficiently & Effectively

The world of ecommerce is a fickle one. At times, it seems completely random which sites survive, and which do not. In reality, however, it is the sites that plan ahead and take steps to keep up with the growth of their business that are the most likely to succeed. The primary goal of any business is to grow, though there are certainly smaller goals you want to meet along the way. In the very…
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January 17, 2019
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4 Ways to Give Your E-Commerce Customers a Memorable Unboxing Experience – our tips featured on Startup Nation

Originally posted on Startup Nation image credit The Radio Scout Because customers have come to expect fast, free shipping for nearly everything (thank you, Amazon Prime), e-commerce startups are under a lot of pressure to meet these expectations. And, while there are several things that they can do to compete, e-commerce merchants can encourage repeat visits by exceeding their customers’ expectations in other ways. One effective tactic is to create a memorable “unboxing” experience. If you…
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June 13, 2018
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Why Ecommerce Businesses Should Sell on WalMart Instead of Amazon – our advice featured on Home Business Magazine

Originally posted on Home Business Magazine Small business owners are faced with a difficult decision when it comes to reaching a larger audience online: either they can invest valuable resources in marketing in order to drive customers to their ecommerce store, or they can opt to sell on marketplaces where customers go already. There are several marketplaces that retailers can utilize in order to reach new customers and increase their online sales. These range from…
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May 8, 2018
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4 Ways to Etsy-fy Your Customer Experience – our tips featured on Startup Nation

Originally posted on Startup Nation. 4 Ways to Etsy-fy Your Customer Experience There are two types of online shopping experiences: the fast and free necessity purchase - often completed on the Amazon app while waiting in a long line behind several couponers - and the personalized boutique purchase. The shopper seeking the first option just wants to buy their product and receive it as quickly as possible. But the shopper that is seeking the latter…
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April 20, 2018
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Don’t Let Fulfillment Issues Sink Your Successful Business – our tips featured on Small Business Digest

Originally posted on Small Business Digest. Many entrepreneurs mistakenly assume that their primary challenge will be to sell enough of their products. And, while it is true that countless retailers never accrue enough sales and fail within the first year, others do succeed. But when demand picks up, it’s often difficult for sellers to keep up with the pace. Once thirty orders start coming in each day, retailers suddenly start struggling to keep track of…
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April 19, 2018
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3 Ways to Get Your Amazon Customers to Buy Directly From You – our tips featured on Entrepreneur.com

Originally posted on Entrepreneur.com on 4/19/18.   Small business owners are faced with a difficult decision when it comes to reaching a larger audience online: either they can invest valuable resources in marketing, or they can opt to sell on platforms that most people use regularly, such as Amazon. On Amazon, ecommerce owners can make their items available to a massive audience that they would never be able to reach under normal circumstances. However, there…
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April 19, 2018
Best PracticesShipping

How To Compete with Amazon Shipping (and Win) – our tips featured on Startup Nation

Originally featured on Startup Nation Although it may seem like ages ago, many of us remember what an ordeal it was to order products that were unavailable in our local stores. Back then, free shipping wasn’t a thing. Two-day shipping was exorbitantly expensive and reserved for nearly-forgotten birthday presents for the notoriously hard-to-please grandma. And if we needed pedestrian items like lightbulbs or toothbrushes, we would pencil in an immediate trip to Walmart. Fast forward…
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April 17, 2018