Wed.Feb 17, 2021

342: How My Student Amanda Makes 6 Figures Selling Dollhouse Furniture

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today, I’m really happy to have Amanda Austin on the show. Amanda is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and she runs a 6 figure business selling dollhouse furniture over at ShopOfMiniatures.com.

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The Complete MerchMixer Shopify App Review

Ecommerce Platforms

Dropshipping is huge right now, so it’s only natural to want a slice of this booming market. With the convenience offered to new online sellers and the choice it unlocks for consumers, dropshipping is popular worldwide.

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Want a pandemic-friendly way to try on makeup? There's an AR solution for that.

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Banana Republic names new chief brand officer

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Ana Andjelic has 15 years of experience leading luxury lifestyle brands and joins the retailer at a time when the public is rethinking workwear

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Intro to Neuromarketing: 5 Psychological Tactics to Boost Sales

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Babybel kicks off Red Nose Day campaign to support Comic Relief

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Babybel is supporting Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day, “marking the continuation of their established 20-year relationship”. The partnership will see Babybel donating 5p to Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day campaign from the sale of every limited edition promotional pack.

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How Retail Businesses Can Use Customer Data to Enhance Targeted Marketing

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As soon as COVID-19 and the ensuing stay-at-home orders first hit the U.S. in March 2020, consumer buying behavior began shifting. As a result, retailers needed to reshape their ordering options and, in some cases, the entire layout of their stores.

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The convenience sector’s share of grocery sales has fallen from 28.3% in March 2020 to 22.7% at the end of January 2021, new research reveals.

How Retailers Can Prepare For The Fast Fashion Backlash

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Babybel is launching Babybel Plus, two functional cheese snacks designed “specifically for the food-to-go category”. Babybel + B Vitamins and Babybel + Live Cultures are available now in packs of 2x20g, retailing at £1.

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Investors, Real Estate Execs Agree: ‘Medtail’ Investments Will Surge in 2021

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Sales of pet birds – including parakeets, budgerigars and canaries – have soared by around 50% during lockdown, according to pet store Jollyes.

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How to Manage Inventory on WooCommerce?

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Aldi has removed two million pieces of throwaway plastic from its Easter confectionery range. The supermarket is giving some of its Easter eggs a square-shaped bottom so they no longer need to be supported with inner plastic packaging, eliminating the need for plastic entirely.

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New Forrester Report for Brands: How To Master Your Own Digital Destiny

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Bakery brand Brioche Pasquier is launching a selection of its foodservice range into wholesale and retail outlets, including wholesalers and shops with in-store bakeries and bakery counters.

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JOANN Stores Files for $100 Million IPO

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