May, 2020

Data, Analytics And Insights Investments Produce Tangible Benefits. Yes, They Do.

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If you set out to build a boil-the-ocean business case for why to invest in data, analytics and insights initiatives – stop. Use your precious time to instead focus on prioritizing the investment categories across where you are in your business insights maturity. Because they will yield tangible benefits – both top and bottom-line benefits. […].

How to Turn Your Brick-and-Mortar Store into an Online Store

Ecommerce Platforms

Taking your brick and mortar store online, comes with short term and long-term benefits. In the short-term benefits is that you keep selling even with the present COVID-19 incidence. You’ll help your customers comply with physical distancing while meeting their needs. In the long term, moving your store online keeps you in business. Thousands of brick and mortar stores have closed down because shoppers are moving online.

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eBay Fees Too High? Here Are 5 Ways To Lower Them


eBay has a history of raising its fees. In the past two years alone, the online marketplace increased its listing upgrade fees and final value fees, and it also began hitting under-performing sellers with penalty fees. Despite this, eBay is still the third-most preferred online marketplace for U.S. sellers, and sellers ranked it as the top ecommerce site for profitability, according to a survey by EcommerceBytes. Like all online marketplaces, eBay charges fees to sell on the site.

Why Selling On An Etsy Store Is A Bad Idea Compared To Running Your Own Shop

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As part of my weekly ecommerce research routine, I like to read and participate in various small business forums and one of my favorites is the Etsy forum. For all of you who have never heard of Etsy, Etsy is a marketplace for do it yourself and handmade goods. Similar to Ebay, Etsy provides an easy way for talented crafters and artists to sell the fruits of their labor with an Etsy store.

Retain Valuable Customers with Loyalty

Learn how to effectively retain your most valuable and profitable customers. Download Annex Cloud's 2020 Customer Retention white paper.

Why You Need to Offer Sustainable Packaging — and How to Do It Right


Eco-friendly initiatives used to be quite novel in the business world. Several years ago, going green was something that only… Shipping & Fulfillment

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Small Business Order Trends- A year-on-year growth comparision


Over the past 2 months we’ve been looking at order trends across key industries to better understand which industries have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which have seen growth week-on-week and where the opportunities lie for small companies looking to pivot and innovate.

COVID-19 Shopping and Delivery Trends: a diversified supply chain is key to survival and future growth

Retail Technology Review

The world as we once knew it has transformed and consumers are experiencing rapid changes to the way they live, work and shop. To examine these changes, CommerceHub surveyed more than 1,500 consumers of various age groups to gauge consumer confidence and identify changing shopping patterns amid COVID-19 disruptions. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

The Five Emerging Forces Of Retail?s New Normal

Steve Dennis

It’s anyone’s guess how quickly retail will mount any semblance of a meaningful rebound from the COVID-19 crisis. Yet, regardless of the pace and distribution of potential outcomes from such a recovery, five major forces are revealing themselves.

Follow These 5 Steps to Optimize Your Google Product Categories


Those who know a little about ecommerce know that Google product categories are mostly optional. Those who know a lot about ecommerce, know they’re anything but. Google indexes billions of web pages comprising 100,000 terabytes of data. Without accurate or optimized category data, your product can disappear like a needle in a barnful of haystacks.

Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

Spring 2020 Release: Improve Campaign Performance and Enrich Customer Profiles


With June just around the corner, it’s time for our Spring 2020 Release. The Zaius team spent most of the year’s second quarter building upon features that we released at the beginning of 2020, including On-Site Personalization, new Touchpoint Summary Reports, and our SMS & MMS solution.

Developing Your Ecommerce Site: How to Choose an Agency or Freelance Developer For Your Business


Gone are the days of set-it-and-forget-it web design. Of course, there will always be the consumers who simply want to… Ecommerce Design

Win 12 Months of Advanced Shopify and SendinBlue Premium plus Free Enterprise-level Implementation Service from ShipBob, Worth $2900+

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Are you a budding entrepreneur ready to take that all-important step and launch your online business? If so, we have a treat in store for you today… that will save you loads of time and money!

306: How My Student Angela Li Makes 6 Figures Selling Jewelry Without Advertising

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Today I’m happy to have Angela Li on the show. Angela is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and she runs a 6 figure business selling jewelry over at

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

How Covid-19 redesigned the warehouse layout


Warehouse work isn't something that people can do from home, and as an essential part of a nation's supply chain, warehouse workers will continue to experience COVID-19 restrictions in the workplace for the foreseeable future. Managing through Coronavirus

7 Shopify Integrations to Level Up Your Store


Shopify is great for easily setting up an online store, but if you’re not utilizing Shopify integrations, you’re leaving a lot of opportunities on the table. The base Shopify experience is designed to be simple.

Brick and Mortar to Ecommerce and Back Again


Whether you started as an Ecommerce experience and grew into having a brick and mortar presence or find yourself realizing that you need to put more energy into Ecommerce because your brick and mortar revenue has taken a hit, you are not alone.

Understanding the Differences Between On-Premise vs Hosted vs SaaS + How to Pick the Right Choice for Your Ecommerce


If you’re running an ecommerce business, there will likely be times when you need to find a new ecommerce platform. Perhaps… Ecommerce News Ecommerce Technology

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

An infographic listing the best practices companies can follow to bolster their e-commerce website.

How to Make Money Dropshipping Without the Unrealistic Hype

Ecommerce Platforms

Perhaps one of your business associates or friends mentioned their dropshipping company in conversation. Maybe you saw a case study or YouTube video about how some guy from X country sold Y product to make Z figures in one month. How was it done? Dropshipping, of course!

inotec labels supporting COVID-19 pandemic response

Retail Technology Review

Warehouse solutions and label specialist, inotec UK, has ramped up production of its labelling systems to support the medical, facilities and e-commerce industries during the coronavirus pandemic. Print and Label Internet Retailing

Employee Spotlight: Rachael Dillon, Senior Business Development Representative, and 1920s New Yorker at Heart


FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great. Get to know the fantastic team behind the ecommerce platform! What is your current role at FastSpring?

Calculating ROI for Your Wholesale Business: A How-To Guide


Do you own a wholesale business? If so, then knowing your ROI is a critical step to success. In this post, we're going to teach you everything you need to know about ROI: why it is essential, and how to calculate it for your wholesale business. calculating roi


Shopify (re)unite & the Two Ecommerce Stats Every Brand Has to Know


This week, Shopify hosted their first-ever virtual conference, Shopify (re)Unite, where their leadership team revealed new and upcoming features and provided insights about the future of commerce. In a world where almost every tech company has pivoted to virtual events (Zaius included), a bit of virtual-event fatigue has certainly set in.

Preparing For The Next Era of Retail: How To Succeed In a World Without COVID-19


The past six weeks have been inconceivable for retailers around the world. Aside from how our personal lives have changed,… COVID-19


Easy Step By Step Shopify To WooCommerce Migration Tutorial (With Cart2Cart)

Ecommerce Platforms

Thinking of trying out Shopify to WooCommerce migration? It doesn’t seem easy at all, now does it? Well, it turns out you’re not alone. Website migration is one of the most dreadful procedures for site owners. Moving from one hosting provider to another is bad enough already.

The Key To JCPenney?s Survival Isn?t Closing Stores. It?s Becoming Relevant.

Steve Dennis

The Relevancy Imperative is not a Jason Bourne novel turned into a cinematic action thriller—though with this report that Jeff Bezos might ride in on his white horse to save the day, perhaps truth will turn out to be stranger than fiction.

The 10 Most Common Challenges Faced by eCommerce Businesses

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I’ve been involved in eCommerce since 2001 and I can truly say, A LOT has changed. Back in the day, you can sell just about anything and make crazy money. Competition was minimal, technology wasn’t as affordable as it is now and access to product was limited. Now, Amazon is a major competitor to everyone. China is opening up to the world and technology is now affordable. Here are the top 10 most common challenges faced by eCommerce businesses of all sizes. Finding the right products to sell.

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Amazon Competitors – How To Beat Amazon And Diversify Sales

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If you want to succeed in ecommerce, competing with Amazon is an inevitable reality. Here’s how you can leverage Amazon competitors to create a successful and diversified ecommerce business. Over the years, Amazon has dominated the market and is one of the biggest brands worldwide in terms of revenue and reach. In 2019, the leading e-retailer earned $280.5 billion in net sales. And in 2020, they are projected to earn well over $343 billion!