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Dropshipping Definition: The Best Way to Setup a Drop shipping Business Quickly

Ecommerce Platforms

“Dropshipping! Drop Shipping! Step right up! Find your ultimate freedom as a business owner – sit somewhere on the beach and coordinate your whole business remotely with little effort!” ” – this is probably what a snake oil salesman would sound like if they were to ever preach drop shipping… However, setting the preaching aside, there's something that you should know before you throw yourself into drop shipping and build your whole business around it.

How To Start A Profitable Online Store In 6 Easy Steps

My Wife Quit Her Job

This post is a comprehensive tutorial that will teach you how to start an online store in 6 simple steps. If you’re tired of devoting the majority of your time to your day job and you’d rather set your own hours and be your own boss, the best way to escape from the rat race is to start your own business online. Years ago when my wife became pregnant with our first child, she decided that she wanted to spend more time at home.

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What online shoppers want right now

retaildive

For a couple of decades, Amazon has been setting consumer expectations that all retailers follow. The pandemic may be changing that

The Definitive Google Shopping Ads Handbook: 2020 Edition

BigCommerce

The ecommerce industry is accelerating at an unprecedented pace, fueled by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic that has… Omnichannel Strategies Google ads Google Shopping

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.

Your Winback is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It.

Zaius

Winback campaigns are a staple of email marketing programs. Most brands have one, and many even A/B tested a couple of options — something like ‘90 days since last click’ or ‘120 days since last purchase’ — to arrive at a winning version that has been automated ever since. Unfortunately, most winback campaigns don’t provide much, offering a rather pitiful level of engagement (and conversions). It’s time to ask more from your winback campaign. One Size Fits None.

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The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

Retail Technology Review

CEP service providers face major challenges. Firstly, they have to cope with the high volume of orders, which – driven by e-commerce – is constantly increasing. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

Is Your WordPress Website Scalable Enough For More Traffic?

BigCommerce

WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, but that doesn’t mean that every WordPress website is… Ecommerce Technology Wordpress

Top customer service considerations for retailers in a post-COVID world

retaildive

The customer experience is one of the most critical touchpoints a retailer has with its customers, writes 7-Eleven's Jerry Campbell

How to Hire the Best Ecommerce Agency: A Complete Guide

Ecommerce Platforms

There comes a time in any ecommerce seller's journey where you'll want to ramp things up a notch and enhance your online presence. There are many ways to do this – investing in high-converting marketing campaigns, developing SEO strategies, improving your web design, etc. Although these methods are effective, they're daunting tasks – especially if you don't have any experience in these areas.

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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.

Retail sales claw back to normal levels, but ParcelHero warns stores not to celebrate yet: 31.8% of those sales were made online

Retail Technology Review

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales figures for June showed sales soared by over 13% compared to May, to reach near-normal levels. Indeed, with fuel sales excluded, they actually beat June 2019’s figures by 1.5%. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

315: What It Takes To Get Rich Quick With Steve Chou

My Wife Quit Her Job

One of the most asked questions I get is how quickly you can make money online. So in this episode, I break down what it takes to get rich “quick” and how to change your mindset about running a successful online business. In addition, I point out about some of the scammy get rich quick ecommerce schemes on the Internet. What You’ll Learn. How to spot a get rich quick scheme. The ecommerce business models I detest. How to change your mindset about success in business.

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Lands' End issues 'going concern' warning as it looks to refinance debt

retaildive

The apparel seller is in talks to refinance its debt, which will likely be key to staying out of bankruptcy court as the brand weathers COVID-19 disruptions

Ethical Ecommerce Interviews: Niche & Cult on Expanding and Rebranding

Ecommerce Platforms

We spoke to Michele Riley, founder of Korean natural beauty retailer Niche & Cult. What inspired you to start Niche & Cult? It all started thirty two years ago, when my first child was born. Like any mother, I wanted to protect and nurture the small being I’d created, and I suddenly became aware of the synthetic, harmful chemicals that are in so many everyday products. So, my first venture was into natural baby products.

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.

Planned changes to VAT will result in higher costs and less choice for online shoppers, warns ParcelHero

Retail Technology Review

UK shoppers should make the most of international marketplace bargains on Amazon Prime Day on 5 October, says ParcelHero. A new Government policy paper deals a double-whammy to overseas purchases from 1 January: post-Brexit Brits will pay 20% VAT on all international online purchases while overseas sellers will have to register for UK VAT. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

Promotion Extensions: Leverage Discounts In Google Ads

Store Growers

If you’re running a good promotion, you need to tell as many potential customers about it as possible. You can do that in your ad copy, but there isn’t always a lot of space to show the details. Enter promotion extensions. This type of ad extension allows you to highlight your sales, promotions, and discounts in your Search Ads. In this article, you will learn how to make your promotion extensions as effective as possible. What Is a Promotion Extension?

Which retailers have taken the hardest financial hits from COVID-19?

retaildive

Lost sales, burned cash, new debt — even healthy retailers have become more vulnerable after eating into their financial cushions

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Ethical Ecommerce Interviews: Karst Stone Paper on the Importance of Building the Right Team

Ecommerce Platforms

We spoke to Kevin Garcia, co-founder and co-CEO of Karst Stone Paper (who’ve just launched a beautiful new website: take a gander!). After encountering stone paper while travelling in Asia, he figured out a way to turn it into beautiful, sustainable stationery. What inspired you to start Karst? It started back in early 2016 when I was travelling through Singapore and Taiwan.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

Budweiser Budvar reveals new packaging

TalkingRetail

Budweiser Budvar is launching a new design across all its packaging as part of a brand refresh that puts the focus on its heritage. The new identity, appearing on cans and bottles in the UK from July, comes from the brewery’s archive, dating back to its founding in 1895, and features a colour palette inspired. Alcohol alcohol Budvar Budweiser Budvar UK convenience stores lager packaging design

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How to Choose Wholesale Products to Sell on Amazon

SellBrite

Maybe you want to build your own ecommerce business, maybe you’re in need of some extra income, or maybe you just want to scratch that entrepreneurial itch. Whatever your goal, you’ve probably heard that selling wholesale products on Amazon is a good way to make it happen. While this isn’t the “get rich quick” opportunity some would have you believe, the business of buying wholesale products and selling them on Amazon can be a great way to build a profitable business.

Employee Spotlight: Hamilton Kiah, Digital Media Manager, and Expert Gardener

FastSpring

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! In this post, we’re featuring our Digital Media Manager, Hamilton Kiah! Describe your current role at FastSpring. I would say my role is a culmination of all my past experiences because when I started at FastSpring, it was mainly to help out with our digital media.

The Wix Editor X Review You’ve Been Waiting For (July 2020)

Ecommerce Platforms

If you're a fan of Wix, you'll probably know already that in February of this year (2020), they broadcasted the launch of their new responsive website building platform, Editor X. Editor X was eagerly awaited by designers and agencies alike. With its sophisticated design and layout capabilities, it's a fantastic platform for anyone wanting to produce modern website designs. This is especially true if fully responsive design is a priority for your business.

Can technology save bridal retail?

retaildive

The pandemic pushed a traditional, high-touch segment of the industry to finally confront its hesitancy around digital services

User Intent and SEO: What Retailers Need to Know for Higher Rankings

Omnisend

Reading Time: 7 minutes. When it comes to? ?eCommerce eCommerce SEO tips? that help retailers rank, user intent is a critical component that is often left neglected. As a result of numerous technological advances and algorithm updates, Google has become increasingly capable of understanding natural language and the intent behind a user’s search.

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Harvesters and Seeders: Why You Can’t Grow Your Business With Google Ads

Store Growers

In this article, I want to show why most businesses fail to grow their business with Google Ads. To do so we’ll look at two companies, Purple and Tuft & Needle. Both companies look pretty similar from the outside: they both sell mattresses online, neither of them raised any VC money and they both acquire customers using Google Ads. But there is one big difference in how they are using Google Ads.

Ethical Ecommerce Interviews: Project Full on Growing a Business After Kickstarter

Ecommerce Platforms

We spoke to Kali Gordon, founder of Project Full. An architect by trade, she’s hoping to spread the message of mindfulness with her organic meditation cushions. What inspired you to start Project Full? Our flagship product is a meditation cushion set, and I created it because it was something I needed myself. I’d been drawn to mindfulness and meditation for as long as I can remember: probably because I’d been searching for tools for overcoming tragedy and loss.

J.C. Penney looks to sell itself in bankruptcy

retaildive

Separate bidders are lining up for the department store, which hopes to sell itself quickly and exit Chapter 11 a slimmer, healthier business

Turning Inventory Into Cash: How Retailers Can Thrive In A Post-Pandemic World

Retail Touch

Inventory is typically a retailer’s biggest asset. After all, the only way that retailers stay in business is to sell goods: the faster and more profitably, the better. Today, however, unsold inventory is a retailer’s worst nightmare. Retailers are sitting on mountains of merchandise after several months of store closings. According to McKinsey , the value of excess inventory from spring/summer 2020 collections is a staggering $154.5 billion to $176.7 billion worldwide. .