Start Recording: Driving Sales with Video Marketing

Zmags

Remember that time you picked up a hobby (and thought you were really good at it)? Maybe it was crafting artisanal jewelry […]. The post Start Recording: Driving Sales with Video Marketing appeared first on Zmags.

How to Identify and Analyze Your Target Market in 2018

BigCommerce

Hobbies. What are their hobbies? Although your products might appeal to a large group of people, it doesn’t make sense to market to everyone. Your brand will have what is called a “target market.”. What is a Target Market?

Are Seasonal Pop-Ups ‘Haunting’ Abandoned Toys ‘R’ Us Stores A Good Idea?

Retail TouchPoints

It’s been reported that retailers including TJ Maxx , Hobby Lobby and Burlington may grab up some of the properties.

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Need Ecommerce Business Ideas? 27 Experts Give You Their Best Bet

BigCommerce

If you want a hobby or quick cash, find untapped niches and sell fast and get out! Either your special knowledge from your previous working life, or your specialist hobby. Thinking about launching an ecommerce business, but don’t know where to start?

How I Turned My Father’s 90s B2B Business into California’s Fastest Growing Online Succulent Seller

BigCommerce

Initially, I saw it as more of a hobby and “helping our family business out a little bit” than as a viable career path.

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Employee Spotlight: The Art of Selling with BDR Manager – Rob Beedle

FastSpring

Q: Outside of work, what are your favorite hobbies and activities? 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! Q: What is your role at FastSpring? A: I’m a Business Development Representative Manager. My role is training, managing, and coaching a team of pre-sale specialists to build meaningful partnerships with awesome businesses!

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What Should I Sell Online? 3 Resources To Help You Find a Product

eCommerce Training Academy

Hobbies. It’s easy to launch an online store. It’s easy to create a beautifully designed website. It’s easy to plan creative marketing to drive traffic and sales in your store.

6 Tips For Sending Your Email Newsletter At The Right Time

Kissmetrics

They should be pretty open to receiving a newsletter about their hobby, interest or activity. And that means that if your topic deals with a fun hobby or interest I would send it on a Saturday.

7 Sales-Producing Holiday Promos to Run

ecomdash

For example, if you sell specific types of equipment (think hobbies such as photography, metal detecting, gardening, scuba diving, etc.) As an ecommerce retailer, you know the busiest time of the year is just around the corner.

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Employee Spotlight: The Art of Selling with BDR Manager – Rob Beedle

FastSpring

Q: Outside of work, what are your favorite hobbies and activities? 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! Q: What is your role at FastSpring? A: I’m a Business Development Representative Manager. My role is training, managing, and coaching a team of pre-sale specialists to build meaningful partnerships with awesome businesses!

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eBay Store Management For Beginners – 4 Question You Need To Ask

ChannelSale

The requirements for eBay stores are usually such that hobby sellers and other smaller entities may not be able to qualify for the same. There are infinite advantages of opening a store in eBay that ranges from gaining an instant competitive edge to reducing overall operational costs.

Employee Spotlight: Sian Wang, CFO and Financial Trailblazer

FastSpring

Q: Outside of work, what are your favorite hobbies and activities? 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. Q: What is your role at FastSpring? A: I serve as the Chief Financial Officer where I’m responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning.

The History of Ecommerce: What The Past Says About Tomorrow’s Retail Challenges

BigCommerce

alone is expected to reach $638 million , with the toys, hobby and DIY vertical seeing the largest growth. When it comes to ecommerce, a word that first comes to mind is growth.

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I Grew My Ecommerce Business 374% in 2 Years – And Then I Sold It (The Why, Who & What’s Next)

BigCommerce

This was not a hobby, this was my life. You dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur, building a business from a single idea, and growing it into a thriving company. But have you prepared yourself for the possibility of selling the business you have poured your heart and soul into?

3 Staples Every Successful Subscription Service Shares

UpSellIt

No matter what your favorite activity or hobby is, there’s a subscription service that can accommodate you. Over the past decade, subscription services have popped up all over the Internet.

What is Happening to Active Inventory Visibility?

OrderDynamics

These being the Toys | Hobby | Sporting, and Electronics retail sectors. Of the 132 retail chains in Toys | Hobby | Sporting goods, 45.5% What is Happening to Active Inventory Visibility? This year’s OrderDynamics Omni-2000 research had a few surprises for us.

The Power of Trusting Your Gut: How One Ecommerce Entrepreneur Rebuilt a Failing Business, One Product and Customer at a Time

SellBrite

What started as a class project and a fun hobby soon became a budding business for Seibels, as more and more people began noticing and asking about the handmade items she wore around campus. “I Carter Seibels was getting bored.

Top 10 Ecommerce Podcasts

ecomdash

You can find in-depth discussions, how-to’s, interviews, and more on just about anything, from politics to hobbies to sports to ecommerce. Podcasts have become a popular way for people to consume information these days.

What Happens When Your Startup is Acquired by a Big-Name Brand?

Kissmetrics

From the company’s point of view, they can’t afford to invest in something that’s just a hobby or an experiment. Editor’s Note: Jeff Seibert spoke at Stanford University to discuss what he learned by building and selling startups. This post is a summarization of the talk.

How to Build a Marketing Plan for your Online Store

Shopio

The demographics include learning about their family and marital status, gender, income, interests and hobbies and also what they need. It is a fact that businesses that have a marketing plan are more likely to succeed as opposed to those without one.

If I Had to Start a Blog From Scratch, I Would…

Kissmetrics

It’s no longer a hobby where you can just write whenever you want and do well. You’ve seen me and thousands of other marketers talk about how to make a blog popular. But if you don’t set up your blog correctly, you won’t do well no matter what kind of marketing you do.

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eBay Integration Facts That Will Make You Truly Happy

ChannelSale

AT present, specific solutions are available for small sellers, midsized sellers, large entities, fixed price sellers, auction sellers, hobby sellers and more.

How (and Why) to Balance Work and Life While Growing Your Ecommerce Business

SellBrite

Tip #3: Take up a hobby that allows you to unplug. If you struggle with allowing yourself to take breaks, take up a hobby that forces you to unplug. If you’re like most ecommerce entrepreneurs, you’ve had a busy last few weeks of work.

4 Best Practices For Managing Ecommerce Core Operations

ChannelSale

Manual attempts at core process management are thus never recommended any more, unless the concerned sellers are hobby sellers in eBay or other similar selling platforms.

Teachable Review: Make Unlimited Courses for Unlimited Students

Ecommerce Platforms

Making money with hobbies like writing, gardening, fitness, and art are often not in the cards. Unless of course, you put together a professional online course to teach people all about it.

Walmart Vs eBay – Here’s Why eBay Still Stands Tall

ChannelSale

It does not matter if you are a small retailer, very large store owner or a hobby seller for that matter; eBay will always have a place for you. Sellers of late have been cribbing a lot about eBay for reasons that actually cannot be overlooked.

eBay’s 2018 Spring Seller Update: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know

ChannelAdvisor

Toys & Hobbies. Stop for a minute, put yourself in your customer’s shoes and ask yourself: “What do I value most as a buyer?”

Supercharge Personalization – Creating Personas

Blue Acorn

Categories might include: budget, challenges, hobbies, marital status, age, and interests. There are a lot of processes and tactics you can use to create a persona program, but this IRCE presentation provided a beginning-to-end strategy for getting started.

Why Choose Out-of-the-Box Order Management Over Custom Coding?

OrderDynamics

Unless developing OMS’s is a hobby, it isn’t how most retailers like to spend their days. Why Choose Out-of-the-Box Order Management Over Custom Coding? Let’s admit it. There is a great allure to an offer that fully customizes a solution for your retail operations.

Side Hustling 101: How to Make Money Online with These eCommerce Tools

Weebly

When you're a creative entrepreneur, you're either working full-time and pursuing a hobby you love on the side, or you've jumped into the full-time entrepreneur world and found that it really fits your personality.

5 Best eCommerce Website Builders For 2018 (Ranked 1-5 And Tested)

Creating a Website Today

Ugmonk – This store started just as a hobby store, and BOOM, now it’s an awesome apparel store. Let’s get to the point: You’re most likely here because you were searching for terms like… Best eCommerce website builders.

How to Sell Jewelry Online: The Detailed Guide

Ecommerce Platforms

Jewelry is a hobby similar to biking, where the passion behind the jewelry fuels the industry. Are you looking for a really good reason to sell jewelry online? How about the fact that 29 million people purchase jewelry on a daily basis? Don't you want a piece of that pie?

72 American Business Owners on What Motivated Them To Become Entrepreneurs

BigCommerce

A retirement hobby to international business. It started 5 years ago as a hobby business after I retired. An award winning family idea. Amy Breaker, Director of Operations, BirdieBall. My dad, with his dad – my grandpa – invented a limited-flight golf ball – the BirdieBall – in 2003. They invented the napkin-ring-shaped golf ball, that only flies 40 yards with a full swing, as a solution to the overly expensive golf course real estate.

11 Customer-Centric Ways to Grow Your Ecommerce Revenue

Kissmetrics

Psychographics, however, include the goals, emotions, values, hobbies and habits that help drive purchase decisions, which helps us understand our customer’s why. There are three general ways to grow revenue in any ecommerce business: Increase the total number of customers.

How to Create a Subscription Box Growth Plan

Lemonstand

Find inexpensive tissue paper at Hobby Lobby (use a coupon!) The tactics to create a subscription box growth plan are simple, but the work is not easy.*. If you are building a subscription box business, this process will help you define the steps to creating a subscription box growth plan.

A Beginners Guide to Ecommerce Content Marketing

Ecommerce Platforms

Otherwise, you're just another digital store owner pursuing a hobby rather than a business. Conversions are the lifeblood of a successful online store. Period. Cue, ecommerce content marketing strategy. Digital stores that publish compelling content boast an average conversion rate of 2.9%.

How to Run an E-Commerce Business As Your Side Hustle With Just 15 Hours a Week

Kissmetrics

Not only will you have a better finished product, but you’ll have more personal time to focus on your career, family, or hobbies. 44 million Americans reportedly have a side hustle. It seems like just about everyone is looking to get a piece of the gig-economy action. And it’s no surprise why.

Future of Ecommerce: How Technology Will Change in 20 Years

Blue Acorn

It’s hard to imagine what is essentially a hobby now could become the future of how many of our household goods will be created in the future.

How to Manage a Sales Team: Killer Strategies in 2018

Kissmetrics

Discuss hobbies with your team. Managing a sales team is no easy task. You have the potential to either make or break your sales reps. And there’s tons of conflicting information out there.

How Ecommerce Sellers Can Build Buyer Personas to Connect with Customers

SellBrite

What are their hobbies and interests? Ecommerce sellers have more potential buyers at their fingertips online than any mom-and-pop store can hope to gather. But this doesn’t mean sellers should market to as many people as possible.

100+ Simple Crafts To Make And Sell Online

eCommerce CEO

Selling homemade beauty products is another perfect way to turn your hobby into a full-time income stream. Wondering if you can start an online business selling DIY crafts and make some extra cash? The opportunity for a craft business is massive.

Compelling, creepy, annoying or just bad? Retail’s personalization opportunity

Steve Dennis

In 2011 I started pointing out when bad personalization happens to good people and it’s become a bit of a hobby for me (apparently I have that kind of time). It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since Martha Rodgers and Don Peppers’ seminal book The One to One Future. At the time, Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Peppers (not to be confused with Mr. Rodgers and Dr. Pepper!)

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure When You Start Your Business

Payoneer

While it’s true that starting a business will take up much of your time, especially as you’re just beginning, it’s important to allocate yourself time to practice your favorite hobbies or socialize with friends or family.