What does inventory mean to you? To many businesses, it means total and utter exasperation. There’s counting involved and you have to make sure that you never run out of stock, order too much and minimize human error. The thing is, inventory management doesn’t have to be complicated at all. […]
Are you running a small business and have plans to scale?
Do you want your business, regardless if its size, to be successful and continue to grow?
Are you wondering what process is missing in the grand scheme of […]
This is a guest post written by Chris Dunne from FeedbackExpress
Why is seller feedback important?
Well, it’s important for two main reasons.
Firstly, it helps potential buyers see how other customers rated their experiences with you. Secondly, it lets Amazon monitor your seller performance and […]
This is a guest post written by Jillian Hufford. Jillian is a Marketing Analyst for nChannel, provider of the simplest integration software to automate multichannel processes. Using both her writing and analytic skills, she assists the Marketing and Sales teams. Jillian performs competitor market research, provides analysis of […]
This is a guest post written by FeedbackWhiz. FeedbackWhiz is an all in one solution that manages, monitors, and automates Orders, Feedback, Product Reviews, and Emails for Amazon merchants.
The importance of Amazon product reviews cannot be understated. They can influence your Best Seller Rank, increase your […]
This is an article written by Milos. Milos is an ambitious individual who possesses a degree in business. Currently, he is running his own Amazon private label business. As a writer at AMZScout, Milos enjoys being at the center of events in the Amazon World
There is a lot that goes into […]
This is a guest post written by FBAforward. FBAforward is a technology-driven logistics support firm that caters to Amazon FBA merchants. It was founded with a value-oriented and superior objective:To offer Amazon sellers a simplified logistics process so they can focus on more important aspects of their business. […]
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, popups are here to stay.
If you have browsed the internet any time in the past, oh, few decades or so, we’re sure you’ve noticed the huge increase in popup forms that have been splashing across even the most successful websites.
In fact, popups have […]
As online shopping continues to rise, so does the technology to meet the expectations, and needs, of the consumer.
If you own an eCommerce shop, it should be no surprise that your customers want a personalized shopping experiences, instant answers to questions and […]
This is a guest post written by VL Omni. VL Omni is an agile point to multi-channel data integration service. Over 200 businesses trust VL OMNI to move data seamlessly through their infrastructure as they grow, expand and accelerate their business. Learn more
This is a guest post written by Anthony Thrasher. As an expert in retail fulfillment, Tony offers a unique viewpoint on using the latest retail technologies, including the SPS Commerce Retail Network, RFID and more to drive innovation and growth. At SPS, he is responsible for using graph-based architecture to drive […]
This week’s 5-Nugget Friday is unusual, since it’s focused specifically on gold nuggets around China, plus a P.S. for those of you asking to join our mastermind trip to China when we explore Canton Fair & Global Sources.
What we’re reading —
Being copied by Chinese sellers? Since 7 of […]
This is a guest post written by Michael Sonnenschein. Michael is the Marketing Director for Fulfillrite, a full service eCommerce fulfillment company, located in New Jersey. He counts on the collective knowledge base of the company’s eight year’s experience in the fulfillment industry, as well as his years […]
What does inventory mean to you? To many businesses, it means total and utter exasperation.
There’s counting involved and you have to make sure that you never run out of stock, order too much and minimize human error.
The thing is, inventory management doesn’t have to be complicated at all.
Listing products on Amazon is just one of a number of steps that go into selling on the platform… but it’s also one of the most important steps. Each time you search for a product and click, you’re forming an opinion based on factors like relevance, images, content, […]
This is a guest post written by Sasha Butkovich. Sasha Butkovich is a Content Producer at Justworks, the all-in-one solution for benefits, payroll, and HR. Justworks frees entrepreneurs to focus on what matters: building their businesses and creating a great place to work. We give you and your team the support and […]
Walmart is a dominating retail force.
Founded in 1962 by brothers Sam and James “Bud” Walton, Walmart has since become the largest publicly owned retail company in the world.
Yes. The largest.
In the United States alone, this company operates under various banners, such as Walmart discount stores, Walmart Supercenters, Walmart […]
This is a guest post by Kate Neal from SellerEngine Software. Kate has been helping e-commerce sellers navigate and succeed in Amazon’s ever changing landscape for 7 years. From mom & pop stores to multi million dollar brands, she enjoys assisting online entrepreneurs in achieving their goals […]
This is a guest post by Easyship. Easyship is an all-in-one shipping management tool that automates everything from in-cart checkout to delivery, helping eCommerce sellers ship worldwide in minutes
The popularity of cross-border eCommerce continues to rise, which means it’s important for eCommerce sellers to start […]
Today I’m going to show you EXACTLY how Chinese e-commerce sellers have grown from hawking “knock-offs” to global ecommerce brands capable of dislodging well-established US rivals.
Chinese E-commerce Sellers have the secret sauce for winning at e-commerce:
1- The majority of products are already manufactured in China
2- Chinese factories have been […]
Would you invest all your money in a single stock? Of course not. Diversifying your investments helps you make the most of your money. Selling across multiple channels does the same thing for your e-commerce business.
I started Think Crucial, an e-commerce business selling vacuum parts, back […]
This is a guest post by Rakuten Super Logistics. Founded in 2001, Rakuten Super Logistics is a leader in ecommerce order fulfillment, serving hundreds of ecommerce retailers to increase speed of delivery, improve order accuracy, decrease shipping costs, and increase customer satisfaction.
Every January, as […]
Big businesses have purchased software in the same way since software first became available. One to five companies offer competing options and you step in to spend thousands or even millions on a single-purchase for an enterprise software license. Integration takes weeks or even months, and anyone who […]
Historically, most e-commerce sellers start out as simple retailers, buying mass-produced products and moving them to market via sales platforms like eBay and Amazon. In fact, many e-commerce sellers start out with drop-shipping and other low-investment sales schemes, dipping their toes in to see how […]
This is a guest post written by Andrew Gross. Andrew Gross is a tech writer with Indaba Group – an eCommerce agency in Denver, CO. When he’s not manually updating spreadsheets, he enjoys creating training content, documentation and tech specs for a wide variety of clients.
2017 has seen a lot of […]
This is a guest post by Jennifer Dunn. Jennifer Dunn is Chief of Content at TaxJar, a service that makes sales tax reporting and filing simple for more than 10,000 online sellers. Try a 30-day-free trial of TaxJar today and eliminate sales tax compliance headaches from your life!
This is a guest post by Shannon Roddy. Shannon is an Amazon consultant and founder of Marketplace Seller Courses; online courses and resources for brands, manufacturers and private label sellers. He has helped dozens of brands setup, optimize and launch their Amazon storefronts achieving multiple #1 New Releases, […]
This is a guest post by Scott. Scott is creative writer at Packlane, an online printing company that makes the process of ordering custom boxes and packaging easy and affordable for brands of any size by offering low minimums, fast turnaround, plenty of customization options, and free […]
This is a guest post written by Steve Weiss. Steve Weiss is a lifelong entrepreneur having started his first successful venture at age 16 in his high school’s computer lab. Steve is supremely passionate about building and recruiting agile marketing teams that execute.Over the last three years, Steve invested most of his time […]
This is a guest post by Abe Larsen. Abe Larsen is a Content Writer at Grow dedicated to educating the masses about the benefits of using analytics and business intelligence to track and improve metrics, and KPIs to increase company performance.
Looking to take your Amazon game to the next level? You are in for a rare treat. A few weeks ago, I had an unbelievable in-depth conversation with Touma Hayakawa, the Global Sales Manager at Amazon. We talked about the potential of the international market and Touma […]
This is a guest post by Ashley Luong. Ashley Luong is a recent UC San Diego graduate and the Marketing Manager at Sourcify. Sourcify makes manufacturing easy by using its platform to connect you to the right pre-vetted factory and help bring your product to life.
For the entrepreneur with […]
This is a guest post by Lena Liberman. Lena is a senior copywriter at Seller Labs. She has nearly 20 years of editorial experience, heavily concentrated in the fields of technology, publishing, and education. When not gathering information and writing about it, Lena can be found restoring […]
Welcome to the second part of our ultimate Q&A. In part one, we answered questions around product descriptions and keywords. Today, we are going to dive in the Q4 changes and improving sales rankings. Ready? Let’s do this.
The Q4 Game
Who doesn’t love the holiday season? It’s an important […]
Amazon provides small business owners with an opportunity to create a new revenue stream by leveraging Amazon’s various levers. In saying that small business owners are still required to do a few things but using Amazon can provide a cost effective way of growing your business.
The business owner’s responsibility
This is a guest post by Wade Harman. Wade Harman is a content writing wizard with an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology. He shares social media psychology and other marketing tips online related to cognitive trigger response. He loves to fish and read comic books for fun, to get the creative juices flowing.
In 2015, Amazon launched Seller Fulfilled Prime, a program enabling high-volume sellers to sell under the Prime label, providing they meet SFP requirements. SFP complements Fulfilled by Amazon, because it allows you to fulfill Prime products from your own warehouses or third-party logistics provider (3PL).
This is a guest post by Josh Baltzel. Josh Baltzell is an eCommerce and Marketing Technology professional and an Amazon Expert.
He is COO of Cheetah Interactive, an eCommerce strategy, design and development company that specializes in helping Fortune 1000 brands find success on Amazon and other marketplaces like Jet and […]
This is a guest post by Jillian Vaccaro. Jillian is a Senior eCommerce Account Specialist at Shapiro. Jillian Vaccaro has been with Shapiro for over six years, and after honing her logistics skills in the Pricing department, Jillian moved to the eCommerce Business Development team to help […]
Love Your Melon is a success story all too familiar in the e-commerce world. A simple startup, founded by two college students, now a multi-million-dollar business. But, that’s where Love Your Melon breaks the mold. Where most e-commerce stores are all about profit and growth, Love Your Melon is based […]
How to Use Amazon Coupons
Amazon has offered some form of coupon service for nearly a decade through their Gift Card and Promotional Code application. They’ve also offered Amazon Prime and general users the ability to clip and use standard coupons for primarily branded products sold by Amazon.com since […]
Have you ever wanted to get out of your 9-5 job and just work from anywhere in the world? Do you want financial and office freedom? In the age of technology and an e-commerce boom, it’s quite possible to build your online business from anywhere in […]
This is a guest post by Joe Nilsen. Joe Nilsen is a data analyst, computer programmer and an e-commerce expert. He is an Amazon consultant and has recently taken his team to join forces with Seller Strategies International.
I love data. I mean, I really love data. From an […]
E-commerce business is highly competitive, so you need all the help you can get to rise to the top. To create a successful business, you’ll need strategy, drive, and some productivity tools to help you execute.
Let’s take a look at how you can become more efficient and productive in your […]
Investing in the right software for your e-commerce store allows you to scale without headaches. It’s vital to review your options carefully to ensure that the e-commerce shop software you’re using isn’t making any crucial mistakes, and it will enable your growth instead of hindering it.
Making this choice can […]
According to the Wall Street Journal, around 190 million customers in the US shopped online in 2016. Online shopping is much more convenient for many than going into a retail store, with all the same functions at the click of a mouse.
E-commerce is the place to be for young, scrappy direct-to-consumer brands. By going down the non-traditional route, these e-commerce businesses bypass the middleman and have the opportunity to focus on the customer alone.
They can go straight to the horse’s mouth and provide an exceptional service and streamlined experience. So we’ve […]
If you make your money selling online, you may have considered being on more channels than just your shopping cart storefront. Could you benefit from selling on Amazon, eBay, Overstock, or the infinite list of other marketplaces? Where do you even start?
When you look at the statistics, it’s clear […]
This is a guest post from the team behind Where the Polka Dots Roam. Their e-commerce business is family owned and operated, with a focus on beautiful design and outstanding comfort.
We earned our seat at the e-commerce table in 2012, when we found a product we could […]
Externally owned e-commerce channels like Amazon and eBay lower the entry barrier. They make it easy for budding sellers to tap into an existing audience that’s actively searching for something to buy.
Instead of spending a lot of time and effort building a digital brand, growing social […]
Growing an e-commerce business can often feel like you’re “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps,” since you’re trying to create great deals out of nothing. However, as your business grows, you will need help with managing increasing workloads and tasks. Finding and choosing the right tools […]
As your online business expands and grows, it may be time to reevaluate your e-commerce platform to determine whether it still meets all your needs.
If your software no longer supports your success, it’s time to make a switch. We put together a list of 5 things to look out for that […]
This is a guest post from the ListSmart team. ListSmart is an e-commerce listings optimisation apps which lets you compare your eBay listings to those of your top selling competitors. This means you can see where you need to improve to match and even overtake the competition.
E-commerce enables small teams of entrepreneurs to build a business, even without backing from venture capital or traditional retail structures. However, as your e-commerce store grows, it becomes more crucial for you to have deliberate control over everything from inventory and orders, to fulfillment and profit management. The higher your sales volume, the […]
This is a guest post from Nikhil Naidu. Nikhil is a Growth Marketing and Loyalty Expert at Swell, a customer engagement and retention platform for online businesses. Swell frequently blogs, runs webinars and produces industry-leading content on e-commerce, customer retention, and loyalty. You can follow them at
This is a guest post from Emily Bell of the Freeeup team. Emily Bell has worked in digital marketing for seven years, tackling projects for a wide variety of tech and PR companies, as well as a few of Amazon’s top third-party […]
This is a guest blog from April Stearns, Content Marketing Associate at Business-Software.com. Business-Software.com is the free online tech source for articles, product reviews and whitepapers on software.
Do you have an itch to sell a product?
Many people may be […]
This is a guest post from Victoria Darling from Codal. Codal is a full stack mobile app development and UX + UI design agency with more than 9 years of industry experience. They’re located in Chicago, IL.
The “user experience” is an overwhelmingly broad concept, an umbrella term that […]
Product bundling is popular way for e-commerce sellers to sell more of their products, and in turn, increase their profits. This article goes over the psychology behind it, a few tips we’ve learned from industry experience, and examples of some brands that do it well.
If you are looking to […]
You know that feeling when you have to manage inventory, communication and customer service all at the same time? Pressured, fatigued. Energy zapped. Creating an e-commerce business is challenging task in itself; managing every other aspect efficiently is even more daunting.
Fortunately, there are e-commerce tools that can empower you to […]
This is a guest post by Angelica Valentine. Angelica is a marketing consultant at Quad Analytix. Quad provides powerful retail intelligence, automation, and analytics to optimize assortment, promotions, and pricing.
Risk in retail is no one’s idea of fun, but risks are just opportunities in disguise when they […]
This is a guest post by Patrick Foster, an e-commerce entrepreneur & writer at EcommerceTips. Patrick is a freelance writer and contributor to multiple marketing and e-commerce blogs. He is passionate about business, start-ups and all things social. Find him on […]
This is a guest post from Richard Gilbert of the Payoneer team. Richard is the General Manager of North America, based in Payoneer’s New York headquarters. Before joining Payoneer, Richard led strategic partnerships and business development for Infusionsoft, a SaaS-based CRM […]
While Amazon has private labelers, WalMart has Jet.com, it’s largest competitor to date. As this marketplace continues to evolve, it is emerging as a channel to be reckoned with by adding more and more products to its megastore.
Jet.com has been on an acquisition spree for the last year or so. […]
Amazon and search engines like Google are a popular starting point for product searches, which makes it easy for online sellers to assume their businesses will do well even if they’re only on the few more popular channels. This mindset is dangerous for […]
Battles aren’t just won with the right skills; you need the right sword and armor, too. I’m not a huge technology buff, but I think outside the box to solve problems I encounter every day as an e-commerce business owner, and usually software is the perfect way to do it. […]
This is a guest post by Wiebke Reile and Lailan Ghafur. Lailan and Wiebke work together as the SearchFit Marketing Team. Lailan was born and raised in San Diego and works as marketing coordinator for SearchFit. She received her degree in Linguistics from UCSC and is currently living […]
The decriminalization and legalization of medical marijuana is becoming more prevalent across the country. However, cannabis has always been a subject of controversy in the United States. This remains true, despite it being legalized in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon.
Marijuana is now legal for more than 13 million people in […]
Freed from the confines of conventional retail outlets, online merchants have a decent number of marketplace options to flex their sales muscles on.
But ask for their preference, and you’ll only hear a few names. Perhaps just one if you asked a few years ago … Amazon.
Over the years, Amazon.com has […]
The world of e-commerce is constantly evolving, and in order to stay ahead of the game, you’ll need to constantly improve your marketing and SEO tactics to get customers to your listings. No one […]
Facebook gives e-commerce sellers a powerful opportunity to target audiences around the world. Their targeting and advertising opportunities are amazing for being so well focused; you can define age, education, interests, and even car ownership. All for a few dollars. Facebook will work whether you’re selling B2B or B2C, and […]
Skubana was born from fear, pain, and frustration. Before our e-commerce management system, I was kicked off Amazon twice because my various software tools didn’t interact with one another. One moment I was an Amazon seller on top of the world, then the next I would be enduring sleepless nights. […]
It takes more than a business card to be in business these days. In e-commerce, it takes a village; a team of reliable people who can get work done. Even if you sell online, you still need substantial offline support when it comes to shipping, operations, and management.
So how should […]