Posted on Aug 23, 2016
Have you ever found yourself shopping for a last minute gift, clicking through multiple websites, looking for the next best deal? Chances are you have. It’s no surprise that recent research has revealed that the average consumer spends less than one minute on any given website. Yikes! Consumers today shop online for a wide range of reasons; from purchasing school supplies and toys for a beloved pet, to ordering a last minute anniversary gift at 2:00 AM the morning of. Knowing the reasons your customers shop online can benefit you as a seller immensely. Here is a short list of the top reasons consumers use the web for their purchases:Convenience – Order from the comfort of your own home 24/7 without lines to wait in! Better prices – More competition online equals better pricing for consumers. Variety - Have access to different sellers and stores that you might not have locally...
Posted on Aug 18, 2016
The answer is always going to be yes. Amazon is the biggest, so it will almost always be your most successful marketplace due to its size and popularity. I almost always recommend starting there if you’re new to marketplaces. Once you’ve established yourself on Amazon, I then recommend moving to eBay, Walmart and Jet.
Depending on a bunch of other factors (price competitiveness, free shipping, delivery time, etc.), sales increases vary on a case by case basis, but there is an increase of sales, and that at the end of the day is your goal. As soon as you have conquered these 3 marketplaces, we recommend looking at next 4 marketplaces, Newegg, Sears, Rakuten, Overstock. At the end of the day, it is getting your product listed in as many marketplaces as possible as long as it increases the number of sales, and increases the profitability of your business.
Posted on Aug 18, 2016
With Ecommerce maintaining a steady foothold in the retail sales market as indicated by its sizable share of total sales for 2015 at more than a third, as well as 14.6% growth over 2014, online merchants increasingly identify order fulfillment and warehouse management process optimizations as an essential undertaking for the long-term success of their business. This even more so in recent times with the magnitude of orders growing, and sellers increasing their SKU count across online sales channels in an attempt to capture buyers’ attentions.
Shipping out the wrong product is guaranteed to result in a poor buying experience, customer service issues including returns or refunds, additional shipping costs, and worst of all negative feedback on your seller account. All in all, not a workflow to be experiencing difficulties with as we’re nearing another holiday season. A true and...
Posted on Jul 28, 2016
Posted on Jun 28, 2016
Are you or a staff member spending hours trying to beat your competitor’s prices online? Would you like to wake up in the morning and find that your ecommerce sales increased while you slept? When selling online, repricing software can help you remain competitive all hours of the day and night. However, many ecommerce retailers are not familiar with automatic repricing software or how it works. So let us break this down for you.
Repricing software automatically changes the price of your product based on your competitors’ prices across various online marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay. Within large online marketplaces such as these where other vendors may be selling identical products, price competition is fierce. If you are not tracking your competitors’ prices and changing your prices in response to their price changes you may be losing sales. With repricing software, you...
Posted on Mar 12, 2016
Think about how many pages there are on your website – probably not a lot. And think about how often you update those pages – perhaps never. Every time you write a blog post it’s one more indexed page on your website. More indexed pages means more leads, according to a recent study by Hubspot. In fact, every new indexed page is one more opportunity for you to show up in search engines, improving your organic search.
Posted on Mar 1, 2016
The evolution of ecommerce in one word: multichannel selling. What was once a brick-and-mortar shop with a simple HTML website hosting products (if that) has become a ten channel fire breathing, money-making chimera. Not only can one have a physical store, they can now use only a mouse to customize multiple websites stylishly without knowing what an angle bracket is, while selling the same product on a vast array of marketplaces. On the other hand of this beautiful evolution, a brick and mortar site is a thing of the past, if that is the chosen path. Even inventory can be taken care of and fulfilled by third-party sources, and by individual marketplaces. You don’t even have to look at or even touch the items you are selling to your customer. These are the days of sipping a margarita on an island (Fiji anyone?) while thousands of orders are simultaneously being purchased, packaged,...