eBAY’S GOT YOUR BACK WITH ITS NEW GUARANTEED DELIVERY PROGRAM

Posted on Aug 31, 2017

eBay’s new Guaranteed Delivery program will be rolling out in September, right as retailers are preparing for the busy School and Holiday seasons. As part of its renewed commitment to helping its sellers increase their sales velocity as well as improve buyers experience, eBay has developed a new delivery program that will benefit both groups.

So what is eBay’s Guaranteed Delivery? It is a new program that allows eBay sellers to guarantee the delivery of a product to a customer in 3 days or less. 77% of eBay sellers are already delivering within 3 days, but now their delivery is backed by a guarantee.

So how does the program work?

Qualified eBay sellers who want to participate in eBay’s Guaranteed Delivery can select from 2 types of program options: the first option is called “Handling Time” and the second option is called “Door to Door...

WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH SKU? THE BASICS OF CREATING A GOOD SKU SYSTEM FOR E-COMMERCE SALES

Posted on Aug 14, 2017

Selling on multiple marketplaces such as Amazon, Walmart and eBay, has become the holy grail for many online retailers. It’s no surprise why, as expanding to multiple marketplaces enables online merchants to reach new audiences, increase the visibility of their products, and ultimately increase sales. However, selling on more than one online sales channel poses unique challenges that if not dealt with correctly, can affect sellers’ bottom line. One of the most obvious, yet least appreciated, is SKU management.

While SKU management may seem like one of the most tedious and complicated tasks for ecommerce retailers, it's actually one of the most important. Whether you are a small business or a large corporation, organizing data is a crucial component to your success.

Let’s take a look at some best practices in organizing SKUs.

SKU’S VS UPC’s

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WALMART U.S. E-COMMERCE COMES ON STRONG WITH METEORIC GROWTH IN 2017

Posted on Aug 4, 2017

Observers of retail trends who think of Walmart only in terms of its brick & mortar stores should think again. In terms of e-commerce, there is a new (but old) kid in town and its name is Walmart.

According to a recent article in Business Intelligence, Walmart.com has grown an impressive 63% since 2016.

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Starting in Q1 of 2016, Walmart’s e-commerce business has been on a steady upward climb. This has been achieved through new initiatives, such as free two-day shipping with no membership fee for orders of $35 or more and Walmart.com’s in-store pickup discount on more than one million of its most popular items.

For retailers seeking new online sale channels, Walmart’s marketplace represents a unique and promising opportunity. According to comScore, Walmart.com is one of the largest e-commerce sites, with up to 100 million unique monthly...

eBay: Don’t Just List Your Products, Promote Them! Here’s How

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

As millions of shoppers continue to shift online in search of deals, steals, and bargains, eBay has recommitted itself to helping its sellers gain more traffic and improve their sales. To grab more shoppers in an increasingly competitive ecommerce landscape, eBay is offering marketing tools to its store owners to improve their sales performance.

With a store subscription, sellers automatically get access to eBay’s new marketing tools including Promoted Listings and Promotions Manager. Both are geared to not only improve visibility but to also increase sellers’ conversion rates. Since Promoted Listings and Promotions Manager sound similar, here is a simple explanation of the differences between them: Promoted Listings is an advertising tool that drives visibility across eBay whereas Promotions Manager allows you to offer promotions and discounts to increase...

5 TIPS FOR SELLING MORE ON AMAZON PRIME DAY

Posted on Jul 3, 2017

Amazon Prime Day

Set your calendars folks, as one of the biggest selling days of the year, Amazon Prime Day, will commence on July 10 th on 6:00pm PT and last for 30 hours - longer than the year before. Millions of Amazon Prime shoppers around the world will be scouring Amazon’s marketplace looking for great discounts and exclusive deals.

Since its inception 3 years ago, Amazon Prime Day has offered Prime members fantastic deals from Amazon itself and 3 rd party sellers. Although Amazon Prime Day experienced a few hiccups in its first couple of years, Amazon has made strides to improve and polish its yearly sales event. In 2016, Amazon saw a 60% increase in orders worldwide from the year before. 2017 is expected to see even more traffic.

For sellers to compete for the attention of this influx of shoppers, they need to up their game. Here are some suggestions from Amazon on how to...

eBay Active Content: Make Sure Your Listings Are Not Blocked

Posted on May 30, 2017

eBay Active Content Removal

Are your eBay listings clear of all active content? In June 2017, eBay will disable all listings that contain active content in their coding. Sellers who have not eliminated active content in their listings will have their listings blocked and as a result, experience a potential loss in sales.

Active Content is a particular coding element that enables sellers to create an interactive user experience with such features such as scrollable product images, drop-down menus, streaming videos or in-store search functionality. Active content includes JavaScript, Flash, form actions and plug-ins, all of which makes stores and listings more dynamic and interesting.

So, why then is eBay getting rid of active content in listings? The reason is twofold. First, active content slows down content loading on mobile devices and hinders mobile purchases. As more consumers shop on their...

4 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN SELECTING THE BEST DROP-SHIPPING SOFTWARE

Posted on May 19, 2017

Drop Shipping Software

Whether you are new to selling on marketplaces such as Amazon or Walmart or are an experienced seller, expanding your product catalog can help your ecommerce business remain competitive and grow. However, expanding your online offerings without making a large investment in inventory has always been a challenge. Fortunately drop-shipping makes it possible to dramatically ramp up your product offerings with little or no upfront investment.

First, let’s define drop-shipping. Drop-shipping is an arrangement between you (the seller/retailer) and a drop-shipper (wholesaler or manufacturer) in which the seller post products for sale on Amazon, Walmart or other marketplaces, and orders are fulfilled and shipped directly from the manufacturer or supplier to the buyer.

The retailer buys a product from a wholesaler only after a customer buys it from the retailer’s online store....