If you've ever tried to dropship, you know that there are several obstacles you may run into. First of all, there are some services that offer dropshipping from places like India and China. These are sometimes great, but it's not uncommon to find that some of these suppliers and manufacturers are not reputable, or they take forever to ship to your country because of how far it is. Then you have the process of finding suppliers yourself.
In any thriving economy one feature you’ll inevitably encounter are fair and open, but still competitive, marketplaces. However, in today’s ecommerce environments some feel that competitiveness has been stifled, and that markets are unfair and unhealthy from an economic standpoint. Where ecommerce is concerned, in most cases the only winner is the marketplace owner. PublicMarket is attempting to change that by decentralizing ecommerce on the blockchain, transforming the online business model, and creating a fair and more economically viable online market ecosystem.
This Leadfeeder review provides an in-depth assessment of its features and functionalities, plus pricing and overall usability.
Ok, I know. That I’ve been a little too much on tools for B2C users. So, how about we switch over to the other side, and see what the market has to offer when it comes to B2B?
So far, 53% of B2B marketers are convinced that their enterprises are spending big on lead generation. More than half of their budget is directed to this alone.
Since 2001, X-Cart has provided ecommerce and multivendor tools for over 35,000 online stores. The X-Cart brand is synonymous with creative control and complete oversight, considering it's a self-hosted, high-performance solution. This might sound like a dream to some online business owners, but for others, it's not exactly what they need.
The good news is that it's rather easy to figure out if X-Cart is the right ecommerce platform for your business, since it mainly has to do with how much experience you have with coding and building websites as a developer. Or, you might want to pay a developer to do the work for you. In this X-Cart review, you'll learn about all the features offered, along with what expenses you'll encounter.
User-generated content is essentially any content created by unpaid contributors or users. It can include anything from pictures, videos, and blog posts to testimonials and comments on discussion boards.
User-generated content is typically created or uploaded online, where it is easily shared.
But why is UGC such a big deal? And why are corporations spending millions to try and push users to create user generated content?
At some point in your ecommerce professional career, you're going to feel like you're overwhelmed with leads and customer support requests. Current users, customers, and potential clients are constantly trying to converse with you and your customer support/sales team. That's a good thing, right? Well, sure, if you can handle the load.
The problem is that the leads and user requests come from all over the internet, into your email inbox, on your website, and through social channels–making it difficult to check-in on all platforms. In this Intercom Inbox review, we'll talk about an excellent solution to this problem.
Intercom offers a suite of products for acquiring, engaging, and retaining customers. It brings together several modern tools for marketing, sales, and customer support, and you're able to pick and choose which of the products you want for reasonable pricing.
Technology has done wonders and transformed the way we live our lives.
A few years ago, the global business operated in the physical world. Back then, you were expected to visit a shop to make a purchase. In the present world, smartphones, tablets, and PCs have changed the scenario, and companies have started setting up online businesses to tap into the massive population of the internet world.
Companies like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and Target proved that e-commerce was the newest kid on the tech block worth checking on. But as time went by, niche specific business owners realized that some buyers don’t want to go to these general sites for everything. Niche-specific businesses are usually passionate about what they sell, and they usually do a lot of research and value the opinions of their customers while scouting for a product to add to their catalogues.
Customer relationship management is essential for ecommerce. However, we often find that cookie cutter CRMs don't have that many customizable features for the wide variety of ecommerce businesses out there. But sometimes all your company needs is a beautiful contact management dashboard, and a way to log and send out interactions with your customers and clients. In this HubSpot CRM review, you'll learn that you can have all of that for free.
HubSpot CRM is one of those cookie cutter CRMs, so it's not going to work for some businesses. You can't go in there and add unique features, so you're pretty much stuck with what's provided. However, I like HubSpot CRM for small and large businesses that can do without all of the customizations.