As a small business owner who is in the process of setting up an ecommerce storefront, you may have selected a software platform that is not a hosted service but requires you to provide your own web hosting for your store (such as WooCommerce). This being the case, you're probably looking for a suitable and affordable hosting service. In this BlueHost review we'll talk about the pros and cons of one of the most popular hosts. This way, you'll get an idea if Bluehost is the right option for your online store or if you should consider something else.
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We believe that the best shipping software incorporates elements like steep carrier discounts, various shipping methods, and integrations with ecommerce platforms and marketplaces. If you're a small business owner, shipping software is essential for keeping customers happy. Regardless of your sales volume, shipping software tends to help maintain lower costs, link you up with fulfillment services, and keep up with trends of shipments getting to customers within a few days.
In our analysis of the best shipping software, we'll talk about the top features in this type of software, explain our process of selection, then showcase the top software for shipping.
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Email marketing happens to be one of the most useful and profitable methods of online marketing – a fact that few ecommerce store owners would not be aware of. Klaviyo is an email marketing app/service that I have reviewed in this article below. It's one of the top email marketing apps you can find in many app stores, and it has quite a reputation for expediting the email creation process.
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As someone who is in the process of setting up an online store
, you are probably researching and evaluating your options for an ecommerce platform that is suitable for your requirements. While you have many choices for this today (as listed and evaluated in my article on top ecommerce platforms, Shopify
is a leading player in this arena and Squarespace
is a (rapidly) rising star and I'm going to compare these two platforms in this article below.
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Fulfillment is the process of storing, packaging, and shipping ecommerce products. Shopify Fulfillment could simply mean how you fulfill items sold through your Shopify store. However, the Shopify Fulfillment Network is a completely different service that's offered by Shopify to replace any third-party logistics you have in place.
Whenever you sell an item online it must go through this fulfillment system so that your inventory is stored properly, it has the right packaging, and your customers receive the items in a reasonable amount of time. In addition, your method of fulfillment decides how much it'll cost your business to get those products to your customers after checkout.
Shopify fulfillment isn't much different from the general definition of fulfillment, except that it's implying that your business is being run through the Shopify platform. Because of this, you have several integrated options that help you fulfill products on a regular basis.
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Perhaps one of your business associates or friends mentioned their dropshipping company in conversation. Maybe you saw a case study or YouTube video about how some guy from X country sold Y product to make Z figures in one month. How was it done? Dropshipping, of course! There are many myths, scams, and downright lies about this form of business, so we're here to explain the truths behind how to make money dropshipping and if it's worth considering.
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At one point in time, transactions involved trading objects, like cattle or crops. Eventually, it became more practical to substitute larger objects for "pocket-sized" items of value, like gold coins or even jewelry. In today's world, much of the trading is done with digital substitutes for currency, like credit cards, PayPal, and online bank accounts. Because of that, there's a cost to selling products and services online. Transfer fees and limitations abound, especially when it comes to international business. That's why we want to show you how to use TransferWise to pay, and get paid, with much lower fees across borders.
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Shipping doesn't have to be free. However, studies have shown that 91% of ecommerce customers rethink their purchases from online stores when they realize that the shipping wasn't priced well or it wasn't fast enough. What's more, about 43% of those consumers go right to marketplaces as alternatives. The reason for this is because consumers have been trained to know that places like Amazon and Walmart have reliable, and inexpensive, shipping practices. But what does this mean for small and midsized ecommerce stores? We'll show you how to calculate shipping costs for full transparency and competitiveness, without cutting too much into your own profits.
The key is to remember that the marketplaces, like Amazon, have already set a standard. Customers go to those sites and expect free/cheap shipping and rapid store-to-door delivery.
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