Once upon a time, running a business meant creating your own products from scratch, spending loads of upfront cash, and handling everything from shipping to packaging and customer support. That's changed quite a bit of the years, and one of the most popular trends is called dropshipping.
Business as usual is coming to an end for many third-party Amazon sellers. Competition on Amazon U.S. is reaching new heights and it’s only going to get worse from here.
For smaller online stores, the Ambassador referral software probably hasn't been on your radar. It doesn't have a direct Shopify or Bigcommerce app, and the main customer base seems to be large companies like Logitech, Zillow, and Hulu. That said, plenty of lesser known brands are also utilizing the referral software, and there are integrations with platforms like Shopify (even though you can't get them in the public app stores).
Skrill has an interesting history. I've had some merchants ask me whether or not it's a scam. Let's be clear–I can be certain it's a legitimate payment processor. However, it does have some problems with transparency–especially in the United States. And you're going to find that the fees are often less than desirable. However, this is often because Skrill does take on risk by supporting merchants that aren't supported by PayPal and other more popular processors. So, in this Skrill review, we'll learn about this interesting company and whether or not you should consider it at all.
Dropshipping advertisements often promise futures of success and financial wealth without putting in much work. However, if you've been in the dropshipping space before, you know there's nothing easy about it. It's great for smaller companies without much starting capital, and we also like it for established brands that would like to branch out into a new product without having to buy in bulk.
Since dropshipping is so similar to regular ecommerce, we love finding tools that expedite the process for vendors and make business easier. AliDropship is one of those tools, and in this AliDropship review, we'll outline which features are offered to help your business and if it's worthwhile for you to check out.
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.
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.
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.