The time has come.
You've done the product development, built your ecommerce site, worked on marketing and acquired your first customer.
Now it's the moment of truth: Fulfilling the order.
Order fulfillment doesn't come into play during the sales process, but it's arguably one of the most important aspects of maintaining loyal customers. Because if an order ships late or you don't communicate well with the customer, they're probably not coming back.
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When I think about opensource ecommerce, WooCommerce and Magento come to mind. That said, quite a few other opensource solutions exist, and they don't always get their due. Take nopCommerce for example. It's a free, intuitive, clean option with less confusing elements as Magento. This nopCommerce review takes a look at the intricacies of the whole program, including the standout features and whatever unique attributes it has for ecommerce professionals.
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WordPress is an exceptional option for ecommerce professionals looking for more control over their online stores. It does require a little bit of extra work (finding your own hosting, transferring domains, setting up WordPress,) but you gain full control over your online shop, you get to easily add and adjust CSS and HTML, and the options for expanding your site are endless with the help of plugins. WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress ecommerce plugin, but it doesn't have any features for selling tickets. That's why we want to explore the best WordPress plugins for selling tickets to events.
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With customers like HBO, Chevron, ProFlowers, Comcast Xfinity and Volvo, the VirtoCommerce is meant for making serious money with your business. As an opensource solution (akin to Magento or WordPress,) businesses don't have to pay a dime to get started. VirtoCommerce is a powerful system meant for the most serious of businesses. The opensource, Community Edition provides incredible tools for smaller to mid-sized businesses, while the Enterprise Edition has what behemoths require. In this VirtoCommerce review you'll learn about the primary ecommerce platform features, along with areas like support and pricing. Keep reading to see if VirtoCommerce is right for you.
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A prudent ecommerce store owner knows the value of an email list. Building an email list doesn't take much work, but you are required to set the right tools into motion from the start. This includes the following:
- A system that captures customer information upon checkout
- An email subscription form that gives something out in exchange for an email
- An email receipt tool with options for upsells and coupons
- An email newsletter service like MailChimp or AWeber
You're not required to do all of these, but it's highly recommended. Why?
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All sorts of criminal activity happens in the ecommerce world. You have fraud, which stems from people trying to take advantage of your company by completing unwarranted chargebacks, claiming a product wasn't delivered when it was and utilizing fraudulent payment techniques. Fraud also ties in with identity theft, where you might think that you have a sale, but it's actually someone who has stolen the credit card information of another person.
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Ryan Stewart of Webris is an all around cool guy. He’s been featured on some of the biggest marketing publications like Moz and Ahrefs, and his post on why he stopped selling SEO services was one of the most popular articles on the Moz blog last year.
Then I came across a case study of an Ecommerce store that he put together. I was blown away.
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Sometimes a niche falls into your lap. Other times you have to search long and hard for it.
Inventors don't have this problem as much since they're creating items that generally have no market to begin with, or the product is so unique that they don't have to think about discovering a profitable niche.
But if you're not creating a completely new item, how do you go about finding the products to sell in your store? That's a tall task considering the number of products you can find online. Heck, just look at Amazon and you'll find anything from cars to musical instruments.
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