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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If you go to Cratejoy as a consumer, you'll find a multitude of subscription boxes to fit your own tastes. Would you like to get comic books delivered to your door every day? Chances are you'll be able to find a box. Would you rather a book every month with beautiful literature and poetry? There's a box for that as well. Cratejoy is an incredible marketplace for searching and finding some of the most interesting things in life, then having them sent directly to you.
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A drag and drop website builder generally gets a high recommendation from a guy like me. This is because I know that many ecommerce professionals and website designers in general are not all that experienced when it comes to making a site. Therefore, they don't want to touch any code.
But drag and drop builders also provide benefits for advanced users, seeing as how you can cut down on time spent developing and pump out more website designs for clients.
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Finding a place to hire an ecommerce designer or developer is a little trickier than it might initially seem. You have the option to go with job boards, expert communities or cheap labor sites.
I'm not about to directly recommend places like Upwork and Freelancer.com. Although I've had a few logos designed by people on Fiverr, we're talking about constructing and managing your ecommerce website. These are some of the more complex forms of websites out there, so it's not recommended considering you can find somewhat affordable designers and developers who are known to do a great job.
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If you've ever tried to sell products on both Amazon and eBay, you already know how frustrating it can be to manage two dashboards, keep everything syncing and control the automated processes offered by both companies.
Well, we've come across a tool called SellerCloud, and it's making an effort to completely revolutionize the way multi-channel selling is done. Let's take a look to see if it's worth your money.
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Whether a customer contacts you through email, phone, chat or a support ticket, they want a fast response. At that moment in time that's the only thing they desire.
Therefore, a speedy response time should always be your primary objective when establishing a support system. After that the customer is going to judge you on the quality of support. This ties into how knowledgeable you sound, if you resolve their problem on the first try and if you're accommodating to any problems they have encountered on your site.
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As an ecommerce professional, one of the first things you learn is that you're much better off trying to keep customers than finding new ones.
It costs five times as much to attract a new customer compared to retaining an old one, so it's certainly worthwhile to setup things like email newsletters, cart abandonment tools and loyalty programs. Those VIPs are the ones that are going to keep your business afloat.
And that's fine, but what about actually getting those customers in the first place? Then, what about when you hit a plateau where you need to once again establish your marketing strategies to accumulate more new customers?
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Let's say a customer named Susan stops by your outdoor gear online store.
Susan purchases a gift to be sent to a friend. A month later she doesn't recognize the charge on her bill so she asks to have it refunded through her bank. This results in a potential chargeback for your ecommerce store.
The same goes for Steven, who comes to your site with fraud in mind. He buys a pair of boots, claims they were never delivered and asks his bank for a refund.
Now, one example is unintentional while the other is malicious, but both could end up costing your company big bucks if the chargebacks aren't handled properly.
That's where Charegbacks911 comes into the picture.
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