Back in April of this year, Sumo Heavy Industries released a survey about online shopping which contains some important insights into the online shopping experience from the consumer viewpoint. While the “official” conclusions from the survey data are kind of predictable, you can apply your own filters based on your philosophy, and the results could be speaking to you differently.
For example, Sumo had this to say on the issue of mobile users as a target demographic:
Continue reading Surprising Revelations from Online Shopping Survey
Did you know Amazon is such a huge marketplace that many entrepreneurs set up their shops within Amazon itself?! It’s called Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) and it’s embraced by many who, for instance, want to avoid the risks of managing a startup.
Continue reading The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling Amazon Seller & Vendor accounts
While global sales are nice to have, it's definitely in your interest to seek and encourage some local buyers to do business with you. In some ways, selling locally is easier so I was very happy to hear Shopify made it easy for any user to integrate with UberRUSH and Postmates, two amazing on-demand delivery companies.
Continue reading Big Business Shipping for Small Business: Introducing On-Demand Deliveries
PayPal was once one of the most revolutionary pieces of technology in the world and there was not that much interest for PayPal alternatives. It not only allowed for you to quickly send and accept money from friends and family, but it ensured that the money was far safer than many of the other options you could choose from. This came in huge once eBay emerged, considering both sellers and buyers were concerned about fraudulent activity.
Continue reading The Best PayPal Alternatives: 2Checkout vs Stripe vs Skrill vs Authorize.Net vs Braintree vs Payoneer (July 2018)
If you come from a place like Pakistan, Peru or Belarus you know that running a business is a little limited when it comes to accepting credit cards and payments through PayPal and other processors. This is troubling considering it limits options for your business, whether it be a service or product-based business. This means you must resort to an old-fashioned money transfer, which is tedious, time-consuming and expensive.
Continue reading Accept Credit Cards Online: The Best Way to Receive Payments in Any Country Using 2Checkout, Payoneer and InvoiceNinja (July 2018)
If you haven't heard the news, Dollar Shave Club (DSC) was purchased by Unilever for $1 billion. It marks the largest acquisition in the ecommerce space, and is seeing all sorts of praise from experts, considering the DSC company is not only fun, but revolutionary. Not only that, but $1 billion dollars is five times more than sales at the company. That said, what does this mean for the ecommerce world? Will it effect the way you do business, and can it help you if you eventually find yourself in a position to sell? Let's take a look.
Continue reading What Does The Billion $ Acquisition of Dollar Shave Club by Unilever Mean for Ecommerce?
The key to successful online selling very much hinges on making the correct choice of what to sell. There are so many things you could sell, how do you make the choice? Here are some tips to make that decision a bit easier:
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As B2B e-commerce sales continue to surge, more wholesalers and brands are looking for the right platform that will provide the best shopping experience for their B2B retail customers. If you're a B2B wholesaler, you don't have to look far for inspiration–just think of the features you use as a B2C customer when shopping online. Ultimately, B2B customers expect the same intuitive shopping experience and it may be even more important to them since they are placing high-volume, complex orders with a much higher dollar value.
Continue reading 10 Essentials for Creating a Customized B2B Shopping Experience