To start an ecommerce business that sells, it’s not enough just to move your inventory online. Success in online selling requires a smart strategy. If your web store doesn’t generate the desired level of profits, you can try and fix that following some of the tips listed in this infographic.
For many, ecommerce SEO is a huge pain in the arse because aside from the usual SEO to-do list of company websites like improving URL structure and creating a mobile version, you have to deal with dozens, if not hundreds (or thousands?) of product pages and descriptions.
All online entrepreneurs require the proper platform to get started selling, and Shopify has proven to be one of the best options to sell products, both digital and physical, along with offering functionality for processing payments, designing beautiful storefronts and even using CRMs with the help of apps.
The world of drop shipping is often considered the easiest way to sell products online, and Oberlo is seen as one of the easiest ways to get start with this. Although drop shipping comes with various difficulties, it is a viable way to start an online business without much upfront capital.
The basic idea behind drop shipping companies (aka dropshippers) is that you contact a manufacturer or wholesaler who might be willing to partner with you. After that, you build an ecommerce shop and start selling some items that fall in a niche, like electronics or glow in the dark items. The more niche the categories the better.
Ah, the glory of online business. You can sit at home and run an ecommerce shop from Chicago, while accepting orders from places like Bangladesh, London and Los Angeles. Heck, you can even run a whole dropshipping business from the comfort of your parents’ basement if you want, since dropshipping allows you to partner with a wholesaler, carry no inventory and watch as your sales are fulfilled and delivered by the wholesalers or manufacturers.
Your ecommerce journey may be just starting, or maybe even coming to fruition. Regardless, we all need advice and motivation to keep us going in the tumultuous world of online business.
The subscription business model is rather simple: Customers sign up for a monthly (or recurring) payment, and the company provides products, often in the form of a box sent to the house, but sometimes in the form of unlimited media access or even recommendations on how to dress or learn.
Choosing the right ecommerce platform is a complex decision that generates many concerns, such as cost, time-to-market, usability, reliability and customization. No software solution — whether off-the-shelf or custom-developed Software-as-a-Service platform — provides everything your business needs. Off-the-shelf platforms maybe have custom modules that allow for the necessary customization, but you are beholden to the developer to maintain and update those modules going forward and to create new ones as needs arise.