Whether your order volume is 10 orders a day or 10,000 and whether you’re shipping orders from a garage, small warehouse, or a large automated facility, you... Read More »
Online merchants often work alone or in small teams, particularly when starting out. However, merchants can find help from many of their peers in online... Read More »
Most Amazon sellers have enough on their plates keeping their businesses running and maintaining sales and profits. But no matter how long a merchant lasts on... Read More »
Small business owners presumably create their ventures with the aim of making profit. Some want to supplement an income. Others want to replace one. But... Read More »
Three years after legislation passed, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has finally approved final regulations that will implement equity crowdfunding. In the intervening period,... Read More »
As the end of the year approaches, business owners should review their financial and legal obligations for 2015 and prepare for 2016 and beyond. While... Read More »
Ecommerce continues to grow, representing an increasing share of total retail sales. As more and larger online stores open, small sellers may face new business-threatening... Read More »
Selling on Amazon’s marketplace can be challenging. There are, to be sure, millions of prospective customers. But there are also many competitors selling there, often... Read More »
It’s time to pull together the 2016 budget for your B2B ecommerce site.
Budgeting for a B2B ecommerce site typically has four phases: information gathering, reflection... Read More »
In “Holiday Checklist for Ecommerce Operations,” my article last month, I shared steps to assist in your preparation for the upcoming seasonal rush.
In this article, I’ll offer... Read More »
Did you change credit card providers or renegotiate pricing with your existing provider in the last year? If so, did you verify that you were... Read More »
Three tried-and-true key performance indicators may help online stores focus on what matters most during the busy, high-volume Christmas shopping season.
“Really there are three things a... Read More »
Jet launched a few months back, claiming that it will be the Amazon killer. Jet’s original model was similar to Costco, where consumers must pay... Read More »
As we head into the holiday season, shipping of products goes into high gear. Ecommerce merchants must make sure that they have updated their shipping... Read More »
The adoption of Internet of Things has grown in the retail world since I last wrote about it in December 2013. While larger companies are... Read More »
Online retail sales are growing fast and creating significant opportunities for entrepreneurs. In fact, there may already be as many as 650,000 online stores earning... Read More »
Say you are shopping on Amazon and you find the perfect product to buy. But you notice that the seller offering the product has 90... Read More »
Sales over the next three months will be crucial to the profitability of many ecommerce merchants. Credit card processing costs over this timeframe will affect... Read More »
Free shipping is a competitive necessity for some online retailers. While there are certainly costs associated with free shipping, there are also some reasons to... Read More »
We’re fast approaching the time of year that typically accounts for more than 20 percent of annual retail sales. It usually defines whether a company is... Read More »
The United States Postal Service’s Priority Mail Regional Rate shipping can save ecommerce businesses money and deliver orders somewhat more quickly than similar services.
First... Read More »
Independent contractor or employee? It is a question that most business owners face as they grow from being self-reliant to needing help. Initially, many business... Read More »
“We don’t need ecommerce. Our customers don’t buy that way. They find us through Thomas Register and place orders with us by phone and fax.”
That’s... Read More »
Robots have always played a prominent role in movies, television, and children’s toys. They are now navigating a new arena — warehouses — and changing... Read More »
The military has used drones for years, for a variety of missions. Now ecommerce retailers are evaluating their use.
Consumer research firm eDigitalResearch conducted a survey... Read More »
Inventory is often the largest asset of ecommerce merchants. Inventory defines merchants’ businesses and their position in the marketplace. It defines customers’ expectations of the... Read More »
This article is mainly for brick-and-mortar merchants, regarding the October 1, 2015 fraud-liability rule changes and misleading sales tactics surrounding the changes.
The new rules are causing a... Read More »
Harness the creativity of your team with online collaboration tools. Brainstorm and visualize ideas together, regardless of location.
Here is a list of tools for collaborative... Read More »
This is the fourth installment in a 4-part series on language translation for ecommerce sites, following “Language Translation Tools for Ecommerce Sites,” “5 Keys for... Read More »
Amazon launched Fulfillment by Amazon ten years ago as a mechanism to help sellers scale their fulfillment and customer service operations. Yet, the single most... Read More »