• Inventory

    Inventory Rules Are Changing, Says CEO

    May 9, 2012 •

    Drop shipping is the process of selling an item that is then shipped by a manufacturer or wholesaler. Many ecommerce merchants utilize drop shipping, at least in part, to reduce inventory costs and to expand their product offerings. But drop shipping can be complicated. We addressed s...

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    3 Tips for Deciding What to Sell Online

    April 17, 2012 •

    What a merchant sells online has a significant effect on that merchant’s success, including profitability and longevity. New ecommerce entrepreneurs should choose products wisely. According to estimates from Forrester, the research firm, U.S. online retail sales should reach about $278...

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    10 Ways to Save Money on Inventory

    April 26, 2011 •

    Online retailers purchase and manage inventory. The prices they pay for the inventory, the quantities they carry, and the inventory commitments they make can drastically affect their profits. We recently asked three seasoned ecommerce merchants for money saving inventory tips. The merc...

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    Ecommerce Know-How: Improve Cash Flow by Delaying Suppliers

    May 21, 2009 •

    Cash flow can be the strongest indicator of an ecommerce business's success or failure, and properly managing your accounts payable and receivable can be the difference between success or insolvency. Years ago, I read an article that described cash flow as the difference in time betwee...

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    Ecommerce Know-How: Alternative Sources to Acquire Inventory

    March 18, 2009 •

    While many ecommerce businesses trade only in new merchandise, there is a booming market for used, refurbished, and surplus items. Savvy ecommerce merchants can identify niche markets and use public auctions, websites, and classified ads to source valuable inventory for resale. In thi...