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Find out Why Dropshipping is the Answer to Expanding Your Online Selling Business

Self-help gurus may say that your capacity for greatness is limited only by your capacity to imagine it. This may be true for people with self-esteem issues, but the hard fact for online retailers is that their capacity to make more money is dependent on the stock they have available. And it isn't just the quantity that matters, but the right quantity for the right product. You can have stock with a lot of one product that doesn't sell well, which means a loss of capital for you, and not...

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You Don’t Have to Feel Guilty: Economic Impact of Dropshipping Suppliers in China

If you're especially conscientious about your business practices, you may have searched your conscience about importing products from other countries. After all, when you encourage people to buy imports in your drop ship business, it means fewer people will buy products made in the US. It seems logical to conclude that when enough drop shipping companies are successful, it will have a significant adverse effect on the economy. But is that actually true? Let's find out. Higher...

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Understanding the Impact of Mobile Technology on Online Shopping

There’s no denying that people have embraced mobility in communication. According to SmartInsights.com, there are more than $1.8 billion mobile users worldwide, and 80 percent of them use their devices to search and browse on the Internet. The jump is probably more apparent in a report from Flurry by Yahoo! which shows that, on average, 76 percent more people used their mobiles in 2014, than in 2013. The most popular activities while browsing fell into the lifestyle and shopping...

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Tax Issues in Drop Shipment

Working in drop shipment in the US can be very lucrative. Even more so if you learn how to maximize the e-commerce side of your entrepreneurial ventures. Part of the appeal is the fact that you have a very large market to cater to. But there is a downside that's common to all businesses in the US: taxes. After all, Benjamin Franklin once said, "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Anyone who lives in the US is aware (and if they're not, they'll surely...

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The Pros and Cons of Offering Wholesale Pricing

Wholesale prices are not something most online retail store owners are familiar with, because manufacturers and distributors are typically the only ones to offer them. As a dropshipper, you're likely more familiar with the retail environment, but there's no ban on wholesaling. It's simply selling many items instead of one, and you don't even have to make any major changes to the way you're doing business. On the other hand, it is important to note that wholesale retail isn't necessarily a...

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Online Selling Statistics You Ought to Know and Why

Software developer Buzzbuilder claims that only 5 percent of people remember statistics, compared to the 63 percent of people who remember stories. However, I contend that the amount of recall depends on why you're citing statistics. If you're interested in improving your business, you need to know what the relevant numbers are so you can tell whether you are actually seeing success in certain areas of business, or just wasting your time. When you sell online, you have to know that your...

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What Lies Behind Low Amazon Prices

Are you aware that Amazon.com began as a dropshipping business back in 1994? Amazon founder Jeff Bezos began listing books he didn't actually have in stock. It's claim that it was the “the world's largest bookstore” was based on the stock that book publishers had in their warehouses of books listed on Amazon. Barnes & Noble actually sued Amazon in 1997 for misleading the public by its claim. The lawsuit was settled out of court and Amazon continues to make that claim. Amazon's business...

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Hard Facts about the Drop Shipment Business

People are always looking for get-rich-quick schemes. Business ventures which require little effort, take a short time, and result in huge returns. Of course, we know in our minds there aren't any shortcuts to fame and fortune (apart from the occasional lark, something like investing in Uber 5 years ago), but still it's impossible not to fantasize... When a golden opportunity does come around, and it appears to be the epitome of a get-rich-quick setup, we perhaps consider the...

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The Importance of E-Commerce SEO and Content

We have often heard that in order for any website to be successful it has to make the front page of the Google search results. In other words, it's got to rank, and in order for it to rank it needs high quality content and a well-organized Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy. This is especially true for ecommerce sites. Some would argue that content is just one item in the ecommerce SEO checklist, and they would be right, but it's a HUGE item. For one thing, good content has...

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Online Market Research: Holiday Ecommerce Trends

You may think that just because Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, the big sales opportunities are over. You might be surprised to find out how much of an opportunity you still have in the remaining December days. Let's take a look at some of the online market research to glean insights that we can apply to our holiday sales strategies.

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