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The True Cost of Drop Shipping: 16 Top Questions Answered!

At first glance, dropshipping looks like a foolproof business model. Dropshippers don’t keep inventory and they don’t pay for the products they sell until a customer has already bought them. All you have to do is set up your listing, mark up your prices and collect your profits, right? Not quite! Dropshipping is a great way to start making money online, but it’s not always easy when it comes to balancing costs and profits. In this article, you’ll find answers...

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How to Solve Common Communication Problems with Suppliers

Communicating with suppliers can be difficult. In fact, it’s one of the toughest problems to solve in the world of eCommerce. To help you have the best relationship possible with your suppliers and manufacturers, we’ve put together this list of common supplier communication problems and how to handle them. Enjoy! 1. How many manufacturers should I contact? The more the merrier! When first starting out, contact at least 20 suppliers. You want to contact as many... Continue reading

Sales Uptrend in Organic Supplements: Good Niche Potential?

Organic supplements help maintain a well-balanced diet. They come from natural sources, which means the body can absorb the nutrients more easily than those from artificial ingredients. With marketing campaigns promoting awareness of the health risks involved in consuming products that contain chemicals, surveys have shown that there's been a constant sales uptrend for organic goods since 2006. Continue reading

4 Ways to Find Your First 50 eCommerce Customers

If you’ve recently launched an eCommerce business and need to find those first 50 customers to get the ball rolling, it can be tough to figure out where to start. Your first customers are your most important—they help your business get seen and heard, and help you figure out any glitches in your processes. Continue reading

Same-Day Delivery: Good Improvement or Waste Of Resources?

Same-day delivery has transformed the way we perceive online shopping. With the change of perception has come a change in expectations, and speed that was once considered a luxury is more often than not taken as a matter of course. While this service is great news for shoppers, is it equally positive for the other end of the chain, the businesses? The question smaller companies need to ask before diving into the trend with the retail giants is whether same-day delivery is an improvement... Continue reading

How to Sell Successfully from Small & "Hard to Import to" Countries

Are you trying to set up an ecommerce business from a relatively small country? Have you tried to sell online but given up because your location is just “too hard”? If you’re NOT located in the US, Canada, Australia, or the UK, this article might be just the thing you need. Continue reading

How to “Funnel” Your Leads into a Money-Making Machine

Think about your vegetable garden. Everyone has a different idea on how you should go about planting—start your seeds indoors vs. wait until the sun warms the outdoor soil, organic vs chemical fertilizer, etc. Every gardener has an opinion, but one agricultural method seems to stand above the rest: permaculture. Permaculture varies from traditional gardening in that most of the preparation happens in the winter, and the plants are then basically set on autopilot the rest of the year.... Continue reading
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