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Keyword Research in 3 Easy Steps

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) helps Google and other search engines direct users to your site based on the keywords they use in their searches. Ideally, your site would be one of the first hits – and it’s possible to make that happen with SEO. SEO depends largely on keyword research – and as ...

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3 Tips to Grow Sales Using Instagram

Instagram is rapidly approaching Facebook and Twitter levels in social media popularity. Instead of providing real-time updates via words, users post photos with short captions and hashtags – it’s literally a snapshot in time. And for e-commerce site owners, Instagram can be a highly effective advertising channel to showcase products ...

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4 Ways to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

In the e-commerce world, it’s all too common an occurrence for shoppers to click off of a site and abandon their filled shopping carts. They were close to doing business, but for some reason chose not to close the deal. Abandoned carts represent lost sales for you, and they could ...

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5 Tips to Increase Traffic to Your E-Commerce Site

When the stats begin to show your e-commerce site’s traffic dropping, you may feel like you’ve disappeared from the online selling scene entirely. You had customers and browsers before … where did they go? How can you get them back? Here are 5 tips to help bring back – and keep ...

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Fulfillment By Amazon

"You sell it; we ship it," touts on its Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) information page. What exactly does this mean? In a nutshell, the service allows sellers like you to store your products in Amazon’s fulfillment centers, and when you make a sale, Amazon handles shipping, handling and customer ...

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eBay’s 2014 Spring Seller Update

There are several big updates for eBay sellers this spring. While these updates may require changes to your normal routine, they are designed to keep your buyers engaged and coming back to your shop. What’s in store? Read on to learn more. Rewards for great service. When you provide outstanding service, eBay will reward you with […]


Advertise Your eBay Store with BannerPlay’s Boost Sales App!

As an eBay seller, you have learned how to craft your marketing and selling techniques when it comes to promoting your store. Do you sometimes find yourself reaching a ceiling, whether it be after exhausting auction-style and fixed price listings, or using the marketing tools links in ‘My eBay’ to their fullest potential? If your […]


Selling Internationally with the eBay Global Shipping Program

As an eBay seller, you have access to customers across the entire globe. And eBay’s statistics show that selling to international buyers can be an easy way to grow your sales. But since selling internationally involves customs, tariffs and taxes – all items that can seem complex, many sellers do not open their listings up […]

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Mastering USPS Customs Forms

Where some online retailers see challenges, others see opportunities. A number of online retailers find it a hassle to ship internationally and limit their consumer base to their home country. On the other hand, some … [Read More...]


Understanding Duties and Taxes

Duties and taxes – the mere words evoke dread in the hearts and minds many online sellers. Fortunately, getting a handle on both of these facts-of-business-life isn’t nearly as daunting as you may think. While rates … [Read More...]


Understanding International Insurance

Why should you purchase international package insurance as an online seller? Is it even available for the country your shipping to? Is it worth it? What – and who – is really being protected?  What are the options, … [Read More...]

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Is Free Shipping the Right Choice for My Business?

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and that goes double for the concept of free shipping. Still, small businesses like yours—and plenty of big names as well!—dangle free shipping offers to get attention, differentiate themselves from competitors and create customer loyalty. For many, it’s a tactic that works. Is the right choice for […]


Understanding USPS Dimensional (DIM) Weight Charges

Most carriers determine shipping costs based on package weight and the distance the package is traveling. In general, the heavier the package, the more it costs to ship. However, if you ship bigger, lightweight items, the shipping rate will be calculated based on the Dimensional Weight, or DIM, instead of the actual weight of the […]


Setting Up A Shipping Policy On Your Website

Whether you’re a new online business or you’ve been established for a few years, it’s important to have an easy-to-understand shipping policy on your web site. Customers want to know how and when you’ll be shipping their items, so you’ll want to be sure to spell it out on your site. A well-thought-out shipping policy […]

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Preparing Your eBay Business to Maximize Holiday Sales

From inventory selection to marketing, along with creating a solid holiday selling strategy, … [Read More...]