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3 Things E-Commerce Sellers Need to Know About Automated Attackers

As you were setting up your e-commerce store, you doubtless planned for many contingencies: inventory outlay, the holiday rush, negative reviews, returns. But did you prepare yourself for robot attacks? If you’re an e-commerce seller, you need to be aware of how automated attackers that are after your inventory – can ...

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4 Tips to Combat Negative Reviews For Your Website

It’s only human to slip up. But for today’s businesses, slip-ups – and even simple misunderstandings – can have a lasting effect if customers leave negative online reviews.  Clearly, easy access to sharing and reading customer experiences is a double-edged sword for e-commerce business owners the moment a bad comment ...

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5 Tips To Promote Your Amazon Listings to Drive Sales

Selling via Amazon is a relatively simple process, with the potential for great profits.  Still, if you aren’t seeing the numbers you were hoping for, you can take steps to promote your listings.  These 5 tips may help you get your listings noticed and your sales soaring. Tip 1:  Price your ...

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How To Become an Amazon Featured Merchant

Looking for a new way for your e-commerce business to become more visible and profitable? Consider becoming an Amazon Featured Merchant. Here’s a look at how to achieve Featured Merchant status and the benefits of this level of selling on Amazon. First, become a Pro Merchant. As long as you ...

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When To Use USPS Flat Rate Boxes

We’ve already covered the reasons why it’s important to only use USPS boxes for USPS shipping, and to use the correct box for the shipping method you choose. Now let’s take a look at the ins and outs of USPS Flat Rate boxes. When does it make sense to use ...

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eBay Selling Info

Liquidation Tips for Your Slow Moving eBay Stock

Slow-moving stock got you down? You’re not alone. Even after the busy holiday period, you and other eBay sellers may be lamenting the robust inventory you weren’t expecting to have to manage, market or store. Once three months pass for new products and six months for used, you need to start thinking about how to […]

2016 eBay Fall Seller Update

If you are selling on eBay, be sure to educate yourself on changes taking effect this fall and into 2017. While some features will be available to you as early as October, others are in the works and expected to roll out next year. Here’s a quick look at what’s new. Structured Data helps refine […]

What You Need to Know About eBay’s On-Time Shipping Metric

Effective February 20, 2016, eBay rolled out the new On-Time Shipping Metric, the marketplace’s new and more objective seller performance standards.  These changes will both help and protect sellers when dealing with unexpected shipping problems.  Here’s what you need to know. On-Time Shipping Basics Instead of buyer feedback, seller ratings and undelivered item requests factoring […]

International Selling

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 and … [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, and … [Read More...]

Amazon Selling Info

Shipping Tips

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 […]

Recent E-commerce Webinars

7 Tips for Profitable Last Minute eBay and Amazon Holiday Sales

Top Rated Seller Webinars is a monthly webinar series helps eBay sellers grow sales and become more … [Read More...]