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How to Convert Browsers Into Buyers

It’s an age-old problem for online businesses: you’ve built an innovative set of products with a brand that people love; you’ve crafted marketing messages, content and sales materials that are the pride of your marketing department; and you’ve made it all available on a vibrant website that says and does ...

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[Infographic] Global Opportunities For Online Retailers

2015 was a landmark year for digital, and mobile dominated throughout, aided by affordable handsets, easier data connections as well as further reach.  Mobile retail has inevitably increased, and order value has grown faster than on any other device. Mobile will continue to dominate in 2016 as people are spending an increasing ...

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[Infographic] How Mobile Commerce Is Transforming The Retail Industry

The proliferation of smartphones and tablets has completely changed the retail environment. While online shopping is still very popular on personal computers, more and more people are using their smartphones and tablets to complete their purchases. This allows people to shop 24 hours a day wherever they might be. They can ...

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7 Drop-Shipping Solutions for your E-Commerce Business

Drop-shipping allows you to sell products that are shipped directly by the manufacturer or another retailer. It’s a good option if you don’t manufacture your own products, lack the space or know-how for inventory and storage, or simply don’t have the time or interest in shipping and handling on your ...

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eBay's 2015 Fall Seller Update

If you sell on eBay, you need to be aware of certain changes taking effect this fall in the areas of Returns, the new Seller Hub and Standards. Here’s a look at what to expect. Returns eBay Sellers will continue to have the choice of handling returns on their own or via ...

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The Final Markdown: Boosting Holiday and End of the Year Sales Using Markdowns

Well isn’t this an exciting time of year for us online sellers! The holidays hustle and bustle is officially here and 2015 is almost over, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to give our eBay stores a strong sales boost before starting our preparations for 2016. One of the most powerful techniques to increase traffic […]

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eBay’s 2015 Fall Seller Update

If you sell on eBay, you need to be aware of certain changes taking effect this fall in the areas of Returns, the new Seller Hub and Standards. Here’s a look at what to expect. Returns eBay Sellers will continue to have the choice of handling returns on their own or via eBay’s automated returns […]

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eBay Raises Shipping Caps on Media: What You Need to Know

Do you sell media on eBay? Here’s a heads-up that the marketplace has raised its shipping caps in some media categories, and what you as a seller need to know about the changes. The Basics eBay first set media shipping caps in 2008, explaining that the limits were fair and in line with e-commerce competition. […]

International Selling

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Shipping Tips

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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...]