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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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3 Tips to Help Increase Average Order Value

As an e-commerce seller, sales are your goal. But what if your average sales are on the low side? Clearly there’s a market for your products, but without growing revenue you may find yourself on a sales plateau. That’s where bumping up your average order value becomes important. To calculate your ...

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Proper Packaging To Prevent Product Loss

Most e-commerce businesses have experienced some form of product loss during shipping. In addition to losing business, customers can become frustrated and impatient waiting for a new and undamaged product to arrive. It is estimated that 1% of shipments shipped via UPS and FedEx are reported either lost or damaged. According to UPS, over 4.6 ...

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How To Acquire Products For Your E-Commerce Business: Make, Manufacture, Wholesale or Dropship?

You’ve taken the plunge and decided to start an e-commerce site. You’ve chosen the products you wish to sell. Now it’s time to figure out where those products will come from. The way you source or produce your products will help inform your entire business plan, from inventory to marketing ...

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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. […]

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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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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 […]

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Is your eBay store ready for the holidays?

Is your eBay Store ready for the holidays? With over 30 years in retail brick and mortar and six … [Read More...]