Latest E-Commerce News

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

How To Create Facebook Ads For Your E-Commerce Business

Want to tap into Facebook’s billion-plus monthly active users to promote your e-commerce business? Consider Facebook ads. They’re less expensive than you may have thought, simple to create and often provide a very favorable return for your investment vs. other types of web-based advertising. Your Facebook ad can target specific demographic ...

Read More

6 Pitfalls to Avoid When You’re Selling on Amazon has set strict rules for e-commerce sellers, and if you break those rules, you could find yourself suspended or terminated from using the popular marketplace. If you want to reap the benefits of selling on Amazon, here are 6 pitfalls to avoid. Pitfall 1: Not paying attention to price parity. ...

Read More

eBay Selling Info


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. […]


Packages Not Delivered By eBay’s Global Shipping Program

eBay’s Global Shipping Program gives e-commerce sellers access to buyers worldwide, with tools that make it simple to sell internationally by shipping via a U.S. center. This means once you ship the package to the eBay warehouse, eBay reships it to the international destination and manages all customs forms, duties and taxes for you. This convenience […]

Using eBay’s Seller Dashboard To Track Your Positioning

As of August 20, 2014, eBay’s updated seller standards are in effect, including a brand new seller dashboard. Designed to display status for current and future evaluation cycles, the new dashboard can pinpoint where your account needs some fine-tuning, plus highlight what you’re doing right. From sales amounts and history to closed cases without seller […]

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


Making the LEAP – How eBay Sellers Can Add Amazon to their Online Businesses

Change can be intimidating, but it can also be full of opportunities. You may have heard about … [Read More...]