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March 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Amazon Seller: Don’t Go Broke Sending in Pallets of Stuff

A truck freight carrier may be your best option to send products in to Amazon.

Q: I have hundreds of products I want to send in to Amazon for fulfillment. How can I do this without going broke? A: You just scored the mother lode of merchandise, and it’s the hottest-selling item on Amazon. Good for you, Amazon seller! Read More

March 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Is Selling on Etsy Right for You? Part 3

Marketing and promoting your Etsy store

If you’ve read the other articles in our series about selling on Etsy, you should have a good feel for what sells on the site, who shops on it and how to go about setting up your store. Once you have your Etsy shop ready for business, the next step is getting customers to come through your online door. Read More

March 15, 2013 · No comments

Is Selling on Etsy Right For You? Part 2

How to run your Etsy store for success

In our first article about selling on Etsy, we discussed the kinds of things merchants sell on the site and who shops there. Now it’s time for you to explore running your own Etsy store. We won’t go through the process of setting up an Etsy store. Read More

December 11, 2012 · No comments

Shoppers Favor Mobile Devices to Check Email

Nearly 45% of Cyber Week retail emails opened on smartphones, tablets.

Shoppers are checking their email inboxes more and more on their mobile devices, which means merchants need to make sure their messages are mobile friendly. Knotice, a provider of data management and analytics, looked at 2.85 million emails retailers sent consumers during this year’s Cyber Week, the week after Thanksgiving, and found that 44.75 percent of those emails were opened on mobile devices. Read More

December 11, 2012 · No comments

Local Meetup eBay Groups: How to Start One

Advice from the organizer of one of the best-known eBay groups

Editor’s note: This article is the second of a three-part series that discusses meetup groups for eBay sellers and their benefits. Our first installment in this series about meeting up with eBay groups in person left you with a homework assignment. Read More

December 10, 2012 · No comments

‘Free Shipping Day’ Just Around the Corner

Promotion could help sellers attract holiday buyers.

Online sellers have one more week to sign up, participate and get a little added publicity for Free Shipping Day, a day on which online retailers cover shipping costs to catch buyers’ eyes. This year, Free Shipping Day falls on Monday, Dec. Read More

December 10, 2012 · No comments

FedEx Gears Up for Busy ‘Green Monday’

Experts expect the delivery service to move 19 million packages.

With the holiday season in full swing, FedEx employees and trucks will be out in full force today, on what is expected to be the busiest shipping day in the company’s history. Today—Green Monday—FedEx officials expect about 19 million packages to move through the company’s network. Read More

November 27, 2012 · No comments

Be Consistent in Your Branding Strategies

Pointers for developing a memorable identity for your online business

Your business brand is your calling card. It embodies your hard-earned business credentials, and it engages your customers, old and new. Why, then, would you utilize your brand in disconnected methods as you work to saturate the various communication and commerce platforms? Read More

November 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Bread Baking and Selling Online: A Recipe for Success

Seller finds the right combo with specialty breads and butters.

People like bread—and foodies really seem to love Marissa Gadsden’s specialty loaves and butters. If you need proof, just check out Gadsden’s Facebook page for her business, Eden’s Touch Bread Company, where you’ll see comments like, “I had the most wonderful box in my mail today! Read More

November 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Black Friday Excitement Builds

NRF predicts up to 147 million shoppers in stores, online during post-Thanksgiving weekend.

Black Friday weekend may see fewer shoppers than in previous years—147 million, down from 152 million in 2011—but the anticipation is high as the traditional kick-off to the holiday season nears. The National Retail Federation reports 71 million people say they will shop during Black Friday weekend—the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving—while 76 million say they might shop, depending on what retailers offer up to lure shoppers into their stores. Read More



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