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04/01/2013 - Start a Business with Drop Shipping
The idea of selling products without having to first buy them and then hold the inventory in a warehouse is attractive to some business owners because it can be a cost-effective way to start selling online. Business logic tells us that the easier it is to start a small business, the more competitors will be in the industry. Drop shipping is no exception, and competition will only grow with the rapid expansion in ecommerce overall.
03/01/2013 - Increasing Sales with CRM
Customer relationship management (CRM) is a top priority for many e-tailers this year, as customer expectations regarding the online experience are at an all time high. In order to contend in the ecommerce arena, some e-tailers are turning to service providers to gain an edge on the competition. Below is an overview of four providers and the products and services they offer to support online sellers.
03/01/2013 - Big Profits in Surplus Inventory
American Merchandise Liquidators (AML) handles salvage and surplus inventory including customer returns, catalog returns, and clearance and overstock merchandise. The company deals in mixed lots of general merchandise from retail chains, as well as from wholesale and catalog companies. Assorted merchandise is available in all overstock categories, such as general household goods, tools and equipment, furniture, sporting goods, home accents and apparel.
01/01/2013 - New Year, New eCommerce System
Many online retailers just completed a "hair on fire" end to the 2012 holiday shopping season. Now that you can rest and take a four-hour vacation, it is time to start planning for 2013, and ensure that you have built your store on an ecommerce system worthy of your business. To see if your ecommerce platform passes the test, ask yourself the following questions:
01/01/2013 - Ecommerce in 2015
yStats.com and MarketLine, two data collection firms, have released their preliminary predictions, based on figures gathered from studies conducted from 2010 to the present, for ecommerce earnings through 2015. The world business-to-consumer ecommerce industry generated between $400 and $600 billion in 2010, according to the report. Based on the growth involved in reaching those numbers, the market is expected to generate between $700 and $950 billion in 2015.
12/01/2012 - DVA Wholesales Diverse Goods
DVA, Inc. formed in 1987 as a seller of store-opening inventories working with Blockbuster franchises. By 1998, the company began moving large quantities of DVDs on EBAY, and from that point on the firm was sold on buying and selling inventory online. Four years ago, DVA adapted to the ever-changing media industry by diversifying its inventory to include electronics, housewares and automotive products. The company has made a number of upgrades recently, as it works to maintain a top position in the media industry.
09/01/2012 - The Sky's the Limit with Cloud Computing
Instagram, Groupon and LinkedIn are amazing success stories that serve different markets yet share a common link. Each was born in "The Cloud," a complex infrastructure that, in real time over the Internet, extends an online business's IT capabilities without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software.
09/01/2012 - Small Businesses Eye Big Sites
A study recently completed by Vendio, a multichannel ecommerce solutions company, found that small and mid-sized online retailers are highly confident in the future of ecommerce.
08/01/2012 - Mobile Online Transactions
Online shopping cart abandonment rates are sky high, topping 70 percent according to some studies, and incomplete sales can be a problem for today's online retailers.
04/01/2012 - Online Payment Trends
Online Payment Processing is an ever-changing industry.
04/01/2012 - Via Trading Liquidation
Via Trading Corp. of California has more than stood up to its company mission during its 10 years of operation: to be the recognized leader in the liquidation industry and to continuously strengthen its position.
02/01/2012 - Social Media Grows Up
Social media is no longer just for college students and other young adults to announce their Friday night plans.
12/01/2011 - World Trading 23 Expands
Online toy wholesaler World Trading 23 has used the success of its strong and varied product line to expand into more independent retail and chain stores across the country, as well as retail locations of its own.
10/01/2011 - Dollar General Sells Online
In an attempt to be more competitive, discount retailer Dollar General has redesigned its website, www.dollargeneral.com, as a functional online store.
09/01/2011 - Mountain View Movies Specializes In DVDs And Games
When Tiffany Wilkie and her husband launched their wholesale closeout DVD business six years ago, they didn't know that they had a blockbuster on their hands.
07/01/2011 - Alibaba's Payment Problems
Chinese ecommerce giant, Alibaba, is struggling with two of its biggest online payment systems, EBAY subsidiary, PayPal, and Alibaba's own homegrown payment service, Alipay.
05/01/2011 - Online Merchants Go Wild
As the economy begins to turn a corner, a growing number of ecommerce fashion wholesalers are leaping to launch new companies, while established dealers report that business is picking up.
04/01/2011 - Dropship Business Pushed To The Foreground
The Internet may have allowed a thousand ecommerce flowers to bloom, but wholesale dropshippers are the fertile soil from which many of those merchants have sprouted.
02/01/2011 - ASD Vegas Opens Feb. 27
The ASD Show returns to Las Vegas February 27 - March 2, attracting 40,000 to 50,000 attendees, with buyers from all over the U.S. and overseas.
01/01/2011 - Exit Sales Tackles Fishing Gear Online
Over the course of a long and busy professional life, Bobby Fowler has come full circle.
12/01/2010 - Fragrance Sales Not Wafting Away
From perfume to incense to air fresheners, scented products continue to draw customers to retail checkouts, even in a stinky economy.
12/01/2010 - Social Media Coupon Craze
The latest rage in online coupons is blending retail offers with social media.
11/01/2010 - Treasure Seekers Unite
An online community of independent ecommerce retailers has launched several new services in a bid to become even more useful to its network of online merchants.
06/01/2010 - Dropshipping 101
Simply put, dropshipping is selling something you don't own. While it may sound illegal, it's not.
06/01/2010 - Reaping the Benefits of EBAY
EBAY has emerged as one of the greatest sources for wholesale providers on the globe. There are a number of methods one may adopt to find the lowest priced and most dependable EBAY wholesale providers.
03/01/2010 - Gift Dropship.com Offers Preloaded Sites
After a retailer, EBAY store, flea marketer or anyone else who sells product sets up an account at Gift Dropship.com, they can simply visit that website, order the product and have it shipped in their store's name to their customer
03/01/2010 - Dealing with EBAY Sellers
With many sellers these days doing business via EBAY, manufacturers and wholesalers looking to establish business relationships are wary.
02/01/2010 - Sweet Smell of Success
Online fragrance sellers all face a similar, if obvious, challenge. However, this has not stopped Kendra Morgan of Scentimental Gifts, Etc. from building a thriving web based wholesale business.
12/01/2009 - Shared SSL Certificates vs. Private
A big part of increasing conversion on an ecommerce site involves building trust and credibility with your customers.
11/01/2009 - Marketing Trends for 2010
Noted Danish physicist, Niels Bohr, once noted that, "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."
11/01/2009 - Going Global
Researchers say that new services are making it easier for web merchants to go global.
10/01/2009 - PayPal for Teens
In time for the holidays and as kids go back to school, PayPal focuses on teen buying with a new student account.
10/01/2009 - Opinions Sway Youth
Younger shoppers are most influenced by online opinions, according to a study by Hill & Knowlton.
10/01/2009 - Comparing Comparison Sites
The use of price comparison services (also known as shopping comparison services or price engines) has exploded over the past few years, and even with overall sales down, research shows they're growing ever stronger.
09/01/2009 - SavesUCash Makes U Money
In the world of ecommerce, it can often seem difficult to connect with a reputable supplier of high quality goods.
09/01/2009 - Checkout Options Flourish
Most anyone who has made a purchase on EBAY is familiar with PayPal, an ecommerce checkout option, which since 2002 has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the online auction site.
06/01/2009 - Wholesalers Expand Online Offerings
Internet wholesale suppliers large and small are enhancing their online marketing and sales strategies to help their retailer customers get more bang for the buck.
05/01/2009 - Web Merchants Win in Court
Several federal court cases within the past year have ruled in favor of online retailers who had been charged with violating privacy laws that restrict the use of credit card information.
05/01/2009 - Postage From Your PC
Take three mechanical engineers from Stanford providing consulting services to the USPS Facilities department, expand their contributions to other areas, including mail operations...
04/01/2009 - Website Pays Shoppers
A new social product networking website allows shoppers to earn cash by recommending top products.
03/01/2009 - U.S. Ecommerce Comeback Seen by 2010
Ecommerce in the United States is expected to climb back to last year's levels by 2010 after experiencing slowing growth in 2009 due to the recession, a research group said recently.
02/01/2009 - FTC Studies Minimum Price Rules
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it will hold a series of four to six workshops to gather information on the impact of a controversial court decision that makes it easier for manufacturers to set minimum prices.
01/01/2009 - Retailing to Etailing
Independent retail businesses still without a website are not alone. According to a recent study by research firm, Warrillow & Co., a whopping 59 percent of small businesses do not have a site yet.
12/01/2008 - Swiss Watches for All Buyers
SwissOutpost.com, a carrier of high - end Wenger watches, is one of only two companies in the U.S. privileged to sell products on the Internet that are made by Victorinox Swiss Army.
12/01/2008 - Easy Shopping At Shoenet.com
New sites emerge daily on the Internet. Conversely, countless sites fail. The result of this continuing shakeout is that one site often comes to dominate its category.
11/01/2008 - Integrity Drives Liquidation Innovation
It is said that necessity is the mother of all invention. This timeless adage certainly proved true for company founder and president Lisa Sperow when she started Madison Avenue Closeouts in 2002.
10/01/2008 - Tiffany Fights EBAY Verdict
Luxury retailer, Tiffany & Co., is appealing the U.S. court's counterfeiting decision.
09/01/2008 - RedRoller Perfects Shipping & Savings
Just when you thought there were no more great ideas left to be discovered on the Internet, along comes RedRoller.
09/01/2008 - EBAY to Emphasize Fixed-Price Sales Format
Acknowledging that most online shoppers cannot be bothered with auctions, EBAY plans Wednesday to announce changes to its fee structure that emphasize fixed prices over bidding.
09/01/2008 - 15,000 Choices and Growing
Web Wholesaler is always interested in a true sensation, and SourcingMap.com certainly meets our criteria. The company's roots formed in 2004, with five guys working part-time, buying through public channels and selling on EBAY without a website.