eBay Seller Release – September 2019

eBay has today announced the September / Fall 2019 seller release update. Rob Hattrell, VP of eBay.co.uk, outlines the updates here: The full list of changes are here:  Changes to Promote your listings Updates to Seller Hub Offer for new Seller Hub Promotions Enhanced seller protection Simplifying eBay Policies Updates for Item specifics requirements Category and classification changes Important changes – work may be required: As a regular business seller, the important changes that may affect your day-to-day listing are the updates to Item Specific requirements. In order to update or revise listings in affected categories, you may need to add newly required item specifics. The actual requirements aren’t announced until the 8th of October. While the changes mean you… Read more »

Boost your eBay sales in 2 easy steps using item specifics (2019 edition)

Want to increase your eBay sales? Well of course, who wouldn’t. Well, the first step is getting your items seen by more buyers. It is possible to boost this through sponsored listings and paying for additional listing features. However, there is an effortless, free, and effective way to achieve this: it’s just a matter of adding the right item specifics in the right place on eBay. How to boost sales on eBay in 2 steps: Tip #1: use product catalogue The first (and easiest) tip is to match your product to the items catalogue entry on eBay. If you can find your product line in the eBay catalogue, you should always use this. EBay will transfer the product details directly… Read more »

Boost your eBay sales

eCommerce Analytics (why is it so important?)

Having access to a comprehensive suite to monitor any eCommerce analytics is business-critical. Trying to run any website without a good view of your analytics is like trying to ride a bike blindfolded. When it comes to an e-commerce website without analytics; it’s like trying to ride a bike blindfolded, down the middle of a motorway, while setting fire to your wallet… With today’s free offerings from Google, there is absolutely no excuse for not adding Google Analytics to your eCommerce store. You should include Google Analytics in any eCommerce website project you undertake (…we do). Need to setup Google Analytics on your BigCommerce Store? Follow this guide and get it done in less time than it takes to make… Read more »

What alternatives are there to FBA? [Fulfilment by Amazon] – Huboo

If you’re in e-commerce and you sell on Amazon, you’ve probably used FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon)…. But, let’s face it, you’ve probably also found yourself frustrated by FBA and have looked for alternatives, perhaps to no avail. Well, there is now an answer and we’re called Huboo – a new fulfilment service for e-commerce. We’ll admit, we may be just a little bit biased here at Huboo HQ, but we think our service comes with an enormous amount of benefits which make us a more than viable alternative to FBA. But because we’re such big fans of transparency, this will be a whistle stop tour of FBA vs. Huboo, so you can make your mind up yourself as to what… Read more »

The 10 Dos and Don’ts for Your Online Web Store

Building an online store is easier said than done. There are so many factors to take into consideration that sometimes it can be overwhelming. But, like anything in life, it’s important to mind the details if you want to have any success. And, no matter how experienced you are with online retail, there’s always something you could do better. That’s why we’ve created this list of the top 10 Dos and Don’ts for your online store.   Whether you’re an ecommerce newbie or a chiseled veteran, you’re sure to find some golden words of wisdom in this list. (And, read through the whole list for a Bonus tip at the end.) Here are the top 10 Dos and Don’ts when… Read more »

Best Colour Schemes For Ecommerce Websites

Colour is one of the most powerful elements of a designer’s toolkit. The best colour schemes for ecommerce websites grab attention, evoke emotion and carry meaning. Colours play a significant role in establishing a strong brand recognition that helps in boosting conversion. 90% of impulsive decisions to buy a product are based on colour alone. So colour is important. But how do designers come up with the right colours to project your brand identity? You can use this article as a guide to start defining a process for choosing the right colour palette for your next brand or website.   Content: What colours say to customers. Choosing colours to work together. Minimal ecommerce website design and the isolation effect.   What… Read more »

best colour schemes for ecommerce websites

Growth Hacking For E-Commerce – Accelerating Sales With Reciprocity

Growth hacking for e-commerce

Popularised by business bloggers and keynote speakers, the phrase growth hacking is the perfect mix of snappy enthusiasm and aspiration. Like hustle, it’s a phrase that’s never monotone. There’s a natural energy to it’s quick simplicity. Growth – we all want that. Hacking – getting what we want even faster and with less investment?! Even better! This phrase is music to every entrepreneur’s ears. The promise of their dreams. But going beyond the enthusiastic promise of easy growth, past the bright smiles of influencers and their incredible drop shipping claims, what does growth hacking really entail? Growth hacking is when a company uses ideas, tools, technology and products in intelligent and creative ways to generate more customers or conversions. Often… Read more »

Top 4 Best Ecommerce Website designs [2019]

Our Best Ecommerce Website Designs in 2019: As we cross the half way point of the year we decided to compile our list of the Best Ecommerce Website designs we have completed this year. We have rated the designs based on the UX (look and feel) of the site but also the UI and features of the site that make these sites unique. 1.Direct Plants Direct Plants are a valued Frooition customer who were having issues with the speed of their existing store. The store was on a legacy self hosted platform. The site was taking in excess of 30 seconds to load and was being penalised in search as well as discouraging buyers. Direct Plants contacted Andy at Frooition… Read more »

4 Emails To Improve Your E-Commerce Turnover

4 emails that will improve your e-commerce turnover

Email is one of the highest converting forms of e-commerce marketing. Every e-commerce business should be sending regular mails. If you haven’t already got one, you should make building your mailing list a priority. Following that, you should start to build your e-commerce email campaigns. To get you ready, we will take you through the four top performing types of e-commerce emails and how they can work for your e-commerce business.   1. Order confirmation   Order confirmations acknowledge a customer’s purchase.   Why is this email type important?   This type of email is automatic with Shopify and BigCommerce stores. Merchants often overlook the potential for it, seeing it as just a delivery email, a common courtesy. But, everyone… Read more »

TheMarket: The brand new marketplace you should know about

Launching soon, TheMarket is set to excite New Zealand shoppers with a beautifully curated lifestyle Marketplace.  Backed by New Zealand’s largest retail group The Warehouse, TheMarket will leverage off the well-established customer database of 3.5 million. The Experience. The extensive, content-rich e-commerce platform will offer curated lifestyle & brands, and in-season range.  During the first 6 months from launch, all sellers on The Market will be offered a free, weighted share of traffic which will drive discoverability of their products.  Sellers can create their own store fronts on the platform to create a fully-branded, engaging experience for their customers. “TheMarket is a large, content-rich e-commerce marketplace platform offering merchants a broad reach to New Zealanders.  We focus on curated lifestyle products & brands… Read more »

The Market