Category: E-commerce

Mailchimp VS Klaviyo for Shopify

Mailchimp vs Klaviyo

Mailchimp is separating from Shopify. So, by May 12, any merchants using Mailchimp will need to switch to another mail service. Klaviyo is one of the most popular alternatives to Mailchimp right now. If you’re not familiar with Klaviyo, this post will give you an overview of what it does, and how it compares to Mailchimp.   Who uses Mailchimp or Klaviyo?   Your store is doing well. You have a custom Shopify store design that’s converting like a dream and you’re turning 6 figures in revenue each month. You’re focused on squeezing every last bit of profit from your store. Your product research is doing well, your pixel is trained, and your processes are organised so that you have time… Read more »

Branding for automotive parts sellers

Branding for automotive parts sellers

Selling auto parts online, you’re operating in a growing but competitive market. Sourcing the right stock, getting it online and ensuring that customers find your auto parts website when they search takes hard work. It’s common for automotive parts sellers to find they’ve become so focused on this journey, that they’ve neglected the importance of their brand. But brand is essential for automotive parts retailers. As an auto parts retailer, here’s why you should take time to develop your brand, and how you should do it. Your Brand Helps Your Team Regardless of whether you are two people or two hundred, your brand is a powerful tool to align individuals towards a mission and a purpose. Your brand communicates who… Read more »

4 Ways e-commerce is Working its Way onto Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram

According to a Gen Z report, that generation cite social media as their most influential source for buying decisions. Couple that, with a Meeker report shows 55 percent of users who found a product on social media went on to purchase it later. That makes social media one of the most effective and dominant channels for e-commerce right now. Facebook and Instagram have billions of active users globally and according to the Global Web Index, users spend an average of 142 minutes on social media per day. By capitalising on the opportunity to advertise and sell products on social networks, Facebook and Instagram allow brands to get their products in front of a massive audience where the users already spend a… Read more »

7 E-Commerce Niches Growing In 2019

e-commerce niche

Setting up an online shop is now a painless process. You can sign up for a hosted store on a platform like Shopify or BigCommerce and apply a template design in minutes. Even for  more complex, custom stores, working with an e-commerce design agency, you could go from just an idea to taking sales in as little as six weeks. You just need a product. To get you started with finding something profitable to sell, we’ve listed seven e-commerce niches that we see are growing in 2019. 1. Fashion Rental The fashion industry has a disastrous impact on the environment. In fact, it’s the second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. Consider this in the context… Read more »

Why Competitors Are Not Your Enemies

business competitors

Every business owner knows who their competitors are. Even if you’re not watching them yourself, others won’t hesitate to point out to you what competitors are doing, asking if you have considered doing the same, or pointing to their perceived success and asking if it worries you. As a business owner, it’s easy to over focus on your competitors, to build them up into the personification of all your business troubles. It’s easy to forget that they are not the enemy. Competitors are your proof of market. If there’s enough interest for your competitors business to grow, then there’s enough for yours to grow too. No product is alone in its market. Coca Cola has Pepsi, Apple has Microsoft, Nike… Read more »

How to build a business selling private label products on Amazon

Amazon Private Label

There are three ways to sell on Amazon. Sell items you have manufactured Resell items from other brands Private label Private label mans that you sell items made by other manufacturers, under your own brand name. This is one of the most lucrative and popular ways Amazon retailers do business. How to sell white label products on Amazon Your first step is to decide what to sell. You don’t want to sell an item that is too highly competitive, nor do you want to try and sell an item there’s no demand for. As well as popularity and competition, you should also consider profit margin, shipping costs and seasonality. Understanding these points is where most wannabe Amazon sellers come unstuck… Read more »

Approved Performance: Striving for the ultimate user journey

PartsConnect homepage

Approved Performance are an aftermarket, OEM replacement parts seller based out of Bloomingdale Illinois, run by Keith Boyer. Approved Performance sell superior vehicle parts for breaking systems, hubs and shafts. The products are fantastic, priced at a level where they are competitive with OEM parts but far superior in quality they provide genuine value for customers. The issues with fitment data… The biggest problem for the customer is finding the part that fits their vehicle, sometimes opting for inferior products, at higher prices to guarantee fitment. The other option is taking the risk on a product, only to find it doesn’t fit, return the product and start the search all over again. Keith started selling parts through Amazon in 2014… Read more »

How To Increase Your eBay Sales

increase your eBay sales

With over 179 million active buyers in over 100 countries, eBay gives sellers instant access to a global marketplace. But how can you make the most of this exposure and increase your eBay sales ? This guide covers key considerations and best practice you need to follow when selling on eBay. What to Sell on eBay Offering high demand products is probably the most obvious way to increase sales. By researching and assessing demand for particular products on eBay, you can choose stock to increase your eBay sales. Sell From A Shop There are a whole host of reasons why opening an eBay store can help you to increase your eBay sales . Main benefits include: Creating A Professional Brand… Read more »

10 Things to do before launching your Shopify store.

Things to do before launching your Shopify store.

You’ve signed up for your Shopify trial, set up social media accounts, chosen a designer, and now you’re just waiting for your store to go live so you can start selling. It’s an exciting time, but it should also be a busy one for you. Here are ten tasks you can handle before launching your Shopify store , to ensure that it has the best chance of success. Put site monitoring in place Before launching your Shopify store it’s important to decide how you’re going to track site traffic and conversions. Your Shopify store will already have some analytics reporting built in, but it’s advantageous to add another tool. Results can sometimes vary slightly, so it’s always good to take an… Read more »

How to Use Video to Increase Sales in E-Commerce

Product Videos

Video traffic is expected to account for 80% of all consumer internet traffic in 2019, and visitors to e-commerce websites are 64-85% more likely to buy  a product after watching a product video explaining how it works. This is because our brains processing visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Using video in your e-commerce provides customers with the information they need to make a confident purchase, without any extra effort on their part. There’s no disputing it; video is the reigning king of the internet – yet it’s still one of the most under-utilised e-commerce strategies. Which means that for e-commerce merchants looking to get But before you put time and money into creating product videos, you need to have… Read more »