Everything Online Brands Should Know About Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Delivery

Amazon Prime has truly revolutionized the concept and expectation of shipping. Years ago “fast shipping” would have been considered a week or so. Now, thanks to Amazon Prime, consumers expect fast shipping to take just a couple of days. If consumers don’t see fast, free, or low-cost shipping, many of them will actually drop the items that they have in their cart. One report by a shipping and fulfilment software platform provider states that 54% of shoppers abandon their cart due to shipping, and 39% due to no free shipping options. Those numbers may be alarming to retailers that can’t afford to offer good shipping options. Before you start freaking out, remember—you can always offer free 2-day shipping with the… Read more »

What to sell on eBay in 2019 [Updated Guide]

Whatever you want to sell on eBay, customers are there. And with eBay’s average visit duration being 50% longer than on Amazon, eBay is the perfect place to cross sell to browsers and increase your average sale value. Competition is fierce, trends change fast, and popular items can quickly fall out of fashion. Having the right stock to sell on eBay is vital to your success as a seller, so we want to give you some tips and processes that we find useful to help you decide on the right things for you to sell on eBay. Useful tools: eBay Trending! eBay Category feature finder [Free] Professional eBay templates Budget eBay template Decide who to sell to Before you decide what to… Read more »

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Advice For Contacting Dropshipping Suppliers On Ali Express

contacting dropshipping suppliers on Ali Express

So you’ve decided you’re interested in dropshipping. You’ve done your research, you’re aware of the pitfalls, and you’ve chosen a product niche. Now all you need is to find a supplier. Manufacturers are able to offer you the cheapest price on goods, leaving you greater profit margins. For this reason, when looking for a dropshipping supplier, you should try to work with a manufacturer, if possible.  Unfortunately, manufacturers tend to be some of the least marketing savvy people in e-commerce, and so more difficult to find through search. Most of the suppliers who rank well in search or advertise well are in fact middle men. Most manufacturers will be on Ali Express though. That’s why Ali express is the first… Read more »

Mistakes To Avoid When You Start Dropshipping

1 – Check Shipping Times BEFORE Choosing Which Countries to Sell To. A lot of beginners see that the seller on Ali Express ships worldwide, and so list the item with worldwide shipping without further thought. This is a huge mistake. Why?  Because the Ali Express supplier is dealing with businesses, not consumers. They can send items to any country, but it may take 20-40 days for an item to arrive. For businesses buying in bulk and making considerable savings, waiting may be an option, but for your customers, it is not. We strongly recommend as a beginner focusing on countries with shorter shipping times of 2-3 weeks, as this will cause less customer support issues.   2 – Make Shipping… Read more »

5 Easy SEO Essentials For Your E-Commerce Site

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Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is one of those things that can often be overlooked during the exhausting process of designing and building a new e-commerce website. It’s completely understandable as it’s challenging enough to create something that looks good and does everything it should – from showcasing your products to checkout and payment. As this is all part of the user experience they are (with good reason) prioritised with time and resource. SEO practices on the other hand (if done well) usually go unnoticed by the user and because of it, can often be dismissed when building a site. This is always to the detriment of the business, because SEO can deliver fantastic return on investment. The good news is… Read more »

Strategic Discounting For E-Commerce

We are moving into the busiest season of the retail year. Previously known as the holiday season, the period between November and New year is now referred to in retail as discounting season. Customers are bombarded with Black Friday deals and 24-hour flash sales. They’re spoilt for choice and expect an incentive to buy. Many brands feel pushed into offering big discounts at this highly competitive time of year. That’s unavoidable. But relying on discounting long term only creates a race to the bottom in pricing. It costs 5x less to retain customers than acquire new ones. Discounts attract new traffic to your website and will create a spike in one-time e-commerce sales. But constant discounts are not a viable… Read more »

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eBay Auto Apply

eBay Auto Apply

Automation has to be the number one way to save time in e-commerce. Frooition have built eBay listing software that makes listing with professional design easy, but for sellers who want to streamline their listing process and save as much time as possible, Frooition has created eBay Auto Apply. For professional sellers trading on eBay, custom listing design is important. Adding design to listings places your brand front and centre and gives your listings extra professional features like cross promotion, keeping customers in your listings for longer and increasing your sales. Taking extra minutes to apply the design on each listing can be difficult when time is short though. Frooition’s Auto Apply allows you to list items from any device, automatically applying design… Read more »

6 Factors That Consistently Contribute to Landing the Buy Box Across Marketplaces

The buy box is a famous concept in the eCommerce industry. It highlights your listing and items over your competitors, in some cases even hiding them altogether. Marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, and Walmart combine similar listings. Sellers with the same product get stacked using algorithms surrounding price, seller ratings, customer satisfaction, and more. On Amazon, more than 90% of sales go through the buy box, and winning the buy box gives you a huge boost in visibility over competitors across all marketplaces. Consumers are more likely to simply hit “add to cart” or “buy now” rather than scrolling down to review options. If you don’t have the buy box, only 10% of consumers will ever consider your product, and that… Read more »

6 Factors That Consistently Contribute to Landing the Buy Box Across Marketplaces

Frooition & Parts Connect Partner To Offer Affordable Web Design For Auto Parts Sellers

web design for auto parts

There’s little doubt among industry insiders that web design for auto parts can be one of the biggest challenges for e-commerce designers and an expensive proposition for sellers. For an auto parts website to be successful, developers must take thousands of complex product options and create a simple pathway through them, quickly leading a customer to the exact item they looking for. Having created web design for auto parts giants like GM Motors, Fiat, Chrysler, AC Delco, and Hollander, Frooition is well versed in the unique challenges presented by web design for auto parts. For these big brand projects, Frooition designers study auto part customer journey data, using customer behavior insights to create intuitive designs that make buying effortless. For smaller companies who… Read more »

Selling Auto Parts Online (Definitive guide) – 3 of the best methods in 2019

Updated for 2019 When people need auto parts, they want convenience. Selling auto parts online allows customers to get their phone, easily find the part they need and have it delivered to them quickly. Selling auto parts online is growing fast. Making sure that customers can quickly find and easily purchase your products requires an understanding of the buying procedure for modern car parts. Where to sell auto parts online Selling auto parts online with Amazon Automotive is a gated category. You must apply to Amazon and meet their requirements to sell auto parts. Online sales of U.S. auto parts are growing at around 14% annually and Amazon’s growth rate is nearly double that. Amazon auto parts seller requirements: You… Read more »

Selling Auto Parts Online