Fulfilling Orders

Fulfilling Orders

Previously, we discussed sourcing products, touching on the difference between doing your own fulfillment by buying products at wholesale and shipping from your own warehouse, and dropshipping by having distributors ship directly to your consumers. There is a third...

Building Sales Across Channels

Building Sales Across Channels

While many SMB merchants are fearful of Amazon's footprint in the world of ecommerce, which elicits the common reaction, "how can I possible compete with Amazon?", I look at the ability to sell in multiple channels a very good development in our industry. With some...

Identifying Your Best Customers

Identifying Your Best Customers

Customer Types As you traverse the world of ecommerce, you'll learn that businesses define themselves as either Business-to-Consumer (B2C) or Business-to-Business (B2B). Sometimes, you'll see B2C referred to as D2C, meaning Direct-to-Consumer, but it's the same...

Preparing for Ecommerce

Preparing for Ecommerce

We first dove into ecommerce in 2005, quickly growing a drop-shipping business from our front living room. In four years, it not only made us a very nice living and reached the top position in its niche, but we were able to sell it at a healthy multiple of net...

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