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102, 2017

5 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Website

By |February 1st, 2017|Categories: Multi-channel Ecommerce, Tips|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Website

There are two main problems that plague all ecommerce merchants: lack of traffic, and lack of conversions. If you’ve been having trouble with either — or even just want to improve both — then SellerExpress has five awesome tips you need to be following now.
First off, let’s make sure everyone knows the difference between traffic and conversion. We know it’s probably a trifling point for most of you, but just in case:

Traffic: Generally speaking, the number of hits you get on your page. You can further qualify it as unique hits, and also define how long someone has to spend on your page to be a unique hit.
Conversion: In the most general of terms, conversion is the ratio/percentage of number of people who visit your store and the number who make a purchase.

So with that being said, let’s look at how you can improve things overall for the betterment of the two.
Your Pictures Aren’t Worth a Thousand Words
If you’ve grown tired of hearing how often taking amazing pictures is one of your top priorities as a merchant, bear with us for just one […]

2601, 2017

How l Started Selling on Amazon

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: Amazon, News, Tips|Comments Off on How l Started Selling on Amazon

I never intended to sell online. Online retail seemed like the world of big companies, cut-price importers and small businesses trying to make a quick buck by any means. I never imagined I would be carving out my own little niche in that world. And yet, this month marks two years since I started doing just that.

Let’s start with how I got here. It all began with needing to make space and a little extra money. My lease was running out and soon after that insurance would be due on my car – my first, a cute little hatchback perfect for city drives, but insurance is steep regardless when you are a new driver.

Moving was more urgent. Anyone who has ever moved knows how much work it takes to sort and pack and ship and unpack everything, and how it’s also a good time to declutter sort out all that stuff that has accumulated over the years living in one place. For me, moving meant I had to finally part with a few of my books.

I’ve loved books ever since I was a girl, it’s […]

1701, 2017

How to Respond to a Negative Amazon Product Review

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Amazon, Multi-channel Ecommerce, News, Tips|Comments Off on How to Respond to a Negative Amazon Product Review

You’ve just completed a sale and your buyer said your service was awesome — but the item itself was less than stellar. What do you do now? Well, if you’re really dead serious about improving on that aspect, then follow these handy tips courtesy of FeedbackExpress.
Know What Your Ultimate Goal Is
When faced with a negative product review, the first instinct is to make it go away. However, that can be a super long process — and not always with a good success rate. Instead, and as cheesy as it sounds, place your focus on trying to improve yourself so it doesn’t happen in the future. If the best defence is a strong offence, then your ideal tactic is to set up a frame in place so you just don’t get negative feedback in the future.
Where You Want Your Feedback to Go
There are two ways you can get a hold of your buyer:

Email them directly
Post a comment on their Amazon review.

There are pros and cons for each, so let’s take a look.

Email: You can talk about sensitive info without it being made public, […]

1201, 2017

The Best Ecommerce Conferences 2017

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Amazon, eBay, Multi-channel Ecommerce, News, SellerExpress, Tips|Comments Off on The Best Ecommerce Conferences 2017

Networking is an important part of all commerce including ecommerce. Meeting people and sharing ideas is an experience that many can benefit from. As the saying goes, it’s not what you know but who you know, that can help you on your rise to the top and conferences are a golden opportunity for getting to know the right people in your industry.
Here’s our list of the top ecommerce conferences happening across Europe and the US in 2017.

Best Ecommerce Conferences 2017
Europe

Canada and North America

Related reading: 5 reasons to attend ecommerce conferences.
*This article originally appeared on the RepricerExpress blog

1001, 2017

5 Benefits of Multichannel Inventory Management Software

By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: Amazon, eBay, Multi-channel Ecommerce|Comments Off on 5 Benefits of Multichannel Inventory Management Software

Unless you’re selling something truly timeless and niche market-y, then you’ll need a rotating inventory to keep up with supply and demand. SellerExpress really likes the idea of inventory management software so you don’t have to fiddle around the hard way. In fact, we love it so much, we’ve come up with 5 reasons why you should be getting on it right away.
1. Grab Every Precious Second of Time
Time is one of those very few things you can’t put a price tag on. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. But with inventory management software, the automation updates mean you don’t have to spend your time going through the data. Hello, time! And with that extra time, you can do whatever you want with it.

We recommend using it to promote and expand your business, but if the links are calling, then pull out your nine-iron and go.
2. Put Money Back in Your Wallet
Closely tied to the above point is what to do with money. It’s always a lot easier to figure out how to spend money than how to earn it, and using automated software helps save […]

3012, 2016

How to Integrate Ecommerce With Your Successful Amazon Sales

By |December 30th, 2016|Categories: Amazon, eBay, Marketplaces, Multi-channel Ecommerce|Comments Off on How to Integrate Ecommerce With Your Successful Amazon Sales

Guest blog post by Patrick Foster from Ecommerce Tips
So you have successfully tackled the world of Amazon selling but want to take it to the next level? Take the next logical step and open your own ecommerce store. Selling on Amazon is a great way to make sales, and opening your own online store will help boost your seller brand. Here is how to integrate ecommerce with your successful Amazon selling and how to leverage your existing customers when building out a store of your own.
Develop Your Brand
Firstly, you need to define and develop your brand. Branding is what sets you apart from other companies; a well-developed brand is essential for your personal ecommerce store as you transition from seller to brand.

Branding is what defines your company. It tells your customers who you are and what you’re all about. If you haven’t already, take the time to develop your brand into something that truly represents the core values of your company.

Keep branding consistent across your Amazon seller profile, your social media channels and your ecommerce store. This will make it easier to leverage […]

1612, 2016

Ecommerce Weekly – Top Amazon and eBay News: Dec 16, 2016

By |December 16th, 2016|Categories: Amazon, eBay, Ecommerce Weekly, Marketplaces|Comments Off on Ecommerce Weekly – Top Amazon and eBay News: Dec 16, 2016

Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress’ review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week.
Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivers first package to customer: Sky News reports that Amazon has successfully delivered its first package to a customer using a drone. This week, the company released a video showing a drone taking off from a warehouse and flying below 400ft over fields to deliver the package outside his home 13 minutes later. The drone drop took place on 7 December and contained a bag of popcorn and an Amazon Fire TV stick. Under Amazon’s Prime Air service, the company aims to make deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Continue reading…

Five reasons Amazon Go isn’t necessarily the future of shopping: Lisa Lacy at The Drum reports why she believes Amazon Go won’t necessarily revolutionize shopping as consumers know it. Firstly, she says, Amazon did not invent seamless shopping. While Amazon may be branding this type of shopping, it cannot take credit for the concept. In fact, Jason Snyder, CTO of brand experience agency Momentum Worldwide, said seamless shopping has been on the […]

912, 2016

Ecommerce Weekly – Top Amazon and eBay News: Dec 9, 2016

By |December 9th, 2016|Categories: Amazon, eBay, Ecommerce Weekly, Marketplaces|Comments Off on Ecommerce Weekly – Top Amazon and eBay News: Dec 9, 2016

Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress’ review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week.
Amazon just launched a cashier-free convenience store: Natt Garun at The Verge reports that Amazon has opened its first grocery store without lines or checkout counters in Seattle. Amazon Go, lets shoppers grab the items they want and leave. Amazon Go works by using computer vision and sensors to detect what items you’re taking out of the store and charging them to your Amazon account. Continue reading…

Amazon’s Music Unlimited family plan comes to the UK: Matt Brian at Engadget reports that Amazon’s Music Unlimited has extended its subscription to include a Family option which costs £15 a month or £149 for a full year and allows up to six people to stream to their heart’s content. Amazon customers now have four plans to choose from. Continue reading…

Amazon’s Snowmobile will let you upload stuff by the truckload – literally: Alex Hearn at The Guardian reports on the AWS Snowmobile, a large truck carrying a shipping container which holds a mobile data centre that can store up to […]

712, 2016

My Ecommerce Journey: 10 eBay SEO Tips to Help Boost Sales

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: eBay, Marketplaces, My Ecommerce Journey, Tips|Comments Off on My Ecommerce Journey: 10 eBay SEO Tips to Help Boost Sales

The first few weeks of my ecommerce journey have been exciting, but my sales have been slower than expected. This week however, l have had a few sales which helped boost my confidence as well as my coffers! Are you also struggling with sales on eBay? Then you may be in need of some eBay SEO tips.
As with bricks and mortar stores, in order to get a sale you need people to visit your store. In the eBay world, a major factor to attracting traffic will be how effective your SEO is… SEO is Search Engine Optimisation by the way; if you didn’t know that then you definitely need to keep reading these top 10 eBay SEO tips!
My Top 10 eBay SEO Tips
Tip 1: Include your keywords in your store name

Your store name should include all your keywords. Don’t worry if you have already set your store name as this can be updated.

Check out this great article from SEO experts Moz for more information around keyword research.

Tip 2: Use a full store description which includes your keywords

Your shop description provides an opportunity for you to […]

212, 2016

Ecommerce Weekly – Top Amazon and eBay News: Dec 2, 2016

By |December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Amazon, eBay, Ecommerce Weekly, Marketplaces|Comments Off on Ecommerce Weekly – Top Amazon and eBay News: Dec 2, 2016

Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress’ review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week.
Amazon places cap on non-Amazon verified purchase reviews: Chris Dunne at FeedbackExpress reports Amazon is continuing its efforts to stop false feedback by announcing that buyers will only to be able to leave five reviews a week for items not bought via the online store. Amazon has said, “You can submit a maximum of five non-Amazon Verified Purchase reviews each week, starting on (a) Sunday. If we find unusually high numbers of reviews for a product posted in a short period of time, we may restrict these products to Amazon Verified Purchase reviews.” Continue reading…

7 ecommerce trends that worked in 2016: Jason Ford at The Drum reports on ecommerce trends that failed and those that worked including responsive design and mobile commerce, website speed and performance as well as usability testing and customer experience. Continue reading…

UK Amazon marketplace sellers to reach £1.8 billion in exports sales: Ben Stevens at Retail Gazette reports that Amazon has announced that third-party sellers on Amazon UK are predicted to achieve […]