Advantages of Working With the Small Business Administration (SBA)

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The Paycheck Protection Program has brought the US Small Business Administration to prominence recently, but this government organization has been assisting small businesses for decades. From small company loans to counseling, the SBA offers a wide range of services that entrepreneurs should take advantage of.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) has been … Read more

What is AI Trading

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a new technology that has yet to fully realize its potential. In reality, the possibilities of what AI will be able to accomplish in the future are nearly limitless. Despite this, AI continues to play a significant role in several critical industries. Whether it’s Facebook offering content based … Read more

Upcoming Social Media Channels to Keep an Eye On

Upcoming Social Media Channels to Keep an Eye On

The year 2020 altered nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we socialize. Distancing ourselves from others has become a norm; leaving a hole for customized communication that we used to have in person. Nonetheless, humans are flexible, and in the last year, a slew of new social networking sites have … Read more

Shopify vs. PrestaShop: Which Is Good For An Online Store?

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PrestaShop and Shopify both have powerful ecommerce capabilities, but the platform that is best for your business will be determined by your specific demands and budget.  Choosing the correct Ecommerce platform for your company will be a critical decision when it comes to launching an online store. Your Ecommerce platform determines how … Read more

What Does It Mean If You Start a Business in Your Garage?

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Finding a great location is a vital factor when you want to start your business. Many startup entrepreneurs find their garage an easy, convenient and cheap solution because you have extra space. You don’t have to pay for office space and other overheads. The advantage of starting a business in a garage … Read more

Syncing POS With Your Ecommerce Store

Syncing POS With Your Ecommerce Store

There is a way to make your business even more profitable if you sell successfully online and in brick-and-mortar locations. How? You can achieve omnichannel consistency by combining your business operations handled via point of sale systems at brick-and-mortar locations and an online site. Your inventory synchronizes across your Ecommerce site, marketplaces … Read more

Why Is the Smiley Famous

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A basic ideogram that represents a smiling face is known as smiley or sometimes as a smiley face. It became part of popular culture in the 1950s. It was used as a standalone ideogram or as a form of communication. Today, we use emoticons to convey the meanings of expressions in a … Read more

How Beanie Babies Business Grew Fast

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If you ask any American who lived in the 1990s to list the most popular toys of the era, you will get to know that Beanie Babies were at the top. Beanie Babies were the top-line stuffed toys from 1993 till the present. They were created by an American Businessman named H. … Read more

How Can You Keep Your Office Desk Clean?

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A clean desk gives you the feeling of inspiration while working and also energetic. When your desk is clean, you will be more focused on your work and get it done within the deadline. Your clean and organized desk is for a day or two. When you start working on another big … Read more

Part 10 – Development & Marketing

After listing, there are multiple steps a seller should take to stay ahead of the game and maximise their probability of success. Given the highly competitive nature of Amazon’s marketplace, these steps are almost non-negotiable and need to be addressed by every seller. Price Testing Testing different price points for your product … Read more

Part 9 – Shipping Products to Amazon

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With Amazon, a seller can quickly grow their business by exposing their products to millions of customers in Amazon’s international marketplaces. However, if a seller’s inventory is located in a different country than the Amazon Fulfilment Centre, which is almost always, they will need to ship their products from the source country … Read more

Part 8 – Listing Products

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After successfully sourcing a product and creating an account with Amazon, its time to begin listing. Listing quality can be the difference between a successful product and a failure, so it is critical to spend time on this step. If listing a product already on Amazon, a seller can save time and … Read more

Part 7 – Registering As A Seller

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Every seller needs to setup a trading account to begin listing and selling their products. Amazon offers two selling plans: Individual & Professional. 99% of private label sellers will need a Professional account but for those looking to start slow or sell intermittently, there is also an Individual account option. Selling as … Read more

Part 6 – Sourcing Products

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Although multiple resources exist to source cheaply manufactured products, one company, Alibaba is head and shoulders above the rest. They are a gigantic online Chinese marketplace with millions of sellers and tens of millions of products available to customise and purchase. If you can’t find a product on Alibaba, chances are it … Read more

Part 5 – Choosing Products

Top Dropshipping Tips for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

Finding the correct product to manufacture and sell is one of the most important steps when selling on Amazon. Generally, a seller should select the Amazon categories they want to sell under based on personal preference and existing knowledge. From there, they should utilise product research tools to find the exact products … Read more

Part 4 – Alternatives to FBA

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If you are not keen on Amazon fulfilling your orders, other options exist. These are Fulfilment by Merchant and Seller Fulfilled Prime. Both require the seller to manage the inventory, handling, shipping, and support for every customer. However, there are also other differences which are detailed below. Fulfilment By Merchant (FBM) Fulfilment … Read more

Part 3 – Pros & Cons of FBA

The Amazon FBA program offers storage, packing, labelling and shipping services to sellers. It helps them scale and grow their businesses through Amazon’s worldwide fulfilment network. Of course, it’s not all wine and caviar. FBA still comes with its challenges for sellers. These although, sometimes unrealised, are still disadvantages. Pros of FBA … Read more

Part 2 – Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA)

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Amazon describes it best “You sell it, we ship it.” Essentially, sellers store their products in gigantic fulfillment centres and Amazon staff pick, pack, ship, and provide customer service for those products. Amazon FBA allows sellers to leverage one of the most advanced fulfilment networks in the world.  Which in turn, helps … Read more

Part 1 – Branding Your Business

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Although it sounds easy enough, most entrepreneurs do not spend the time required to build a coherent brand. This can have a massive impact on your business. Image is everything. A cheap logo, weak name or even a jarring colour scheme can be detrimental to success. Poor branding can be the final … Read more

Amazon Barcodes Explained

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Amazon uses barcodes to identify and track inventory throughout the fulfilment process. Every item sent to an Amazon fulfilment centre requires a barcode. When a seller is first exposed to Amazon barcodes, the different acronyms (UPC, EAN, GCID, FNSKU, ASIN) can be a little overwhelming. Fortunately, when broken down and explained they are … Read more

International Amazon Sellers

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Using the Amazon platform, sellers now have the ability to trade outside of their own countries. When selling on Amazon as an international seller, there are important requirements sellers must follow to ensure a great experience for customers. Understanding and complying with these requirements is essential for successful international selling and is … Read more

Comparing FBA & SFP

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Although both Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) and Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) benefit from the Amazon Prime program, they differ in many ways. Every seller should carefully evaluate these differences and utilise the program which best meets their overall business needs. See the main differences below: Fulfilment The most obvious and significant difference … Read more

Before Starting an Amazon Business

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Starting an Amazon business can be a life changing and lucrative venture. It can provide you with the work/life balance you desire, a supplementary source of income or even replace your primary income if you are successful enough. But before you jump in, you must consider all the factors involved in starting and … Read more

Welcome to the Jungle

The world of Amazon is constantly expanding. Every year, the number of sales on this platform increases with more and more consumers using it as their online shop of choice.  Currently in the United States, 50% of all online purchases are made on Amazon, with that number predicted to increase into the … Read more

How to Remove Outdated Content from Yahoo

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Yahoo may not be the search engine giant that it once was, but that doesn’t erase the years where it sat upon the throne instead of Google. And we mean that literally; there are billions of caches from the time Yahoo reigned supreme. Fortunately, despite losing a lot of popularity to Google’s … Read more

Guide to Removing Outdated Content from Google

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The internet is an ever-changing place, and something that may be relevant today might end up being useless outdated info just two days later. With such a high frequency of change, it can be difficult for Google to keep up-to-date with content spanning billions upon billions of webpages. For this reason, manual … Read more

How to Set up a Business on Yelp?

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The modern era of technology has put everything online. From restaurants to plumbing services, type anything on your search bar and you will get it. Perhaps the most important aspect of why people consider going online is that they are able to find reviews of people who visited these places or / … Read more

Optimize Your Yelp Listing to Get More Customers

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The world of the internet has become diverse and huge, making the criteria for search engines and directories strict. This is done so in order to improve the relevant search results for the users. Relevancy has become a key factor that has helped in an improved reliance of people over the internet.  … Read more

How to Keep Warm in Your Home Office Using a Snuggie

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One has to take out a range of comforters and blankets during the winter season to protect them from cold. However, the main problem arises when you are feeling cold but don’t have any comforter or blanket close. For example, sitting out on your chair, at home, or office, you can’t just … Read more

How Are Monitor Arms Useful?

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Most of us are viewing monitor screens one way or the other as a part of our daily routine. People who are working at offices have the most usage of a monitor. Given that monitors are perhaps one of the most used hardware, maximizing comfort and enhancing the viewing experience becomes an … Read more