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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th June 2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: shipping from China

What size shipment and what destination?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th June 2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,195
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Need advice for opening a adult toy shop

I was in this field from 1999-2008 and did VERY well. However it was a different ball game then. Now the market is extremely over saturated and highly competitive.

I honestly can not recommend...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th June 2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: How to Create a Marketing Plan

This is a REALLY complex question for a very broad topic and not possible to answer in a forum post. That's why no one has answered.

Perhaps if you ask more specific questions you will get a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st May 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,568
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Can you suggest me an affordable host for Magento?

Magento hosting is NOT the same as Word Press hosting. Magento is EXTREMELY resource intensive and its only recommended to use a host that has extensive experience hosting Magento.

I realize that...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th May 2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,568
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Can you suggest me an affordable host for Magento?

I STRONGLY recommend Nexcess.net.

We have used several different Magento hosts and hands down Magento tech support is miles ahead of the others.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th May 2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Shipping Directly from China to FBA

Do not ship directly from your supplier to FBA. Its just a matter of time until your supplier realizes what you're doing and you suddenly become eliminated from the equation.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th May 2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Fulfillment Costs - Does it even work for $20 items.

Lower priced items like this are tricky to make the numbers work. Once you factor the inbound freight and duties from China there isn't much profit margin. Look for products selling above $25.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th April 2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Recent e-Commerce laws

I follow this area closely. if you are in the US there is an excellent Law Blog that focuses on eCommerce and technology law:

Technology & Marketing Law Blog (http://blog.ericgoldman.org/)

Many...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th March 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Potential branding conflict, need advice!

A few bits of advice.

This forum is NOT the place to seek legal advice. You are STRONGLY encouraged to seek solid legal advice from an IP lawyer. Trademarks are a tricky area to navigate and if...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th March 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Checkout for Magento: which one converts most effectively?

I will not be convinced (until I see data) that having everything crammed onto 1 page converts better than multiple (shorter) pages in checkout.

When a customer sees a page with 30-40 fields to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th March 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Looking for a Magento shipping solution

For Magento shipping calculations we use Shipping Table Rates by Amnasty. Highly recommended and very flexible. There are other extensions that do different things if you can be more specific.
...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th March 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: A question about credit card chargebacks

Its definitely something that happens regularly. Dispute the charge back and provide tracking information etc. We usually win about 95% of our disputes.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th March 2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: What is the best analytics solution for a Magento store?

We use Google Analytics with Magento and the missed conversion rate is <1%. Note that orders placed in the admin (Phone orders etc) will not register with GA unless you take some extra steps
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th February 2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Cart Suggestion

Magento has all of those capabilities.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th February 2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: How to Sell Legal Leads

I have working extensively with selling legal leads in the past. Starting out you probably want to work with some affiliate networks that work in the area.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: opening new website users allow to sell ,buy

Because running a server is a pain. You have to worry about security patches, software updates, hardware failures, power outages, hackers and so on.

All of these thing take time away from running...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,172
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Drop Shipping Trademark Items

There is a good chance that you'll get bogus goods from China. You risk a bunch of unpleasant problems by importing counterfeit good including having your shipment confiscated by customs.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th January 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Delivery Page With countdown

That's what tracking numbers are for. They will be infinitely more accurate than any "countdown timer" you might create.

Customers are pretty savvy and comfortable with tracking numbers these...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th January 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Where to start with product manufacturing?

If its a cigarbox then contact companies that make cigar boxes.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th January 2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Delivery Page With countdown

I don't understand. You want a unique delivery countdown for each customer? What is the purpose of this? Why would the customer keep this page open while waiting for delivery?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th January 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Does bundling negate Private Labeling?

Are you referring to Amazon? It depends on what your objectives are. If its to keep competitors out of your space then PL is better because you can completely control it. Other people can offer the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th January 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: I do have products but don't know how to sell them

I agree with the advice given by OnlineStoreHelp.

Start on Etsy with a small amount of items and build from there. As you learn, you can add more items and eventually have a part time employee...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th January 2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,901
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Is Amazon FBA worth it? And are there other options?

You can either do it in house or outsource it.

We ship 1000's of packages each month and its not a trivial task. It takes a lot of resources.

There are lots of 3rd party logistics companies...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st January 2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Creating website something like ebay?

Don't take this the wrong way but your question is like asking " Can someone show me how to build a space ship" ?

ebay is a large company with an army of engineers and developers. Unless you have...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th January 2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: do i need register a trademark for selling products online

No, Its not necessary unless you actually have a trademark that you want to protect.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th January 2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Is SSL certificates nescessary for ecommerce website?

Yes- its 100% mandatory to use SSL if customers are checking out on your site (entering credit card #).. However depending on your set up you may be able to have customers check out with Paypal or...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th January 2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: When you create a store, do you PPC on a landing page or the item page?

This is absolutely NOT the case.

Have you ever seen Amazon.com use a landing page?

There are situation when a landing page helps but it depends on the kind of product. the traffic source etc.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th January 2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: A Question About Margins

In my experience retailers usually expect 50% profit margin.(Buy for $5 - Sell for $10)
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th January 2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: When you create a store, do you PPC on a landing page or the item page?

Yes- test both. Set a reasonable test budget for both and see which one performs better.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th January 2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: When you create a store, do you PPC on a landing page or the item page?

The answer depends on a lot of different factors. Nobody can answer this without knowing more. The only way to know for sure is to test it.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th January 2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Buying from local liquidators and selling at flea markets and swap shops?

WF is mainly dedicated to online marketing. And the area you posted in is specifically dedicated to eCommerce.

There are MANY people here who have purchased closeouts and liquidations to sell...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st December 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Need some advice with drop shipping please?

Its a tricky problem with drop shipping especial when you have customers who order merchandise from multiple suppliers. Depending on your profit margin it may be difficult to make a profit on these...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st December 2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Need an ecommerce or Amazon guru and some dropshipping advice

It will be very expensive to drop ship small orders from South America. However you still may want to try it for a while to see if there is a viable market before you commit to larger purchases. You...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th December 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: As Advertiser can i work with 2 affiliate networks on 1 website?

Its not completely clear to me what you are proposing.

However, you can run offers from multiple networks on a site.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th December 2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th December 2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Too good to be True?

It can definitely happen. Trust me.

However do your homework. Verify the supplier and make sure they are legit. Order samples and try to start with small orders to minimize your risk.

But...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th December 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Anybody ship freight often?

Are you shipping internationally or domestic? Air, ground or sea?

If the items are fragile you should use a crate with a solid top so even if things are stacked on top of yours merchandise is...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th December 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Payment Processor Who Accept Research Chemicals?

Google
High Risk Merchant Accounts.

You will need a special merchant account that will be much more expensive and they will probably hold a % of the transactions for several months.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th December 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,803
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: What are the best Magento extensions?

serpyre- I am not surprised that you have posted another useless and completely off topic post.

You are quite good at it.

Maybe the moderators will finally ban you.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th December 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,803
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: What are the best Magento extensions?

Here are some Magento extensions we like:

Affiliate +: Solid Affiliate program extension
Sweet Tooth: Great Referral Program
Embedded ERP: Inventory/ Shipping / Order Processing
m2ePro: the ...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th December 2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,803
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: What are the best Magento extensions?

What???

Please explain how Magento extensions lower revenue per employee.

This is another absurd and useless post by Serpyre.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th November 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: FBA advice needed..

The other seller is probably happy with his profit margin and wants to keep the price low to keep out competitors.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th November 2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Is there a free affiliate extention for Magento?

I do not know of anything that is free. However Affiliate + is very good and highly recommended for Magento.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th November 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Western Union an T/T

Please explain why WU is safer than other payment methods.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th November 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Too Risky?

To me that profit margin is way too low. Looks for products that you can sell for at least 2-3X your cost.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd November 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: how integrate wepay merchant account with magento website

Here is a Wepay / Magento extension
WePay Payment Gateway by MageComp - Magento Connect (http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/wepay-payment-gateway-by-magecomp.html)
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th October 2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: protections against faulty batch of product?

There are a few ways you can protect yourself.

I am actually in China right now at a factory inspecting an order of merchandise before it gets loaded in a container bound for my warehouse in the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th October 2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Copyrighted Products

Usually physical products can not be copyrighted unless its a like a book or CD. However they can be trademarked or patented.

Either way, its best to avoid these products unless you want a lot of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st October 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Override Shipping Method in Magento

What do you mean "override" shipping method?

If you mean change the shipping method after an order is created this is not a standard feature of Magento. However it can be done with an extension....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th October 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Running Facebook Ads To Squeeze Page To eCommerce Store

If you are referring to a popup then yes. Its easy and there are many ways to do it.

This extension is one way:
Pop-up+ Magento Extension - aheadWorks...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th October 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Import or convert xml files?

Excel (and other software) can read and convert XML to other formats like CSV.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th October 2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: Running Facebook Ads To Squeeze Page To eCommerce Store

Set up 2 different auto responders / squeeze pages- 1 for each traffic source.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th October 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: How to increase business sales?

PLEASE ban serpyre. His posts are gibberish and incoherent.

He is a complete waste of time. And sadly he confuses honest people coming to this forum for help.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th October 2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: How to increase business sales?

No. Actually its a perfect example of you making another absurd post and providing absolutely no value to this forum.

And just because you included a link to an irrelevant Forbes article that...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th October 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: How to increase business sales?

Serpyre, most of your posts are long, rambling and incoherent. You often cite "statistics" that appear to bogus and when pressed you refuse to provide any sources.

Maybe others find value in your...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th October 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By kjamesnv
Re: How to increase business sales?

Serpyre, I am not making any claims or citing statistics. You are.

Can you provide any sources for these statistics? If not, then how do we know whether they are legitimate or just made up...
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