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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st August 2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 128
Posted By amcg
Re: Feedback for Client's Ecommerce Store

Yeah agree Dave, it's amazing how that whole 'trust' industry works when no-one really knows anything!

I've added 'Trustpilot' as a way of managing 'service' reviews and added a 'TrustBox' in the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st August 2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 128
Posted By amcg
Re: Feedback for Client's Ecommerce Store

Thanks for the gracious feedback on the design, I worry it's too nice to convert i.e I keep thinking about more cluttered, less designed ecommerce i.e Amazon, Zappos etc.

We setup the categories...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th August 2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 128
Posted By amcg
Re: Feedback for Client's Ecommerce Store

Yeah Dave, I meant which seals? McAfee is something I've used before but not sure which is most trusted?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th August 2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 128
Posted By amcg
Re: Feedback for Client's Ecommerce Store

Thanks. Yeah, I guess we will look at different areas to place the trust seals. Do you recommend a specific provider? We're thinking McAfee but beyond this, any others?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th August 2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 128
Posted By amcg
Re: Feedback for Client's Ecommerce Store

Thanks Dave for the suggestions. Specifically on increased text, what would be your suggestions? We have category text for most categories, do you mean the static pages i.e about us? or product...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 26th August 2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 128
Posted By amcg
Re: Feedback for Client's Ecommerce Store

Hi, thanks for the comments. I've gone ahead and done what you suggested by integrating 'Login with Amazon'. Hope it helps conversions. :)
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th August 2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 128
Posted By amcg
Re: Feedback for Client's Ecommerce Store

Thanks. Changed the carousel images down to four and agree, looks better. The client's doing about $500 a month in sales but we're at the point where I've exhausted our launch advertising budget so...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th August 2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By amcg
Re: How do you promote your own .com store/ebay/amazon?

Email Marketing
Facebook Ads (customer audiences)
Google Ads (google shopping)
Content Marketing
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th August 2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,725
Posted By amcg
Re: Dropshiping with FB Ads

FB ads with customer audiences is effective but don't overlook Google Shopping. It's fairly easy to setup though can take time to organise product data sufficiently. That said it works well when...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th August 2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By amcg
Re: Timing for a new online business

I'd agree with this. If you can only pick one, I'd suggest Google Shopping. You can run with it and you will see sales. Financing ad spend is tricky if you're working on thin margins so be careful...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th August 2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 59
Posted By amcg
Re: Help with brand name!

Combining letters and numerals never works so that's a non-starter. There's two routes; name it after yourself or pick something aspirational. In this case, leather goods, I'd be tempted to name it...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th August 2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By amcg
Re: Does One Shopify Store Fits All Niches Work?

If you're selling other people's products i.e third party merchandise, the winners are usually mass merchants i.e Walmart, Amazon, Costco etc. These winners are winning offline i.e...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th August 2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 128
Posted By amcg
Feedback for Client's Ecommerce Store

Hello all,

Looking for feedback for a recently launched client's ecommerce store - > SkyRiver (https://www.skyriverclothing.com). It's built on the Shopify platform and the angle is clothing and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st May 2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By amcg
Re: Domain Question

Yes, that's what I've gone for, check out the site here (https://www.liveforever.net). I'm happy with the decision though if the .com becomes available I'll jump at the chance to get it.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd May 2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By amcg
Re: Domain Question

Thanks for sharing guys, going with the .net until I can get the .com
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th April 2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By amcg
Re: Domain Question

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Plus it will be easier to switch to the .com later if the name becomes available/I can afford it.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th April 2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By amcg
Re: Domain Question

Hi, thanks for the quick response. I'm leaning towards the .net because of repetition is easier without the dash but i know the power of .com is much more recognised. Tricky decision I guess.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th April 2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By amcg
Domain Question

Hey guys,

I'm launching a new ecommerce fashion website in May and I have a choice between two different domain names. One is a two word, .net and the other is a two word .com but with a dash....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd March 2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By amcg
Re: New to this Ecommerce - have a question

Good advice. Dropshipping sounds fantastic and is as close to zero inventory as you can get but in reality, it's very difficult. I think where dropshipping works best is in wholesale where you don't...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd March 2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,049
Posted By amcg
Re: Selling on Amazon FBA and having a store as well?

This is what I and many other merchants will agree with - your own channel will always be your most profitable. Look at big speciality brands e.g Apple, Nike and so-on and you'll find their core...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd March 2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By amcg
Re: Selling a product on Amazon, would you suggest selling a low priced item or high cost item?

Sell something that's small, can be easily packaged and it cost effective to ship. That would be my advice for starting. Once you understand the process of importing, third party logistics etc you...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd March 2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,724
Posted By amcg
Re: Which E Commerce solution is best

Shopify with hosted, Wordpress and Woocommerce for self-hosted. I've use nearly all of the major platforms and always come back to these.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd March 2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,323
Posted By amcg
Re: I am planning a new eCommerce start-up for multibrand organic items. Suggest best eCommerce plat

This is valuable advice. Selling first on marketplaces like Amazon, Ebay etc is a great way to get sales and validate your product before you invest in your own ecommerce store.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd March 2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,342
Posted By amcg
Re: starting eCommerce business

Is he a merchant, developer or both? For merchants, a hosted platform like Shopify is best. If he/she is a developer, you can get started with a self-hosted Wordpress and Woocommerce.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd March 2016, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By amcg
Re: Building an ecom business from Europe... ?

I would suggest using 3PL like Amazon FBA or another company to maintain your inventory. As always when entering a new market, testing is important and think about that with respect to inventory.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th January 2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By amcg
Re: Amazon FBA forwarding

Freight forwarding to FBA fulfilment centres.



Thanks for the info, appreciated.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 26th January 2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By amcg
Amazon FBA forwarding

Hello,

We are looking for a US based Amazon FBA forwarding company - do you guys use one? Any recommendations?

Our product (http://legendwearable.com)is sold world-wide but we're increasingly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 55,970
Posted By amcg
Re: How did you make your first $100 online and how long did it take?

College web development business. Built some websites, struggled with cash flow and closed shop after a year or so. Learnt a lot.

Perhaps I got an Amazon affiliate check before then in the 90's...
Forum: Growth Hacking 8th December 2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,132
Posted By amcg
Re: How do I decide whether I am able of starting a business?

Just do it. First thing is first, validate your idea by making something people want. Once you have it, sell the product and importanly thereafter, sell the vision.
Forum: Email Marketing 6th November 2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By amcg
Re: Growing Email List

Not much unfortunately, we could go to $1000 at a push.
Forum: Email Marketing 5th November 2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By amcg
Re: Growing Email List

Great advice guys.



The product is a running armband (http://legendwearable.com), so we're marketing towards the younger, fitness and technology orientated crowd. I will definetly look into...
Forum: Email Marketing 1st November 2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By amcg
Re: Growing Email List

What's your thoughts with respect to lead magnet? Is this things like giving away an ebook?

I'm selling a physical product so any ideas would be appreciated.
Forum: Email Marketing 1st November 2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By amcg
Growing Email List

Hey guys,

It''s been asked many times before here on WF but how are you all growing your email lists these days?

I'm launching an online store and have around 50 emails but naturally we want...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th October 2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By amcg
Re: Looking to build a website with wordpress

With any popular platform i.e Windows or indeed Wordpress, you are going to get security issues. But with the right approach, you can minimize these. Make sure your deployment is updated continuously...
Forum: Website Design 10th October 2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

That's a good suggestion. We're trying to keep the homepage as clean and concise as possible so we think re-directing folks to the product landing page is better than putting all of that information...
Forum: Website Design 9th October 2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,284
Posted By amcg
Re: What is the best CMS for eCommerce?

Wordpress and WooCommerce is my first choice. A larger project with more complex needs might sway me to Drupal and Drupal Commerce. If you're client is not super interested in sys.admin, I'd suggest...
Forum: Website Design 8th October 2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

Yeah pre-order. We'll ship orders through the website after we ship our Kickstarter orders, most likely in early January. Thanks for the comments!
Forum: Website Design 7th October 2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

Hi, thanks. I know content is on the light side, where do you think I should be looking to add more though? I have the product landing page and and 'about' page as well as the FAQ. These are the most...
Forum: Website Design 5th October 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

Thanks Dennise, much appreciated. Yeah I know what you mean with the chat link, it's floating so will always be available to users but perhaps we need to make it more prominent.

And yeah, took...
Forum: Website Design 4th October 2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

Thanks for the Google Tag Manager note, will take a look!
Forum: Website Design 25th September 2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By amcg
Re: Advice on website and where to start

Find a product your passionate about and go make it. I moved to Hong Kong last year so I could visit factories and make sure the product Im making is good. The less expensive/time consuming route...
Forum: Website Design 24th September 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

Thanks! I'll look at centralising the footer today. :)
Forum: Website Design 24th September 2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By amcg
Re: Is My Website Too Slow?

Website loads ok for me. Try services like Pingdom (https://www.pingdom.com/) to check your site on an ongoing basis if you're worried about page loading times.
Forum: Website Design 24th September 2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By amcg
Re: Advice on website and where to start

The site looks good. The only things I'd look at are the social icons in the header from a design standpoint. So Im guessing you want to do ecommerce now? This would be a good strategy as you have...
Forum: Website Design 24th September 2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By amcg
Re: Want to host my e-commerce site. Any help?

I think if you can optimize the resources well AWS (aws.amazon.com) is good as it offers a variety of cool services on the platform e.g. DNS, CDN, Email Delivery etc.
Forum: Website Design 24th September 2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,754
Posted By amcg
Re: What E-Commerce platform?

I think Shopify's great and have used it on many products. Once you scale you will want to migrate to a custom/self-hosted platform but it's great for starting out with a limited number of SKU's or...
Forum: Website Design 23rd September 2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

Thanks Jane! I guess the color palette could be devoped further; today we use black and white on pretty much everything from product to packaging and so-on so we went with the on the website as well.
Forum: Website Design 21st September 2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

Thanks, I did pretty much the entire thing myself excluding photography.



Yeah, that's been mentioned a few times to me. I will look at the resources you linked to. Really appreciate your...
Forum: Website Design 21st September 2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

Yeah, thanks for comment regarding explanation. I do have a nice Kickstarter campaign with much more content that does explain in much more detail.

I will look at adding more of this content to...
Forum: Website Design 21st September 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

I like the one page design and we thought about it seriously. We did though consider the SEO/ranking effects and things that might be a pain for the user (e.g. scrolling).

Also, we have another...
Forum: Website Design 21st September 2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Re: Review My Ecommerce Store

Thanks for the reply sir, much appreciated!

Some of the folks so far have said they think it's too clean - one guy even said boring! - but I guess I've always had minimaslitic taste. :)
Forum: Website Design 20th September 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By amcg
Review My Ecommerce Store

Just launched my site - Legend (http://legendwearable.com/) - and I'm now taking pre-orders ahead of a Kickstarter campaign.

I only sell one product - a running armband - so had to think about how...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th July 2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,142
Posted By amcg
Re: Ebay vs Own online store

This thread inspired me to write a blog post about using 'platforms' like eBay versus running your own store. I think we're in for a turbulent time with respect to acquiring customers and growing our...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th July 2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,142
Posted By amcg
Re: Ebay vs Own online store

Agree with this. With few SKU's, it'e easy to do both yourself but obviously if you have larger inventory you will need help from other folks (or automation).
Forum: Social Media 1st June 2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By amcg
Re: traffic , FB Vs Twitter.

Facebook is the best source of traffic for my properties.
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 11th May 2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,523
Posted By amcg
Re: B2B and B2B conversion rate optimization

This is a good point but it's not entirely accurate - many of the most trafficked B2B sites e.g. Staples are actively trying to win B2C customers in addition to their traditional B2B folks.
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