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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th June 2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: hosting experiences

Vps is the way to go, stay away from shared hosting for ecom sites. You want your site operating at top speed all the time. I use liquid web and am happy with them.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th June 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: How do I go about charging for shipping?

1. Calculated shipping. Most ecom platforms have shipping modules that will give you calculated shipping rates based on weight.

2. Have a free shipping threshold . orders over $50, $100, $150 etc....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 823
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: If You Had 5 Minutes With a 6 Figure Marketer...

Since making 6 figures is good but not that impressive I would just ask them for the name of their website and how they generate their traffic.

Why? Because at minimum they have identified a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: A million dollars

-first use what you need to support the growth plans of your business. You should already have a very clear business plan and growth strategy so it will be very clear how much money you need to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th February 2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: 2 Ebay Accounts?

If you have one eBay store that targets a higher end specialized niche you may not want to also be selling unrelated stuff along side your main products.

Another example is in my situation I sell...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th February 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: 15% good?

It sounds like she is acting as the "manufacture" of the product of sorts.

Another question to consider is who is paying for everything? the product, the website, advertising etc.

Regardless...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th February 2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,174
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Re: How does importing from China work?

They don't really even try and hide the fact they are not manufactures. On supplier pages it blatantly says " Business Type: Trading Company "... The vast majority of companies on alibaba do have...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st January 2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,471
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Amazon To Ebay DropShipping Many Products Prime MemberShip! Question

The real question is it even worth it to do it. Just look at the products he is selling and the prices on Amazon and do the math.

I will take his top selling product Cards Against Humanity. He...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: opening new website users allow to sell ,buy

You really do not need to start a new website with a dedicated server before you have the traffic. My advice would be to start with a small VPS and then you can resize it making it larger as your...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th January 2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: eCommerce Analysis and Reporting

The more specific you can break down your CPA through different media channels the better in my opinion.

When it comes to paid advertising I mainly use custom tracking codes for each campaign so I...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th January 2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Cheapest way to import products from china?

With importing to the USA you are going to be charged custom duty based on the type of goods you are bringing in. Use the HS codes to classify the goods are you are bringing in and see what the duty...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd January 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,925
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Re: Is Amazon FBA worth it? And are there other options?

If you can fit your products into the Amazon requirements Amazon fulfillment for your 3rd party site is a good option as it is very reasonable cost wise. For a large amount of products you probably...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd January 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: To bring back or not? Please share your opinions

You were making sales before and you feel there is growth still to happen. You should continue with the site then, a few upset customers does not tarnish your name. One person should be enough time...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st January 2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Creating website something like ebay?

Just google "ebay clone script" and you will be able to find a general auction based website script you can use.

It won't be near as advanced or customized as ebay but it will give you the ability...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th January 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: I still curious how drop shipping works

Buying from Amazon and selling it on ebay is not proper drop shipping. It is more online arbitrage similar to retail arbitrage. It is just a terrible model overall don't bother with it.

Drop...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th January 2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Shipping? See my questions about shipping... I have a few :)

I would check out shipstation.com .. It is a web based application that exports all your orders from your store into its interface where you buy postage ( or link your shipping accounts ) and ship...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,034
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: 5,000 Unique Visitors Per Day.. Over $100,000 Per Month.. Monetize Help

Also just because she is doing 1mil+ in sales per year does not mean she has good cash flow right now. If she is stocking her own products and buying direct from a manufacture she could easily be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,034
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: 5,000 Unique Visitors Per Day.. Over $100,000 Per Month.. Monetize Help

First you you have to get rid of this attitude " I feel like I couldn't get enough money from her" . Just because the site is successful and she is making good money does not mean those results are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,034
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: 5,000 Unique Visitors Per Day.. Over $100,000 Per Month.. Monetize Help

The type of situation of placing ads on her site just sounds messy and is bound to create problems in the future. I personally would not want any ads or anything else on my e-store that even has the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th January 2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,928
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: how you are selling products without ebay & amazon

PPC brings in a little more then my organic traffic. I need to work on improving my SEO and ranking for some more important keywords this year.

Additional traffic is from my affiliates.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th January 2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Why can't I find anything profitable to sell on Amazon?

Finding a product or niche is not a set formula. Usually if a product has low demand it will have lower competition and allow for a higher markup. If a product has high demand there will be more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,831
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: What do you tell family and friends when they say IM is a scam?

All types of Marketing can get pretty scammy in general, on the internet or through any other type of media, physical products, info products, services etc....

When using the word scammy I am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Seeking th best Merchant Account

The amount you can save is not even worth the switch. I don't know exactly what you are paying now 1.9%-2.4%??.. Even if you switch and save 0.2% that only mean you save $60-$100 per month. not worth...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th January 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,518
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Does anyone know of a cheaper alternative to Amazon FBA?

I mainly sell on my own site but never had really had problems with USPS. Probably 6000-7000 domestic USPS shipments and the amount of shipments that went missing I can count on one hand. There are...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th January 2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,509
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: The best payment provider for online store

Paypal Payment Pro is always a good way to go to accept Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal. You get volume discounts the larger monthly sales volume.

Your monthly sales**

Your fee per transaction
...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th January 2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,518
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Does anyone know of a cheaper alternative to Amazon FBA?

Even using Amazons fulfillment for your own site is not very expensive. You have to remember the FBA quote they provide includes the cost of shipping and their fulfillment costs which may make it...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th December 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Why can't I find anything profitable to sell on Amazon?

private labeling is really the best way to go. 6x-20x markup is easily achievable.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th December 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Ecommerce site set up for non US residents

Choosing a fulfillment company is not a one size fits all solutions. I give you my 2 cents though.

Option 1. You have the option of large scale fulfillment operations that are highly automated so...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd December 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: I do have products but don't know how to sell them

As Trinipirate said an esty and/or ebay store would probably be your best route.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd December 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Ecommerce site set up for non US residents

Yes I have consulted my accountant and others on this. I am not entirely sure if this law is applicable just for Canada or applies to other countries also. Basically as long as you do not have a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd December 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Ecommerce site set up for non US residents

There is no connection between the two.

I live in Canada but do a lot of business with the USA so my situation may be similar to yours. I got an EIN number which basically gives me business...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th December 2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,928
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: how you are selling products without ebay & amazon

The main way that has worked for me is private labeling my own products. My private eCommerce website account for 95% of my sales. I do offer my products on ebay amazon but mainly to advertise my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: Advice on a new hosting provider/VPS

I use liquid web and they are great. Vps is reliable and they have extremely quick response time on customer service.

I use their most basic vps ssd for $50 a month to run a few sites each with...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st September 2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By onlinecommerce
When buyer claims order never arrived but tracking says it did.

I shipped the order by USPS Priority Post and out of the blue exactly 2 months later the customer sends an email saying they never received the order and is asking me to send their order out again. I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th March 2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By onlinecommerce
Re: What to look for in finding a rankable long tail keyword?

In the past, for the little seo I have done, I have just decided to try and rank for keywords without much research, some have worked out other have not. I am in the physical product ecommerce area...
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