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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd December 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,893
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: What type of online business options do I have ?

auslion, as this is your first post in WF it would appear that you haven't asked questions in other biz-oriented threads?

Go and check out all the other threads, not just eCommerce, and see what...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd December 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Advice on my store

AliPali, you shouldn't remove your store URL.

There are plenty of people here in WF who can offer you fantastic advice; many who are far more experienced than I am. They will come along and see...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd December 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Advice on my store

Hi AliPali,

Yes, this is a pretty common problem so don't feel that it's just you :)

Nice products by the way. Beautiful photography.

There are a few things that you need to do ...

1)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Joint Ventures

Liz, I had a similar question.

Can you provide an update on how you went with this? Did you find someone who was able to help?

I thought Richard and brutecky's response were particularly...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 2nd December 2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,379
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: KINDLE Content Creation/Ghostwriting: Fiction or Non-Fiction: TRY ME OUT

Joe, I've just sent you a PM.

I wonder what your open and click rates are for the auto-responders that you've written.

We are currently getting around 70% open rate but from a very small list....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd December 2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: fishing product to be marketed online

I would suggest that you approach a fishing blogger/community and ask if you can advertise the product in their next newsletter. The idea is to find someone who is not selling physical products, but...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st December 2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Live chat plugin for eCommerce website

We use Olark in our stores. Its set-up is incredibly fast and simple, for Bigcommerce anyway.

Live chat is a fantastic way to easily increase sales.

A few years ago I had our VA run a timestamp...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st December 2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Where are the holes in our commerce plan?

CastleGate, I'm not sure if you are creating a kind of to-do list? It's a rough looking plan but you seem to be covering many of the bases required.

Bigcommerce is a good platform. We use it for...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 17th November 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: celebrity blog and forum

I doubt the numbers in those website calculator tools.

Instead, try listing it on Flippa. The real market will decide how much your site is really worth.

Also, try approaching some of your...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 17th November 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: One product ecommerce site making big money!!

I haven't had success with stores with low product numbers. But that's not to say it won't work. Perhaps you'll just need a different content/marketing strategy.

We've found that our stores with...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 17th November 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Places to sell my ecommerce business..

Have you thought of approaching eBay store owners who are selling the same product type?

They might offer to buy it from you as it will give them an additional sales channel. Bit like acquiring a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,381
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Can you sell physical products on Amazon if you're from the Philippines,Thailand,Singapore,Taiwa

You don't need a US bank account in order to sell on Amazon.

You can use Payoneer or World First as an alternative. However, they have some restrictions on what can be sold via their system. Check...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: which is the easiest and cheap platform for ecommerce sites

Raven411, I know it's hard to choose a cart. Sounds like you've already been warned off Magento. I agree. It's a difficult solution to run by yourself.

Go to Google Trends...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: 2 Amazon Seller Accounts!

You can't operate on Amazon with more than one account, unless you get written permission from Amazon.

The two accounts need to have different bank accounts, different company name, different...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,103
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Selling supplements via Amazon FBA

walterego, there are a stack of supplement sellers all over the USA. Would you not find one in the state that has Amazon FBA centres?

I'll bet 5 bucks that there is a supplement seller in the two...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Where do i get a good Amazon website?

There are a bunch of website selling services like www.flippa.com

You can filter your search to just look for an eCommerce store or, in particular, an Amazon store. They are being bought and sold...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Setting up an E-commerce website - Questions about legality

Search Google for your product name/type and append the words such as "sued", "legal action", "pending action" etc and read up on other peoples' experiences.

This will also enable you to find a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,883
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: How to launch an ecommerce site when you have no products?

We have a few eCommerce stores that are using Amazon affiliate links.

The idea is that we are building traffic and credibility before we approach dropshipping-type suppliers. It's a nice way to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Amazon, Ebay, Import/Export, Dropshipping, etc., do you need/build lists?

You will absolutely need a mailing list.

One method you can consider is advertising in niche blog lists.

So, if you're selling an "ab cruncher" you would approach as many fitness bloggers as...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th September 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Do solo ads work for ecommerce and are they spam?

Hi tbk125,

Funny you mention this. We've been investigating solo ads for promoting one of our stores, so I clicked on the thread to see if you had anything to say about it.

A while ago, I asked...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th September 2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Please Critique My Website

Hey there,

Matte makes a good point. He's getting specific and personal about the product, which is what you need.

1) At a glance, the home banner image makes your product look like it's a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th September 2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,630
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Best E-commerce Platform and Host

Look at Google Trends (http://www.Google.com/trends)

Compare shopify, woocommerce, prestashop, bigcommerce, magento, opencart

This will show you where the rest of the world is generally heading...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th September 2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,869
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Should a buy a magento template?

Magento is far more complex and flexible than Bigcommerce.

In our experience you can hire just about any decent web developer to manage the backend templates and customise a Bigcommerce store....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th September 2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Some Advice and Motivation Needed

Hey there,

Sorry you got burned on oDesk. I've got a $50k+ account, and that mostly means that it's been lots of lessons learned :)

Not that it necessarily matters to you now, but rather than...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd September 2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,165
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Low conversion, little traffic, few sales, Help!

Hey truitt661,

Wow! Quite the eye candy in your store!

You've obviously made an enormous effort with the product photos, but I wonder why you haven't put more time into your About page.
...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd September 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: When buyer claims order never arrived but tracking says it did.

I think your problem is actually your store's Terms of Sale, not the customer.

If you have your own store and you have a comprehensive Terms of Sale then you can simply point the customer to the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st September 2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Product descriptions

Hey Sean,

Here's a step-by-step guide that shows you how to write a search engine friendly product description - How To Write Product Descriptions For Humans And SEO - Small Revolution...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th June 2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: I want to start a site (help)

xkakashi,

Andrew Youderian over at eCommerce Fuel has just co-written a book on Dropshipping. You can get it from here https://ecommerce.shopify.com/guides/dropshipping

And to buy a ready-made...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th May 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Please Review my New e-Commerce Website

Hey Josh,

I've been running eCommerce stores for the last 15 years. I've put together some thoughts in this screencast for you.

http://youtu.be/G6tt9MoxODk

The main point I'm making is that...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th May 2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: I am a small manufacturer open to direct dropshopping, how do I find folks looking for me?

You could ask Andrew Youderian over at eCommerce Fuel for referrals. He has just compiled a directory of eCommerce store owners, many of whom use the drop ship model in their businesses.

The...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd May 2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Does my eCommerce site suck?

You can have the prettiest store in all of the world, but if it doesn't attract visitors or make sales then you've got nothing :)

OSE would suggest that you've not got a lot of either of those -...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd May 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: How can I start up an eCommerce site?

Oh xkakashi, that's such a simple question, but such a complicated answer ...


Tip 1) Keyword research is complicated. Avoid it. Ask humans first.

I'll probably get shot down for this but...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd May 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,458
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: How can I sell more products?

Clothing is a highly competitive market.

In fact, Ashton Kutcher's t-shirt just closed despite millions of dollars in VC funding.

So, what hope have you got?


Step 1) Figure out what's...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd May 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,900
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: How to start an e-commerce website?

Unless you're an experienced web developer avoid running your own cart software.

You'll end up spending your time upgrading the software, fixing bugs and adding security patches rather than...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd May 2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,370
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Traffic to website

You're going to struggle with getting any traffic to your store, regardless of paying for it, if you don't have decent product descriptions.

PPC usually relies on on-page content in order to match...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd May 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: overdoing niche sites?

Think of building an eCommerce store like pushing an elephant up a hill. Would you rather do this once, or many times?

kjamesnv is correct.

When you have momentum in one store you can use that...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd May 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,564
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Selling handmade jewelry

A few comments:

1) Avoid developing on the Magento platform unless you're willing to hire a part-time developer. Magento is a highly complex system with many templates. It is resource hungry,...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd May 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Is there anyone making a plan to sell ecommerce website

Why would you want to buy a pre-owned store?

For $1,000 you can easily build your own eCommerce store. This is more than enough money to get started with a good quality store.

Disadvantages of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd May 2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By SmallRevolution
Re: Got my niche chosen, but my products/suppliers don't dropship!

I've found it easiest to approach eBay sellers.

We run 3 stores on this model.

They already stock your product, are good at shipping efficiently and are always in need of more sales.

You...
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