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Month: May 2018

Voice Search: What This Game-Changing Tech Means for Ecommerce

To date, the only thing that voice search has really disrupted is Santa’s 2017 inventory. But if we need evidence that voice search will be a big deal – like, smartphone big – look no further than the companies joining the voice search party: Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Alibaba have all released smart speakers. When the four most valuable companies in the world jump on something, and then No. 9 joins as well, you know it’s set to pop. So we need to take it seriously when we read that by 2020, half of all internet searches will be voice searches. Or that between now and 2022, voice shopping will experience 1,900 percent growth. Or that within a couple years, 30 percent of browsing sessions won’t involve a screen. “Voice commerce represents the next major disruption in the retail industry,” John Franklin, an associate partner at consulting firm OC&C, said in a release. “And just as e-commerce and mobile commerce changed the retail landscape, shopping through smart speaker promises to do the same.” Convinced voice search is a big deal? Good. This post will break it all down: What are the different types of voice search devices available today? What do people use smart speakers for? How big of an impact is this having on ecommerce? What can ecommerce stores do now to prepare for the looming voice search explosion?...

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I Ordered Product Samples. And This Is What I Got.

Over the years, I’ve heard so many negative things about the product quality on AliExpress. ‘The products are cheap,’ ‘it’s a scam,’ and ‘don’t buy Chinese products.’ Sorry to break this to you, but literally almost everything you own is made in China. So to assume that AliExpress doesn’t have some great products, you’re simply mistaken. No matter where you shop, you’re bound to find products that are higher quality and lower quality. I recently bought a skipping rope on Amazon that had its handles break on the first day. But to completely discredit an online retailer that has countless suppliers, is uncalled for. So I set out to find quality products that I can sell on my store. For those joining me this week for the first time, I’ve currently set out on a mission to build a new online store from scratch. On week one, I walked through the step by step process on how to choose a niche and I decided to sell letter boards. During week two, I shared the exact steps I took to set up my Shopify store for the first time. I also walked through the process on how to choose a theme. During week three, I chose products to sell on my store and even ordered samples from AliExpress to do a quality check. But what I didn’t tell you is...

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The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Women’s Clothing Brand

Entrepreneurship is on the rise. People don’t want to start a rock band anymore, they want to start a successful business instead. The idea of entrepreneurship attracts people from all walks of life. People who are doing something about that attraction too – budding entrepreneurs are getting started with new businesses every single day. In fact, statistics show that there are approximately 550,000 new entrepreneurs every month in the USA alone. That’s big. Really big. But, the life of an entrepreneur isn’t easy. It takes hard work, time, and maybe even a bit of luck sometimes too. Plus, plenty of people have failed with businesses before you – myself included. But, that means you’re in luck – you’ve got a chance to learn from our mistakes and make sure that you give your business the best chance for success. So, if you’re interested in learning from our entrepreneurial experience, and you’re looking for  an ultimate guide to starting a women’s clothing brand, this is the post for you. Today we’re going to do a deep-dive into the ins and outs of starting your own women’s clothing business. We’re also going to share some of our marketing advice, and fuel you with the ecommerce tips and tricks that we’ve learned on our entrepreneurial journeys. Okay, there’s a lot to cover, so let’s jump into it! Why Start a Women’s Clothing Business?...

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7 Social Media Tips for Building an Audience for Your Store

Do you want to get more fans and followers for your dropshipping store on the top social media networks? If so, then you can follow in the footsteps of other ecommerce stores that have found ways to promote themselves through organic and paid tactics. In this post, you’ll find seven social media tips for building an audience for your ecommerce store on the top social media networks. 7 Social Media Tips for Building an Audience for Your Store 1. Add Links to Active Social Profiles on Your Website Have you looked at the social links on your website lately? If you aren’t actively using all of the social networks you’re linking to on your website, you’re missing out on opportunities to build your audience on other channels. Let’s say that someone clicks on your Google+ link, and you haven’t updated that profile in years. They may not take the time to visit your other profiles. If you focus your links on the social networks you’re most active on, you’ll build your audiences on the networks most likely to drive people back to your store. 2. Add Links to Active Social Profiles on Other Social Profiles Social channels like YouTube allow you to link to your other social media pages and profiles. You can add or edit to these links by going to your YouTube channel’s About tab and clicking...

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How To Make Money Fast: 25 Ways to Make Money Online

Most of us will experience moments where we’re desperate to make money now. If you recently lost your job, are coping with a life altering change or illness or don’t make enough to pay your bills, this list of money making ideas will help get you back on track. You’ll learn how to make money fast while creating a sustainable side or full-time income online. These money making ideas include ways to make money from home. So if you’ve ever wanted to learned how to make money online, keep reading. 1. Start a Dropshipping Business to Earn Money Online Over the past five years, dropshipping has been growing in popularity. And why wouldn’t it be? With ecommerce sales expected to reach $4 trillion by 2020, more entrepreneurs are looking for an easy way to get into the industry and to make money from home. Dropshipping is the perfect solution. It’s low risk and high reward. Especially since you can sell products without having to store boxes of inventory in your basement. No inventory to carry means you can sell higher quantities without having to wait for shipments to arrive. It also means you only pay for the products you sell to customers. Since you’re not spending time packaging and shipping out products every day, you can earn passive income. It’s a great way to start making money online.  So,...

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