Protection from Chinese sellers?

I had hell of a night mare from my first orders from China (won't bore you with details, but if you're interested.. let me know.. the story went kinda mini-viral with amazon FBA / ecommerce people. Have a link the blog in bottom if you'd like to read it). ​ I'm about to make a second purchase, and thinking about dealing with Chinese sellers (the crappy ones i met anyway), just gives me the chills. I think the new complexity has to do with the fact that I'm trying to ship to 2 separate locations (US and Thailand). ​ First of all.. im still hecka confused about shipping. I read everything about incoterms. But it's confusing. ​ 1) I've seen buyers recommending asking the seller to ship with their account b/c they get favorable rates since they ship so often. But how do you protect yourself against seller messing with...
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Nonstop change is a certainty for ecommerce

The internet continues to disrupt the selling of products and services. The traditional ecommerce strategy of creating a single site and trying to market to the entire internet from that site is a shrinking option. Most small businesses do not have the budget to compete with ecommerce giants, and thus their market share is diminishing. Increasingly, ecommerce works better with a layered approach. At one end there is the consumer. At the other end is the business, and in the middle is a third-party platform. Amazon and eBay are classic platforms. They say to the consumers, more or less, “Whatever you want to buy you can find it here. It is good value and safe to purchase.” Retailers have to simply list their products and Amazon, and eBay will do the hard work of getting visitors. It means that retailers can do what they are good at — selling — and...
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Everything You Should Know about WooCommerce Gift Guides

I love to give people gifts. There’s something so cool about finding the perfect item for someone based on an offhand comment, something you noticed, or something they didn’t realize they needed. But… finding a great gift is hard when you don’t have the perfect idea ready to go. I find giving gifts toughest to do around the holidays because I’m looking for gifts for a lot of people at once. At this time of year, I want help to generate ideas. I’ll often know of a store that my gift recipient likes, but I might not have a particular item in mind. I find gift guides extremely useful in this situation — I’ll visit a store, see that they have “Gifts for brothers”, “Gifts for moms”, or similar, and check out a few guides to find something my recipient will like. Gift guides are a really useful tool for...
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Drowning in responsibilities as a solo business owner. How do I grow my business to the next level without experiencing sticker shock?

I’m in my 3rd year of running my business and getting pretty busy. I’ve hired my relative for 10 hours a week to help out but I’m getting nervous about the future (her skills are limited to production). My projected revenue this year is about $100,000 (65% is profit) and my projected revenue is expected to double next year. I’ve been stretched thin with all of the areas I am trying to cover with customer service, media/marketing, production, fulfillment, photography, adding new products and exhibiting at shows. I often feel like a one woman show with the exception of my relative working part time. I felt it was important to teach someone I know well to learn and run the back end of the business in case anything were to happen to me. How do you know when it’s time to move your business outside the home and hire regular...
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Friendly Fraud and Ecommerce

What experience does everyone have with friendly fraud on a card not present transaction - large amount? Typically it's fairly hard to win chargebacks in general when fraud is the reason, but even on a loss I assume a civil lawsuit would do the trick. Original link

Online Shipping Labels—Which Printers Are Best?

Running a successful business means accounting for lots of little things which end up having a significant impact on your company. The need to print online shipping labels is one of those seemingly insignificant things that carry a whole lot of weight when it comes to successfully sending out a package. Think about all the information contained on that small piece of real estate and its importance in making sure the package arrives safe and sound. If it doesn’t, you end up losing packages, which leads to unhappy customers and bad reviews for your business. The one place you definitely shouldn’t be looking to cut corners is in your shipping label printer investment. So what companies make the best printers for e-commerce business purposes? We came up with our list of top companies after a thorough review of common printers used in the industry. These companies put out consistent, high-quality...
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How Can I Create more conversions

Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Posted by I have been advertising on Instagram but have not had one single sale. What else can i do? NicStic 12 comments 100% Upvoted What are your thoughts? Log in or Sign up log in sign up Sort by Community Details r/ecommerce Rules Do not link to sites or blogs within your post Do not post promotional content Be polite and helpful Disclose your affiliation (if applicable) Original link

Can someone please explain the e-commerce business model of Carthrottle online shop?

I want to know, where they source the products they have on sale. Do they buy in quantity and store it or they act as medium between third party sellers and consumer. What it costs them to run the operation. I’d really appreciate if someone can help with this. Thank you. Original link

Facebook Workplace adds algorithmic feed, Safety Check and enhanced chat

Workplace , the version of Facebook tailored to enterprises that has over 30,000 organizations as paying customers, is ramping up the service today with a rush of new features to help it competes with the likes of Slack and Microsoft’s Teams. The additions are being announced at a new, standalone conference called Flow — the first time Facebook has built what’s likely to become a recurring event for a specific product, Workplace’s head Julien Codorniou told me in an interview. He described Workplace as “ Facebook’s first SaaS startup.” He tells us that for existing clients, the goal of Flow is to show off new features that deepen employee engagement with Workplace so they can’t imagine switching away. And for enterprise software partners Facebook integrates with, it’s to foster an ecosystem surrounding Workplace so it can adapt to any business. In a big upgrade to the “chat” features of Workplace...
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Comparing Google Home Hub vs Amazon Echo Show 2 vs Facebook Portal

The war for the countertop has begun. Google, Amazon and Facebook all revealed their new smart displays this month. Each hopes to become the center of your Internet of Things-equipped home and a window to your loved ones. The $149 Google Home Hub is a cheap and privacy-safe smart home controller. The $229 Amazon Echo Show 2 gives Alexa a visual complement. And the $199 Facebook Portal and $349 Portal+ offer a Smart Lens that automatically zooms in and out to keep you in frame while you video chat. For consumers, the biggest questions to consider are how much you care about privacy, whether you really video chat, which smart home ecosystem you’re building around and how much you want to spend. For the privacy obsessed, Google’s Home Hub is the only one without a camera and it’s dirt cheap at $149.For the privacy agnostic, Facebook’s Portal+ offers the best...
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Looking for a Few Great Partners

Absolutely, we support RPA. Also referred to as "automated business process management" or BPM. Procurys, can connect your line of business apps to each other as needed to automate processes for you internally. When we deliver an integration for a client where the data coming into their environment was intended for say an ERP, when we deliver this, we also provide an endpoint which can be used as a trigger to update, route, change data an needed while posting to a system downstream. For example, when a new order comes in, we can update your CRM and concurrently notify appropriate parties. Original link

"If You Build It, They Will Come."

Absolutely, we support RPA. Also referred to as "automated business process management" or BPM. Procurys, can connect your line of business apps to each other as needed to automate processes for you internally. When we deliver an integration for a client where the data coming into their environment was intended for say an ERP, when we deliver this, we also provide an endpoint which can be used as a trigger to update, route, change data an needed while posting to a system downstream. For example, when a new order comes in, we can update your CRM and concurrently notify appropriate parties. Original link

"If You Build It, They Will Come."

Absolutely, we support RPA. Also referred to as "automated business process management" or BPM. Procurys, can connect your line of business apps to each other as needed to automate processes for you internally. When we deliver an integration for a client where the data coming into their environment was intended for say an ERP, when we deliver this, we also provide an endpoint which can be used as a trigger to update, route, change data an needed while posting to a system downstream. For example, when a new order comes in, we can update your CRM and concurrently notify appropriate parties. Original link

Complementary Data Integration

Absolutely, we support RPA. Also referred to as "automated business process management" or BPM. Procurys, can connect your line of business apps to each other as needed to automate processes for you internally. When we deliver an integration for a client where the data coming into their environment was intended for say an ERP, when we deliver this, we also provide an endpoint which can be used as a trigger to update, route, change data an needed while posting to a system downstream. For example, when a new order comes in, we can update your CRM and concurrently notify appropriate parties. Original link

Amazon’s sales pitch to corporate buyers turns into $10 billion business

Absolutely, we support RPA. Also referred to as "automated business process management" or BPM. Procurys, can connect your line of business apps to each other as needed to automate processes for you internally. When we deliver an integration for a client where the data coming into their environment was intended for say an ERP, when we deliver this, we also provide an endpoint which can be used as a trigger to update, route, change data an needed while posting to a system downstream. For example, when a new order comes in, we can update your CRM and concurrently notify appropriate parties. Original link