E-Commerce Tips & Tricks

Selling on Amazon vs. eBay vs. Etsy—Which Marketplace is Right for You?

By Michelle McNamara , Fri 25 May 2018

Selling on Amazon vs. eBay vs. Etsy -- which marketplace is right for you?

If you’re looking to start selling on a marketplace, you’ll likely want to compare Amazon vs. eBay vs. Etsy to see what’s the best fit for your business. The good news is that there’s never been a better time to start selling on a marketplace. A new survey by Feedvisor revealed that 19 percent of Amazon merchants brought in more than $1 million in sales this year—a nine percent increase from last year. 

However, you will want to proceed with caution, since tying up all of your revenue in one platform can be scary if you get kicked off, start losing revenue, or face new competition on the site. In fact, the biggest concern among Amazon sellers this year was competition from Amazon, with 38 percent of respondents citing it as their No. 1 worry. 

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E-Commerce Tips & Tricks

Prevent Online Returns With Product Images and Videos

By Michelle McNamara , Wed 23 May 2018

Prevent Online Returns with Product Images and Videos

E-commerce returns are a major pain point for online sellers. It’s not uncommon to see return rates of 30 percent or more for merchandise that’s bought online. And unless you’re promoting a “Try Before You Buy” policy, you likely want to get your return rate as low as possible to avoid unhappy customers and missed sales. 

Driving down your return rate can certainly be challenging, but there’s a simple place to start that can have a major impact on your bottom line: your product images. 

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E-Commerce Shipping

How to Negotiate Shipping Rates with FedEx or UPS

By Michelle McNamara , Fri 18 May 2018

How to Negotiate Shipping Rates with FedEx or UPS

If you’re a high-volume shipper, it’s important to know how to negotiate shipping rates with FedEx or UPS to get the best possible pricing you can for your packages. With a bit of preparation and an understanding of the FedEx vs. UPS vs. USPS shipping rates, you can make room for yourself at the negotiating table. 

We pulled together a few tips to make sure you know what to look for during the negotiation process. Here’s our top advice for how to negotiate shipping rates with FedEx or UPS.

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