5 Important e-commerce Business Tips you MUST Never Forget!

There are a plethora of methods for scaling and growing a business…. Truth be told, there is no perfect way to go about this process. However, there are some key principles that you should adhere to regardless of the kind of method you’ve chosen to grow your business. What are these principles for e-commerce bloom?

Let’s find out!

Reasoning like the customer: the advice often given to entrepreneurs is “think like the customer,” aside from this sounding cliché, most people don’t know how to go about it. When attempting to reason like the customer, you have to be on the same mental plane; the mantra of “less of me, more of you” is apt in this context. What this simply means is that what you think is good/right should not count; rather, what the customer thinks is good/right counts. If you apply this pattern to key areas of your business, it won’t take long before you start noticing positive changes in the area of sales. For example, regarding the product you want to sell, think of what is in vogue, what customers are demanding right now and pitch your tent there. Providing for specific customer needs will not only improve your business, but it will also prevent the dreadful menace of unfulfilled orders.

Learning by Doing: We have talked about how entrepreneurs get trapped in thinking and learning phase without actually getting anything done. What you should remember is that failure is simply an opportunity to learn and improve as an individual and a business. So, always see failure as an ally in your journey to perfection. Go out there fail, fail, learn and then WIN BIG!

Selling Different: Selling in a unique way separates you from the pack and gives your business an identity. Customers like to feel special, patronizing a unique brand is a cool thing and if you brand your business as something different, you will quickly amass loyal customers. Ensure that you not only provide for your customer’s needs, but you also cater to that basic human instinct of wanting to be different. Don’t copy the competition too much, stand out of the crowd with unique selling techniques and incentives.

Get the Right Product: In the e-commerce world, the consequences of selling bad products are failure and loss. Because of this, it is in your best interest to devote the time and energy into finding the best products to sell. Having recognized the importance of this, we have created courses dealing with this subject extensively. You can have a look here.

It is worth remembering that there is no business without products.

Stay Current: In a digital world where new technologies keep popping up here and there, a lazy entrepreneur who fails to stay up dated with the current happenings and trends is only digging his own grave. Don’t be the lazy entrepreneur, be a WINNER!

By keeping these tips at the heart of your business and implementing them, you are sure of scaling successfully and opening the doors for further growth and expansion.

 

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Claudia says at 20:56 et
Name one thing that you or your business has struggled with this year?
 
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 USA says at 20:56 et
Motivation and Traffic
 
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 Aria says at 20:57 et
I have more ideas than time to implement them
 
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 Wolf says at 20:57 et
Conversions
 
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 ED says at 20:57 et
Conversions too. Glad I'm not the only one
 
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 Chris says at 20:57 et
Keeping up with stock levels. I always sell out and run out of stock too fast.. Hard to predict what will sell so well
 
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 mya says at 20:58 et
Weight loss lol
 
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 JO says at 20:58 et
Traffic and conversion...Planning to implement new FB strategy from your mastery video!
 
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 Kenga says at 20:59 et
What if the customer goes directly to aliexpress and buys from it?
 
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 Dylan says at 21:00 et
Truth is, it was not your customer on the first place. If the person savy enough to know about dropshipping and aliexpress method then he was not your customer in the first place. No point to worry about it. It's like worry about online pirates. People who always download cracked software are not your customers anyways, don't worry about them.
Target people who are not aware of dropshipping methods and you will be just fine! 99.9% of people will never bother finding alternatives and going to aliexpress is the last thing on their mind. They might go Amazon in worst place but never aliexpress..
If they go Amazon, again, they were not your customer so don't worry about them. Some people tend do buy exclusively on Amazon Prime for example.
 
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Claudia says at 21:00 et
Another tip... if you offer some sort of exclusivity or special deal then people wont be looking much for alternatives.
I have many people ordering Dog Frisbi for example and wait 2-4 weeks just fine when they could buy it cheaper probably on amazon and get in 1 day using prime. There is room for everyone here and a huge marketplace!
 
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 Roman says at 21:15 et
Can I put my URL on my product package?
 
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Claudia says at 21:15 et
Yes you can + inside your insert card too. You cant put links only in communication to the amazon customers via amazon email system.
 
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 daniel says at 21:27 et
What do I need to have to sell in EUROPE?? in pan european seller central
 
Claudia says at 21:27 et
Business registration in an EU country or company in EU, VAT registration in every country where your inventory is held, (usually its UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and the Czech Republic) Also need CE certification. then you do in future also Annual income tax filings in your EU registered country, Monthly VAT filings in your registered countries, Annual, quarterly, or monthly filings of your activities with Interstat (the frequency depends on your sales volumes), A continuous customs bond for Schengen countries.
Continuous customs bonds for non-Schengen countries (basically the UK). There are companys that handle all that paperwork like FBA-Hero, check resources sections..
 
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 Aria says at 21:31 et
What shopify app allows you to quickly make branded Tshirts etc?
 
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 wing11 says at 21:31 et
@ARIA Try Teelaunch app, super easy to make tshirts, etc
 
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 Aria says at 21:38 et
How to get those magical discounted rates for shipping within US?
 
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 jack says at 21:38 et
Try https://apps.shopify.com/shyp (Hassle-Free Fulfillment for Shopify Sellers they have good rates), also check Shippo and Stamps.com
rates within USA are USPS under 1 pound around 6-10 usd depending on the state
Also app NetParcel, shipwizmo.com
 
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 Aria says at 21:38 et
I use Flexport for shipping to FBA. works great
 
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 Ab says at 21:42 et
any good facebook bots?
 
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 Chris says at 21:43 et
check manychat.com and trustmsg.com to build list via chat on facebooks..
 
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 Wolf says at 21:43 et
My store is ready and doing pretty well. What app to create a contest and collect emails?
 
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 Emma says at 21:43 et
Check kingsumo.. it lets set giveaway on wordpress sites. in exchange for emails.
 
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 Ron says at 09:15 et
where to find local suppliers?
 
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 Aria says at 09:16 et
see resources... for example http://www.wholesalecentral.com/Made-In-USA.html or salehooo
 
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Leslie says at 01:27 et
Videos provide two examples of searching niche. I need more. By the time I go to camel, and best finder, and video, back and forth, i get lost. I thought I found something, all looked good, until I went to aliexpress. Price was more than amazon! That was hours of research for a dead end. Maybe I'm not doing it right.
 
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 Father says at 01:30 et
Aliexpress price does not have to be lower than amazon.. Aliexpress is only good for Shopify Dropshipping business.

If you plan AMAZON FBA business, then check prices on Alibaba, not on amazon! hope it helps!
 
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Leslie says at 22:56 et
Can't do FBA until business succeeds. The lower the price when buying, the better one can compete with anyone. I don't want to stock or ship, so I'll stick with the dropshipping model. I'll Keep searching I guess.The videos however are very good. Some company tried to sell me $3500 dollar CDN course on dropshipping. Was already doing what they are teaching. This is way better!
 
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Claudia says at 22:57 et
Thank you Leslie. Don't buy into overpriced courses. All the tools you need is right here. FBA model you can also start without big investments using the "alibaba wholesale" instead of whitelabelling... One of the videos cover it.
 
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 Mike says at 14:52 et
Btw just launched our new product, it became Nr 1 best seller in germany in just 3 days. Will make a case study later for you guys. THIS STUFF WORKS! Dont miss out!
 
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 Mike says at 16:25 et
New cool video released "Exit Strategies: How to sell your business and buy other thriving businesses"
 
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Bill says at 07:39 et
Hi everyone....I'm new here and looking forward to getting this thing off the ground! I'm hoping this course will help me decide which niche/products to use. I went to sign up for the Shopify trial and it asked for my store name....I have no idea ;-) I guess I have a lot of work to do!
 
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 Mike says at 07:39 et
Welcome Bill! Good to have you here. Take your time to watch the videos, especially about Branding to get you some ideas.
 
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Jay says at 04:06 et
is this course still up to date in regards to FB ads?
 
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 Mike says at 04:06 et
Yes of course!
 
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 Natalie says at 15:15 et
works great for me
 
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 Father says at 15:15 et
yes great tips there Jay!