2018 E-commerce Technological Trends That will drive your Business to Success


The e-commerce industry was founded on the backbone of technology, and keeping up with new advances is the only way to stay ahead of your competitors and remain at the top.
If you are in doubt of this, you only need to look at Amazon. Despite being one of the largest e-commerce businesses in the world, they are still looking for ways to innovate and improve on existing technology. Amazon Go store is a prime example of the exploitation of technology. It is a shopping center that aims to eradicate lines or queues by using advanced sensors and artificial intelligence to track when products are moved from the shelves after the customer leaves the store, they are charged from their Amazon account. It is basically a “shop and go” experience!

It is a known fact that those who do not grow will eventually die. Now, you may not be as big as Amazon, but you can still implement specific technological features to help improve and manage your store efficiently.
According to experts, automation is the new thing that will become BIG in e-commerce business, not just for massive companies like Amazon, but for other small or medium-sized setups. Many companies, merchants, and e-commerce retailers have started incorporating automation into their business module, gradually artificial intelligence is creeping its way into medium sized e-commerce businesses. It is only a matter of time before it becomes the norm.

All kinds of things can be automated; it not only solves the problem of human fatigue but can also be used to give customers a personalized experience. Automation can help check fraud, by monitoring orders that come through your platform, if they’re are deemed too risky, an email will automatically be sent to the financial department, or the order can automatically be canceled if that’s what you prefer. Software tools like Zendesk and Kayako can help with customer support, Asana and Producteev can assist in task management, while HubSpot and Marketo can help in the area of marketing automation.

Mobile payments and wallets is also another technological trend among e-commerce businesses. Some are even adopting the use of crypto currencies for payment, to attract a specific crowd of people who are crypto enthusiasts. The process of payment can be stressful and draggy; this may discourage people from using e-commerce services. To curb this and make things easier and more accessible, companies are now gravitating towards mobile payments and wallets app, this will also help with privacy as people don’t have to divulge their personal information.

Lastly, experts also tout social media as a continual improving trend in the e-commerce world. There is no doubt that social media has played a huge role in the success and proliferation of the e-commerce business, but experts are saying this trend will only continue and even get bigger.
So if you haven’t started incorporating any of these into your business, it is about time you do so. If you require help on tools that can assist in automating some of the processes in your e-commerce business, you can check out our video courses, where we discuss some of these tools and even drop efficient settings you can use to make them run flawlessly.

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 Mike says at 23:22 et
Just make sure you don't stuck in "research" stage for too long. When I started I kept researching far too long and missed a hot summer sale season for my summer products. There is never ideal product with no competition and perfect conditions. Just TAKE ACTION and START SELLING!
 
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 Vin says at 21:06 et
Why retail Arbitrage SUCKS?
 
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 Emma says at 21:06 et
It does not.. And it works ok still, but it's more like OLD SCHOOL method to make money... 10 years ago it was a golden age of RA, but now more and more brands are closing their listings from piggibackers (RA crowd) so you might end up buying stock and then can't list it..
 
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 Claudia says at 21:07 et
For me RA is WORK... Not a passive income. If it works for you, fine. But it's not my song.
 
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 Tyro Meg says at 21:08 et
Say Vin, you buy discounted stuff in Wallmart, you sell it ... and then WHAT? You need to start all over again. It's not scalable business model. just a quick buck. I know it works for some people if you have a team of assistants helping find deals and listing them quickly.. Online arbing
 
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 Antony says at 21:47 et
Why you hate retail arbitrage so much?
 
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 Claudia says at 21:47 et
Anthony.. Have you watched the video about it? We don't hate it, we just say it's A JOB and hardly a passive income. Moreover brands are getting it harder and harder for you to sell their products on amazon.. More and more restricted categories will create a slow death for RA.. It's much better to get into FBA or Shopoify at this point. 10 years ago Retail arbitrage was booming but it's days are soon gone..
 
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 Eddy says at 21:12 et
I find it super difficult to find a local dropshipper with lower cost compared to the competitors on amazon.com , I have like 4 wholesellers with different products most of them are expensier than those on amazon is it possible to find cheapers ones??
 
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 Claudia says at 21:12 et
That's why doing it on Shopify makes more sense, like the course is teaching.. So that you can mark up prices higher and no competition or related products are shown!
Also I believe it's possible to find products with better profit margins on Amazon. also remember you can still bundle it!
I think having an amazon dropship business could be helpful for a lot of ppl? but shopify is a way to go to start it. Amazon still better for FBA!
 
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 Leo says at 21:29 et
Hi there! I'm new here and preparing to ship first set... What is the max box size I can ship to the warehouse?
 
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 Emma says at 21:29 et
Welcome! The boxes must not exceed 25" on any side and weight limit of 50 lb
Dont put over 150 units of product in a single box!
 
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 Kettle says at 21:32 et
What shipment method is best from US to overseas for my products?
 
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 Alice says at 21:32 et
DHL Express for all international shipments. IT's 20% more expensive than USPS but it will provide international tracking and it's much faster as well. For example $30 for 16 ounces (500 gram) in DHL to Australia.. (discounted rate) get account with them!
 
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 Dr. Jam says at 21:39 et
Any great FBA podcasts to hear?
 
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 Claudia says at 21:39 et
Check Resources. Scott Amazing Seller is top one!
 
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 Jeff says at 23:16 et
I am ordering samples for the first time. How do I get this done in AliExpress and get the offered sample pricing and shipping?
 
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 little_tiger says at 23:16 et
Jeff, have you watched the videos? The price is decided by your supplier. It can go as high as $150 per sample. Usually it's $30-60 WITH delivery!
 
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 Lane says at 23:17 et
little_tiger means FBA model and price for sample if you go wholesale from Alibaba... Of course if you do dropshipping on Aliexpress, you just get 1 copy for yourself super cheap to test the quality
 
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 Claudia says at 17:16 et
Will it work for me? What if I have no coding skills? Check out Libni's store and case study here: http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/03/29/sells-like-hot-cakes-program-wonders-heres-libnis-story/
 
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florea says at 05:31 et
thank you
 
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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!
 
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sol says at 05:00 et
I want to better my bullet points as i mentioned i have many best sellers and in house softwares that i built myself but i am lacking in describing my products so wwell
 
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 Amelia says at 05:00 et
try bulletpoints tools and keyword research!
 
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Sergey says at 05:12 et
Good day, community!

My name is Serhii Nediak and I'm from Ukraine! I looked at all videos concerning Amazon FBA and now trying to understand all phases of launching process of new product more deep to calculate approximately the amount of funds needed. I even looked at couple products: since I'm fitness coach I'm interested in supplements niche. That is why I will annoy you a lot in the nearest future with all the questions, sorry for that))).

And the first one is: as I've already mentioned I'm from Ukraine, Ukraine is among countries eligible to work on Amazon, to work on Amazon I will need to open professional account, so I will need to open a company and finally the question - where would be better to open a company, in Ukraine, in USA (if this possible) or maybe in offshore zone and what kind of a company it should be?

Will be glad to hear from you, maybe you know any kind of services that can help me with this.
 
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 Ted says at 05:15 et
hi Sergey, good idea about supplements and you can be the face of your product since you are looking so Good yourself. Ukraine is loved in USA and Europe after the donbass thing so you can play this card even more as Ukranian Giant and his secrets of health supplements. Where to open the company - probably locally if it is eligible so no point to overpay high usa fees for companies, as you need bank account and visa/mastercard as well to work! However you need to understand how you ship products to amazon FBA and if you plan selling in germany or europe (pas european acc) or USA ?
 
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 Dr. Jam says at 05:15 et
Good luck Sergey, great idea and what a body!