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.

Have a great week of sales!!

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 peter jr says at 22:47 et
I just got my first Shopify store installed by following your videos and now adding the essential apps to boost the sales like you suggested. Great stuff, i am super pumped to start selling!
 
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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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 freedom says at 21:01 et
Why to go Shopify and not WooCommerce??
 
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 Ted says at 21:01 et
Shopify Is Easier to Use, it's a turn-key solution. (hosting, ssl etc all included) + great app store to boost your sales.
WooCommerce is free opensource plugin and working with Wordpress which means you have to install and confirgure everything yourself, buy hosting, ssl separately too so there is no real saving just more headaches.
Go for shopify and jump straight into selling rather than micromanagement tech parts with WooCommerce..
 
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 Iriness says at 21:05 et
WooCommerce looks like saving but in reality you have tons of hidden costs like domain, ssl and tons of extra hassles... Why not go easy with Shopify!
 
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 Claudia says at 21:05 et
I agree with Iriness!
 
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 Natalie says at 21:01 et
Please recommend an app for to show related products on shopify?
 
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 Claudia says at 21:02 et
@Natalie.. Check Personalizer - Targeted Recommendations by LimeSpot.. it's in one of the videos of the course too!
 
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 chris says at 21:03 et
Hi friends... Is "Pet Rock" a good product to sell? seems like an eaasy winner and super original.
 
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 Rob says at 21:03 et
pet rock.. hm.. Not really.. run the numbers on the Best Seller finder.. u see most sales are made by 2-3 sellers, others are struggling. It's also too cheap of a product, Average price of the product from top 10 sellers: $13.13 (Approximate FBA fees: $2.63)
 
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 jo says at 21:27 et
Do i need to hire VA??
 
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 Alice says at 21:27 et
If you are scaling up YES! If you are just starting NO! Learn first yourself, then outsource!
 
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 victoria says at 21:28 et
A VA is a virtual assistant, mostly freelancer. A large majority of VA's are in countries like Philippians or India. Most have a decent ability to understand, speak and write English and help you with customer support, scheduling, proofreading etc.
There are a handful of websites where you can hire a VA, oDesk, Fiverr etc. How much to pay.. For VA's in the Philippians you can find a good worker that's decent with English for $3-5/hr and a very good worker that's fluent in English for $6-8/hr
 
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 Chuck says at 21:28 et
Can you guys review my Shopify store and give suggestions?
 
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 Claudia says at 21:28 et
Sure Chuck, go to CRITICS section!
 
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 Raven says at 19:56 et
Do I need a trademark registred first to be amazon brand registered?
 
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 Kylie says at 19:56 et
No Raven, not necessary. But you must have a site ready
 
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 Claudia says at 20:00 et
If you are approved nobody can sell over your ASIN, chance your title etc.
 
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 Gab says at 20:00 et
Also you get access to Enhanced content
 
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william says at 12:34 et
Hi everybody, I'm new here and is excited. I'm just looking at the Course Intro. I'm starting with ZERO and will keep you guys posted.
 
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 Claudia says at 12:35 et
Hi William, great to have you here!! I'm sure you will love it. Share your progress with us!
 
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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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 Mike says at 16:31 et
Here is a new video i added "I don’t have TIME! + surprising ending" to address the most common question I get "I don't have enough time!" "I don't have time to learn!" "I dont have time to watch 12 hours of videos!" I dont have time to research a product!" "I dont have time to find a supplier" I dont have time to open my own ecommerce store!"

http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/04/17/i-dont-have-time/
 
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Angela says at 16:31 et
Hi, I am new in e-commerce. I am trying to white label a product and I have registered a domain name so I can put in my product or products. Do I need to also Trademark the name? It appears a quite expensive exercise.
 
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 Mike says at 16:32 et
hi Angela. Please watch the video about BRANDS, it talks about it. You might not need to invest too much at this stage but later down the road you might get a trademark if your business is growing fast. However make sure you are Amazon brand registered, it's free.
 
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abigail says at 16:32 et
Ok, I've signed up for sells like hotcakes. I actually did the videos on Udemy course.
 
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 Mike says at 16:32 et
Welcome!
 
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 victoria says at 18:20 et
Great timing to start your Amazon and Shopify biz!! Cheers!
 
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 Alice says at 18:20 et
Have a great year and happy holidays people!!!
 
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dilini says at 19:04 et
can I open USA shopify account? If yes what are the things I need? Thanks
 
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 Lane says at 19:07 et
You need to do your research. To open USA shopify account you will need VPN, some USA forwarding address. But to use USA payment systems you will need more work - US company and bank account. You might also partner with someone from USA.