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Clay says at 16:29 et
How current is the information on the FBA fees and top sellers/total sales? I have another product that I am using and there is a big varience between the numbers.
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 Mike says at 16:31 et
Its auto updating Clay. It will be alwayas a varience as there is no right or wrong way to calculate it, the real numbers only Amazon know.. What we or Jungle scout do is just approximation based on BSR to get an educated guess on sales
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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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Pavel says at 02:17 et
What to do in case of goods return taking into consideration that delivery done to US and I am located outside of US? Does it mean that returned goods to be deliveried to my home? How I should proceed in such cases?
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Alex says at 02:18 et
Hi Pavel. There is a video lesson talking about it, you can set the forwarding address in US.
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Pavel says at 13:27 et
Alex, thank you. Could you please indicate the name of the video.
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casey says at 13:28 et
It was I think a video about the biggest problems with dropshipping and how to solve it
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Pavel says at 02:18 et
Any answers? It is important to know in such situations. Similar questions related to refunds. How to work with the suppliers in case of refunds? I will appreciate answers for my questions.
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 Violet says at 02:19 et
If you do FBA then Amazon will take care of returns and refunds.
If you do dropshipping then customer can return item to your forwarding address. If the item is cheap it's easier just refund without return.
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Pavel says at 13:27 et
Yes, I do understand it. Thank you. The question related to dropshipping part.
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rick says at 02:28 et
New store is in Critics http://sellslikehotcakes.co/wall.php come and post your feedback to help fellow seller
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Angela says at 13:27 et
Mike

Thank you.
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Gad says at 17:43 et
Hello everyone :-) my name is Gadi, and I'm a new member. Glad to meet you all , and looking forward to be part of your community :)
I would like to ask few questions:
First I'm thinking of adding a donation component to my sales. so part of the profit goes to donation. Is it sounds reasonable, regarding the expenses ?
Second - as I said I live in the UK, will it be a mistake to sell only for the UK market in order to save costs of transaction fees, and saving shipping time. I'm not sure that the thinking is correct, but as I said, I'm a newbie.. thanks, gadi
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 Chris says at 17:45 et
Welcome Gad! Donation component is a great way to boost your sales but it must be linked to a good cause and make sense, so that your product is somehow linked to a good story that makes sense
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 quirkyfox says at 17:45 et
yeah, like Bamboo product for saving trees...
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 Mike says at 17:46 et
hi Gad. Regarding UK question you did not explain if you do dropshipping or FBA? Anyways you can start with UK and expand!
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Gad says at 08:03 et
Thank you all for your comments
Regarding your question Mike, I thought about
Dropshipping at first
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Gad says at 08:03 et
Two more questions please :
Is there AliExpress in UK, so the shipping would be shorter ?
Second - is it possible and profitable to creat one store, and then inside to create few nitches in it ?
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 Mike says at 08:05 et
Gad, Aliexpress is a chinese company. They ship internationally but it's always from china. You can watch video on finding local dropshipping suppliers in your niche in UK if you want to go local route.
Regarding the store - again it depends on what you plan to sell. See my video about branding talking about small brand or more general brand to have better idea!
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Gad says at 04:58 et
Thanks !
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Jimmy says at 03:26 et
Hi there, I am a newbie at here. May I know what is the best auto currency switcher for Shopify? Thanks.
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 James.W says at 03:27 et
Welcome, there are many plugins, not sure which is best, they are pretty same! https://apps.shopify.com/auto-currency-switcher
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Jimmy says at 12:15 et
Now I am using Auto Currency Switcher, thanks so much James.
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Ernesto says at 04:41 et
Hi, how can i add a wishlist button and create account button to the header of my shopify theme?
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 Ted says at 04:41 et
You need to install giftlist/wishlist shopify app, search app store for it!
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 Mike says at 12:15 et
Our new Summer “Take Action” contest is LIVE!!

Details and prizes
http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/07/08/summer-take-action-contest-live/
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Vin says at 12:15 et
wow sounds great!!!
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diego says at 12:29 et
Count me in!
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Juan says at 03:38 et
Hi, I've been working on setting up my shopify store, I was just wondering how many items should i have to sell before i go live.
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 Mike says at 03:40 et
hi Juan. It depends a lot on your niche. There are stores with just 1 or 3 products. There are stores with thousands of products. If you sell a pill or something really unique then the less products the better. IF you sell more like everything store then the more the better.
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Juan says at 15:36 et
thanks for the feedback Mike, I will be posting the site for critique soon
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 Mike says at 15:38 et
yes please do so we can give more specific feedback!
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Jimmy says at 03:41 et
Hi, may I know why my price in Shopify will change automatically for itself?
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Jimmy says at 03:41 et
I think the price has changed because of the vendor change their price in Aliexpress, may I know how to solve this problem? Thanks.
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 Rob says at 03:41 et
If you use the apps such as OBERLO to link alixpress to shopify then you can set auto update of the prices in the settings of oberlo!
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Jimmy says at 15:36 et
Ok, noted with thanks.
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FITZGERALD says at 15:36 et
What is Influencer Marketing and does it really work like the guru claim it is?
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 Gab says at 15:38 et
It means when you contact the influencers (youtube stars, instagram stars) via famebit or similar services or directly. It does work but it depends on the service you offer or the product. Lets say you have a beatuty product or tech product - it's easy to find the massive influencer for that. But if you offer something rare and local, it would be hard to advertise via influencers, as their audience is very broad!!! Hope it helps!!!!
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Jimmy says at 03:39 et
Hi, is that a must to set up a credit card payment gateway. Can I just use paypal payment gateway only?
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 Mike says at 03:39 et
Yes you can use just Paypal but it's always better to give more payment options.
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Jimmy says at 06:37 et
I try to apply for 2checkout for my country, but without 90 days worth of sales history, they cannot move forward in the review process.
I may find Upwork to help for the sales history.
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Ernesto says at 03:39 et
how much should i charge for international shipping for "free + shipping offers"? If a client buys a "free+shipping offer" directly from my site more than once - how much should i charge for every "free+shipping item" added?
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 Lane says at 03:41 et
It's hard to say without knowing your product, location or shipping costs how much you should charge. Best tip here is see what competitor is charging so you will get a rough idea. Maybe $19.95 for a Tshirt or $9.95 for a Mug

I don't see a need to limit the amount of "free+shipping item" as long as you are making profits and have good margins
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Ernesto says at 06:36 et
Thank you Lane!
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Ernesto says at 06:36 et
I thought "boost post" was a big no- no, and should instead use ads manager? Can someone drop some knowledge on me?
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Eddy says at 06:38 et
Boost post is the same as using ads manager if you already created audience and just want to quickly boost the post for $10-15 when building community.
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Mark says at 11:57 et
Great course. What other payment gateways can I use as I don't live a country to be able to apply for paypal. Can't wait to make my first sale. I'm already done with the store and facebook page. Thank you.
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 Emili says at 11:57 et
Maybe Stripe ? it allows to accept major credit cards!
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James says at 16:18 et
How do you know if the Traffic is Warm hot or cold? I want to launch an AD right away can i just start targeting my niche with different variations of ads right away as i am not looking for comments etc just sales. The FB ADS training is a little unclear.
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 Mike says at 16:20 et
hi James. The traffic that never saw your brand is a cold one. Imagine you have a spokeperson that is doing all the selling in the video. So to warm up the traffic, people need to know more about him and get used to see him as a head of community, as expert in your niche, so they start to buy from him.

If you do "everything store" without a leading actor or a good story, then another approach can be used, for example contest giveaway, or buy 1 get 1 free, or flash sale or "free just pay for shipping gift" etc.
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 Aria says at 13:54 et
Cold = never heard of your brand or product
Warm = already saw you and needs further pushing to sale with retargeting!
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Oliver says at 04:35 et
how do you add a logo to the shopify store
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 emma says at 04:36 et
you can do in your store Theme settings very easily.
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Oliver says at 02:38 et
Thanks Emma, I got the logo done!
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PAT says at 05:30 et
Ok I am Very new to Facebook advertising I have a couple of boosted posts getting some reactions and page likes but still very small. I signed of for many chat and it looks interesting. I seem to be missing a step. How do I get my FB followers to optin to Many Chat?
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 Lucy says at 05:32 et
You can experiment with different ways... They offer Json script and several widgets that you can place to your site.
Growing community takes a lot of patience, so keep going and growing it but dont expect fast results.
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 lou says at 05:33 et
To grow faster best tip is to share top shared content from other pages. Save post or video from other pages (similar topic) and repost them on your page and mini-boost. Also research top liked and top shared contnet in your niche and repost it.
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