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Shipping & Fulfillment | 7 min read

Dropshipping Clothing with BrandsGateway: Everything You Need to Know

Statistics show that the eCommerce industry has been steadily growing over the past few years. More importantly, it's expected to continue to expand in the years to come. A study published by Statista found that the global eCommerce sales in 2019 amounted to 3.53 trillion US dollars. What’s even more promising is that, by the end of 2022, it’s predicted that eCommerce sales will reach 6.54 trillion US dollars.

Social Media | 10 min read

How to Drive Recovery and Growth Post-Pandemic with Social Commerce and Marketplaces

In a period of just a few months, the societal and economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis have greatly accelerated the shift towards online shopping and digital adaptation in general. This is also true for several other underlying trends. Overall, lockdown transformed almost overnight how consumers shop and how retailers sell and interact with their customers.

Conversion Optimization | 13 min read

9 Powerful Ways Social Proof Can Grow e-Commerce Conversions

Chances are, you have already tested dozens of conversion rate optimization tricks. And, more than likely, you’re not satisfied with the results. Why? The truth is the eCommerce niche is over-crowded: there are thousands upon thousands of people who are already doing the same.

Starting a Business | 9 min read

How to Estimate Demand for New Product Ideas

Whether you're starting a new business or building upon an existing one, at some point, you will have to start selling a new product or service. Doing so, however, is risky because it's hard to tell for sure how they will be received until after you've done all the hard work.

Fraud Prevention | 11 min read

Navigating the Financial Risks in eCommerce

As an online merchant, you must understand the financial risks in the eCommerce industry. Understanding the risks gives you the know-how to navigate online retail challenges smoothly, especially if acquiring banks label you as a high-risk merchant.

Because of the nature of eCommerce, criminals may exploit your online business for illegitimate purposes. Fraudsters continue to target unsuspecting businesses by placing digital orders, receiving the service or product, and deliberately filing a[...]

SEO | 8 min read

15 Most Important Google Ranking Factors

Google is a complex beast. Its algorithm is comprised of over 200 factors that affect your website’s ranking on the search results page. None of those factors are to be sniffed at, but some do outrank each other in importance.

Below, we’ll cover the ten most important Google ranking factors that you can’t ignore this year.

Apps & Integrations | 10 min read

The Multi-Channel Sellers’ Dilemma: Automating & Synchronizing

An online multi-channel seller is someone who sells on other platforms besides their online store and/or brick-and-mortar shop. Selling on multiple channels allows buyers multiple access points to familiarize with your brand. Apart from your physical shop and eCommerce website, you can also sell on many established online marketplaces. Regardless, how you perform mostly depends on what you sell and where you sell.

Web Design | 7 min read

5 Ways Heatmaps Can Help You Boost Sales

With thousands of other websites as competition, many site owners are constantly looking for the next opportunity to stand out. It isn’t just a matter of showing off what they can do, but more a matter of making the sales they need to keep their site (and business) running. Heatmaps are an often-overlooked tool that can have a tremendously positive impact on your sales.

Holiday Shopping | 9 min read

Top 10 Products to Sell on Amazon for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

As we are well into Q4 2020, it’s time to take advantage of the high traffic dates that are coming up on Amazon. Since Prime Day was postponed until October, we have officially entered into what should be the highest traffic Q4 in the history of Amazon. We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, along with the holiday season. The pandemic has also influenced how much people shop online.

Starting a Business | 7 min read

How to Set Up a Dropshipping Business in 6 Simple Steps

By 2025, the dropshipping industry is expected to generate more than 550 billion US dollars in revenue according to some projections. Every year, billions of consumers acquire new products through dropshipping companies, which has driven many entrepreneurs to set up their own websites and try to profit from this business model.

eCommerce Marketing | 14 min read

How to Get Started with Sensory Marketing for Ecommerce

With an estimation of 12 million to 24 million ecommerce sites across the entire globe, the ecommerce world is more competitive than ever.

These days, it's getting harder to capture people's attention, and it's not helping that consumers are constantly bombarded with all sorts of ads wherever they go online. Hence, personalization has become a leading trend in ecommerce.

Starting a Business | 10 min read

How to Build an Online Apparel Store (And Get Sales)

Online apparel stores are hotter than ever. Not only are they on trend with the ever-growing world of eCommerce, but the latest print-on-demand technology and business automation software tools make them even more appealing. Unlike years ago, where a successful online store meant a whole lot of work and money spent upfront, today’s online apparel stores are agile and self-sufficient, needing very little attention once they’re up and running.

Social Media | 10 min read

The Ultimate Guide for Social Media Guidelines Your Team Will Love

Social media sites are popular all over the world, with billions of users on Facebook, Twitter, and now TikTok, from across the globe. This makes it increasingly crucial for brands to leverage the power of social media platforms to engage potential customers.

But, to present a cohesive brand image, you need social media guidelines to communicate the brand’s expectations to its employees reliably.

Let’s find out how you can create useful social media guidelines for your business.

Starting a Business | 17 min read

15 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $100

Even though starting a business – online or offline – is no small task and can be a daunting undertaking to sign yourself up for, it certainly is not as impossible as you might think.

eCommerce Features | 9 min read

4 Ways eCommerce Stores Benefit from Secure Cloud Computing Technology

The eCommerce market is unbelievably competitive. For retailers to be on top of their business, they need to be agile and smart. This will not happen if those who manage the IT system used by the eCommerce store fail to keep pace with technology.

Conversion Optimization | 10 min read

The Anatomy of an eCommerce Buyer's Journey

In 2019, global eCommerce sales passed $3.53 Trillion. By 2022, this number is expected to double. Pandemic or no pandemic, eCommerce is on a roll. It has become a necessity for our generation — almost like electricity. The comfort of having anything and everything from safety pins to airplanes (yes, you can!) bought from the comfort your home or anywhere you are is akin to an old sci-fi tale coming true.

SEO | 9 min read

Why Businesses Lose Traffic and Sales When Switching to Shopify

It's not easy to get website traffic. Both paid ads and organic search engine marketing need to be fully optimized. Search engine optimization is the more crucial of the two, with a much higher potential return on investment.

SEO takes a lot of work, and a significant amount of time, to see results. Whether you're sticking solely to SEO or using paid advertisement alongside it, once your business has arrived at a great strategy that starts pulling in the visitors, you want to keep it that[...]

eCommerce Features | 10 min read

The Best Enterprise eCommerce Platform for Large Catalogs

Some businesses make their mark with only a few products. But online stores come in all sizes.

Some online stores have thousands of products. Others have hundreds of thousands. Some of these businesses grew their catalogs slowly. Others started out in an industry that's already known for large catalogs.

Your business could be in any of these situations. Maybe you're still growing, but you plan to add more products with time. Or maybe you already have a large catalog.

If you do, you might[...]

Customer Service | 7 min read

The 10 Best Help Desk Systems for Online Customer Support

Every business understands that, without its customers, it would fail. Of course, that understanding doesn’t always translate into action, which is why so many businesses, both small and large, fail to prioritize customer service and the overall customer experience. When this happens, even huge marketing budgets and fantastic products can’t keep customers lining up for more. 

eCommerce Features | 16 min read

10 Features Your Online Auto Parts Store Needs

In the early 2000s, having a presence online was enough to have a successful eCommerce business. Now, e-merchants are in a constant battle for every customer and it’s hard to compete on price alone. Also, chances are that your competitors are sourcing parts from the same distributors, leaving you very little space to differentiate.

Providing auto parts shoppers with a great user experience is the best way to win over customers. Customer satisfaction from using your website is what you need[...]

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