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Amazon Prime shipping
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6 Ways E-Commerce Startups Can Compete with Amazon Shipping (and Win)

Although it may seem like ages ago, many of us remember what an ordeal it was to order products online that were unavailable in our local stores. Back then, free shipping wasn’t available, and two-day shipping was exorbitantly expensive and reserved for nearly-forgotten birthday presents for the notoriously hard-to-please grandma. And if we needed pedestrian...
StartupNation Radio
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StartupNation Radio: Entrepreneurs Share How to Make it Big on Amazon

On today's Amazon-themed episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff is joined by co-host Matt Damman. Together, they talk with Derek Gaskins of Aleva Stores and Retail Bloom and Michelle Covey of GS1 US. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Damman,...
WJR Business Beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Start a Business on Amazon (Episode 174)

Are you considering testing the entrepreneurial waters, but aren’t quite sure how or where to start? When it comes to launching and growing a successful business, whether part-time, full-time or as a side hustle, Amazon is a great place to start. Amazon sellers turn a profit quickly, according to a recent study from Jungle Scout,...
midwest businesses
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These 8 Startups are Among the Top in the Midwest (and the U.S.)

Why were there only two Midwest startups on LinkedIn’s list of the top 50 startups on the rise? Cameo, based in Chicago (as well as remotely), and Seamless.AI, based in Columbus, are really awesome startups, and we were so happy to see them on the list. We just think LinkedIn missed a couple more major Midwest players. There’s this myth...
problem solving
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Why You Should Start a Business to Solve a Common Problem

Silicon Valley is known for its revolutionary ideas, grandiose statements and ability to challenge the status quo. By now, we’re all familiar with the classic persona of the Bay Area-located, hoodie-wearing techie, who tells their team to “move fast and break things” in order to “disrupt” entire industries. However, what those promising to change the...
wjr business beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: This is Where U.S. Consumers Begin Their Product Searches (Episode 152)

By now, we're all familiar with the record-setting numbers associated with shopping online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but a closer look reveals important changes in consumer behavior in the online shopping experience that require all merchants to take note. Most consumer searches start with Google, right? Wrong! According to a recent survey from...
etsy
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4 Ways to Etsy-fy Your Customer Experience

There are two types of online shopping experiences: the fast and free necessity purchase and the personalized boutique purchase. The shopper seeking the first option just wants to buy the product and receive it as quickly as possible. The shopper that is seeking the latter type of personalized online experience often ends up on a...
e-commerce
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How Startups Can Compete with E-Commerce Giants Amid the Pandemic

It comes with little surprise that as the pandemic grows, the demand for safe, one-stop online shopping options grows, as well. The numbers reported by big-box retailers reflect this logic. Target reported the strongest quarterly sales growth in its history. Walmart touted unprecedented earnings in Q2 which led to a 97 percent revenue boost from...
Dropshipping e-commerce store
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How to Make Passive Income with a Dropshipping Store

After my husband passed away unexpectedly in 2006, I decided to launch a side hustle to help me feel more financially secure. But, as a therapist who was used to earning money based on “billable hours,” the concept of earning money in my sleep was foreign. I began my first side hustle as a freelance...
e-commerce
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3 Trends Dominating E-Commerce Startups Today

From evolving consumer buying channels and new digital payment systems to buzzworthy trends and tactics in marketing, how we understand and use e-commerce technology has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. As any veteran in the retail space can attest, the only constant in this industry is change. But we can still get a...
daily crunch snacks
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How to Sprout a Successful Business: Daily Crunch Snacks and Annemarie Cronin Agency

On today's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff interviews boutique advertising, marketing and PR agency owner, Annemarie Cronin, and Diane and Laurel Orley, the co-founders of Daily Crunch Snacks. StartupNation · Daily Crunch Snacks and Annemarie Cronin Agency StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here First up, Jeff interviews Annemarie...
wjr business beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Big Tech Showing Positive Revenue Growth Amid COVID-19 (Episode 49)

The big tech companies, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft, have proven their staying power through the COVID-19 crisis. All five have seen positive revenue growth over the same quarter in 2019. On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff dives into the Statista study results further, including the following growth over Q1 2019: Amazon up...