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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...
pop-up shops
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Pop-Up Shops Are on the Rise in 2021: Here’s How They Can Boost Your Brand

Pop-up shops are temporary storefronts that allow brands to connect with their customers in a brick-and-mortar space for a short period of time. For e-commerce brands, this usually means providing customers with an exclusive opportunity to shop in a brick-and-mortar location. For example, when popular makeup brand Glossier opened temporary pop-up storefronts throughout the U.S.,...
StockX
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The Secret Behind Unicorn Success of StockX? Start Before You’re Ready

The following is excerpted from "Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results" by Josh Linkner, courtesy of Post Hill Press. When you think of the most influential leaders in the $366 billion global footwear industry, you probably imagine luxe designers such as Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, or Louis Vuitton. Or maybe you...
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4 Ways to Start Selling Online Today

If you think you’ve missed out on the e-commerce boom and should have started an online business long ago, here is some reassuring news: the industry’s rapid growth isn’t slowing down any time soon, and selling your products online has never been easier. Online sales were increasing steadily before the pandemic, but 2020 saw incredible...
COVID website
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Why a Website is Vital to Your Startup’s Success in the COVID-19 Era

Over the course of the past year, COVID-19 shutdowns and the rapid transition to online business has brought about many challenges for entrepreneurs. Despite the hardship, entrepreneurs with an online presence persevered—in fact, a recent survey found that websites were vital to business success, particularly during the first couple months of lockdown. Small businesses owners and...
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,...
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5 Essential Steps for Launching a Successful Online Business in 2021

The pandemic has made life difficult in innumerable ways, but it has also presented business opportunities to savvy entrepreneurs. Company closures left spaces for startups to fill, and the unprecedented environment prompted the creation and development of specific markets. For example, IBM’s U.S. Retail Index estimates that the coronavirus and resulting social distancing measures have accelerated...
return policy
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The Basics of Creating a Useful Return Policy for E-Commerce Growth

If you run an e-commerce business, know that your return policy tells customers how much you’re willing to work with them if something goes wrong. Policies build trust and help people know they’ll be taken care of, or if their frustrations are going to be ignored. Return policies tell customers how much you value them...
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7 Steps to Validate Your Idea for a Profitable Online Course

Online courses are gaining immense popularity among aspiring entrepreneurs, students and professionals alike. The COVID-19 pandemic has further driven the growth of the global e-learning industry: since surpassing $200 billion in 2019, the online learning industry is now expected to grow at 8 percent CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Thus, launching an online course is...
holiday shipping
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7 Holiday Shipping Tips and Tricks for Online Entrepreneurs

The holiday season is often a busy time for entrepreneurs. With customers buying a tremendous number of gifts, business owners are likely feeling the stress of the shopping rush, and they want their items to arrive on time and in pristine condition. And this year, the pandemic has made online sales even more important for...
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...
Black Friday sales
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5 Tips for Converting Customers to Make Black Friday Sales

Entrepreneurs have faced an unprecedented year with the pandemic causing major disruptions to the way they operate. This now means that for many smaller businesses, Black Friday (as well as Small Business Saturday) holds a heightened level of pressure as they attempt to capture the attention of consumers during a second wave of restrictions. The...
Cyber Monday
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6 Ways E-Commerce Startups Can Compete on Cyber Monday

It's no secret that Cyber Monday is a big deal for businesses large and small. According to Adobe Analytics, Cyber Monday 2019 was record-breaking, with $9.2 billion spent online, a 16.9 percent increase over the previous year. That's a lot of consumer spending in a 24-hour period. Deloitte has predicted in its 2020 annual holiday forecast...
web presence
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How to Boost Your Exposure Online and Start Building a Web Presence Fast

Every entrepreneur knows that business lives and breathes on exposure. You can have the best product in the world, but if no one knows it exists, you’re going to have a heck of a time selling it successfully. While this is true for brick-and-mortar businesses, it’s especially true for online businesses. It’s crucial that online...
freemium
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What Many SaaS Startups Get Wrong About Freemium

Freemium is an extremely popular pricing model for software products, and on paper it looks ideal. The theory is that you’ll entice new customers with a free subscription and withhold certain features for the paid version. Ideally, your free users will love your product so much that they’ll sign up for the paid version. What...
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15 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Startup’s Website

Arguably the hardest part about being an entrepreneur is not starting a business, but driving traffic to your new online business. There are many ways to increase your website traffic, and below, we will cover the most important strategies, many of which you can implement for free! StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products...