Opening An Online Store
10 tips on how to buy on eBay. Shopping on eBay can be daunting if you have never done it before. After all you are buying from someone that you have never met and you have to trust. Here is a beginner’s guide to the wonderful world of eBay.
eBay feedback system is beneficial to the buyers but not so much for the seller. The seller can only leave positive feedback for the buyer but the buyer can leave untrue negative feedback without ever contacting the seller.
A new device called Square allows small businesses to accept credit cards using their smart phones for low fees. Scary simple to use.
Shipping costs for an online retailer can take all of your profits if not calculated correctly. Shipping quotes from UPS can be very inaccurate so that customer pays one price but the actual cost is much higher.
Running a online store is addictive. I am always looking to see how many visitors, how they got there, how long they stayed, did they buy anything. No sales, I am depressed. A sale makes my ecstatic.
Location is as important to an online store as to a conventional store. The online store’s location is where it lands in the search results versus the physical address of a brick and mortar store.
What inventory do you order for your online store? The simple answer to the question posed above, is “Inventory that sells.” I am still learning what sells and what doesn’t sell so I don’t have a good answer. I think that each store owner has to find their own way. Don’t just buy what you [...]
Opening a Online Store: What to do first. I have retired from the corporate world and decided to open an online store. This blog accounts my trials, tribulations and hopefully successes. I chose religious gifts to sell. Why, I don’t know. I became interested in ancient oil lamps and thought that everyone else would be [...]