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U.S. Department of Commerce. Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales

Ecommerce is booming – Department of Commerce

According to the Department of Commerce, fourth quarter 2016 e-commerce sales increased 14.3 percent over the same period last year. E-commerce sales in this quarter were $102.7 million, compared to $89.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The challenges of selling on Amazon

The challenges of selling on Amazon

Want to sell more? Thinking about selling on Amazon? Not a bad idea but do a little research before you jump in. This article will help you understand the pros and cons of selling on Amazon. …

Which shipping carrier is better for small merchants

UPS or FedEx or USPS

Shipping cost matters. If your shipping cost is high, your total cost to the customer will be high and make you less competitive. So a lower shipping cost matters to your sales. Which one will be better for you, UPS, FedEx or USPS? Find out …

International sales - cargo

Should I bother with International Sales

If you are asked to increase sales by 15 to 20%, you’d be thinking of a massive effort. If you were to open yourself up to international sales, you may achieve that target with a lot less effort …So what do you think?

How to find a good translator

How to find a good translator

You think you may have a good market for your book in Punjabi or your website translated into Arabic. You don’t know either of these languages. What do you do? Should you search on Google or one of those freelancing portals? How do I about it? This article will help you get started in the right direction …

How to start an Ecommerce Business

How to start an Ecommerce Business

You see all these stories about people making it big in ecommerce and you may wonder if you can be part of this global trade phenomenon. Maybe you have some ideas but don’t know where to start. This article should help you get started.

How to write better Product Descriptions

How to write great product descriptions

In the world of ecommerce, customers cannot physically touch and feel your products. You must describe them well and present multiple pictures to help the customer make a better decision. Unfortunately many merchants ignore this and just throw up a hurriedly put together website, say a few words and add a picture or two and then sit back and expect the dollars to roll in.

How to prepare your website for the holidays

Ecommerce Tips for the Holidays

For many ecommerce merchants, just like conventional stores, the holidays season is the biggest selling season of the year. This article gives you useful tips on getting your site ready and making the necessary adjustments in your operations and offerings to make the most of this shopping season.

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