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Making the Most of Social Commerce

March 21, 2023
If you are an e-commerce business owner and looking to expand your audience, utilizing social media is a must. The fast-growing trend of “social shopping” allows consumers to shop the products they love directly via social media. The experience is designed to be engaging and community-driven - and the potential revenue for prospective sellers is…

2023 Market Predictions

March 21, 2023
At least 28% of the world population shops online, and that figure is anticipated to grow in coming years. Overall, e-commerce sales could reach 20.8% of all retail sales worldwide in 2023. Total sales are projected to surpass $7 trillion by 2025. As customers turn to online retailers for their shopping needs, businesses are continually…

Grow Your Brand with External Marketing

January 24, 2023
What is External Traffic? For sellers looking to stand out on the crowded Amazon marketplace, optimizing their products’ listings is essential. 75% percent of Amazon sales are generated through Amazon’s internal search engine alone. But what about that other 25%? This “external traffic” represents customers guided to Amazon listings through outside sources, such as social…

Launching your Brand on Amazon

January 24, 2023
E-commerce is a nearly $1 trillion market in the U.S. and is projected to grow to $2 trillion by 2030, making online sales an essential revenue stream for many companies. For newcomers to the e-commerce market, selling on Amazon is an obvious choice. Amazon alone is responsible for 40% of total retail e-commerce sales, and…

Ecommerce Businesses Grapple with High Return Rates

January 24, 2023
The e-commerce market shows no signs of slowing following the rapid growth of online shopping at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It broke $1 trillion in value at the end of 2022, constituting 70% of the total retail market. These booming sales accompany a high rate of return on purchased goods. In 2022, 20%…

Brand Spotlight: Pet Center, Inc.

November 30, 2022
Pet Center, Inc. prides itself on creating all-natural pet products that are both healthy and safe for your furry companions. Opening its doors in 1987 in California, PCI was founded because the pet industry was lacking safe and healthy alternatives to treats. The brand has been widely applauded for their continued commitment to excellence, and…

1st Party vs. 3rd Party: What is Best for your E-Commerce Business?

November 30, 2022
E-commerce is booming. For businesses looking to capitalize on digital marketplaces, Amazon and Walmart are obvious online marketplace choices. With the option to sell via these platforms in two primary ways – 1st Party (1P) and 3rd Party (3P) – you might be wondering which model will best serve your brand. In short, 1P turns…

How to Effectively Use Amazon Coupons, Discounts, and Promo Codes

November 30, 2022
With inflation on the rise, consumers are becoming more price sensitive. Utilizing promotions and discounts appeals to shoppers who are looking to save and can be a powerful tool for boosting sales. Amazon offers a variety of options to sellers for discounting products, including coupons, promotional codes, and deal programs.   Amazon Coupons Amazon Coupons…

Brand Spotlight: Smokey Mountain

September 23, 2022
In 1985, Smokey Mountain Chew was born as the first true innovator in the smokeless tobacco alternative space. Since its inception, the company has experienced tremendous growth, meeting a need in the industry for nicotine-free and tobacco-free alternatives to dip. Their vision for assisting adult tobacco consumers in taking back their tobacco-free lives has attracted…

Businesses Struggle with E-Commerce Demand

September 15, 2022
E-commerce growth has soared since the onset of COVID-19, surpassing FTI Consulting’s pre-pandemic 2025 sales figures projections. It is on course to reach $1 trillion in 2022 for the first time ever. Analysts predict e-commerce retail to grow at a 10% compound annual growth rate through 2027, and exceed $2 trillion by 2030, which will…

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