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Holiday Fulfillment: Your Guide to Happy Customers

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In past blogs, we detailed the best ways to prime and promote your products to take advantage of this incredibly busy holiday season. This chapter is about taking a wider view of one of the quickest profit drains of the season: Shipping and Returns. We will detail the latest industry trends and the fulfillment tools available for Newegg sellers to proactively address rising customer expectations, 3PL fees, and high RMAs. Read More

4 Principles for Creating Unique Product Listings

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Boosting your Marketplace Listings in Search Engine Rankings

If you’re a marketplace seller you may think your product listings’ rank on search engines like Google and Bing is beyond your control. In reality, most marketplace sellers can impact one of the most important search ranking factors: product content. Highlighting the importance of on-page content, Google’s own guide to search engine optimization (SEO) states, “Creating compelling and useful content will likely influence your website more than any of the other factors discussed…”. Creating “compelling and useful content” starts with creating unique content that searchers can’t find elsewhere. By crafting original product descriptions, marketplace sellers can separate their product listings from the throng of other pages and websites on the internet. Here are 4 guidelines for developing unique product content for your marketplace listings:

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3 Reasons to Sell on Multiple E-Commerce Marketplaces

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You’ve probably heard the age old financial advice to diversify or to put it another way, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. This principle of diversification isn’t just sage advice for investors but also for online retailers. As e-commerce retail continues to grow (15.1% last year alone), online marketplaces are becoming a go-to choice for consumers with 50% of online retail sales occurring on marketplaces. For most retailers the question is no longer, “should I sell on a marketplace?”, but rather, “how many marketplaces should I sell on?”. Here are 3 reasons why you should sell on more than one online marketplace:

1. Maximize Product Visibility

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Customer journeys are more complex than ever with 71% of retail searches still occurring on the major search engines and 95% of shoppers looking at alternate sellers before making a purchase. Given this e-commerce landscape, online retailers should attempt to meet customers wherever they choose to shop. Read More

Tips for Streamlining Inventory Management

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This is a guest blog post written by inventory management provider eComdash

One of the toughest parts of running an ecommerce business is inventory management. It’s also one of the most important elements. When inventory is not managed effectively, business owners can’t forecast sales accurately, potentially leading to shipment delays and dissatisfied customers.

Forecasting is not the only area affected by inventory mismanagement, cash flow is impacted as well. Carrying too much stock ties up money needed elsewhere, and not having enough inventory leads to overselling. Both scenarios affect your bottom line.

Implementing a robust and effective inventory management process helps accurately track stock levels, forecast future sales, and optimize purchase order processes. It reduces the likelihood of overstocking, under-stocking, and overselling – factors that influence how your business thrives.

To help get your inventory management operation on track, we’ve put a few tips together to streamline the process.

Think of Inventory as Money You Can’t Spend

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Cross Border

How marketplaces are the future of cross-border e-commerce

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Cross-border sales are growing rapidly, which country is right for your business?

Here’s the deal, modern consumers are savvier these days. The speed in which they are able to search, review, and buy products are made seamless because of where retail is happening–online. eMarketer estimates that ecommerce will account for 14.6% of total worldwide retail sales, topping $4 trillion by 2020. But we already know that. So what’s the real story? According to Forrester, cross-border transactions will outpace domestic transactions at a compound rate of 17% between 2017 and 2022.

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