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Jeff Allen

Jeffrey Allen joined Doba in June of 2014. He contributes regularly to the company blog, as well as email and social marketing. He is attending BYU studying Public Relations. Jeff was born and raised in the good ol’ midwest state of Iowa and currently lives in Utah with his wife. When he’s not coming up with new content to help Doba's customers, he spends his time exercising, enjoying the outdoors, and playing a mean game of Mario Kart.

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Tips for becoming an upselling guru

Written by Jeff Allen on April 13, 2015



Upselling is an extremely effective way of not only increasing profits, but also creating return customers. When successfully used, this technique creates a buying environment that is both trustworthy and reliable. Knowing how and when to upsell your customer is the difference between selling a $20 pair of pants and selling a $100 outfit, and securing a loyal shopper in the process.  So whether you’ve been upselling since your business opened or have yet to try, these tips can help you optimize your checkout process to give both you and your customers a great, profitable ecommerce experience.

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5 targeted Amazon and eBay alternatives

Written by Jeff Allen on April 6, 2015 in How to Sell Products Online


Entering the online marketplace is can be a difficult endeavor. With places like eBay and Amazon saturated with businesses and sellers, it’s often hard to get a steady flow of profits from such online venues. The overwhelming saturation of both these marketplaces often casts a shadow over those seeking to try out dropshipping, or even selling their own product online. Luckily, there Amazon and eBay alternatives available for businesses of all sizes to sell on. 

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5 great ways drop shipping can help your ecommerce business

Written by Jeff Allen on March 30, 2015 in How to Sell Products Online

Drop shipping is often thought of as a beginner's means of entering the ecommerce world.  It's an easy way for newcomers to start an online business. For this reason, many larger and more established businesses don't consider dropshipping as been a credible tool.

But drop shipping is more than just for new and developing businesses. Even established online stores can (and do) benefit from the versatility of drop shipping.

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Top free online marketing tools

Written by Jeff Allen on March 27, 2015

top free marketing tools

Successfully running any business is an expensive endeavor, costing both time and money. With those two resources being so critical, it’s vital to have the business tools that best utilize your resources. The ecommerce world is full of online marketing tools and software that can help your business push through the competition. While many of these tools cost money, still more are free, and are sometimes even better than the tools you would pay money for.

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How to find the best products to sell online

Written by Jeff Allen on March 27, 2015


Anyone can start an online business. That’s no exaggeration, either. Anyone with an internet capable device has everything they need to start an ecommerce store. Maybe that’s the allure so many people find in the idea. It’s easy. It’s quick. It’s practically free. It’s also doomed to fail if you don’t sell the right product.

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Crafting a strategic marketing plan

Written by Jeff Allen on March 27, 2015

If you’re starting up an online business for the first time, you’ve no doubt got a lot of things on your mind. Chances are, “Create a marketing plan” isn’t very high on that list, if at all. Confident in your new business, spending extra money and resources on a marketing plan may seem unnecessary when you already know how you want your business to run.

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5 reasons why online businesses fail

Written by Jeff Allen on March 27, 2015

The allure of starting an online business is very real. Do something you love, in virtually any location you choose, and (hopefully) end up making a lot of money doing it. It has quickly become the dream job of many an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, that dream falls short for many who make the endeavor to start an online business. In fact, a staggering 88% of new businesses fail before gaining any sort of traction.

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New DIM shipping changes

Written by Jeff Allen on January 21, 2015 in Ecommerce News



The holiday season is over, so you can breathe easy, right? Well, don’t get too comfy yet. After all the stress that came with getting shipments made on time over Christmas, get ready for UPS and FedEx’s new switch to DIM (dimensional) shipping. For those of you who aren’t familiar, dimensional shipping is a pricing system based around the total dimensions, as opposed to actual weight, of the product you’re shipping. For example, say you had a 10-pound package to send. Regardless of the size of your package (up to 3 cubic feet), your price would be fairly consistent in the old weight-based pricing system.

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Santa Claus: a dropshipping role model

Written by Jeff Allen on November 21, 2014



Christmas is coming.  Decorations, music, and happy children are flooding everywhere you go, and you can’t NOT think about it.  It’s infectious.  Seriously, who doesn’t like Christmas(except for those of you who actually don’t enjoy Christmas, in which case this article is definitely not for you)?  It’s such an anticipated holiday that the whole country forgets about Thanksgiving!  And we love Thanksgiving, and it’s a holiday, and stuff...and stuff….but Christmas!

Christmas is also a lucrative time for dropshippers.  Let alone the fact that it’s the most shopped season of the year, you have a leg up on other retailers by the unique shopping experience you offer.  And, if you really think about it, the Jolly Man himself seems to like dropshipping a whole lot as well.

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Holiday closure schedule for Doba suppliers

Written by Jeff Allen on November 18, 2014 in Company News


Happy (almost) Holidays!  You’re sure to be feeling the stress anxiety that come with trying to fill an avalanche of orders as the holidays swing around this year.  Well, we’re hoping to help curb that stress a bit by giving you a heads-up on important dates with our suppliers.  

Many of the suppliers you buy from will be closing the day of, as well as the day after, Christmas.  However, we thought it would be best just to give you a list of all the suppliers who will be closing, and when, for the holidays.  We’d also like you to keep in mind shipping cut-off dates.  Orders need to be shipped by Dec. 15th to make it in time for Christmas.  

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