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How dropshipping can help you test the market

Written by Spencer Durrant on June 11, 2015 in How to Sell Products Online


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Being successful in retail these days is no easy task. The current 5-year success rate of retail businesses is between 40-45%. If you want to make it in retail, you have to constantly be growing and expanding your business. This is where dropshipping can help. This post will look at what dropshipping is, how it can help your business, and some use cases. Let's get started! 

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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

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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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How Solo Stove captured 474 emails with Heyo

Written by Doba on February 17, 2015 in Online Retailer Spotlight


Meet Heyo customer Jeff Jan, owner and president of, a company that sells wood-burning camping stoves and accessories. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Solo Stove was already working with a fan base in the tens of thousands. What Jeff wanted to do was increase email capture through a sweepstakes on the Solo Stove Facebook fan page, in order to improve their email marketing reach.

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Emergency prepardeness with Wise Company, Inc.

Written by Matt Bailey on February 13, 2015 in Supplier Spotlight


One should always be prepared for the emergency situation. We aren’t saying that the end of the world is coming or that we are on the verge of a zombie apocalypse, but preparation isn’t a bad idea. Wise Company, Inc. has built their business around helping people have food storage in case of an emergency. They can help you prepare real meals even in the event of a disaster.

Wise Company describes their products as “an innovative approach in providing dependable, simple and affordable ready-made freeze dry and dehydrated meals for emergency preparedness and outdoor use.” Although you can purchase large quantities for food storage, you can also purchase it for camping, scout trips, and picnics in the park. Their products mainly consist of food and food preparation in long lasting sealed containers.

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