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How To Start A Dropshipping Business In 2018

Linnworks | June 21, 2018 | Comments

Want to start selling online but don't really have the capital? Or maybe you're not sure whether it's for you and you want to test the water first? If you answered yes to either of these, then dropshipping might be the answer - it's an excellent gateway to online retail that requires less financial input than a regular online store, plus you don't need a warehouse to get started.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce Best Practices, Dropshipping

How To Calculate Shipping Costs For Your Online Business

Nat Libby | June 15, 2018 | Comments

Understanding how to calculate shipping costs is important. Not only do you need to track how much you’re spending in order to turn a profit, but your delivery fees impact how likely your customers are to buy from you.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, Online Business

Deborah Meaden Announced As Linn Academy 2018 Headline Speaker

Aimee Goodsall | May 30, 2018 | Comments

With Linn Academy 2018 now just over three months away, we are thrilled to announce that English businesswoman and TV personality Deborah Meaden will be taking to the stage as this year’s headline speaker, sharing her invaluable advice on how you can take your own business to the next level.

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Topics: Linnworks News, Events, eCommerce, Linn Academy

eCommerce In Canada: The Top Canadian Marketplaces To Sell On

Linnworks | May 22, 2018 | Comments

Canada is an incredibly vast landscape, with a population of 36.29 million, concentrated mostly in four provinces – Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta. In fact, 86% of Canadians live in one of these four provinces, with 12.7 million Ontarian’s accounting for almost 40% of Canadians.

So, why is this important?

Well, because of its size and the way in which the population is distributed, Canada requires a unique approach to eCommerce.

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Topics: Cross Border Trade, eCommerce, International Selling, Online Marketplaces

Amazon Seller Fees: The Cost Of Selling On Amazon

Nat Libby | May 4, 2018 | Comments

When it comes to selling on Amazon, one of the first things you’ll want to find out is how much you’re being charged to use the platform. Working out your Amazon seller fees is fundamental to the success and growth of your business on the marketplace. 

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Topics: Amazon, Selling on Amazon, eCommerce

How To Reduce Business Costs & Increase Your Profit Margins

Aimee Goodsall | May 3, 2018 | Comments

The one goal that almost all online businesses have in common is to turn a profit. Now while the success of this goal is influenced by multiple different factors – some of these in your control and others not – one of the biggest areas impacting your bottom line is in fact your business costs.

Here’s the thing.

Despite often being viewed as ‘set in stone’, the costs associated with running an online business don’t have to be entirely out of your control. At least not all of them.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce, Business Growth, eCommerce Expert Meetup

eCommerce SEO: The Complete Online Sellers Guide [2018]

Aimee Goodsall | April 26, 2018 | Comments

eCommerce may well be an industry worth $7.7 trillion across the globe, but it’s also an incredibly competitive one. 

In fact, new eCommerce sites are being launched every day, which means that as an online retailer you need to be doing all you can to get your website (and more specifically your product pages) in front of the potential buyers that are searching for something you sell.

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Topics: Website Platforms, Marketplaces & Websites, eCommerce, eCommerce Website, SEO

How To Advertise On eBay With Promoted Listings

Nat Libby | April 25, 2018 | Comments

Standing out on eBay can be tough.

A popular marketplace for shoppers and sellers alike, getting your products seen and sold on eBay is becoming increasingly challenging for every online seller. Understanding how to advertise on eBay is therefore key to growing your online business on the marketplace.

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Topics: eBay, eCommerce, Paid Advertising, eBay shop

How Four Companies Use Branded Packaging To Increase Engagement

ShipStation | April 20, 2018 | Comments

This is a guest post from ShipStation.

Think about how much time and money you’ve invested into your online store. Building your brand, curating what you sell, designing your storefront.

Doesn’t it seem like a bit of a disservice to you (and your customers, for that matter) to not dedicate as much effort into your parcels? If you want to prove to shoppers that you’re committed to impressing them at every opportunity, you need to brand your shipping boxes through custom packaging.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

How To Win The Amazon Buy Box [Updated For 2018]

Aimee Goodsall | April 16, 2018 | Comments

Winning the Amazon Buy Box is arguably one of the best ways to increase your sales on Amazon, for the simple reason that it has the potential to significantly boost exposure of your products.

But what exactly is the Amazon Buy Box? And what do you need to do to win it?

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Topics: Amazon, Selling on Amazon, Online Marketplace

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