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5 Books You Need To Read If You're In The ECommerce Industry

5 Books You Need To Read If Your In The eCommerce Industry

We should all be lifelong learners––especially if we're in a complex industry like ECommerce. To help kick-start your literary learning curve, here are the 5 books you need to read if you're in the ECommerce industry.

1. Get Rich Click!: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet

By Marc Ostrofsky

This is a book that outlines the basics of how you can begin your ECommerce operations, and tells the stories of many individuals who set out to do the same. Click here to buy.

2. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

By Tony Hsieh

CEO of Zappos gives an inside look at how the importance of company culture and running his business based on the science of happiness has led to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales every year. Click here to buy.

3. Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

By Steve Krug

You may not be an expert in user experience or design, but with this book, you don't need to be. Krug covers how to meld your customers' psychology into being more likely to buy from your site — and that is, after all, your end goal. Click here to buy.

4. One-click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com

By Richard Brandt

One of the most successful individuals in ECommerce: the owner of Amazon.com. Read his story for serious motivation — in fact, chances are that you might just end up buying this book from Amazon, too, or selling on his platform. Click here to buy.

5. The 4-Hour Work Week

By Timothy Ferriss

Any aspiring entrepreneur can benefit from this book. ECommerce can be a very demanding industry, but this book can change your perspective completely and help you live a (relatively) leisurely life instead of working over sixty hours every week. You might not be able to whittle your work week to four hours, but you can probably find some time savings. Click here to buy.

Making time to educate yourself now will pay off in the long run, plus it's always nice to hear it from people who have struggled with the same problems, overcome obstacles, and sought out effective solutions. Never stop trying to learn more and better yourself, get reading! 

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