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.