One of the biggest challenges with running an online business is the need to effectively manage your inventory. The problem is, as your business grows, this challenge only amplifies. Realistically, in order to sell on more channels and ultimately grow your business, the use of an inventory management system becomes a fundamental necessity.Continue Reading »
Having to deal with angry customers is often inevitable, however when it is the result of them being sold a product that isn’t actually available, well that is something that can largely be avoided. The reality is, listing unavailable stock and overselling a product doesn’t benefit anyone, least of all you as the seller, in fact it can have catastrophic results on both your reputation and sales performance.
Now while it may seem easier said than done, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you have the processes in place to avoid it, or at least significantly reduce the occurrence of overselling.
We are excited to announce a brand new partnership with eBay template designer CrazyLister. Crazylister.com provide easy-to-create HTML listings which can be directly pasted into Linnworks in only a few simple clicks. Using CrazyLister’s straighforward WYSIWYG editor, you can create beautiful HTML listing templates without the need to learn HTML or pay a designer.Continue Reading »
While Fulfilment by Amazon, otherwise referred to as FBA, is successfully used by businesses of all sizes, there are a number of factors you should be considering prior to using the programme. The fact is, FBA does of course come at a cost and you will need to assess whether the associated fees are viable not only for your business as a whole, but specifically your individual products.Continue Reading »
Following the recent discontinuation of Turbolister and eBay’s increase in rules and regulations for listing on the marketplace, it is more important than ever to ensure that you are using a listing tool to its full capability. On Wednesday 15th February at 3PM (GMT), one of Linnworks' expert product specialists will be running a free webinar, designed to help you get the most from the eBay listing tool within Linnworks.Continue Reading »
Valentine’s Day is now just around the corner and if you’ve not already started thinking about how you can leverage the eCommerce opportunity around this holiday, there’s a high chance you will miss out on valuable sales. To help you prepare both your website and marketplace listings for the potential surge in sales, we’ve provided you with some actionable tips that you should start thinking about.Continue Reading »
This is a guest post from Joannes Vermorel, Founder of Lokad.
While inventory optimisation is one of the cornerstones of eCommerce profitability, it is often easier said than done. The reality is, when it comes to eCommerce, the demand can be both intermittent and erratic, after all the number of items sold is often much larger than a traditional store of a comparable size. As a result, traditional forecasting methods and traditional inventory optimisation methods simply aren’t effective.Continue Reading »
Back in their Autumn 2016 statement, eBay announced that they would be requiring all sellers to include at least one product identifier in all new or manufacture refurbished listings, as of February 2017. You should, however, be aware that this mandate has in fact been postponed and as a seller you will not be required to include this information until later on in the year.Continue Reading »
If you’re looking to grow your business internationally, the Spanish market is certainly one worth considering. After all, with an eCommerce market worth €18.2 billion, not to mention the fact that 41% of the population are already shopping online and a further 61% of those shoppers are willing to purchase from international sellers, there is a significant opportunity for cross-border trade in this country.Continue Reading »
If you are listing at scale when selling online, without the use of a bulk listing tool, chances are you are wasting a huge amount of valuable time. Time, which could otherwise be spent focusing on growing your eCommerce business.Continue Reading »