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How To Stop Overselling Your Stock Online

Aimee Goodsall | February 24, 2017 | Comments

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.  

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Topics: eCommerce Best Practices, Inventory Management Software

Best Practices For Reducing Stock Levels & Avoiding Stock-Outs

Lokad | February 2, 2017 | Comments

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.

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Topics: Inventory Management, eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce

Why You Need A Bulk Listing Tool

Aimee Goodsall | January 18, 2017 | Comments

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.

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Topics: eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce, Listings

How To Find Profitable Products To Sell Online

Aimee Goodsall | December 28, 2016 | Comments

Being able to identify lucrative products to sell online, that will more importantly result in a profit, is a skill that all online sellers should strive to possess. Now while there is no denying that finding these products takes both time and extensive research, done correctly it can certainly make a huge difference to the success of your business.

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Topics: eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce

How To Grow Your Online Business In 2017

Aimee Goodsall | December 20, 2016 | Comments

Growing a successful eCommerce business is a common goal for the vast majority of business owners, and while some succeed, there is no denying that others simply don’t. But what exactly limits you from achieving the same level of success that thousands of others have experienced?

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Topics: eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce, Business Growth

How To Assess Which Online Marketplace Is The Right Fit For Your Business

Aimee Goodsall | November 28, 2016 | Comments

Regardless of whether you are already selling on a marketplace and are wanting to expand your reach, or are simply looking to sell on an online marketplace for the first time, it is extremely important that you’re thoroughly researching your options.

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Topics: eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce, Online Marketplace

What Are Product Identifiers & GTIN's?

Aimee Goodsall | November 15, 2016 | Comments

Product identifiers are a series of numerical or alphanumerical digits that are used to identify a specific product. Ultimately, they are the key to helping customers locate products online, and commonly include Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), Manufacturer Part Numbers (MPNs) and brand names.    

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Topics: Marketplaces & Websites, eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce, Online Marketplace, Product Identifiers

4 Challenges Every eCommerce Customer Support Team Needs To Overcome

Liam Keegan - XSellco | October 13, 2016 | Comments

This is a guest post from XSellco's Liam Keegan.

Let's face it - customer support is a tough job. From dealing with angry customers, to getting through a mountain of queries, sometimes it can be hard to get that satisfying feeling at the end of a day's work. 

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Topics: eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce, Customer Support

How To Prepare Your eCommerce Business For The Christmas Period

Aimee Goodsall | September 12, 2016 | Comments

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about your strategy and effectively preparing your business, in order to take full advantage of the potential influx in sales.

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Topics: Marketplaces & Websites, eCommerce Best Practices, Online Marketplace, eCommerce Marketing

eBay Active Content: Best Practices For Compliant Listings

Andrew Pinner | August 18, 2016 | Comments

This is a guest blog post from Andrew Pinner at Frooition.

eBay announced in their Spring 2016 Seller Release that they will be putting a stop to the use of Active Content – JavaScript, Flash, Form Actions and plug-ins – within eBay listings. The reason for this imminent ban being that active content inhibits purchases on mobile devices, and further poses potential security risks.

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Topics: eBay, eCommerce News, eCommerce Best Practices

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