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Online Success Stories – Average People Building Thriving Online Stores

Building Online StoreSteve and his wife, two young professionals making six-figure incomes, were expecting a baby.  They wanted one parent at home with their new child, which usually means losing one of the family incomes.

After contemplating several options, they created Bumblebee Linens, an eBay and online store selling linens, specifically embroidered handkerchiefs. Within the first year of operation, they had generated more than $100,000 in profit. Instead of returning to work, they now run the store full time and make more than the income they initially lost. Average people building thriving online stores. Continue reading Online Success Stories – Average People Building Thriving Online Stores

The Most Expensive Items Sold on eBay

most expensive ebay itemsThe world’s largest marketplace is now more than 20 years old and is one of the most recognised companies across the globe. With hundreds of millions of listings live at any one point, eBay, the initiator of ecommerce if you will, shows no signs of slowing. Over the years weird and whacky listings of almost every kind have shown up on the site, reimagining the way society does business.

In September 1995, the first item listed on eBay was a broken laser pointer. And in the true essence of eBay, this otherwise useless item was sold, for $14.83. Since then, the site has seen some of the most expensive sales ever made.

Here’s a look at the most expensive items sold on eBay that over 20 years of internet trading has produced: Continue reading The Most Expensive Items Sold on eBay

Best Ecommerce Plugins for Online Stores

Best Ecommerce Plugins for Online Stores PACK & SENDWordPress is easier to use than ever with today’s vast range of plugins. Now you can simply and quickly create an online store and start selling right away. With so many ecommerce plugins available it’s becoming increasingly harder to know which one is best suited for you. Some ecommerce plugins have features you need, others don’t. Some plugins are suited for selling particular items and not others.

So, what is the best plugin for your online store? Continue reading Best Ecommerce Plugins for Online Stores


The Best Things to Sell Online

The world of online retail is competitive and gaining attention and sales can be hit or miss. So before you enter the E-tailer world, it’s critical that you decide on a product that will attract consumers. Researching ‘popular products’ or product trends will allow you to choose a product that will continue to get sales. It’s common sense, don’t waste time trying to sell a product nobody is buying.

Google Trends will provide insight into trending products. This tool uses overall search volume to discover trends of a product and can be dated back to search 1 week or 10 years. You can compare goods or searches, and see the location where your desired product is in high demand.

Other sites like Reddit or product reviews sites will also provide information on trending products. Bigger online retailers like Alibaba and Amazon have “best seller” categories you can research; these consumer marketplaces are enormous and will give an excellent idea of trending products.

The team at Pack & Send have pulled together a list of the best things to sell online: Continue reading The Best Things to Sell Online


Tips for Starting Your Own eCommerce Business

Starting your own eCommerce Business might sound like a huge undertaking, but a little effort will get you a long way. Online retail is growing year after year, and now is the best time to start your first eCommerce website. This eMarketer projection shows that retail eCommerce sales will increase to $4.058 trillion in 2020, making up 14.6% of total retail spending

There is no doubt that technology has aided the trend of purchasing from home or on a mobile device. However, even with these soaring numbers and technological aids, starting an eCommerce site doesn’t guarantee success.

This article will look at some steps necessary to start your own eCommerce website, all you need is dedication, perseverance, and the willingness to learn. Continue reading Tips for Starting Your Own eCommerce Business


Start an Online Fashion Shop with These Helpful Tips!

There’s no doubting that online shopping is a huge industry that will only continue to grow as consumers and retailers alike become more comfortable and knowledgeable about this trend. In Australia alone, fashion eCommerce is a $3.15B market, $2B of that is spent entirely with Domestic Australian merchants. Fashion is the 3rd largest category of online sales, behind groceries and homeware.

The following tips are designed to help anyone, from those just starting out to more experienced sellers, capitalise on the Online Fashion industry. Continue reading Start an Online Fashion Shop with These Helpful Tips!