TaxJar Spotlight: Simple Sales Tax Returns for Ecommerce Businesses

TaxJar Spotlight: Simple Sales Tax Returns for Ecommerce Businesses
Note: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with TaxJar. When it comes to owning and operating your own business it’s common knowledge that there’s always a lot to do and not enough time in the day to get it done. As an ecommerce entrepreneur either working solely on your business yourself, or maybe you have a small team to help, time is of the essence and minimizing the amount non-revenue generating tasks you need to complete helps you to be both more productive and more profitable day-to-d…
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31 Ecommerce Products You Can Make Yourself (+ Resources for 293 More)

31 Ecommerce Products You Can Make Yourself (+ Resources for 293 More)
If you’re just starting your first ecommerce business and you’re looking for the perfect product to sell online, making products yourself can be a great way to start. The good news is that there are plenty of options. In this post we’ll discuss over 30 of the best products you can make yourself and sell from home. Since you’ve most likely seen a lot of these products sold by businesses already, when reading through this list think about the ways you can build a brand around these products that c…
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Ecommerce Monthly: June Review & Roundup

Ecommerce Monthly: June Review & Roundup
In our latest ecommerce monthly roundup, summer kicked off with a lot of new and interesting updates throughout the month of May. With each of our monthly roundups we continue to focus on bringing you news you can use, helpful resources and guides, and hopefully some interesting topics to think about in the coming summer days! Big updates from Shopify include making KIT (the virtual assistant app) completely free, new channels including Buzzfeed, and a whole new look and feel. On the advertising…
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How to Build Backlinks: 10 (of 50) Ways to Get Backlinks to Your Store

How to Build Backlinks: 10 (of 50) Ways to Get Backlinks to Your Store
Note: This post includes the first 10 in a series of 50 ways to build backlinks. We’ll be publishing this series periodically with 10 new ways to build backlinks every time so stay tuned for future updates. Backlinks are an essential part of a well put together SEO strategy and learning how to build backlinks can help boost your website’s traffic in a variety of ways. As an essential part of SEO strategy, building backlinks is a mandatory task for every ecommerce store owner who’s looking to bui…
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Shopify Review (Updated June 2017)

Shopify Review (Updated June 2017)
It’s been long overdue that we post a Shopify review on A Better Lemonade Stand. It’s well known information that we recommend Shopify over every other ecommerce platform, for reasons we’ll detail in this post, but essentially we just think it’s the best ecommerce platform out there for entrepreneurs. A Brief Introduction Shopify was founded in 2004, its headquarters are based in Ottawa, Ontario and they reportedly support over 300,000 merchants with their hosted ecommerce platform software. Bas…
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A Simple Ecommerce Marketing Plan Worth $118,000+

A Simple Ecommerce Marketing Plan Worth $118,000+
You there. Would you write one article a week if I said you could make $118,000 in your first year? And $708,000 in revenue in year 2? Would you do it? I know I would. And I will. In this article, I’m going to show you a simple marketing plan that I will use to grow a men’s style ecommerce site from 0 to 50,000 visitors/month in 12 months. After doing some research, I will write just one article a week, do some content promotion, and let Google do the heavy lifting for me. And just for funsies, …
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Ecommerce Monthly: May Review & Roundup

Ecommerce Monthly: May Review & Roundup
In our second ecommerce monthly roundup, we continue along the path of providing you with noteworthy news, updates, resources and interesting tidbits that you may have missed throughout the month. With each of our monthly roundups our intention is to help you improve your business by keeping you informed with what’s going on in the ecommerce world. May was a month full of announcements following major updates from all the main advertising platforms. Including everything from Pinterest to Google …
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How to Source Products from Chinese Manufacturers: The Different Manufacturers That Exist & How to Communicate With Them

How to Source Products from Chinese Manufacturers: The Different Manufacturers That Exist & How to Communicate With Them
For any ecommerce entrepreneur, one of the first steps is figuring out how to develop your supply chain. You have three options: you can produce products yourself, buy local, or manufacture abroad. This article will focus on how to source products from Chinese manufacturers, as it is often the most complex and scalable way to grow in ecommerce. Why Source Products from Chinese Manufacturers? The truth is, producing products abroad enables your business to have strong margins, and when your gross…
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Conversion Rate Optimization: 10 (of 50) Ways to Increase Sales

Conversion Rate Optimization: 10 (of 50) Ways to Increase Sales
When a person visits your online store you want them to take an action. As a store owner, you likely want customers to purchase products from your store, however, you might also want them to create an account, add an item to their cart, sign up for your email list, or follow you on social media. Conversion is about getting customers to take an action that moves them deeper into your sales funnel. Ecommerce conversion rate optimization is about figuring out why more of your store’s visitors are…
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The 2017 Guide to Ecommerce Keyword Research

The 2017 Guide to Ecommerce Keyword Research
Keyword research is the first step in ecommerce SEO because without the right keywords you won’t be able to optimize your website or your product pages for search engines. With the right keywords, however, you have the ability to push your site to the first page of Google and bring in hundreds – or even thousands – of high converting traffic week after week. This guide will walk you through ecommerce keyword research step-by-step. Let’s jump in and find some keywords! Ecommerce Keyword Res…
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