Announcing: Build Launch Grow

Announcing: Build Launch Grow
Last week, I introduced you to Alex Ikonn, the founder of Luxy Hair and the person that inspired me to get into ecommerce nearly 5 years ago. Alex is the most successful ecommerce entrepreneur I know out of the hundreds, maybe thousands of entrepreneurs I have met. Not only has he been incredibly successful building Luxy Hair to a seven-figure (in profits) ecommerce business, but he’s been able to consistently repeat his success several times over with The Five-Minute Journal and most recently, …
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Where To Get Legal Business Advice

Where To Get Legal Business Advice
Nearly every week I get emails from entrepreneurs asking me legal questions about starting or growing their business. I hate when I get those questions because I can’t answer them, even if I know the answer. I’m not qualified. Beyond that, the truth is I don’t know much more than you because I’m in a completely different situation than you. Asking me how I’ve handle something doesn’t make it correct and even if it is correct for me, it doesn’t mean it’s correct for you. Ask a Lawyer So where doe…
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An Interview With The Most Successful Ecommerce Entrepreneur I Know

An Interview With The Most Successful Ecommerce Entrepreneur I Know
I don’t do many interviews but Alex Ikonn from Luxy Hair is one person I have wanted to interview for quite a while now, for several reasons. First, over the last five years, I’ve had the opportunity to talk, meet, hang out, and make friends with hundreds, if not thousands of ecommerce entrepreneurs. Alex is probably the most successful of them all. Not only did Alex build Luxy Hair to a seven-figure (in profits) ecommerce brand with over 2.5 million YouTube subscribers, but he’s also one of the…
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Ecommerce Platforms: Choosing The Best Ecommerce Platform Partner For Your Business

Ecommerce Platforms: Choosing The Best Ecommerce Platform Partner For Your Business
If you’re brand new to ecommerce, determining your ecommerce platform partner which will run 90% of your business is an important, but many times complicated step. With over five years of experience in ecommerce, I’ve spent countless hours of experimenting, testing, researching, comparing features and core functionality of all the best ecommerce platforms. In this post, I’m going to break down the core elements you need to know to begin narrowing down your search and help you find the best fit f…
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Start Something.

Start Something.
Many years ago, I decided to start something, my first ecommerce business. I didn’t know what to sell but I knew I wanted to try my hand at ecommerce. So after months of searching for a product to sell online and not being able to find a perfect product, I chose one at random. Even though I had no interest in the product I was selling, I worked hard and gave my new business the attention and detail it deserved. My passion for starting and running an ecommerce business led me to starting this blo…
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The Ultimate Shipping Strategy Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate Shipping Strategy Cheat Sheet
BONUS: Check out my full length guide on shipping & fulfillment. Whether you’re just starting, or you’ve been selling for a while, this book will walk you though everything related to shipping, so you can get your product into your customers hands in a way that delivers an outstanding customer experience, while keeping you profitable. Click here. If you’re not drop shipping or big enough to utilize a fulfillment warehouse, you’ll likely be shipping your packages yourself when you first start you…
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Shipping & Fulfillment 101: Shipping Guide

Shipping & Fulfillment 101: Shipping Guide
Maybe the most complicated aspect of ecommerce is actually getting your product into your customer’s hands. That trip from point A to point B is critical and can make or break the whole brand experience for your customers. Choosing a shipping strategy and a shipping partner is no small feat. In the world of shipping and logistics, there are a ton of small factors that come into play and each need to be carefully considered. Package weight, size, volume, cost, shipping location, destination, cust…
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A Better Brand: Ecommerce Branding Guide (Step-By-Step Guide, Resources & Worksheets)

A Better Brand: Ecommerce Branding Guide (Step-By-Step Guide, Resources & Worksheets)
Bonus: Due to popular demand and requests, this guide is now available as a PDF download. To get your free copy, click here. One of the most important elements of building an ecommerce business is developing a longstanding and likable brand with your audience. However, many people outside of advertising and marketing still hold the notion that a brand is little more than a logo. A brand is in fact so much more. Over the years, branding is one topic I have found most people avoid when starting th…
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Finding Drop Shipping Companies & Suppliers (+FREE Directory)

Finding Drop Shipping Companies & Suppliers (+FREE Directory)
As a followup to my last post on drop shipping, many people wanted to know how to find reputable drop shipping companies. For the majority of new ecommerce entrepreneurs, finding reputable drop shipping suppliers can be a daunting process, littered with scams and dead ends. In this post, I’m going to show you how to find drop shipping suppliers for your next project, what to look for in a supplier, how to evaluate then, and I’ll even give you access to my personal list of 50 drop shipping compan…
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Drop Shipping 101: What Is Drop Shipping?

Drop Shipping 101: What Is Drop Shipping?
In this post, I’ll cover to fundamentals of what drop shipping is, the advantages as well as the disadvantages, who it’s for, the margins, and risks associated with the business model. What Is Drop Shipping? Drop shipping is both a sourcing a fulfillment business model where the retailer (you) never actually owns the inventory you are selling. Instead, you are acting as a middle man that is selling the goods on your own website and when you receive an order, you pass that order onto the drop shi…
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