Inventory

The Development Stages of Your Ecommerce Tech Stack

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes 30 seconds. This blog is based on a guest post from our friends at Clearinity. Businesses, like people, evolve over time. Just ask any entrepreneur, and they’ll tell you that years 1-3 may look nothing like years 5-8! The clientele are different. The revenue is different. How daily work gets done might be similar, but the systems that help are usually very different. Clearinity noticed that the best business builders will tell you that they have a plan for their business.

​​The Ultimate Guide To Shopify Inventory Management

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes. Bad inventory management costs retailers trillions of dollars a year. Inventory listed but not available, available but not listed and preventable returns are all the sources of staggering losses for retailers both on and offline. And with such intense competition, can you afford to lose the customers that find you? In this guide to Shopify inventory management, we’ll be talking about how you can manage your stock efficiently and what you can learn to improve your systems along the way:

How To Find The Right Shopify Apps For Your Store [2021 List]

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes, 30 seconds. Applications are designed to level up your tech. They add to, elevate and expand on the tools you’re using, giving you the ability to customize how you run your business, and how customers engage with it. With apps for live chat, interactions, VR, AR, social media sharing, email marketing, accounting, and more, the potential is hugely exciting. But with over 3,000 apps on Shopify’s app store, how do you choose which of these areas to invest in?

What Are The Best Things To Sell On Etsy To Make Money?

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes. Unlike other marketplace facilitators, Etsy has a niche. And the success of the top-selling products on Etsy may have just as much to do with the sellers and how they operate as what the items are themselves. Best-selling items change all the time. So instead of giving you a fish, we are going to teach you to fish. This guide will explore who sells on Etsy, who buys on Etsy and why this should dictate your strategy.

A2X’s Idiot-Proof Guide to Making Money with Amazon FBA

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes. Let’s be frank, most people don’t start an Amazon FBA business to simply break even. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a hobby, your side hustle, or full-time income – you want your Amazon FBA business to be making you money and it can. Selling on Amazon FBA in 2021 is still worth it, there is plenty of money to be made if you go about it the right way.

How to Sell Used Books Amazon FBA

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes. Did you know that Amazon first started as a site to sell books? That’s right, the ecommerce mammoth began on paper. You can sell books on Amazon FBA today and still make a profit. Amazon may be a giant, but it can be profitable for those willing to put the work in. Maybe you have a backlog of books at home gathering dust, you want to start an Amazon business selling books or you’re researching your options.

How To Pack Your Products for Amazon FBA

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes. Amazon FBA makes fulfilment and distribution simple. All you have to do? Get your inventory to the warehouses. Now, whilst the program is designed to make your life as easy as possible, you are still required to meet certain criteria when packaging your products for Amazon FBA. In this guide: Table of Contents Why Does Correct Packaging for Amazon FBA Matter? Amazon FBA Packaging Requirements General packaging requirements  Approved packaging materials Amazon FBA general labeling requirements FBA items sold as sets FBA items sold as boxed units  FBA case-packed products Requirements for poly bags Expiration dates Specialized items Ready, Set, Ship!

eBay Shipping Fees: Everything You Need To Know [Guide]

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes 30 seconds. Successful ecommerce businesses rely on efficient shipping processes. Without them, selling online is neither sustainable nor scalable. With many online retailers offering same-day or even 2-hour delivery options, consumers now expect their purchases to arrive quicker than ever. Being smart about your shipping is crucial to striking the right balance between good customer experience and realistic fulfilment on your end. The question is, can you both afford and manage the options you are offering?

Understanding Amazon FBA Seller Fees

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes. The Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) program is a great way for entrepreneurs to grow an ecommerce business while minimizing their initial investment. There is no better ecommerce partner in the world than Amazon. However, before you dive into setting up your FBA business, you need to make sure you understand how the program works and the different costs involved. Table of Contents What is FBA?

Grow Your Business with a Successful Data-Driven Strategy

Sellers Funding Data Insights is a Game Changer for Amazon Sellers Guest post by SellersFunding. Updated October 2020. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. It’s no secret that big data is rapidly changing the way companies do business and helping them make more informed decisions. This is why it is vital to have a robust data-driven strategy for your Amazon Sellers business, to stay competitive in today’s evolving marketplace. A successful strategy not only requires a clear vision of your business goals, but it also needs to include how you will:

A Complete List of Walmart Product Categories

A Complete List Of Walmart Product Categories Estimated reading time: 10 minutes. With no set-up or ongoing membership fees, a wide customer base and less competition than many other online platforms, Walmart Marketplace has emerged as a major opportunity for ecommerce sellers. It is important as a seller on Walmart Marketplace that you categorize your items correctly. This not only determines customer experience and visibility, but it directly affects the fees that you will need to pay the platform.

Walmart Fulfilment Services: What You Need to Know

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) had given the ecommerce giant an edge over its competition - until now. With Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS) launching nation-wide, Walmart Marketplace sellers can now leverage the extensive fulfillment network and experience of this retail goliath, giving their customers a smooth buying experience without the hassle. What’s the catch, you say? Well, there needn’t be one. From Walmart Fulfillment Services cost to process, eligibility and set up, here’s everything you need to know.

The Ultimate List of Tools for Amazon UK Sellers

Streamline your operations and get ahead of the competition. Here are the top tools you need to be using if you’re selling on Amazon UK. In 2002, Amazon launched its UK marketplace, allowing third-party sellers to sell their products to local and international Amazon customers. Over the past 18 years, Amazon UK has grown to be the second-largest marketplace in Europe, and thanks to Europe’s version of Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) – called the European Fulfilment Network (EFN) – over 280,000 UK sellers use the online marketplace.

How-To Guide: Fulfil Orders On Shopify

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 30 seconds. Congratulations! If you’re here, it’s probably because you have most of the building blocks in place for your Shopify store. You’ve chosen an in-demand product, you’ve set up your Shopify account and listed your products for sale. Now, you want to understand fulfilment options. This guide will give you an overview of fulfilment so that you can choose the best option to suit your business.

Shopify Fulfilment Network Guide: What you need to know and how you can leverage this to expand your business

On June 19th, 2019, Shopify announced their largest development to date - the Shopify Fulfilment Network (SFN). Through combining sophisticated machine learning systems with a geographically dispersed network of warehousing facilities, Shopify aims to make it easier for online sellers to successfully grow their brands. “Shopify is known for having simplified the online shopping experience, and we are now taking this one step further — making the fulfillment systems and technology that used to be reserved for the largest companies in the world accessible and affordable to every merchant, even those just starting to take off.

The Best Apps to Fully Automate Your Shopify Store

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. As a seller, you’ll know the beauty of ecommerce is that you can run your business and sell your products from anywhere, to anyone in the world. While that creates accessibility and flexibility, it doesn’t necessarily make business any easier. Automating your store functions is the best way to streamline your ecommerce business, removing the manual work, so you can concentrate on more valuable tasks; the ones necessary to growing your business.

Amazon FBA Business Plan Template

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes. So you’ve ticked off everything on your business plan checklist down to a T. All products are ready to be listed, supply arrangements sorted, distributor partnerships signed, all packages properly labelled, and Amazon system records on point. Great! So you’ve got an FBA business. Or do you? If you’ve made it to this stage, the good news is that you’re off to an excellent start. The bad news?

How the US Trade Tariffs Will Affect Amazon FBA Sellers [Part Two]

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes. An Interview with the Owner of a US-Based Manufacturer and Online Retailer with Karen Brady  Part One here. This company uses both CNC components produced in the US, and imported components designed in the US and manufactured in Chinese factories. The final retail products are assembled in the US and sold on from their website. Following on from the interview with ExportX’s Paul Grey, I continue my investigation into the mechanics of import/export and how the US-China Trade Wars have impacted his and other companies.

How the US Trade Tariffs Will Affect Amazon FBA Sellers [Part One]

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes. An Interview with Paul Grey of ExportX [Part One] with Karen Brady  Part Two here. ExportX is an international ecommerce business representing more than 50 brands of products from Australia and New Zealand, selling with Amazon and FBA since 2008 in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. ExportX has been importing goods to the USA for more than 10 years and has long experience with customs clearance and tariffs in dozens of product categories.

Product update: Free trial available for Amazon cost of goods sold and FBA inventory valuation, plus new cost management tools

In the latest release of A2X you’ll notice a few changes that we’ve made to cost management, cost of goods sold and FBA inventory. We’ve been hearing your feedback, so thank you for the input and suggestions, we hope you like the new tools. Cost of goods sold (COGS) is now integrated into the A2X free trial, so you can set up and preview cost of goods before choosing your plan.

5 Growth Opportunities Every Amazon Seller Should Take Advantage Of

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 30 seconds. Are you looking to grow your business but don’t really know where to start? Whether you’re new to selling on Amazon or have been doing it for years, you should always have your eyes set on growth. That means setting goals, outlining how you’ll achieve them, regularly checking your progress and making adjustments as needed. So, how can you actually get to work growing your business?

8 Inventory Financing Options for Amazon Sellers

Financing inventory can be intimidating and often stressful even for bigger sellers. But, it doesn’t have to be. When you’re short on much-needed inventory, it’s easy to make rash decisions when it comes to financing it. The best thing you can do is take a step back, do your research and consider your options. 1. Money in the Bank If you have enough personal savings to fund your holiday inventory, you can pay for your next purchase order or closeout sale (in the case of retail arbitrage) interest free.

Understanding the Cost of Goods Sold for Amazon

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes 30 seconds. Part of running a successful Amazon ecommerce business is making sure you always keep an eye on your margins. This includes more than just knowing how much Amazon deposits into your account. You also need to know what your actual gross margins are each month so you can track trends, plan for growth, and spot potential problems. The key to calculating your true monthly gross profit and keeping an accurate set of books is understanding your costs of goods sold.

Grouping Sales by Product Type in A2X

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. A2X software offers different options for the grouping of Sales, Refunds, Promotions, Shipping and Gift Wrap charges. We also have a Grouping by Product Type option. Grouping by SKU is fairly obvious; grouping by product type is a little more complicated. In this article, we’re going to show you how grouping by product type works. We’d like to say upfront, product types are generally an extra-for-experts setting that not all users are going to want or need.