Etail Solutions Blog

What Bailey - the Office Dog - Has Taught Us About Customers

September 18, 2017

Bailey is the Etail Solutions office dog.

She runs the place.

Michael, Bailey's human and Etail's CEO, might disagree.

But when Michael calls Bailey he's usually ignored. When Bailey barks, Michael comes running. So who runs what?

Along with greeting visitors and creating heightened awareness for the importance of keeping your lunch bag off the floor, Bailey serves another important function here at Etail. Here's just a sample:

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What You Need to Know Before Investing In Multi-Channel Ecommerce Software

March 28, 2016

The daily costs of doing business without enterprise multi-channel ecommerce software are quickly becoming greater than the cost of implementation would be. However, with so many different options to choose from, selecting the right software for your current and future needs can be difficult.

You must find out how much custom development will be involved, what team resources will be needed to support it, and if it can collect and leverage real-time sales and supplier data.

In addition to pointing out these and other important considerations, we also compiled a list of questions to ask and mistakes to avoid to help you navigate the process. Here’s a preview of what you will learn.

  • Who should be included in the decision-making process and why
  • Why end-to-end integration should be a feature at the top of your list
  • Other non-negotiable features your software must have
  • What to consider when choosing between a SaaS platform and in-house platform
  • Questions to ask and things to look for when vetting out potential vendors
  • Why post-implementation support can't be overlooked
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25 Ecommerce Growth Strategies From Top Industry Experts

February 22, 2016

We gathered a panel of experts - 25 of the world's brightest ecommerce minds - and asked them this question: "What growth strategy would you recommend for 2016 that you've never shared with anyone?"

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Drop Shipping on Amazon: Seven-Digit Strategies to Scale Your Business

October 19, 2015

Anyone can drop ship on Amazon. And these days, it seems like everyone is. But there are a handful of select merchants who have taken the simple drop shipping business model and expanded it to seven- and eight-digit businesses. Their secret? Scale. 

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21 Holiday Selling Tips From Ecommerce Influencers and Thought Leaders

August 17, 2015

Even though the calendar (and thermometer) says it’s still summer…

...now is the perfect time of year to prepare for the holiday selling season!

So we asked 21 industry thought leaders for their best tips on how to do this. Their valuable advice will help you maximize Q4 sales on Amazon.

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16 Ecommerce Blogs You Should Read If You Haven't Already

June 22, 2015

Ever wish you could press the pause button on the ecommerce industry? It's not easy staying current on the latest news, trends, and insights. Plus, not all information sources are created equal. So we hand-selected 16 of the best ecommerce blogs and featured them in this post. You should check them out because they will help you become a better online seller.

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Do This to Beat Your Competitors (HINT: It's Not Repricing)

March 30, 2015

No matter what you sell online - books, bicycles, or backpacks - if your price is lower than your competitors sales will skyrocket. Surprisingly, some merchants hesitate to buy into this approach because it would mean giving up short-term profits. Regardless of your philosophy, this post - which has nothing to do with repricing - will show you how to consistently outprice your competitors and drive sales volume through the roof. In fact, one of our clients used this simple strategy to double sales in less than 4 months. Keep reading to find out how you can do the same.

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Online Inventory Management - Part 2: Duplicate SKUs, Overselling, and the Importance of Integration

March 16, 2015

More hours in the day. It's the one thing every multi-channel merchant wants, and yet it's impossible to attain. But what if you could free up significant amounts of time to focus on the responsibilities that really matter? This post resumes our series about online inventory management and expands the concept of having a single master SKU for every item in its base unit of measure. This way you can eliminate the time-consuming task of creating and managing duplicate SKUS and replace it with a value-added one like adding new products, sales channels, and suppliers.  

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Online Inventory Management - Part 1: Managing Multiple Listings Per Item

March 2, 2015

To find out which, how many, and where items in different units of measure are selling, most sellers have to manually merge data from duplicate SKUs. This blog post explains how to remove this bottleneck so it no longer interferes with your ability to grow your business. While other sellers are feeling the stress of using outdated and ineffective methods to manage inventory, you'll feel in complete control knowing your inventory levels are perfectly in sync as you buy and sell.

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The 5 Features Your Amazon Repricer Must Have for Profitable Growth

January 26, 2015

1. Seamless Integration

Your repricer should integrate with both the sales and supply side of your business. Real-time visibility into your variable and fixed costs is necessary to achieving and protecting your desired markup percentage. If your floor and ceiling values aren’t dynamically driven by real-time cost changes (product, fulfillment, sales, overhead, etc.) you’re putting your profit margins at risk.

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