Etail Solutions Blog

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 go about doing 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 actually hesitate to take the simple steps necessary to do this because they'd have to give up some short-term profits for long-term growth. Regardless of your philosophy, this post - which has nothing to do with repricing - will show you how to consistently beat your competitors, and end up driving your sales volume through the roof. In fact, one of our clients used our strategy and their sales doubled in less than 4 months! Keep reading to discover how you can do the same for your e-commerce business.

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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: The Trick to Managing Multiple Listings Per Item

March 2, 2015

Multi-channel merchants already know the importance of maintaining accurate inventory levels at all times. And yet even the most attentive internet sellers often find it difficult to get this right. Some use online inventory management systems to try to keep up with their stock while others use Excel spreadsheets. Whatever your case may be, this post reveals our single most effective online inventory management technique so you'll hopefully never have to deal with surpluses or shortages again.

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The 3 Features Your Amazon Repricer Must Have for Profitable Growth

January 26, 2015

When it comes to Amazon repricers - all are definitely not the same! We're going to introduce you to the 3 features that are critical if you want your multi-channel e-commerce business to stay competitive.

An Amazon repricer enables multi-channel merchants to stay ahead of the competition and improve their chances of winning the Amazon Buy Box. This allows merchants to automate their pricing strategies when their product catalog has tens of thousands of SKUs and repricing manually isn't an option. However, with so many different Amazon repricers to choose from, they often struggle to understand what the most important features are and how critical they are to their business. We hope that by explaining the following 3 features, and how important they are, it will help to simplify the decision-making process when it comes to finding your Amazon repricer.

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The 5 Most Common Amazon Repricing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

January 19, 2015

Some of the biggest blunders made by internet retailers today are related to Amazon repricing. Whether it's adjusting prices manually, using a stand-alone repricer, or not considering all the complexities of a multi-channel fulfillment model - there are several mistakes even the most seasoned veterans make with Amazon repricing. To help you protect your margins and win the repricing war, we've compiled a list of the five most common Amazon repricing mistakes so you can avoid making them yourself.

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