The 3 Biggest Obstacles Faced by Amazon Sellers in 2019

For many years eBay was the only option for people wanting to sell products online. In 2000, however, Amazon came along and the online selling landscape was changed instantaneously. Although at first Amazon was reserved for people selling books, CDs and DVDs, it has since expanded to become one of the worlds biggest retailers. With years of experience on their side you’d expect the platform to be smooth-sailing. But in reality this is quite far from the truth, with many sellers maintaining that there is a ‘dark side’ to Amazon.In light of this, and with some help from Prabhat...

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eCommerce trends in 2018: What the experts think

eCommerce is growing at a disruptive rate and its economic impact is becoming ever more prevalent.Statistics are consistently showing that millennials prefer to shop online instead of in-store. So with that in mind, it’s important to take note of the current eCommerce trends in 2018 so you can maximise sales and stay up-to-date with market competitors.The eCommerce topics set to hit the headlines in 2018 are:Delivery – Can it get faster? Can we keep up with the pace of Amazon? GDPR – What is its impact? Will it kill off the telesales industry? The emergence of smaller fashion brands –...

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How to grow ebay sales in 2017 with some really easy processes

At the recent OnlineSellerUK meetup in Manchester, we did a presentation aimed to help sellers grow ebay sales in 2017 with some handy processes, tips and techniques.The areas we covered included: What tools can you use to research? Easy routes to export for growth Getting the basics right Active content changes Other marketplace opportunitiesYou can view the slides here: Grow your ebay sales in 2017 with some really easy processes from Darren Ratcliffe We had another great turnout for our seller meetup event and if you'd like to know when the next one is, why not check out...

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Digitl and Department for International Trade team up to get Britain exporting

In December we were really excited to run the first of a series of Workshops with the Department for International Trade North West aimed at helping businesses export for the first time.The first half-day workshop took place at Workplace at Churchgate House in Manchester, home of the Manchester Growth Company and 20 businesses attended to learn more about how to use marketplaces such as ebay and Amazon to open their businesses up to new customers overseas.The topics we covered included: The common threads when starting to grow your sales internationally Getting started with selling on ebay Getting started with selling on Amazon Setting...

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Digitl team up with Department for International Trade to deliver eExporting workshop

We're really pleased to announce that we'll be delivering a fantastic workshop to help British businesses export their goods through eExporting - including marketplaces like ebay and Amazon.   The workshop has been organised in association with the Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) and will take place in December.The session will concentrate on ebay and Amazon primarily and take people through the basics of trading on the platforms and cover some of the common pitfalls that businesses encounter as they grow.Tickets are free for North-West based companies that haven't exported in the last 12 months. For more information and to book,...

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Finally, ebay have scrapped active content – how does this affect you?

We're sure you'll know by now - ebay have announced that you should abandon Active Content immediately and get your listings into shape following some best practice guidance they have issued.   So, let's have a look at ebay active content and how it will affect you.It's really serious for all sellers to take note of this and look to get their store whipped into shape as soon as possible - they are now also announcing that they are going to sunset storefront templates in the future too, and we expect that to happen late 2017 though no formal date has been...

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Digitl. appointed to work with SOLETRADER in the UK and Germany

Fridays are a great day - the team look back on what has gone well with our projects, set out plans for the coming week for our clients and look forwards to a hard-earned rest.   Well, Friday this week is that little bit better as we can announce that we've won some work with another great business!Four new ebay store designs With stores all over the UK, SOLETRADER have been selling footwear for over 50 years and are no strangers to the team here at We Are Digitl.   After being initially introduced to SOLETRADER around five years (we can't remember when...

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Five quick tips to boost your ebay sales

We've just been asked by a client how we can help them boost ebay sales with any tips or tricks.    We get asked this a lot, and often a new ebay store design that is responsive and meets 'best practice' is part of what we do.However, this store does have a fantastically well built storefront (I'll let you guess who did that, but it won't take you too long) so we took a look at their store.   The following five things are what I have suggested they do...

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Slides: The 12 Days of Christmas

At my Online Seller talk today I will be talking about the 12 Days of Christmas.12 small suggestions to help you get prepared for Christmas - have a look through, my guess is that at least one will give you a nudge in the right direction!...

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Online Seller Meetup

We are Digitl are co-hosting a meetup in conjunction with Online Seller on October 12th.    The event to be held at Manchester Escalator (where we're based) will be yet another great event with a range of speakers.   The night kicks of at half past five.We'll be joined by Iain Hill from sponsors Vdepot as well as Tayyab Akhlaq from Genie and the Geek - Darren will also be giving a short run through of all the things you should have (but probably haven't) started to do in preparation for the Christmas rush!The meetups are attended from a range of...

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