BigCommerce Vs Shopify – Which Is Best And Key Differences

Whenever someone asks me for a fully hosted shopping cart recommendation, I almost always point them to either BigCommerce or Shopify. As of right now, they are two of the best ecommerce solutions available. However when it comes to choosing between BigCommerce vs Shopify, the decision becomes a lot more complicated and depends on your specific needs. The differences are quite subtle, and it can be hard to make the distinction unless you have hands on experience with both of these platforms.Over the years, I’ve worked with over 3000 of my ecommerce course students to launch online shops...

What Is UPC And Where To Buy Cheap UPC Codes For Amazon

Do you want to sell on Amazon but are confused about which barcodes to use? Are you unclear about what is UPC and where to buy cheap UPC codes for your Amazon listings? This post will succinctly answer the most common bar code questions I get asked from brand new Amazon sellers including…What is UPC, EAN, ISBN, JAN, GTIN? Where can you buy cheap UPC codes for Amazon? What is a GS1 barcode? How can you file for a GTIN exemption and bypass the need for a UPC code? Which barcode should you stick on your packaging for Amazon? Can you use cheap barcodes sold by UPC...

Adwords Express – Are Google Smart Campaigns A Waste Of Money?

Every other week, I get emails from readers complaining to me that Google Adwords is a huge waste of money. “Google Ads just don’t work. I blew through my free $100 in a few hours without a single add to cart!” Here’s the reason why. When you sign up for a new account, a Google Adwords representative will often contact you and offer to set up your ads for you. And by default, they will steer you over to their Adwords Express Smart Campaigns product which promises to…Allow you to create an ad in under 15 minutes Charge you only when...

My Website Audit Checklist – Templates & Tools To Boost SEO

Did you know that poor quality posts on your website are lowering your overall SEO traffic? Recently, I conducted a full content website audit on MyWifeQuitHerJob.com and managed to increase my Google search traffic over 40% by removing a third of my content! Now why would removing content lead to more traffic? For the past several years, Google has been focusing on quality vs quantity. As a result, having poorly written posts on your website will cause Google to devalue your entire site reputation as a whole. Now the process of removing content to gain more traffic may sound counter-intuitive (and painful) and...

Sellers Summit 2019 – My Keynote Speech And A Behind The Scenes Recap

When Toni and I first launched the Sellers Summit back in 2016, we quickly learned that launching a brand new conference from the ground up is an uphill battle. When you’re the new kid on the block, it’s hard to get speakers. It’s hard to attract sponsors. And most importantly, it’s hard to convince attendees to fly all the way out to Florida and spend 3 days with you. But because this was our 4th year running the Sellers Summit, 2019 was a heck of a lot easier. This year…People from all over the world contacted us to speak at our...

Mailchimp Pricing – The Best And Cheapest Plan For Your Money

The reason most people sign up for Mailchimp is because of it’s forever free plan. For no money whatsoever, you can store up to 2000 contacts and send up to 10000 emails per month. Sounds great right? But did you know that the free plan has very limited functionality? And what happens when you cross either of these thresholds? Once you start paying, Mailchimp pricing can get quite confusing. And more often than not, you’ll end up paying a lot more money than competing email marketing services and getting less functionality in return. This post will break...

How To Buy From Alibaba Safely (Without Getting Scammed)

If you’ve been following my blog and podcast, you know that I do a lot of my sourcing from China. In fact, I travel to the Canton Fair in GuangZhou, China every other year to look for suppliers and figure out how to get the most bang for my buck. But for many starting online entrepreneurs, traveling to China isn’t always feasible. So what can you do? The good news is that you can get access to the world’s largest ecommerce marketplace, Alibaba, without leaving the comfort of your home. However, it’s important to understand what you’re getting into when you source overseas. It...

Canton Fair – My Guide To China’s Largest Wholesale Supplier Trade Show

Every other year, my wife and I make a trip to Guangzhou, China to attend the Canton Fair. If you’ve never heard of the Canton Fair, it is the largest whole supplier tradeshow in the world where thousands of vendors and buyers attend. Here are some statistics for this past year.Number of Exhibitors‎: ‎25,049 exhibitors Number of Overseas Buyers‎: ‎191,950 buyers Number of Booths‎: ‎60,466 standard booths Exhibition Space‎: ‎1,185,000 square meters or about .45 square miles in areaTo give you an idea of the magnitude of the fair, a football field is 6400 sq yards which means that the Canton Fair is...
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