FBA Calculator – Hidden Fees All Amazon Sellers Should Know About (Updated For 2020)

The cost of Amazon FBA has gone up dramatically in 2020. Please review this updated Amazon FBA Calculator to see how this will affect your margins. Have you ever wondered how Amazon merchants selling $2 items can possibly make a profit? The truth is that they are not. In fact, most sellers fail to calculate all of the fees associated with selling on Amazon and end up losing money as a result. To make matters worse, Amazon doesn’t exactly make it easy for you to tabulate all of your costs associated with selling on their platform and there are many hidden...

How To Create A Customer Loyalty Program Using ManyChat And Facebook Messenger

When it comes to getting repeat sales for your ecommerce store, customer loyalty programs are one of the most effective ways to boost customer retention. In fact, studies have shown that 69% of consumers are influenced by retailers that offer loyalty and rewards programs. Furthermore, 58% of consumers shop more often at stores where they’ve joined a loyalty program. Statistics don’t lie, and I know for a fact that customer loyalty programs work really well on me:) For example, I go out of my way to fly on United and Southwest because I get rewards for the miles I...

Can High Achievers Live A Balanced Life? My Take On The 4 Burners Theory

Elon Musk is one of the most successful entrepreneurs on the planet but he works 100 hours per week. Sheryl Sandberg states that women routinely settle for non-leadership roles because they put their families first. But can you have it both ways? Can a high achiever live a balanced life without making huge sacrifices? A while ago, my buddy James Clear introduced to me to the 4 burners theory. And it’s a theory that forces you to think about your priorities in life and how to achieve success. If you are not familiar with the 4 burners theory, here’s a...

Postcard Marketing – Does Direct Mail Work And What’s The ROI?

Does postcard marketing work? Can direct mail generate sales at a positive ROI? I recently conducted a case study with my own ecommerce store that answers both of these questions. First off, I want to start out by saying that prior to this experiment, I was a huge postcard marketing skeptic. Whenever I receive promotional postcards in the mail, they always go straight into the trash. But I decided to try postcard marketing for 2 reasons. One, my friend Dana Jaunzemis has had success with her direct mail campaigns. And two, my buddy Drew Sanocki...

How To Start A TShirt Business For Under 3 Dollars (And Make Sales Immediately)

In this post, you will learn how to start a tshirt business from complete scratch for less than $3 with a viable marketing strategy that requires no upfront costs. Because I teach a course on how to sell online, I’m often asked why I don’t launch more ecommerce stores and make infinite amounts of money:) While I love ecommerce and selling online, I prefer to diversify my businesses which is why I run an ecommerce store in addition to a top business podcast, a blog, and an annual ecommerce conference. In fact, I never planned on starting another ecommerce store until...

Mailchimp Alternatives – 6 Competitors That Are Cheaper & Better

Chances are, you are searching for Mailchimp alternatives for one of the following reasons.You had your Mailchimp account banned without any warning You were a victim of Mailchimp’s recent price increase You have exceeded Mailchimp’s free subscriber limit and realized that Mailchimp is expensive for what you getI’m not going to lie. I’m not a huge fan of Mailchimp and I would never ever recommend their service to anyone. And if you know me at all, I’m rarely this passionate towards any company ever:) Over the years, the quality of Mailchimp’s service has continued to deteriorate despite significant price increases. ...

Fitting In – 5 Lessons Learned When I Stopped Giving A Sh!t

If you’ve ever met me in real life, you probably know that I have a tendency to blurt out whatever is on my mind. Sometimes what comes out of my mouth is inappropriate. Sometimes it’s embarrassing. And sometimes, it’s what everyone else is thinking but unwilling to say out loud. But it’s who I am and I don’t care:) What’s funny though is that I was a completely different person as a kid. Growing up, I was taught to fit in with the other kids, work hard and let my grades do all of the talking. As a result,...

WooCommerce Vs Shopify – Which Platform Is Better For You

If you are having problems deciding between WooCommerce vs Shopify, then this post will provide you with clear cut criteria to help you make your decision. Specifically, we’ll dig deep into both of these platforms and answer the following questions…Which shopping cart is easier to use? Which shopping cart offers more flexibility and plugins? Which platform costs more? Which platform offers better support? Which shopping cart is more scalable and easier to maintain?All of the analysis expressed in this article are based on hands on experience setting up profitable WooCommerce and Shopify stores from complete scratch and actually running a real store on...
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