Product Sourcing

There’s a long way and a short way to do this vital task

There’s a long way and a short way to do this vital task

Did you know that your product descriptions are vital to your success? My inbox is a pretty lively place as you can imagine! I receive many requests for help and advice on a daily basis and strangely, the topics I’m asked to help with often appear to follow a bit of a theme. For example, […]...

How to write to a new supplier!

How to write to a new supplier!

Last week I promised I’d give you some helpful tips today regarding the procedure with suppliers once you’ve received an initial response. First though, I’ve had a few subscribers email me asking for an example of what to actually write in an email to a new supplier when requesting a trade account or product prices, […]...

Is this dilemma familiar to you?

Is this dilemma familiar to you?

So, you’ve done your research really thoroughly and you’re pretty sure you’ve uncovered a hot product. What next? Well, now you need to start sourcing, and that means talking with suppliers! “What…actually speak to suppliers…in person…. or on the phone? Crikey, that’s a bit terrifying! How on earth do I do that?” If this is […]...

Why it’s important to separate the ‘hot’ from the ‘not’

Why it’s important to separate the ‘hot’ from the ‘not’

There are 3 very basic, but very important rules you must remember if you are to source hot selling products Ok, let’s get one thing crystal clear when it comes to sourcing products for your online business. You cannot and should not simply walk into a wholesale premises and leave with an armful of random […]...

Your amazing product has a life span

Your amazing product has a life span

Products have life cycles. Yes, they live, breathe and sometimes they die, so it’s vital that you, as an online seller, are able to continually spot trends. No matter what niche you sell within, this is the key to knowing what consumers will be purchasing in three, six or 12 months’ time. Trends actually give […]...

Your 3 essential product sourcing ‘must do’s’

Your 3 essential product sourcing ‘must do’s’

In last weeks eletter, I talked about going back to basics, particularly when it comes to product sourcing. As I explained, product sourcing is the cornerstone of a successful ecommerce seller’s business, so this week I’d like to take the opportunity to outline three of my most essential product sourcing ‘must do’s’ to help you […]...

This is the most basic piece of knowledge you’ll need in ecommerce

This is the most basic piece of knowledge you’ll need in ecommerce

Happy New Year to you! I can’t believe it’s 13 years since my lightbulb moment on New Years Day 2005. The day I took action and started planning my very first ecommerce enterprise. There’s been a whole lot of water under the bridge since then for me, and in fact 13 years’ worth of learning, […]...

Here’s to 2018!

Here’s to 2018!

I hope you have had a wonderful, relaxed Christmas! So, once again here we are, on the cusp of a brand new year and so I just wanted to remind you that the arrival of a New Year is like a brand new page for so many people. A time to start as you mean […]...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Well, it’s almost here. Just three more sleeps to go until the big day and I do hope you’re ready for the festivities and will get a chance to spend time with your family and friends. Over Christmas I’ll be recharging my batteries and looking forward to new beginnings in 2018. As 2017 has progressed, […]...

There’s nothing like being your own boss!

There’s nothing like being your own boss!

With 2018 just around the corner, is now your time? The ability to set your own hours, to work at the time of day that suits you the best, the freedom to take your children to school and pick them up again; watch them at sports day, to go to the gym when you choose, […]...

Are you being objective enough?

Are you being objective enough?

Ok, so we all know that selling online is lucrative – particularly at this time of year. But only when it’s implemented correctly. Yes, there is competition. Yes, new websites and products are popping up every day and yes there is no magic bullet! And this is the very reason you need to make sure […]...

5 reasons to use Etsy this Christmas

5 reasons to use Etsy this Christmas

If you are creative then read on, as this could be the start of something new for you This week I actually started my Christmas shopping! Yes, I must admit that this year I am quite proud of the fact that I have managed to get myself organized a little earlier than usual and I’m […]...

5 reasons to use Etsy this Christmas

5 reasons to use Etsy this Christmas

If you are creative then read on, as this could be the start of something new for you This week I actually started my Christmas shopping! Yes, I must admit that this year I am quite proud of the fact that I have managed to get myself organized a little earlier than usual and I’m […]...

The key to your success and profitability is all in the planning!

The key to your success and profitability is all in the planning!

The benefits of researching and selling a niche product Ok, so I know 2017 isn’t over yet, and right now online shoppers are about to launch into a massive buying frenzy – particularly as today is Black Friday – however, as an online seller, you should never stop planning ahead. Particularly right now as this […]...

Why this date is a V.I.D…

Why this date is a V.I.D…

What’s a V.I.D? It’s a Very Important Date and here’s a massive incentive for you to take note and get selling online! It’s my birthday today and yes that is definitely a V.I.D! But my birthday is not the V.I.D I want to talk about in this issue. Because today there are only 36 shopping […]...

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