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Topic: eCommerce

3 Tips for Managing eCommerce Returns

For an eCommerce retailer, selling products online has a wide array of benefits. Without a brick-and-mortar storefront, an eCommerce retailer can experience decreased overhead and can optimise inventory stock with just-in-time manufacturing. Warehouse space might be easier to manage than a fully furnished storefront as well. eCommerce also allows y ... Read More

  August 23, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #46

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Alibaba’s warning to Australian rivals Alibaba has said that Australia is now their third largest overseas market. In its home market, Alibaba is creating a variety of new shopping experiences that blend the online […] ... Read More

  August 22, 2018     

How Inventory Control Can Ease the Pain of Product Returns

Poorly managed inventory and product returns can wreck havoc on your inventory control and consume your margins. eCommerce has grown rapidly and the volume of returned goods has kept pace; more consumers return products purchased online than at brick-and-mortar shops. That means your business needs to be prepared to handle increasing numbers of pro ... Read More

  August 20, 2018     

A Closer Look at Optimising Your eCommerce Inventory Stock

Once your eCommerce platform is up and running, you should be able to celebrate all of the hard work and decisions you made to get there, right? Well, it is true that an online eCommerce business can take a while to get off the ground, but once it’s up you must grow it and optimise […] ... Read More

  August 17, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #45

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Emotional intelligence is crucial for success Even if you have all the right knowledge to succeed in your job, lacking EQ can hamper your efforts to truly succeed in the workplace. Think EQ isn’t […] ... Read More

  August 15, 2018     

Setting Up eCommerce for SMEs

The retail world is a dynamic entity and SMEs are coming to realise the power and value of adopting and maintaining an eCommerce strategy. Entering the online retail space is a cost-effective endeavour that can increase revenue while boasting low overheads, and it has a relatively easy set-up. However, there are some points that should […] ... Read More

  August 14, 2018     

Incorporating eCommerce into Inventory Management

Using an eCommerce platform to sell your product is an effective way to reach more customers. It can help grow the scope of your business and provide momentum into new markets. An essential part of a successful eCommerce platform is supporting it with an online inventory management system. Keeping track of stock With online inventory […] ... Read More

  August 13, 2018     

3 Ways eCommerce Can Boost Your SME Business

eCommerce allows for the trading and marketing of products or services using the internet, as opposed to a physical store limited by geographical boundaries. In this article, we outline some key benefits of eCommerce for your SME and provide useful tips on how to get there. International exposure One of the hardest tasks for a […] ... Read More

  August 9, 2018     

Tips for SMEs Pursuing an eCommerce Strategy

SMEs are realising the benefits of adopting an eCommerce strategy, from international brand exposure to increased customer satisfaction and retention. While eCommerce is an easy and affordable way to sell and advertise, SME owners must ensure they regularly review and update their eCommerce strategy if they are to make the most of it. In this [&hel ... Read More

  August 9, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #44

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! 4 things retailers can learn from Apple Apple is now a trillion dollar company, a status that no other US company has ever achieved. Although Apple is predominantly in the headlines for their tech, […] ... Read More

  August 8, 2018     

B2B eCommerce Portals a Game Changer for Businesses

eCommerce has taken the business-to-business (B2B) world by storm. Initially, B2B buyers and suppliers thought eCommerce was a trend that wouldn’t last. They didn’t envision it in their future, nor did many B2B companies invest in it. However, the future has arrived and eCommerce is here to stay. Online portals Online portals have become a [&he ... Read More

  August 8, 2018     

Optimising Inventory Control in eCommerce (with Case Study)

Ever sold products at drastically low prices to clear-out dated stock? If so, you’re underestimating the importance of inventory control in eCommerce. Or do customers abandon your online store because what they want is out of stock? Again – you’re missing the importance of inventory control for your eCommerce store. To get you across this [&h ... Read More

  August 7, 2018     

Defining the B2B eCommerce Model

Online transactions are commonplace these days. People use them to buy clothes, electronics and even order their groceries. These types of transactions are considered business-to-consumer, or B2C. This type of eCommerce caters directly to the end-consumer and the transaction is between the company and the consumer. The other division of eCommerce i ... Read More

  August 7, 2018     

5 Benefits of eCommerce for Start-ups and SMEs

Making up around 12% of the global goods trade, eCommerce is on the rise and it positions start-ups and SMEs on a more equal footing with larger companies than ever before. Here are the five benefits of eCommerce for SMEs. 1. Global reach eCommerce provides an opportunity to break free of the limitation that physical […] ... Read More

  August 6, 2018     

The Strengths and Pitfalls of Fulfilment by Amazon

Amazon provides a service, Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA), where they act as your warehouse – they help you store your product, pick it, pack it and send it on its way. The service removes much of the headache of storing and inventory while giving small, fledgling businesses the opportunity to reach a larger market with […] ... Read More

  August 6, 2018     

Starting Your B2B eCommerce Journey

The world of eCommerce and retail digitisation is being adopted in increasing numbers by the business community. Businesses trading to customers (B2C) have long-since led the way in eCommerce with reported success, however now it is being adopted by businesses who trade with other businesses (B2B). So, if your business is contemplating joining the ... Read More

  August 6, 2018     

5 Effective Ways of Managing eCommerce Inventory

Managing inventory stock for an eCommerce business can be a difficult task to master, but it’s increasingly important to do so. Inefficient use of warehousing space costs money, and having too much inventory stock can run the risk of products becoming obsolete or damaged. If you get your inventory stock levels right, you will save […] ... Read More

  August 4, 2018     

4 eCommerce Hacks for Small to Medium Enterprises

The continuous upward trend in eCommerce has made it increasingly attractive to start an online business; selling online has many advantages. Although eCommerce can be desirable there is a lot more competition. Giants like Amazon have set the bar for shipping and customer service extremely high, it may feel impossible to envision how a SME [&hellip ... Read More

  August 3, 2018     

Improving Workflows Throughout Your B2C eCommerce Enterprise

Optimal workflow is an essential part of any business as it means the least amount of time and resources are wasted, the more dollar savings and increased return on investment for any product. However, with a complex network of tasks and departments involved in retail, it can be very difficult to coordinate everyone for the […] ... Read More

  August 2, 2018     

Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Fulfilment by Amazon

Imagine not having to worry about day-to-day warehouse operations and limiting your costs when it comes to physical space in your business. Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) promises to take the hassle out of many factors affecting inventory management such as storing inventory stock and processing and shipping orders to customers. In addition, they offer ... Read More

  August 2, 2018     

Efficient eCommerce: Here’s Why You Should Invest in Inventory Management

As the eCommerce industry grows, customers demand faster deliveries, wider product range, and better quality. To keep up with this, eCommerce retailers need to keep on top of the game through better organisation and stock control. While many eCommerce businesses downplay the importance of real-time inventory management, here are some key reasons fo ... Read More

  August 1, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #43

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! How does Ikea expand globally while others struggle? Many Western-based companies struggle to successfully expand on an international level. American giants like Walmart, and European incumbents Carrefour and Marks & Spencer ... Read More

  August 1, 2018