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Which Is Better for Non-Japan Citizen Sellers? Rakuten Ichiba vs Amazon Japan

Japan’s business-to-consumer e-commerce market is worth $150.1 billion having increased at a single-digit rate since 2015. The e-commerce market is expected to follow a similar growth trajectory to 2021, expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 6.2 percent. As the third-largest online retail and eCommerce market worldwide that is behind China and the US, particularly when RCEP has launched and Japan is one of the members there, many sellers expect more possibilities from Japan and look for business opportunities to grow the business. 

Amazon and Rakuten Japan must be two primary channels on the spotlight that sellers are discussing, in particular, which one is better to start. So in this article, I would talk about my review between Rakuten and Amazon Japan from several points of view, such as market share, fee structure, etc. By the end of this piece, you can learn the difference between two platforms and select one to start selling in Japan, which is better as a new seller there.

How to Centralise Managing Order Fulfillment, Inventory & Product Data for Multichannel

It might be okay if you manually list and change the product data, which includes the product, inventory, and shipment information on a single channel when you just started selling a few items online. However, your enjoyable days must go away along with your transaction volume going up on multiple online channels because if you are still handling by manual, you will get frustrated in the massive error of inconsistent product information across channels, heavily time-consuming to handle inventory in stock, or out of stock, and logistic for customer order delivery, order refund.

Also, manually managing those data connections is both cumbersome to maintain and dangerously prone to error, because requirements vary from each ad network or a retail marketplace, a web store destination. Once the data feed gets an error or very slow to respond, refresh and update on the destination, you could miss out on a huge chunk of sales and revenue. 

Thus, if you want your products to stand out on Amazon, Lazada, Rakuten, Google Shopping, Facebook, ShareASale affiliate network, and others, you’re going to need high quality customized product listing data, inventory data, and order fulfillment data feeds in an automatic format across channels. Today’s most successful sellers maintain a well-oiled machine of feed syndication and data harmonization — with strong pipes and paths that always send the correct data to each and every destination. 

Google Shopping Ads Campaign: Sales & Revenue Optimization Strategies

In the previous chapter regarding Google Shopping for eCommerce success, we discussed how to optimise your Google Shopping product listing and boost organic traffic and sales. SEO is critical to sustain a business growth and increase ROI, however today agile marketing is essential to make your business succeed, particularly if you’re running an online store and confronting a fierce competition landscape.

Thus, in this article regarding Google Shopping for eCommerce success, I’ll take a month optimisation roadmap case as an example, and walk you through how to run Google Shopping ads, optimise the campaign in order to increase sales and revenue, in particular for the purpose to achieve a good profit margin.

You won’t learn about smart shopping campaigns in this piece, because it’s almost letting you adjust budget and bidding and resting of work are done by Google AI from my point of view, which you can’t really understand your business performance through Google smart shopping campaign. On the other hand, by the end of this article, you can learn macro and granular strategic Google Shopping ads optimization, and when each approach is suggested to use when setting up a real shopping ads campaign.

Lazada Marketing & Lazada Seller Promotion 101: 10 Things To Do & 1 Thing Not To Do

Opening a store on Lazada to drive sales is a great option for companies that look to expand into Southeast Asian markets. 

One of the benefits of selling cross-border on Lazada is that you instantly reach six countries (Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand), with a total population in the hundreds of millions. The benefit can be either of your water testing approaches to see the sale performance from your product category, or you can strategically enter the markets and reach target customers with no upfront fees and lower transaction fees.

Except for your product and supply chain strategy, Lazada seller promotion and marketing strategy is essential to reach customers and drive sales. Thus, based on my client-serving and business experiences, I’ll share with you 1 thing not to do and 7 things to do in Lazada seller promotion. 

Why Retail Media Becomes So Important and How to Start?

Covid-19 post-pandemic significantly accelerated the growth of eCommerce in the US this year, with online sales reaching a level not previously expected until 2022. In our Q3 US, US eCommerce sales jump 37% YoY in Q3 2020. In this article, I’ll talk about why retail media is becoming so important. By the end of the article, you can learn how to restrategize your e-commerce marketing, and deploy the next point of growth.