e-Commerce

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…

Increase Shopify Conversion Rate by Optimising Product Pages Elements

Probably the product page of a Shopify store is the most important element to affect the conversion rate. If they are not ready, or even don't work properly, you might be wasting advertising dollars and marketing effort, because anyone comes to your store and bounces out at the end due to a low-performance product page. You can’t put water in broken glass — it will never fill up. The same principle applies to traffic on your site; if your product pages are broken you will never get sales.  I am not going to talk about how to find, design, and develop the best product, although indeed a good product is a king, and developing a product hugely needed by target customers is the easier way out. I’ll release the other article regarding how to research, design, and source of the product.  In this article, I’d like to share my learnings on how to convert as many customers as possible from traffic, when your competitors are increasing like your business is shifting from a blue sea to a red sea, which…

Mailchimp vs Omnisend? Which Marketing Automation Platform Is Better for the eCommerce

Email and marketing automation would continue as one of the major traffic and revenue sources for any online sellers and eCommerce store owners. In particular, with more revolutionizing messaging and texting channels, such as WhatsApp, live chat, etc, and personally, I believe it would just have more channels. So it would become one of the key channels to drive new customers who are from the middle-funnel of a customer purchase journey and extend customer lifetime value through an efficient and considering conversational marketing strategy. There is a statistic according to a study, worldwide email users are set to grow to 4.3 billion users in 2023. There is some free software such as GMass, Shopify email out there. They’re very helpful and I’m also using them if my purpose is to automate the email blast process, but marketing automation platforms are not just a tool of sending emails and automating the followings. So in this article, I’ll review 2 marketing automation platforms, which are Omnisend and Mailchimp from 6 perspectives. By the end of the piece, you can learn which one…

Facebook Ads: How to Optimise Dynamic Product Ads for Sales & Revenue

Running an online store and selling your favourite products are easy, however owning a or some of hot selling SKU items are damn difficult. Once you find it, you definitely roll it out to omni channels and generate sales and profit as much as possible and as soon as possible. Apart from business partnership and product marketing strategy, we should be trying to optimise the media cost and maximize the outcome from each channel. When talking about social commerce for eCommerce success, the first thing first must be facebook thanks to its lower cost per click, and making things easier to kick start, no matter if you are a brand, reseller, or dropshipper. Thus in this piece, I’ll walk you through how to run and optimise Facebook Dynamic product ads campaign, which aims to generate sales and manage to earn profit from your SKU items. Same with one of my articles regarding Google Shopping ads campaign, I also take a 4 week optimisation timeline as an example, so you can visually and dimensionally understand the steps. Being said that, this…

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…

Optimise your Google Shopping Product Feed to Increase Google Organic Traffic and Sales

There are 300 millions Americans using the Internet to search information in the USA, so you can imagine how big the audience pool is globally if 22% of people start on Google. Also, we realize that many of the searches on Google had shopping intent, such as looking for product comparison, product review, youtube video introduction, etc. Particularly with Google lower cost for merchants, which facilitate merchants to do more discount offers, it has been a common realization that Google Shopping listings turn prospects into buyers faster than Amazon listings. So we will have a collection regarding Google Shopping for eCommerce Business Success and in this article. Because SEO performance is playing an important role in bettering the overall ROI, I’ll start with walking you through how to optimise your Google Shopping product feed to increase organic traffic and sales.

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. 

A Practical Guide to Set Up Shopify Google Analytics for Collecting Transaction Data Integrated with Your Profit Calculator

Every coin has two sides. Shopify provides store owners ready-to-use templates and eCommerce friendly URL structures that hugely save eCommerce website creation and increase marketing, operation efficiency.  However, due to this fixed framework and structure, Shopify can’t facilitate owners to understand granular marketing performance for each SKU transaction data by diversified dimensions, and learn web content insight which can engage, and better convert traffic into sales. All these are critical to optimize SKUs conversion rate and see if the SKU should be continued based on the profit performance.

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.

Web Scraping with Google Sheets ImportXML to Automatically Collect Product Price Info

I am always on the lookout for a unique angle to use freely available or potentially scrapable data sources. Also, It’s indeed frustrating that you have, admittedly, spent hours upon hours trying to learn Python for writing simple web scraper applications, and implementing web scraping automatically, however, at the end you can only discover the data isn’t accessible, interesting or differentiated enough from what’s already out there. If you just want to automate updating the profit calculator of your eCommerce business, thankfully, there is an easier way to collect data from the web without spending that much hours: Google Sheets ImportXML Function.

How To Create A Custom Shopify XML Sitemap for your eCommerce Website

Shopify is absolutely one of the best CMS platforms for you to create an eCommerce website, however, nothing is perfect, and it has a certain technical SEO limitation because it automatically creates XML sitemaps split by page type and basically you are not allowed to manually change or customize unless you install a paid App through Shopify marketplace. However, for some more advanced SEO use cases, this can be limiting since new sitemaps cannot easily be created on the CMS and subsequently uploaded to the Search Console.

What Is the Implication of TikTok and Shopify Partnership

Tiktok announces a global partnership with a Canadian eCommerce platform - Shopify. TikTok says the new TikTok channel for Shopify merchants is available from Oct.27th 2020 in the U.S. It will roll out to other markets next year, including elsewhere in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. On-spotlight short-form video app TikTok is also becoming a social commerce marketplace for buying stuff and providing more shoppable content formats to merchants and influencers. Meanwhile, this deal also makes it easier for Shopify’s over 1 million merchants to reach TikTok’s millennial & Gen Z and drive sales