What are the benefits and drawbacks of each ecommerce marketplace?
I'm wondering if anyone here knows of someone that buys 2nd hand designer jewellery and then resells it. I know these stores are common in the US but I haven't really found a similar alternative...
A close friend had to close down his toy shop business a few weeks ago. He was devastated. Despite spending over $10K on a new but basic website, he couldn't compete with other online store on...
An online toy store might seem to have a lot in common with a retail toy store, but success in one does not guarantee success in the other.
The things they have in common are:
I have an Australian client looking to promote gift vouchers (of varying fixed values), through their Facebook page. What are the most efficient (slick), and secure options to tie in a payment...
In my experience this can easily be linked to a payment platform using the URL pasted into Facebook - for it to look great I’d use a landing page software such as Leadpages
Shopping cart, blog and a couple of contact us/about us type of pages. Current shortlist is Shopify and Big Commerce for e-commerce websites.
Hi there, So I know this girl who is a well known in Sydney and Australia and has a lot of traffic to her site. Yesterday I asked her if she could sell my stuff on her site and I would give her a 5%...
I absolutely agree with Steve. If you've done your pricing correctly to cover your materials, labor, overhead (time spent ordering supplies, marketing, etc.) then you'll have a fair price set and won't have to worry about how resellers price your goods.
So, I also suspect that your items are under-charged right now.
Wholesale is a great way for a scale-able business to establish a steady income without having to worry as much about advertising, shipping, etc.
Hi, I have a large eBay store and wish to send shipping emails via Mailchimp to help with info and feed back. 1. Is this normal practice?. 2. Would this be classified as spam in Australia.Regards...
There is a new term coined "Ozbargained" -- meaning the offer was sold out by the sheer force of the users on Ozbargain buying up. Do you get direct contact from the stores thanking you or giving you...
Thanks, I've buy stuff I found on Ozbargain all the time - though 80% of stuff because its a great bargain and not from a need, and I think that's the secret sauce - driving non-essential spend.
I have recently published several children's books which I want to promote and sell on my personal website. Can anyone suggest what would be the best type of payment system to set up?
It really depends on what fits your needs, but you have several good options available. Stripe (https://stripe.com) is a newer power house, PayPal (http://paypal.com) is a solid option that has been around longer, Dwolla (http://dwolla.com) is a new up and comer with lower fees and some interesting propositions. Of course there are other merchant services and exchanges but if you are doing this on your own you probably want to focus on the 3 mentioned above because they have lower fees.
I would suggest looking at the websites and researching the 3 above, but don't stop there. Talk to other entrepreneurs and publishers and see what they are using and if they are satisfied. The more information you have to make a decision the better off you'll be.
On a side note, did you write and illustrate the books? I have several children's books that I've written but haven't had any luck with illustrators. So any advice you have on forming a good relationship with an illustrator are also welcome.
Sure, that is possible, but its not recommended. There are no disadvantages in getting an ABN anyway - its free, and instant!
Hope that helps :D