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Shopify vs Amazon: Which is Best for Your Ecommerce Store?

Where do you go if you’re looking to buy something online? I’m thinking Amazon is a top pick due to the sheer range of products it has available. So would it make sense to sell on Amazon if you’re looking to run an ecommerce business? Not necessarily. Shopify is a popular ecommerce platform too and

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Sites Like Flippa? Here Are 12 Other Ways to Buy and Sell Websites

A few months ago, I was browsing Flippa.com when I came across a perfect find. A small content website with decent organic traffic. A few years old. Good opportunity for monetization. Low amount of bidders. I entered the auction. Five days later, I was still the top bidder. Then came the final few hours. Someone

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AliDropship Review – The All-in-One Dropshipping Plugin for WordPress

Ready to start your own dropshipping business? Not so fast… I usually dive in straight away with these plugin reviews, but here I wanted to leave a few definitions at the top. Be ready to scroll back up as you read on, because it’s not exactly straightforward! Alibaba: this is the Chinese company that owns

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Sell Digital Downloads: What, How and Where?

There’s no denying it, selling digital downloads can be very lucrative. Think about it, unlike physical products that you have to package and ship to customers, digital products can be created once and sold repeatedly to many different customers without having to replenish your inventory. That means less work and more money… If you do

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Stay in The Online Retail Loop – 21 Ecommerce Statistics to Know in 2022

If you run a small store, you may wonder why ecommerce statistics would be important to you. The thing is, ecommerce is changing so rapidly, sometimes it helps to zoom out and study the larger trends. So here’s what could be in it for you: ideas about your next marketing campaign, what to expect in

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15 Shopify Alternatives – When the Ecommerce Number One Isn’t the Right One

The title gives it away, but I really believe Shopify is the best online store platform in most cases. Still, it may not be for everyone. Yes, it’s growing in popularity and yes, it’s now home to more than 1,000,000 ecommerce. But maybe it shouldn’t be yours. Time to look for good Shopify alternatives. But before

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Shopify vs BigCommerce: 14 Super Important Differences To Consider!

Shopify or BigCommerce: which should you choose for your online store? They are both incredibly versatile and powerful ecommerce website builders with a huge amount to offer a prospective store owner. However, despite being very similar in their overall functionality and pricing, there are subtle but significant differences between BigCommerce and Shopify. And in this

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Shopify SEO Review: Is it Good for Search Engine Optimization?

Is Shopify good for SEO? Unless you are a massive social media influencer or have a large curated list of contacts to sell to, you’ll need to rely on organic search engine traffic to sell online. Just like an ice cream maker depends on sunny days. That’s why before purchasing Shopify, you should really check

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The 10 Best Free Ecommerce Website Builders

There is no shortage of options to create an online store these days. But doing it for free? Not actually that simple. The choice in platforms is limited, and on top of that, you have to do without some of the features reserved for paying users. So we thought we’d investigate the best free ecommerce builders

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7 Surprising Stats That Show The Size of Shopify’s Market Share

In the US, Shopify’s market share is currently the largest of all the ecommerce platforms, with nearly a third of ecommerce websites using Shopify to power their businesses. We’ve previously looked at how popular Shopify is in the ecommerce world, but we wanted to get a more general view of the Canadian company’s market share. What we

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12 Best Free Shopify Themes for 2022

So, you’ve just signed up for Shopify and you want to start creating your perfect online store! One of the first (and most exciting) things you’re probably thinking about is: how is it going to look? Well, that depends on which Shopify theme you choose for your store. There are hundreds of different themes, boasting

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BigCommerce SEO: Optimize your store for higher Search Engine rankings!

BigCommerce SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of improving the quantity and quality of the website traffic coming to your BigCommerce store from the search engines. Luckily, the SEO features provided by BigCommerce are really robust. The default settings are already SEO friendly. And you have complete control over all the areas of your

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WooCommerce Market Share – Should be Top Ecommerce Plugin, But Is It?

Considering WordPress powers a whopping % of all websites on the Internet, it would make sense to guess that WooCommerce is also the most popular online store solution. But as I’ve previously seen in our research on Squarespace and Shopify, there might be differences between what you expect, and what the market share actually looks like. So

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What is BigCommerce?

BigCommerce is an ecommerce platform that provides a cloud based solution for selling physical and digital products online. As an ecommerce platform, BigCommerce is an “all-in-one” solution, which provides everything you need to build and run an online store: domain name, web hosting, design tools, product inventory and management, payment integration, shipping and tax settings,

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Shopify Vs Wix – Ecommerce Champion or Website Builder Superstar?

At first, the idea of this article almost seemed absurd. Who needs a comparison of apples and oranges? The position has always been: Wix is a brilliant tool for regular websites. Shopify is the go to store builder. Not much has changed for Shopify, they still focus 100% on ecommerce. Wix, however, has discovered that

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Online Reviews Statistics – What Ecommerce Owners Need to Know in 2022

When I was in college, I used to work part-time in a phone store. The iPhone 3G had just been released (yes, it was that long ago), and, as you can expect, every second customer who came in wanted one. Although they had all done their research and knew the product inside out, there was one

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Shopify vs Squarespace: Who is Your Online Store Super Hero?

If you are reading this article, I assume you are looking into building an online store. Why you ask? Well, that’s what Shopify mainly does. Squarespace also does ecommerce, and it does it pretty well. But that’s not Squarespace’s original focus. Squarespace is a website builder and very good at that, especially when it comes

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Shopify vs WooCommerce – We Compare Them in 14 Different Rounds

Have a look at the Google Trends graph below. See the little blue and red lines? Yep, they represent the public’s interest in Shopify and WooCommerce, two solutions for creating a fully-fledged online store. As you can see, interest in Shopify has been steadily growing in recent years, while interest in WooCommerce has remained pretty

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Five Essential Facts about BigCommerce’s Market Share

BigCommerce has become one of the best-known names in the eCommerce market. At the time BigCommerce launched, online sales made up only six percent of U.S. retail sales. However, the founders saw an opportunity for small businesses to increase their sales online through an easy-to-use store builder platform. Today, BigCommerce powers around 60,000 stores, generating

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Volusion Vs Shopify: Two Different Ecommerce Visions

If you’ve never heard of Volusion, you might be surprised. The company has been around since 1999, and they currently power 30,000 online stores. Which really isn’t all that impressive, when you compare it with the Shopify stats. Launched in 2006, Shopify is now the home of 800,000+ online stores. Talk about a fast growth!

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Wix Payments: Too Good to be True?

Nowadays, selling your products online couldn’t be easier. If you’ve landed on this page then you’ve probably already got your online store up and running. But what about payment processing? Is Wix Payments the solution? To find out, I’ve tested Wix Payments to see if it makes sense for you to use it. Wix Payments Overview

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16 Shopify Experts Reveal their Favourite Hacks with the Platform

About Shopify Experts We refer to Shopify as “The Swiss army knife of online stores” in our ecommerce site builder guide, thanks to their impressive functionalities and versatility for building all kinds of ecommerces. But like a real Swiss army knife, it can take a while to learn exactly how to make use of all

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Coronavirus: 10 Online Strategies to Apply to Your Business

This is a worrying time, and we’re not here to add to any concerns you may have or create any additional panic. Instead, we’d like to offer some helpful online strategies that you can put in place to help your business survive during this difficult period. So let’s dive in! 1. Offer Online Delivery For

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Shopify Payments – Cutting Out Card Transactions Middlemen

If you were to type “ecommerce” into Google, like I just did, you’d only be a couple of clicks away from a link to Shopify. It didn’t surprise me. Shopify is truly the leading ecommerce solution these days, and not just thanks to their online marketing techniques. In fact, they regularly top the list of

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The Complete Guide to Square Fees

Square is a publicly traded company. If you had bought their shares when they first joined the stock market in 2015, they would have cost you $12 each. Three years later, you could have sold them for close to $100 each. The point is, Square is growing, that’s also the reason why they recently acquired Weebly,

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Shopify: An unstoppable force in the global ecommerce builder market?

Shopify is growing fast. So far over 1m stores have been built using Shopify’s technology. In the US and Canada, Shopify is a household name. It’s often the first platform that comes to mind when users think about building an online store. But is this the case for the rest of the world? Just how

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Opening a Shopify Store? See What Real Owners Think of the Platform

Reading in-depth reviews about Shopify can give you a lot of answers, but maybe not all of them. So today, we thought we’d ask some real life Shopify store owners to give us their thoughts on the popular platform. Why did they choose it? Was it a wise decision? And what would they change about

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Oberlo Review – The Easy Way to Build Your Dropshipping Business

Note: Shopify is shutting down Oberlo, and merchants have until June 15, 2022 to find an alternative. Shopify recommend DSers and provide an easy migration route through the Oberlo app. More information here. The last time I was travelling in Asia, I met a lot of so-called “digital nomads”. They were all hanging out in

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Website Builder and Ecommerce Support – Which Platforms Offer The Best Help?

At WebsiteToolTester, we take support questions very seriously. I really enjoy helping users find the best solution (after all, that’s why I created the site), and it keeps me updated about how website builders and ecommerce platforms are performing. So when our users started complaining about missing refunds from Wix or the support they received

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Top 7 Ecommerce Website Builders for Creative Entrepreneurs

If you’re a creative entrepreneur trying to set up shop, you might wonder what website builder is right for your business. You may have custom needs to make your business and ecommerce shop run smoothly, like a quick and easy store software with simple themes to get up-and-running quickly, or robust design and customization tools.

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Alternatives to Etsy and Ebay for selling your handmade products online

It’s the classic challenge for young start-up design or crafts businesses: you have a great new product – but how do you sell it? Whether it’s shoulder bags made from old rubber dinghies, jewelry from recycled materials, or organic cotton T-shirts: there is no shortage of new product ideas – nor is there a lack

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Our review of Yola’s new online store

More and more small-business owners are using platforms like eBay or Etsy to sell their products online. And many do so very successfully. For a lot of them it also makes sense to create their own online store so that they are more independent when, for example, eBay decides to increase their sales fees again. It’s great

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