Platforms such as Etsy, Shopify and WooCommerce have given ARTrepreneurs the opportunity to create and manage their own online retail stores.
In light of this trend more and more people are looking for information and advice on how to successfully own and operate an online business. So whether you are a beginner and you are looking to establish a new business or you’re a seasoned online retailer looking to increase profits and efficiency, we have put together a list of some of the best blogs that will inform and inspire.
If you’re looking for a great place to find information regarding your Etsy, Shopify or WooCommerce store, nChannel is an awesome place to start. This blog is a multi-channel insight blog that covers topics from ERP evaluation to inventory management. There is a wealth of information for anyone with an online ecommerce business, whether you are a beginner or an experienced online entrepreneur.
Marketing Creativity by Lisa Jacobs
I like this blog a lot for anyone following the DIY approach to running their online business. Lisa, who has owned her own Etsy and Shopify stores, offers great advice. She compares and contrasts the pro and cons of the different platforms and gives practical information on how to successfully market and build your business.
Zapier is a service that helps integrate apps and automate workflow. They have an extensive blog that is great for the beginner or for those who want to make their online business more efficient. They offer great advice on which platform best suits different types of online ecommerce. They also give very detailed step-by-step directions on how to set up a Shopify or WooCommerce account.
Launch Grow Joy
Whether you are wanting to start a new store, drive more traffic to your store, or get media coverage this is a great blog to find information. From recommending business planners to advice on fulfillment centers, this site has tons of great content.
This is another online business that offers integration software for ecommerce store owners. On their website, they have a blog that is excellent for anyone in ecommerce. They give advice on aspects of online business ranging from how to properly manage taxes to how to market to millennials. It is a great resource to find truly useful advice and tools for success.
This is an excellent blog from an experienced Etsy and WooCommerce store owner. This blog offers advice on how to market your online store through Instagram and other social media outlets. There is tons of other practical information on this blog that deals with everything from payment processing to motivational posts.
My Wife Quit Her Job
I like this blog for a couple of reasons. Not only does it offer really great advice on ecommerce but it also has tons of posts based on the personal experiences of this couple who decided to make their living online. They deal with the fear and the unknown of striking out on your own with an online business and they give really good advice on how to avoid pitfalls. If you need a shot of positivity or reality this is a great place to find both.
This blog is one of the largest and most subscribed to ecommerce blogs on the planet. They offer tons of information for online retailers. This blog which is generated by Elastic Path, a software company that makes software for Adobe Marketing Cloud. This is one of the best blogs to stay aware of ecommerce news and trends.
This is a great blog for learning about different strategies and functions of online ecommerce. There is information here on all aspects of online ecommerce. There is also a really good forum that can help you connect and network with other online retailers.
This is a great resource to have in your arsenal of go-to blogs and resources. There is really good information on SEO optimization, conversion, social media, platform comparison, and tons more. Practical Ecommerce is a top-notch blog that has invaluable information for the online ecommerce entrepreneur.
Ecommerce amounted to over $400 billion in sales in 2016. Projections are showing that by 2018 sales will be well over $500 billion if trends continue to move in this direction. There has never been a better time to make money selling your own custom-designed products online, so find a dropshipping solution that helps you grow, and stay in the loop by following the top industry blogs.