2019 has been a great year for e-commerce. Across several indicators, online sales for Thanksgiving and Black Friday increased 17% year over year, and Cyber Monday’s total sales hit $9.4 billion—up nearly 19% from a $7.9 billion haul last year.
Subscribe to our free newsletter to stay updated on what is happening in the industry.
This year Amazon’s Prime Day will run for 48 hours, starting at midnight PDT on July 15th and ending at 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 16th. Prime Day, often referred to as Christmas in July or Summer Black Friday is run in 16 different countries giving sellers an opportunity for sales spikes mid-year.
Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS) is a new program giving sellers the ability to store and ship products from designated Walmart Fulfillment Centers. WFS will also handle the support and returns of orders.
Walmart has introduced a new section in the Walmart Seller Center called Growth Opportunities. It is a collection of tools that allow sellers to expand their businesses on Walmart. The first tool, available now, is the Walmart Best Sellers ranking, which allows merchants to see what products sell well in selected categories on Walmart.com. This gives sellers insight on what other products they may want to add to their assortment.
On Aug 28, 2019, GeekSeller and Walmart Canada hosted a webinar on getting approved to sell on Walmart.CA.
Read more to find a recording of the webinar along with important links and answers to questions asked by sellers regarding selling on Walmart Canada.
Going away with the tedious application process will enable Google to expand its marketplace by adding more sellers and products. Google Shopping Actions has huge potential, and it introduces several innovations in the way sellers approach the e-commerce space.
Sign up for updates about upcoming webinars, topics we cover: how to improve sales, optimize your listings, as well as tips and tricks for sellers and more!
There are some very important things that you should know as a seller on Jet.com: You don’t know how many individual merchants you are against.
EDI is used by all major retailers (Amazon, Target, Costco, Kroger, Home Depot, Lowe’s) to maintain a direct supplier relationship with sellers. If you are in B2B, it is very likely your organization will at one point need to work with EDI or a partner who can assist you with this technology.
Last month Bloomberg reported that social shopping accounted for 3% of online sales in the United States in 2018, amounting to under $17 billion. In China, 8.5% of online sales were made through social shopping in 2017, and by 2022 that figure is projected to exceed 15 percent, which would represent about $413 billion in sales.
There are many agencies, online courses and YouTube channels from people claiming to be e-commerce advertising experts that will teach you to get your products in front of your audience.
From Our Partners
Why is fast shipping such a big deal in eCommerce? Because it’s a way to boost conversions without participating in price wars. When you focus on shopping and customer experience, you’ll be able to capture consumer trust, reduce cart abandonment, and get people through to purchase.
Many sellers sign up for Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and get their listings Prime-enabled, then stop there. However, Amazon Prime isn’t the only fast-shipping program that gives eCommerce sellers an advantage. Walmart 2-Day shipping, eBay Guaranteed Delivery (eGD), Wish Express, and Google Express are all vital to diversifying your online profits.
Today we call ourselves a multichannel tool. However, back in 2015, GeekSeller was a tool that only supported Jet, and the first integration we developed was for ShipStation– for a while, the Jet and ShipStation integrations were the only ones we offered. A lot has changed since then, but not our relationship with ShipStation. Our companies cooperate in many ways, including participating in and sponsoring ShipStation events.
We’re all excited to finally be in 2019, and what better way to start the year than taking a moment to look back on where we’ve been. Here’s a timeline of our history including some exclusive insight into the minds of our founders and where we’re hoping to head this year.
GeekSeller®, LLCAustin, TX
©2020 GeekSeller®. All rights reserved.