Weekly Retail Roundup – February 1, 2019

Our Weekly Retail Roundup consists of all the latest news, trends and insights in the ecommerce and retail industries.

This Week:

5 of the Best Ways to Scale Your Ecommerce Store
Ecommerce Nation
Coming up with a great idea and a solid business plan is the foundation of any successful company. With the right products, a strong marketing strategy, and a user-friendly website, any e-commerce business has the potential to succeed. Any savvy business owner will tell you, however, that success is about more than just making sales and staying afloat – it is about building and improving upon your business.

6 Leading Ecommerce Business Models Explained
Practical Ecommerce
Cody H. is selling a 2000 Ford Mustang with 140,000 miles on Letgo, a mobile peer-to-peer classified app. The asking price is $2,200, but he’s willing to negotiate for a fast sale. Cody and his potential customers are participating in a popular ecommerce business model: consumer-to-consumer. C2C ecommerce can and does look an awful lot like regular business-to-consumer ecommerce o even B2C sales generally.

How retailers can overcome international shipping challenges and open up new markets
Internet Retailer
International shipping is complex. It can be costly to send products to customers in other countries, and it may also require retailers to clear hurdles they don’t normally face with domestic shipments. Because of these complexities, many retailers—especially small and midsized businesses—don’t bother to ship abroad, which limits their opportunities for growth.

Rise of Mobile Users Alters SEO Tactics
Practical Ecommerce
The percentage of U.S. searchers clicking on advertisements in Google search results is growing. Likewise, the percentage of visitors that click nothing is also growing. But the percentage of visitors that click natural search listings is shrinking. All of that is according to Jumpshot, a marketing analytics platform.

The 13 Best PayPal Alternatives to Use in 2019
PayPal’s great, but it’s far from the only option out there. So why would you want to check out PayPal alternatives? Well, here are some key drawbacks to the payment solution: PayPal doesn’t provide protection for sellers selling digital products and services, many PayPal alternatives charge lower fees than PayPal’s 3.7 percent plus $0.30 USD…

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