These articles are in no particular order but chronological. The articles on the top are the most recent.
- http://www.shopify.com/blog/14749769-11-easy-content-marketing-ideas-you-can-put-into-action-today – You should be blogging for our e-commerce. (1) Make a list of top 25 blogs in your industry, twitter accounts, tumblrs. Top 10 blogs about… (2) Answer questions about your industry. (3) sneak peak of new products. (4) tutorial for your products. (5) Announce a sale (6) Run a contest (7) Tell the history of your company. (8) Make a video product tutorial (9) Make a Video: How Your Product Is Made
- http://needwant.com/p/selling-emoji-masks/ – Created a 100% Unique product, manufactured it, shipped it to customers. They are great at getting press. $5k/day in sales first day. $44k for the year.
- http://needwant.com/p/how-our-side-p…65-in-60-days/ – $51,365 in 60 days. Took 60 days to find a factory, produce the masks, ship them, take product photos and setup a shopify website selling them. Bet big and ordered 5,000 masks with 1,000 each SKU. Awesome detail from a business stand point which is amazing. Sometimes, I think being open like this is awesome but as your main source of income I wonder if it’s deadly. lol
- https://www.shopify.com/blog/14917217-how-two-ecommerce-entrepreneurs-generated-91-470-in-three-months-selling-cloud-notebooks – $91,470 in three months selling cloud notebooks.
- They are their highest traffic referrer to their own product websites. It has become their thing.
- How to sell a novel product.
- You have to personally reach out (as the founder) to bloggers and journalists.
- How to find suppliers – Typically we get on Alibaba.com to start. We’ll email 100 companies, maybe 20 are able to realistically do what we want, and maybe 10 can meet our minimum order quantity requirements. We’ll get samples from everyone, and begin judging quality from there.
- https://www.shopify.com/blog/13102477-the-10-best-places-ecommerce-entrepreneurs-go-to-find-product-ideas – How people find product ideas.