Online Marketplaces have definitively changed the world. Created primarily to begin selling books online, Marketplaces like Amazon have become the normal way to buy, and sell, goods. From books to clothes, personal care products to home décor, these Marketplaces sell it all. Entrepreneurs young and old have turned to Amazon and others to launch their business with varying degrees of success. However, as powerful these marketplaces are, they clearly have their draw-backs, many of which have become apparent as entrepreneurs are looking for more control of their companies. Brand ownership, preferred distribution, control from copy-cats, limited up-front investment in inventory, etc. are just a few of the key things causing entrepreneurs to sidestep these channels.
Luckily in this day and age, we have the ability to reach out to someone and say hello from the privacy of our own homes using smart devices like phones, tablets, and computers.
It’s estimated that by the end of 2018, there will be a whopping 2.6 billion users across the many social sites and apps we have available today.
A new year means a new round-up of hot happenings at GearLaunch! Throughout the year, our team makes many stops all over the world to meet with ecommerce entrepreneurs, build new relationships, and welcome new members to the community.
So you want to sell things on the internet? More specifically, you want to sell things on the internet with the least amount of risk possible.
Black Friday is a HUGE opportunity for sellers and retailers, particularly if you are a physical store, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t get you a flood of traffic filled with potential buyers, and hopefully, if you do this right, return customers.
A top GearLaunch Partner and industry thought leader, Will Schenk spends only 10% of his time on daily operations. We've invited him to share advice on what it takes to run a successful company with little grunt work. You can follow along by watching the full video below or reading the text version.
For the majority of the US, tomorrow marks the first day of February. For online marketers, tomorrow marks the 14-day countdown to the hugely commercialized Valentine’s Day. We're not kidding – in 2016 alone, the National Retail Federation reported total Valentine’s Day spending across America reached a record $19.7 billion.