July Roundup: The eCommerce News You Need to Know

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Welcome to our first ever monthly eCommerce news roundup! We're looking back at the hot button issues from July with veteran eCommerce experts, podcast hosts and funny guys Andrew Youderian and Drew Sanocki. Here's a look at the biggest news in the … [Continue reading]

eCommerceFuel Live: The Event for Independent Store Owners

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If you’re an independent store owner or eCommerce professional who’s serious about networking with and learning from some of the best in our field, you won’t want to miss eCommercefuel Live.  It's this August 22nd - 24th in Austin, … [Continue reading]

Boring Products? No Problem. How to Write Compelling Copy for Anything.

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This is a post from Laura Serino, the new Content & Community Manager for eCommerceFuel.  She's come onboard to help me (Andrew) with top-notch blog content and improving our private forum.   Laura joins the team with years of professional … [Continue reading]

The MC Hammer Guide to Shopify vs Bigcommerce

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The great debates never get old: Ford vs. Chevy.  Mac vs. PC.  Boxers vs. briefs. And if you're an eCommerce nut like I am: Shopify vs. Bigcommerce. If you've explored starting a store, chances are good you've struggled with this decision, as … [Continue reading]

The Case for Bootstrapping Your Business

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These days, it's very fashionable to have a business "funded" by an investor or venture capital firm.  While this kind of funding is most prevalent in the tech sector, it's still tempting for ambitious new store owners to bring on investors or get a … [Continue reading]

How I Nearly Botched My Business Sale

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"Are you still interested in buying the business?" The potential buyer had been grappling over the weekend with a few troubling issues he'd discovered in due diligence for TrollingMotors.net.  It was now Monday morning, and we were on a … [Continue reading]

How People Judge You Based on the Emails You Write

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Forget about spinning articles and directory listings.  If you want to effectively market your business online, you need to become an expert at networking with others in your niche. But there's a problem: Inboxes have turned into out-of-control … [Continue reading]

TrollingMotors.net Auction Follow-Up

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A month ago I announced I was selling my eCommerce site, TrollingMotors.net.  In rather unorthodox form, I shared all of the financials, offered a 5% bribe/referral commission to get people to spread the word and structured the sale as a reverse … [Continue reading]

The Open-Book Sale of My $600K Store (With Complete Financials)

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I'm selling one of my stores, TrollingMotors.net, and will be using a radically different approach. Instead of keeping the details private, I'll be sharing all the key data, including financials and traffic stats. And forget business brokers or … [Continue reading]

Email Marketing Challenge, My Book & Great Recent Content

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I don't normally write update posts, but I had a number of news items I wanted to share.  Specifically, I wanted to update you on how the email marketing challenge is going, let you know about my new drop shipping book and highlight some killer … [Continue reading]