The New eCommerceFuel Podcast

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I'm thrilled to announce the launch of the eCommerceFuel podcast!  For someone who loves both eCommerce and the sound of my own voice, it's a truly exciting day. To celebrate, I'll be giving away a copy of The Insider's Guide and a 1-on-1 … [Continue reading]

Email Marketing & Cart Abandonment Results

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A few months ago, I shared our plan to implement email marketing with promises to share how things went ... and the results are in! I'm happy to report with the help of Klaviyo and Rejoiner we were able to generate 10.5% of our overall sales from … [Continue reading]

The Only 4 Ways to Successfully Build an Online Store

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Ten years ago you could get a basic store online, add a few products, buy some cheap traffic and - voilà! - you'd be able to build a successful online store. Oh, how times have changed!  While it's still very feasible to build a thriving … [Continue reading]

Offering Phone Support: The Store Owner’s Dilemma

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Deciding if and how to offer phone support is one of the hardest things I've wrestled with as an eCommerce entrepreneur.  I've tried half a dozen different approaches and I'm still not 100% satisfied with how I've incorporated it in my business. … [Continue reading]

Real-World eCommerce Training You’ll Love

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Today I'm thrilled to announce The Insider's Guide to Building an Online Store. The Guide is a comprehensive, step-by-step eCommerce training course designed to help you build your own store – even if you're just getting started. To celebrate … [Continue reading]

10 eCommerce Experts You Should Be Following

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It's really hard to find quality eCommerce content with the individual entrepreneur in mind. Too many sites are targeted only toward large enterprise businesses, have poor content or don't have first-hand experience running an eCommerce … [Continue reading]

The SEO Mistake That Wiped Out 80% of My Traffic

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It was just over a year ago that one of my sites lost nearly 80% of its organic web traffic due to Google's now-infamous Penguin update. As much as I wanted to blame Google, sadly I was the one responsible for my misfortune. What SEO mistakes did … [Continue reading]

A Year in Review: eCommerceFuel Turns One

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It was one year ago I published my first post here on eCommerceFuel. Looking back, I'm amazed at how the blog and community have grown in just 12 short months. In this post I want to share traffic and analytic stats and the marketing strategies … [Continue reading]

A Sneak Peek Inside Our New Email Marketing Plan

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In this post I'm going to give you a sneak peek at the email marketing plan we'll be implementing at one of my own stores, Right Channel Radios, using the email service Klaviyo. I'll also be sharing the results of the campaign quarterly on the … [Continue reading]

How to Boost Sales 25% with Effective Email Marketing

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I've never made email a priority in the 5+ years I've spent running eCommerce stores. So when expert Ed Hallen, founder of email startup Klaviyo, told me it was possible to see a 25% sales boost from effective email marketing, I could only whimper … [Continue reading]