Outsourced Ecommerce Store… One Year Later

It’s been a year since I launched my new little side project and as you might have noticed, it’s also been a year since I posted to this blog.  The intention of this blog was really to record what I learned as I went but when intentions meet reality, things don’t always go as planned.  Having a full time day job and a side project … Continue reading

Outsourcing Your Product Photography

One of the keys to any successful Ecommerce store are good and accurate pictures of the product you are selling.  When a customer goes into their local retail store, they are able to utilize all of their senses to explore the item and decide if they want it.  They can touch and pick up the item and that is awfully powerful if your product is … Continue reading

Review of BigCommerce Ecommerce Platform

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BigCommerce.com is one of the services that was on my short list of Ecommerce platforms to explore for my own store but I must admit, I went into it with some per-conceived notions and it was definitely down towards the bottom of my list.  Thankfully I tried to go into each review with an open mind.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that at least … Continue reading

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

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The other day I tweeted about my experience with 99designs for the creation of a new logo.  It’s not a logo for this site but rather for my new Ecommerce store.  I was asked in a reply if I was going to disclose the actual results of the design contest and I honestly didn’t know the answer.  Should I continue to keep my upcoming Ecommerce … Continue reading

Shipwire Announces New Features Just in Time for Thanksgiving

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Have you read our review of shipwire yet?  If you haven’t, Shipwire is an outsourced warehousing and fulfillment service and one that we are pretty impressed with so far (oops, spoiler alert for those that haven’t read the review yet). Today, just in time for Thanksgiving and the crazy Holiday shopping bonanza that is about to happen, they announced some new features we thought you … Continue reading

10 Questions for Shipwire… And Their Answers!

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As a follow up to the review we did of Shipwire a little while back, I sent them a list of 10 questions and asked them to reply. My questions were sent on to Dimitri Onistsuk who is in charge of marketing at Shipwire. He provided some great insight into their service and I really appreciate him taking the time to answer my questions. My … Continue reading

Review of Shopify Ecommerce Platform

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Shopify is a SaaS (software as a service) Ecommerce Platform and it has made my short list of platforms I am considering using for my own Ecommerce business.  If you aren’t familiar with SaaS it means that the software is remotely hosted by the company that developed it and they offer that software as a service to their clients.  It’s not something you can buy, … Continue reading