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How to discover if you are sabotaging your own business

Dot the I’s and cross the t’s: Don’t make these 5 common ecommerce mistakes! You know, running an ecommerce business is by no means a walk in the park. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, but the reality is that only the very determined stick at it and see...

Is Spring finally in the air?

Stuck for product ideas? Here are 7 potential gardening items for you to consider At the end of this month ‘National Gardening Week’ will be celebrated. It runs from the 30th April through to the 6th May and was launched seven years ago by the RHS to raise awareness...

Do you look, or do you see?

Can’t decide what to sell? The best ideas are often in front of your eyes! How often do you look around and actually take in your surroundings? Always, every day, you may assume, but actually there’s a difference between ‘looking’ and ‘seeing’. You may spend an hour...

What do you need an eBay shop for anyway?

In the wake of the latest eBay UK Spring Seller Release, should you be opening an eBay shop, or can you get by without one? There’s been a lot of chat online recently about eBay shops, following the announcement in the eBay UK Spring Seller Release that from May 2018...

Importing products? You need to know this!

Where you’ll find the ‘factory of the world’ and how you can use it How many times have you looked at the packaging on a product and discovered it was ‘made in China’? Sometimes it does feel like absolutely everything is made there and whilst that is not quite true,...

This one thing frightens online sellers the most!

Don’t run away from high MOQ’s – use these 3 tactics to get what you want! Minimum Order Quantities, otherwise known as MOQ’s, have the power to strike fear into any newbie seller or product sourcer! It can be pretty terrifying and frustrating to see huge MOQ’s,...

How to start an online business with just £50

“I can’t start a business because I just don’t have any capital.” Is this you? This is a very frequent, and perfectly valid, worry for many people, and I have heard it said many, many times. Whilst a huge proportion of people harbour dreams of starting their own...

How to write to a new supplier!

Last week I promised I’d give you some helpful tips today regarding the procedure with suppliers once you’ve received an initial response. First though, I’ve had a few subscribers email me asking for an example of what to actually write in an email...

Is this dilemma familiar to you?

So, you’ve done your research really thoroughly and you’re pretty sure you’ve uncovered a hot product. What next? Well, now you need to start sourcing, and that means talking with suppliers! “What…actually speak to suppliers…in person…. or on the phone? Crikey, that’s...