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Best E-Commerce Blogs of 2017

Best -E-Commerce -Blogs -2017

It is no surprise that e-commerce is a steady-rise industry. The biggest online buyers in the world are China and the United States. In the United States, the estimate of retail e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2017 was $111.5 billion, an increase of 4.8 percent from the first quarter. However, other countries are catching up. In a closer setting, the UK is the second market for e-commerce purchases in Europe, with an estimate of 30% increase in sales compared to previous years.

With e-commerce businesses rapidly expanding their market presence, blogs have become one of the most important resources out there for those who are looking to start their own e-business. In particular, when developing an e-commerce business, it is important to always stay up-to-date on the latest news and industry trends.

This is why Market Inspector has decided to award 40 blogs with the title of “Best E-Commerce Blogs of 2017.” In particular, we have chosen five categories of blogs that can help e-commerce business owners in every aspect of their work, from getting inspired to setting up an e-shop, to marketing their product and increasing their revenue. 

To inspire our readers, Market Inspector asked all the nominees for the award to answer the question: “What is your top tip for someone who is interested in developing an e-commerce business?”. You can find some of their advice under the description of each blog.

Best E-Commerce Inspirational Blogs
Best E-Commerce Marketing Blogs
Best E-Commerce Platform Blogs
Best E-Commerce Tips Blogs
Best E-Commerce Blogs in the UK

 


Best E-Commerce Blogs Inspirational

Best E-Commerce Inspirational Blogs

If you are looking for business ideas inspiration, how to get started with your business, or advice on how to grow your business, here are the best e-commerce inspirational blogs of 2017.


WIX

WIX_logoWix is about creating a beautiful and professional web presence for your business. Offering business tips, e-commerce insights, updates and other web ideas, this blog is extremely useful for anyone interested in the art of doing digital business.

"Learn as much as can about your target audience. Try and think about what they're looking for and what they need. Make sure your offers answer their desires. And don't forget - looking professional will help build trust for potential customers so ultimately, they will make a purchase. As you know, part of being professional is looking beautiful online." (Naama Harari - eCommerce Marketing Manager)

Our Favourite Blog Post by WIX: 9 Unique Business Ideas From Wix Users That Will Amaze You


PAYMILL

Paymill _logoBesides the head of Marketing and the rest of the PAYMILL team, this blog has a broad network of guest authors who regularly contribute with exciting and useful posts. As a payment service provider, PAYMILL blog addresses its existing customers and new customers, who mainly come from e-commerce. Every week, the blog is updated with tips and tricks about marketing and sales strategies in online shops, logistics and security aspects in e-commerce, as well as important notes on compliance guidelines and legal aspects e-talers should be aware of.

Our top tip for someone who founds an eCommerce is to focus on the customer in every decision. Never ask yourself what is best for you, but what is best for your customer: How can I build my user experience to make it as pleasant as possible for my client? How can I present my product to my customers, so he benefits the most? What additional free services can I offer, so my customer is comfortable with me and will come back? Let´s be realistic: The air in eCommerce grows thinner and thinner, so eCommerce merchants can only be on top by customer centricity and an outstanding customer service.” (Lena Seydaack, Head of Marketing)

Our Favourite Blog Post by PAYMILL: 6 Mistakes You Shouldn’t Do in eCommerce


WE MAKE WEBSITES

We-Make-Websites_logoIf you are looking for a journal e-commerce blog, add We Make Websites to your list. Here you can find actionable advice, inspirational tips and useful guides on how to build your e-store. Moreover, this blog has an eye for web design and its own predictions for upcoming trends.

“Choose your e-commerce platform wisely. It should be flexible and powerful, with the ability to scale as your business grows. Cloud based solutions are simple to set up and will scale with your businesses demands. Regardless if you are testing the market or on your third store, SaaS solutions are the future for enterprise e-commerce.” (Samantha Graves, Content Editor)

Our Favourite Blog Post by We Make Websites: eCommerce Website Design Predictions for 2018


FOREVER JOBLESS

Forever-Jobless_logoForever Jobless is the traditional personal blog of an entrepreneur who has experienced himself the ups and downs of starting a business first hand. Billy Murphy is sharing his stories to help all the e-commerce enthusiasts understand the field from his shoes. This is quite a unique approach compared to the other e-commerce blogs out there.

Listen to those you aspire to be like, and ignore everyone else. Also, make sure you're building a real business, not some fake temporary income biz built by hacks that you'll crumble under in the near future before any real payday hits.” (Billy Murphy, Founder)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Forever Jobless: How to Set Goals If You’re Not Sure What You Want


PIXEL UNION

Pixel Union_logoWe appreciate this blog for its special storytelling character. Pixel Union is a collection of inspirational stories about and for retailers on how to start and grow an e-business.

With a cool and clean design, this blog has definitely grabbed our attention and interest.

Our Favourite Blog Post by Pixel Union: 5 Ecommerce Accounting Basics to Make Your Life Easier


OPTIMIZELY

Optimizely _logoOptimizely wants you to be bold and have a great team play. This blog is definitely inspirational for those business managers who love to experiment and get updated on the latest tools for e-commerce. Experiment and build a great customer experience with Optimizely. 

"In order to maximize the effectiveness of your e-commerce site, it is imperative that you continuously test all copy, design elements, and features in order to find what most resonates with your customers, and thus drive maximum impact and revenue." (Sukh Dhillon, Content Marketing Manager)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Optimizely: How to Plan Content Strategy for Your Ecommerce Business


HUBSPOT

Hubspot_logoCreated in 2004 by two MIT graduates, Hubspot is now a global movement among eCommerce users. Known as the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform, Hubspot has been recognised by Inc., Forbes and Deloitte as one of the fastest-growing companies.

The Hubspot blog is an infinite source of inspiration for all of us digital enthusiasts. The structure focuses on three main sections: marketing, sales, and customer success. However, the articles cover many other areas such as the latest news in social media; tips and trends for tech geeks; learning guides; inspirational marketing campaigns and many more.

Our Favourite Blog Post by Hubspot: 25 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Tech Geeks & Marketers


A BETTER LEMONADE STAND

A Better Lemonade Stand logoNeed more inspiration in your e-commerce journey? A Better Lemonade Stand is here for that. Known as the #1 blog for all e-commerce entrepreneurs, this blog joins everyone in their journey from building to growing an e-commerce business.

As an online e-commerce incubator, A Better Lemonade Stand provides you with reliable advice, amazing resources and tools, along with an encouraging community. Joining them on social media will be a never-ending story. The blog is a practical tool itself. Its articles cover everything from product and niche selection, branding, getting traffic, to personal development and inspirational interviews.

Our Favourite Blog Post by A Better Lemonade Stand: 10 E-Commerce Brands Succeeding With Chatbots


AIONHILL

Aionhill _logo

AionHill is the largest Magento specialist development team in Central Europe. The ongrowing team behind the development platform and blog as well believe that market research is really important for e-commerce practitioners.

"In our opinion, the most common mistake that new ecommerce businesses make is that they don’t do any market research. If you don’t have the resources to make an in-depth and detailed market research, at least some basic aspects need to be covered. [...]
It’s also wise to make a research on the trends and search terms that are becoming more and more popular in your target market. Analyze your competitors too. You’ll get a ton of ideas about how you should differentiate your brand and your marketing communication to stand out from the crowd. Find out if your audience likes watching videos. It’s almost 100% they do. So start thinking about how to create videos and start turning them into an effective marketing machine."

Our Favourite Blog Post by AionHill: Epic Fail Guaranteed: Starting Your Ecommerce Business Without Step Zero


MY WIFE QUIT HER JOB

My Wife Quit Her Job logoHave you ever heard or experienced the phenomenon of complacency? According to Steve Chou, the creator of My Wife Quit Her Job, this occurs when you spend ten hours a day at a job you don’t really like. The story of Steve and his wife is the perfect example of conscious and courageous entrepreneurial minded couple who succeeded online.

Steve Chou is presenting all his lived experiences, his successes and failures, but also his recommendations in terms of e-commerce tools, events and practices.

Our Favourite Blog Post by My Wife Quit Her Job: What Successful Entrepreneurs Do Differently And Why Beginners Fail


Best E-Commerce Blogs Marketing

Best E-Commerce Marketing Blogs

When it comes to marketing, blogs that help brands make an impact on their audience are crucial. In this category, we awarded the blogs with the best focus on e-commerce marketing techniques, solutions and ideas.


REFERRAL CANDY

Referral Candy_logoReferralCandy excels in offering advice for referral marketing campaigns, increasing referral rates and growing sales for their customers. Think of it as word-of-mouth marketing on steroids.

Without context – you need to have a good product that customers love, you need to communicate that clearly, and you need to deliver it to them well. Internally, you need to be clear about exactly what you are doing to achieve those things, and how you are getting better at those things. What are your marketing channels, and how well are they performing? All of this requires being good at process management – so that's my top tip. Make sure you're articulating everything you're doing, everything you're planning on doing, and how all of that fits within your overall goal and framework.” (Visakan Veerasamy - Blog and Social Media Manager)

Our Favourite Blog Post by ReferralCandy: 10 Ways to Increase Sales by Optimizing Your E-Commerce Site


DYNAMIC YIELD

Dynamic Yield_logoDynamic Yield allows you to deliver an outstanding experience to your customers when they arrive onsite. With an advanced software, this company has won the hearts of many big brands that wanted a high level of customization. Dynamic Yield blog is a professional source for e-commerce news every marketer needs to read (and not only).

"Our advice to anyone launching an e-commerce business is to obsessively focus on crafting a great customer experience. In an increasingly commoditized retail market, the world's best e-commerce brands win by delighting their users at each stage of the customer journey. Every aspect of your website from copy to design to merchandising should be built around creating an emotional connection with your buyer." (Mike Mallazo, Content Marketing)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Dynamic Yield: In The Age of Amazon, Why Isn’t Every Retail Customer Experience Personalized?


SLEEKNOTE

Sleeknote_logoThis blog is a great resource for insights on e-commerce marketing, with a focus on e-mail marketing. In their posts, the writers give practical suggestions, actionable tips and analyses of specific case studies, offering their readers valuable and relevant content for improving their e-commerce businesses.

Use personalized and non-intrusive popups. Popups are a great tool to collect email subscribers but they can be used for so much more than that. Popups are also great for promotion and survey purposes. You can use it for cart abandonment and exit intent. For instance, if your visitors are about to leave your site during checkout you offer a discount if they complete their purchase. They can also function as a virtual employee that helps visitors find the right size or guides them to a specific landing page for what they are looking for. The possibilities are endless but remember to make them as personalized and non-intrusive as possible with UTM parameters or page-specific popups so the visitor always sees something relevant. This way you'll provide a better experience on your site.” (Maria Hougaard Sørensen, Content Marketer)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Sleeknote: How to Align Email Marketing to Your Buyer Personas (w/ Examples)


WILLIAMS COMMERCE

Williams Commerce_logoBesides being a certified Magento enterprise partner, Williams Commerce is also providing e-commerce, marketing and technology advice to a wide range of retail customers worldwide.

One of the best things anyone looking to develop an e-commerce business can do is asking themselves the right questions, such as: Is my product viable? Did I test the market? How competitive is the landscape? What are my routes and channels to market? What assets do I need? How will I resource my business for the first 3 years? What costs do I need to consider around product, fulfilment, systems and people? You can then start building your ecommerce strategy based on the answers.” (Miruna Virtopeanu - Content and Social Media Manager)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Williams Commerce: Should You Build a Mobile App for Your Online Business?


ECOMMERCE NATION

E-Commerce Nation_logoEcommerce Nation is more than a blog. It is also a collaborative community dedicated to helping e-commerce businesses all over the world. Whether you are a business owner, an expert or just an enthusiast, Eommerce Nation welcomes you to share tips, news and tools for the benefit of a great international e-commerce community.

Starting an e-commerce business is never easy but it is a great challenge. Preparing yourself is essential, get information from every source you can find and let your ideas develop with new found knowledge. Get inspired by other e-commerce stores and don't be afraid to be different or to do it wrong. You are going to run into barriers and problems you didn't expect which is normal. Solutions are out there for you to help develop your business and to overcome the problems you face. Also, dare and ask - there will be more people willing to help you than you think!” (Lotte Van Meijel - International Content Director)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Ecommerce Nation: 7 Ways to Encourage Word of Mouth Marketing for Your E-Commerce


KISSMETRICS

Kissmetrics_logoWe all need numbers in this era of big data, and KissMetrics has our back! We need to know how many people are visiting our website, how many are clicking, willing to buy and eventually buying our products. We need reports for everything.

KissMetrics is more than just a marketing blog. They have a unique software that helps any marketer turn analytics into insights, which can lead to accurate decision-making and business growth. Besides e-commerce, the categories you can look into are analytics, branding, copywriting, infographics, SEO, testing, conversion, launch strategies, and so on.

Our Favourite Blog Post by KissMetrics: 6 Metrics You Might Think are Important But Really Aren’t (And What to Track Instead)


BACKLINKO

Backlinko_logoWhen we see titles such as How I Increased My Traffic By 110% In 14 Days, we want to click and read the story. This is what Brian Dean, the creator of Backlinko and one of our favourites marketing gurus, talks about in his blog. Backlinko has online presence, attitude, talent, insights, and an ocean of marketing resources any e-commerce merchant would be interested in.

Our Favourite Blog Post by Backlinko: SEO Tools: The Complete List (2017 Update)

 


NERD MARKETING

Nerd Marketing_logoDrew really knows his stuff,”, says Steve Chou from My Wife Quit Her Job and we agree with him! Drew Sanocki, the founder of Nerd Marketing, is the real marketing nerd when it comes to growth hacks for e-commerce executives.

If you have straightforward questions on how to do your branding, how to focus on the right customers, or how to grow your profits, ask Drew!

Our Favourite Blog Post by Nerd Marketing: Here Is the AdWords Method That Is Helping My E-Commerce Clients Achieve *Epic* Growth


Best E-Commerce Blogs Platform

Best E-Commerce Platforms Blogs

This category is dedicated to blogs that are part of a service platform specific to e-commerce.


BIGCOMMERCE

Big Commerce_logoWant to grow your digital business? BigCommerce is a blog you don’t want to miss. As a company, they have been awarded numerous times for their rapid growth, unique workplace culture and their dedication to the community. We give them another winning badge for being one of the best and complete e-commerce platforms in 2017.

My top tip is to talk to people, starting with your friends and family. Is the product you are wanting to bring to market interesting to them –– is there a real need for it in the industry –– could you do it better than someone else? If the answers to those are yes, then do it. The barrier to entry is crazy low. Launch yourself a website, use a theme –– or get something custom designed if *truly* needed –– and start sending it out to friends and family, getting reviews and really diving into ecommerce marketing tactics. This industry is a community-driven one. Most sellers are part of a community of other sellers, all of them helping the other to succeed. Join those communities, talk to people, take the feedback and embrace your novice ways. You'll make mistakes. They'll make for really, really good stories later.” (Tracey Wallace, BigCommerce Editor-in-chief)

Our Favourite Blog Post from BigCommerce: What Brands Need to Know About Modern Consumer Shopping Habits in 2017


DIVANTE

Divante_logoWhen choosing an e-commerce platform, besides knowing your business’ needs, you should pay attention to how it will develop and what are the risks if it doesn’t. Divante is a Software House from Europe that specialises in sophisticated integration projects and connecting IT with product designs and user experience (UX).

There’s plenty of advice you can give to businesses that start e-commerce. One of them is choosing the best software. Companies often look for platforms that fulfill all their requirement. It’s much better to jump-start the basic version and then develop it based on customer feedback. More important than the feature set is to verify the flexibility of the platform and experience of the provider. Experienced providers also have a lot of ready-made modules, which will quickly expand the platform. Focus on 20% of the features that are necessary to run an e-store and then develop it dynamically. It’s a recipe for success in e-commerce – both in B2B and B2C.” (Agata Mlodawska, Marketing Manager)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Divante: How Can Loyalty Programs Improve Your Business?


API2CART

Api2Cart_logoAPI2CART is all about integrating your e-commerce business in the most productive way. They help you connect your apps with virtual shopping carts by having the right tools to work with the e-commerce market leading platforms.

E-commerce is based on integrations. You will have to deal with every possible complexity it causes, no matter if you run an online store or specialize in shipping. In order to avoid discouragement and distraction, delegate integrations to professionals. This will let you focus on your company's core activities.” (Mariia Volianyk, Marketing Manager)

Our Favourite Blog Post by API2CART: Integrations Are The Future Of Retail Technology


MAGENTO

Magento_logoMagento is the leading provider of cloud commerce innovation to over 260,000 businesses and brands worldwide. Addressing both B2B and B2C markets, this international house of e-commerce provides high-quality content for cloud-based omnichannel solutions, digital integrations for shops, and other important resources for any retailer.

Magento blog is an extensive resource of best practices for how to be successful in online retailing; a long line of customer stories that will inspire you to improve your current and future relationships; plenty of events and conferences listings happening all over the world; and the latest Magento news.

Our Favourite Blog Post by Magento: Is Social Commerce the Next Frontier?


3DCART

3dCart_logoLive since 1997, 3dcart has been a complete and complex e-commerce platform aimed to help any digital store owner compete in the market.

We love the 3dcart blog because it covers a vast set of e-commerce categories. Digital payments, email marketing, fraud prevention, SEO, and successful stories are just a few of them.

Our Favourite Blog Post by 3dcart: Is Your Retail Business Ready for an Enterprise E-Commerce Solution


PRESTASHOP

Prestashop_logoIf you have already got an idea of what an e-commerce platform blog is and what they offer, PrestaShop has an extra feature we must appreciate: the developer’s blog. Besides e-commerce tips, trends and advice, PrestaShop covers the development and services an e-commerce platform provides.

Our Favourite Blog Post by Prestashop: Good Practices for Fashion E-Commerce

 


SHOPIFY

Shopify_logoIf you already did some research among e-commerce platforms, you probably discovered Shopify by now. This complex platform gives e-commerce entrepreneurs a large set of tools necessary to build an e-shop.

If you want to learn about success, the Shopify blog comes with an impressive list of articles about how to get started with your new online business; financial and accounting advice on increasing profitability; tips and tricks on how to increase your sales; targeted advice on how to turn one-time shoppers into lifelong customers; and inspirational stories of successful e-commerce entrepreneurs.

Our Favourite Blog Post by Shopify: The 26-Point Checklist to Prepare Your Store for Black Friday Cyber Monday


Best E-Commerce Blogs Tips

Best E-Commerce Tips Blogs

These are the e-commerce blogs that provide quality content about tips and trends in the field, helping their readers keep up-to-date with the latest updates.


HELP SCOUT

HelpScout_logoWhat we love the most about Help Scout is their enthusiasm and care for business owners who want to build great companies. Having a team of diverse backgrounds, Help Scout is operating all over the world. Their blog content is focused on helping you as a business owner to develop properly your goals, but also how to build qualitative relationships with your customers.

Too many businesses get mired in an internal perspective and forget to focus on what their customer truly needs. Your opportunity to differentiate comes from instilling a relentlessly customer-oriented mindset. This doesn't come naturally - it's uncomfortable to scrap your plans for a better mousetrap and focus instead on helping people solve their mouse problem - but that's how great businesses succeed. Listen to your customers. Learn their pain points, and help them succeed. The truth is, your customers don't care about your product or service - they only care about what it helps them do.” (Emily Triplett Lentz, Blog Editor & Content Strategist)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Help Scout: How to Talk to Your Customers


SHIPSTATION

ShipStation_logoShipStation is one of the leaders of the e-commerce world with a web-based software designed to make digital retailers extremely efficient at every operations that involves online orders from popular marketplaces. This blog is offering detailed insights from how to make the best sales to how to have a complete fulfilment.

Start now with empathy and persistence. I say start now because oftentimes you'll see a product get bought that is less than perfect or not as good as what you would do and you'll ask yourself, 'Why are they succeeding when they aren't even doing XYZ?' The answer is: because their product exists and is getting put in front of buyers, the better version in your head is not. I say empathy because vanity products don't go very far -- you have to react to your audience's needs and desires. I say persistence because it usually takes more time and energy than expected to find product/market fit, but successful companies are the ones who keep moving forward with customer empathy lighting the way. (Dalton Kane, Engagement & Design Manager)

Our Favourite Blog Post by ShipStation: 4 Tips on Shipping Internationally During the Holidays


LEMONSTAND

Lemonstand_logoLemonStand has some great beliefs that sympathise with any e-commerce enthusiast: customisation and achieving the biggest dreams are among them. In terms of product capability and support, LemonStand has a great community of fans.

If you're serious about success you have to first understand, then reach and finally wow your audience. There's a lot of marketing fodder out there about how anyone can set up an online store in 15 minutes, but to be truly successful it takes planning, hard work, and a willingness to learn and adjust as you go. You need to stand out from the crowd and provide a unique and enjoyable experience that will not just get you that first sale, but keep your customers coming back for more.” (Ross Paul, VP Growth)

Our Favourite Blog Post by LemonStand: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started in Subscription eCommerce


ECOMMERCE NEWS

E-Commerce-News_logoEcommerce News is focusing on European citizens and how the e-commerce industry is doing at a European level. Every country in Europe has its cultures, laws and regulations when it comes to e-commerce, this website proves plenty of up-to-date e-commerce news.

Never sit still. Because the market won’t, your competitors won’t and your customers won’t. Keep innovating, keep optimizing and keep going!” (Henoch van Paesschen - Editor-in-chief)

Our Favourite Blog Post by eCommerce News: Europe is E-Commerce Ready


SMILE.IO

Smile-io_logoLove the name and the idea behind it! Who doesn’t want their customers to smile? Smile.io is creating loyalty programs for customers of the world’s largest brands. As the world’s largest reward programs provider, they partner with agencies and platforms, and offer thousands of different programs for any type of business.

"Start with an audience. Use content & social to build an audience and hone your brand before monetizing. Too often people start with sites and then try to build the audience after, but that's the wrong way to look at it. Building the site is easy - building a real audience is the hard work." (Steve Deckert - Director of Business Development)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Smile.io: 6 Strategies For a Creative Loyalty Program


PRISYNC

Prisync_logoPrisync is offering a multitude of tips, tricks and tools for how to deal with customer demands, complaints but also on how to choose the best growth ideas and how to beat the competition in the e-commerce market.

If you have chosen to be in the highly competitive e-commerce industry, you need to be aware of prices. As price has been named as the most important factor affecting the online purchasing decision by the 60% of all online shoppers worldwide and as they are really enthusiastic to find the best online deals, you should know the price trends and the competitors price moves via price tracking software to increase your knowledge and to have a fine-tuned pricing strategy." (Mert Gençler, Marketing Specialist)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Prisync: The Ultimate List of Ecommerce Tips


ECONSULTANCY

Econsultancy_logoThese guys live and breathe digital. Econsultancy is a huge global team of analysts, trainers and advisers focusing on every aspect of an online business. Their mission is to help customers achieve excellence in the e-commerce industry.

Econsultancy blog is covering different categories, and e-commerce is just one of them. The e-commerce tagged posts are focused on the niche, addressing the latest topics and have plenty of comments and shares. This only shows the engagement and interest their community has on econsultancy.

Our Favourite Blog Post by EConsultancy: The Seven Stages of Smart E-Commerce Marketing


 

Best -E-Commerce -Blogs -UK

Best e-Commerce blogs in the UK

This category covers the best blogs based in the UK. These blogs have been picked to give a comprehensive set of resources novice and veteran entrepreneurs alike who wish to work within e-commerce in the UK.


iWEB

iWeb_logoThis is a team with over twenty years of experience in digital solutions and now they are a full service e-commerce agency. Besides their specialisation in Magento, WordPress and digital marketing services, iWEB recently became Google partners. Passionate about e-commerce, once you reach out to their content, you will find a dedicated agency to a complete digital business strategy.

Forget about perfection, focus on progression, and compound the improvements. Try new layouts, try new functionalities - whatever it takes to find your brand's formula to boost conversion rates. Never stop experimenting!” (Joe Turner, Marketing Manager)

Our Favourite Blog Post by iWEB: How Brands Use Emotive Marketing to Get Us To Buy


APEX ECOMMERCE

Apex Ecommerce_logoApex is a different e-commerce site. As a full service e-commerce agency, they offer e-commerce consultancy, digital marketing services, and web design. This blog can help you understand and discover what your digital business needs.

"Don’t get too carried away with the mystery of ecommerce, focus on your product first of all and do your market research. Will there be demand at the price point you want to retail? Once you’ve got that sorted the rest will follow.” (Chris Thomas, CEO & Founder)

Our Favourite Blog Post by Apex eCommerce: Targeted Video Content: Giving Your Customers What They Need


THOUGHTSHIFT

Thought Shift_logoThoughtShift comes with a team of experts with over 150 years of combined digital knowledge. (We love that!) This blog is presenting the latest news and trends about e-commerce, SEO, PPC and social media.

Our top tip for those looking to develop an e-commerce business would be to ensure you add buyer-led copy to every available part of your search engine architecture including metadata, URLs, navigation, headers, product pages, category pages and blog pages. Whilst the investment in e-commerce SEO can seem vast it will generate brand awareness, traffic and sales years into the future and therefore should be the number 1 priority for any e-commerce business looking to turnover millions of pounds.” (Helen Trendell, Managing Director & Co Founder)

Our Favourite Blog Post by ThoughtShift: Online Shopping UK Revenue Growth 2017


BLUEPARK

Bluepark_logoBluepark operates exclusively in the UK and they are providing e-commerce pre-sales advice or technical support. Their customers have reach to them because of their qualitaty deliverables.

One of the most important steps to take once your new online shop is up and running is to make sure Google can see it”. (Cate Coles, Marketing Manager)

Our Favourite Blog Post by BluePark: Linking Your Online Shop to Google: Search Console


EKM

EKM_logoDo you want to know how to start a business with no money? EKM has the answers. Their goals are simple: become the best e-commerce platform for anyone who wants to run a successful e-business. We can appreciate that!

Besides their insightful information about advertising, business, conversions, and inspirational stories, the EKM guys have some cool offices down in Lancashire.

Our Favourite Blog Post by EKM: How to Get Business Funding


TAMEBAY

Tamebay_logoOriginally created to help eBay users navigate the marketplace, Tamebay is a London-based invaluable source of news for digital businessmen. An extremely useful e-commerce information provider, this blog is quite convincing when it comes to making business decisions.

The best way to get the most out of this site is to become a member. This gives you full access to their site content and you will receive first the latest innovations, revelations and tips regarding the e-commerce world.

Our Favourite Blog Post by Tamebay: Text Message Verification Proposal Adds Friction to Online Sales


VISUALSOFT

Visualsoft_logoVisualsoft is a bold blog for e-commerce fans. A pioneer in the field, this website is helping retailers learn and grow their business. How? Through a unique platform rich in content about marketing, customer support and shared success.

What we love about Visualsoft blog is their trendy approach and visualisation of their blog articles, especially those relating different events.

Our Favourite Blog Post by Visualsoft: Take Your Subscribers on a New Journey Through Email This Summer


TOP DRAWER

Top Drawer_logoTop Drawer is the UK’s international powerhouse of ideas for successful lifestyle retailing. So if you are looking for inspiration in terms of products and designs for your e-commerce ideas, this is the blog you want next in your bookmarks!

Our Favourite Blog Post by Top Drawer: E-Commerce: Keep IT Simple and Consistent

 


THE LAST DROP OF INK

The Last Drop Of Ink _logoMathew is an experienced digital worker. On The Last Drop of Ink he is sharing his working experience within e-commerce and his expert advice to business owners.

“Selling an item online is easy, but making living from a business that sells online, well that’s something different entirely!” (Mathew Ogborne, founder)

Our Favourite Blog Post by The Last Drop of Ink: Weekly E-Commerce News


CRANBERRY PANDA

Cranberry Panda_logoThis blog has managed to have its own fingertip which is actually a Panda Paw and we love it! The Cranberry Panda has e-commerce career mentors and a whole team of cranberry pandas who are creating happiness, one job at a time!

Our Favourite Blog Post by the Cranberry Pandas: Is Formal Training Important to E-Commerce Professionals

 


We would like to thank all the great blogs that participated in this intiative and congratulate again the winners of the award. If you think we missed any awesome blogs or if you have any comments, let us know at info@market-inspector.co.uk. We hope to see you again in the next edition! 

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