Who invented ecommerce, who started ecommerce?

Uncategorized Sep 18, 2020
 

Michael Aldrich was an English inventor, innovator and entrepreneur. 

In 1979 he invented online shopping to enable online transaction processing between consumers and businesses, or between one business and another, a technique known later as e-commerce.

Sadly, he died 2014, he was 73.

The first online transaction was, by some reports, marijuana sold by Stanford students to MIT students via the Arpanet account at their artificial intelligence lab in 1972. 

However, the first online shopping transaction on the Internet took place some 22 years later.

With the headline “The Internet is Open”, the August 12, 1994, issue of New York Times chronicled the sale between two friends of a Sting CD. 

The Times said, “The team of young cyberspace entrepreneurs celebrated what was apparently the first retail transaction on the Internet using a readily available version of powerful data encryption software designed to...

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Shopify Is Now Competing With Amazon! Who are Amazon's Biggest Competitors? Who Else has a Chance at taking some of Amazon's marketshare?

 

Shopify have launched a new app called ‘Shop’ – and with it potentially an entire new business – that they intend to compete directly with Amazon.

From early signs, the company appears to believe this new business could be bigger than ‘Shopify’ itself, and may be the next stage in a total rebrand of the company from ‘Shopify’ to simply ‘Shop’.

The app that allows you to buy directly from any brand through the app that signs up that has a shopify store.

That is over 500,000 stores. Currently amazon has over 2.5 million sellers. Off to a good start!

Shopify’s ‘Chief Product Officer’ Craig Miller calling it ‘one of Shopify’s most significant products ever

Shopify will no doubt be hoping the app takes space on users’ home screens, taking some of the attention they use currently to shop at Amazon, Ebay, alibaba, etc.

Currently Amazon's biggest competitors are Alibaba, Google, Walmart, JD,...

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Finding Ecommerce Courses and Classes Near You?

Uncategorized Jul 24, 2020
 

I did some research and I was shocked at the amount of people searching for "ecommerce classes near me"!!!

The best way to learn e-commerce is through online courses! First, you can learn how to build an e-commerce website for free with the link to lessons below-

Classes are free, but E-commerce carts tend to cost around $20-$40 a month to start, like shopify.

However, what people really want to learn is how to actually sell products online This is why I created the $97 e-commerce help club. 

Its $97 a month, includes consulting through our facebook groups, and you can cancel anytime.

I made this class from my 15 years of experience from this point of view - If I could go back and do it all over again, how would I do it?

Check out the link below for the link to the free class, and the link to the e-commerce help club.

https://www.beefysites.com/e-commerce-help-club

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Which Types of Ecommerce Stores are allowed to be open during Quarantine, Covid-19, Coronavirus?

Uncategorized Jul 09, 2020
 

Answered in under two minutes, in this short video I discuss what types of business are allowed to be open and recession proof!

First I must say, you HAVE to check with your city, county, and state first.


A quick google search: what type of businesses are allowed to be open in California.

Remember, things can change week over week during a lock down or quarantine, so check often, and really don't trust what you read on social media, yikes!

We quickly found out that we are allowed to stay open according to our state, city, and county laws because we make personal care products such as hand sanitizers, etc. 

What types of Ecomm stores are recession proof? Which ecommerce stores are considered essential?

Also of course anything essential like grocery stores, hospitals, and more

So the bigger question, how do you make sure you are in a quarantine proof, or even better, a recession proof business moving forward?

First of all, many of you might already be there, first you need to check....

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Is it possible to be successful in ecommerce without amazon? What is the best way to do ecommerce without amazon?...

Uncategorized Jun 20, 2020
 

This week Wal mart announced a new partnership with shopify, which means they might just start competing with them soon.

However, These days Amazon is generally dominating the e-comm space. Amazon in the USA in general takes up 50% of all online transactions, and growing!


Even though Amazon has around 50% of the USA under their wing, that also means that 50% is NOT!

Also, companies such as target and shopify are introducing new versions of their companies that are direct competitors

How do you thrive without being on Amazon?

  • Answer the phone, and encourage phone calls
  • Try Live Video Chat
  • Have free same day local delivery
  • If you are a brand, make sure your product is NOT available on amazon, control you distribution
  • Make sure you shipping times and fees are competitive
  • Design and UX to impress on your website, Amazon is a little too "shoppy" for some people

Yes, it is possible, and check out the E-comm help club to learn more!

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Is E-Commerce Without A Shopping Cart Possible? Selling products online without a shopping cart?

Uncategorized Jun 05, 2020
 

Is E-Commerce Without A Shopping Cart Possible? Selling products online without a shopping cart?

My store started in a 70 square foot room over 15 years ago, 
back then you had to sell your firstborn to afford a cart!!!

There was no shopify, squarespace, wix, godaddy, etc, and
amazon was only selling books!

We started as an ecommerce store without a shopping cart! I learned how to build a website from a flyer at costco!

https://www.beefysites.com/e-commerce-help-club

You can still sell products online without a cart too, actually, its not a bad strategy, here is why-

Upsides to ecommerce without a shopping cart:

  • You would be suprised at the amount of people that prefer to shop this way
  • Phone orders get almost 2x the revenue as a shopping cart order, more personable. 
  • Live chat is an option as well, hook it up to your phone!

    Downsides: 
  • Harder and more expensive to attribute where the sale came from, to connect it to any marketing efforts or spend
  • It takes a...
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How to get started with Ecommerce, Ecomm for dummies, Ecommerce for beginners in Under 2 Minutes!

Uncategorized May 28, 2020
 

Are You Searching for help getting started with E-commerce? 

OR

  • ecommerce for dummies
  • ecommerce for beginners
  • ecommerce for small businesses
  • ecommerce for dummies pdf

In this Video I try to Answer in under two minutes!

I did some research, and a lot of people are searching for this kind of ecomm help!

I have Good news and bad news for ya, there is no free lunch!!

I have noticed a lot of teachers online promoting get rich quick schemes, drop shipping, amazon, etc.

E-commerce takes blood sweat and tears, and even further, time and money, any way you slice it!!!

However, it is doable, if you are willing to put int the work!

How do you get started?

Are you the type of person for this? Hard work, persistent, stick to it ness?

Its all about Business 101 - Finding a need in an audience and filling it - Find your product and audience first!

Nest:

  • Build a website (link below)
  • Start ungating process on Amazon
  • Learn Marketing

Here is a link to how you can get...

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What is the best ecommerce platform in 2020 and 2021? What are the most popular E-commerce Platforms?

Uncategorized May 21, 2020
 

This video answers this in under two minutes! Or you can read below:

Which E-commerce platform should I use? Which Ecomm platform works the best? 

Here are the Top 13 in order:
  1. Wix
  2. Shopify
  3. Squarespace
  4. BigCommerce
  5. 3DCart
  6. WooCommerce
  7. OpenCart
  8. Ecwid
  9. Magento
  10. Volusion
  11. J2Store
  12. Salesforce Commerce Cloud
  13. Easy Digital Downloads
Which E-commerce platform should I use?

Use the one that you can do the easiest yourself! Shopify the best - best checkout, and the best ability to build out a fully functioning funnel with pre purchase order bump, post purchase one click upsell, cart upsell, and even a custom post purchase confirmation page offer.

Which Ecomm platform works the best?

Again - The one that you can use the best! I love shopify, because I can build the complete funnel I like to build easily, shopify with optin momster, along with zipify one click upsell.

Two things you should know!

1. I pretty much NEVER recommend moving from one ECOMM platform to another if you are an...
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How much do I charge customers for shipping in my E-commerce Store?

Uncategorized May 12, 2020
 

This video answers this in under two minutes! Or you can read below:

A little history, I was the first in the beauty industry around 15 years ago to offer free shipping all orders no minimums, and it worked beautifully!

So that is the short answer - Free shipping all orders will always convert higher, and in most cases will provide LARGER average order sizes, so cool!

Here is the key: Make sure its at the top of all pages, especially mobile view!!!

What if you don't have the margins to do this? DON'T worry, there is hope.

Once our store got a little bigger, we spent a lot of money to set up a really complicated and detailed split test on our cart page- free ship all orders vs minimum purchase of $35 to get free shipping.

We ended up converting higher and a higher AOS with the $35 set up!!!

I think its because people are getting more used to paying a small shipping fee, as time goes on, amazon gets bigger, and shipping fees get more expensive.

If you are charging customers for...
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