HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!!!
Addoway launched almost 2 years ago and every day we continue to meet the most incredible supporters of what we are setting out to accomplish as a team. 2011 was an INCREDIBLE year and we couldn't have done any of it without each of you. Thank you.
We even received recognition on NBC's Today Show as one of the safest shopping sites for the holidays.
Let's look at just some of the things we did in 2011, shall... Read More
Having a returns policy is critical to running a successful business. You can even have a zero return policy if you like, but the important step in this case is communicating that you don’t have one at all. Don’t leave shoppers in the dark. It doesn’t matter if it is the holiday season or not, shoppers want to know what they need to do in the case of returning a product, so it is imperative that you spend the time communicating your policy.
If you click on Edit profile in My Addoway and then click on Policies, you can add your shipping, payment, and return policies for shoppers to see. These will then be listed on your storefront for shoppers to read.
For the majority of us, if a client is unhappy all they have to do is let us know and we will handle it for them. This works in many cases, but it’s important that you communicate this... Read More
As part of Addoway's ongoing partnership with SaleHoo, their blog writer, Alice Delore, has agreed to share some of her tips on paying sales taxes on your Addoway sales.
Do you need to pay tax when you make sales online? What’s a tax ID? If you have ever pondered these questions, you are not alone!
Plenty of online retailers are unsure about their tax obligations, so in this post, I’m going to demystify some of the hearsay and present the facts about sales tax so you can stay on the good side of Uncle Sam!
Your tax obligations when you sell online
In the US, when you sell items with the intention of making money, you must pay tax. You are technically also supposed to pay tax when you sell your own second hand items and make a profit by doing so (for example, selling a DVD for more than what you paid for... Read More
Congratulations to the many sellers who received orders on Cyber Monday, and even the days before and after. For Addoway, it is a very special time for us as we approach our 2 year anniversary come next April. We are GROWING, and we are growing faster than we initially expected. Sales are up over 100% this week and this is very encouraging news heading into the last half of the holiday season this year.
Cyber Monday and the days after have been record days for us in terms of sales volume with Cyber Monday leading the way. Traffic was almost our highest (it was very close), but it’s tough to beat out the coverage we received on NBC’s Today Show as the safest shopping site for the holiday season, even though we are quite confident all of it helped our exposure this Thanksgiving weekend.
I am sure some of you were hoping for success... Read More
If you haven't heard already, Forrester Research reported last week that online holiday sales are expected to grow 15% in 2011 to reach nearly $59.5 billion, compared to $51.7 billion last year. How incredible is that? Forrester even indicated that while 58% of online consumers said that they are more price sensitive this year than they were previous years, they are saying that 12% of the overall 15% growth will actually come from increased consumer spending.
So the good news for us is that even though they will be checking out prices more and more this year, shoppers will be spending much more than previous years. But honestly who doesn't check out prices before they buy? Everyone does this for the most part. Consumer confidence is actually up and people feel better about spending more, which means you need to be... Read More
DID YOU KNOW?
Addoway was featured on the Today Show last week as the safest shopping site during the holiday season by ShopSmart Magazine? This was a significant mention for us and validates that we are headed in the right direction as the safest shopping destination out there. This incredible mention has boosted traffic and sales in all the right areas and garnered us the attention we have been waiting for all this time. November is set to be our best month ever!!! We hope you are as excited as we are right now to be a part of the Addoway community.
We just finished reading the Auctionbytes Survey on the holiday shopping season today and it looks like 50% of the respondents indicated that their sales were lower in October of 2011 then last year. This is definitely not the news everyone was expecting, but we are glad they gathered... Read More
We initially began discussing what we called "HI" or "Human Interaction" when we first launched Addoway back in April of 2010. It was an easy way for us to define the return on investment of your time spent in the social sphere. We built Addoway on the notion that people want to buy from people they could trust and the easiest way to show you how you could trust someone is to show you their “social activity” online. Show you where they are, what they are doing, and how active they are online. Hence one of the reasons we introduced Klout scoring into the equation. People love talking with each other, so you could use this to your advantage.
Just to bring you back up to speed, Human Interaction or what we call “HI” is the act of communicating openly to another individual. It can be online or offline, but the key is that it has a... Read More
Did you get a chance to enter the "Welcome To Fall" Contest in October? We received an incredible amount of entries and we are so excited to announce our 3 VERY LUCKY winners. So without further ado here we go:
The Grand Prize Winner of the $200 "AddoSpree" goes to Juanitamart47
The 2nd place winner of the $100 "AddoSpree" goes to Paparazzi
The 3rd Place winner of the $50 "AddoSpree" goes to GensVariety
Congratulations to our Addowayers who won this year and thank you everyone for entering. Our team will be contacting the winners individually to go over what you would like to purchase on Addoway, so keep on the lookout for an email from us.
Please stay tuned for the "Welcome to Winter" Contest. We hope you were excited about the prizes this year and we have every intention of continuing this theme... Read More
Nothing gets sellers more excited than the holiday season and believe it or not, the same goes for shoppers. People love to shop. The big holiday rush and all the specials; all the people running back and forth or in our case jumping around from site to site, checking Google and Bing Shopping for great prices and stopping by your store through referrals. This is an exciting time of the year and we just wanted to make sure you knew the dates of the upcoming holidays and some easy tips to ensure you have a successful one on Addoway.
Upcoming Huge Holiday Shopping Days
Thursday November 24, 2011 Thanksgiving
Friday November 25, 2011 Black Friday
Monday November 28, 2011 Cyber Monday
Monday December 12, 2011 Green Monday
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