You are already spending the time putting a beautiful blog post together. You are trying to get all your thoughts and tips into a nice 500 word story that you can then share with the world. You hope people will stop by and read and maybe if you are lucky, leave you a nice comment in which you can reply to, right? Exactly folks, this is why we write blog posts. We hope someone finds it and finds us, so we decided to put together some tips on how you can get the most out of your blog just so you can increase the chances of that visitor finding you.
Make sure your title matches: People are drawn to the title. There is no denying that. We are not drawn to the first page or the first paragraph. It is the title of the story that grabs our attention. Now this doesn’t meant that you... Read More
Addoway is very excited to announce four new additions to its already vast array of tools for Pro Members. The newest additions are going to help members use Addoway more effectively and at the same time, help them sell more. With your support, Addoway will continue to innovate and deliver the best marketplace experience on the web, while also donating 20% of Pro Membership revenues to charities each month.
The newest additions are:
Multi-variation Listing Options – We are very excited about this new addition. With this new tool, you can set up your own variables for your listings right on Addoway. Select variable types like color, size, shade, pattern and style from the appropriate drop down menu or simply create your own variable and then add any applicable values. For more information, please... Read More
As part of our newest Pro Membership tools, we present to you the highly anticipated Multi-Variation Listing Options. With this addition, sellers will now be able to create individual listings containing multiple variations of the same item. For example, as a seller, this can be very helpful if you have several color/sizes avaiable for the same item. As a buyer, its makes it much easier to specify the color and size combination that you want to order.
I'm sure you're wondering how this all works. Well let's get down to it, shall we?
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We love a happy customer and we love it even more when our shipments arrive sooner than expected, but nothing upsets a shopper more than opening the box and finding out that their goods were not packaged correctly at all. We all have probably been guilty at some point of being in a rush and shipping out an item without ensuring its safety. “It has to get there. It has to get there fast.” This is very true, but not at the expense of the item breaking in transit.
Here are some tips to ensure you are doing it right:
Make sure it fits
If at first it doesn’t fit in the box, please don’t try again. Big boxes are just as much a problem as too small of a box too. Take a look at the image to your right. Yes that little USB drive was shipped in that box.... Read More
Have you entered for a chance to win 1 of 3 Incredible AddoSprees on Addoway? We are going to pick 3 lucky winners to go shopping on Addoway, on Addoway's Dime!!! :)
So hurry fast. Contest Ends 10/31/11
We decided to put some tips together that will help you no matter where you choose to sell. It’s all about making you a better seller and not just on where you decide to open up shop. For any venture to succeed, you have to remember that it takes work and work on both our parts. Work from Addoway’s and other marketplaces standpoint and also work from its sellers. Amazon and eBay for example didn’t start off as powerhouses. It actually took them many years to build up their brand and they are still working on that today. But putting this all aside, you can become a better seller every day with some simple practices.
Get active – we have said it time and time again, but you need to be active online. With Facebook and Twitter and even StumbleUpon and LinkedIn, you can generate buzz... Read More
We want to let everyone know that we are going to be adding some really cool new tools for Pro Members very very shortly. You have been asking for them for some time now and it's time that we go ahead and activate some of them for you. We usually wait until we launch to announce the news, but we are just too excited to wait for that so get ready!
We are adding new tips on our blog as often as possible and in the sellers Meet N Greet on Facebook, sellers are making new friendships, rekindling others and helping one another find their way around the site as well as sell more effectively. So don't be afraid to come join our Meet and Greet and share your story. Our AddoBlog Day is also another very popular activity where our sellers write a blog each Wednesday and share it with everyone they can. Everyone reads,... 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 getting those buyers to buy again.
It’s a fundamental, tried and true law of retail that repeat customers are the best customers: They enable higher profit margins because you don’t have to spend time or money attracting them to your storefront again, and they recommend you to more friends and family members.
So what’s the best way to go about encouraging more repeat business? Here are my top 3 picks!
Send a hand written note in their package
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We wanted to let each of you know why we launched our new site design today.
Since our inception just 16 months ago, Addoway has always had a focus around trustworthy shopping, but we felt that our old design did not illustrate our core focus accurately. We hope you can agree that our new design has a much more centralized focus on safer shopping on our marketplace.
Whether it's fashion, collectibles, antiques, handmade items, or even electronics, our mission is to show shoppers that they can feel comfortable and confident shopping on Addoway, because we are building a transparent community of trustworthy sellers.
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I am glad you asked and it's time I shed some light on the subject and why it is important especially on AddoBlog Day.
"Transparency in eCommerce is the method by which an individual or individuals promote free and open access to their business, those who run their business and what their business is all about."
Now you don't need to provide every little personal thing about you. You can actually leave out a lot of personal information when you are becoming transparent as a business owner, but what is important is that you share as much information that you are comfortable sharing, so that your clients and customers can feel a connection with you. Yes a connection. Connections are real important. What value are you trying to bring every day, when all you do is lower your prices to compete? And how much fun is that anyway? Competition... Read More