Selling CBD Products Online from the US

We’re not here to discuss the science or politics of it. We’re in the business of helping folks sell their stash online – from CBD oils and lotions to hemp products of all legal kinds. And it looks like Shopify agrees. But there are a lot of challenges to overcome. Fortunately, Shopify has come up with a solution.

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Google's June Core & Diversity Algorithm Updates Bump the SEO Needle

Google's June Core Update appears to be rather routine maintenance stuff as far as most of us can tell. But the Diversity Update that ran a few days later may be having more of an impact. Importantly, it's not what it sounds like. It might be a window of opportunity for sharp SEO practitioners.

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The Top Performing Shopify Sites of 2019 (so far)

When it comes to business success you should ALWAYS be true to yourself. But that doesn’t mean you don’t watch what the leaders are doing to see if you can learn something or get inspired by their success. But how do you know which sites to look at?

Here is our list of the Top Five Shopify eCommerce Business Websites Right Now, along with some brief commentary on each.

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How a 150-Year-Old Treaty Still Rocks the eCommerce World – and It’s Getting Killed
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Universal Postal Union Treaty (UPU) is a BIG deal to North American eCommerce retailers. The treaty – signed in 1874 – gave special discounted shipping to mail and parcel deliveries coming from China. But the archaic rules of that treaty meant that sometimes it was cheaper to mail a 1-pound parcel from Shanghai to Toledo than it was from Dayton – with local shippers actually subsidizing Chinese competition. This gave a HUGE added pricing advantage to Asian suppliers. If they’re drop-shipping for you, that’s a problem coming up. If you are competing with them, you’re going to do better in 2020. Either way, you need to know what’s going on. Read more
The Power of Habit to Capture eCommerce Customer Loyalty

Sometimes selling products at very low margins – or occasionally at a loss – is a part of your strategic marketing plan. In fact, it can be one of the most effective marketing tools of the modern age. And to be clear, I am not talking about “loss leaders.” Here's what you need to know.

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