The nice part about running an eCommerce store is that you don't have to figure everything out on your own.
There are many eCommerce tools that make an effort to maintain their company blog, and the results are fantastic. These blogs turn out to be a great resource that will help you meet your goals.
We regularly read a lot of eCommerce blogs ourselves and wanted to share the ones we believe are the most useful for up-and-coming sellers.
The following blogs focus on everything from eCommerce marketing strategies, eCommerce development, social media marketing, and more.
Here are our top 10 faves, in alphabetical order!
3dcart is an eCommerce platform that provides tools that focus on store owners, search engines, and shoppers.
We enjoy reading their blog because they give a good amount of advice around SEO, conversion, and marketing.
A recent post we like? How to calculate sales tax for eCommerce - this definitive guide is easy to understand if you need assistance with different state sales taxes in the US.
2. A Better Lemonade Stand
A Better Lemonade Stand was started by Richard Lazazzera, a Shopify alum. The purpose of ABLS is to advise entrepreneurs on how to build, launch, and grow their eCommerce business.
Their content is well researched and comprehensive – it's best to set some time aside when reading their content because it's very in-depth!
Our favorite article at the moment? This guide on "How to cheat at eCommerce". It lists over 50 tools that'll help you produce a greater output with significantly less input. (They also give a shoutout to a familiar all-in-one shipping tool!)
BigCommerce is an eCommerce platform that lets you develop your own online store with complete front-end and back-end functionality.
Similar to A Better Lemonade Stand, we love how BigCommerce produces content that deep dives into issues eCommerce sellers face. We also like how they explore interesting topics such as "aesthetic intelligence" and "the heart and science of eCommerce".
They're also very good at getting executives from established companies to share some words of wisdom. Check out the feature of one our partners, Sourcify, on how to streamline your eCommerce supply chain.
4. eCommerce Nation
eCommerce Nation is a blog and global community whose goal is to help eCommerce business owners on an international scale - a cause we are definitely passionate about!
Thanks to their strong contributor network, you can discover eCommerce solutions for logistics, designs, analytics, and payments. Their in-house writers also provide useful eCommerce tips for all kinds of eCommerce businesses.
We're totally feeling their article about eCommerce in Brazil, with detailed surveys and analysis of the products popular in the Brazilian market and how to penetrate that market.
We're all familiar with Hootsuite, the platform that allows you to manage all your social media accounts in one place.
They've made a name for themselves in social media marketing and are trusted by very high profile clients.
We like how they post timely and relevant content such as how the Instagram algorithm works - so you can always stay on top of your social media game.
Ontraport is a business automation provider with CRM solutions and marketing automations, to name a few. They help you use data to evaluate what strategy is working for your business.
Their blog covers many topics, from email marketing and marketing tracking to brand building and social media.
We really liked their no-BS guide on marketing tracking metrics, which ensures you're focusing on the right numbers.
7. Search Engine Journal
This one is for the technical folks! Being strategic with SEO can help you attract more customers organically, and SEJ is where you can learn the tricks of the trade from seasoned SEO professionals.
While a good portion of their content is focused on small businesses, occasionally we'll find something that's targeted specifically for eCommerce. This article on increasing your online sales demonstrates why it's important for eCommerce sellers to pay attention to mobile search.
Who can ignore Shopify? It's arguably one of the best platforms to set up your own eCommerce store with all the bells and whistles.
We are always inspired by the content that Shopify publishes each week. Their blog is truly a rich resource that has a mix of long-form posts, podcasts, and definitive guides on all different aspects of eCommerce.
While there's so much to choose from in terms of favorites, we're a fan of their article about effectively handling complaints, as it's something that all businesses can relate to.
Sumo provides tools to automate your store to get more traffic and customers. They have plug-ins for popular platforms, and you don’t need to do any coding to use these tools.
We're a fan of their growth studies and data studies posts, as they do a great job of reverse engineering methods to gain great insights and eCommerce tips.
We really liked this post about pricing your product, as it has lots of easy-to-understand visuals and relatable examples.
Weebly is another major platform where you can create your online store.
We're a fan of their blog because they offer a good mix eCommerce advice and inspiring posts for both your professional and personal life. Their posts are informative yet concise, making it great for people on the go who don't have much time to digest content.
This post on creating pop ups your visitor will actually read is a great example of a concise post that provides actionable tips that can be implemented quickly!
We encourage you to subscribe to the above blogs so you can always stay updated on the latest eCommerce trends and be consistently ahead of the competition.
What are the eCommerce blogs that we missed? We'd love to hear about them in the comments below!
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