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Shopify Censoring My Store! Good Alternatives?

I've had a Shopify store for five years. I paid a developer over $25,000 to build the custom site.

We sell over 1,000 products on our website, but recently Shopify has started banning some of our pro-2nd Amendment clothing accessories. Personally, I can't believe that Shopify would intrude on a private business this way. But I guess Big Tech censorship is just a new thing we're going to have to live with.

What are some alternatives to Shopify? Specifically, where can I build a website where they will let me run my business and not bother me about items they randomly deem "offensive".

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Are shipping agents better?

I want to order a product from alibaba and directly ship to my country but the shipping price is too high and would leave very little profit for me. Can shipping agents offer better prices than ordering directly from the seller?

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Need to Vent about FB Commerce

I just need to vent about this, as I am extremely frustrated. I'm not seeking advice or anything, because I'm not sure anything can be done. I'm really, really, really annoyed.

Here's the (very long) story:

I opened my Etsy shop in March, always been a crafter, quit my job due to COVID (I worked in Catering and my department basically got shut down). I joined Instagram in April to show off progress on things, build a following, and share with other crafters.

I created a Facebook Page in the spring as well.

In September, I decided that I wanted to allow people to shop on Instagram, but have it redirect to my Etsy page. Did some research, learned that I have to open a Facebook Business Account and have it linked to my fb page. Okay, did that. I went through Standard Review in a few days, got my Instagram and FB page linked for sales, uploaded my Catalog, yadda yadda. Only when I tried to tag products on Instagram, it wouldn't let me because my 'domain was incorrect.' Contacted FB support, took a few days to get back to me with a 'here's how to fix it.'

Tried that, and guess what? It didn't work. Then when I tried to access the 'Shop' tab in my FB page, it was gone. Completely gone, and every time I tried to fix it, error message. Viewed my shop as a visitor in an incognito browser, and yes, the entire 'Shop' tab was gone.

SOOOOO. I contacted FB support again. No response for a week. Now I'm annoyed because I really want to be able to tag my products on Instagram, as a lot of Etsy sellers get their traffic through that platform. So I deleted that FB page, changed my Insta back to a Personal Account, and started ALL OVER AGAIN.

Made a new FB page, opened a new Commerce Account, linked everything, created a Google Speadsheet for my Catalog, etc, etc.

I've now been 'Under Standard Review' for 6 WEEKS. At the header it says that it 'can take up to 4 weeks.' I've e-mailed support about it 3 times. The first 2 times, I was re-directed to talk to the person that I spoke with about Instagram not working. I sent a message to her about 10 days ago, no response. Sent another one. No response. I sent my 3rd e-mail to FB Support about a week ago, and have gotten no response whatsoever. Then they have the gall to send me a follow-up survey right away with a 'tell us how wonderful we did.' Yeah, I sent them a survey alright.

I am fed up. I am angry that I've wasted SO much time on something that isn't working. I'm mad at FB for their awful customer service.

Sorry for the long rant. I just had to get it out.

Thanks.

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Ebay Reseller |What To Look For At Garage Sales For Ebay| Yard Sale Ride…

Ebay Reseller |What To Look For At Garage Sales For Ebay| Yard Sale Ride…

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Automatic label printing with shopify

I don’t usually deal with this side of logistics however I have a client that manually prints off their name and address labels to take the post office and I’m 99% sure their is an automated system for this, as we’re scaling hard with my adverts, manually typing in labels is taking hours to do per day for my client.

They type the name and address into the label machine manually for each customer, they don’t want to use automated postage labels through shopify because they like using their local shipping centre to keep them in business also.

Is there a method or app to mass automate delivery details and name to a label printer that anyone knows of?

Thanks in advance.

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Looking for feedback!

Hi team! We’re looking for someone to have a look at our site and give us pointers for where we might be missing out on sales. I’ve installed hotjar which has been really interesting, and I’ve already made a few tweaks/planning on tweaking the following:

  • Rebranding (done)
  • new packaging (done)
  • rearranged categories on website
  • taking new, better photos (doing!)
  • taking cup measurements of materials so customers can have a better idea of amounts in the kit (doing)
  • customer photos (doing)
  • add more products (doing)
  • lower prices (done. Although I’m wondering whether the slowness of sales was due to prices or something else. I’m considering introducing a “luxe” category)

I have help from a couple of people with admin and social media, and the designer who helped with the rebranding, as well as my family but everyone is supportive and says the site is great because they’re already on side and also a bit biased! Some helpful constructive criticism would be really appreciated!

Thanks!! [UK Terrariums](www.ukterrariums.co.uk)

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New clothing brand

Hi, Just wondering if I could get some advice from you guys, I’m a graphic designer full time but in lockdown wanted to start something for myself on the side with something I’m interested in also and I launched my clothing brand the other week, I’ve managed to about double my Instagram following up from 70ish and getting a few visitors to my website but not many are actually buying products, Not sure if just need to be patient, keep trying to grow a following and it will come or if there is more I need to do My site is https://rc-apparel.co.uk

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My first ever e-commerce business at 22

Huntingfear.com

My heart longs to heal others, my purpose here on earth it to serve. Through deep reflection and ambition a theory was born to "Hunt Fear". When realizing that fear is what prevents us from greatness I decided to face it head on. To cleaning the planet whilst clearing our minds of the chains society puts on them

HUNTINGFEAR.COM

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711 Visitors, 28 Add to Cart = 0 Sales

Hey guys,

I started this shop a week ago. Here are the stats:

https://i.postimg.cc/wTKBPqcv/Screen-Shot-2020-10-30-at-9-09-03-PM.png

I'm not sure what to do next. 0 sales with 28 Add-To-Carts? I can't just keep throwing traffic to my shop. I feel like something's broken.

Shipping is expensive for my product as it's live fish (www.natureaquarium.ca). Maybe that's why so many people turning away after adding to cart. However, our competitors use the same shipping rates.

I was thinking of somehow reducing the shipping rate and roll in the shipping cost into the product pricing. You know how people love "Free Shipping" even though it's already priced in the product.

What do you guys think though? I'm new to e-commerce. I'm not sure where my shop's performance will trend next. I think there are 2 outcomes at this point:

a) I send more traffic, reduce the cost of traffic (while maintaining quality). Then get 50 add to carts and 1 sale.

b) Improve something in my store in order to increase the conversion rate.

What do you guys think?

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Facebook ads and teepublic

Hi all

So I have a design tried some Facebook ads on and they been getting a lot of interaction on Facebook. (Over 1000 likes , 400 comments and 80 shares ) I only sold 2 items for some reason. I know there’s a demand for this design but I’m puzzled why it’s not selling. What is the best way to get conversions ? I’m currently running re targetting ad but not getting much in return.

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