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Something in between Etsy and drop shipping

Is there a name of a type of ecommerce site that's not quite drop shipping, but more like Etsy?

Like say I wanted to set up a site that features only hats made by members of r/ecommerce.

  • Drop shipping fulfillment centers wouldn't be the right fit, because they would have hats made somewhere else by people not from this sub.
  • Meanwhile, Etsy would allow everyone from this sub to create an account and sell there.

For the sake of argument, say I can convince people to buy hats specifically made by members of this sub, without buying them wholesale from y'all first (to avoid holding the inventory). This would basically be a micro-Etsy–I sell your hats, and get a small cut for every hat sold.

Are there platforms/services that allow this? Everything I'm seeing is either a drop ship setup, or, well, Etsy.

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Would you guys mind rating my website please?

Hello, i started an electronic repair company a few months ago. Ive done a few jobs but its pretty quiet at the moment, my website is just about to renew after its free period, its pretty expensive so am wondering wether to get someone on Fiverr to design one for me instead. I built this one myself, i quite like it but not sure if it looks professional enough. Any input is appreciated. Thanks

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As counting wraps for the day, mixed results emerge in Amazon union votes

As of the close of today’s counting in the Bessemer, Alabama Amazon Union election, “no” votes are ahead 993 to 875. It’s a positive outcome thus far for Amazon, which has managed to ward off labor organizing in its fulfillment centers for the entirety of its 27-year existence. The margin is, however, significantly smaller than the results of last year’s election, when the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store successfully forced a recount, citing several concerns around Amazon’s practices.

Tonight’s results are also not so cut and dry. In addition to 59 voided ballots, 416 are currently listed as “challenged.” As that number could turn the tied for the “yes” vote, a hearing will be held to determine whether the ballots should be added to the final tally. The nature of the challenges is unclear at the moment. Either party may have objected to including them for a variety of reasons.

The RWDSU noted in a statement offered to TechCrunch:

Every vote must be counted. Workers at Amazon endured a needlessly long and aggressive fight to unionize their workplace, with Amazon doing everything it could to spread misinformation and deceit. We will hold Amazon accountable, and we will be filing objections on their behavior. The tenacity and courage of these workers never wavered in this unnecessarily long process. Workers will have to wait just a little bit longer to ensure their voices are heard, and our union will be with them at every step to ensure their voices are heard under the law. What we do know is that this moment is historic, and the workers in Bessemer, Alabama,  have inspired working people all over the country and all over the world to fight for change at their workplaces, including other organizing at Amazon around the country. This fight is the spark of the 21st century labor movement, and we know it will forever transform how Americans view unions in this country. This union election continues to show that the best way for working people to protect themselves and their families is to join together in a union.

A date for the hearing has not yet been determined, but is likely to occur over the next few weeks.

As with last year’s original election, today’s results have been closely monitored by both Amazon and the union. Amazon has fought fiercely against unionization efforts, for fear that an RWDSU foothold could mark the beginning of a cascading effect. Following early union victories, Starbucks across the country have been leading union drives. It’s a sign of changing views around labor rights, particularly among employees deemed essential workers during the pandemic.

Counting for the nearly two-month-long Bessemer mail-in vote coincides with the results of another drive in Staten Island, New York’s JFK8 fulfillment center. There the “yes” vote leads 1,518 to 1,154. Counting has ended for the night and is set to resume tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM ET.

Much like the Alabama election, JFK8’s union efforts have been met with significant pushback from Amazon. In February, former-employee-turned-organizer Christian Smalls was among three arrested over trespassing charges. Smalls refuted the charges, telling the media that they were only on-hand to provide workers with lunch.

Earlier today, CNBC reported that Amazon had hired Global Strategy Group, a firm with close ties to the Democratic Party, to help combat labor organizing efforts.

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TikTok Marketing Done Right

Unsure how to market your ecommerce business on TikTok? Here are four brands that do it well, focusing on humor and authenticity.

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What was your process for finding a manufacturer for your custom products?

I am currently trying to start an e-commerce company specializing in protective equipment. I have my own design for an upgraded version of an existing item. I have reached out to shops on AliExpress that carry an item that is very similar to what I’m trying to make in order to find a manufacturer for my custom design. Unfortunately I have not been able to find someone who can do what I’m asking.

If you have created a custom product in the past, what were your steps to finding someone who can actually make your product at a large scale?

Thanks for any advice!

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Hiring my first workers to help with packaging

Wondering how you found your first employees. We need physical help with product packaging and eventually fulfilling orders.

I have some friends of friends in mind to ask first but, if they are unavailable, where is best to place a job listing?

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Have a lot of site visits.

I get a lot of site visits and add to carts but they don’t convert to sales. I’m not sure if it’s the site or what. I don’t have a big ig following but my ads get big views. What can I do? [site](www.d2quared.net) ig: _d2quared

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Chat for conversions

Hello guys, i am looking for a webchat app to my woocommerce store.

It is an online supermarket, can you tell me the best options?

thank you very much

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Not sure if this is the right place for this, but would you guys happen to know of any e-commerce related internships that your companies are currently hiring for? I’m graduating with my MS in marketing in May, and have always wanted to try my hand at e-commerce. More info inside.

So yeah, graduating with my MS in marketing next month and before I go after all the marketing jobs, I sort of want to try out an e-commerce related gig. I have about 1.5 years of digital marketing experience under my belt and I know the two are closely related especially SEO and bidding-wise, (which I really enjoy!) so I really think I'd be a good fit.

So yeah, would you guys be willing to point me in the right direction? Thx!

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Alexa now notifies you when items in your Amazon cart or wishlist are about to go on sale

Amazon is introducing a new Alexa feature that will notify you if an item on your wishlist or in your shopping cart is about to go on sale, the company announced on Thursday. Alexa will now notify users up to 24 hours in advance of a deal going live and then order it on your behalf if you ask it to do so. The feature will also work with items that were marked “saved for later” on the platform. The new feature is now available for Amazon Prime customers in the United States across all newer generation Echo smart speakers.

You can enable the feature in the Alexa app by navigating to the “Amazon shopping” section from your notifications settings and selecting “shopping recommendations.”

When the feature is enabled, your Amazon Echo ring will turn yellow when an item goes on sale. You can ask Alexa to remind you about the deal when it goes live. You can also say “Alexa, buy it for me” if you want to purchase it. Alexa will then use the default payment and delivery address in your Amazon account to process the purchase. Amazon says that you won't be charged until your order is successful. Once you place an order, you'll receive a notification via the Amazon app along with an email confirmation with the order details.

Amazon says the new feature is designed to make daily tasks more convenient and will complement Alexa's exiting shopping tools, such as its Reorder Notifications feature, which notifies you when you may be running low on essentials that you frequently purchase from Amazon.

“Our vision is to make every aspect of your shopping journey simpler and more convenient, and to help you discover savings and save time along the way,” the company said in a blog post about the announcement. “We’re excited to continue innovating in this space and to deliver even more seamless ways for customers to shop with Alexa.”

The launch of the new feature comes as reports have indicated that consumers aren’t adopting voice-based shopping as quickly as expected. While consumers have been happy to bring smart speakers into their home, they continue to use them more often for simple commands — like playing music or getting information, for example — not for making purchases. But, it doesn't look like Amazon is ready to give up on trying to make voice-based shopping more popular with the launch of this new feature while hinting towards more in the future.