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What do you think of the new (and hopefully improved) website?

Hi all,

Sold online for a few years now but decided my weekend would be spent updating the new site https://www.tyeuk.com/

Can you let me know what you think and how we can improve?

Today will be spent taking new product photos and doing a stock check so I'm on it with both those things!

Thanks

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Ecommerce – Importing from Alibaba to Europe

Hi friends,

I am trying to set up an ecommerce store in Czech Republic purchasing goods from Alibaba manufacturers.

The Czech Republic has recently set up new import duty and tax rules concerning any shipping package with value over 22 EUR. It is a rather heavy load of extra cost to the point it is almost not profitable to do it in the first place. (21% tax + 15% import duty)

Is there any way how to go around this? Maybe through some external warehouse based in EU country that could receive the package and send it to CZ from EU country without the tax and duty applied?

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How should I represent my brand?

I am currently using three stock images in my about us page pretending there are three persons behind the brand. Should I instead write only about me? What are your thoughts?

I am designing posters and also offer a customization service.

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How important is building a community in the ecommerce space

Hey guys, I have been continually trying to find new ways to build a brand around my products and have often considered adding a community element to the site to let customers engage with us and each other. (no idea how that would even work) Curious if you have seen any brands do this and if you believe community is an important element to building a brand. Thanks for the input!

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Which marketplaces do you sell on and how do you list with them?

It seems there is an increasing number of online marketplaces out there to put your stuff for sale. I'm very curious in the listing process each person/company takes since each marketplace requires different information or in different formats even for simple items. I've created short survey to understand where people are listing, what they find complicated in the process, and what makes the experience easy in others.

Please take a few minutes if you have the time to answer a few questions about how many sites you sell on and the product listing process you have. Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/NhMiW77cEXVPyshq7

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Business Emails

Been working on my first store, and also been looking into business emails (@yourbusiness.com), wanted to ask the community if this is necessary. I have a budget of around $400-$600, and I want to manage my budget to the best of my ability. Is the $30-$40 for the domain+email worth it? Or should I invest in one when I get a few sales first? Thanks!

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Designing a storefront with only 3 products?

Good evening everyone,

I am working on launching my brand on Shopify. I deal with home décor (not dropshipping and not sourced from China).

My only question is how can I go about designing a store if I only plan on selling 3 products to test the waters. If the initial launch goes well, I’d like to expand my product range.

What would be the best way to go about this? Should I just keep it simple and ignore categories for the time being? Just my items on the main page and that’s it?

Does anyone have any examples of sites that look good with a small selection of products?

Thank you!

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Where do I begin? Feeling overwhelmed

I work full time but have an idea for an online store that’s not totally a niche area but somewhat specific. I wasn’t able to find something geared at the area so I am hopeful that the online store might be at least modestly enough successful.

Given I have zero experience in e-commerce, when I think of getting started, it feels overwhelming by just the number of things to figure out. Is there a non-sketchy guide on how and what one needs to do to get started with an online store? The things I can think of that I think I have to figure out:

Buying a website domain

Registering a business in my province (Ontario)

Registering with the tax authorities

Having a lawyer tell me of any other legal requirements

Setting up Shopify

Figuring out how to run a Shopify store

Hiring a graphic designer to make branding for the website

Figuring out how to set up payments and where to take them, bank accounts, etc.

Think up the 100s of products to contact their manufacturers for supply

Figuring out how to reach out to suppliers/manufacturers and convince them to sell small quantities to begin

Figuring out how to even get people to know about and to buy from the store

Figuring out how to mail cost effectively

Figuring out how and where to store merchandise

Figure out how to pack stuff

Figure out how customer service will work

I’m sure there will be things that I can’t even think of right now that I would have to figure out. I want to continue working full time to pay the bills until the store is profitable enough (if anyone even buys from it and it doesn’t crash and burn). It would be helpful if there was a guide or something (again, something not sketchy “hey buy my course and become a billionaire overnight”) that could outline what I need to think about, what steps I have to take, the most efficient and time tested way to do things, what pitfalls to avoid, etc.

Any suggestions on where to even begin without getting overwhelmed and giving up?

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What Precautions Can I Put In Place To Make Sure I Never Overspend A Client Budget? (Google Ads)

I recently left my corporate agency job and have become a freelancer specifically running Google Ads accounts for a collection of clients. The one thing I am still trying to solve is:

how do I make sure myself, as well as the additional people I am contracting to help manage my clients never make the human error mistake of overspending on a client budget? Are there any tools or tips you guys use to control how much can possibly be spent in an account on a given day or month?

I haven't had any risks of this happening yet, but during the 4 years I spent working at large agencies, overspending by accident was the only real error I ever saw happen. In those cases the company would refund the brands the amount we spend extra by accident. As a small company –
I just won't have large amounts of money available to do this so I want to put stops in place where I can to make sure this NEVER happens and would love to hear ideas. Right now I have – provided my contractors (who only help me on a very small portion of my work) with accounts that do not have permission to make budget changes. And I have also been researching scripts to use to have the account shut off if huge spend lifts occur – however, nothing seems to work perfectly. Would love suggestions from anybody with any!

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Canada Shipping

What’s the cheapest, quickest more reliable shipping service for Canadians?

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