Five online resources for e-commerce businesses

by TaxJar December 1, 2023


Please note: This blog was originally published in 2020. It’s since been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Whether you’re starting an e-commerce business for the first time or have one up and running that could use a little extra polishing, you might not realize how many e-commerce resources are available at your fingertips online. We did a little digging to find the best of the best in resource and advice offerings for e-commerce entrepreneurs — here’s where you should click over to first.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

No matter what kind of business you want to start up, the SBA offers the tools necessary to planning, launching, managing, and growing it. On the e-commerce side of things, the SBA blog includes posts with tips for creating strategies that help grow e-commerce businesses and tips from pros that have started successful e-commerce companies and understand the rules of the road.

Shopify

It would be next to impossible to create a listicle like this and not include the ultimate in e-commerce seller platforms, Shopify. If you’re thinking about revamping the look of your online store, the themes available at Shopify can transform your business into one truly reflects your brand and its offerings. Meanwhile, signing up to be a subscriber on their blog ensures that you’ll receive all the latest news in the industry, plus advice on everything from the best automation tools to crafting post-sale emails and even tips for using Shopify services like their reports and analytics and the Shopify POS.

A Better Lemonade Stand

The online e-commerce incubator, A Better Lemonade Stand boasts having everything ‘treps need to build a thriving store. Some of these empowerment components include subscribing for e-commerce hacks and resources, comprehensive articles that cover every step in business, training and courses, and products like business plans and drop shipping suppliers directories that allow entrepreneurs to build, launch, and grow their business with ease.

SCORE

For those ready to take their e-commerce business to the next level, SCORE provides webinars for e-commerce ‘treps. These are easy to sign up for and participate in and provide strategic advice on everything from broadening your customer base to utilizing influencer marketing.

BlueStout

“Your e-commerce site is about to get a serious boost.” BlueStout offers up strategy sessions to help turn ordinary e-commerce stores into bonafide brands with high conversion rates with the help of optimizing the site’s messaging, design layout, and building better automated systems. Do It Better, BlueStout’s official blog, includes a crash course in all things e-commerce including tips for dealing with out-of-stock pages, making the most out of customer product reviews, conversion hacks, website optimization and email tactics, and much more.

Deborah Sweeney is the CEO of MyCorporation.com. MyCorporation is a leader in online legal filing services for entrepreneurs and businesses, providing start-up bundles that include corporation and LLC formation, registered agent, DBA, and trademark & copyright filing services. MyCorporation does all the work, making the business formation and maintenance quick and painless, so business owners can focus on what they do best. Follow her on Google+ and on Twitter @mycorporation.


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