Ready to hone your eCommerce game? Then you should probably be taking advantage of the wealth of free information out there. There are plenty of experts in the industry who can help you with your storefront, PPC advertising, shipping, and more. So you don’t have to go poking around the internet, we’ve compiled a list of the best eCommerce blogs right here to get you started.
1. The Shopify blog
This blog is managed by the owners of Shopify, a company that designs popular software for online storefronts. Their experience in the industry shows, and the blog is jam packed with useful information on everything from privacy policies to conversion data.
2. Get Elastic
Get Elastic is the #1 subscribed too eCommerce blog out there, and for good reason. The blog offers both news and eCommerce tips, and includes a lot of great bonus content, such as data prevented in easily-digestible infographics. Since it’s run by Elastic Path, a company that creates software for Adobe’s Marketing Cloud, it’s especially great on the marketing and web design fronts.
3. A Better Lemonade Stand
More than just a fun title, A Better Lemonade Stand fills a specific niche by honing in on how to grow an eCommerce business from the ground up. If you’re just getting started, it’s absolutely essential. If you’re further down the road, it’s still a full of great ideas and entertaining articles.
4. Bootstrapping eCommerce
This blog focuses on how to successfully employ your eCommerce plan on a tight budget. It’s full of ways to stay lean and mean. It also has a personal touch that helps it stand out from the crowd. The owner, Shabbir Nooruddin, walks you through his own forays into eCommerce and discusses what works and what doesn’t.
5. The eCommerce Times
The eCommerce Times is run by a large network of sites. It doesn’t include many tips, but it’s a fantastic place to go for the latest eCommerce news and stories. If you want to stay up-to-date in your industry, be sure to check it regularly.
6. Groove eCommerce
Groove’s eCommerce blog is a data-crunchers paradise. The blog is full of stats and tips on metrics, from sales to conversion rates. Love the technical side of marketing? Committed to using analytics to drive all your decision making? Then this is the blog for you.
7. Practical eCommerce
Practical eCommerce does a great job with contributors. You’re guaranteed to find a lot of different authors here, from industry experts to top-notch journalists. The no-gimmicks, practical approach is also a welcome breath of fresh air.
8. Internet Retailer
This site is strategy-focused and often includes time-sensitive advice. Be sure to check it out if you’re looking to improve your seasonal strategy or want to capitalize on a current trend.
9. My Wife Quit Her Job
This site is run by Steven Chou. When his wife quit her job to stay home with their children, they decided to create an online business to supplement the lost income. They ended up making over 100K in just one year, so Steven put together a blog to share tips on how he achieved his quick success.
10. eCommerce Fuel
Last but certainly not least, we have eCommerce Fuel. It’s focused particularly on smaller merchants, and has a nice sense of community to help keep you motivated. It doesn’t post as often as some of the other blogs on the list, but it’s still completely worth a subscribe.
Bonus: Omnistar eCommerce Marketing Blog
Omnistar’s eCommerce marketing blog posts a variety of eCommerce marketing strategies. They also feature different authors. Check them out to discover the latest eCommerce marketing strategies.
Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments!
Emily Bell has worked in digital marketing for seven years, tackling projects for a wide variety of tech and PR companies, as well as a few of Amazon’s top third-party sellers. Her work has appeared in Entrepreneur, Influencive, Addicted2Success, Forbes, and around the web.