9 Best eCommerce Business Models and 1 That Completely Sucks

After 20 years of being in the eCommerce industry, I’ve seen and done what feels like everything possible. I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of eCommerce.  I’ve been a part of incredible teams with incredibly smart people, and I’ve worked with and mentored very junior people that still had a lot to learn.

I’ve started multiple businesses of my own and have worked with many passionate people who launched their own businesses. I’ve worked my way up from being a 22-year-old kid in 1997, knowing nothing at all about eCommerce, to someone who busted his ass off and found a way into $200k+ per year jobs leading eCommerce businesses for some of the most popular brands in the world and consulting for others at rates of hundreds of dollars an hour.

Now […]

By Joe Rozsa| 2018-03-09T19:12:01+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Product Analysis Using Google Trends

I’ve been asked a lot recently to expand on my earlier article on Choosing the Right Product, so I think it is a good time to go into a little bit of a deep dive to help people find that thing that really clicks with them.  And when I say a little bit of a deep dive, I can’t make any promises exactly how deep this is going to get.  Whe...

By Joe Rozsa| 2018-03-09T03:14:13+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Comparing eCommerce Platforms

Which is the right eCommerce platform for you?  Depending on your unique case, there could be different answers to that question.  For many of you reading, looking to start your very first eCommerce site, the answer is obviously going to be different than a big company with business teams and web developers. But in some cases, it may actually be the same answer. It really depends on what you need, what your budget is, and what you plan to do with your eCommerce business.

I’ll start with what is the most popular eCommerce platform in the world right now – Shopify.  Personally, I’ve been a Shopify user for over 7 years now, and I’ve seen it come a very long way during that time.  As the VP of eCommerce for theChive, I led what was at the time the largest […]

By Joe Rozsa| 2018-03-10T01:37:46+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Starting Your Own eCommerce Business

Nowadays it seems like everyone and their grandmother (and in a lot of cases, literally grandmothers) want to start an eCommerce business.  It’s never been easier to do, quite honestly, as the barrier to entry is virtually non-existent. Because of that, everyone thinks they can follow a few steps from some marketing gurus selling snake oil, er, ecommerce courses online, dropship a few items from some manufacturer in China and be an overnight success and make millions of dollars in the eCommerce world.  If it were that easy, everyone would be doing it.  And right now it seems like everyone is trying to do that exact thing.  Just remember, there is a big difference between “being in ecommerce”, and “being successful in ecommerce”.

Having no barrier to entry means that the market has quickly flooded with people who, to be […]

By Joe Rozsa| 2018-03-10T01:40:40+00:00 August 26th, 2017|