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Disclaimer: This guest post from Payability is meant to inform eCommerce businesses about different financing options. It is not intended to be financial advice. We always suggest that businesses do additional research before deciding on a financing option as there are countless other options available.
When you sell on Amazon, you have the ability to reach millions and millions of consumers. The exposure means you can make A LOT of money, but because of Amazon’s payment delay, you don’t actually get that money for at least two weeks.
It’s no surprise then that Amazon sellers often seek outside financing to help cover these cash flow gaps and make investments in inventory, marketing, and other growth areas.
As you may know from personal experience, getting financing from a bank is not ideal as an Amazon seller. After all, your financing needs are likely immediate — for example, if a supplier offers a flash sale on inventory, you’re going to need funds right away so you can take advantage. With banks, the application process alone can take several weeks. Not to mention, approval rates for small and online businesses are low.
Fortunately, there are other financing options to consider as an Amazon seller. Here, we break down Amazon Lending, Payability, and other alternatives so you can find a solution that will get you the cash you need, when you need it.(more…)
(This is a guest post from our friends over at Payability, a finance company that helps marketplace sellers take control of their cash flow issues and finally grow their businesses.)
Financial technology (commonly referred to as fintech) has transformed the way we transact and manage money, creating a wealth of opportunity for eCommerce sellers, other types of small business owners, and even consumers.
With better access to business banking, financing, global currency exchange, and more, you can leverage fintech to save money, maximize ROIs, and grow your eCommerce business for the long-term.
In this post, we’re going to show you how.(more…)
(This post was last published on January 24, 2018. It has been updated for accuracy and completeness.)
Amazon.com is by far the most popular online retail site in the U.S. They continue to amaze us with the sheer volume of products sold and shipped as a marketplace. We complied Amazon’s latest statistics in one place so you can see how they continue to dominate. (more…)
This week we’re reading about consumers’ mixed feelings about Amazon, how to win at BOPIS, and why some DTC brands won’t sell on Amazon. Read the articles below!(more…)
While manufacturers and distributors have been selling online for over 20 years, many merchants are still trying out eCommerce for the first time. Selling online today is more challenging than ever. Buyers want more than a simple online portal for repeat purchases. Instead, they’re demanding sophisticated online shopping experiences not far from what they’re used to for personal purchases. B2B merchants should look to build out an eCommerce presence that acquires new customers, serves existing, and overall creates a healthy revenue stream.
eCommerce is a strategic investment that takes considerable time and resources, not to mention it’s usually a cultural shift for a B2B organization too. One of the first decisions you might make is whether to sell on a marketplace like Amazon or make the investment in your own branded web store.
This guide walks you through the differences of these go-to-market eCommerce strategies and why the answer is probably that you should be selling on both.(more…)