How to spot a dropshipping site

I saw someone on Reddit mention a weekender-style bag and how they wanted to get it. The minute I landed on the site, I could tell it was a dropshipper. Since I work with a variety of eCommerce companies, it’s easy for me to tell the real thing from a dropshipper. But for many people…

Why Amazon Won’t Eat All of Ecommerce

The Amazon Advantage and how Nuancers, Curators, and Category Shifters will continue to innovate in the eCommerce space despite the market dominance of Retail Behemoths. I don’t like Amazon. Not just the fact that they’re a behemoth in online retail. It’s the lack of trust between customer and seller. I’ve noticed in the past year…

Beware dropshipping product reviews

Product reviews are not safe anymore. I’ve read a few articles recently talking about the proliferation in Facebook groups for buying fake 5 star reviews for Amazon listings. (If these journalists are finding them why doesn’t Amazon do something?) Dropshippers are also cashing in on “fake” reviews. Now I’m putting “fake” in quotations because I…

Is it ethical to dropship?

Is it ethical to dropship?

For a while I’ve been interested in the proliferation of fly-by-night Shopify dropshipping stores and Amazon FBA sellers. Now that the Atlantic has published an article exposing just a few of the course sellers that promote these business models, more people are starting to learn about this industry. First off, the whole business model is…