2014 was a busy year for the ecomdash team – we added fun new team members, bulked up our tool with new integrations and better functionality, and achieved some pretty big milestones for a company only one year out of beta. As we look back on 2014, we can say in earnest that sourcing, researching and producing content to help you better run your ecommerce businesses has been a blast, and a great education for us as well. No matter what stage you’re at in your business (or for us, in our own ecommerce careers), it’s never too late to learn new tricks!

Here are some of our most popular marketplace blog posts over the last year that are all about marketplaces. We hope you enjoy re-reading some of these posts, and we look forward to all new tips and insights in 2015!

The Art of Etsy
We interviewed successful Etsy lingerie designer Elma of ElmaShop on her road to Etsy success. She continues to grow her business and reach a broader audience (since we last spoke to her she has more than doubled her sales and number of admirers!). If you want tips on how to earn and maintain a stellar 5 star rating, read what Elma shared with us back in July.


CITE: EcommerceBytes

CITE: EcommerceBytes

Best Marketplaces – Sellers Choice 2014
We recapped what our friends at Ecommerce Bytes dug up in their annual seller survey. According to your votes, these were the most profitable, seller friendly, and overall marketable sales channels in 2014. Scroll down to the comments section to see what other marketplaces readers suggested as their number one.


Amazon Horror Stories: Scammers, Ghost Listings and More
For Halloween, we thought it would be fun to discuss some of the most harrowing things that could happen to an Amazon seller. That may sound cruel, but don’t worry, we included some solutions to protect yourself from the damage of these haunting ecommerce nightmares.


The Seller’s Playbook | Fight The Good Fight With Amazon Feedback
A high feedback score on Amazon can help increase sales by establishing buyer trust and enforcing your own reputation as a formidable business. After our VP of Marketing visiting the IRCE Conference in Chicago, she reported back with the best tips to maintain great feedback and encourage more responses from happy customers. In part one of this three part series, we discuss the best ways to avoid negative feedback, and how to know when you’ve crossed into dangerous territory or violation-worthy areas.


Show Me The Money! Don’t Let Amazon Fees Cut Into Net Profits
Amazon can be an incredibly profitable marketplace, with its extensive audience reach and great customer service. But before you dive in full force, it’s good to know and understand Amazon’s fees, and how they will affect your business. Here are three calculators for Merchant, Professional and FBA sellers to help you determine your net profit per transaction after fees have been collected.

Did you catch these posts the first time around? Or is there another post you especially loved this year (from our blog or elsewhere!)? Let us know in the comments.

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