Productivity tips to steal from Printful’s CEO

By Julia Gifford on May 19th, 2017 - Reading time: 4 minutes

This is a re-published post. It originally appeared on Labs of Latvia.

As the CEO of Printful, the ecommerce drop shipping and fulfillment service, Davis has his work cut out for himself. From managing three offices over two continents, to leading a startup that’s been doubling in growth every year, Davis has to be very particular about how he spends his time to make sure all bases are covered. Here’s how Davis works.

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21 inspiring quotes to help you kick butt in ecommerce

By Marianna Zvaigzne on May 17th, 2017 - Reading time: 3 minutes

The people who’ve made it big will tell you there’s no secret formula to success. Entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, and athletes will all pretty much say the same thing. 

They’ll say that it all boils down to hard work, sleepless nights, and a sprinkle of magic fairy dust. This dust isn’t actually dust, mind you, it usually comes in the shape of a person, an opportunity, a place, or a time.

While we can’t look into the future and predict our moment of glory, what we can do, is follow our gut instincts and try our best to carve out a niche for ourselves.  

To take a bit of pressure off each step that you take, we’ve put together some words of wisdominvaluable advice from people who’ve gone for the gold, from actors to advertising legends and ecommerce superstars.

So, need a bit of a kick to get you out of an ecommerce rut? Or perhaps a boost to lift your high even higher? This list is for you.

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How to manage customers’ expectations with product descriptions

By Marianna Zvaigzne on May 12th, 2017 - Reading time: 6 minutes

What are the main expectations of a person browsing your site? They want to find something awesome, buy it, and feel confident about their purchase. This sense of confidence comes from their experience as online shoppers and their notions of product quality and delivery.

The secret of managing customers’ expectations lies in giving just the right amount of information and in just the right balance, so the customer not only becomes interested in making a purchase, but also willing to make the transaction.

One of the means of managing customers’ expectations is product descriptions, a versatile and much talked-about component of ecommerce. So stick around for a bit and find out how to make your descriptions fulfill their two primary duties: inform and convert.

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20 quick 15-min tasks to benefit and grow your store

By Julia Gifford on May 2nd, 2017 - Reading time: 5 minutes

No excuses, guys. We’re all busy, especially those full-time workers with an ecommerce side-hustle. We often get overwhelmed with everything that we should be doing, and end up not being able to find time for it.

The next time you have a spare 15 minutes between engagements, take a look at this list and check off something you can do that doesn’t take long, but will still propel your business forward.

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Comparing online marketplaces: Storenvy vs. Tictail vs. Inktale

By Liva Spandega on April 27th, 2017 - Reading time: 6 minutes

As a store owner, you want your products to reach as many potential customers as possible. One of the ways you can increase the exposure of your brand is by joining an online marketplace. According to stats compiled by Bigcommerce, 45% of all ecommerce sales are done through marketplaces, and when shopping online 48% of online purchasers first look at a mass commerce marketplace. Online marketplaces allow new potential fans, who might never encounter your brand otherwise, find you.

There are many different marketplaces to choose from, both large and all-encompassing, and smaller, more niche-oriented ones. Printful offers integrations with several platforms that either function as marketplaces or offer them in addition to hosting your own store. So let’s take a look at the three marketplaces that Printful integrates with: Storenvy, Tictail, and Inktale.

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