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Top Bands & Musicians Selling on Shopify

Top Bands & Musicians Selling on Shopify

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Global online music revenues are expected to rise by 7% this year to $6.3 billion.

Selling music online is big business, and so is selling everything that goes along with it. Ecommerce provides bands and musicians with an additional stream of revenue, in addition to traditional sales outlets like ticket sales, concert merch tables, and iTunes. Good news is, it's never been easier to sell music, apparel, and merchandise online. 

With Shopify you can easily create a beautiful online store to sell merchandise. You can also let your customers instantly purchase songs by using either Fetch, or Delivery - two of our digital download apps.

We've got quite a few musicians, bands, and even some music festivals selling on Shopify - here are a few of the most popular:

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The Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon and eBay

The Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon and eBay

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At first glance, online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay seem to be a creation of mutual benefit. Ecommerce store owners gain increased exposure for their products, and the marketplaces gain an expanded product range without having to increase inventory.

There are, however, some pros and cons that apply across the board.

In this post, we’ll explore those pros and cons, so you can make the decision of whether or not to sell on marketplaces, well-informed of the upsides, downsides, and differences between Amazon and eBay.

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20 Year-Old Student Builds A +$100K Business Selling Hats

20 Year-Old Student Builds A +$100K Business Selling Hats

20 Year-Old Student Builds A +$100K Business Selling HatsIn the winter of 2007, Corinne Prevot was a 17-year-old high school junior who loved cross country skiing. One day, she picked up some colorful lycra fabric and started sewing nordic ski hats for herself and friends. The style of her hats was fresh and the patterns were cool. People started offering money for her hats, and demand grew at a steady pace until she had to hire seamstresses to help fulfill orders. A business was born, and Corinne's ski brand, SKIDA, was quickly becoming all the rage.
It's been three years now and Corinne is selling her skiwear in 47 retail stores across the US, and runs a successful online store with Shopify. Sales for the last 12 months? $100,000. 

Forbes Magazine got wind of Corinne's story and wrote a great article called All Star Student Entrepreneurs: Hat Trick
To stay up to date, follow SKIDA on Twitter :-)

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Important Online Shopping Dates - 2012 Calendar

Important Online Shopping Dates - 2012 Calendar

The start of the year is the perfect time to plan for the year ahead. Consumers are looking toward holidays and special events up to a month ahead of time. To make the most of your campaigns and to ensure you have enough inventory, you should organize your marketing and merchandizing efforts with that in mind. If you're planning on selling things for Valentine's Day - start planning now! 

Use this Important Online Shopping Dates Calendar to keep track of all the major shopping days: 

Important Online Shopping Dates - 2012 Calendar
Click here for a printable version. 

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Introducing a New Way to Build Your Online Store

Introducing a New Way to Build Your Online Store

The easiest way to customize your theme to build a beautiful online store

Click, drag, drop, save. It’s never been easier to build your online store.

Starting today, you can easily create a unique online store, one that perfectly represents your brand—no design or coding skills required. With just a few clicks, you can add, reorder, or remove anything from your home page, giving you the freedom to build an online store that really lets your brand shine through.

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Why Your Online Store Needs a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) to Thrive

Why Your Online Store Needs a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) to Thrive

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You’ve finally decided to go ahead with that crazy ecommerce business idea and decided to setup your online store.

However, after some market research you realize that a potential consumer has dozens if not hundreds of other online destinations they could choose instead of you. So, then why would they buy from you? That’s the question you need to answer as you start formulating your unique selling proposition. 

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Start Selling on Amazon With Shopify

Start Selling on Amazon With Shopify

The Shopify integration with Amazon makes it possible for anyone selling in USD to easily list on the world’s largest marketplace and get next-level product and brand visibility.

Your online store showcases your brand, enables you to communicate with loyal customers, and offers the best buying experience. Expanding the ways you sell with Shopify allows you to do even more: you'll be able to increase sales by reaching millions of customers hunting for products like yours. 

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14 Apple iPhone 5 Cases Selling on Shopify Stores

14 Apple iPhone 5 Cases Selling on Shopify Stores

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Last weekend, Apple sold over 5 million iPhone 5's according to a press release they issued. Currently the iPhone 5 is available in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. On Friday it's expected that Apple will release the iPhone 5 to 22 more countries. 

Whenever Apple releases a new product, companies race to develop compatible accessories. It's amazing how fast businesses design, fabricate, and launch these products - often sold via online stores. Although the iPhone 5 only came out last week, already there are plenty of Shopify stores selling awesome accessories.  

Here are 14 brand new iPhone 5 cases, all sold through Shopify stores: 

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Don't Be an Online Vending Machine

Don't Be an Online Vending Machine

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Most people don't want their online store to be a glorified vending machine. Insert coins, press A6, retrieve product. Unless you're selling chocolate bars or maybe a pack of gum, chances are your customers are looking for a higher quality shopping experience. Your online store should reflect your brand, your personality, and the products you sell. 

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