Tag: E-Commerce

Dan Wilson – Make Serious Money on eBay, Amazon and Beyond | Review

Title: Make Serious Money on eBay, Amazon and Beyond

Author: Dan Wilson

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 239

Rating: 9/10

 

Dan Wilson - Make Serious Money on eBay, Amazon and Beyond

Dan Wilson – Make Serious Money on eBay, Amazon and Beyond

 

Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.

Well, I wasn’t expecting this – Wilson’s book is genuinely a gold-mine of useful information that can be applied across industries to help businesses of all sizes to make more money online. Most of the book is dedicated specifically to eBay, but it also covers selling on Amazon, through several other specialist stores such as Etsy and through your own purpose built e-commerce website.

And there’s loads of stuff I didn’t know you could do on eBay alone, from using power tools to list your items more smoothly to optimising each and every one of your items to get the most clicks, the most bids and the most money. Wilson even looks at the day-to-day aspects of running such a business, from the listing and postage of the items to the accountancy and the sourcing of stock that’s vital for any business to succeed.

Sure, there were a few typos and spelling mistakes here and there, but there was nothing major and the book apparently underwent a huge overhaul as it entered its third edition – the author insists on accuracy and relevance, and co-writes a blog with continuous updates. Good work, Dan!

 

Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

 

Click here to buy Make Serious Money on eBay, Amazon and Beyond.

 


Richard L. Brandt – One Click | Review

Title: One Click

Author: Richard L. Brandt

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 214

Rating: 8/10

 

Richard L. Brandt - One Click

Richard L. Brandt – One Click

 

Richard L. Brandt’s investigation in to the workings of Amazon.com and the mind of Jeff Bezos, the man behind the company, offers a great insight in to the mind of the man whose simplistic approach to e-commerce changed the way that we shop online, creating an internet giant in the process.

Not only is it fascinating to read about the development of Amazon’s One Click system, the approach that set them apart from their competitors, but also you get a great insight in to the workings and the culture of the company, as well as a good idea of what makes Bezos himself tick.

 

Jeff Besos

Jeff Besos

 

While not strictly a ‘social media‘ book (i.e. – the type of book that I can kid myself I’m reading to advance my career), there’s plenty in One Click to appease even the most lax internet addict, and though I started to read this for work, I ended up reading it for pleasure.

It’s surprising how innovative Amazon were, too – founded in 1994 and launched in 1995, Amazon is one of few web companies that has successfully adapted with the times, survived the dot com boom and lived to celebrate its 25th birthday.

 

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Click here to buy One Click.

 


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