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David vs Goliath 2.0

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The big names of online retail in the US like Amazon and eBay are now facing some healthy competition from a far less talked about source. It’s not Target, Walmart or some other big-name player it’s from Shopify, and it’s army of small but determined independent retailers. Shopify is an e-commerce sales platform provider that helps merchants create retail sites and accept online payments. What you may find surprising is just how quickly the Shopify army has grown. The army may not be the biggest just under 1 million, much smaller than eBays estimated 25 million sellers but what is truly impressive is the sales revenue they are now generating. In the first two quarters of 2019, total merchant sales climbed by 51% to a whopping 13.8 Billion dollars. At this rate, Shopify is expected to soon surpass eBay for total domestic sales and jump to the number two spot on the list of the largest e-commerce sites in the US. This dramatic growth can be attributed to a couple of factors, and one is undoubtedly independent retailers desire to forge ahead on their own.

Online sellers who shop with foxliquidation know that they have a great source of merchandise and also a multitude of options to resell their goods. Amazon, eBay, Poshmark, Mercari, Bonanza the list goes on and on. But there is one undeniable fact that all of these sales platforms share. Every one of these sites makes the seller sacrifice a certain degree of control over their business. Each platform has its own set of rules and environment that you have to learn to navigate to market your goods. Play by their rules or face the consequences which could be anything from a slap on the wrist such as taking down a listing to site ban. Tell me if any of this sounds familiar to our online sellers. “You must maintain this level of sales to keep your current status!” or “You may not sell this brand because this platform will not allow it!” Sellers are frankly getting tired of this and are making the decision to sell what they want and how they want on their own sites. It’s become more accessible than ever to create your own personalized storefront and painless and inexpensive to market your business with the help of social media. The most enticing aspect of running your own e-commerce store is that you make the rules and you are in control or your own business. Sell on Amazon, eBay, or Poshmark? Why not add one more to the mix where you write the rules, and you can sell what and how you want.

Independent retailers source from Foxliquidation because they know that we have the merchandise needed to achieve their dreams of competing with the big names of online retail. 

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