The Top eCommerce Blogs & the eCom Experts Behind Them

August 13, 2015 Alex McEachern

There are a ton of great ecommerce resources out there! You have: podcasts, ebooks, video shows, blogs, and more. With so many great resources out there it can actually make ecommerce seem a little overwhelming. To help break through the noise I am going to share my go to ecommerce resources to help you break through the noise.

I will start with my top 10 ecommerce blogs! These are 10 blogs that I follow closely and I find are immensely helpful. Here is a list of my top 10 ecommerce blogs (in alphabetical order):

 

1. A Better Lemonade Stand

ecom expert a better lemonade stand

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A Better Lemonade Stand or ABLS as it is commonly referred to is an ecommerce incubator. It is designed to help new (and even un-started) ecommerce sites learn everything they need to succeed. The site focuses on taking a new ecommerce idea from ideation all the way to its first $50,000.

The site is more than just a blog. ABLS also has a great list of ecommerce tools you can use and an amazing list of resources to help you learn the ins and outs of ecommerce life from an early stage perspective. My favorite tool on the site is the product evaluator tool!

If you are new or just starting this is the blog on this the blog on the top 10 list you want to focus on!

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

Instagram Exposed: Advanced Instagram Marketing Tactics

The Great Build: Behind the Scenes of a 6 Month Old Business

How I Built a T-Shirt Business in 24 Hours

A Better Lemonade Stand’s eCom Expert

ecom expert richard lazazzera

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2. Bigcommerce Blog

ecom expert bigcommerce homepage

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Bigcommerce is an ecommerce platform. It provides the software you need to get your ecommerce store set up to start selling goods online. Launching thousands and thousands of ecommerce sites gives you quite a bit of insight to share.

The blog has a great mix of tips, guest posts, and client success stories. Each type of post provides valuable insight into the world of ecommerce.

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

Mid-Market Brands Claim Top Four Fastest Growing Retailers

Twitter Advertising Broken Down by Industry and Store Size

How Site Design Affects Conversion Rates

Bigcommerce’s eCom Expert

ecom expert tracey wallace

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3. Buffer Blog

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I know Buffer is not an ecommerce blog in the traditional sense, but there is a ton of useful information. Every ecommerce professional should be aware of what is happening in the social world, especially in social media marketing.

Buffer covers all things social media and content and there is a lot that can be learned from them to help better your: ecommerce social strategy, social media marketing, and even content creation. In my opinion Buffer is a must read blog for all ecommerce marketers.

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

Linkedin Marketing: The All-in-One Guide

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan From Scratch

The 15 Best Browser Extensions to Improve Social Media Marketing

Buffer’s eCom Expert

ecom expert kevan lee

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4. Get Elastic

ecom expert get elastic

Visit the Get Elastic Blog!

Get Elastic is a pure ecommerce blog! All they blog about is ecommerce and that has turned the blog into a real ecommerce juggernaut. The blog is the number one subscribed ecommerce blog online which makes it a no brainer to include in the top 10 ecommerce blog list.

Get Elastic is the blog for Elastic Path and is easily one of the best and most effective company content strategies I have ever seen!

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

Why Mobile Matters to Millennials

What Consumers Think About Personalization

Creepy or Cool? What Consumers Think of the Store of the Future

Get Elastic’s eCom Expert

ecom expert linda bustos

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5. Help Scout Blog

ecom expert help scout

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Once again this blog is not a pure ecommerce blog. Help Scout is a help desk tool that allows you to keep your customer support organized and efficient. A good customer experience is vital to an ecommerce stores success and the articles on the Help Scout blog can help you achieve your customer service goals.

The blog goes over everything you need to know about customer service and support. Topics include: support, company, culture, and a few customer support success stories.

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

How to Talk to Your Angriest Customers

Phrases to Improve Every Support Interaction

Improve Free Trials by Getting to Know Your Customers

Help Scout’s eCom Expert

ecom expert gregory ciotti

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6. Moz Blog

ecom expert moz blog

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This blog is an absolute must follow for everyone in ecommerce and just about anyone with a website. The Moz blog focuses on improving your site’s SEO and your online marketing. The site is chalked full of helpful tools and posts to help you rank better in search.

Moz even has a host of tools that makes implementing their advice a breeze. There is no greater collection of SEO minds on the internet than on Moz, so subscribe and start increasing your sites SEO!

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

Stop Ghost Spam in Google Analytics With One Filter

How to Learn SEO: Choose Your Own Adventure

The SEO Expert’s Guide to Web Performance Using WePageTest

Moz’s eCom Expert

ecom expert rand fishkin

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7. Practical Ecommerce

ecom expert prectical ecommerce

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Practical Ecommerce is another pure ecommerce blog. The blog focuses on all sorts of different aspects of ecommerce including: marketing, site optimization, Google Analytics, and more. If you are looking for a one stop shop for everything ecommerce than this is your blog.

The blog also has featured authors on a variety of different topics who blog frequently to keep you up to date on the most important ecommerce topics.

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

A Random (8 Year) Walk in Ecommerce

Shoppers Turn to Small Online Retailers for Unique, Hard-to-find Items

7 Ways To Improve Ecommerce Category Filters

Practical Ecommerce’s eCom Expert

ecom expert armando roggio

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8. Shopify Blog

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The Shopify blog has quickly become one of my favorite ecommerce blogs! The blog alone is amazing but they also have some amazing ebooks and guides as well. There content is geared towards a early stage ecommerce crowd but the perspective they provide is very interesting.

They have a very diverse team of former ecommerce entrepreneurs writing the content for them and the articles produced are top notch. I find myself reading their blog every time a new article is posted.

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

5 Proven Ways to increase the Average Order Value of Your eCommerce Store

Acquisition vs. Retention: Should Your Store Play Offence or Defense?

How We Built an eCommerce Business form Scratch & Generated $922 in 3 Days!

Shopify’s eCom Expert

ecom expert tucker schreiber

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9. The Smile.io Blog

 ecom Experts Smile Blog

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This is the blog you are currently reading! It wouldn’t be a proper blog post with out a little self promotion, just check the tips from the content guys listed above. The Smile.io blog covers ecommerce from many angles but has a heavier focus on customer retention and customer loyalty.

If none of your customers are coming back you are going to have a tough time in ecommerce and this blog arms you with the resources you need to start utilizing retention.

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

eCommerce Psychology 101: Sell More

Repeat Customers are Profitable, Here are the Stats

 

The Complete Guide to International eCommerce Markets

Smile.io’s eCom Expert

ecom expert alex mceachern

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10. QuickSprout Blog

ecom expert quicksprout

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QuickSprout is a website designed to teach you everything you need to know about online marketing and the lessons come from an impressive teacher. The site is operated by Neil Patel who has started many successful online ventures including KissMetrics.

This blog provides a ton of actionable advice about online marketing from a true expert!

3 Notable eCommerce Blog Posts

The 5 Types of Content That Attract the Most Backlinks

Quantify Your Results: The 14 Most Important SEO Metrics

How to Cut Your Bounce Rate in Half

QuickSprouts’ eCom Expert

ecom expert neil patel

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Which eCom Experts and Blogs Did I Miss?

There are so many great blogs out there that provide a ton of value for ecommerce. So many in fact it would be impossible to include them all. The blogs in this list are the ones that I follow on a regular basis to make sure I am up to date with the ecommerce world. If you know a must see ecommerce blog I would love to hear about it! Tweet me it @alexmcea.

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