Are you interested in opening an online store using tools like eBay, Amazon, or Alibaba?
Do you want to dropship products, or purchase them at wholesale prices and resell them?
If so, this is the list for you.
We’ve done some serious research and found all the best influencers you should be following. The advice you’ll get from these people is like getting a mini MBA in online selling!
In no particular order, here are the online sales influencers you should be following:
Gretta is one of Australia’s top young serial entrepreneurs. She can boast about starting up five - yes, FIVE - multi-million dollar companies. With a seriously large Instagram following, if you want regular tips on how to scale your business through social media and influencer marketing, then give her a follow.
Nik Mirkovic is the co-founder of global mega eCommerce brand, HiSmile, a teeth whitening phenomenon. You can catch up with what he’s doing on his Instagram account for an inside look at his life and some great tips and learnings from his own eCommerce journey.
Iiya Liu is a New Zealand serial entrepreneur who has been killing it with a set of highly popular brands such as Waist Trainer and the Tidal Hair Waver, each eCommerce sensations in their own right. She has gone on to star in her own reality TV show, Boss Babes, and is passionate about helping others achieve and succeed.
Davie is the founder of international eCommerce phenomenon, The Oodie. We would be surprised if you haven’t heard of it. With the motto of “I will never sell you a course,” Davie is generous with the eCommerce expertise he shares and his YouTube channel is a treasure trove of eCommerce walkthroughs and advice.
Heard of Gymshark? At just 20 years of age, Ben started this company in his garage while working as a delivery driver for Pizza Hut, and the rest is history. Follow him on Twitter for his company-relevant updates and tips. His YouTube account is a great place to keep up with what’s happening at Gymshark and all his good, bad and ugly experiences as a founder.
Wesley is the co-founder and CEO of Instagram famous brand, Casetify, where customers can get a custom phone case printed for them using their own photos. Follow his Instagram account for a look into his ‘wild’ life filled with creativity, color and customization.
Micheal is the founder of the eCommerce subscription sensation, Dollar Shave Club. With their humorous marketing, bright branding and modern approaches, we recommend checking out some of the marketing videos that Dollar Shave Club produced on their YouTube channel to give you some ideas about how to inject your brand with life using tried and true marketing methods.
Tatiana James is a well-known YouTuber and successful self-made dropshipper. She shares her experiences honestly with compassion, and because of this, has grown a loyal following. Her channel is packed with useful advice, lessons and Q&As. Highly recommended viewing for all those building their own businesses.
Gary Vaynerchuk, colloquially known as Gary Vee (we can’t blame him, Vaynerchuk is a mouthful), is a serial entrepreneur and investor considered to be one of the leading global minds on what’s next in culture. He has more than 34 million followers across his social media platforms and is known for his good business advice, always served with optimism and a grin.
Neil has been hailed as one of the top 10 marketers in the world and a top influencer on the web. His namesake digital marketing company has been hugely successful and is packed with useful articles and content for business owners. This is complemented by his social media channels, which are packed with more useful content in various mediums to help you get your digital marketing on point and realize more traffic and sales, the likes of which you’ve never seen before!
Steven assists Shopify-powered brands and entrepreneurs to improve efficiencies and accelerate growth through podcasts and strategic insights. He can be found across a range of mediums, but is most well known for his eCommerce Fastlane podcast. Dive in to learn about how to scale your Shopify and to get the lowdown on the best third party app integrations to use.
Jade is an Australian entrepreneur who co-founded a digital nutrition program that has grown a cult following in Australia, so much that it landed her on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List Oceania. Follow her social media accounts for brilliant business book recommendations, behind-the-scenes and a look into the kind of life you can build alongside a successful business.
Helen was born in Sweden, but now resides in beautiful New Zealand building her popular online activewear brand, Aim’n. For beautiful, engagement-boosting marketing content ideas, check out the official Aim’n Instagram page. Otherwise you can catch up with what Helen is doing via her personal account.
Sarah Chrisp, a.k.a. Wholesale Ted, is commonly lauded as one of the best eCommerce channels on YouTube. With a treasure trove of informative and fun videos for all things selling online, she is a must watch for business owners worldwide.
Marsha is the creator of Cool eBay Tools, a site dedicated to helping you learn how to sell on eBay. She also hosts a Twitter chat every Tuesday at 9PM EST, which you can join using the hashtag #CustServ.
Marsha has literally written the book on eBay sales. In fact, she’s written over 50 books about eBay and online selling in the popular “For Dummies” series!
Pat ran an ecommerce store as his first business, and loved it. After running his own successful online business, he created a blog and even a podcast named Smart Passive Income, which is all about making passive income working online (including tips on dropshipping and general eCommerce).
If you’re not a master at eCommerce marketing, you will be by the end of this list. Bryan runs a marketing blog at his website, bryaneisenberg.com. He’s also a professional speaker, author, and eCommerce coach.
Richard is a former Shopify employee and the founder of A Better Lemonade Stand, which “exists to inspire, educate, and support entrepreneurs like you, in the early stages of your entrepreneurial journey.”
You’ll not only learn about how to start and grow an online business from Richard, but also a thing or two about design, as his site is gorgeous!
Vegan skateboarder and the founder of eCommerce Paradise, Trevor is the perfect role model if you’re looking to start an online business and travel while you do it. He and his wife, Juliana, spend their days traveling around Southeast Asia while they run their dream business.
Ashley founded eConsultancy, one of the world’s most well-known eCommerce and digital marketing blogs. When he’s not tweeting about breaking insight from the digital world, he’s connecting businesses with the best freelancers and eCommerce consultants.
Steve is the creator of the awesome site, My Wife Quit Her Job. With a name like that, it’s hard not to click just to see how! When you do, you’ll find that Steve created the online store Bumblebee Linens, which made over $100k in its first year of business. Now, he teaches others everything he learned while running his own store.
Co-host of the Jason & Scot eCommerce Show and author of Prison Break: Vanquish the Victim, Own Your Obstacles, and Lead Your Life, Jason has long been in the world of retail. Listen to his podcast to get some great insights about growing and marketing your wholesale and dropshipping business.
Anton is the founder of Dropship Lifestyle, a step-by-step coaching program that teaches you how to create and grow your own dropshipping business.
Giles is the creator of AcquireConvert, a blog about converting visitors into customers. What I like about Giles is that he uses a combination of methods like content marketing, conversion optimization, and user experience design.
Shabbir is the Bootstrapping Ecommerce founder. He’s been selling stuff online since the ripe age of 10 years old, and now shares everything he knows about dropshipping, eCommerce, wholesaling, and more.
Tomer is the founder and CEO of Yotpo, a software dedicated to helping eCommerce store owners leverage user-generated content through a variety of channels, including reviews, photos, Q&A and social media. He’s also dedicated to using data science to give businesses powerful insights to measure ROI and spot ways they can use UGC to get better results.
To come up with this year’s list, we scoured the web for the very best in their field. We used social tools such as BuzzSumo and asked the biggest industry influencers who their competition was.
But we didn’t just stop there. We vetted each influencer just as we vet our suppliers. We read their articles, scanned their social media profiles, looked at their comments and checked where their names showed up. Everyone on this list had to earn their spot.
The people on this list are who eCommerce business owners turn to for advice, news, and best practices. They’re constantly working to learn about the eCommerce world and sharing their insights to help others improve their stores.