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:
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.
With a nickname like “eCommerce Boy”, Armando has to know something about online sales! While he’s a hired gun and eCommerce consultant, you can also follow him on Twitter to get a bit of insight into his thoughts.
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.
Bill is “eCommerce obsessed” and the CEO of Elements Brand, a portfolio of high quality consumer products brands with a specific focus on the household goods, organics, and enthusiast markets.
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.
No stranger to the world of online sales, Nathan runs Costumes.com.au and Readytoship, a service that offers automatic label printing and parcel tracking for your eCommerce business. Readytoship started in 2004, where Nathan used it to help efficiently run his online costume store, before becoming available as a SaaS to the public!
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.
Hendrik runs a blog at Haimrich, where he talks about all things eCommerce. Hendrik is a bit unique in that he loves data more than most, and is always using data to reveal new insights for online sellers.
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.
Rachel is a master of social commerce and an Amazon seller consultant. Her goal is to help sellers achieve private labeling via Amazon and their own online store through her business, Cascadia Seller Solutions.
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 Klout, 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.