Dad Finds Success with Growing Toy and Party Supply Business

Yep, Father’s Day is this Sunday? And, we, at Kabbage, wanted to take the time to honor all of the amazing dads out there who enthusiastically embrace the challenges and triumphs of parenthood. As the old slogan goes “It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love.” To kick off Father’s Day weekend, we thought we’d share … Continue reading

Tips for Increasing Channel Sales

You may have your direct sales down pat, but you’ve always wondered why your channel sales just haven’t taken off. Time for a few tricks to spice things up! While it may seem like the same tactics that work with your store would work with your partners, it’s not always the case. Try these few … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Promote a More Collaborative Atmosphere

One of the most exciting things with commerce in today’s world is the potential for a collaborative atmosphere. Even if members of your chain of command are spread across the United States you can instantly hop online and be working on a project in minutes. If you’ve ever had the inkling to link up with … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Deal with Pesky Receipts

A more literal version of spring cleaning for your business involves tidying up all the pesky paperwork that’s lying about. Some of the more prevalent (and obnoxious) pieces of paper taking up space in your office or house are those pesky receipts. When you first start out with a business it’s generally simple to organize … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Dust Off Your Business Plan

What’s the (business) plan, Stan? If you haven’t taken a look at your business plan in a while, it’s horribly out of date. There are a ton of things that need to be changed that would drastically alter the way you do business. Even if you reviewed your business plan last week there may still … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Write Down Realistic Expectations and Goals

Part of spring cleaning involves strategy: you don’t just grab a broom or piles of boxes and start tossing stuff willy-nilly. You need to figure out where you’re going to put everything and in what order. The same goes for spring cleaning in your business. After all, you had a business plan when you started, … Continue reading

Your eBay Business Needs a Spring Cleaning!

We all like to spring clean, right? (Well not really. But while we may not like doing it we DO feel good when it’s done!) Traditionally it’s the time to clean out your garage and house, emptying the clutter that’s collected over the past year. We fix up and tune those things we’re going to … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Review Your Vendors. Can You get Better Terms?

When it comes to your business, your ultimate financial goal is to be in the black as much as possible. Your profit margin can sometimes literally be the difference between closing up shop or making it another year. So naturally you want as much profit in the books as you can get. One thing going … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Add new inventory that compliments your current assortment

Adding new inventory: it’s a year round task, and not necessarily for spring cleaning. Unless, that is, you haven’t thought about WHAT you’re buying yet. Part of spring cleaning is getting rid of the stuff that just isn’t working with your company, and that includes inventory. Instead of going out and looking for brand new … Continue reading

Buying and Selling products in Lots: The Pros and Cons

Online sellers have debated for years about the pros and cons of selling and buying in bulk/lots versus singular items. Search on eBay and you’ll undoubtedly see them everywhere: “lot of Nintendo games,” “lot of chapstick A++++ variety,” etc. But is there a clear winner on this debate or is it a case of 6 … Continue reading