What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About B2C E-Commerce

YFS Magazine

Knowing the basics of business-to-consumer e-commerce will help you market and sell more effectively. Here's what you need to know. Grow Marketing & Sales company website e-commerce ecommerce tips marketing online business online marketing

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What do you know about Consumer startups in Israel?

VC Cafe

What do you know about Israeli B2C startups? B2C Consumer startups Israeli consumer startups b2b2c b2c Babylon Consumer consumer digital health consumer fintech consumer internet consumer mobile content esports Exits houzz icq Israeli scaleups Israeli startups online publishing Orcam wixIn this post I shine a spotlight on the consumer segment in Israel and explore the trends in consumer tech in Israel. Continue Reading → This is a content summary only.

Which Is The Best Business Model For Your Startup – B2B Or B2C?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

There are a few reasons as to why entrepreneurs should venture into “B2B” (“Business to Business”) service based companies as opposed to any form of “B2C” (“Business to Consumer”) company, “B2B” product-oriented company or strictly a web-based B2B firm. What Is “B2C&# ? Defining the examples: “B2C” – means that you are selling a product or service directly to the consumer as opposed to selling a product to service to another business.

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B2C and B2B Content Marketing Tips – Is Your Copy Just Sitting There?

Rembrandt Communications

The post B2C and B2B Content Marketing Tips – Is Your Copy Just Sitting There? It’s time for a content strategy that produces actual results! You write weekly blogs to share your insight and post regularly on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more. You have tons of Web pages, Infographics, videos, company news, articles… the list goes on. That’s great. You win an award for having lots of content. But […].

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The False Dichotomy of B2C and B2B

Venture Chronicles

Ray Wang wrote a summary of CRM Evolution that I found particularly interesting, and one point in particular resonated with me because it aligns to something I have been talking about at Get Satisfaction for a while now… B2B and B2C distinctions are dead. The segmentation of business (B2B) and consumer (B2C) behaviors is a false dichotomy to begin from, what really matters is the customer lifecycle and renew-ability of the relationship. B2C and B2B is dead.

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B2C becomes B2B every time someone walks into an office with their smartphone in their pocket

Hunter Walker

B2C becomes B2B every time someone walks into an office with their smartphone in their pocket. It’s been amazing over the last 18 months to see Shyp make organic inroads into small businesses, retailers, marketing departments, etc not because they’ve targeted these customers or because the product has evolved specifically in their direction (more work to be done!) but because individuals in San Francisco, NYC, Miami have used the app in the personal lives.

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Strong B2C biz models – moats, bars, alerts, and habits

The Startup Toolkit

Strong B2C business models have moats, bars, alerts, and habits. Moats keep your competitors out. Bars keep your customers in. And alerts remind them to keep coming back until they develop a habit. Here’s how it fits together: The most dramatic moats are in winner-take-all markets and are built from user activity, which means they grow stronger as your business scales.

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What Is B2B And Why Choose This Business Model For Your Startup?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Last week, in part one of the B2B versus B2C series, I explained there are several reasons as to why entrepreneurs should venture into “B2B” (“Business to Business”) service based companies as opposed to any form of “B2C” (“Business to Consumer”) company, “B2B” product-oriented company or strictly a web-based B2B firm. I outlined the disadvantages and advantages for the first-time entrepreneur in starting up a B2C product-based or service-based company.

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3 Tips For Entrepreneurs Entering The B2B Industry

YoungUpstarts

It is unlike the B2C (business-to-consumer) industry many of us interact with on a daily basis – be it through grocery shopping or buying a gift for a friend – and there are several unique distinctions between the two industries. The B2B industry does not move as quickly as B2C.

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SxSW Interactive Wrap-Up and Why Most Startups are DOA

entrepreMusings

I’ve had dozens of meetings scheduled since then, met people I haven’t seen in a while, and I’m helping organize a reunion for the B2C (business-to-consumer) and Web CEO groups I was a part of when I was working on Babble Soft. babble soft conferences entrepreneur entrepreneurship 1 semester startup b2c beDJ sxsw interactive techcrunch web ceoMy 2012 SXSW Interactive experience this past week was very low key. No badge. A few days. A few parties. All productive.

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[Traction #48] NextView All-Hands: Redesigning the Everyday Economy

View from Seed

In this very special episode of Traction, we sit down as a team and discuss the new mission of the firm and talk through B2C and B2B examples of the Everyday Economy. We learn what commonalities exist among founders who are redesigning that economy, and the NextView partners share their perspectives on the next big wave of internet innovation. Plus, we share some news about the future of the show. Listen now or subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Stitcher , SoundCloud , or Google Play.

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Infographic: 5 Social Media Trends For Small Businesses

Brandanew

5.What is the Difference Between B2B and B2C Usage For Social Media? B2B companies start off with LinkedIn (41%), which B2C companies primarily begin with Facebook (65%).

Growing your B2B marketplace

Version One Ventures

When we talk about marketplaces, we’re usually referring to B2C companies – eBay, Uber, Etsy, etc. But as anyone who is involved in B2C marketplaces knows, the dynamics governing B2C and B2B marketplaces are poles apart. The key factors in a B2C marketplace are typically availability and price. This is the third in a series of posts summarizing our speakers’ insights from the V1 marketplace meetup on October 20.

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Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code + a Framework to Find a CTO

View from Seed

Why Vin decided to pivot the business (read: launch a second startup) and what he learned going from B2C to B2B. Traction is a biweekly podcast where founders share the creative or unusual things they did during the seed stage to make early progress.

Can Social Media Hurt The Success Of Young Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

If you want to open a B2C ( Business to Consumer ) company, than yes, social media helps. In B2C,… Read the rest of this entry » Social Networking cold calling facebook time waste linkedin for sales twitter marketingI’m always amazed that interns at my company can do so much with the web. I’m even more amazed at the limitations social media has put on young aspiring entrepreneurs and how it hinders the necessary fundamentals to start a business.

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Why A Wholesale e-Commerce Platform Is Essential For Your B2B Business

YoungUpstarts

Your B2B customers are also consumers, and B2C commerce is leading the way with companies like Amazon and Ebay way out in the front. From their experience in the B2C world, your customers have high expectations.

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Crazy Holiday Schedule? Your Content Marketing Doesn’t Need to Be!

Rembrandt Communications

Stop the madness and focus on what works with your B2B and B2C content strategy You are running around like a crazy person trying to shop, decorate, clean, prepare for guests, pack, wrap, ship gifts… the list goes on.

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Growth vs. profit: What should rising startups focus on first?

The Next Web

Are you B2B or B2C? George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. This really is not a simple question to answer.

Growth Story: How learning app Blinkist became one of Europe’s fastest growing startups

The Next Web

This week the CEO and co-founder of Blinkist, Holger Seim, shares valuable insights into growing a subscription-based B2C service. Growth Story is a new four-question format we’re doing about startups finding and influencing a defining metric that helped really grow their company.

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21 of the best B2B growth tactics to test

The Next Web

Many B2C growth hacks can be creatively tweaked to be valuable as B2B growth hacks. David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.

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Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code + a Framework to Find a CTO

View from Seed

Why Vin decided to pivot the business (read: launch a second startup) and what he learned going from B2C to B2B. Traction is a biweekly podcast where founders share the creative or unusual things they did during the seed stage to make early progress.

4 B2B Companies That Could Inspire Your Next Content Strategy

Brandanew

One might think that B2C companies have a lot of room to play around in when it comes to interesting content, but we came across some B2B companies that nailed interesting to the t!

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Sorry, Brands…Your Digital Agencies are Lying to You

VC Cafe

Brands spend a fortune on marketing- more than 9% (b2c) and 7% (b2b) of total revenue. Within marketing budgets, the fastest growing portion (+40%) is social media. Unfortunately, a growing body of evidence suggests that garnering LIKES on a Facebook page does nothing to foster community or increase engagement. Your digital agency has been lying to you. The better approach for lowering customer. [[ This is a content summary only.

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The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company

The Next Web

However, we argue that in the long run, B2B companies can be more capital efficient than B2C companies, achieving maximum traction at minimal investment. Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at YL Ventures. Developing an enterprise-grade SaaS product is not easy.

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How To Suck At Social Media: An Indispensable Guide For Businesses

Occam's Razor

In this post let's look at each Social Network, see what B2B and B2C brands are doing there today, from that draw lessons as to 1. Let's look at B2C companies. Let's pivot even more, try the most B2C of entities, a car company. Facebook, at last count, has 1.5

3 missteps to avoid at all costs when building a minimum viable product

The Next Web

Therefore, the best first step for many startups with an idea for a B2C or B2B software application is to build a Minimum Viable Product. So… your brilliant idea for a web or mobile application is going to completely change the way consumers or businesses [fill in the blank]. Great!

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our Recent Seed-Stage VC Investments

View from Seed

We’ve been remarkably consistent on this dimension as well: five of the recent 13 investments were B2C, five were B2B, and three you could categorize as B2B2C. A few themes which have emerged from our 13 most recent investments: CONSUMER (B2C).

Why Apple and IBM’s new romance proves never is a very long time

Start Up Blog

It’s difficult to serve both B2B and B2C markets simultaneously. The recent strategic alliance of Apple and IBM is not really a surprise. But more than that it reminds us all of a few things about the times we are living through: - Sometimes our enemies become our friends. -

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Highlights from NextView’s inaugural Hiring Bootcamp

View from Seed

B2C companies usually have a strong grasp of their marketing funnel (and B2B companies with their sales funnel), and the best ones are relentless on constant fine-tuning and optimization.

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Chaos Alert: A day in the Life of a Content Marketer

Brandanew

93% of B2B marketers and 90% of B2C marketers are in content marketing tactics for their brands. There are only 42% and 34% B2B and B2C marketers, that feel any of their efforts are effective. If you’re reading this or landed here because of your ‘search’ – congratulations!

6 Best Apps For Business Owners In 2018

YoungUpstarts

It can be anything from B2B, B2C, C2C. The olden times have changed, and so it is essential for any businesses to adapt to the latest technological developments quickly.

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Introducing NextView III and Our Focus on the Everyday Economy

View from Seed

While our lens on the Everyday Economy is focused on our actions as individuals, it’s not constrained to B2C companies. What will the future hold? It’s a question every VC asks themselves and the entrepreneurs they invest in.

What Boston’s Top Consumer Tech Leaders Think About Boston’s Consumer Tech Struggles [#BostonB2C Recap]

View from Seed

Here’s Mike’s comment: Boston’s B2C problem is one of values. To become a truly special consumer tech community, Boston needs more pillar B2C companies. For his part, Bijan seemed to agree that Boston needs more design-centric founders and thinkers to launch and grow successful B2C businesses, as he said: @bijan “Each of these companies had an artist” at @NextViewVC ‘s #BostonB2C re: @twitter Tumblr, @Wayfair.

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Is Your SaaS Go-to-Market Strategy Tsunami-Proof?

ConversionXL

This isn’t limited to the B2C space. Right now, there is a tsunami that’s coming to wipe out thousands of SaaS companies. In this article, I’ll walk you through the three tidal waves coming ashore and show you how to avoid their potentially disastrous consequences.

JFDI.Asia Announces 2013 Startup Lineup

YoungUpstarts

The eight startups – covering the gamut of B2B, C2C, B2C and even B2B2C – are: AskAbt , from India, have a platform to manage real-time crowdsourced queries.

September Roundup: Brandanew is 1, What’s Your Brand Story?

Brandanew

Often businesses stop short from using social media fully because they feel their businesses do not stand to gain as much from it like B2C brands. Last year this day, October 7th, 2014, we registered the Brandanew domain name and got a placeholder and social media handles.

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Catching Up on Bylines: Lies & Hacks

Mucker Lab

By the end, 99 percent of the B2B marketplaces had cratered and only B2C eBay was left standing and thriving. it’s really a software business, not liquidity driven) and that B2C marketplaces could not be built under the giant momentum of eBay’s “ network effect. Making fun of myself and the b t I spew on a daily basis. It’s almost been two years since I co-founded LA-based accelerator MuckerLab and since then, I’ve gotten pretty good at lying.

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Catching Up on Bylines: Lies & Hacks

Mucker Lab

By the end, 99 percent of the B2B marketplaces had cratered and only B2C eBay was left standing and thriving. it’s really a software business, not liquidity driven) and that B2C marketplaces could not be built under the giant momentum of eBay’s “ network effect. Making fun of myself and the b t I spew on a daily basis. It’s almost been two years since I co-founded LA-based accelerator MuckerLab and since then, I’ve gotten pretty good at lying.

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[Sponsored] The Money Is In The Metrics: Data Driven Decisions Form The Right Strategy For Growth

YoungUpstarts

In their own words, it’s: “B2C and B2B marketing that optimizes value to the buyer at any stage of the customer life cycle, dramatically increasing the propensity of that customer to purchase.

Why We Think B2B Crowdsourced Logistics Will Be a Big Hit

Both Sides of the Table

But my take is this: We know that B2C crowdsourcing of tasks and products has started to play a transformative role in our economy from everything from Uber to Airbnb to TaskRabbit to DogVacay.

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Recapping the V1 Marketplace Meetup in SF

Version One Ventures

Some highlights of the evening included: Slava Rubin ( Indiegogo – a V1 portfolio company) talking about how to expand LTV/marketplace size over time; Mikhail Ledvich ( Shippo – also part of the V1 family) discussing how to grow B2B marketplaces (it’s very different than B2C marketplaces); and Anthony Marino ( ThredUp ) talking about moving from a pure marketplace to a managed marketplace.

How To Begin Your Startup’s Marketing Even Before Launch

YoungUpstarts

For a B2C business, create a press release kit that can be distributed. For B2C your metrics are: Signups. by Shivankit Arora, founder of MarketingMasala.com. Kick-starting a business is a thrilling experience.

5 Things Remarkable Professional Bloggers Do Consistently

Brandanew

Both consumers (for B2C) and brand (for B2B) check the recency of your posts. Even school kids have blogs nowadays. Blogging is an epidemic. By 2020 there’s an expected 600% growth of online content – a large part of it consumer driven.

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