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Best eCommerce sites 2017 | The Bitbond blog awards

Chris Grundy
Feb 28, 2017

Best eCommerce sites in 2017. Welcome to the first annual Bitbond eCommerce blog awards!

The winner of the 2017 eCommerce awards is…drumroll….


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What are the 2017 eCommerce blog awards?

The 2017 Bitbond awards are designed to find the best eCommerce sites on the planet. We have crawled through thousands of excellent websites to give you the very best 25! We have sites from the US, the UK, India, Poland and the Philippines who are all here to stake their claim to the best eCommerce site on the web.

By distilling the vast number of eCommerce sites down to the best 25, we hope to introduce you to new and excellent reading material which will help you on your eCommerce journey, as well as reward those domains doing an outstanding job.

Now that we have established a shortlist of 25 excellent websites, the winner will be established by voting. The website with the most votes by February 28th 2017, will be names the best eCommerce site of 2017, as well as awarded $500 in prize money. The second and third place will receive $300 and $200 respectively.

As Bitbond aims to push the envelope and fly the flag for bitcoin, the prize money will naturally be paid out in bitcoin. Of course we will be happy to help set up a bitcoin wallet if necessary.

About the nominees for best eCommerce sites of 2017

Amazon Sellers' Lawyer

Amazon Sellers' Laywer is a hidden gem for anyone selling on Amazon. The blog provides a unique legal perspective on the giant marketplace, informing sellers of all sizes how to fight for their rights and protect themselves against the whims of Amazon. For anyone selling on Amazon, Amazon Sellers' Lawyer should be your first port of call to learn.

2x eCommerce

2x eCommerce offers professional growth strategies and case studies by Kunle Campbell, an eCommerce consultant living in Oxford. His blog and podcasts offer immense value to Online sellers from around the world, and 2x eCommerce has grown into one of the best eCommerce sites around. Definitely one to look out for in 2017.

Andrew Minalto

Andrew Minalto is a serial online entrepreneur, best-selling author and business coach. He is the founder of ChatWithAndrew.com and EasyAuctionBusiness.com and uses his excellent AndrewMinalto.com blog to share valuable tips and tricks around online selling. This is a definite must-read for eBay and Amazon sellers looking to grow their sales and maximise their revenue.

Big Commerce

Founded in 2009, Big Commerce is probably known to you as one of the best shopping platforms available today. What you may not know however, is that they run an excellent eCommerce blog which is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs how to navigate the tricky road that leads to success. The Big Commerce blog also offers valuable insights into matters outside the grasp of normal eCommerce, such as SEO and trackable KPIs. Both for veteran and newbie online sellers, this is a fantastic resource and definitely worth checking out in 2017.

Bootstrapping eCommerce

Bootstrapping eCommerce is an excellent blog run by Chicago-born entrepreneur Shabbir Nooruddin.  Not only will you handy tips on selling and sourcing your products, but Shabbir also showcases excellent knowledge on more esoteric topics like PPC and Social Media Marketing. Consequently, this blog is fantastic at tackling fundamental issues, like: how to manage chargebacks, as well as tough topics like why link-building is an important part of any eCommerce strategy.

As a result, Bootstrapping eCommerce is one of the best eCommerce sites of 2017, and a must-read for any entrepreneur.

Centrum Sprzedawcy

As an international platform, it's important for us to offer first-rate eCommerce websites from all over the world. Centrum Sprzedawcy is our favourite Polish eCommerce blog, offering a unique take on eCommerce in Eastern Europe, while providing actionable tips for budding Sellers to implement. Whether you're looking to branch out into new marketplaces, want to learn about the newest fee structures, or need information on how to scale your business, Centrum Sprzedawcy is the place Polish readers should be heading.

Ecommerce News

For readers located on continental Europe, Ecommerce News is doubtlessly one of the best eCommerce sites around. Dedicated to making knowledge about the European eCommerce industry available to the general public, this fantastic news source reports on all 45 European countries without bias, and in beautiful prose. For small business owners aiming to sell their products throughout Europe, Ecommerce News is a one-stop-shop for all the information you could possibly need.

Ecommerce Platforms

Ecommerce Platforms was created in order to provide a fair and unbiased comparison website for eCommerce and shopping platforms. A few years later, this excellent site has grown to over 500,000 visitors a month, pouring over brilliantly written articles and quizzes.With marketplaces taking on a bigger and bigger role in eCommerce, Ecommerce Platforms should be your first port of call for any questions surrounding this topic.

EcommerceBytes

Launched in 1999, EcommerceBytes has built up an amazing track record in the industry, and has advanced to become one of the fields most important voices. Readers unaware of EcommerceBytes should start off with their excellent Sellers Choice awards, which give an excellent overview of online selling sites and their reputation in the industry. This is especially true of eBay and Amazon sellers looking to expand their reach and sell on new, less competitive

Get Elastic

As the #1 subscribed eCommerce blog in the world, Get Elastic does its reputation proud by delivering excellent content on a whole host of important issues. Specialising in an Omnichannel approach, Get Elastic provides detailed information about the scaling your business to new platforms, and preparing for new challenges - such as the rise of mobile visitors. Additionally, readers can enjoy access to best practices, comprehensive how-to, and in-depth analysis on everything digital commerce.

Indian Onliner Seller

Small retailers have formed the backbone of the Indian economy for centuries, with only 8% of Indian retail conducted by companies. Now, with the dawn of the internet, India is preparing for a seismic shift in consumer behaviour and the Indian Online Seller is helping to pave the way. With excellent articles and comprehensive analysis, the IOS is helping Indian small business owners to grow and scale their business.

Sellers located in India, or with special interests there, should read the IOS for tips & tricks, opinions, how-to's and news around growing a small eCommerce business.

Insider Retail

Insider Retail is the best source of eCommerce information for those located in the Philippines. Part of the 45 year-old Inside Retail group, this is one of the best eCommerce sites for 2017, reporting on small and medium-sized sellers and marketplaces. Throughout the day Inside Retail publishes fresh retail news and information online, sending a news-in-brief every morning to their 100,000 subscribers.

For those of you interested in the Asian eCommerce ecosystem, Insider Retail is definitely worth your time.

Internet Retailer

Internet Retailer is a behemoth in the industry and one of the best eCommerce sites in the world. With its impressive resources, Internet Retiailer provides an up-to-the-minute perspective on the latest market trends, technology, competitive practices and people that are shaping the eCommerce industry.

With over 250,000 visitors a month from the United States and Europe, this website is a major player for a reason.

Jordan Malik

Jordan Malik is a best-selling author, podcaster, serial entrepreneur and award-winning Amazon merchant. His blog JordanMalik.com is a fantastic resource for eBay and Amazon sellers aiming to optimise their store and drive revenue further in 2017. Whether it's covering where to sell, which tools to use or what products are the most profitable, Jordan provides invaluable insights in well-written and unbiased prose.

My Wife Quit Her Job

My Wife Quit Her Job started as an outlet for Steve Chou and his wife to share their experiences and strategies for building wealth on a single income. Living in Silicon Valley, Steve's wife quit her job to look after their child, putting the family under considerable financial strain. To combat this, Steve launched his own online store, and has reaped the rewards ever since. Readers who would like to follow in his footsteps, should head over to the blog, visit Steve's dedicated domain and listen to his excellent monthly podcasts he records with entertaining guests.

My Wife Quit Her Job is one of the best eCommerce sites for budding entrepreneurs to get stuck into.

Passion into Paychecks

Nothing helps budding sellers make progress like someone taking them by the hand and showing them the ropes. 20 year old Josh Shogren, from Passion into Paychecks, has documented his journey starting off as an Amazon newbie to a successful FBA seller. Josh's endeavors are particularly interesting because he talks extensively about private labeling items from China, something that many new online sellers find attractive.

As a result Passion into Paychecks is particularly interesting to new sellers still learning where to source products, how to list effectively and how to start a private label business. Because of this, Josh has created one of the best eCommerce sites of 2017.

Practical eCommerce

For high-level information, Practical eCommerce is one of the foremost publications on the web. Besides the excellently written articles on topics ranging from legislative changes to conversion rate optimisation, Practical eCommerce also offers an excellent free eBook entitled: 48 Great eCommerce Ideas, and a superb newsletter. By subscribing and downloading to the former, online sellers can ensure they stay abreast of all the important developments in the eCommerce space, as well as learn excellent tips on how to get ahead. Definitely worth checking out!

Savvy Seller

The Savvy Seller is a wonderful blog dedicated to improving the lives of small-to-medium-sized online sellers. With simple, step-by-step guides, the Savvy Seller will show you how to take the perfect product photograph, measure clothes accurately for resale, and how to effectively generate excellent testimonials.

Be sure to visit the Savvy Seller to spur growth throughout 2017 with valuable tips and tricks.

Shopify Blog

It's not easy for corporate blogs to bring value to readers while radiating personality. The Shopify Blog impressively ticks both boxes however, showing readers not only how to set up the perfect shopify store, but so, so much more. Whether it's selling on eBay, Amazon, Etsy or your very own Shopify store, this blog will provide invaluable insights and useful data for you to make the perfect decision.

If you are unacquainted with this blog, definitely pay it a visit.

Skip McGrath

Skip McGrath is an online selling veteran who enjoys a huge amount of respect in the industry. No wonder, considering he created the oldest and probably largest training site for online sellers from around the world. As such Skip McGrath serves as a fantastic entry point to the world of eCommerce, providing many guides, how-to's and quick tips to get your sales up and your revenue soaring.

eBay sellers in particular should pay Skip's site a visit as it is doubtlessly one of the best eCommerce sites for that niche.

Startup Bros

Startup Bros is a fantastic resource for budding entrepreneurs and Amazon sellers to get hands-on advice on how to grow their business. With unparalleled transparency, the Startup bros are sharing their journey to Amazon success, and haven't done too badly already, recording more than $140,000 monthly revenue.

On top of this impressive figure the Startup Bros provide comprehensive step-by-step guides on how anyone can accomplish the same feat. Classic articles such as "How I Turned $2,200 of Rice Cakes into $1-million eCommerce Business" are worth reading regardless of your stage of your eCommerce life ;)

The Amazing Seller

The Amazing Seller is run by eCommerce veteran Scott Voelker, who turned to eCommerce many years ago to supplement the income he was generating from his portrait studio. Once Scott heard about Amazon FBA, he decided to turn his hand to white and private labeling on Amazon. After many years in the game, Scott now shares his knowledge in his excellent podcast which comes out with impressive regularity and quality.

For online sellers looking for new and informative listening material, The Amazing Seller should be your first port of call.

The Selling Family

The friendly tone and actionable tips make The Selling Family one of the best eCommerce sites of 2017. Dedicated to putting family first, and working in such a way as to maximise free time, The Selling Family explain step-by-step how readers can achieve financial independence and more time with their loved ones.

Specifically, The Selling Family focuses on teaching Amazon sellers how to grow their business by offering courses, tools and great support.

Upfuel

Not all eCommerce has to include physical products. Chris Guthrie from Upfuel.com does an excellent job of explaining how to sell the tangible as well as intangible, such as podcasts and eBooks. Although Chris stopped blogging in October of last year, Upfuel is well worth your time and may well have flown under your radar - which is why we have listed it here. If you're looking to start or grow your online business, Upfuel is a great place to start.

With excellently written articles, entertaining podcasts and good courses, Chris Guthrie has created one of the best eCommerce sites of 2017.

WebRetailer

Launched by Andy Geldman, WebRetailer is one of the best eCommerce sites around. Not only does Andy wow his readers with comprehensive articles on all things eCommerce, but WebRetailer also offers an impressive forum with thousands of members discussing tips and tricks for eCommerce growth. This community is over 12,000 large and consists primarily of eBay and Amazon sellers trying to help each other in a kind and respectful manner.

Member receive an excellent weekly newsletter which brings all the weeks highlights straight into your inbox.

Zepo

Zepo is our second well-deserved nominee from India. With a look on the small business landscape in India, Zepo offers a fascinating insight into the burgeoning Indian eCommerce sector. As part of that, Zepo does a great job of not only informing online sellers of national developments, but also keeps them up to date with trends and heartening success stories. For Indian online sellers, Zepo is doubtlessly one of the best eCommerce sites of 2017.

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