In Loving Memory of Don Mosley

March 24th, 2009

Unfortunately, today is a sad day for all of us at Worldwide Brands.  We have just been informed that Don Mosley passed away this weekend from the result of a blood clot in the lungs that went into his brain.  Don was one of the finest supplier researchers that we ever have had the pleasure of working with.  He’d always come into the office with a smile on his face, the latest sport statistics to share, and the eagerness to get to work and find new wholesale suppliers and dropshippers.  He formed many close relationships with suppliers and knew the Worldwide Brands Supplier database like the back of his hand. He was a very caring individual that put others before himself.

Don came to us from Mississippi, where he graduated from Mississippi State University. Since 2004 he used his customer service & sales background for Worldwide Brands. He also found time in his busy schedule to always pay it forward to his community on a volunteer basis.  As Senior Research Specialist, Don assisted our Director of Operations, Tisha Rogers, with heading up the Research Department. 

We all considered him part of our big extended family & he will be deeply missed.  Thank you to everyone in advance for you thoughts and  kind words.

Breadcrumbs, Metatags and SEO for Yahoo Store

March 24th, 2009

Most online sellers don’t understand how metatags and breadcrumbs work.  1Choice4YourStores’, Shawna Fennell, and Worldwide Brands, Colette Marshall, break down those webmaster terms into plain English, and demonstrate why they are so important to both your customers and your search engine optimization.  They show you how to easily make use of these SEO tools, and what common mistakes you should avoid for your Yahoo Store.

Let us know your feedback on these videos.  Would you like to hear more?  What topics are you interested?  Comment on this video and let us know.

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Quality Links and SEO for your Yahoo Store

March 10th, 2009

With internal linking and relevant anchor text, you can improve your customers’ online experience, as well as your own SEO.  See simple ways to get quality backlinks and content the search engines will like.  WorldwideBrands.com’s Colette Marshall and 1 Choice 4 Your Store,  Shawna Fennell,  talk about how to effectively use these optimization techniques for your Yahoo Store.

Interested in watching more videos?  Check out the other Yahoo Videos with Shawna Fennell

Chris Malta leaving Worldwide Brands?

March 2nd, 2009

Hi Everyone!

There has been a rumor starting to circulate that I may
be leaving Worldwide Brands. I’d rather you hear the truth
from me than rumors from somebody else, so let me explain.

I started Worldwide Brands nearly 10 years ago for just $500.
It’s now valued in the tens of millions. When I first started this
business, I never imagined it would go so far.
It’s been one heluva ride!

Along the way, I became a best-selling author, a business
radio talk show host, I’ve written hundreds of articles, created
dozens of ebiz videos, and have met and worked with all of the
top movers and shakers in companies such as eBay, UPS,
Amazon, Yahoo, and many more.

Through the years, I’ve been able to touch the lives of literally
millions of people in a very positive way, and I’ll never forget
that experience. To be able to do all that for so long and still
have an absolutely sterling reputation online, proves the fact
that good guys CAN win, and do. I couldn’t possibly give all
that up.

So no, I’m NOT leaving Worldwide Brands.

However, I AM starting something completely NEW.
This has been literally 30 years in the making. Starting today,
I am going to PERSONALLY change ebiz owners’ lives forever.

If you know me at all, you know perfectly well that I don’t do
“marketing hype”. I say something, then I do it. Period.
When I say I’m going to change your life, and do it personally,
I promise you that I absolutely mean it.

The best way to explain what I’m about to do is through a
short video that I’ve put together for you.

I’m telling you for a fact that you REALLY don’t want to miss this.

In fact, to prove that point, if you watch this Video NOW,
during a limited time, I’ll give you my direct cell phone number
so that you can actually call me and ask me the most pressing
EBiz question on your mind right now.

This is the real deal. Click Here to watch the video, and for a
limited time, talk to me on the phone if you want to.

Let’s make it YOUR life that changes forever!

Chris Malta
CEO, WorldwideBrands.com

Unique Content & SEO – Additional Tips for Improving Your Yahoo Store

February 23rd, 2009

The keyword relevance in your product descriptions is one of the key elements to getting customers to find and buy your products online.  If you understand what the search engines are looking for, you can create good, quality content on your own.  Colette Marshall, of WorldwideBrands.com, and Shawna Fennell, of 1 Choice 4 Your Store, explain how to create unique content and share ‘white hat’ SEO techniques that will bring your Yahoo Store to the top of the search engine results.

Don’t forget!  If you’re a Member of Worldwide Brands, check our your special bonus in your Member Center for the first 6 months on Yahoo Stores for free.

If you’re not a member yet, learn more about this special offer.

Retailers & Wholesalers Converge in Vegas this March

February 18th, 2009

The nation’s largest general merchandise trade show – the ASD/AMD Las Vegas Variety Merchandise Show – will be held this year from March 15 – 18.  Registration is FREE and includes admittance to every venue.  With thousands of wholesale suppliers exhibiting their wares, you’ll find a phenomenal selection in nearly every product category.

Worldwide Brands President, Colette Marshall, and Director of Operations, Tisha Rogers, will be at the show, giving three educational presentations designed for both retailers and wholesalers interested in ecommerce.  Get trade show details and registration info.

Are you going?

Retailers & Wholesalers gather in Las Vegas

FREE targeted ‘Intro to Online Selling’ email training series

February 11th, 2009

Worldwide Brands has created a FREE targeted ‘Intro to Online
Selling’ email training series
to get your e-business moving in the right direction.

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’re already in line to receive these free, instructive emails, and links to useful ecommerce videos and info.

If you’re not a newsletter subscriber yet, you can signup for the free selling online training series at WorldwideBrands.com.

Keep your eyes peeled – over the next few weeks, you’ll have online selling tips and tools delivered straight to your inbox.

We’re always working for your online success!

New Featured Suppliers in New Member Center – Launched Today

February 9th, 2009
Your new Member Center is HERE!
You asked, and we listened.

Our Members requested:

*A faster way to find suppliers inside the Product Sourcing Tool – DONE!
*A quick search tool directly from the Member Center- DONE!
*A way to update your contact info from inside the Member Center- DONE!
*A list of featured suppliers– DONE!
*The return of 6 months free on Yahoo- DONE!

Worldwide Brands launches new featured wholesale supplier section with new Member Center

Worldwide Brands launches new featured wholesale supplier section with new Member Center

Log In to see your new, upgraded Member Center!
Don’t worry – all your data and saved history are still there ;0)

Now WE have a favor to ask YOU:
With the slow economy, we’re hearing more and more  stories of people trying to start an online business and getting SCAMMED!

Please, SPEAK UP and let people know about Worldwide Brands through online forums, Twitter, YouTube, FaceBook and more.

Help your friends get started online the right way by passing along our Free Resources:
* ‘Beat the Recession with eCommerce’ series
* ‘Starting Your Internet Business Right’ eBook

Remember: when you talk – Worldwide Brands listens!  So make sure you share your feedback on the blog.

Here’s to your online success!

Yahoo Stores: How SEO friendly?

February 4th, 2009

Knowing your product and using the right keywords in your description to describe that product will help you optimize your Yahoo Store to increase your sales. Talk with your wholesale supplier about the best words to describe the product you are trying to sell. Do you research to find what customers are typing in the search engines, and make your product names and descriptions relevant inside your Yahoo Store. In the video above, Colette Marshall, Worldwide Brands Marketing Director talks with Shawna Fennell of 1Choice4YourStore about how SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly Yahoo stores really are.

Remember, as a Worldwide Brands member, you can get the first 6 months free for Starting a Yahoo Store.

Drop Shipping Issues and Customer Service

January 20th, 2009

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about the pros and cons of drop shipping. So far, we’ve covered the reasons that drop shipping is such a great product sourcing method for new (and experienced) online sellers, and gone over some techniques for overcoming the thin profit margins that drop shipping sometimes provides. This week, we’re going to cover the second-greatest challenge that online retailers face in drop shipping – losing control over their own customer service.

Let me explain what I mean…

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