:

Is Salesforce a Great Place to Work? -

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Is Apple a Great Place to Work? -

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Do I want to work at Adobe? -

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

NVIDIA, why work here? -

Friday, June 7, 2019

Manager Instructional Technology at George Washington University -

Thursday, October 4, 2018

5 Highest Paying Business Development Manager Jobs in New York -

Monday, July 23, 2018

What kind of Business Development
Jobs are in Los Angeles?
-

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

QVC , On Air Program Host Job for 3rd Largest Ecommerce Company -

Monday, March 26, 2018

Facebook has over 1700 Jobs: Here is How to Get a Job at Facebook -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Nielsen Why You Want to Work at this Digital Transformation Organization -

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Why You Want a Job at Twitter -

Monday, February 5, 2018

How fast is this Blockchain thing going to take over? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

Should You Work at HBO or Netflix? -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Why Working at Hearst is Much Better than Houghton Mifflin Harcourt -

Friday, January 26, 2018

What Will Making a VR Game While in Virtual Reality be like? -

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Why You Want to Work at Snapchat -

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Why You Want to Get a Job at Vogue Magazine: -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Is it Better to work at Buzzfeed or The New York Times? -

Friday, January 12, 2018

LeBook Business Development Job for Trend Setter -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Executive Editor Job at Philadelphia Gay News -

Friday, November 10, 2017

Making Job Search Easier by Finding the Great Companies First

Find a
JOB
Title/Keywords Company Name
City, state or zip (optional)
 

One-click platform for e‑commerce Sellfy integrates Stripe and Paymill into its payment gateway

Intre­pid e‑commerce man­agers and e‑commerce ana­lysts with an ear to the ground for busi­ness suc­cess sto­ries will be impressed by the mod­est but seem­ing­ly inex­orable rise of the Lat­vian-based start­up, Sell­fy.

The com­pa­ny is an e‑commerce plat­form that lets dig­i­tal con­tent cre­ators sell dig­i­tal prod­ucts straight to their fans or fol­low­ers via a sin­gle link. Fur­ther­more, it’s just announced an expan­sion to its options for pay­ment. From now onwards, in addi­tion to Pay­Pal, it will per­mit Paymill cred­it card pro­cess­ing in Europe and Stripe in the U.S./Canada.

Steady growth

From its home in Vil­nius, Sell­fy is aim­ing to rival its U.S. equiv­a­lent, Gum­road. The signs show that this is no mere pipe dream; its cus­tomer base has tre­bled since June 2012 from 3,000 to 9,000 self-pub­lish­ing sell­ers and it can now claim brag­ging rights over 16,000 prod­ucts for sale. These include music files, pho­tos, videos, eBooks – any type of dig­i­tal file, in fact — which can then be shared on Twit­ter, Face­book or Sellfy’s own site via a sin­gle click on a short URL.

Accord­ing to the firm’s co-founder and CEO Maris Dagis, Sell­fy tar­gets the Long Tail of dig­i­tal con­tent cre­ators’ prod­ucts, and ear­ly signs are that eBook authors are par­tic­u­lar­ly impressed. The eBooks sec­tion is show­ing the most trac­tion cur­rent­ly, Dagis says, and there’s a good rea­son. Sellfy’s trans­ac­tion fees are extra­or­di­nar­i­ly com­pet­i­tive. Amazon’s Kin­dle Direct Pub­lish­ing claws back a hefty 30 per­cent cut, where­as Sell­fy gets by on just 5 per­cent. No won­der many authors pre­fer it.

Sell­ing with­out expen­sive mar­ket­ing

Dagis wastes no time in high­light­ing this point, explain­ing, “It’s because there is a huge dif­fer­ence in trans­ac­tion fees and if you are not among Amazon’s top sell­ers you end up dri­ving cus­tomers and doing all the mar­ket­ing your­self any­way.”

Now that’s a sol­id point. There are vir­tu­al­ly no dis­tri­b­u­tion bar­ri­ers when it comes to dig­i­tal con­tent, and sup­ply near­ly always out­paces demand, which basi­cal­ly means that all the real effort (and the expense) goes into mar­ket­ing, most of it to an already-exist­ing con­sumer base.

As Dagis puts it, “Many authors/creatives have built a sig­nif­i­cant online pres­ence (blogs, web­sites, social net­work chan­nels) and it is get­ting eas­i­er to sell direct­ly to their audi­ence through plat­forms like Sell­fy, with­out going to mar­ket­places.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave A Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.