12 Best eCommerce Books


Best eCommerce Books
When in search to expand your knowledge in any field, a few things such as a good book is very helpful. This holds true for e-commerce field as well. Yes, it is true we are in a fast working industry where blogs prove to be the ideal solution in keeping us up to date with the latest developments, but only books can teach you the fundamentals, give you deep insights and even inspire you to realize your business dreams.

However, time is precious to all of us and a selection must be made. So, with a selection based online research and survey, I made a list of t books every e-commerce Professional Should Read.


In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
(By: Steven Levy )
Over the past decade, Google has really become a relevant cornerstone in the internet and has actually changed the lives of modern society. The book talks in detail about the way Google constantly expands their reach by creating products with goals of increasing productivity and efficiency. It also talks about the founders of Google and the skills it takes to run such a company.

One-click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com

One-click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
(By: Richard L. Brandt )
Since the foundation of amazon in 1995, Amazon has been increasing in size, services, revenues and products. There is something about amazon that makes every e-commerce minded person look into the company’s success path. The book describes how Amazon has evolved since its early days and also how and why it grew like it did. The book also shows how the business draws the most convenient ways to run your online shopping business.

Anyone Can Do It: Building Coffee Republic from Our Kitchen Table 57 - Real Life Laws on Entrepreneurship

Anyone Can Do It: Building Coffee Republic from Our Kitchen Table 57 - Real Life Laws on Entrepreneurship
(By: Sahar Hashemi & Bobby Hashemi )
This is a very inspiring book and every entrepreneur should get themselves a copy. The book guides us through the steps we need to take in order to become globally successful from the idea, writing down the business plan to even hiring and firing.

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
(By: Steve Krug )
The main aim of this book is to make you think like a usability expert. This is by making your website simple in terms of navigation such that people will not have to think at all.

This books is also a recommended reading for web design and development.

The 4-Hour Work Week

The 4-Hour Work Week
(By: Timothy Ferriss )
This is a motivational book targeted to those with the mind or vision of owning an online business, basically allowing them into an effortless activity. The book is divided into 4 parts that cover different components which as described as goal setting, automation of cash flows, elimination of distraction and liberation from traditional expectations.

Get Rich Click!: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet

Get Rich Click!: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet
(By: Marc Ostrofsky )
This book is for those looking for a comprehensive guide to build your e-commerce business. The book is said to be the ultimate guide to making money through the internet.

Convert!: Designing Web Sites to Increase Traffic and Conversion

Convert!: Designing Web Sites to Increase Traffic and Conversion
(By: Ben Hunt )
In this book, the author shows how to design websites with aim to increase traffic and conversion. The author also talks about the importance of SEO and customer engagement. In this book, Hunt believes that success in e-commerce is as a result of proper connection with the customers.

Return on Relationship

Return on Relationship
(By: Kathryn Rose & Rubin Ted )
The book focuses on how to maximize your business potential using some online community based tools such as social media for marketing.


Ecom Hell: How to Make Money in Ecommerce Without Getting Burned

Ecom Hell: How to Make Money in Ecommerce Without Getting Burned
(By: Shirley Tan )
This books is a must read for absolute beginners. If you are starting a ecommerce business for the first time use this book for doing before getting started. The author of the books is experienced in ecommerce and addresses the major pain points in setting up any ecommerce store.

E-commerce Get It Right

E-commerce Get It Right
(By: Ian Daniel )
This book lists down some simple practical steps that you can easily start using into your own store. The book is a good reference for people who already know hot to start a ecommerce business but having difficulty making sales.

Launch

Launch
(By: Jeff Walker )
This is a simple to read book. Its aimed at small-business owners or starting-out entrepreneurs. The author of the book has strong experience and has done in depth research about the subject. The book also provides reference to many free resources for readers.

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
(By: Michael Hyatt )
This books is written in a encouraging and inspiring tone that can be really helpful for first timers. This books talk about importance of social media and blog in growing a ecommerce business. Most of the content from this book can also be found for free on the authors blog.

I hope you find the success in your business. Picking few books before starting a business is not very uncommon. Have you already read some of these books? Which book do you like?


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