Top 5 e-commerce books you must read in 2018

We’re halfway through 2018 already – can you believe it! It’s not just January where you should make lists – you should be giving your self goals and challenges all throughout the year to continue to grow your business and yourself.

We have listed our favourite 5 books for you to read over the next few months to help advance yourself and take your e-commerce business to the next level and why we’ve selected them for the list.

  1. The Everything Store

    Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

    The Everything Store E-commerce Book

    As story hounds, we love delving into stories of success and this is definitely one all about the Amazon business and culture which Jeff Bezos has created inside it. You’ll garner a bit more than just the business, and also how the economy and business as a whole is evolving.

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    It’s a must read due to the unmatched success of the e-commerce behemoth that is Amazon, the largest online store out there.

  2. Alibaba

    The House That Jack Ma Built

    Alibaba The House That Jack Ma Built E-commerce Book

    Another story-based book all about Jack Ma and Alibaba, the one-stop marketplace for product-sourcing for manufacturing or drop-shipping amongst others and it does this unlike Amazon, without holding any inventory at all. A powerful e-commerce brand in the world’s economy today.

    It’s worth knowing how it all got started and Jack Ma’s denied any and all rejection in his pursuit of success.

  3. Get Rich Click!

    The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet

    Get Rich Click Online Success Book

    There’s a little more online than just a few websites, if you want to take advantage of the opportunity, you need to look at the wider context and what other sites are around to be able to leverage to get your word out.

    Although 5 years old, you can learn some wider lessons into how to make the internet work for you.

  4. Shoe Dog

    A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

    Shoe Dog Nike Book

    Nike is one of the most recognisable brands in the world, and although not specifically about e-commerce, this book is an autobiography of the creator of Nike, Phil Knight and he directly tells you about the struggles, lessons and successes through the journey of getting Nike to where it is today.

    We think learning from the best is always the right move, and if you’re thinking of creating a power brand this is the right first move.

  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

    A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Life Book

    Be ready for some swearing in this approach to life. Mark Manson takes you through a journey on how you need to get through life by focusing on the important things to give you the life you deserve. The catchy title is a good insight to the book and although not specifically e-commerce, it’ll give you some food for thought for all aspects of your life.

    This book was a New York Times bestseller, and a good trigger for bringing perspective to your mindset.

We hope this book list has brought you some ideas and takeaways on your next read. If you do read one, give us a shoutout on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!

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