10 Ecommerce books you must read to succeed online

10 Ecommerce books you must read to succeed online

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

–Henry David Thoreau

One would definitely agree with Mr. Henry. After all, life is too short to read all the books ever published. Books are the source of perennial wisdom. Books act as a mirror that reflects the thoughts of the society; its working and culture.

Now, running an ecommerce business is not easy, we know. One needs constant insights and ideas to run a successful ecommerce business. Today, we bring you a list comprising some of the best must-read books if you are feeling stuck, need an inspiration or planning to take your business to the next level.

Suggestion: Please have a warm cup of coffee ready by the time you finish reading this post. Because you might want to pick up one start reading.

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Ecommerce books you must read to grow your online business

      1. Thiel, who founded Paypal, along with his other friends (PayPal mafia), shares truths that have an audience beyond the entrepreneurs. The book provides a new perspective on risk taking. This book includes topics about the right way to build a team, to choose a good timing how to deliver your product how to have your own monopoly. A happy company, according to Thiel, is one that has escaped competition: a monopoly.

      2. If you have been in the ecommerce business, chances are Amazon and ecommerce might have become synonymous inside your head. Brandt covers a wide variety of topics not just concerning Amazon. You can say it is a biography of Jeff Bezos which later becomes the biography of Amazon. Brandt has a beautifully blended biography and business history.

      3. Make your ecommerce dream a successful reality with this all-inclusive, step-by-step handbook. Doesn’t matter if your company is a startup or well-established, you’ll learn how to plan, implement and operate a successful ecommerce site.

      4. Learn how to create killer social media strategies directly from the market leaders and experts. This book provides some real life visions and illustrations, straight from successful managers and marketers, outlining social media strategies that really works

      5. Michael Hyatt, one of the top business bloggers in the world, provides simple and profound guidance for building a successful business platform. Each chapter is brief and to the point and the content is divided up into bulleted lists, numbered lists and specific action items. If you run a company or want to get your own personal brand elevated Hyatt gives some great steps for promotion.

      6. Are you struggling to build traffic on your website or increasing your ROI? DotComSecrets will give you the marketing funnels and the sales scripts you need to be able to turn on a flood of new leads into your business. Russell’s book pulls together tons of different concepts and real life examples to fit the perspective.

      7. Just as the title suggests, regardless of the amount, it will help you make more money with your ecommerce business. There are chapters on all aspects of making money on-line. Just a fraction of what you learn in this book includes: Selling your own products or those from someone else, finding ways to make money on-line, Search Engine Optimization for your website, affiliates and affiliate marketing etc.

      8. How important is the look and feel of your website on a scale of 1 to 10? You would say, somewhere close to 9. But, your customers think in a different way; for them, it’s 10. The aesthetics of a website is the single most important factor that defines your conversion rate. Krug’s book is one of the most loved and most recommended books on the subject. A no-nonsense approach on how to design websites to be as effective as possible.

      9. Steven has written this book with the full cooperation from top management of Google, including Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Since Google has become so central to our lives, In the Plex is a kind of instruction manual to the modern world. The book is arranged into a series of topic-based chapters that cover the search engine, online advertising, corporate culture, infrastructure, media etc.

      10. What Great Brands Do” shows how firms rely on a brand-as-business management approach to grow and succeed in tough economic climates, regardless of the size of their marketing budgets. the full business value of those brands is going unrealized. “What Great Brands Do “intends to change the ways readers think about and work with brand-building. A book containing a lot of great case studies, articles, interviews, and the like, from market wizards themselves.


There are some great minds behind these books. A lot of research and hard work has gone in order to write them. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to learning.

These are not the only books you should read to grow yourself; make sure you keep yourself updated and well read with all the other books (gems!) out there.

Happy reading!