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Top 10 Books on E-Commerce to Read

Are you a book-lover and searching for well-known books on ecommerce? This blog is for you!

We have a carefully curated list of the top 10 books on e-commerce that you can choose from and start an e-commerce business in no time!

In the flourishing age of digital commerce, learning digital marketing is an essential skill one must know! The bestselling books will give a detailed understanding of the core concepts and working of the digital field. 

Building an online store may be an easy task. However, making money from it is challenging and demands time and perseverance. Following the tricks and strategies of successful entrepreneurs will truly help in adding value to your online venture and help improve your analytical skills. 

Let’s now dive into the list of the top 10 books on e-commerce.

List of the Top 10 Books on E-Commerce

1. THE EVERYTHING STORE – BRAD STONE

Rating: 4.5/5

About the book

The Everything Store is a revealing biography of Amazon and its well-known founder Jeff Bezos. It won the Financial Times Goldman Sachs Book of the Year Award in 2013. 

The book talks about the journey of Amazon. It goes back to how Amazon was started, includes insights into how it was on the verge of demise during the dot-com bust and its subsequent revival. The author has also included Amazon’s internal working conditions and their relationship with suppliers. 

Brad Stone’s The Everything Store is a must-read book for anyone willing to start an ecommerce business. 

2. LAUNCH – JEFF WALKER

 

Rating: 4.5/5

About the Book

Do you want to start an online business? Or do you want to expand your existing business? 

Launch is your blueprint to start a successful home-based online business and sell hundreds of products from home! The book has helped thousands of entrepreneurs to successfully launch their products, courses, memberships or sites. 

3. ULTIMATE GUIDE TO E-COMMERCE GROWTH – IAN HAMMERSLEY AND MARK HAMMERSLEY

Rating: 4.2 / 5

About the Book

Ian and Mark Hammersley are the directors of Smartebusiness, a global e-commerce agency. The Ultimate Guide To Ecommerce Growth brings to you a detailed account of the largest e-commerce sites in the UK. The book focuses on the rapid expansion of e-commerce and gives you insights into growing your business with the same investments in half the time.

Anyone wanting to start an ecommerce business, this book is for you!

4. THE 4 HOUR WORKWEEK – TIMOTHY FERRISS

Rating: 3.9/5

About the Book

Timothy Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Work Week is a guide to a luxury lifestyle. It includes tips and real-life case studies on earning five-figure incomes using e-commerce platforms. 

It is a book filled with incredible ideas that motivate you to take risks and teaches you a new way to look at your goals and work ethic!

5. BUILD A STORY BRAND – DONALD MILLER

Rating: 4.3/5

About the Book

Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller does a remarkable job in teaching you how to market your business. It focuses on teaching you how you talk about your business to people and offer unique value propositions to customers, which ultimately lead to purchases from your store.

The book offers you 7 universal points to improve your connections, how you can simplify your brand message and use efficient marketing techniques on social media. 

6. GROWTH HACKING MARKETING – RYAN HOLIDAY

Rating: 3.8/5

About the Book

Growth Hacker Marketing is the go-to book for any entrepreneur willing to grow their business. The book includes case studies of brands and start-ups around the world, offering the readers insights into how they relied on growth hacking to reach customers and make their businesses successful. In-depth knowledge of Search Engine Optimization is essential for the growth of any e-commerce business.

7. ONE CLICK – RICHARD L BRANDT

Rating: 3.8/5

About the Book

One Click by Richard Brandt is a case study into how Jeff Bezos managed to reinvent the digital industry. Brandt interviewed Amazon’s employees, competitors, and ascertained every decision Besoz took during the rise of Amazon. 

One Click is a must-read book for anyone who wants to start an online business and gain detailed information about the business strategies used by Besoz to build the world’s most successful online retail brand. Being aware of the most recent business trends is one of the key qualities of a successful entrepreneur. 

8. GET RICH CLICK – MARC OSTROFSKY

Rating: 3.6/5

About the Book

Get Rick Click, written by Marc Ostrofsky, as the name suggests is the guide to making money online. It is a Newyork Times Best-selling book, offering the readers tips, insights, strategies and real-world examples on making money on the internet. 

The guide includes step-by-step instructions on achieving entrepreneurial and financial success on different platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and other digital products. 

It seems like the right time to learn social media marketing and change the ways you make money and take control of your future!

9. Permission Marketing – Seth Godin

Rating: 3.9/5

About the Book

Permission Marketing by Seth Godin teaches readers how to advertise your products without annoying potential customers. It offers concepts that enable you to frame messages attractively, leading customers to accept your advertisements voluntarily. 

The book also includes lessons on how you can build brand awareness, create long-term relationships with your customers and hence, increase chances of a sale. A Facebook and Instagram Ads course will truly help you to easily market your products online for free!

10 THE $100 STARTUP – CHRIS GUILLEBEAU

Rating: 3.9/5

About the Book

The $100 Startup is an informative book on turning ideas into income. Chris Guillebeau in his book writes about the 1500 people he interviewed who built businesses from just $100. He stresses to explain how people with no extraordinary skills were able to monetize their passion and achieve financial freedom. The book helps you understand that having a great idea and a skill you are good at is all it takes to start your own business!

Final Takeaways

The more you read the more things you know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go. 

 Dr Suess

That’s all about it! These were the Top 10 books on e-commerce that you can choose from. 

You’re just one step from starting your online business. Read as many books as you can and gain knowledge of the business world. 

We hope you enjoyed reading this blog! Which is the first book that you’ll be reading? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Author’s Bio

Karan Shah

Founder and CEO at IIDE

An ‘Edupreneur’ and the founder of IIDE – Indian Institute of Digital Education.

He is a passionate public speaker and teacher for over 10 years. He has trained over 1,00,000+ students and 25+ corporates in Digital Marketing via online and offline channels. He is a Harvard alumnus specialising in E-commerce. He is a TEDx speaker and is a visiting faculty at India’s top management institutes like the IIMs.

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