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5 Tips for Your E-commerce Success

by Emma L. Business consultant

A lot of experienced tradespeople, simply expect they can seamlessly transition into the world of e-commerce and make a fortune. However, things are never this easy. Sure, the basic principles of sales and marketing apply even in this environment but there is much more for one to learn and master before they can start making a name for themselves in the digital world. With this in mind, here are five tips to set you on the right path to your e-commerce success.


  1. Start with a narrow focus

One of the greatest problems in the world of e-commerce is that it is so oversaturated that the competition will be tough. Sure, there are several ways to distinguish yourself and one of them is to narrow down your focus a bit. This way, the broader audience will automatically assume that your products are superior to those that have a broader venture, as well as subconsciously believe you are more knowledgeable about the products, seeing as how you are exclusive to them.

  1. Get a professional web design

Another thing you need to keep in mind is that your e-store deserves as much layout planning and organization as if you were to run an actual store. The performance of your website might affect your bounce rate and shopping cart abandonment, while a sleek design may help improve your conversion rates. Still, achieving this requires you to be skilled in both web design and e-commerce, which is never the case with first-timers. The best way around this obstacle is to look for e-commerce web designers and find a package that suits both the needs of your e-commerce website and your web design budget.


  1. Put a stronger emphasis on mobile users

The next thing you should know is the fact that mobile users are quickly becoming the driving force in the world of e-commerce. According to one particularly interesting e-commerce mobile statistic, about 62 percent of smartphone users made a purchase through their mobile devices in the last six months. This is why you need to make your website adaptable to various screen sizes, focus on visual content and make your main navigation mobile-friendly.

  1. Promote your business through the right channels

Although everyone agrees that social networks are one of the best places for you to reach out to your target demographics, spending the same amount of energy on every single network is a waste of time and resources. Sure, you should be represented on as many channels as you can but you need to put your main focus on those networks that will yield you the best ROI. For this to work, however, you must first discover where your target audience spends most of their time.


  1. Test, test and test again

Finally, one of the best things about working in the digital environment is that it gives you great options for A/B testing. You see, you never know how your audience will react to a certain change or how your platform will react, for that matter. Therefore, you need to go with split testing as often as you can. Needless to say, this is probably one of the best, not to mention the safest, ways for you to learn about your audience.

These five tips are something that a traditional retailer can never know intuitively, seeing as how they represent something completely new and industry-specific. Luckily, none of these tips are hard to implement or learn, which means that there is no excuse whatsoever for neglecting them. Of course, the above-listed five are not all you need to know for e-commerce success but they are enough to ensure you are onto a great start.


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About Emma L. Advanced Pro  Business consultant

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Joined APSense since, February 18th, 2016, From Sydney, Australia.

Created on Dec 8th 2017 02:52. Viewed 773 times.

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