I’m an ecommerce beginner and my online store is live. Now what do I do?
You’re an ecommerce beginner. You heard about the potential to make passive income or the ability to tap into a $154.5 billion (and growing) industry – and you, quite reasonably, got excited.
So you picked a good niche and made your first ecommerce website.
It’s easy to get swept up in the hype. But when you’re faced with the reality of a live ecommerce store and you don’t know what to do next it can be intimidating and confusing.
Fret no longer! We’ve put together some helpful hints to get you through the next steps.
We’ll explain what ecommerce beginners need to do to start scaling their businesses and earn money after their stores have gone live.
1. Get Subscribers
Why does that matter?
If someone subscribes to your first ecommerce website, it means he or she is interested enough in your products to potentially buy them.
That’s why it’s important to safeguard your subscription list. Using this list to alert your subscribers about sales and bolster your website’s traffic will pay dividends in the long run. Even better, it’s something you can start working on right away as soon as your store is live.
So a good first step to take after going live is to display a prominent “Subscribe” button on your site. Make sure you start compiling those emails, and create emails that will grab their attention and keep them interested in your store – you’ll thank yourself later.
2. Have a clear call to action (CTA)
A good way to test your calls to action is to have a friend or a relative – beta test your site and look for clear calls to action.. Ask them if the journey your website sends them through leads them toward making a purchase.
One element of a clear call to purchase is a prominently displayed cart checkout icon. Ensure that “buy” icons are obvious and that customers are notified that their selections are stored in their cart.
3. Get Reviews
4. Market Your Products
5. Build trust: Trust badges + social media
One of the main factors in winning business and getting sales conversions is trust. Unfortunately, it’s difficult for ecommerce newbies to appear trustworthy right out of the gate.
We have two tips for you to expedite your trust-building phase:
1. By developing a robust social media presence, and
2. By getting trust badges for your site.
Trust badges and a well thought-out social media presence tell your website’s visitors that you’re a vetted company. They make ecommerce beginners seem less scammy and often lead to more sales conversions.
In terms of social media, having a robust presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or the like shows your prospective customers that there are folks who follow you and are invested in your products, giving them more reason to do the same.
Michael is a freelancer from New York City. When he isn’t writing about how Kliken unleashes the marketing, you can find him reading, writing for pleasure, or traveling the globe.
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