Author: Jessica McDonald

How to build a brand through e-commerce

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Contrary to what some marketers may think, investing in your brand online is not just about spending money on the brand. It’s about building an entity that will resonate with your customers and keep them coming back — even when there’s no deal or promotion to entice them. If you search how to build a brand online, you will see lots of results for articles which state that if you want to grow your business online, you first need to grow your brand. Speaking as if sales and brand are two mutually exclusive entities. The emphasis of most of these articles will be social media and search engine results. These things are very important, but starting with purely social reputation… Read more »

Where is the best place to start an e-commerce business?

best place to start an e-commerce business

Where is the best place to start an e-commerce business – eBay, Amazon, or an online store? At Frooition we work with eBay, Shopify, and BigCommerce. Enhancing the customer experience of marketplace listings, and developing custom standalone stores which have the capability to list to multiple platforms, including Amazon. All of these e-commerce options are proven to grow profitable businesses. But which is the best one for you to start with? We will answer this question by covering the advantages and disadvantages of each platform, whilst running through a step by step plan that you can start straight away! There are 4 main considerations for deciding where is the best place to start an e-commerce business: Goals Level of experience… Read more »

3 Steps to Improving Conversion Online

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Frooition works solely with online retailers, improving conversion online. It’s all we have done for over a decade – and it is a never-ending quest for perfection. There are so many articles online about getting customers to your site with PPC, SEO, and social media, but a poorly optimized page will drive away visitors and waste most of the money you invested in lead generation. Customer conversion may not be as talked about as customer acquisition, but it’s just as important. E-commerce and customer expectations are evolving fast, so the goal posts are always shifting slightly and there is always room to improve both customer experience and conversion online. These three simple points are the most important core basics of… Read more »

New year’s e-commerce resolutions

The start of each new year is a time for reflection on the year that was, as well as a time for planning for the successes of the coming year. You probably have a whole host of personal resolutions revolving around health, fitness, relationships, and self-fulfillment, but let’s take a moment to shed some light on what you could focus on to improve your business. Even if you’ve already made the same, clichéd personal resolutions for yourself (that probably won’t stick past January), it’s not too late to make some resolutions for your e-commerce business. Simple resolutions that really could change your business and your life. Below are five easy resolutions that could help make 2018 your most successful e-commerce year… Read more »

Selling on multiple marketplaces – How to choose which is right for you.

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The higher number of customers that see your products, the higher the number of sales you make. The simple science of e-commerce. Only it’s not simple, is it? Cutting through the noise online and making shoppers aware of your products and offers is hard. Marketing is a never-ending task – social media, email, and other channels are of course all important. But one way to instantly guarantee exposure to an increased audience for your products is to showcase them on more marketplaces. Selling your products on online marketplaces gives you access to customers who often start their shopping on these third-party platforms. For example; listing your items on eBay, gives you access to another 171 million shoppers, and Amazon is… Read more »

Online Shopping in 2017 – All The Essential Stats

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Online shopping 2017 Customers in the UK 77% of adults in the UK bought goods or services online in the last 12 months – unchanged from 2016, but up 24% on 2008. E-commerce market worth £74.5 billion Clothes or sporting goods were the most popular online purchase in the UK in 2017 -bought by 56% of adults. Household goods (inc. furniture and toys) were the next most popular, purchased by 50% of adults, while holiday accommodation was purchased by 44% of adults. 93% who had bought online in the last 12 months, bought  from online sellers in the UK – a 6% increase from 2008 31% had bought from sellers in other EU countries – a 19% increase from 2008… Read more »

E-commerce trends set to boom in 2018

e-commerce 2018 trends

2017 was an amazing year in e-commerce. New technology emerging towards the end of 2016 flourished this year and took stable hold throughout the online retail world, with trendsetters paving the way for the future. Technology and e-commerce are still growing and 2018 is an exciting time for e-commerce. With e-commerce expected to top out at $2.77 trillion in 2018, competition is becoming fiercer than ever before. Staying on top of e-commerce trends will keep you ahead of the competition, so you can keep, and hopefully increase, your piece of that 2.7 trillion dollar pie. Mobile According to Statista 2017 report, about 39% of sales are via mobile devices and mobile traffic will increase 8 times by 2020. Above everything… Read more »

Christmas Day shopping online

Christmas day shopping online

Figures show that Christmas Day is no longer a retail day of rest, with increasing numbers of people opting out of family festivities in favor of Christmas Day shopping online with their smartphones and tablets. Christmas Day shopping online is fast becoming “the norm” with research by travel firm Inghams showing that one in five shoppers this year are expecting to start their online bargain hunt on the 25th. Christmas Day 2017 is set to see a surge in shopping online, according to research from affiliate network affilinet. The study was commissioned in order to learn more about the public’s shopping habits over the festive period. 2,758 UK adults took part in the poll, all of whom were aged 18 or… Read more »

Boosting Sales With Gift Guides

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Over half of customers start researching Christmas gift ideas before December. These customers want gift guides. For those that haven’t yet started, gift guides are the perfect reminder that Christmas is coming up soon, to get them thinking about everyone they need to buy for, and showcase your products as great gifts. Anyone who has ever had to shop for Christmas gifts will empathize with the stress of having to find a gift for someone who is difficult to buy for. This is why gift guides are really helpful for customers at Christmas, boosting sales through great user experience. Gift guides are so good for user experience in fact, that Marks & Spencer have updated their homepage to a gift… Read more »

Maximising Christmas Sales – It’s not Too Late!

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According to Yes mail Interactive, 69.8% of people starting their Christmas shopping before the 1st December. With singles day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions coming at us from every angle, it’s impossible to miss that we are already into core Christmas shopping season. But even if you don’t want to lose all of your profits to massive sale day reductions, this is still prime holiday shopping time, and it’s not too late to start taking action to make sure that you catch as much custom as possible this holiday season. The last major shopping holiday was 11/11 and Chinese super retailer Alibaba reported US$25.3 billion in gross merchandise sales on this one day. 90% of which was processed on… Read more »