Category: Strategies

Growth Hacking For E-Commerce – Accelerating Sales With Reciprocity

Growth hacking for e-commerce

Popularised by business bloggers and keynote speakers, the phrase growth hacking is the perfect mix of snappy enthusiasm and aspiration. Like hustle, it’s a phrase that’s never monotone. There’s a natural energy to it’s quick simplicity. Growth – we all want that. Hacking – getting what we want even faster and with less investment?! Even better! This phrase is music to every entrepreneur’s ears. The promise of their dreams. But going beyond the enthusiastic promise of easy growth, past the bright smiles of influencers and their incredible drop shipping claims, what does growth hacking really entail? Growth hacking is when a company uses ideas, tools, technology and products in intelligent and creative ways to generate more customers or conversions. Often… Read more »

4 Ways To Improve Your Strategy For Cross Selling On eBay

cross selling on eBay

Traffic is guaranteed on eBay. But converting viewers into customers and increasing order value will always be a challenge. For your business to grow, you should be cross selling on eBay. When done right, cross selling can help customers, shorten the purchase journey, and increase revenue.   What is cross selling and why do you need it on eBay?   It’s easy to confuse cross-selling with up-selling. However, they are separate techniques. Up-selling typically involves trading up to a better version of what’s being purchased. Cross selling is selling an additional product to a customer to increase the value of the sale. A perfect example of this would be to think of the phone case or the insurance that they always… Read more »

Positioning Your Store In A Crowded Market

crowded market

With more and more brands and retailers selling online, customers are spoilt for choice. If you want them to choose to buy from you, it’s essential to distinguish your business from the competition. Positioning a business in its own unique space can be achieved using a combination of two approaches. A business can differentiate based on: Products they offer The audience they target Overheads of traditional retail would make operating in a small niche unprofitable. However, in the digital era, it’s entirely possible to work with clients around the globe. There are enough customers for even the smallest niche sellers to build a thriving business. It’s just a case of attracting them. Building a brand   A brand is more… Read more »

Facebook Ads For Beginners

Facebook Ads

Facebook has 1.39 billion active users. Whoever you sell to, they will be on Facebook. And Facebook offers advertisers a range of tools to target their ads with incredible precision. As a result, typical ROI from Facebook ads is 152%! If you are not yet using Facebook advertising and are unsure how to get started, read on.   Set up Facebook business manager   Firstly, if you don’t already have one, you should create a business page. Secondly, you need to set up your Business Manager account. Business Manager is the section of Facebook that will house your Facebook ad account, business pages, and other tools you’ll need to run your ads. To create your Business Manager account, go to business.facebook.com and… Read more »

How Small Brands Are Dominating In 2019

small brands

Spend ten minutes scrolling Instagram and you’re sure to come across a dozen new brands, all offering you products that instantly catch your eye. The e-commerce industry has spent the last decade celebrating Amazon’s power in retail. Measuring the potential of a brand by its scale and path to category dominance. The assumption that antiquated high street brands would be attacked by giant e-commerce brands has been taken as fact. But while we were all watching Amazon, an army of small brands was rising up. And now, both old and big brands are fighting against thousands of tiny brands. These tiny brands have low overheads, creative design and supremely efficient customer acquisition tactics. Of course, small brands are nothing new,… Read more »

4 Ways e-commerce is Working its Way onto Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram

According to a Gen Z report, that generation cite social media as their most influential source for buying decisions. Couple that, with a Meeker report shows 55 percent of users who found a product on social media went on to purchase it later. That makes social media one of the most effective and dominant channels for e-commerce right now. Facebook and Instagram have billions of active users globally and according to the Global Web Index, users spend an average of 142 minutes on social media per day. By capitalising on the opportunity to advertise and sell products on social networks, Facebook and Instagram allow brands to get their products in front of a massive audience where the users already spend a… Read more »

Telling Your E-commerce Brand Story

brand story

If you’re part of a growing e-commerce business, or have grown an e-commerce business from scratch, you’ll be familiar with the challenges of wearing multiple hats, juggling dispatch and customer enquiries whilst trying to attract more customers online. We get accustomed to doing everything as fast as possible. There’s always a new immediate task to be dealt with, and sales is a fire that needs constant stoking. Therefore, marketing is focused on the fastest return on investment. Creativity and branding get pushed aside as a luxury that you never have the time or budget to focus on. Why do you need a brand story? Having worked in content marketing and branding for many years, the one thing I see time… Read more »

How To Increase Your eBay Sales (Updated Sept 2019)

increase your eBay sales

With over 179 million active buyers in over 100 countries, eBay gives sellers instant access to a global marketplace. But how can you make the most of this exposure and increase your eBay sales ? This guide covers key considerations and best practice you need to follow when selling on eBay. What to Sell on eBay Offering high demand products is probably the most obvious way to increase sales. By researching and assessing demand for particular products on eBay, you can choose stock to increase your eBay sales. Sell From A Shop There are a whole host of reasons why opening an eBay store can help you to increase your eBay sales . Main benefits include: Creating A Professional Brand… Read more »

How to Use Video to Increase Sales in E-Commerce

Product Videos

Video traffic is expected to account for 80% of all consumer internet traffic in 2019, and visitors to e-commerce websites are 64-85% more likely to buy  a product after watching a product video explaining how it works. This is because our brains processing visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Using video in your e-commerce provides customers with the information they need to make a confident purchase, without any extra effort on their part. There’s no disputing it; video is the reigning king of the internet – yet it’s still one of the most under-utilised e-commerce strategies. Which means that for e-commerce merchants looking to get But before you put time and money into creating product videos, you need to have… Read more »

Digital Branding Trends For 2019

digital branding

Digital branding relies on consistency. From your product descriptions to your customer service responses, the customer should receive your branded experience. Digital branding goes far beyond sticking your logo on everything. However, in e-commerce it’s easy to get lost in the numbers and forget the importance of making a good first impression. Making a positive first impression is the most important part of creating a good customer journey. Your efforts to continue that experience through the course of their buying journey are important, but will be useless without the hook of that initial good impression. I’m going to take you through some digital branding trends that are currently making real impact. Test them out for yourself. These trends will help… Read more »