Tag: online retail

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

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 »

10 Things to do before launching your Shopify store.

Things to do before launching your Shopify store.

You’ve signed up for your Shopify trial, set up social media accounts, chosen a designer, and now you’re just waiting for your store to go live so you can start selling. It’s an exciting time, but it should also be a busy one for you. Here are ten tasks you can handle before launching your Shopify store , to ensure that it has the best chance of success. Put site monitoring in place Before launching your Shopify store it’s important to decide how you’re going to track site traffic and conversions. Your Shopify store will already have some analytics reporting built in, but it’s advantageous to add another tool. Results can sometimes vary slightly, so it’s always good to take an… Read more »

How to write Meta Descriptions for e-commerce

meta descriptions

You’re working hard to market your company and make sure you appear in search. Writing your descriptions, optimising images, and mastering most of the other elements of effective search engine optimisation (SEO). However, if you’re anything like many of the many e-commerce merchants we speak to, you may be struggling with meta descriptions. Meta descriptions don’t directly effect your SEO. Search engines like Google will simply take a snippet of page text if you don’t set your own meta description. Page click through does affect your search engine ranking though. If no one clicks on the link to your page, search engines will assume it is not a relevant result. More importantly, if people don’t click to visit your site,… 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 »

Using Buyer Personas To Find Your First Customers

buyer personas

What’s a Buyer Persona? A buyer persona is a description of your ideal customer. They are the person you choose your stock for, knowing they will want every item. You write product descriptions to answer their questions and use social media to share content you know they’ll enjoy. Even if you haven’t sold anything yet, this is the person you’re confident is just waiting to become a loyal customer for your brand. Whatever you want to sell, however you plan to market your business, knowing your customer is the first step. The more in-depth your understanding of your target’s internal motivators, the easier it will be to persuade them to buy from you. But how can you know your customer… Read more »

How to Use Social Selling to Reach More Customers for your Shopify store

social selling

Social media is no longer just a place to connect with old friends and share pictures of our dinners. It has become a vital platform for brands to learn about their audiences and engage with them. Advertising and customer care  sit side by side, helping existing customers and reaching more relevant potential audience members. As a result, social selling is a massive source of conversions for many brands. In this article, we will discuss 4 effective social selling tips that will help your Shopify store reach more customers. Remember to keep Social Selling social If you want to listen to and have discussions with your customers, then you should be on social media. If you don’t want to hear from customers, then social… Read more »

E-Commerce Resolutions 2019

e-commerce resolutions 2019

It’s the start of a fresh new year! Time to reflect on the year just gone and plan for the successes of the coming months. You probably have a whole host of personal resolutions revolving around health, fitness, relationships, and self-fulfilment, but let’s take a moment to focus on what you could do to improve your business. Even if you’ve already made personal resolutions, it’s not too late to make some resolutions for your e-commerce business. Below are five easy e-commerce resolutions for 2019 that could change your business and your life:   1. Get competitive with delivery   Amazon are far more impressive as a distribution company than as a retailer, yet they are dominating retail. If their massive… Read more »

Everything Online Brands Should Know About Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Delivery

Amazon Prime has truly revolutionized the concept and expectation of shipping. Years ago “fast shipping” would have been considered a week or so. Now, thanks to Amazon Prime, consumers expect fast shipping to take just a couple of days. If consumers don’t see fast, free, or low-cost shipping, many of them will actually drop the items that they have in their cart. One report by a shipping and fulfilment software platform provider states that 54% of shoppers abandon their cart due to shipping, and 39% due to no free shipping options. Those numbers may be alarming to retailers that can’t afford to offer good shipping options. Before you start freaking out, remember—you can always offer free 2-day shipping with the… Read more »

What to sell on eBay in 2019

what to sell on eBay

The year is not quite over yet, but eBay expects net revenue between $2.85 billion and $2.89 billion for 2018. Whatever you want to sell on eBay, customers are there. And with eBay’s average visit duration being 50% longer than on Amazon, eBay is the perfect place to cross sell to browsers and increase your average sale value. Competition is fierce, trends change fast, and popular items can quickly fall out of fashion. Having the right stock to sell on eBay is vital to your success as a seller, so we want to give you some tips and processes that we find useful to help you decide on the right things for you to sell on eBay.   Decide who to… Read more »