So, you have created your first online store – congratulations on your decision to enter this growing market. It doesn’t really matter whether you are offering healthy tea products, towels, tech gadgets or pet toys – you should know that running an online store is an activity that requires a lot of energy and time and probably some investments too. In other words, you have to work seriously if you want to achieve your goals. To make things easier for you, we have created a list of a few tips that can help your selling online venture.
Identify the audience
Think about your audience. Who would like to visit your online store and who would want to buy products like the ones you have in your offer? Millennials? People in their 50s? Urban people? Rural people? Men? Women? This is your target audience. By identifying your target audience it will be much simpler and easier to create a business strategy. For example, if you know who would be interested in your products, you can create an effective marketing strategy. It’s no secret that younger people are using social media to buy things online. Older people usually use search engines. There are specific categories of people that use mobile devices to look for products and services. Take all these things into account when you are running an eCommerce website.
Use the best eCommerce platform
While it’s true that you can pay a professional web design agency to take care of your website and hire and web developer or manager to manage your site, it’s also true that you can do this on your own. Or you can appoint one of your staff members to do this. If you are planning something like this, you should find the right eCommerce platform that can help you build a modern eCommerce site and manage it once it’s published. We are talking about platforms like WooCommerce, Shopify, Bigcommerce, and Magento. These platforms come with a myriad of features that can help beginners take care of their eCommerce sites.
Promote your brand
One of the best things about selling online is that you can promote your brand easily. There are many different approaches that you can use and some of them are more effective than others and depend on your niche and target audience. From email marketing and social media marketing to search engine marketing, you can try all the options you have to make your brand more visible.
[RT] My mother is starting up a business in selling her handmade mats and baskets using tali plastik (or tali pengikat kotak? lmao aku tak tau the specific term). It’d be great if you can Retweet it, for her. She dedicated huge amount of time on her craft! pic.twitter.com/gxzmfBcERc
— lada hitam (@PEPPERONIECHAN) 11 de noviembre de 2018