E-Commerce is the wave of the future. It offers tremendous potential for the savvy business owners who manage to wield its power. Here are 5 tips that can help you be successful in the industry.
- Use (and hone) conversion-based landing pages. Sure, a lot of organic traffic may end up on your homepage: but, with smart SEO and advertising campaigns (which will both be discussed in greater detail later in this article) you can ensure that a good portion of customers end up directly on a landing page that is specially designed to start them further along the conversion funnel. Extra points if you can include payment on that very screen. Whatever your strategy, however, you should set up A/B testing in order to perfect your page: new software has made the process exceptionally easy, and the ROI potential is through the roof.
- Advertise. Sure, it represents an investment–but once again, the ROI potential that this investment offers is well worth it. Of course, your online advertising campaign will only be as valuable as you make it: be sure to do your research, manage your campaign carefully, and (once again) always be improving your landing pages.
- Invest in SEO. Improving your search engine rankings can help bolster traffic as well: you could start a blog, redesign your site for functionality, or begin running a comprehensive social media campaign: it all depends on how much you are willing and able to do.
- Narrow your horizons. E-commerce can feel like a much lower liability business model–which leads some business owners to get overly excited and sell too wide a range of products, effectively destroying their niche.
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