9 Tips to Make Your Ecommerce Business Wildly Successful
1. Don’t rush the launch.
One of the biggest mistakes unsuccessful e-commerce entrepreneurs make is forcing or rushing the launch of a website. You only get one shot at launching your website and you can’t mess this up. While it’s okay to purchase your domain name and throw up some sort of “Coming Soon” page, you should avoid the big reveal until you’ve laid some substantial ground work (SEO, content marketing, social media, paid to advertise, etc.).
2. Put the focus on the user.
It’s no secret that the biggest shortcoming of e-commerce businesses is the inability to let their customers touch, feel, smell, and see (firsthand) products before making a decision. While there’s currently no solution for solving this problem, you can compensate for this deficiency in other areas of the business. Some of the best tips include offering appropriate pricing, giving free shipping and making the checkout process easy with simplified shopping carts.
3. Test absolutely everything.
Before, during and after you launch any e-commerce business, you should invest in testing and analytics. Think like the customer and figure out what’s working, what’s not, and the why behind those answers. Here’s a look at some of the best A/B testing tools.
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4. Work closely with social.
5. Incorporate social elements.
Going along with the previous tip, it’s a great idea to include social elements on your
6. Go mobile.
Bill Siwicki of Internet Retailer references Goldman Sachs, saying, “Tablets will play an increasingly important role as worldwide consumer spending via mobile jumps from $204 billion in 2014 to $626 billion in 2018…” If you aren’t building
7. Stay on top of SEO.
8. Collect information.
Unless you plan on launching a single site and stepping away (most entrepreneurs are tempted to keep trying), it’s critical that you collect customer information and build databases to aid future launches.
9. Continue evolving.
Finally, never stop evolving. Technology, trends and customer tastes will change, and so must you if you want to succeed in such a variable market.
With these nine tips, you can be well on your way to becoming a successful