You started selling handmade or vintage goods via an online marketplace. Now you've found your stride and you want to take your burgeoning business to a whole new level. Break out of the pack by building a unique eCommerce website for your work. While it may seem like a daunting concept, it'll be one of the best decisions you've ever made.
No single company sells more online than Amazon. And yet, to look at the data, it's clear that consumers tend to spread their eCommerce dollars far and wide. That's an opportunity you should be seizing.
What's the best way to use social media to sell your products and services? The key is to be in the right place at the right time when a customer identifies a need and starts looking for solutions. This idea is known as social selling, and it can be a powerful tool to grow your business.
Your online store is elegantly designed, stocked with appealing merchandise and operates smoothly, securely and reliably. It has all the elements of success and is open for business. Now all you need are customers! How do you let the world know you've hung out your digital eCommerce shingle?
There are many reasons to consider expanding your business internationally. There are more potential customers, and you’ll have a bigger marketplace to play with. But have you considered how you’ll get products into the hands of your new customers?
If you've been waiting for the right time to launch your new business, 2016 could be your year.
Online entrepreneur Sean D'Souza earns enough that he and his family take three months off work every year. He doesn't necessarily work more to earn more. Instead, he experiments with different pricing on his eCommerce offerings — slowly, methodically and regularly — to earn more from his online store and get the income his family needs.
Did you know color can help you sell products in your online shop? Monochromatic color schemes, which are palettes that use one dominant color, can create visual interest and spotlight your products, helping you convert website visitors into customers.
Offline Marketing is one of those “old school tools” that businesses tend to overlook these days, mainly because they focus on online marketing to reach as many people as possible. When you get a website, it might seem like the only logical way to get traffic is via digital marketing tactics. But going “all-in” online is a bit shortsighted - you need to use both online and offline marketing to reach a wider audience. There are effective ways to get traffic to your website through more traditional marketing tactics.
As eCommerce sales continue to rise, 2016 will be a great time to grow your online business. Web sales are predicted to soon reach $334 billion a year, or 10 percent of all U.S retail sales, reports Forrester Research. And by 2019, those sales are expected to reach a whopping $480 billion, creating plenty of room for future growth.
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If you've been waiting for the right time to start something new, 2016 could be your year