Just a day ago, Facebook launched a new video format. Collection is supposed to be the latest e-commerce tool to help the social media giant drive retail sales. [Read more…]
The WooCommerce plugin offered by WordPress is the most popular platform to create eCommerce websites today. If you are thinking about building your site this way, here is a brief guide to follow:
While the myth of millennial entrepreneur – independent startup owner with a promising new app – is still alive and well, the truth is that this generation is on its way to becoming the least entrepreneurial generation in US history. The statistics are there to back it up. A Wall Street Journal analysis of data gathered by Federal Reserve reveals that the share of business owners under 30 has fallen by 65% in the last 24 years.
On the opposite side, large companies like American Express have stated that “Millennials Could Be the Most Entrepreneurial Generation Ever“, but seemingly, the overall problem is that many young people view entrepreneurship as a state of mind. As a matter of fact, according to the editor-in-chief of the popular MiLLENNiAL magazine, around 60% of young adults consider themselves entrepreneurs and astonishing 90% recognize it as a mentality. Therefore, in order to keep up with the past generations, young millennial entrepreneurs have to put a lot of more work. [Read more…]
To sustain your online shop, you need to find ways to market your products to your audience, convert leads into customers, and cultivate relationships with them to turn them into long-lasting advocates of your brand. Not to mention, you need to track your sales and manage your financing to ensure that your items and earnings match up to your inventory and profits.
Running your retail business by yourself by following the process above without any prior experience is not ideal. You end up spreading yourself thinly and end up not doing enough on all. Even with help from your team, there is still a risk of getting things wrong, which is something that you want to prevent from happening if you are still starting out.
Therefore, focus on growing your online store in the most efficient way possible by using these amazing tools at your disposal. [Read more…]
Based on the trending ecommerce tactics, tools, and platforms throughout 2015, online marketers were able to predict the trends that will play a major role in the ecommerce world this 2016. By adapting to these trends, marketers are able to keep up with competition while improving sales and boosting the growth of their businesses.
If you want to stay competitive and push your business toward ultimate success, then you should adapt to these 5 trends in the ecommerce industry that can maximize your sales. [Read more…]
There are multiple ways to earn revenue as a blogger, and selling products is one of them. Whether you develop your own products or get them from a supplier, you can make a pretty penny off your blog and help to further the reach of your posts. However, this is very much like starting a business, and it’s not going to be an easy journey.
Once you’ve set up a strong blogging foundation and have a decent readership, selling products on your blog gets easier. Before you know it, you could be making $5,000 per month…or even $30,000 per month! All you need is a great product, a good blogging foundation, and a lot of dedication. If you’re interested in selling products on your blog, here are some things you should do. [Read more…]
Do you have a successful blog site with a decent amount of monthly traffic? Repurposing it into an online store is a great way to start monetizing all your hard work.
At this point, you’re already done with half the job involved in establishing an e-commerce business. As long as the product you are trying to sell is related to the niche of your blog, you can leverage the authority and backlink foundation of your website to reach more people, position better in Google, and grow your business faster than if you were to start from scratch.
Just remember that the amount of traffic you receive does not automatically translate to high conversions. This is why you need to revamp and optimize your site the right way to make sure your efforts don’t go to waste. Without further ado, here are the four essential steps to repurpose a blog into your very own online store. [Read more…]
For those of you running an online store, the summer season is one of your favorite times of the year. However, in a competitive industry like clothing, there are thousands of other online stores vying for consumer attention, and some of them have a better stock in terms of quality/range than your store.
Despite the increase in competition in eCommerce space each year, there is always an opportunity to improve by focusing on increasing your conversions. This is essential if you want to improve revenue this financial year.
What often prevents online store owners from concentrating on the conversion metric is that improving it is time consuming, challenging, and complex. In reality, however, you can significantly increase conversions by making a few tweaks to your website and adding some features, such as the following: [Read more…]
So you have an eCommerce site. You have great products to sell, and you know how to run a business. There are many factors to consider, and you’ve got them all covered.
One thing that many eCommerce business owners are concerned with are payment options. This aspect of online stores can be problematic because of the very nature of the business: online shopping has to be able to offer customers different ways of paying for their purchases. Otherwise, your online store might lose business. [Read more…]
WordPress is not just for blogging but is a powerful platform for achieving any imaginable goal online. The business of blogging is evolving and if you do not yet have a plan of action for monetizing your blog beyond advertising, now is the time to start thinking outside the box. Start running your blog like a business offering real services and products. The accumulated content on your blog is of greater value than you could imagine and brainstorming a little with content you’ve published so far, you’ll find opportunities to create information products or showcase products in your niche of which you could even benefit from affiliate sales. Here are examples of 15 e-Commerce WordPress templates to get your creative juices flowing. [Read more…]