Top Tips for a Better Ecommerce Strategy

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The Internet is increasingly becoming the ‘go to’ choice when it comes to product research and shopping for just about everything from groceries to car insurance and everything in between. For most businesses in this day and age an online presence is essential and whether you are selling a product or a service, a good quality website is your most effective tool. This may seem like a simple task but in fact it requires a great amount of decision making and strategising in a number of areas including product pricing, user experience and overall customer service. These top tips for developing your own ecommerce strategy should help to steer you in the right direction and create a website that customers will appreciate and become loyal to.

Focus on the user

Remember that the user of your website is your potential customer so everything you do should be focused on them. Do what you can to create the best possible experience for them whilst browsing on your site, because a quality user experience equals loyal customers.

Find the balance with social media

Social media is a very useful and effective tool that has a great amount of power. Make sure you use it to your advantage as a side-line to your website and in order to create traffic to your site. However, it is also important not to become reliant on social media and to develop your website as your most valuable tool.

Get feedback and offer incentives

The most valuable information you can receive is the feedback from users of your website. Ask them what improvements they would like to see and listen to their advice. Incentives are also a great method to encourage customers to feedback and also to make a purchase and recommend you to others. Offer discounts to loyal customers and small freebies to those who let you know what they thought.

Go mobile

Nowadays smart phones are everywhere and people do a large percentage of their Internet browsing and online shopping using their phone. Making sure that your site is supported by mobile devices is an important stage of your ecommerce strategy.

Continue to grow and evolve

As your business develops or target market evolves, make sure that your website does also. Furthermore, make sure you stay up to date with the latest technological advances so that your website continues to keep up and stand out from the competition.

Seek advice from the pros

If you are struggling to develop or improve your strategy in ecommerce, then don’t hesitate to seek advice and or the services of experienced web developers. These are the people that have the tools and techniques to really make a difference.

Stanislaus Okwor is a Web Designer / Developer based in Lagos - Nigeria. He is the Director at Stanrich Online Technologies. He is knowledgeable in Content management System - Wordpress, Joomla and PHP/MySQL etc

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