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15 Ecommerce Tips That Are Proven to Drive More Sales



Whether your eCommerce brand is a start-up or a well-established, all eCommerce businesses want to increase their sales and maximise their growth.

 

To navigate the dynamic landscape of online retail, there are a number if invaluable insights and proven tips that are designed to not only enhance the user experience but also drive more sales for your business. From optimising for mobile users to implementing personalised marketing strategies, there are a number of factors that are geared towards creating a seamless and compelling online shopping environment.

 

Whether you're a seasoned online retailer or just starting, incorporating the tips below can significantly impact your brands success in the competitive world of eCommerce.

 

1.     Mobile Optimisation

With mobile eCommerce sales reaching $2.2 trillion in 2023 and now make up 60% of all eCommerce sales globally, so it is critical your business’s mobile website is operating efficiently. Ensure your website is mobile-friendly, and completely optimised for your customer’s smartphone and tablet purchases. With the above in mind, your brand’s design and functionality needs to be built for a seamless mobile browsing and transaction experience.

 

2.     User-Friendly Navigation

Your website needs to be easy to navigate, needs simple, straightforward, and intuitive steps for the customer to browse your products and make a purchase. Website visitors should be able easily find what they are looking for without any confusion, and that’s why the clearer and more descriptive the labels are for your categories and products, the better.

 

3.     High-Quality Images

As online customers cannot see and touch your products like are able to in brick-and-mortar store, high-resolution, professional images for your products are now a key factor in getting your customers to make a purchase of one of your products, as that gives them the only visibility available of your product. To boost your ecommerce sales, you must use high resolution images, videos along with quality zoom features or multiple images to provide a detailed view of the products. All of the statistics show more photos of the features of your products translate into more sales.

 

4.     Clear Product Descriptions

Similar to the above, in order to give your customer as much information about your products as possible, you need to write compelling and detailed product descriptions that highlight features and benefits. All relevant information should be included such as size, dimensions, materials, and usage instructions, in order to give your customer as much information as possible prior to a purchase.

 

5.     Customer Reviews and Testimonials

Customers gain a lot of trust from your brand and your products other customer reviews, and that is why your brand needs to display your customer reviews and testimonials prominently. The more positive the feedback the more trust and confidence in potential buyers will have in their purchase, which will ultimately lead to more sales. In order to boost the number of reviews, encourage your customers to leave reviews after making a purchase.

 

6.     Clear Call-To-Action Buttons

Having clear and persuasive call-to-action buttons that prompt visitors to take action, such as "Add to Cart," "Buy Now," or "Shop Now." are all key to driving sales and making it easily as possible for your customer to make a purchase. Ensure that these buttons stand out visually on the page and will draw your customers attention.

 

7.     Streamline the Checkout Process

Like the above, the checkout process should be simplified as much as possible to minimise friction and cart abandonment, when a customer goes to make a purchase. Offering guest checkout options to minimise the number of steps required to complete a purchase, will also help drive sales, as this will give the customer a more streamlined checkout process, without having to input a sea of details.

 

8.     Personalisation

With everyone becoming more online and leaving a trail of unique digital footprints, your business can now utilise their data to implement personalised recommendations based on a customer's browsing and purchase history. Using this data to personalise marketing messages and product suggestions, will lead to a higher conversion rates and ultimately higher sales.

 

9.     Security and Trust Seals

Displaying security badges and trust seals prominently, like Trust Pilot, helps customers to build their trust in your website and brand, and gives them peace of mind that their information is secure. Along with clearly communicate your privacy policy and terms of service, to make everything as clear to the customer as possible.

 

10.  Discounts and Promotions

Your eCommerce brand should utilise limited-time promotions, discounts, and/or free shipping offers to incentivise purchases and boost sales. Highlighting these promotions on the homepage or through targeted email campaigns, to make them as visible as possible to your customer in order to induce more purchases.

 

11.  Responsive Customer Support

Provide multiple channels for customer support, such as live chat, email, and a dedicated customer service system that responds promptly to customer inquiries and issues. This hopefully will increase customer satisfaction and increase sales and repeat purchases.

 

12.  Social Proof and Social Media Integration

Showcasing social proof, including the number of social media followers, positive comments, and user-generated content is now more important than ever in this world of social media. Integrating your social media buttons from Instagram, Facebook or Tiktok to encourage visitors and customers to share and engage with your products is a key feature in driving sales, as the influencer strategy has shown.

 

13.  Fast Loading Speeds

Optimising your website's loading speed is key to both having a higher search ranking and reducing bounce rates, in order for your customers to have a seamless experience when browsing your website. Compressing images, leveraging browser caching, and use content delivery networks to enhance performance, are all factors in ensuring your website operates efficiently.

 

14.  Abandoned Cart Recovery

Implementing strategies to recover abandoned carts, such as automated email reminders with incentives or discounts, are fundamental tools to reduce cart abandonment and increase sales.

 

15.  A/B Testing

Regularly conduct A/B testing on various elements of your website, including headlines, images, and Call-To-Action buttons, to identify what resonates best with your audience.

Remember that continuously analysing user behaviour, staying updated on industry trends, and adapting your strategies accordingly are essential for sustained success in the ever-evolving landscape of e-commerce.

 

If you are a new or already established eCommerce business or brand who is trying to obtain a larger customer base and increase sales, and want to concentrate on achieving growth rather than spending unneeded time picking and packaging your orders, then please get in touch with UK Fulfilment, and receive a free quote for fulfilment services for your brand here .

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