Being Successful in Online Sales

Sometimes the road to online sales can be a bumpy one, but there are a few simple steps outlined below that can help you be successful.

  1. Get a website you can edit. There are many great eCommerce platforms that make it simple to manage every aspect of your online business.
  2. Get targeted traffic. A service like Adwords or other online advertising services to gain targeted traffic that will be interested in your business.
  3. Add a form to capture leads. A simple contact form or a newsletter subscription form will help keep in touch with customers who might otherwise not come back to the store.
  4. Setup email marketing. This and step 3 go hand in hand, it’s good to keep in touch with potential customers and keep them interested in your products and keep them coming back for repeat sales.
  5. Accept credit card payments. It’s best to always offer choices when it comes to payment types. Some people might not feel comfortable with one form or another.
  6. Deliver your product. Shipping products out timely is equally as important, if customers don’t receive their order when they expect they are less likely to recommend store to friends and familiar.
  7. Track your results. Lastly always keep good records. If you see one area that isn’t returning results you’d like then changes will need to be made. You don’t want to overspend on something that isn’t delivering results.

Via: WebStarts

About Jeremy Clark

Small town IT worker with interests in all things technological and technical. Biggest interests are in web development especially the WordPress publishing platform and the community supporting it. Currently developing and maintain the free WordPress theme Techozoic. I'm also always available for hire.
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