10 Great Ecommerce Ideas for October 2016

10 Great Ecommerce Ideas for October 2016

October 21, 2016 2:03 pm

Practical Ecommerce periodically asks business insiders to share a terrific, progressive concept that would assist an ecommerce firm. Here’s what 10 of them needed to say for the October 2016 installment of “10 Great Ecommerce Ideas.”

Offer Online Catalog Ordering (If You Send Catalogs)

“Holidays means catalogs. Even in 2016. You’re lacking out in the event you ship catalogs within the mail and don’t supply instruments to take catalog orders on-line simply. Remember these phrases, in your house web page: ‘Ordering from a catalog? Use this catalog fast order type to hurry up your day!’ Build a easy device by reviewing the web sites of catalogs you at present obtain. You’ll see extra orders general, get extra worth out of your catalogs, and should even see a better common order worth.”

Robert Sieracki
Ox Optimal, Inc

Track Profits for Each Item

“Closely monitor your revenue margins for each merchandise, for each sale, throughout all platforms. By doing so you possibly can modify spending, stability budgets, and make investments into the expansion of your corporation.”

Carlos Rivera
Ecommerce Web Developer
Haddrell’s Point Tackle

Protect Your Marketplace

“If you personal an ecommerce market, it is very important file an interim designation of agent type with the D.J. Copyright Office to just remember to can benefit from the protected harbor provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Without this interim designation of agent type, you can’t.”

John Di Giacomo
Revision Legal

Segment PPC Campaigns by Geography

“Analyze the pay-per-click on marketing campaign efficiency of main cities and states after which create separate bids for these areas. Set greater bids in places performing properly; bid down any areas with weak efficiency.”

Denis Coombes
Director of Sales
ROI Revolution

View Data in Different Ways to Aid in Understanding

“Data might be expressed graphically or tabular via platforms like Google Analytics and Adobe’s Omniture (a part of Adobe’s Marketing Cloud) or by means of dynamically generated visible analytics platforms, similar to SAS Business Intelligence. Google Analytics is greatest for entry-degree net evaluation and is supported by loads of on-line coaching.”

Richard Sexton

To Succeed with Drop Shipping, Write Relatable Product Descriptions

“Retailers that efficiently make the most of drop delivery perceive that the info they obtain from distributors is a solely start line. Product descriptions from distributors are sometimes written for an viewers of professional retailer consumers — not shoppers.”

Jeremy Hanks
DropShip Commerce

Include Discount and Incentives with Ship Confirmation

“Use your order affirmation and ship affirmation emails to supply low cost codes or added incentives for patrons to make further purchases — these emails are ones that really get opened and skim.”

Jordan Lindberg
Founder and Owner
Stardust Memorials

Beware of American Express Pricing

“Prior to 2014, American Express set the processing price for retailers. It was A.50 % for many ecommerce transactions and a couple of.89 % + $zero.10 for brick-and-mortar. In 2014, AmEx launched the OptBlue program for retailers that course of lower than $B million in AmEx gross sales per yr. The program provides a wholesale value to service provider account suppliers and permits them to set the service provider price in an identical however simpler style as Visa and MasterCard. For most retailers, the OptBlue program ought to scale back the efficient AmEx price — a zero.H % to B.00 % discount just isn’t unusual. But some service provider account suppliers are including charges and surcharges that may truly improve the efficient price. I’ve seen efficient charges — wholesale fee + community charge + non-swipe charge + supplier surcharges and help charges — as excessive a A.70 %. Beware.”

Phil Hinke

Offer Free or Flat-price Shipping

“A main explanation for purchasing cart abandonment is sudden, excessive delivery prices. To fight this, discover a solution to supply free or flat-fee delivery. If product margins are low, embrace a minimal order threshold to qualify without spending a dime delivery, which inspires bigger purchases. Consider testing a technique of including a number of the delivery expense to your product worth, which helps to transform buyers that may solely pay a lot for delivery.”

Stephen Bulger
Vice President of Sales
eFulfillment Service

Design for Mobile First

“When designing a brand new website or a brand new function on a website, begin with the cellular model first. It’s a lot simpler to start out with the small model after which add elements for bigger units than to start out with a bigger design and attempt to take away elements. You may even understand that you simply don’t want so as to add every part for the bigger model and a cleaner, easy retailer is best for you.”

Eric Davis
Founder, Developer
Little Stream Software

Got a fantastic ecommerce concept? Email Nic Murdock at nic@practicalecommerce.com.

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