2 strategies to boost Amazon sales

2 strategies to boost Amazon sales

May 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Amazon is a superb further gross sales channel for any ecommerce firm. Not solely will it present incremental gross sales, nevertheless it additionally offers model publicity.

In my prior posts, I’ve targeted and promoting choices on Amazon, corresponding to sponsored merchandise and lightning offers, and Amazon search engine optimisation.

On this submit, I’ll broaden on two strategies that I exploit to rank larger in Amazon search algorithm and to drive extra worthwhile gross sales.

The primary technique is utilizing low cost coupon codes on and off the location. The second is utilizing these new purchasers to generate critiques, as a better gross sales velocity over a compressed time period, coupled with robust critiques, will rank your product larger.

Coupon codes

Producing coupon code reductions is straightforward. Underneath the promotions choice select “Proportion Off.” As soon as inside that choice, it’s self-directed and easy to arrange a coupon.

To create coupon code discounts, go to the promotions option and choose "Percentage Off."

To create coupon code reductions, go to the promotions choice and select “Proportion Off.”

There are a couple of methods to make use of coupons successfully.

On-website coupons

In my expertise, on-website coupons for speedy use on Amazon will provide help to convert if you find yourself in a aggressive class. For instance, I simply launched a brand new razor blade product that’s suitable with Mach3 razor handles. The worth is $19.ninety five for 15 cartridges. Moderately than drop its worth, Gillette responded with the coupons, under, to scale back the promoting worth with out altering the MSRP. Coupons may be efficient on this technique if you wish to protect your on a regular basis worth, however not hand over any floor to the competitors.

Gillette issued coupons (at top right in the screenshot, above) to reduce the selling price without changing the MSRP.

Gillette issued coupons (at prime proper within the screenshot, above) to scale back the promoting worth with out altering the MSRP.

If you need your coupon to point out up on the product web page, then ensure the “Element web page show textual content” field is checked.

For a coupon to show up on a product page at Amazon, check the "Detail page display text" box.

For a coupon to point out up on a product web page at Amazon, examine the “Element web page show textual content” field.

Coupon codes on affiliate websites

In case you have your personal model on Amazon and try to beat out the larger manufacturers for consideration, look into off-website promotions.

Somewhat-recognized reality about Amazon is that there are affiliate websites out there for posting offers — similar to Hip2save.com — the place you possibly can submit your product info and a reduction coupon code. These assist you construct your credibility in your product inside the Amazon algorithm. By seeing the visitors come to the product from off-website, the Amazon algorithm views this as essential to shoppers and supplies a better rating with extra visitors.

One other platform, Snagshout, will syndicate your deal to different Amazon associates for you.

I exploit all strategies obtainable to get the coupon in entrance of probably the most shoppers as potential.

Coupon codes on social media

Social media advertisements for manufacturers are tough. Should you come on too robust and too gross sales targeted, you’ll probably flip off this group. Nevertheless, for brand spanking new product launches on Amazon, I discover that social media works very nicely. The secret is to seek out the right social platform on your product.

Visually targeted merchandise work higher on Instagram and Pinterest, for instance. Know-how and electronics have a distinct segment on Twitter. Experiment with small budgets and discover the best place on your product.

Utilizing a reduction coupon code in social media advertisements generate good conversion metrics. Social media advert prices are typically low, and the concentrating on could be very direct. It may be low-value conversion channel. However it takes trial and error to seek out the place it really works nicely.


Constructive critiques on Amazon may also help your model throughout all on-line channels, together with your website. Amazon has clamped down on unscrupulous sellers who have been buying and selling free merchandise for critiques. That’s not allowed. The easiest way to get evaluations is to work for them.

Amazon won’t assist you to e mail clients immediately. You solely see the customer’s Amazon e-mail handle. So emailing each buyer by way of the Amazon system to ask for a evaluation may be tedious. In case you are critical about rising your Amazon enterprise, arrange an auto-responder. I’ve used Suggestions Genius for years. It hyperlinks to your account by means of an API and sends emails that you simply create simply as you’d in your website.

Feedback Genius links to your Amazon account and sends emails that you create.

Suggestions Genius hyperlinks to your Amazon account and sends emails that you simply create.

Utilizing Suggestions Genius, you’re in complete management over what the emails say and once they can exit. Mine are set as much as ship a “thanks” instantly after the package deal has confirmed supply, one other in 10 days, after which a 3rd after a evaluation. You aren’t allowed to require a assessment with a purchase order. However you’re allowed to request a assessment. Actually, Amazon encourages communication together with your consumers.

The perfect end result, in my expertise, comes whenever you clarify to purchasers that yours is a small, rising model and their evaluate helps others make a willpower. For my merchandise, roughly 20 % of purchasers depart critiques. So don’t assume you’re failing if all your consumers don’t depart a assessment.

Amazon now accounts for about forty % of all ecommerce gross sales. It’s going to probably account for 60 % by 2020, based on Enterprise Intelligence. You possibly can both attempt to work round them or use them to construct your model.

There’s alternative on Amazon’s market for rising manufacturers and the power to create consciousness with shoppers. It’s a must to stability the marketplace gross sales together with your objectives on your model. By no means put your whole eggs in a single basket.

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