1. Have appropriate product pictures
This is the most important step when you begin any online store or business. All of the best marketing efforts may lead to very low purchase numbers if your product pictures scare your clients away.
It is important to have visually pleasing product images as well as having an image that is an accurate representation of your products.
2. Reach out to friends and Family
It can be rough to get some momentum going in sales when no one knows about your store. Try reaching out to friends and family members to help you: like, comment and share your posts on social media. This will open up your audience to many more people very quickly.
3. Focus on Social Media
Social media platforms provide the easiest gateways to your customers. Make sure to take advantage of everything that each platform has to offer. Here are some of the top ways to win in social media:
Provide value with your content. (This means educate, influence, or entertain.)
Connect with similar accounts as yours. (This will help you discover audiences who interact with pages similar to yours and are more likely to follow you as well.)
Post regularly, interact with your followers, keep a posting schedule.
4. Send Free Samples to Influencers
Find people in your field who already have a strong audience and send them some free stuff! Make sure to reach out to them and ask them to provide an honest review or share what they think of your product. This will increase the audience that will come across what you are trying to sell.
5. Offer a Contest or Giveaway
A big way to create instant buzz is to offer a contest or giveaway. Make sure to add simple but effective terms such as “like and follow to be automatically eligible”. Allow the contest to transpire over an adequate period of time for maximum results. If done correctly, this should increase your audience and create sales along the way.
6. Experiment with AdWords
AdWords provides pay per click advertisements that place your product in specific niche websites, forums and many other places related to what you are selling. This is a great medium to obtain your first sales since you will likely be reaching people interested in buying your products. Remember to do good research about your market and set an appropriate budget to start with.
7. Design your Store to Look the Part
Last but not least, make sure that your online store looks good and performs well. You need to make sure that it loads appropriately, responds to mobile devices and has an aesthetic design. Don’t try to overfill the site with too much information and make sure that every content in it has a purpose. This will help keep your visitors interested and allow them to have an easy route through the transaction process.
There you have it! 7 Quick tips to sell more products online. Are there any items we missed? Do you agree with our tips? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.