Perhaps it’s its powerfulness…or how scalable it is…or maybe it’s how flexible it is to create your vision off of. Whatever the reason is, one thing is for sure: Magento is currently the fastest growing e-Commerce platform provider on the internet.
Magento Enterprise has caught the attention of companies, big and small. Every year, more of IR’s top 500 e-Commerce companies have made the switch over to Magento sites.
Check it out! Pursue through these 10 Top Brands who are making the smart choice of platform.
Did you know that approximately 65.8% of shoppers abandon their shopping carts?
That’s right, even after all of the effort your team puts forth in the category and product pages, customers still drop from converting at the very last minute.
This is perhaps the most costly of all the abandonments in eCommerce because it’s the most avoidable.
The typical customer enters into the checkout process with the intent of purchasing, but cuts the conversion short due to some sort of avoidable snag.
Here are 7 sins that cause shopping cart abandonment…and how you can avoid them.
The category page plays a much bigger role than just housing different categories of items a shopper can buy. The category page is often a landing page.
Visitors get to the category page in two ways: Organically or (more often the case) directly through a search engine. Because of the first-impression power the category page has to convert (or drive away), it is in your best interest to take extra care in making the category page a port of smooth sailing, leading a buyer straight to the conversion site.
So what features create a powerful category page?
The product page is a very influencing opportunity to convert a customer.
Practice these 7 tested key elements of a powerful product page and give the customer what they want to see.
1. High Quality Photos
As they say, a picture says a thousand words. The photos in the product page say even more. The photos are the only chance a customer gets to see the product before he or she purchases it. A bad photo will easily hurt conversion rates.
Take time to shoot a series of consistent, beautiful, professional-looking photos that show off the product and highlights its features.
High quality doesn’t necessarily mean high resolution. Save your photos in proper web form so they don’t take forever to download.
I have been running a web agency business for many years.
Up until last year, I would build anything and everything a client needed to be done.
At the end of last year, I was assessing my clients’ numbers and noticed something interesting: the clients for whom I built e-commerce stores made $50 million, whereas the clients for all the other projects I built didn’t even make a $1 million.
It’s true that there are plenty of free ways to market your business online. For example, you can optimize your blog, engage in social networking, and list with directories like Yelp and Yellow Pages.
But at some point, you’re bound to realize that you could get further with paid advertising options. And for those just starting to dabble in online marketing, or those with a business that operates solely online, Google’s AdWords is a good place to start when it comes to e-commerce marketing.
In fact, you really can’t afford to ignore the advantages offered by AdWords. You can bet that your competitors are using pay per click (PPC) and product listing ads (PLA) as an affordable way to advertise and target a specific audience.
Whether you operate solely in the online arena or your business has a real-world counterpart to complement your online store, there’s no denying the potential to increase sales when you target online shoppers.
Thanks to factors like low cost and convenience, many consumers have turned to online sources for all of their shopping needs, rather than trying to comparison shop and find the goods they want at brick-and-mortar stores. And as a savvy business owner, you naturally want to take advantage of this shift in consumer habits.
There are many goals associated with conversion marketing, such as improving your online presence, increasing targeted traffic, and getting top placement for specific keywords. But in most cases, the ultimate goal is conversions, which is to say, sales.
And while the pay per click (PPC) options offered by Google AdWords will certainly help your business become a more recognizable brand thanks to top-of-page placement for specific search terms, You’re going to have to do more than simply post ads if you want to achieve conversions.
It is therefore imperative that you optimize your ads. However, this isn’t exactly an intuitive process. There are several factors that can help or hinder your ability to grab attention, compel click-through, and encourage visitors to convert to paying customers.
Here are just a few essential optimization tips that should help the average ecommerce business optimize when using AdWords.
Many people are so focused on driving traffic to their website or blog that they overlook the optimization strategies they could employ to increase conversions on their site. It is as if they are panning for gold in a stream instead of swinging a pick to find out where the gold is coming from.
They fail to see that no matter how much water they manage to send down the stream, they are settling for dust compared to the larger nuggets they could mine if they focused on the real gold.
On your website, that gold is conversions. Traffic is nice. Traffic is necessary. Conversions, however, contribute directly to the bottom line.
Optimizing conversion rate is all about increasing the percentage of visitors who go on to complete your goal. If you tie your goal to revenue and you are already receiving steady traffic, then you should be able to increase revenue without increasing traffic. Of course, once your site is optimized, you will continue to reap the benefits of increased conversions as traffic grows.
Today a potential client call me, he was very frustrated. He had just fired his web developer and I was looking for new developer capable of “understand what his says”. He was complaining that his former developer delivered something totally different from what he asked and imagined.
This kind of situation happens very often, the problem is when one try to explain his or her ideas using only words valuable information are lost, “an image is worth a thousand words”.