Everyone wants to open a store online during this pandemic! But is opening a store an end in itself? People should realize that it is only the beginning. Marketing and spreading your digital footprint will matter to get you found online and get that customer keep coming back!
Here are several ways to get found online and get more visible to get more customers to your store.
- List yourself on established websites, directories and offer your items for sale. (we are launching one nextweek! stay tuned for updates!)
- Promote your products and brand on your social media channels (dont spam, people dont like that)
- List your items on buy and sell and listing sites that are established and been around helping connect buyers and sellers (hint, hint) – Post your ads on Sulit Buy and Sell
- Make use of your social media bio links properly.. link your stores and display your products for people to see.
- Add your store to your Email Signature or Calling card to get it more visible.
- Understand SEO and take advantage of getting found on search.
- Word of Mouth is always the best. – delight your customers by going that added mile to provide a service like no other and spoil them. Set the standards high so they will alway remember you.
- Make your website is optimized for real people, keep them busy, keep the on the site exploring for more items. Find and sell what they need.
- Make use of Google Analytics to understand their behavior on your site, what they see, how long they read content or do they bounce out in a few seconds.. being online is a contant optimization but remember you are focused on getting that buyer to become a loyal shopper.
- Use other channels – Viber Communities has now become a marketplace for anything. You can also check out other Marketplaces where you can sell your goods online
- Worried about Payment? there are so many options available online – Paymaya and Gcash are available.. and dont forget bank deposit is also possible.
- What about Deliveries? Here are some delivery options
13. There is definitely a need for people to buy stuff online, you just need to find that right niche to satisfy and do it well.
14. Get off line customers to go online, make it easy for them to shop. Use offline and mash it up with online to get a good mix. SMS still works so take advantage and make sure there are several ways to reach and connect with you, phone number, sms, email, website, social media.. make it work for you.