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Adding e-commerce to your business
May 4, 2012 - 3:43pm
Today, many startup companies begin on the internet, but if your existing brick and mortar business is considering a move into the e-commerce marketplace, take a few things into consideration before you make the move.
Marketing is different
First, remember that advertising and marketing is a little different online than it is for a brick and mortar retail business. Explore the benefits of social media and learn how to brand your business online to increase local traffic and interest as you expand your geographic reach with more general online marketing efforts. Successfully marketing an e-commerce company involves a combination of efforts, but the good news is that many of these marketing moves, like a social media presence or an email newsletter, are free or very inexpensive.
Optimize your site
In order to stand out, any e-commerce company should painstakingly design its website. Make sure all pages are tailored specifically to their customer-facing purpose, and take aesthetics and ease of navigation seriously. Optimize your e-commerce company website with strong SEO practices, and eliminate any instances of spelling or grammar errors.
Optimizing your shopping cart page is one of the most important steps. Shopping cart abandonment is one of the leading problems for online retailers. To make sure customers complete their purchases once they've reached the shopping cart, establish a clear payment processing solution that doesn't surprise the shopper with extra fees whenever possible.
An experienced merchant services provider, we at Collective POS can help your business establish a successful e-commerce presence with the right online payment processing tools. No matter how well established your company may be locally, an online presence can help expand your business reach, whether in new geographic or demographic areas. Contact our sales and support staff today to learn more about our products.