There are plenty of inspirational fashion stores and these 60 were chosen for their clean design, great UX or creative products. While in a brick and mortar store the assistant can help people entering the store to decide what to buy, in the online world it’s completely different. 90% of visitors want to see great design paired with awesome products, easy-to-read fonts (but matching the overall design!), and so on.
This is a guest post by Adrienne Dancer of Beat Bop Boom.
You might wonder why have an Etsy shop if we already have our own main e-commerce site. The reason is that Etsy has been a great way for us to reach out to customers all over the world in a very cost-effective way. Etsy is growing in popularity and a major competitor with eBay–and I prefer the design and product focus that Etsy offers compared to eBay. (I see eBay like a big yard sale, whereas Etsy has more of a boutique shop feel.) Plus, Etsy's fee structure and features are much more business-friendly compared to eBay if you are selling fixed-priced items and not interested in auction-style pricing.
We make fast decisions on whether to engage or not with a website based on whatever we can make out in regard to the website in the very first moments. The responsibility for making a good first impression lies with designers, developers and site owners. Given the opportunity of pursuing a visitor which is really small, most designs don’t really fulfill the criteria of a perfect website that would satisfy every visitor’s interests. However, most websites do not exist just to impress visitors. Most websites exist to be efficient and sell. Whether it is to get visitors to subscribe to the blog feed, or to download a trial, every website ultimately exists to make a sale of some kind.
This started as a smaller round-up, but there were so many insightful and talented people to feature that it ended up this way. From ecommerce to digital marketing, from conversion to the latest SEO hacks, these people know their stuff. Bookmark their blogs and some of their most popular articles listed, follow them on Twitter (you can find us here), learn from the best.
While ecommerce is a highly profitable industry, it is not easy to sell products online. There is tremendous competition out there and your website must really be very good, in order to be successful.
The primary goal of your ecommerce website is to attract maximum number of customers and increase conversion rates, but this does not happen if your site is committing mistakes that are driving online shoppers crazy.
We have all probably been victims of an impractical or just plain unusable checkout system while trying to perform a purchase online. Most websites are built with the intention to convert the visitors into customers but that won’t happen when a poor checkout design is being put to use. Potential customers are looking for a quick and satisfying online experience which means you need to make sure that happens.
Profit comes from existing customers. I’ll say it again. Profit comes from existing customers. Sure, you need to build this customer base, but we all know the struggles of maturing your company after you establish a solid customer base. If you look at the numbers, a 5 percent increase in customer retention can increase your profitability by 75 percent.
Impulse buying can be described as a spur of the moment or unplanned decision to buy, made just before a purchase. Researcher suggest that emotions and feelings play a huge role in purchasing, triggered by seeing the product or upon exposure to a well crafted promotional message. Such purchases ranges from small (food items, clothing, magazines) to substantially large (jewelry, vehicle, work of art).