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My Experience 6 Mistakes Made In Beginning Of Ecommerce Stores

Discussion in 'General eCommerce Discussions' started by Muhammad Rizwan, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Muhammad Rizwan

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    An e-commerce business can be a good one but if managed properly. There are thousands of sites made for the purpose of ecommerce stores but becomes fail in the beginning. Only a few get successful, and you see while browsing the internet. The difference between booths of them is pretty simple. Both sites are managed by newbie’s in this field, but some have done right steps in beginning. A successful ecommerce business is run properly from the very first day of its launch.

    No e-commerce store can progress properly if the starting is not effective. In this article, I will enlist the six mistakes made by entrepreneurs and their solutions. You should follow them properly and apply them to your store. Let’s see what these are:

    1) Rushing towards Launch
    The launch of an e-commerce store plays an important role in overall success. It’s one of the most common mistakes made by e-commerce site owners. The launch of the site can be made once; that’s why it shouldn’t be ruined up. I don’t say that buying domain and hosting isn’t good. It is very helpful, though; you should buy the domain and hosting for your site in the beginning. However, don’t launch the site until you have finalized it. Having a coming soon or launching soon page is also good. But don’t show people the site before, it’s launched properly.
    2) Customer is King
    Always remember the rule that customer is the king is e-commerce store. The customer is responsible for helping you make money. If no customer is present on your site, you can’t make money from it. All of the efforts will become useless, and you will face loss. That’s why to focus on this issue from the beginning. Make your site comfortable for the people. It should be easy to navigate and have a simple design. The customer must be able to watch the products easily. He/ She must become confident enough on your site so that buying product could be easy for him/her.

    3) Testing Makes a Site Perfect
    Before launching your site, test it properly. You should focus on each and everything about your site. Think like a customer and visit your store. Ask yourself some questions about your site. Will you buy from this store? Is it easy to use? The checkout page is secure or not? Will customers feel easy here? After getting answers, you can fix your site for mistakes and launch it.
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    4) Socializing is Important
    Promotion is the most important step everyone should take. Many people neglect this and think that customers will come automatically. No business can progress without the investment of money. You should invest money in it for getting success. However, one of the most easiest and free methods of promotion is social media. You can get millions of customers from social media. Imagine how many people are using social media sites regularly. Many of them would be happy to become your customers.

    5) Must Focus on Mobile Devices
    According to the latest updates of Google, it’s now focusing on mobile traffic rapidly. Because of the immense use of mobile devices all over the world, the traffic coming from them is very important. It is much more than the web traffic. Web users are becoming less and moving towards mobile phones.
    Your site must be mobile friendly and have a responsive design. Not only it will get you more customers, but will help you rank high ion search engines.

    6) SEO is Heart of E-commerce
    The heart is the most important part of human being. The same implements for SEO of an e-commerce store. It is just like the heart of the site, without it can’t live a for longer time. Imagine a number of sites released daily. Competing with them is only possible with the help of SEO. SEO is the process of optimizing your site to rank higher in SERP’s so that more traffic could reach your site and convert into customers.
     
  2. RADHESHYAM GUPTA

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    Your experience is really great but more than 6 mistakes made in beginning of eCommerce.
    Such as :- A slow site, Using stock product Description ,Making it hard to contact you to seller, regular retail prices, Bad domain name.
    But i agree with you SEO is the heart of E-Commerce.
     
  3. Muhammad Rizwan

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    There are too many mistakes that can be made on an e-commerce site. However, this post lists only the most common mistakes made by people. Also, these mistakes are biggest too, because they have a huge effect on the overall business. Other factors are also important but they have their own specific place. One should avoid neglecting this fact and focus on the biggest problems first, small problems can be neglected automatically.
     
  4. Zirkon Kalti

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    Buying a new template for your ecommerce site and making it beautiful and filling it with a lot of products won't make customers want to buy from you unless you promote it. To give visitors a good impression, you should create a logo for your ecommerce store.
     
  5. Pooja Sharma

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    While starting up with an e-commerce website you should not always focus on the GUI of the website. All of your business is dependent on that website so the major focus should be on making a user friendly website. You won't be able to talk to your customers like you do in an offline business so your website should represent your business properly.
     
  6. Prasoon Arora

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    The main motive of E commerce should be how the customers would react on navigating the menu.The navigation on the website, exploring the items and available source should be made user friendly and compatible to every devices. After the website is being designed the proper analyzing of the website work module and testing should be done to make sure that customers can feel comfortable on every stage while performing activities and exploring products.
     
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