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5 Creative Ways to Improve Online Sales Conversions

chart showing online sales conversions

If your sales haven’t exactly been booming lately, and you feel like you’re in a business rut, there is some good news. But the first thing to keep in mind is that it’s not that difficult to improve online sales conversions, provided you put in the effort.

Create and Target Buyer Personas

Developing a buyer persona can be helpful for any business owner. That’s because a persona helps you understand your customer better by answering questions about demographics, psychological triggers, and specific attitudes and concerns.

In fact, notes visual content blogger, Saumya Verma, “you can align your entire marketing and business strategy with the customers’ expectations, right from messaging and promotions to adding a new feature in your retail store.”

Build Awareness of Your Brand

Brand awareness is built by implementing marketing strategies that can include content blogging and website appearance, which includes removing any clutter from your sidebar.

However, don’t underestimate the value of getting your brand out there, because, with a little time, this strategy can increase your online sales conversions.

Generate Interest in Your Products

It may sound counterintuitive, but you can create more interest in your products by offering fewer choices. You’ll then be seen as a ‘specialty store.’

Another idea is to generate a sense of urgency about your products. Amazon does it all the time with their ‘only 1 left in stock’ notice.

But no matter your strategy, it is worth a reminder to regularly update your product listings and site content. And don’t forget to use keywords.

Increase Trust in Your Business

Have you included credible information on your website such as core business data, testimonials, and authoritative articles? Additionally, are you being honest in your sales copy and product descriptions?

Your store’s success depends on it.

You can also increase trust by adding personality to your About page. This will make customers feel more comfortable buying from you and more likely to return.

online sales conversions photo of five eBay and Shopify customers looking up at camera all giving a thumbs up

Make it Easy for Customers to Buy from You

Here are just a few ideas of how you can do this:

  • Create a super easy checkout process
  • Provide as many payment options as possible
  • Offer a bullet proof money back guarantee
  • Offer free shipping or a lowest price guarantee

In the long run, the key to improving online sales conversions boils down to not only perseverance, but, similarly, the willingness to understand the benefits of patience.

References:

https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2016/02/03/increase-sales-online

https://www.contentharmony.com/blog/e-commerce-conversion-rates/

https://www.addedbytes.com/blog/ten-ways-to-improve-your-website-conversion-rate

Valerie Edmonston

Valerie Edmonston

Valerie is a content blogger and published book author who also dabbles in web design. She can be reached via email at valedmonston@gmail.com
Valerie Edmonston
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