How much time should it take to get my first order from my online store?
I launched my online store on 9/16/2017, approx 2 months ago.
So far, I've only had one order. Is this considered normal or is there a problem?
I launched a Facebook page + an Instagram page and I am constantly boosting posts to advertise my products and current promotions.
Can you please help me with this matter?
This is my website: www.otloubnow.com
Thank you in advance.
Your website looks really good! However, you could definitely work on the SEO side of things to help drive traffic to your site. Also, keep up with updating your social media and advertising on there. Social media is a great way to generate traffic to your site too.
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Hi, I think that is normal but I would advise you to pay for actual Instagram or Facebook ads to boost your audience more.
You are dealing with a geographical location where online shopping is not as big as the west. Keep that in mind.
You are reaching people for the first time. Keep that in mind.
I would recommend the following tweaks:
1) Add shop by WhatsApp button with each product (When you are marketing for reach, make it more convenient for them to buy).
2) Use affiliate marketing instead of facebook boosting. By affiliate, you pay a percentage once someone has ordered.
3) Referral discounts and first-time order discounts are a must.
Like my previous experience, this completely depends on your product type, geo-targeting, and promotion method.
If your store is brand new, then definitely you can't drive organic traffic instantly. You have to wait for few months to get organic traffic. If you are promoting your products using PPC, FB ad or any paid method then it will totally depend on your targeting and ad setup.
You may get your first sale within an hour also or it may take longer.
Focus on SEO, start promoting your brand in the right way. It will give you the best results. All the best!
I think it's definitely normal while you get your site SEO'd. I would try running actual Facebook Ads instead of boosting the posts - works much better in my experience.
Hope that helps you!
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Boosting sometimes only shows your ads to your FB sphere. For a greater reach, you may want to create ads so that they get a broader range!
Best of luck!
From what I can tell, you need to run more ads!
It doesn't look like you are running anything on Google and there are only 3 ads on FB, 2 of which started 6 days ago.
Boosting posts is the best way to let FB spend your money, grab a course on Udemy on how to run successful campaigns and do it yourself.
Once you start getting the traffic you need, then start on-page optimizations to convert higher.
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Boosting only shows who you are friends with. If you want to reach more people, you need to run ads through your Facebook Business Manager. That way you can target more people! Hope this helps!
I think it really depends on how you market your product online and by mouth. I think the most powerful of marketing is by mouth still because it's different if it comes from real people. Like how my friend told me about where to get online computer games and now I am also sharing them and it's just how the world works I guess.
Facebook and Instagram page actually help. You can also add up Pinterest, Tumbler, and LinkedIn while making sure you are linking your website on this social media profiles. It will boost up your products as well as the business name. I used the same technique now in my company and I'm very glad that it's working. For SEO experts, they call it backlinking. Well, if none of these work, you can ask help from a digital marketing company. They have various options that can help you!
Best of luck,
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You've gotten some great advice from other experts here on Business.com.
My point is to tell you to hold on and not quit too early if you don't get sales right away. These days Google is taking longer to rank pages so your SEO will probably kick in later rather than sooner. Read this e-commerce guide: https://best4businesses.com/ultimate-guide-ecommerce-marketing-2018/
My newest site took over 6 months to get my first sale and I almost quit a few times! But a smart mentor of mine told me to keep working and waiting, and now it is doing great.
Please keep working and the sales will come. Good luck.
It depends on your marketing approach. When I was assisting a friend of mine in starting an eCommerce store, we had to wait for approx. 25 days. The problem was we were targeting the customer base but we're not approaching them on the right platform. SEO is definitely an important aspect for the ecomm, but we should have focused on social media platform right from the very beginning.
Hence, I would say there is no right or wrong question to this question. I would ask you to keep some patience and target the right market. Focus on SEO as well as social media marketing. You never know the magic might happen in a day.
For long-term success and a steady flow of leads, SEO is 100% the best way to proceed with your business!
Yes, I would definitely start working on climbing your website up the ranks in Google on search engines.
When you boost posts on Facebook/Instagram, you are basically throwing away money. Try setting up an actual ad campaign where you can choose who sees your ads, when they see them, and how they see them. You can also incorporate a pixel onto the site that gives you more insight as to who is visiting your site and what actions they are taking on your site. Then you can retarget the people who viewed the site but didn't make a purchase.
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Hey Serge, I checked out your site and it looks very nice. Although I noticed that you haven't done any SEO on it. I would recommend working that into your marketing budget. That'll help you eventually drive traffic but you should get started on it asap.
I have the same concern as Serge regarding my business.
There hasn't been much activity despite that I am constantly boosting my advertisements and regular promotions.
I find your answers very helpful and save me so much time on research.
I will consider all your advises and see how I can further improve my business.
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Hello Serge! Site has lots of pages and that's good. It is missing SEO or search engine optimized words. I noticed you did not have very many words on your website. A website that has more keywords that are commonly searched increases the chance when someone searches for that word or that item your selling that your website will pop up for them to select. I think this is an area you may want to focus your time in. My company does nothing but marketing, lead generation and responsive website design. If you're interested take a look at our website and feel free to call for a free consultation. Good luck with your online business!
I have checked your website in few tools and you have zero authority and well nothing have been done in SEO so far. You cant expect sales without investing money in marketing. Either Social media marketing or PPC but I would suggest going slowly with PPC since its a place where you get sales until you have money left in your pocket. SEO is something where you can invest and results will be for a long time or forever.
With a little luck, it could be in as little as 5 minutes with an Adwords campaign, which is great for driving leads when properly managed.
It's not uncommon for an e-commerce venture to hover around 5 percent conversion, but that's if most of the site aspects are optimized.
I didn't see reviews for products. It often help with conversion.
I had a quick look at your website and my initial thoughts include;
I saw earphones, travel adapters, car organizers, drain baskets, and lots more.
The website lacks a logical navigation and architecture to it.
You'll also benefit if you were to write longer original product descriptions, for every product.
You might have too much of a mish mash, and want to focus on one area.
This would be strongly advised, and also help you to develop a focus, along with a content strategy to support your ecom efforts.