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3 Tips For A Successful E - Commerce Business In 2012
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Last year was an extremely successful one for the e-commerce industry ending with a very good Christmas period and 2012 is also expected to bring significant growth.

Here are our three tips to ensure that your online shop benefits as much as possible from this growth:

1. Optimise for mobile – the rise of mobile shopping has truly begun, with eBay expecting to make 8bn USD worth of sales through their mobile website alone next year. The writing has been on the wall for a while, but now really is the time to get your mobile presence up to scratch; otherwise bad user experience could mean that you miss out on sales.

2. Go social – social media can give you an opportunity to not only reach out to your current customers, but to also gain new shoppers. It is fair to say that this form of communication between retailers and consumers is already very popular and used by many, but it could be made better still. If you think that you are not making the most of the potential social networks offer, then it may be worth investing more time and money to ensure that you do. Profiles which are neglected or boring will not cut it any more, as consumers are becoming savvier in this area.

3. Expand your business – the recession has hit the UK hard and judging by the latest economic results this year could be tough too. Fortunately e-commerce businesses can and should avoid this predicament by opening themselves up to shoppers from other countries. Accepting orders from abroad may be viewed as more risky, but you will soon learn that apart from a handful of countries the occurrences of fraud are usually the same as domestically.

Whether you already own a web shop or are just thinking of starting one, you should include the above recommendations in your plans. Online retail is soaring and that could cause complacency among some sellers. But the competition among e-commerce businesses is becoming fiercer every day and what has worked for you in the past may not be enough to ensure a long term success.

Making any website transactional is also easier than ever as there are plenty providers out there who can help you accept online payments. But be sure to shop around to get the best price.

The best advice though is to follow customer’s needs and demands and sales will follow.


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