Yes, holidays are just around the corner. You’ve been so caught up on your daily Power Seller activities and the BFCM madness that you haven’t even checked on the calendar!
Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. And so, our team has gathered a list of five infallible last-minute ecommerce selling tips to prep your Fuel store and boost your revenue during the holiday season. Let’s dive in 😎
Before making any moves, you have to evaluate the effectiveness of your shop. Type your store’s URL and explore your website as if you were a first-time visitor. Use a pair of customer lenses to check on:
After you’ve played around, clicking here and there, it’s time to make the corresponding adjustments.
Use the Test My Site tool to analyze your store’s time to load up. According to Think with Google, a website shouldn’t take more than 3 seconds to show fully. Otherwise, the bouncing rate will keep increasing as seconds go by.
If the results aren’t what you were expecting, consider applying some of these tips to lighten your site:
Speaking of fastness, the shopping fever is higher than ever during the holidays, and there’s no time to lose when it comes to making a sale.
Did you know that 70% of shopping carts get abandoned? Yes, you’ve read that right! 7 out of 10 customers leave the site without making a purchase. Whatever the cause is, there are a few tricks you can do right now to avoid this:
💡Fuel Tip: If you want to keep improving your cart abandonment rate, we recommend checking our blog on retrieving abandoned carts.
Trendy products are popular for a reason! Consider re-arranging your store’s design to highlight your customers’ favorites. The first thing they’ll see when landing on your shop is going to be what they’re looking for, making it easier to add to their carts.
However, if you recently started to run your print-on-demand business and have no history of what are the seasons faves, here are some winning suggestions:
💡Fuel Tip: Read more on how to select trending products all year round on our blog.
Customers are looking for the best deals and will definitely turn their heads over to the retailer that offers more. This year, you can try some of these ideas:
Take advantage of all your communication channels to tell your customers you have hot deals for the Christmas shopping season. Depending on your budget, you can decide on reaching out organically with sponsored content.
Ad campaigns are your best ally during the holiday season. Don’t be afraid to run several ad sets to target different audiences or pursue separate objectives. Here are some tips for social media ads:
You have one of the most important assets in digital marketing: your customer’s email address. Emailing continues to perform as the most effective way to reach out to your audience, with a 122% average ROI (Return On Investment)!
Consider sending out a newsletter to share your promotions and special offers for the occasion! Keep it simple, visually appealing, and straightforward. Include a strong CTA (Call To Action) and link directly to your products.
💡Fuel Tip: Target your abandoned cart owners too. Shopify offers a wide variety of mailing apps you can integrate with your store to send notifications when a customer has left an incomplete checkout.
Contests are a great way to connect with your current audience, reach out to potential buyers, and boost sales.
Create a special holiday kit or a selection with limited-time products and give it as a prize. Ask people to follow you, tag their friends in the comments and share your post to participate. Finally, select a random contestant and contact them to send their products. Easy, dynamic, and effective 🔥
Time to put these tips to work! Consider which of these ideas work better for your business and start planning your last-minute strategy for the holidays.
Remember to stop by our Must-have Ecommerce Marketing Calendar to include all the remaining festivities to keep fueling your profits: Free Shipping Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year.