Set a Daily Budget
First, to take control of your online marketing, establish a “daily average” budget you can spend on advertising. New stores can gain traction across the web with as little as $5/day ($150/month). From there, a general rule of thumb is 5-10% of your revenue goes back into marketing overhead.
Calibrate Your Custom Audience
Second, you need to begin targeting your custom audiences! You can target customers based on demographic info (e.g. – age, gender, location), or interests they express online. Make sure to dive into research on your custom audiences – they will be your most likely customers!
Retarget Likely Customers
Ok, so you’ve set a daily budget, established large swaths of your custom audience, and now you’ve put out some nice ads. The metrics show that roughly 10,000 users viewed the ad from either their desktop or mobile. But barely any clicked through or bought!
Do not be discouraged, this is normal. Just remember, if even 1% of those 10,000 end up becoming customers, that’d be 100 new orders to your WooCommerce store. So, how do you up that conversion rate to become a truly successful online business?
Automate Ad Placements for Peak Conversions
There is software, easily accessible on the market, that can automate ad placements for the cheapest price and maximum exposure. Retargeting software could further increase your conversion rate to 2-3%, putting in the elite tier of e-commerce stores. In fact, the top 10% of all online stores have a conversion rate of 3.8% or higher.
Virtually all the most successful e-commerce stores deploy automated ad placements to get affordable ads with great visibility. They also all use savvy digital marketing techniques – like retargeting – to increase their WooCommerce sales. How? By reaching back out to customers who have seen their ads across the web and social media! After a few “touches,” customers are ready to go from “browsing” to “buying.”
Feel free to check out Ad360’s Quick Ads, to trial automated ad placements. It only takes one click to organize your next ad campaign!
WooCommerce is unique from Shopify in its ability to customize the site. There are dozens of “plugins” that add helpful features to your store – ranging from “push notification” tech to product sliders (essential for browsing items through mobile) to allowing customers to zoom in on your products! Check a helpful list of WooCommerce plugins here to get your marketing research started!
Whether it’s for a seasonal special or to promote a new line of products, adding an “upsell” plugin to your store is an excellent way to increase sales on WooCommerce. I’ll give a personal example here – while shopping for CBD products on my favorite site, I was leaving the checkout page when they offered a discounted tincture that sported a new flavor – it was excellent! I bought several more times after that.
This personal anecdote speaks to the stats – upselling at checkout can increase sales on WooCommerce by 10-30% on average.
Furthermore, a coding base would mean you would better understand what plugins would be most effective for your store, and which ones you can do without. A better, smoother store experience would translates to increased sales on WooCommerce – learning the basics of coding would empower you to do just that!
New e-commerce store owners – learn the vital early steps to increase sales on Shopify! These tips include effective Shopify advertising tools, as well as a sound (and specific) Shopify advertising strategy. We’ll also reveal how to advertise beyond Google & Facebook!
Website audits can check your page loading speed to see if any apps, toolbars, popups, or videos are slowing your site down. It also provides crucial insight for how to improve your store design (and Shopify advertising strategy) for the best user experience!
Only using the ad networks of large conglomerates – like Google or Facebook ads – can be a problem for new owners, especially if you set a high “daily budget.” If you don’t know how to collect and analyze your customer data yet, google ads will take your marketing budget before you know how to spend it!
Here’s the hard truth: most Shopify sites have great products and horrible online marketing. That is why most end up failing.
Don’t allow yourself to just say, “Oh yeah, I kind of have the marketing figured out in my head.” If your advertising strategy for Shopify is that clear, you should be able to write the entire plan down. Below is a “template” example of what a comprehensive digital marketing “checklist” may look like:
Alternatively you can download the Ad360 App for Shopify, which will automatically take care of this for you. You won’t need to spend time and effort on this, and can instead focus on your true passion and core business!
Ad360 automatically generates creatives, finds relevant websites and apps to advertise into, focuses budget on outperforming audiences, and gets you the most viewers and buyers possible for your budget. Ad360 gives you the ability to advertise outside Google and Facebook, and tap into new opportunities to grow your business!
The internet is amazing for small businesses when it comes to pure visibility. If you utilize Shopify paid advertising options, and put up a reasonable daily budget, your ads will be seen by potential customers browsing online.
The question becomes… what do you tool with the data gathered from advertising via Shopify? How can you make incremental improvements on your ad campaigns without draining your budget?
The most important Shopify advertising tool is organized, cogent customer data analytics. To increase sales on Shopify, business owners need to know who interacted with their ads down the most specific detail:
The phrase “actionable insights” is probably overused at this point, but it comes from fact that any good advertising strategy for Shopify involves customer data collection and analysis. Otherwise, business owners are likely to keep trying the same strategy over and over – the definition of insanity!
When trying to figure out how to advertise with Shopify, focus on allocating your daily budget towards a customized, highly targeted audience. That will ensure your ads are seen by hundreds to thousands of customers across the Internet and social media. That way, even if they don’t buy right away, your business builds a cache of customer data that informs your next steps. As long as you can make sense of the customer data you collect, your Shopify paid advertising campaigns will get stronger and more targeted right to your audience 😊
Ad360 takes this one step further by automatically managing your ads to take action based on your customer data. The campaigns run by Ad360 will automatically adjust based on customer’s behavior to maximize your business outcomes! The best part is that you can start ads in one click! From there, Ad360s intuitive central ad dashboard automatically organizes the metrics you need to increase your sales on Shopify 😉
They say content is king, and for good reason: blogs are a proven method to boost your Google ranking and increase sales on Shopify. This post explores how consistent blog posts can benefit your e-commerce business while also providing a few tips to inspire your own original posts!
Recently, Google announced that any AI-generated content online will be labelled “spam.” Business owners should reassess the content they are putting out to catch their audience’s audience. Marketing data shows that, while helping increase your Shopify sales, online users primarily read blogs for entertainment and information.
So, when writing your posts, keep an informational, educational, and entertaining tone at the heart of your piece. There’s no need to push your products too hard. Customers who have just discovered your site or product will appreciate quality, authentic posts for their enjoyment. Combined with social media posts and audio-visual entertainment, consistent blog posts can become a crucial element to increasing your Shopify sales.
Think of regular blog posts as an extension of your social media posts. In fact, it’s best to link your Shopify blogs directly on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Tik-Tok! All these engaging posts provide a comprehensive narrative you can build regarding your brand and business.
You can embed key infographics, images, and videos into the blog to push your most important audio-visual content across your ad channels. It not longer takes a tech wiz to combine text, picture, and video content, as Shopify has boiled down adding these functions to one click. It’s simple on a technical level, but it does wonders for your reputation online.
An e-commerce store that has an active blog and social media presence appears dynamic, consistent, and trustworthy to your audience. Over time, your Shopify store will increase its traffic and sales by coming across as an authority in your industry. If you can find the time or hire the talent, consistent, quality blog posts will become a key marketing strategy to increase your Shopify sales.
You ever surf a website, impressed the professional layout, but find that their last blog content post was from 3 years ago…? Not a good sign! It gives the impression the brand is withering, and, despite its clear informational benefit, the business abandoned regular posts.
Not only does infrequent blog posting harm your brand reputation – it costs you ranking on Google’s search engine! Less blogs posts means less webpages for Google to index, and the longer you go without posting, the more you lose authority on Google’s Search Engine.
Even if you can only find time to write a 500 word post – maybe with a video embedded – remember that not each one has to be your magnum opus! Some weeks, it is simply the consistent effort that will benefit your store in the long run. Marketing research shows that e-commerce sites with 11+ blog posts a month experience a spike on monthly traffic. Furthermore, sites with 400+ blog posts archived gain an edge on Google’s search rankings, as the sheer number of webpages indexed bumps them up the rankings ladder! As we all know, a higher spot on Google’s rankings means increased sales on Shopify.
After providing valuable, entertaining information to your audience for free, drop them a hyperlink or “Call to Action” button at the bottom. In this world, everyone could use a little self-promotion, so have it!
If you want a good “rule of thumb” to follow when deciding what to blog, ask yourself this question: “What would I want to read? What kind of post would I sit back and appreciate someone putting into words for me?” If you know your audience, they’ll appreciate your work, too.
For further assistance and information on the value of blog posts, you can try a free demo by Ad360 today. Our app provides 360 degree coverage on all aspects of your digital marketing, giving you a sense of clarity on how to best promote your product and boost your Shopify sales. See what we did there? 😉 Reach out today!