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Instructions for a successful online shop

Whoever looks for products on the Internet today, is showered with offers. It is therefore important for online shop operators to stand out from the masses. As well as a good product range, the most important way of achieving this is search engine optimisation, as well as excellent usability. The home page is the flagship for the shop, so make sure to optimise it with the most important search terms, and to place relevant keywords in the running text. The home page in effect replaces a traditional shop window, so any online shopper who lands on the page needs to immediately become aware of what the store is offering. Zalando’s website is a great example for a professional looking homepage, and with one click on the famous fashion shop, a wide product range is presented directly to the user.

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Getting the most from your mobile shop window this Christmas

With well over half of all visits to ecommerce sites now being made on mobile, what can e-retailers do to make a festive impact on these devices? FACT-Finder’s Commercial Director Kevin Sparks offers 12 Tips to market through mobile and M-Commerce this Christmas:

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More revenue in 2016? This is what retailers should do!

The simple answer is invest more time and money in identifying existing conversion holes and plugging them through data driven site improvements. Often ecommerce teams focus on the next big site enhancement, passing over basic UX flaws and conversion path inefficiencies, the impact of which compounds as traffic grows.

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What should online retailers do to generate more revenue in 2016?

Due to digitalisation, retail has been undergoing a process of change for a number of years. It is crucial to business managers to identify promptly the most important trends in order to act successfully. In my view there are 3 trends emerging for 2016, which could help retailers to attract more visitors to their businesses and generate increased revenue.

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How the comfort factor leverages SEO

When I go into a shoe shop, as a rule I want to buy shoes. Frequently I am drawn in by the range of styles in the shop window and I will try on three to four pairs of shoes in order to buy a pair – or, less often, not to buy a pair. A good sales assistant will figure out what I’m looking for by seeing which shelf I’m browsing and will quickly bring me the right sizes from the cellar (or wherever else it is they disappear to). If I had had to rummage through a huge stockroom full of all the available styles and sizes, I would definitely have saved myself the expense of the last few pairs.

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More revenue in 2016: weekly expert tips during advent season

Today is Black Friday – the official launch of this year’s Christmas business. Whether in the domain of search engine marketing, usability improvement or on-site merchandising; online retailers put a lot of optimisation effort to make their online shops fit for Christmas season.

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From bricks to clicks: Five tips to improve online conversion with guided selling

Customers value advice when they are buying things, particularly high-ticket items or products with a wide range of features.

Bricks-and-mortar stores are currently able to offer a more comprehensive and specific consultation service than online shops – but online retailers can already reproduce many of the features offered by a real human customer consultant by integrating a software-based guided selling function.

By using guided selling, an ecommerce site can discover what a customer’s needs and concerns are, tailor the results they see in product searches and help them overcome buyer remorse.

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Make the Most of your Biggest Advantage Over Online-Only Retailers

It’s a fundamental rule that those who do not adapt to change lose market share. Online-only retailers have capitalised on the rapid uptake of ecommerce and are often assumed to be more agile and responsive than their traditional bricks-and-mortar counterparts. However, high-street retailers still have the chance to emerge victorious by making the most of their biggest asset: their physical stores.

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Pros and Cons of Standalone Web Stores vs. Multiple Vendor Marketplaces – Part 3

 Last part of an article about Standalone Web Stores vs. Multiple Vendor Marketplaces by our guest author Nicolas Fincher.

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 The idea to be a leader, number one, pursues all modern business companies.

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