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eCommerce Do’s and Don’ts

dos and donts ecommerceIf you’re starting an eCommerce website, theres a lot of things you should do and on the other side of the spectrum, there’s a lot of things you shouldn’t do. Let’s list some of the eCommerce do’s and don’ts for beginners.

DO: Research before starting an eCommerce business.

DON’T: Start a website without knowing anything about eCommerce or the products themselves.

DO:  Read blogs, websites and all resources about eCommerce that can help you build your business.

DON’T: Believe everything you read online. There is misleading information out there.

DO: Reach out and network with some people who you may know already have an eCommerce website and ask for tips.

DON’T: Do not go by what you always hear. It’s great to hear tips, but its also important to do your own research.

DO: Have a game plan in place when you launch your eCommerce website and business.

DON’T: Blindly manage a business without any strategy. Won’t go too far.

DO: Focus on the most important things at first.

DON’T: Putting off small details can ultimately hurt you in bigger ways.

DO:  Competitive analysis of what your competitiors are doing in both web design and online marketing.

DON’T: Base your business on someone else’s business model. Try to be innovative and stand out in any way possible.

DO:  Optimize every single page on your website for search engine and visitors

DON’T: Spam your website with keywords for search engine rankings. Won’t work.

DO: Use nice images and more than one to present your products

DON’T: Slack on the content of each and every product page. That’s what will sell the product and allow your product pages to rank well in search engines.

DO: Participate in forums that other users may be of great help.

DON’T: Try to do everythin youself at once.

DO: Constantly look at data to figure out key elements to your business.

DON’T: Rely on current trends only, try to look forward as well.

Build the list….what are yours DOs and DON’ts?

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