If youâ€™re starting an eCommerce website, theres a lot of things you should do and on the other side of the spectrum, thereâ€™s a lot of things you shouldnâ€™t do. Letâ€™s list some of the eCommerce doâ€™s and donâ€™ts for beginners.
DO: Research before starting an eCommerce business.
DONâ€™T: Start a website without knowing anything about eCommerce or the products themselves.
DO:Â Read blogs, websites and all resources about eCommerce that can help you build your business.
DONâ€™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.
DONâ€™T: Do not go by what you always hear. Itâ€™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.
DONâ€™T: Blindly manage a business without any strategy. Wonâ€™t go too far.
DO: Focus on the most important things at first.
DONâ€™T: Putting off small details can ultimately hurt you in bigger ways.
DO: Â Competitive analysis of what your competitiors are doing in both web design and online marketing.
DONâ€™T: Base your business on someone elseâ€™s business model. Try to be innovative and stand out in any way possible.
DO:Â Optimize every single page on your website for search engine and visitors
DONâ€™T: Spam your website with keywords for search engine rankings. Wonâ€™t work.
DO: Use nice images and more than one to present your products
DONâ€™T: Slack on the content of each and every product page. Thatâ€™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.
DONâ€™T: Try to do everythin youself at once.
DO: Constantly look at data to figure out key elements to your business.
DONâ€™T: Rely on current trends only, try to look forward as well.
Build the list….what are yours DOs and DON’ts?