Launch A Shopping Cart:
Before you launch an online business make sure your marketing plan in order?
Yes, The Marketing Plan Is In Order. We can launch an online business
Let’s say you do have your site structure optimized, your search marketing, internet marketing, inbound marketing, and advertising plan ready. Check! Now it’s time to pick a cart. This week we will speak about Shopify because we have recently launched two websites on Shopify. Let’s learn more about why we choose Shopify.
Why use Shopify to launch your online business?
Is it because of their marketing tools?
Well first off you need to make sure the shopping cart platform meets your minimum requirements in terms of shipping needs ( real time versus manual) number of SKU’S and any custom features you may have. Of course we determined Shopify was perfect for our clients.
Search Engine Optimization
Shopify features an advanced ecommerce CMS & shopping cart that offer built in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) features. These SEO features ensure that your ecommerce website gets a lot of traffic and sales from Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Under the hood, Shopify’s SEO-friendly CMS allows best practices like customizable H1, title and meta tags. It also automatically generates sitemaps.xml files so new products and site changes show up on search engines quickly
Advanced eCommerce Analytics
Shopify includes built-in analytics that help you keep track of your website’s progress over time. Benchmarking your online store’s performance helps you make the right choices that will lead to more sales. Detailed statistics include:
How your customers found you and what country they are in
What URLs are referring to your online store
What search terms were used to find you
Tracks the number of visits, including by page hits and unique visitors
Google Analytics integration
Shopify fully integrates with Google Analytics. Ecommerce transaction tracking automatically connects your Google Analytics web usage data with customer purchases and shopping cart transactions.
Discount Code Coupon Engine
Professional, Business, Unlimited plan members can use the Shopify coupon engine to create discount codes and coupons to help promote your products. You can define coupon codes that save customers a fixed amount, a percentage amount, or free shipping.
You can further specify that a code can only be used a limited number of times, for a specific product, for a minimum order amount, or is only valid during a certain date range.
Free Google AdWords & Facebook credits
Google AdWords lets you advertise your online store to people that search for things like your products on Google. It’s a great way to get people to your ecommerce website, to find new customers and generate sales.
Advertising through Facebook gives you the ability to deliver highly targeted ads and sponsored stories directly to your audience. Promote your products only to specific cities, age groups, genders, interest groups and more.
We’ve partnered with Google to give Shopify customers that set up a new AdWords account $100 in additional advertising. New signups also receive a $50 credit for Facebook advertising.
Google Product Search
Get found by more customers: your inventory can be automatically fed into Google Product Search.
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