10 steps to a successful WooCommerce store

Number 1: Choose and set up a good WordPress theme

Make sure that the theme is WooCommerce compatible and mobile friendly. There are a bunch of great themes out there that work well with WooCommerce.
An obvious choice is Storefront https://woocommerce.com/storefront/. It is made by the same team that brings us WooCommerce so you know it will work.

EG Web design use the Beaver Builder theme as a base for all our projects.

Number 2: Optimise Your Site

Keep fine tuning your site. Remember to include CTA’s (call to Action) to get people to take action. See the copy on the home page brief but engaging. Try to write the copy from the point of view of the customer. How will your product change their life and make it better?

Number 3: Take good product photos

E-commerce site live and die by the quality of their images. Remember people can’t see the product in real life. So you have to represent products as best you can. For a guide to taking better photos read my how to article here. Or if you have the budget use a professional.

Number 4: Use Automated Messages

Start and email list as soon as you start your store. Use abandoned cart emails to follow up people who don’t complete the sales process. Install a chat or Facebook Messenger widget.

Number 5: Use Retargeting Ads Based on Previous Visits

Retarget visitors that don’t buy using Google Adwords or Facebook Ads. Even if you traffic is low at the start install the tracking code as soon as you start. That way you have access to the data you need when you want to start retargeting.

Number 6: Use PPC

If you traffic is low, buy traffic. There are lots of guides and online training out there if you want to do it yourself. However it can be tough and you could end up wasting money. If you can afford it, hire a professional.

Number 7: Gather customer information

Use surveys and follow up emails to find out more about the type of customers buy from you. These insights can help with future marketing efforts. Knowing your customer will reduce the money you spend on marketing and make it more effective.
Also, enable reviews on your WooCommerce website and encourage customers to leave reviews.

Number 8: Make Changes Based on Customer information

Optimise your site and marketing based on what you learn from your customers.

Number 9: Email Marketing to Existing Customers

Include a ‘Sign up for our Newsletter’ option on your checkout. Send out emails every couple of weeks. Don’t just include product and sale content. Write about your business. Write about how people use your products. Also, use holidays, seasons and other events to promote your products.

Number 10: Re-invest your profits

The way to grow a great online business is to keep investing in improving your website, messaging and marketing.

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