5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid in Using Images on Ecommerce Sites

Impressing your ecommerce site visitors is one thing. But making them stay, enjoy the experience of online shopping on your site, and actually buy something is another thing altogether. And the latter is what matters a whole lot more.

Yes, many ecommerce sites are able to display high resolution, professional-looking images of their products. But even the big companies commit common mistakes that they do not realize are costing them thousands of dollars in sales.

Stand out amongst the competition. Be different by allowing your images to communicate your message well and to improve the user experience of potential consumers significantly.

Take note of these 5 costly mistakes when it comes to using product images:

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My Site Isn’t Ranking on Google – Could It Be My eCommerce Platform?

It’s important to remember that just because your website doesn’t rank well, there is most likely no magical “programming” fix that will make your website rank on Google.  Most eCommerce platforms such as Yahoo, Shopify, Big Commerce, 3dcart and others do have all of the SEO basics built in.  Ranking well on Google, Bing or other search engines has a lot more to do with “website authority” than it does with programming.

While your website “coding” is positively a factor that can affect how your website ranks, your website “authority” plays a much larger role.

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How to Deal with Employees that Don’t Meet Your Expectations

One of the frequent challenges that business owners and managers often encounter is dealing with employees that are unable to meet expectations.

Whether you’re running a traditional business, an online business, or both, you’re bound to experience this concern. Simply firing and replacing poorly performing employees is not the answer, especially if you always have such people in your team.

In any case, it’s important to learn how to deal with them before you let them go and waste more energy and resources on finding and training a replacement from scratch.

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From Google Trusted Stores to Google Customer Reviews: How It Works and Helps Your Business

Everyone in the e-commerce world knows how important it is to build trust and forge relationships with customers. With the growing competition today, being able to increase your credibility in your particular industry will certainly give you an edge.

Google, the leading search engine for many years now, understands this. For six years, they ran the Google Trusted Stores program for merchants, which was beneficial for both sellers and buyers. It was a ratings and certification program that provided sellers a boost of authority and trustworthiness while assuring customers of the e-store’s reliability.

However, just recently, those who were part of the program were automatically migrated to the new one that replaced it— Google Customer Reviews. Of course new merchants are also welcome to join this through the Google Merchant Center. It’s still free, after all.

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eCommerce Trends in 2018 – What Should We Prepare For?

Times are changing. You’ve probably already seen so many developments in the world of eCommerce, and how much this arena has prospered the past few years.

This 2018, there are plenty of trends that are expected to take place and take charge of online retailing. If you want to have an edge over others, it’s important for you to be aware of these things so you’ll know how to position yourself. If you wish to boost your business this year, you have to strategize and act according to these trends so you will not be left behind.

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