There are normally 3 ways to improve your website sales
The first one is obvious – increase the number of customers. Even if this number is already growing, there are further ways you can improve the increase in numbers. You can improve the traffic to your site (perhaps by using SEO techniques or advertising). You can improve the percentage of visitor conversions once they land on your site – maybe the earlier post can give you ideas here. Perhaps an affiliate program can gain you more customers? Above all, by building up credibility and trust you can increase future loyalty to your site.
Secondly – Allied to increasing the number of customers, is the need to improve your number of repeat customers. The use of social media, newsletters and/or a blog are very useful in this respect. The use of promotions can work very well to achieve more repeat sales. Some ways of improving repeat sales are:
i) Discount coupons for further purchases
ii) Freebies offered with high value purchases
iii) Save customer data to use in pre-filled forms, to make further purchases easier. Nobody likes filling the same data over and over again before buying
Thirdly – Increase the value sold per transaction.
As before, you can offer a discount or even free gift, when purchasing a large value item. If you offer services on a subscription basis, you could entice a longer period take-up by means of a discount. Extended warranties on electronic devices can increase the sales value – but remember to hedge against possible breakdowns. In some cases you can sell a product with a higher luxury appeal – so for example offer Rich Sherry Mince Pies instead of just Mince Pies . Lastly, and this appeals to impatient customers with little time on their hands, you can charge a premium for extra-quick delivery.
These three methods of improving web sales are not unique, but I hope having them summarized here may help some e-Shop owners to quickly establish ways of increasing their turnover.