7 Strategies to Increase Early Orders & Get Ahead of Holiday Delivery Times
Australian online shopping reached its highest peak ever in July 2021, with 5.6 million households making purchases online. So it’s no surprise that the holiday rush is coming early this year.
With all those deliveries heading to consumers, you’ll need to plan some extra time into your sales calendar to get them there on schedule.
Getting Ahead of The Holiday Delivery Rush
Help People Shop Early
Discounting and special sales don’t always have to be your first option.
Ecommerce Is Going Real-Time — Is Your Store Ready for the Rush?
There’s a massive shake-up coming to ecommerce — and you’ll want to get ahead of it!
Let’s say you’ve got your online store, you’re doing well with social media, ads and paid traffic — things look great. Did you know that a big shift is coming to our shores?
“Live shopping” (aka live commerce) has taken China by storm, growing at a head-spinning rate of 280% from 2017 to 2020. Now, accelerated by recent global events,
Which couriers integrate with a WooCommerce plugin?
Did you know WooCommerce powers over 28% of all online stores?
Their platform has over 123 million downloads.
And the best ecommerce stores amongst these 123 million downloads have a clearly defined shipping strategy.
Choosing a shipping option can be confusing, especially when you’re starting out and trying to get your ecommerce site up and running.
There are myriad choices when it comes to finding ways to integrate your WooCommerce store with a shipping provider.
So which couriers integrate with WooCommerce and what’s the best choice for you?
How to nail online shopping sales as an Ecommerce business owner
Prepping for an online sale takes time. Let’s get prepared!
There’s no denying it – prepping for an online shopping sale takes time and effort. It’s crucial to start planning well ahead of the sale – from six weeks to more than 6 months in advance.
Consider this – people start searching “Christmas gift ideas” in August, four months ahead of Christmas Day.
If that doesn’t scream “PREPARE YOUR CAMPAIGN EARLY”, we don’t know what does.
What you need to know about Shopify shipping & fulfilment options in Australia
Shopify is well known as one of the best ecommerce platforms on the market – and for good reason.
There are over 820 000 businesses using Shopify.
The platform is very user friendly and has a bunch of features to help the budding ecommerce entrepreneur.
Those businesses have sold over $100 billion on the platform and there were 218 million buyers on the platform in the last year. In 2020, Shopify doubled in size! That’s a whole lot of goods that have to be delivered and packages to ship.
Save Time, Stay Focused: Proven Tips for At-Home Ecommerce Sellers
You’ve got a big idea, and the drive to grow it, but how can you set up a home office for your ecommerce business?
While there are multiple factors to consider, and no single formula for getting it right, here are some of our best bets to help you become both more productive, and more profitable.
How Create a Better Workspace at Home
Designating a single area as your work-at-home space can enable you to get the most out of your day.
How to Grow Sales Faster with Pre-Order Campaigns
Planning to boost your holiday revenue this year with pre-order sales?
If so, you’ll want to check out these proven strategies to maximise results with pre-orders.
Note: If you hadn’t considered pre-order sales for this year, you can still make it happen … but you’ll need to act fast!
Benefits of Pre-Order Sales Campaigns
Before diving into the details and tactics, let’s break down the biggest benefits of pre-order sales strategies. These benefits apply to brand-new products and re-release launches.
Reducing Product Returns: 12 Ways to Minimise Costs and Maximise Customer Satisfaction
The cost of merchandise ‘return’ deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region was $256.4 billion USD in 2019. Worldwide it reached over $1 trillion USD.
Returns are more than just a pain point for ecommerce businesses, they’re downright costly.
While we can’t expect to eliminate product returns completely, how we manage returns can be the difference between growing a loyal repeat-customer base, and losing customers that can easily shop elsewhere online.
Ultimately, we want to focus on a customer’s lifetime value over individual sales.
Enhance Your Brand: 5 Steps to Revitalise Bland Product Descriptions
Developing a brand that your customers can relate to is an important step in building a loyal customer base. Businesses that fail to develop an authentic ‘voice’ can wind up sounding robotic, generic, or worse, insincere.
But while many businesses work hard to establish their brand identity through social media, emails and web copy, there’s one place that’s often overlooked …. Product descriptions!
Every product description is an opportunity to offer your customers a little taste of your brand,
What’s a Shipping Policy and How Can it Boost Your Online Sales?
A shipping policy is a great way to help customers understand how and when their orders are going to be delivered, as well as how much it’s going to cost them.
Being transparent about your shipping procedures helps build loyalty for your brand, reduces cart abandonment and can lower the volume of email queries from concerned customers.
Here’s how you can polish up your shipping policy, and use it to support your online sales.
What is a Shipping Policy exactly?