Your mobile marketing strategy can go a long way in boosting the conversions that you get from your eCommerce activities. Here are four techniques that you can incorporate to ensure that your eCommerce conversions grow along with your business strategy.
Mobile-first design should be your priority when tackling your eCommerce strategy. You need to ensure that everything on your eCommerce site is designed to be consumed on mobile devices. This includes the layout, images, and checkout process. All of these aspects need to be optimized for mobile so that your customers have an amazing experience when purchasing from your store. If you neglect to understand how important mobile-first design is, you’re going to add barriers to your buying experience, and you’ll lose sales. Think about things that disrupt the process, such as unnecessary pop-ups, intrusive ads, design issues, and slow load times.
You also need to keep in mind that while customers may initiate the purchase process on a mobile device, many people may cross over to another device or platform to finalize the process. You need to ensure that the cross over is seamless and that the user won’t need to start over when they switch to a new device.
The key to optimizing the mobile experience? Testing! You need to test every phase of the process to ensure that the mobile experience doesn’t suffer from breakdowns along the way. Remember that testing includes user experience, not just the actual process, so ensure that the process works, but also that it is a pleasant experience for your customers.
Conversion doesn’t stop at optimization of the process. It continues to post-sales support and engagement with customers. If you’ve made one sale, you can target the customer with special offers, or you can include a follow-up communication to show the customer that their support is valued. A great strategy to implement is to contact customers who have abandoned their carts. It can be a simple message that prompts the customer to reclaim their cart, or you can offer a small discount to entice the customer to conclude the sale.
Creating a successful follow-up strategy is not as simple as programming an automatic email. It needs to be thoughtfully constructed to be enticing and exciting, but not annoying and desperate. If the prompts are intrusive, this may hurt your brand image and deter customers from wanting to purchase from you in the future.
When was the last time you checked your conversion funnel for leaks? Now is a great time to use your analytics tool of choice to see what’s really happening during the sales process.
If you see multiple leaks in your conversion funnels, you need to target those areas to ensure that you retain the customers who are already interested in purchasing. A lot of leaks can be plugged with minor changes, but you need to prepare to experiment and investigate the leaks, so you’re sure the fixes will improve conversion rates.
An excellent place to start is your terms of sale/ delivery. If you’re not upfront about your delivery costs, taxes, and production times, people may abandon their purchase at the last step because they are taken by surprise.
If you place a limit on an offer, you can convert customers who are on the fence to complete the purchase. If you can successfully establish urgency, you’ll see an improvement in your conversion rates. This is because most people (even if only on a subconscious level) don’t like to feel like they are missing out on something. If you want to use a positive nudge, you can always include a limited-time discount or special incentive to conclude a purchase.
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