Deciding what product to sell is just the first challenge that an entrepreneur has to face. Once you’ve got an idea of an item in mind, you also need to choose the coloring, packaging, and design of that product.
Often, it’s easy for businesses to get stuck in their own
minds during this stage of the sales strategy. Entrepreneurs can quickly end up
picking the product design that they like most, rather than adhering to
the preferences of their customers.
But with PickFu, it’s easy to get insight into the kind of items customers actually want to buy. For instance, in this recent PickFu poll, the business owners asked respondents which style of coaster they were most attracted to.
On the internet, and especially in a competitive marketplace like Amazon, reviews matter. E-commerce sellers count on positive reviews to build their customer base. Reviews are Amazon gold, but they can be hard to get. That’s where your new best friend comes in: the Amazon feedback tool.
Since Amazon customers can’t experience your product in person, they rely on listing photos. That’s why following Amazon image requirements is crucial to making the sale.
Your main listing photo is especially important. Not only will it show up first on your product page, but a thumbnail appears in search result pages, too. This means that your main photo could greatly impact your product’s clickthrough rate.
Check out this guide to learn the nitty-gritty of good product shots: everything from technical details to choosing which photo to feature.
An online shopper can’t hold your product in their hands, so watching a video gets them as close as possible to that in-store experience. PickFu spoke with e-commerce sellers about the importance of video in e-commerce product listings, including the amazing effect video has on conversion rates.
There are a lot of challenges that an entrepreneur needs to tackle when launching a new company: deciding what you’re going to sell, planning a marketing strategy, researching the right e-commerce platform. But before you can do almost anything else with your company, you’ll need to choose the right brand name. In a cluttered industry like the alcohol accessory sector, beer name ideas can be the key to differentiating yourself from your competition.
In this PickFu poll, a business owner was keen to discover the most appealing name for their beer ice pack brand.
The poll offered three options: Koolaroo, Refreeze, and Sweet Chill. Can you guess which one won?
Editor’s Note: Thanks to Priyanka Prakash of Fundera for this guest post on e-commerce website policies.
Just like any venture, your e-commerce business needs to outline its policies from the get-go. Because of the technology and processes involved, however, running an online store will require even more policies than your average business.
When you’re in charge, you’re responsible for setting up all the necessary e-commerce policies for your online business. But what are protocols do you need to establish yourself?
Though the full answer to this question will depend on a variety of factors — like your industry, headquarters location, and your offerings — there are certain policies that every online retail business should consider setting up.
When you’re building a brand, your logo is an important first impression to customers. Whether online or offline, your logo quickly becomes the calling card of a business. However, judging logo design ideas is never easy.
In this PickFu poll, a premium pet supplement company asked for insights from Amazon Prime shoppers about which logo they prefer. Of the three logo design ideas offered, which do you think came out on top?
Product packaging plays an integral role in your product’s branding. From communicating your offerings to expressing your company’s values, unique packaging helps to convince potential consumers to make that leap and buy from you.
Everyone loves an opportunity to get a little something extra with their purchase. In e-commerce, an add-on item is known as a product bonus.
A free gift or the option to save money on a package deal could be all it takes to transform your product pages and encourage more conversions. So, how do you know what kind of product bonus your customers are looking for?
In this PickFu poll, the seller was looking for quick insights into what bonus a consumer would like as an add-on with their cat litter purchase.
The poll allowed for a lot of flexibility. Option A suggested a handy poop bag dispenser. Option B asked consumers for an open-ended answer describing the kind of alternative they might like. Notably, the seller asked for an add-on product that wasn’t cat litter.