E-Commerce


5 Tips to Improve Your E-commerce Photography

Purchasing a product is a visual activity. When you’re shopping in a store, you might pick an object up and turn it over a few times in your hands. You examine the packaging, how the product feels, and its overall visual impact. While the features and price of the product will help you to make your purchasing decision, around 93% of your choice to spend money will depend on visuals alone.

In the online shopping world, visuals are even more important. When you’re browsing through products online, you don’t have the ambiance of the store to influence your decisions or a customer service rep to answer your questions. You have to rely on the e-commerce photography provided in the listing.

With images so critical to online sales, how can sellers make sure that they’re creating the right kind of imagery? Follow these five tips.

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Which One Won? How to sell supplements on Amazon

Wondering how to sell supplements on Amazon? Product packaging plays a big role in the success of your product. When potential buyers glance at the main product image, they want lots of information at once.

What are they getting? If it’s a nutritional supplement or food item, what are the ingredients? How much is in each bottle?

These questions can’t all be answered in the main image alone, but it’s worth seeing how much information your target audience needs before making a decision to click through.

One PickFu user tested this question for a bottle of brain-boosting nootropic supplements, asking PickFu respondents which product they’d purchase.

Smartly, the seller targeted an audience of daily users of nutritional supplements who are also Amazon Prime members.

Option A shows a silver and blue bottle with a brain on the front. Potential buyers get a good chunk of information about what’s inside the bottle. From this photo, they know who can safely use it, what it does, and what’s inside.

Option B uses a different color scheme. The brain is still there, but it’s got plants growing out of it. You also get to see the main ingredients and purpose of this supplement.

Can you guess which one won?

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5 Ways to Finance Your Next Big Product Launch

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Victoria Sullivan of Payability for this guest post on product financing.

If you’re launching a new product, you’re likely going to need financing to cover the investment. But which type of financing is right for your business? To help you understand the lending landscape and choose a funding option that will generate a solid ROI, we put together the following guide of five ways to finance your next big product launch.

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Amazon A/B Testing: What to test for the highest impact

Editor’s note: Thanks to Danny Carlson for this guest post on Amazon A/B testing.

As Amazon grows more and more competitive, a seller’s need for an edge gets greater every month. What if there was a strategy you could implement that made Amazon Ads cheaper, product launches more effective, and click-through and conversion rates higher? There is! It’s Amazon A/B testing.

Unlike your own e-commerce website, Amazon’s platform doesn’t allow you to install split testing plugins or tools. And messing with a listing too much can make the Amazon algorithm go haywire, putting your existing ranking at risk.

So how do we do it? In this article, I’ll dive into how to split test your listing, what to test, and how to gather the best data without messing up your Amazon indexing or ranking.

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PickFu Interview with E-commerce Evolution

Meet the interviewer

The E-commerce Evolution Podcast interviews top experts in the world of e-commerce. The show is hosted by Brett Curry of OMG Commerce, a company that specializes in search marketing for e-commerce. Because PickFu helps so many people make decisions for their e-commerce ventures, Curry hosted PickFu co-founder John Li.

Read on for interview highlights, or listen to the entire interview here.

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The E-Commerce Marketing Strategy You Didn’t Know You Needed

Introduction

If you’re new to e-commerce, you might feel overwhelmed by the idea of building a successful e-commerce marketing strategy. Maybe you’re at the beginning of your journey, where you’re still deciding whether to set up your own site or create an Etsy or Amazon page.

Or maybe you started your business a few months ago with high hopes, but nothing’s happening. The water is quiet and no one’s biting. What can you do to keep your brand from flopping?

It all starts with having a strong e-commerce marketing plan. Without marketing, your business goes nowhere.

This guide will take you on an overview of steps you can take to solidify your e-commerce marketing strategy and make your brand thrive.

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Testing E-commerce Listings Against Competitors: PickFu Interview with EcomCrew

Mike Jackness and Dave Bryant are the minds behind EcomCrew, a site that gives entrepreneurs the type of e-commerce advice that produces real-time results. In their EcomCrew Podcast, the two share personal advice and interview businesses that can help their customers grow their brand.

After meeting PickFu co-founder John Li at Sellers Summit, Mike Jackness decided to host John on his podcast.

Read on for interview highlights, or listen to the entire interview here.

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12 Tips for Beautiful E-commerce Product Images

One of the keys to running a successful e-commerce store is having beautiful product photography. Since customers shopping online cannot see or pick up products in person, they rely on the product images you post to make their decisions. E-commerce product images act as a first impression, so they must look professional, polished, and trustworthy.

Beautiful images convey the value of your products and create trust in your brand. When done well, product photos engage shoppers and convert more of them into paying customers. Whether you’re working with a generous budget or no budget at all for photos, we have 12 tips to help you create beautiful e-commerce product images.

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