Having an online store offers several advantages. For starters, it's convenient for your customers, who can browse and purchase your products without leaving home. Also, as an online merchant, you never have to worry about running out of shelf space for your products. Plus, you don't have to open another location to sell your stuff in multiple places. In fact, there are several places on the web where you can list or promote your products. Here are a few websites to consider in giving your ecommerce a boost:
Essentially a bare-bones online classifieds, Craigslist is used to find local deals on everything from electronics to furniture. Although not as widely used in smaller- or medium-sized local markets, Craigslist receives more than 50 million unique visitors per month, a sizable market. Listing your products on Craigslist is simple and free. To optimize your post, make sure to use keywords in the title and description. Also, because the Craigslist search algorithm favors new posts over older posts, it might be necessary to re-post your ad often (but to avoid over-posting, which can get your post deleted, we recommend reposting no more often than every three days).
Google Product Search
The most popular shopping comparison tool on web, Google Product Search not only allows shoppers to search for available products but sort and filter them by a variety of criteria, including price, brand, category and shipping options. Including your online products in Google Product Search is free; you simply need to add your product data feed registered through your Google Merchant Center account or through Google Base API. We can help you submit and maintain your product data feed to Google Product Search.
Each month, about 125 million buyers and sellers from all over the world turn to eBay to buy or auction off their wares. Your business can take advantage of this traffic by listing your products on eBay for seller's fees. To showcase your products in a professional-looking storefront, opt for a store rather than individual listings. For each product, make sure to include plenty of keywords in the title and product description and add the product to as many categories as possible. Also, in building your store, take advantage of custom pages to share more information about your business and products.
Each day, Groupon features a deep discount (For instance $50 worth of food for $25) in each of its 40+ local markets. In order to redeem the coupon, customers must pay the promotional value (which, in the above example, would be $25). For each coupon, a minimum number of customers must buy into the deal; otherwise it's canceled. In exchange for being featured, businesses must pay Groupon a small commission from any sales generated by the coupon. Being featured on Groupon can not only lead to bigger sales but more exposure for your business. To be considered as a featured business, fill out this contact form.
At CyberMark, we can help you list your products on these sites, as well as other beneficial sites, to boost your online sales. Just contact us for a consultation.
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