Cyber Monday describes one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. It is the first Monday after Thanksgiving and follows Black Friday, another well-known retail day. This article will provide you with tips to ensure that your website is ready for Cyber Monday.
The first thing any online retailer should do is to contact their supplier to let them know that your website will be experiencing increased online traffic. It is also important that you let your supplier know what your most popular item is and make sure that you have plenty of it in stock, otherwise you risk losing sales.
It is now time to start promoting your shop and the fantastic deals it will have on Cyber Monday. Customers will be expecting your store to have online promotions and sales to mark the start of the busiest online shopping day of the year. The deals should be right for your shop and the customers that you are targeting. Online promotion does not just have to be through your website, but shop owners should take advantage of popular social networking websites. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. can all help you to promote your shop and its deals. When you have decided upon your Cyber Monday sales strategy, launch it straight away because the sooner you promote your deals, the sooner you will begin turning over profit.
It would be a good idea to change the design of your store and make it feel festive. There are plenty of website templates available and these are aimed at helping your store to promote Cyber Monday, whilst also helping your store adopt a holiday theme.
There will undoubtedly be more customer inquiries and requests during Cyber Monday. Talk to the customer service team and make sure they are prepared for the increased internet traffic. You should also consider increasing your staff base for Cyber Monday. This will relieve the pressure on other staff members and may help to increase the profit that your store makes. Do not drop your guard come Cyber Monday, as you do not want to threaten the reputation of your store.
It is also worth testing your website to see how well it deals with high volumes of traffic. Talk to your hosting provider, as they can offer advice on how to deal with sudden spikes in internet traffic.
Perform an audit of your website. This can involve checking that all your links are working and the website is generally operating in the way it should be. Auditing your website early can help to prevent any errors that may occur on Cyber Monday. It is important that your checkout process is the best that it can be, so it is advisable that you optimize your checkout process accordingly.
Take full advantage of any tools your company possesses to help promote your shop. This could involve sending out emails to customers who have signed up to your company mailing list. This is a great way to advertise the shop’s deals on Cyber Monday. Why not promote items and deals using newsletters as well?
If you struggle with the technical side of websites, why not consider using one of the internet’s many website building services. For a small fee, these companies can provide invaluable advice and software to help you improve your website in time for Cyber Monday.
If you are looking to build your own website then there are plenty of reputable companies offering these services. They provide various services and are perfect for non-technical users who are not experienced with web coding.
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