Internet shopping has been a fad for many. They tried it one year with minimal success and major headaches and stayed away from it ever since. There have been credit card scams, delayed deliveries, and confusion over orders.
But not this year.
E-Tailers are better prepared than ever to make your online holiday shopping fast, easy, and hassle free. Online security is better than ever. Retailers are offering super buys and deals like never before. Sites like http://www.clearancecrazy.com make it fast and simple to find best deals. Retailers like eToys are sending email alerts to consumers every time they put items on sale. And consumers are learning quickly how to best utilize internet for their holiday shopping.
So not only is this a great year for consumers, but for retailers as well. The following are great ways to increase sales and develop loyal customers:
* Run sales, offer email alerts, and invite site visitors to sign up for your mailing list. Make shopping at your e-site easy and fun. Brick and mortar retailers burn holiday fragrance candles and offer cookies and apple cider. Give your shoppers holiday music, decorated sites, and great buys.
* Advertise. Advertise. Advertise. Purchase classified and banner advertising on sites that give visitors holiday shopping recommendations. Advertise specific products or services in ezines that reach your niche market. Participate in joint campaigns with other sites. If you are a reseller for someone else, find out if you have co-op advertising dollars available.