This article originally appeared on Web Profits blog
If you run an eCommerce store, you are likely finding it harder and harder to increase sales and make a profit from advertising online. Competition is pushing cost per clicks higher, organic search results are now dominated by big brands (and ads), Amazon is rapidly increasing market share, plus shoppers are becoming more astute and increasingly using comparison websites to get the best deal.
So what can you do? Well, you need to get innovative and find ways to increase your conversion rate significantly. If you do this, you can afford to pay more for traffic than your competitors (and still make a profit) and therefore you’ll be able to bid aggressively on less targeted (and higher volume) traffic and networks. The result? You’ll capture the lion’s share of the sales in your market!
Online marketing events in New Zealand and Australia are continually improving with speakers, topics and training getting better and better every year as well as the sheer number of events rapidly rising. 2017 is set to be no different with a huge lineup covering everything from SEO to B2B Marketing for you to attend, learn from and network at.
Below is a list of my favourite conferences, expos, forums and events that are on in 2017. This list is by no mean exhaustive so if I have missed any that you are attending, you’ve spotted one on Meetup.com or if you are hosting one yourself please let me know in the comments.
The way we shop is changing. As consumers we are always looking for the next best thing when it comes to products, services and convenience. As online shopping continues to become more popular, with total online spending by New Zealanders in January up 16 percent compared to last year, smart ecommerce entrepreneurs need to be prepared to up their game. From SEO and A/B testing to web design and content marketing, there’s a lot that needs doing to ensure your online store stands out. Unfortunately, not everybody gets it right.
Here are 6 marketing mistakes you should avoid when launching your great ecommerce venture.