7 Things eCommerce Stores Can Learn From Supermarkets

The first self-service supermarket opened back in 1916 with a chain of supermarkets called Piggly Wiggly, which are still open today. Since then, supermarkets have dominated the world with both small operators and big names like Walmart competing fiercely for consumers.

With small margins and new competitors popping up all of the time, supermarkets have had to optimise and improve their businesses constantly with every part of a supermarket meticulously planned and fine-tuned to maximise profitability.

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[Definitive Guide] How To Generate 1,000’s Of Positive Reviews & Then What To Do With Them

Reviews – they’re everywhere but some brands seem to excel at them and have 1,000’s of positive reviews, reaping the benefits of more effective marketing and brand building whilst others languish with hardly any reviews and poor star ratings.

So how do these brands that have nailed review generation do it, and what do they do when they get positive reviews to maximise the results from every marketing activity thereafter?

This definitive guide will take you through exactly how to ask for reviews, when to ask, how to automate the process so it can grow as you scale, and most importantly where you should be pushing your reviewers to leave their reviews. It will also take you through what you should do with all of your positive reviews once generated and how to handle the negative ones (which will pop up from time to time).

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Video: My 3 Main Takeaways From DigitalMarketer’s Recent Conference

I recently attended a conference run by DigitalMarketer – a company based in the US with some of the top marketers in the world working for them. They sell online marketing training and more importantly they practice what they preach – running several large & profitable online businesses using the exact same strategies.

It was an action packed day with Justin Rondeau, Molly Pittman & Marcus Murphy presenting and I left with a ton of action points, in my latest video I take a look at the top 3 takeaways:

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14 Ways To Maximise Your eCommerce Conversion Rate + 3 Bonus Lifetime Value Tips


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!

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