www.countrycreationgoods.com please review my store so far, i have just started it a few weeks ago , still adding products am getting some traffic when can i expect a good number of people to start showing up? i know it takes time and i have been studding , trying to fix my meta data and running google adds paid . am only getting like 10 visters a day!!! just started 2 3 weeks ago. please review and about how long have you guys noticed it takes for a decent amount of traffic to start coming to your site ?
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1. Your font is not good. You can't use a font like that for descriptions. Its hard to read. I gave up after 2 words.
2. Your best real estate is a photo of a coffee cup. When you do $10 million a year you can have a cool photo on your website, but until then you need to show people products.
3. You need categories on your home page. Wine Racks, Key Racks etc. You need to show an example of those items and then allow the customer to click on the section they want. Then they view the products for sale. That is how a website works. Go to any website that sells stuff.
4. I clicked on wine and whiskey and there is no link.
5. If you only have 3 products then you just are not ready to have a website and expect sales.
You need 4 categories
Then in each of those categories you need at least 12 products. = 48 items (minimum)
6. Under "All Products" you have 6 categories and every category has the same product.
You just are not ready. At this point you should post your stuff on Etsy. That has an audience and they don't care if you have 1 product or 1000.
A website is different.
hey appreciative the advice, i will incorporate those into my site but i have to disagree in not starting a website yet if i wait and wait and wait it will not be put into action , weather i have 4 products or 4000 is irrelevant, i know other sites that sell and only have a few , the items we sell are 100% hand crafted not sourced and drop shipped like most , so in that my website is a little bit different . thanks for the critics anyway
Jason here from Shopify Support.
I love your products! It's great to see handcraft artworks and your products have shown that you're a creative person with a great taste. I went through each page you've created on the site and here are my suggestions:
The images you have on Slideshow sections are beautiful. What I suggest is moving this section towards the top, just below the main menu navigation bar. You can do so just like how you move the sections in the Main menu. Go to Online Store > Themes > Customize. Once in the theme editor, on the left-hand side menu, click on the six dots and hold and drag your mouse to move the sections to the place you want them to be. Since you don't have many sections there, it's going to be just above your Reclaimed Wood featured product section. As you've probably noticed, people are generally more attracted to visuals than words. A picture is worth a thousand words. By having the images that echo strongly with your brand right at the top will set the tone and mood of your store right from the start. Just like how your first slide has a great inviting phrase on there, feel free to add a phrase to each slide. Remember, this is the place for promoting your brand. The more thought you put into it, the bigger chance you can increase your conversion rate (from traffic to sales).
Watch out on your copywriting and how you capitalize in some words but not the others, along with how you place your punctuation. Unlike in a brick and mortar store, where you get to interact with your visitors by chatting and use your personal charms, an online store relies on your writing skills to interact with the visitors. Go over what you've written and checked your use of space key. In some sentences, you have more space in between words; some you have spaces between last words and your punctuation marks; some you capitalized and underline but some you haven't. The key here is to keep it consistent. So it's easier to read and looks professional. Remember, this is your first impression to your visitors. Tidying things up can increase your credibility and increase your customers' trust in you.
Kudos to having an FAQ page! Again, don't forget to clean the page up when you have a moment. A tip here is don't overuse Bold in the fonts. Typically, just like how you did it with your product description, only bold the important messages. If the visitors want to scan it over, their eyes are automatically focused on the bolded letters.
It's great that you've already started digital marketing. This part I'd agree with some of the suggestions that you've received from the post. I recommend you to update your store first - improve it more and make it stronger before you spend money on ads. Because they're paid ads you're using, meaning you're spending money. We want to make sure that you have a strong store first before you spend the money to attract the crowds to your store. This will increase the chance the visitors turning into actual paying customers.
Another tip I have for you is trying to visit your favorite online stores. Take notes on what you like and dislike about them. What's so attractive about them? Is it their designs? Or is it how they organize their contents? Once you have the notes, come back to your store and see how the notes can apply to your store. The last tip before I let you go, after you finish writing your content, take a break and go have a beer (or simply just walk away for a few minutes, your call), then come back and read the post again. Pay close attention to the areas I've mentioned and correct them if needed. Can't wait to see how you going to edit your store!
If there’s anything else I can help you out with, please don’t hesitate to reply back and I’d be happy to help out! Alternatively, you can always give us a call or start a live chat at any time. We're open 24/7 for your convenience and always happy to assist!
All the best,
By the way, you can auto-generate from your Admin Dashboard. And, modify/ edit as you feel convenient.
Next, the solutions you need for your site.
Literally, all are there (solutions).
Do you know where?
As your online shop, as you mentioned in FAQ "hand crafted in our small shop ", so you know well about the total process until the finished product. And, ready to sell. Need time, design, plan, devotion and continuous work.
Same goes for your website.
The most critical part you've done. Decided and launched your site. I personally appreciate. Now just follow the same path ... one by one element start adding to your site, as I mentioned above, and all the comments including from Shopify support.
I just can assure you, just follow your Admin Dashboard. And, your solution is there. Moreover, the support system is really really amazing. You just drop a line and someone will assist you. So, best it, learn from your admin dashboard, sort out your problems to solve. Spare time to do, then you can contact someone to get help/ guideline.
Wish you all the best. You are with a great team, great company with an amazing support system.
I am totally brand new, just started on this New year 2019, I am confident that I'll develop.
Slow, but you will grow, I'll grow.