According to my Shopify report, since being launched (about 2 weeks now), my store has had 1300+ visitors... but not 1 add to cart.
Since my store sells storm-related products and this is 'storm season' I am thoroughly confused. Discouragement and disappointment is creeping in.
Please take a look at my site and give any insight that may help. Brutal honesty, please.
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Congratulations for your store!
Hope following suggestions will help you:
I've taken a look at your store. There are quite a few things which if added can make better conversions.
1. Instead of listing all the products under the 'SHOP NOW' header menu, add product sub-categories(collections) in the header menu so that the products will be well organized and easy to go to each section from any page.
2. Add 'New Arrivals' section to help customers keep updated on new products.
3. Add product reviews as most of the customers read the review before purchasing the product.
4. You can add testimonials on the home page to make the store look more professional.
5. Add social media for the store to increase the traffic
6. Contact Us link is added twice in the footer. Keep only one.
7. Discounts and limited-time offers will help to increase sales.
8. Add Buy Now button which will simplify the purchasing process for consumers, improving their customer experience.
9. Add more specific product title/url in product pages.
Creating the perfect SEO product title/url can help the search engine understand exactly what it is you are selling and drive more traffic to your site. So try to keep the product title/url unique and more specific.
10. Add filters in collection pages to help your visitors narrow in on the specific product they're looking for and find products they might be interested in based on certain features (e.g. size, color, category)
11. Create a Facebook account for your store. Having a Facebook Store is a great way to grow your business, allowing you to tap into new audiences and gain more customers.
12. Add sorting feature in collection pages for changing the order of any product listing whereby users can choose which criteria they want the products to be listed by.
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Hope this was helpful!
Thanks for your review of my site. It is clear that you have a 'trained eye' for web design and subtle elements that make the whole shopping experience better. My site header does seem spaced out but I assumed that it was not fixable. The "Add to Cart" feature is also another element of my store that seems understated. I will consider adding some pages for additional features to boost buyer confidence as suggested. Should have come to you when I first thought about creating my site. Thanks again!
Hi Jeena (MansionEcom),
Thanks for the concise listing of recommendations. Amazing to me how many subtle elements go into making a successful eStore.
Creating my Shopify store was my top priority. Later, it became apparent that I should create a Facebook, Instagram and TikTok page to help boost traffic but I never thought about going back to my Shopify site to update it with that information. Great point.
I like the point about adding filters and sorting because it takes me a while to find certain products on my own site. The problem has been that Shopify's definition of 'Categories' seems to be completely different from my definition of categories. So, I guess it's time to hire a Shopify Partner and get the expert help needed.
Thanks for the info about 'flare' tool. I'll certainly check it out and let you know what I think. Thanks again.
Here are some quick pointers for increased conversions
1. Build confidence by using social proof: Social proof comes in many forms. They can be reviews, trust badges, customer testimonials, videos, ratings, etc. Customers are more likely to trust you when you have social proofs that establish you’re a reputable brand other people are already buying from.
------> Reviews: Get more reviews in your products, this is for shoppers to gain some confidence in buying from your store. To know more about how to ask for reviews politely, you can read it here.
2. Adding product stickers/trust badges can help increase your sales by tapping into powerful psychological triggers such as scarcity, social proof, and urgency. (For example, Amazon adds social proof by adding badges like "Amazon's choice" and according to reports, they get an increased conversion rate of 25%.) Also having graphic and personalized stickers on products will help grab the attention of customers easily and nudge them to purchase. (I have added image as reference. If you do like it, then check out more sticker packs here - it's free)
Hope this helps.
I agree with the other posters here to fix some of those issues. But right now we can only point out things we see.
There's a lot of the process we can't see.
My advice is to start tracking your data and then make the changes and see if it impacts your metrics. You need to look at it from different perspectives not just conversion rate, but bounce rate, time on page, cart abandonment rate, and product detail view rate at the minimum to understand what can be improved. We also do video replays, so you will be able to collect replay videos of your customers, journey through your website to know who, why, where your customers are dropping off. Time to stop doing guess work.
If you would like, I can provide a free analytics consultation which involves:
If you are interested just send me your email in a private message and we can work together more efficiently via email.
If you have any questions, I'm open to being fully transparent. I'm really just looking for some positive reviews for my app.