I would say up to two weeks as long as you have a high number of visitors. My store took one week to get its first sale but my company built up a large following on facebook first to help direct visitors to our store.
I am utilizing my social media daily. Pinterest, FB, Twitter, even Instagram! I set up Google Adwords too! My site is only 6 days old with a ton of traffic, but no customers yet. Thanks for the feedback Butt Watchers and Amanda Trimble! I will keep at it and stay hopeful!
I'm wondering the same thing Jacquelyn. Our site has been live for five weeks and no sales. We built up a following on twitter and facebook and got a lot of great comments personally from different people, but we also sell quite niche products (fair trade etc) and only within Australia. Are you selling wordwide?
Hi Natasha, I ship world wide and also have a bit of a niche market (wedding industry), but after 5 weeks I would be getting a little worried too. Have you thought about doing a promotion like Free Shipping or 10% off certain items, etc.? I have 2 promotions that are similar to those and still nothing. Have you also done some market comparisons? Love your website though and your products are beautiful!
Thanks Jacquelyn, I guess we're in the same boat. My conclusion is that niche markets might take that extra bit of time. I've done all the same promotion as you. My hope is that when it takes off, it takes off...so keep at it :) You do have some beautiful things. If I had seen your store when I got married recently it would have made the shopping easier. Connect with me on facebook and twitter and I'll send your page to some friends that are getting married soon. Best of luck!