I'm planning to launch my store next week and I want someone to review it before I launch it.
Can someone rate my store like this:
1. Overall look and feel ( navigation, design, layout etc)
2. My copywriting
3. Choice of product/niche
4. Product image ( blurry or just right ) I'm only using my phone.
5. I know product review is vital for online store but I was overwhelmed with tons of choices on shopify apps store and ended not installing anything, any recommendation do you think the best?
6. Your feedback. What do you think needs improvement? What do you think do I need to add? Is my store trustworthy?
I'm using pagefly on my contact us page (hoping to get 1 free additional page for my about us, hahaha jk but if you can just let me know), is there a way that I can make my email a link?
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Congratulations on your store! I can tell you've put a lot of time, thought and effort into it.
Your text is great and you have a call to action button (Shop Now) so well done there! My only suggestion would be to have a photo of your product instead of the trees, perhaps similar scenery but with the addition of a person holding the drinkware.
One very important piece of selling is getting the right kind of traffic to your store, your target audience (high traffic is not a good thing if it is the wrong kind of traffic). Good SEO will help you reach your intended audience organically. By default, Shopify will pull your product titles and descriptions and use that as your SEO (that is what is happening in your case). You don't want to leave your SEO to default, you want to make sure you include the same words that a person trying to find your product would search in Google. We created a video walking you through how to do your SEO that you can watch here:
You mentioned reviews, positive reviews are very valuable, they add a lot of trust to your store. We did a video showing a free review app you can use and how to set it up:
To make your email a link, use this code:
<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Email Us</a>
I’d recommend starting online to bring in those first few sales and start bringing in reviews. Post online to local community Facebook pages, marketplace, join any handmade groups, etc. If there are online markets I would join them and definitely in person when they are up and running again.
I’d also approach local small businesses to see if they are interested in carrying a selection of your products.
With everything you do locally, make sure to include a business card with a discount for their next online order. This will create awareness that you have an online shop. Here is how to create a discount code:
You could also offer incentives such as free local delivery:
If delivery is not an option, or if you want to offer two things, you could offer local pickup as well:
For you, I’d recommend creating videos to market your products. You can do short 30 second to 1 minute videos for TikTok, IG Reels, Facebook. You can also do longer videos and post them on YouTube or Facebook. As for the platforms, right now I personally suggest TikTok & YouTube. You are going to grow way faster on TikTok right now than you could on IG Reels or Facebook.
It has the potential to be a double fold success for you because not only can you earn on the platforms themselves (ie. with YouTube you can get AdSense, add affiliate links and do brand deals) but also you are driving traffic to your store and selling there as well. A good example of this in action is the Detail Geek. He has a service based vehicle detailing business and creates YouTube videos of himself detailing vehicles. He will mention products he is using and drive traffic to his online store AND he also earns AdSense money by allowing YouTube to place ads in his videos.
I think this could be great for you, hope you give it a go!
I will leave it at that for now but if you would like to talk to us 1-1, we offer sessions where we take a look at your store, identify the greatest issues holding you back, then provide solutions and advice. If you would like to book a session, you can do so here: https://calendly.com/ecomgeeks/1-1-session
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I am loving your store and the sustainability aspect. There are a few things that can attract not only organic traffic but quality traffic that will convert.
Another feedback is to build up your blog. I can definitely see you focusing on a very specific niche and how it can lead to more organic traffic.
Hi, @EcomGeeks thank you for your time to review my store, I will consider your advice. That was the feedback I was looking for.
Homepage banner - I'm still waiting for some lifestyle photos that I sent to the photographer. Do you think it will hurt my conversion if I just leave it there for a week or two?
SEO - that's too much for me to work on but I will do it moving forward, baby steps for me for now.
I"ll definitely watch the video you sent to me.
Thank you for your the time to review my store. I appreciate it.
I agree with you, I think lifestyle photos are the way to go that's why I sent my products to the photographer and I'm still waiting for them.
I"ll definitely consider adding a banner on my product page. One thing I'm curious about is I'm afraid to include my funny side writing my product description, do you think it will hurt my conversion?
Thank you for your feedback, I know the design is just plain and simple, it's a free theme provided by Shopify, what can you expect?
Since I don't have a big budget to hire a web designer, I think I will work for what I have for now.