Easy Steps to Take Advantage of the Holiday Season and Make More Money

Christmas is just around the corner; buyers are gearing up to make holiday purchases, and gifts for their loved ones. Did you prepare ahead for this season as we advised earlier??

Right now a lot of e-commerce businesses are struggling to put together marketing plans to handle 2017’s holiday sales. This last-minute scrambling is not healthy; planning for the Yuletide is something that should have been done months ago!

Okay, okay, I’m not gonna scold you too much! After all, the deed is already done, and there is no use crying over spilled milk, but if the question on your mind is how do I correct my mistakes, how can I take full advantage of this holiday season and make profit?

Then…. You’re in luck!

I have answers!!

Today, we’ll be looking at ways you can improve sales and take full advantage of the holiday.

1. Revisit your email list: We have continually emphasized on the merits of building an email list, as a good online merchant, you should have one by now. There is no better time to utilize your email list than during the holiday period. Your email list consists of people that are regular customers, familiar visitors on your websites and people that are really conversant with your products and what you have to offer. It is time to reach out to these people and inform them of your new offerings for the holiday including discounts prices. Let them know that you value their patronage and encourage them to take advantage of any sales promotion you are offering for the holiday. Maintaining contact with previous customers is essential to having repeat buyers. Do not neglect your email list!

2. Coupons! COUpons! COUPONS: Nothing makes a customer feel better than the feeling of “making a deal.” Give your customer this feeling this holiday season by distributing coupons and discount codes. This will increase the number of visits your website will get and also the chance of visitors making purchases! Everybody knows free shipping and other discount promos help with sales, so why get left behind, take full advantage of this during this holiday season! Don’t be selfish, encourage your customers to make deals with you, remember the controversial president of a certain country got rich by making deals. Deal-making is a crucial part of sales, embrace the coupon!

3. Customer Service: This holiday season is a period of showing love and kindness, why don’t you transfer these traits to your customer service? Begin to spend time engaging your customers and providing support through your various platforms including social media. This not only helps builds the anticipation, but also makes your customers more endeared towards you, and help expand your customer base.

So you see, even though customer service and engagement might seem like a time-consuming endeavor, it is definitely worth it! Every merchant needs loyal customers, and good customer service offering is a step in the right direction.

Remember, the holiday season is already here, don’t waste time, start implementing these tips so that you can reap the full benefits of Christmas, end the year on a good note and smile home to the bank!

Best of luck!

 

 

 

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 Optimus says at 21:02 et
hi guys! great to see you are all crushing it. Any help would be really appreciated.. How can I ship Fedex DHL from ali without killing the bank?
 
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Claudia says at 21:02 et
Welcome to community! You will love it here! Regarding your question - Make a deal with your supplier or get your own Fedex and DHL account. Usually a big factory that ships a lot get special deals and lower rates on shipping.
 
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 Kettle says at 21:32 et
What shipment method is best from US to overseas for my products?
 
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 Alice says at 21:32 et
DHL Express for all international shipments. IT's 20% more expensive than USPS but it will provide international tracking and it's much faster as well. For example $30 for 16 ounces (500 gram) in DHL to Australia.. (discounted rate) get account with them!
 
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 Mother Wit says at 21:40 et
What fullfilment services you use?
 
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 Rob says at 21:40 et
Try Shipwire to ship to US customers and across Canada, shipwizmo.com, maybe even Fulfilled by Amazon? Also ZhenHub they have fulfillment centers around the world - China, USA, UK, Germany, Australia.
 
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 Boris says at 17:39 et
I started private label selling 6 weeks ago and my conversion rate is 8.5%. Is that good or bad? I sell around 7 units per day
 
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 lou says at 17:39 et
It's good. Your goal is to sell 10 units per day, $10 per unit profit. You are on the right track, keep pushing!
 
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 Caleb says at 00:54 et
Very excited to meet many of you guys at Traffic and Conversion summit in san diego!! You are crushing it!
 
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 Samuel says at 00:55 et
TLC2017 rocks.. rian dies and perry belcher on fire. By the way Perry is also doing sourcing from CHINA! this topic is on FIRE !!! he is doing 20 million with his strategic knife sales this year and expanding.
 
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 Ted says at 00:56 et
True, ecommerce is growing really fast. It's a golden time to start!
 
Claudia says at 13:49 et
The hashtag for the day is "GET STARTED". Don't just sit on the information. Take action, and we are here to guide you and help you along the way!
 
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Leslie says at 00:15 et
I was on shopify then left over grey areas of card merchants not wanting to support product. Months later I came back and then left after 10 days due to lack of available products in my niche. Aliexpress vendors using misleading titles or description don't help. I then tried an app to upload Amazon products as an affiliate and do a review site, but it looks gawdy compared to shopify, and I will never make money like that. Therefore, I am convinced that shopify is way better. I'll just have to find a different niche that Aliexpress or a US dropshipper can fulfill!
 
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 jack says at 00:16 et
I think the niche finder tool and the "Most passionate niches" report will help you find the product http://sellslikehotcakes.co/niches.php Good luck, keep us posted on your progress.
 
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 Tyro Meg says at 00:16 et
Shopify supports Stripe and Paypal, no grey areas there, very easy these days. Try to attach them both!
 
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Alessandro says at 08:58 et
Hi to all, I'm new here. I was thinking about starting an action figure store, but I don't think items from Aliexpress are original. Is it a problem for collectors?
Thanks so much.
 
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 Good Vic says at 09:00 et
I see pretty big choice for action figures on aliexpress. but you need to decide for whom are you selling? if you are selling 10-15 usd action figure for kids they dont care if they are "original or not". if you sell memorabilia for collectors then you can charge premium and drop ship from other marketplaces as well.
 
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 Gab says at 09:08 et
Alessandro you can even dropship from ebay and amazon as well for your store. I see the prices start from 5-15 usd for basic action figures toys and 50-100 for "high end" more quality figures
 
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Claudia says at 17:16 et
Will it work for me? What if I have no coding skills? Check out Libni's store and case study here: http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/03/29/sells-like-hot-cakes-program-wonders-heres-libnis-story/
 
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Andres says at 04:42 et
Hello new one here.....Is there a video on how to choose your product and niche?
 
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 Mike says at 04:43 et
Of course Andres, a big part of both Shopify master and Amazon FBA video course is devoted to it, please take your time to watch!
 
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 Kylie says at 08:54 et
welcome Andres... there is also a new cool tool with automatic daily ideas for the product that sells well, called Garlic press smasher
http://sellslikehotcakes.co/garlic_press_smasher.php
 
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 Mike says at 09:01 et
Yes, for example today

Idea of the day:
Acorn Chrome Lug Nut and Lock System (1/2" Thread Size)
(Selected automatically. Come back tomorrow for more product ideas)

Sales Statistics:
Total sales volume of top 10 sellers / month: 3463 (Recommended 3000+)
On Average top 10 sellers are selling 385 units per month. (Recommended 300+)
Reviews: top 10 sellers have average 277 reviews
Average price of the product from top 10 sellers: $31.25 (Approximate FBA fees: $6.25)
Top 10 sellers approximate average gross profit per month $12846.11
 
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Claudia says at 12:02 et
right, new idea every day!
 
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Zaharey says at 05:23 et
Hi Claudia..

Does your store (mybestfriend.store) is Everything Store or Niche Specific Store?
 
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Claudia says at 05:24 et
It's "everything dog related store". Niche specific store would be "Dog's Frisby Store" "Pug Toy Store" or "Dog Halloween Store"
 
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 lou says at 08:22 et
Great results for me this month guys, firing up for the holiday sales!!!
 
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 Jordan says at 08:22 et
me too, closer to the holidays i usually see 20-30% increase each year!
 
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A says at 04:51 et
Hi,
I have finished watching the video about "incorporation and taxes" but I'm lost. If I understood correctly the suggested way to open a seller central account is as a professional.
-What do I need to open a professional account?
-Do I need a LLC? bank account? address??
Can someone explain ---> my situation will be "Rest of the world selling in the US"
Thank you!
 
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 jo says at 04:52 et
You need an LLC, Bank account and a credit card. Yes your company does not have to be from USA even if you plan to sell in USA