5 Reasons You Haven’t Gotten Your First Sale Yet

Starting any business is not easy; starting a successful e-commerce business is no walk in the park either!

Knowledge is the key and working on the road of ignorance won’t get you very far.

The good news is that you are not alone!

We understand the rigors and mistakes a beginner can make because we used to be noobs ourselves, but we have decided to help stir you in the right direction by turning your focus to important things you should concentrate on, that will take you from ZERO to HERO!

Let’s dive in!

Reason #1: Ignoring social media

Social media marketing has transformed the e-commerce landscape, and it is not so difficult to see why. Social media provides a platform for interaction and expression; it is the single driving force that has turned the internet into a global village! Businesses that capitalize on this are prone to succeed. However, one must be careful, because when doing social media marketing, you have to get it right! Targeting the right audience, using the right words and images are some of the prerequisites for social media marketing success.

Reason #2: Selling the wrong product

Nothing can drive a business down the drain faster than selling bad products. It is never easy to select the right product, research must be done, and this encompasses competition research, product research, and niche research. Selling the right product boils down to doing your homework properly, substituting laziness for this research work will only lead you to pick bad products (which you think may be good), and this is as good as shooting yourself in the foot!

Reason #3: Using poor product image

Your product image says a lot about your brand and the quality of products you are offering. Now, you may be offering a good product that any serious buyer will want to purchase, but because you have selected a poor product image which doesn’t depict your wares in good light, your potential customers will run to the next store. Always utilize high-quality images, preferably, images that show your products being used by another human being; this would subconsciously create empathy and social value. Whoever said “pictures speak a thousand words” clearly had e-commerce in mind 🙂

Reason #4: Weak SEO implementation

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one thing you should ignore if you don’t want your store or products to be seen by people. I am guessing this isn’t your wish! SEO is a broad topic that involves the correct use and application of keywords, adwords, and even images. It is basically a manipulation that allows the algorithm of most websites, including Google and Amazon to pick up on your products/store and rank them high whenever a customer searches for a particular item. So, I’m guessing you want your products to be at the first thing a customer sees when h/she makes a search, if this is the case, then you better pay attention to your SEO!

Reason #5: Failure to analyze the competition

Ignoring the competition might sound good on paper, but trust me, this is a dumb move! Things are rapidly changing, and new tricks and ways of doing things are always pop up every day. In e-commerce, this rings true! How will you know the latest trends or tricks, if you don’t eavesdrop on your competition once in a while eh?

Analyzing your competition will keep you in the game and help you know what they are doing and how they are doing it, this will help you to strategize, modify or make new plans that will position you for success! Confused about how to stalk your pesky competitors, then you can check out our easy to use tool; the competitor spy tool.

There you have it guys! Implementing these tips will surely help you get the ball rolling in the sales department, and once you can get your first sale going, then you can get two more, ten more, a hundred or as much as you want.

But… you have to get that positive vibe going by getting the first one! I challenge you to get out and start practicing what you read, as there is no surer way to complacency and stagnancy than inaction.

Keep selling guys!

 

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 David S says at 22:38 et
Thanks.. Also I am preparing my first Amazon launch.. is it still safe to give away discounts for reviews.
 
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 pat says at 23:09 et
Not to brag... but It's my first $1000 DAY pals! 37 units sold today! Really appreciate all the help you gave me to boost my sales.. Last year I never reached even 15 units per day!
 
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 Wolf says at 21:13 et
What is estimates for air express and air freight?
 
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 Rob says at 21:13 et
Depends on the product and provider.. Usually express is around $6/kg and air freight $4 to 5.
Sea freight is much cheaper but slower.
 
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 Elena76 says at 21:22 et
UPC? what's that code? better to buy from original or from resellers?
 
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 Uncle Sam says at 21:23 et
UPS is Universal Product Code A barcode used for tracking trade items in stores. It usually has 12 numerical digits, which are uniquely assigned to each traded item (GS1 US). You can buy it on speedybarcodes and other sites.
 
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 Gab says at 21:36 et
Do you fullfill yourself or dropship guys?
 
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 Victor says at 21:36 et
I used to do a hybrid of both physically stocked inventory and drop shipped products. I usually dropship from warehouses based in the US so it's faster.. and international ones from CHINA.. My advice, start by dropshipping first to validate products amd test and build momentum.. once you see it sells well get fulfilling inventory on the products that sell the most!
 
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 Evan says at 21:37 et
I dropship still, nothing wrong with ALiexpress dont listen to guys who say it does not work! i am making a killing with it
 
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 nicholas says at 21:40 et
welcome guys, i am new here.. i was wondering what upsell and funnel apps you guys are using and why?
 
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 Tyro Meg says at 21:40 et
Welcome friend I tried clickfunnels its good but not integrated with shopify.. Use clickfunnels to build your landing page for facebook ads promotions and collect leads and THEN send them to shopify via followup series..
 
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 Alice says at 21:41 et
For shopify try One click Upsell by Zipify. also Product Upsell.. You can set up rules for upsell offers. Klavio works well for retention emails..
 
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 wing11 says at 21:42 et
Are there any alternatives to clickfunnels?
 
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 Amelia says at 21:42 et
Check Leadpages it allows to gather leads on your own website so you can follow up and market to your list.
 
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 Wolf says at 21:43 et
My store is ready and doing pretty well. What app to create a contest and collect emails?
 
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 Emma says at 21:43 et
Check kingsumo.. it lets set giveaway on wordpress sites. in exchange for emails.
 
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 diego says at 21:44 et
Who is importer of record when shipping to amazon? AMAZON?
 
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 little_tiger says at 21:45 et
No.. Amazon will not be the importer of record for any shipment coming in from overseas. Your shipment will be rejected. Your freight forwarder should take care of this! For example I use Flexport..
 
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 Jay says at 21:45 et
What are hidden costs when importing by sea freight?
 
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 Chris says at 21:45 et
JAY - Cargo Insurance, Customs Bond, Arrival Agent Fees, Warehousing fees, Delivery to amazon warehouse fee and of course Custom clearance.. Your freight forwarder should take care of this and give you invoice if any taxes are due!
 
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Ryan says at 13:48 et
Hi Everyone, new to the wall. Excited to get going with tutorials. Off the top of the head questions; can the niche finder for Amazon be applied to Shopify when searching for competition and comparing it to demand? Regards.
 
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 Emma says at 13:50 et
Welcome Ryan! Great to have you with us!!! Yes of course. if something sells on amazon it of course will also sell on shopify as well. The demand is universal, it's not platform specific.
 
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william says at 02:26 et
? I have went thew 4 of the 4 videos in Module 1, my question is should I go back and work one module and work that one before going to the next one is this how this work
 
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 Mike says at 02:27 et
Well, it's best to finish full module so you have a big picture of tools that you can use and full understanding of the structure, and then implement it!
 
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 Speedy says at 02:35 et
i agree with mike. but in some videos where they show specific apps, it's good to install those apps when you already have a store installed , or just re-visit the video again later! Cheerssssss
 
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william says at 01:07 et
thank MIKE WILL DO
 
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Ricardo says at 07:30 et
We are improving a lot our fb ads, yesterday we've reach 200 orders, and today we are closing with almost 900, but I have a question: How do you manage lots of orders? I use oberlo but is it anything beside 'clicking' to every order? I also, how to deliver automaticaly to my customer when their tracking code is available(?) (this hugh increase is because I just started facebook ads, before I just do everything organic) thanks!
 
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 Alice says at 07:45 et
900 orders per day??? wow that is amazing result Ricardo, well done! With such big volume you need to hire virtual assistant to help you "clicking". Oberlo automates prefilling the forms, address, sync of the orders but still some clicking is needed!
 
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 Caleb says at 07:46 et
WELL DONE BRO!!! WAY TO GO! Your story is very inspirational. Are you selling only to Mexican audience with such success?
 
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 Roman says at 10:41 et
Great success always inspiring for me, thanks for sharing!
 
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Ricardo says at 07:30 et
we are targeting, USA and Our own fan page, we have 3.2 Million people of our niche and more than a half are from mexico, and other parts of the world (latinoamerica for most), I started some years ago managinf only fan pages and make them viral, recently I have this new adventure of ecommerce. If you want you can visit one of them here: fb.com/elrockescultura.org anything else glad to help!!
 
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FITZGERALD says at 15:36 et
What is Influencer Marketing and does it really work like the guru claim it is?
 
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 Gab says at 15:38 et
It means when you contact the influencers (youtube stars, instagram stars) via famebit or similar services or directly. It does work but it depends on the service you offer or the product. Lets say you have a beatuty product or tech product - it's easy to find the massive influencer for that. But if you offer something rare and local, it would be hard to advertise via influencers, as their audience is very broad!!! Hope it helps!!!!
 
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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