What is Traffic and How can it affect your e-commerce business??

Traffic is a term used to describe visitors coming to a website.

To efficiently convert and make sales, a seller needs to be able to decipher and break down the incoming traffic.

This will help you to get the best out of your advertising money and launch better campaigns specific to your visitors.

You shouldn’t just aim to sell; you should try as much as possible to build great relationships with the individuals within your buying orbit. Working this way presents a lot of advantages, and understanding traffic better helps in this regard.


Types of Traffic

There are three types of traffic:

Cold traffic

These are visitors coming to your website not really because they are interested in the products or solutions you provide, but because they just want to learn more about what you’re offering. Not everybody who clicks on your ads is familiar with your store or product; this is the cold truth. *pun intended*

So, essentially, cold traffic consists of people that have never heard of your brand before. I like to think of them as online window shoppers. They may actually have a need which your product can solve, but since they are not familiar with your brand, they would probably not purchase from you. Moreso, they wouldn’t be easily swayed by any sales message, since in their minds they aren’t looking to buy anything.

Wait guys, don’t be sad! This doesn’t mean you should give up on cold traffic. If you can build a relationship and some trust, you are guaranteed to convert your cold traffic into willing customers!

In a later post, I’ll teach you how to warm up cold traffic and convert them into actual customers.

Warm Traffic

Warm traffic consists of people who have shown interest in what you are selling. They are not new to your product, they are very familiar with your brand, they are regular visitors of your website, and they may have been engaged with you on other media, like facebook or twitter. However, they are yet to show any interest in purchasing your products.

So, despite the fact that they have shown interest in your services, they haven’t moved to the point of actually buying your products. They want it, but something is holding them back.

It is your job to figure out what it is and clear the road for them so that they can start patronizing you.

Hot Traffic

Now, these are your real customers. They are people who have already trusted you with their money, purchased your products and didn’t ask for a refund. They are very familiar with your products and services, and there is a chance that they will make more purchases from you in the future.

It should be your goal to convert all cold and warm traffic to hot traffic. You can only do this by building trust and solid relationships with your visitors.

Not every e-commerce seller understands the value of traffic and how to market to these individuals based on their needs, trust level and knowledge of your products and services. It is your job to educate them, identify their problems and build trust. Understanding the traffic group your visitors belongs to will help you organize better sales and advertisement campaigns.


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Last Wall Comments

 Bill says at 21:23 et
What's my FBA return policy??
Claudia says at 21:23 et
If you FBA then the Amazon return policy is YOUR return policy http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=15015721
 freedom says at 21:48 et
How to automate my FB social media posting?
 jo says at 21:48 et
Try buffer.com to schedule, publish and analyze all your posts in one place
 freedom says at 21:50 et
Does dropshipping work? i worry about slow delivery times? who will wait 2-4weeks??
 Gab says at 21:50 et
Dont be discarded about drop shipping there are lots of people have succeeded in drop shipping, my advice drop ship is good when you do it internationally. I have no problems with international customers.
 Victor says at 21:50 et
You can reduce the delivery time.. Try DHL, i pass the cost to the consumer, i find consumer will pay the xtra amount to get the instant gratification they seek in online shopping.. Or find domestic suppliers..
It is Ok to use AlieExpress - just make sure that your customers know about the delivery times and the reason is because all products are made to order and direct from the factory.
Then scale up and move slowly to FBA once you know what sells best for your store and fullfill via amazon prime!
 Mister A says at 17:40 et
How accurate are sales estimates based on BSR?
 Aria says at 17:42 et
It's pretty accurate but it's only a GUIDE, not exact amount. You need to understand that amazon does not release real sales amounts on public. So it's an EDUCATED GUESS. The problem is that all of that information is based on the sales rank at the time you are viewing the product. So if they ran some promo last week they have more BSR than usual.

That's why good to use TRACKING tools like "Track my product" in sells lik ehot cakes..
 Lane says at 17:44 et
FBA toolkit, Unicorn smasher, Jungle scout, all give you some estimate. Nothing is "ACCURATE" and cant be accurate as you dont know real numbers, only amazon does... all tools just try to help you research. Dont worry about "accuracy".
 mia says at 09:35 et
Question about inspections in CHINA for amazon FBA. How to get my shipment inspected in China so you can have it sent directly to the Amazon warehouse? Thx
 jack says at 09:36 et
Use a 3rd party inspection company. Check out www.chinaqualitycheck.com or guidedimports.com
 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!
 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.
 Ted says at 00:56 et
True, ecommerce is growing really fast. It's a golden time to start!
Jimmy says at 03:26 et
Hi there, I am a newbie at here. May I know what is the best auto currency switcher for Shopify? Thanks.
 James.W says at 03:27 et
Welcome, there are many plugins, not sure which is best, they are pretty same! https://apps.shopify.com/auto-currency-switcher
Jimmy says at 12:15 et
Now I am using Auto Currency Switcher, thanks so much James.
uma mahesh says at 05:23 et
Hello All,

I am launching a wellness and health niche on shopify. We have our private labeled products and also connected to aliexpress. How can I selectively charge shipping on our private labelled products and not charge on aliexpress products? Thank you
 Chris says at 05:24 et
Uma, two ways...
1. set the shipping zones in shipping settings
2. add shipping cost in price for your private label products and make shipping appear free.
sol says at 07:45 et
Hi guys i am new to the community i have
JAMES says at 15:00 et
Greetings !!! Glad to be here! I need guidance--i am a true Newbie!!! Please help--do i just start by watching these videos???
 Mike says at 15:01 et
Yes please. Welcome James!