Tuesday, 15 January 2013

DOs and DON’Ts for Ecommerce Website Development and Marketing

In order to make your website productive, efficient and successfully, there always exists few important parameters that should and should not be done. There exist Dos and Don’ts for every stage of lifecycle of Ecommerce Website Development. Below are few of the listed Dos and Don’ts for Ecommerce Website Development:-

1. Do define the objective and goals clearly on a paper and Expected ROI.

2. Failing to Plan leads towards planning to fail: Do make a plan for Website Launch and Marketing. The first step is to prepare a daily, weekly and monthly plan and deadlines for the Development and Marketing.

3. Do spend time in defining the best user experience: You need to spend time to segregate what to be marketed on website? What are the highlights? Is the Navigation good enough for User? Does user is able to find the desired object easily? Does the cart is lost if any wrong button is pressed? Discuss with your friends, subordinates in testing period. Ask people and do survey to find what they seek on home page and landing pages.

4. The shopping should easy and safe for the end User: You should ensure safety in purchasing process on online medium. There should be zero probability in security breach. You may go for Verisign for Online transactions.

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5. You never get a second chance to make first impression: Don’t make your home page chaotic for the end user. The interface should have a very good look and feel so that your first impression leaves good remarks for your portal.

6. Limit the Level of Website: Don’t make user to dig into the pages to 3rd and 4th level to find product for him. If your website requires digging to search products, eventually the product will always lie buried inside your website. Any product listed down to increasing number of levels, it eventually gets dead and hardly any user will visit that page. It’s better to limit the levels of digging.

7. Do mention Terms and Conditions clearly: You should not conceal anything from the user to build and maintain the trust of the end user.

8. Make it for the Users, Not just for the Search Engines: It’s good to optimize your website with quality title and Meta tags. But limit it to that extent only. You should focus the end user and don’t allow too much text for the customer to read. Do provide links for T&C and Privacy policy, but your landing page must speak through quality images and interface.

9. Do provide the contact information for necessary feedback for your ecommerce website.

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