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How can I set up my store to take payments?

Hi, I am know as Peter Banner I have a brand i been working on putting out since 2015, the name of my brand is CROOKADILE, the character for my logo is a digitally pixelated crocodile wearing a face mask to represent character, we all know a crocodile is Dangerous! But what if this one was just smart? So smart to put a face mask on to cover the fact that he’s a killer crocodile! Lol,  I want to be in a space where I sell items for the outdoorsman;  Cool Face mask, travel bags, apparel, assisting products and more…

my only issue right now is setting my shop up to take purchases , can anyone give me some pointers?

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Hey there Crookadileus,

 

Perhaps some more info would helpful - are we talking a physical location (brick and mortar) or online or both ?  Just a wild assumption here but, I'm guessing an online presence for now.

 

Think digital marketing for starters.  (Note, I've posted these tips before so suggest you pick and choose.)

 

* It's important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to getting your website noticed and increasing sales.  If there was, we would all be very happy.  You need to experiment with different strategies and track your results to determine what works best for your business.

 

* Social Media Marketing:  Social media can be a powerful tool for promoting your website and increasing sales.  Creating engaging content and sharing it on social media platforms can help you reach a wider audience and drive more traffic to your site.  Start with the basic social media sites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flicker, Pinterest, Google Maps, Google Places for Business and Yelp - the more you get your name out there the better and you can setup these accounts at little or no cost - it's just your time.  Take your time and take lots of product pictures or detailed info about your services if that applies.

 

* Advertising in your local paper may promote sales too. Cross selling via other sites like Etsy may increase interest even if you just list a few items.  Also, check out activities like local Farmer's Markets or other outdoor events (Craft Shows, Art Shows, etc.) that would fit your needs.

 

* Content Marketing: Creating high-quality content, such as blog posts, videos, and infographics, can help attract and engage potential customers, leading to increased sales.  Both Youtube and Vimeo are great for posting product or service videos at little or no cost. All you need is a camera, some thought and a little time.

 

* Email Marketing: Building an email list and sending targeted campaigns to subscribers can help you stay top of mind with potential customers, leading to increased sales over time. Don't spam people, make sure your list of addresses is composed of people that want to hear from you.

 

* Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising: PPC advertising allows you to place ads on search engines and other websites, targeting specific keywords and demographics. This can help you reach your target audience and increase sales. Note: It's a challenge to determine your ROI when spending money on advertising - choose wisely.

 

* Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Optimizing your website for search engines can help improve your website's visibility in search results, leading to more traffic and potential sales. This can involve on-page optimization (optimizing website content, tags, etc.) and off-page optimization (building backlinks, guest posting, etc.).

 

* Take advantage of Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools.

 

* Finally - word of mouth is your best friend - try to friends and family involved - people trust people they know (in most cases) and this type of advertising is FREE.

 

As for your actual website - ensure that it's easy to navigate - no dead links and be sure that your contact info is accurate - just don't provide an email address and/or form - make sure that people can find you and contact you directly.  Think customer service - this is what people are looking for.  Also include some About You details as people are also interested in who they are dealing with. 

 

Just some thoughts of course ...

 

jk

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Hi, I really only asked for pointers on how to set up my online shop to take payments, any information on that would be helpful. Thank you.

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Now that we know exactly what your needs are, I'm sure others here will be able to help .....

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