1. Finding and Choosing a product to sell
The first step is knowing what products you want to sell online direct-to-consumer. You have to evaluate your idea if it will sell or not. Your business always has to figure out how to validate the products and potential market.
2. Research and Prepare for your competition
You have to adapt to what is in the market for your business and make it stand out. You need to thoroughly research your competitors so you know what you’re up against and how you can differentiate your business from theirs. You will have to start writing a business plan – a roadmap that helps bring your ideas and thoughts together. It is vital in determining what to prioritize and how to effectively reach new customers.
3. Setting up your business
To get the potential market, it is also important when determining your business or brand name and choosing an appropriate available domain name. You should also create keywords or basic search engine optimization (SEO) for your website and social media that will highlight your company brand. This will make it more useful when doing appropriate marketing, properly structuring your site, and writing pages on Google or other search engines.
4. Building your eCommerce store according to market trends
You have to build and create topics that will capture customers’ attention. You will also need to write captivating product descriptions, shoot beautiful product photography, and decide on your eCommerce theme & color.
5. Choosing your sales channels
To reach new customers, you need to try selling products through social media based on target customers.
6. Preparing to launch
As you prepare for the launch of your new business, consider payment methods and other elements you need to prepare for. In this section, we’ve curated a few comprehensive guides on how to determine your shipping strategy. It is best to choose a system that is easy for both you and the customers to use. Your business also has to prepare in advance for the delivery fees system.
7. Acquiring your new customers
The leads that come from a Google search to your business website can be used for marketing tactics to connect visitors to your Facebook page or expand into new ones for driving traffic. You can then convert that traffic into sales.