Cyber Monday sales hit over 3 billion last year, Are you ready? Can your hosting company handle the traffic pouring into you e-commerce store? Have you set up your PayPal account? Is your inventory well stocked for the holiday season. Cyber Monday take many by surprise.
Yesterday I was reading the complaints of one of the largest hosting companies around. Customers who are trying to prepare for Cyber Monday and the holiday season can’t get into their websites to load inventory. Down time isn’t an option this time of the year. The worst part was seeing the large hosting company ignoring their clients concerns. Customer service rules when there is so much competition in the web hosting market. That’s why Business Web Design Studio has been so successful, we are there for our clients. We have amazing customer service and we build our websites on a SSD (Solid State Disk) which has a 20% faster load time than those that are not.
If you’re new to the e-commerce / online retail game, or if you’ve just never made the investment of participating in Cyber Monday as an online retail business before, this is year to give it a try. But in order to get any sort of ROI from the day, you have to be willing to go all in. You have to put a strategy in place before the day of Cyber Monday.
Mobile Friendly and Responsive
Another way you can help drive more sales on Cyber Monday is by ensuring that your e-shop is mobile-friendly. According to Adobe, “on Cyber Monday [in 2015], 44 percent of shopping visits were made from smartphones or tablets, accounting for 26 percent of online sales—$799 million.”
You don’t want to miss out on sales because people who are ready to buy can’t load your website! If your website or e-shop isn’t optimized for mobile, start working to get it up to date it now so that it’s ready in time for holiday sales.
Are you ready for Cyber Monday this year? If not, we can help you start today. We offer a very affordable E-Commerce Catalog to help you get ready. Tell me in the comments below what steps you have taken to be ready.