10 Questions You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store

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Presented by: Rick Wilson, Miva Merchant Are you ready to build a web site to sell your products? Or, are you looking to redo a current, outdated ecommerce site? There are lots of factors to consider before you begin: How to choose a host and shopping cart? What needs to be on the product pages? How to get customers to my site? How will customers pay for their purchases? What are the 'must-have' features that I need on my site? How important is the checkout process? How much will all this cost me? The list goes on and on! Join Rick Wilson, President & COO of Miva Merchant as he presents a comprehensive list of questions you need to ask when you want to build a great ecommerce web site. This session is perfect for those who have never had an online store as well as those who need to start over.

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<ul><li> 1. Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store </li></ul> <p> 2. 10 Questions You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 1. Whats My Unique Selling Proposition (aka Whats My Angle)?! 2. How Can I Use Product Photography As A Competitive Edge?! 3. Is There A Unique Product Description I Can Write To Drive Sales?! 4. What Do My Potential Customers Want To Know About My Product?! 5. Does My Logo and Graphic Design Convey My Brand Identity?! 6. How Can I Optimize My Fulllment?! 7. What Can I Do To Streamline The Backend While Improving Customer Service?! 8. Will The Software Platform Im Choosing Be Able To Still Run My Business In 5 Years?! 9. Where Am I An Expert (And I Dont Even Know It)?! 10. How Can I Spread The Word? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 3. 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Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 10. How Can I Use Product Photography As A Competitive Edge? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 11. How Can I Use Product Photography As A Competitive Edge? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store Never Use Flash Check Your White Balance Use Angles To Truly Show Your Product Add Scale With Other Objects Use Consistent Backgrounds Always Have The Same Aspect Ratio Have Multiple Photos Covering Every Angle Show Every Product Option Variation 12. How Can I Use Product Photography As A Competitive Edge? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store Use Consistent Backgrounds and Always Have The Same Aspect Ratio 13. How Can I Use Product Photography As A Competitive Edge? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store Have Multiple Photos Covering Every Angle and Show All Options 14. Is There A Unique Product Description I Can Write To Drive Sales? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 15. Is There A Unique Product Description I Can Write To Drive Sales? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 16. What Do My Potential Customers Want To Know About My Product? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 17. What Do My Potential Customers Want To Know About My Product? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 18. Does My Logo and Graphic Design Convey My Brand Identity? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 19. Does My Logo and Graphic Design Convey My Brand Identity? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 20. Does My Logo and Graphic Design Convey My Brand Identity? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store ! ! ! ! WHICH SITE WOULD YOU PURCHASE FROM? 21. Does My Logo and Graphic Design Convey My Brand Identity? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store ! ! ! ! The Difference In Price To Build These Two Sites ! IS NEGLIGIBLE AT BEST 22. How Can I Optimize My Fulllment? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store Customers Expect Something Akin To Amazon (Prime) Products Should Ship Within 24 Hours (Unless Clearly Noted) Tracking Information Should Be Automatically Emailed Order Status Should Be Self Service 23. Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store The Vast Majority Of Customer Service Is Informational In Nature Provide An Easy Way To Get That Information What Can I Do To Streamline The Backend While Improving Customer Service? 24. Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store That Doesn't Mean Don't Talk To Your Customer What Can I Do To Streamline The Backend While Improving Customer Service? 25. Will The Software Platform Im Choosing Be Able To Still Run My Business In 5 Years? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store How Reliable Is The Underlying Hosting? What Is Their Historical Uptime? (Hint 99.9% isnt very good) Is The Upgrade Process Dangerous To Your Business? What Kind Of Maintenance Should You Expect, Is It Onerous? Whats The Real Scoop On Their Security Architecture? Will I Be Hindered By A Lack Of Flexibility? If I Grow Really Fast, Can They Keep Up? Are There Automation Options To Streamline My Business? 26. Where Am I An Expert (And I Dont Even Know It)? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store Start blogging, Facebooking, Pinteresting, Tweeting, etc immediately Facebook Twitter Google+ Instagram Tumblr Pinterest YouTube 27. How Can I Spread The Word? Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store Don't Overlook "Traditional" Outlets Rotary Club Chamber Of Commerce Local Press 28. Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store Questions? 29. Resources http://yeshenvenema.com/blog/product-photography-basics - Product Photography! www.ortery.com - Product Photography! www.shipworks.com - Fulllment Optimization! www.shipstation.com - Fulllment Optimization! www.shipwire.com - Fulllment House! 99designs.com - Graphic Design Crowdsourcing! getbootstrap.com - Responsive Framework For Themes! analytics.google.com - Google Analytics! ! Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store 30. Rick Wilson - President - Miva Merchant - ASD/IMA March 2014 - Las Vegas 10 QuesCons You Should Ask When Building Your Ecommerce Store Thank You @RickMiva rwilson@mivamerchant.com facebook.com/mivamerchant plus.google.com/+MivaMerchant www.mivamerchant.com (Slides) </p>