42 Ways to Generate More Sales Online

Generating more sales is becoming more and more challenging in this current climate. Generating traffic to your business is one hurdle, converting a percentage of that traffic into sales is completely another.

So how can you get more conversions from your current flow of traffic? Here are 42 tips or suggestions to get you started on your way.

01. Signup to use PayPal

02. Sell on eBay to promote sales on your own website

03.  Feature products and services on your homepage

04. Do an online promotion

05. Hold an online sale

06. Offer discount to loyal customers

07. Make the navigation on your website easy

08. Make it easy for customers to contact you with inquiries

09. Provide live support

10. Offer a money-back guarantee

11. Use social media sites to promote products and services

12. Create a product marketing page

13. Add a business blog to your website

14. Offer something free

15. Provide an effective FAQ page

16. Provide an updated TOS page

17. Use email marketing to promote products and services

18. Use video’s to provide an insight into your products and service

19. Publish a monthly mailing newsletter

20. Publish a weekly email newsletter

21. Offer alternative online payments such as Google Checkout

22. Promptly reply to your email and telephone inquiries

23. Always find a way to fulfill our consumer needs no matter what the technicalities

24. Avoid looking like a large corporate business, be friendly and homely

25. Offer a fast turn round service

26. Offer bonuses for purchasing online

27. Make the context of your website easy to view, read

28. Offer multiple currencies

29. Limit the choice of options

30. Provide samples and test products

31. Publish a feedback page from your recent customers

32. Make your products and services available to view online within a few clicks away from the home page

33. Interact and engage with your consumers, potential consumers with a blog

34. Dedicate one day of marketing in each week of your working schedule

35. Sponsor a local event

36. Advertise in your local newspaper, magazine etc

37. Review and promote products and services using your business blog

38. Optimize your product / stock images for the web

39. Organize and hold a webinar

40. Use attention grabbing headings

41. Use Google translate on your website

42. Use Twitter to tweet your product, services and special offers

OK that’s if for now, I certainly hope this is enough to give you a few ideas and incentives to encouraging more sales online. Have I missed any that should be on here? Feel free to add them in the comments section below.