My Marketing Tips for Your Online Shop for the Week of December 21st – Christmas Edition

by Gail Oliver, Online Marketing Consultant

First of all I have to congratulate one of my clients, Nadine Savino, creator of The GCap, for appearing on Good Morning America this week and presenting her invention to Joy Mangano (the momtrepreneur whom the movie, Joy, is based on). Be sure to check out Nadine’s appearance here. The GCap is a reusable, stretchable bottle cap for kids drinks. Nadine also received a $10,000 check to help further her business. Congratulations, Nadine!

The week of Christmas can be one of the the slowest for an online shop so I don’t expect you to be doing too much this week, but here are some things you may want to do, if you have the time.

8 Ideas for Shop Promotion This Week

  1. If you have a blog, come up with your own “Best of 2015” list and promote the post on all of your social media sites.
  2. Add a section to your shop that is entitled “Up to 50% Off”.
  3. Email a link to the shop section above to all customers (after Christmas), along with wishes for a Happy 2016!
  4. Find a three-word keyword phrase that describes your most popular item and run a Google Adwords ad based on this phrase, just for a month.
  5. Review your shop traffic statistics and invest more time and effort in the top three traffic sources.
  6. Go through all of your social media followers lists and follow back anyone who is following you.
  7. Post to social media an animated (gif) holiday greeting. There are some free ones here.
  8. Hot trending topics on social media this week: First day of winter (Dec 22), start of Capricorn (Dec 23), Christmas (Dec 25), National Pumpkin Pie Day (Dec 25), National Candy Cane Day (Dec 26).

Have a wonderful holiday, and if you haven’t done it yet, be sure to check out my new site, OnlineShopLove.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

© 2015 Gail Oliver, Attention Getting Marketing. All rights reserved.

 

My Marketing Tips for Your Online Shop for the Week of December 8th – Planning for Valentine’s Edition

by Gail Oliver, Online Marketing Consultant

This week is a tough one for a lot of online stores because you are busy trying to get orders out in time for Christmas, but you still need to keep visible to ensure those post-Christmas orders. So here is a quick list of what you should be doing this week to promote your online shop:

Marketing To Do List for December 8 to 15

  1. Comment on and like the current posts on the Facebook pages of Amazon, Etsy and Best Buy.
  2. Create a Valentine’s theme banner for your shop so it is ready to launch January 1st.
  3. Send out pitches to relevant blogs for Valentine’s Gift Guide editorial.
  4. The malls are busy right now so leave cards for your shop on windshields in the parking lot.
  5. Follow @mariayagoda on Twitter as she does product profiles for People.com.
  6. More people are searching on mobile these days, so try running a Google mobile ad, just for one month, to see if traffic increases. It will show up in your stats as m.google.com.
  7. Respond to any relevant Help a Reporter Out (HARO) media requests, and be sure to follow the reporter(s) on all social media.
  8. Trending hash tags to capitalize on this week: #NationalBrownieDay (Dec 8), #ChristmasCardDay (Dec 9), #NationalPastryDay (Dec 9), #HumanRightsDay (Dec 10), #PoinsettiaDay (Dec 12), #IceCreamDay (Dec 13), #InternationalChildrensDay (Dec 13), #NationalLemonCupcakeDay (Dec 15), #MondayMorning, #TuesdayTease, #FridayReads, #SaturdayKitchen

Success Story! One of my customers, an adorable jewelry shop called Decadent Minis, grew her Instagram followers to 10,000 in just 3 marketing ideas for jewelry and fashion shopsmonths using the advice I gave her! What was the advice? Well, you can find it in my e-book, Marketing Ideas for Online Jewelry Shops.

Come back next Tuesday for another week of marketing tasks that will get your shop seen.

Gail 

© 2015 Gail Oliver, Attention Getting Marketing. All rights reserved.