Consumer E-Commerce Expectations You Must Consider If You Really Want to Sell Online!
Why You Must Consider Consumer E-Commerce Expectations
I talk to many e-commerce shop owners here at the highly caffeinated agency. Some in Asia, some in North America, and some in Europe. And all have the same objective; to build a high performing online store. But I already know that based on my conversations many of them will not succeed. Why is that, you ask? Simply put, if business owners fail to meet consumer e-commerce expectations they will not succeed. Period. End of discussion!
You see, there is a very common misconception across all areas of web design, including e-commerce. Many business owners end up building the online presence THEY want and like. That is absolutely understandable, but it does not work that way. Why not? Because you are not building your business website for yourself! If you want to succeed online you must consider your target audience expectations, not your own!
And this is even more critical in the highly competitive e-commerce market. Especially mobile consumers are getting ever more sophisticated and demanding. And if you fail to meet their consumer e-commerce expectations they will simply look elsewhere. Which is definitely not what you want!
So what do modern consumers want and expect on your e-commerce store? Well, consumer e-commerce expectations can vary widely depending on the nature of the product or service you sell, and your target audience. So that can cover a lot of ground as you can imagine. To help you identify the most common consumer e-commerce expectations I am sharing this helpful infographic from our friends at MDG Advertising. Take a look and see what you may need to do to meet the expectations of your consumers!
Consumer E-Commerce Expectations
Infographic courtesy of MDG Advertising
Implementing Consumer E-Commerce Expectations
Now that you know what features your e-commerce consumers will expect it is time to add and implement them on your e-commerce website. You should already be able to maintain your own e-commerce site as far as adding info and updating content is concerned. (If not you should discuss this option with your web designer or agency.) Therefore some of these essential e-commerce features can be added as part of that process, such as adding testimonials and current contact info.
But other consumer e-commerce expectations may be more difficult for you to implement on your own. This is especially true if you don’t feel entirely comfortable touching your e-commerce site at all. And even if you are I highly recommend that you engage a professional that can help you with your required e-commerce solutions. If you don’t have a web designer or developer here is a Guide To Hiring a Web Designer.
Additional E-Commerce Resources
If you are just starting out with your online store, or would like more help in making your e-commerce presence all that it can be you may like some of these posts on our ESPRESSO Shots Blog:
- Essential E-Commerce Features You Must Have to Succeed in a Competitive Market!
- Effective E-Commerce Web Design Equals More Sales – It’s That Simple!
- Are Costly E-Commerce Errors Hurting Your Online Sales?
- Are Your Online Consumers Abandoning Their Shopping Carts?
- Sneaky E-Commerce Tricks, and How to Avoid Them!
- How Crowdfunding Affects E-Commerce
- 11 Critical E-Commerce Mistakes You Must Avoid
- E-Commerce Platform Tips for Small Business Owners
Still Not Sure About These Essential E-Commerce Features?
Of course, we would be happy to add and implement any or all of these consumer e-commerce expectations. We are experts at carefully crafting custom mobile-friendly websites to meet (almost) any budget. From responsive e-Commerce websites to small business websites and e-commerce solutions we work directly with the client to prepare them for the ever increasingly social, mobile and local consumer. Why not get started by requesting your free estimate?
And if you are still not sure exactly how these consumer e-commerce expectations will benefit your bottom line, don’t worry! Simply reach out and contact us. Our expert team will listen to you, answer your questions, and determine the best way for your e-commerce site to provide your visitors with the shopping experience they expect. That is one of our specialties, after all!
Thank you! We appreciate your help to end bad business websites, one pixel at a time!