Need Help Please Read!!!

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Registered: 07-20-2009
Need Help Please Read!!!
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Tue, 07-21-2009 - 6:34pm

My husband and I just started an online store. It has only been up and running 3 days and we haven't had one customer yet!


Am I doing something wrong?


I need suggestions, tips, anything just please help!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 07-22-2009 - 9:17am
What have you done to get the word out? Customers will not just magically find you. How did you market for the grand opening?

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Registered: 07-20-2009
Wed, 07-22-2009 - 3:23pm

The problem is we put all of our money into this store, and now we have very little to spend on advertising. I posted on craigslist, and US Free ads. For our Grand Opening we are offering the first ten members free Gift Cards...but no one has signed up or bought anything. They really are quality products. I think people might think we're trying to scam them, because that's what I worry about when internet shopping.


I'm really out of idea's. If you have any suggestions please let me know.


Thanks


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 07-22-2009 - 11:42pm

There are two types of advertising, paid and free.

Paid advertising tends to work a bit more quickly. Paid advertising can be newspaper ads, radio ads, banner or button ads on sites and more.

Free advertising might be through social media, blogs, Craigslist, article writing and more. Free advertising takes a bit longer. Free advertising is more about relationships versus an emotional purchase.

I hope this helps a bit.

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Registered: 07-20-2009
Thu, 07-23-2009 - 9:40pm
Thank You very much...I can tell this is going to be tricky!


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Registered: 07-24-2009
Fri, 07-24-2009 - 1:56pm

Also, make sure you are advertising to the right target market.