Ecommerce marketing goals play a vital part in your overall growth and success. Although these may shift over the course of the year, veering too far away from your goals is never ideal. One challenge that online stores face is the rise of new viral challenges, trends, and ideas that take you off course. Another challenge is not allowing room to scale. Failing to use tools such as reporting dashboards can also make it harder to stay on track with your ecommerce marketing goals.
Keeping Your Ecommerce Marketing Goals on Track
Conversion through sales is not the only goal you may be focusing on – other goals may be centred around growing an audience through various channels. You may also have goals to lower your cart abandonment rate or increase your customer return rate. Whatever your ecommerce marketing goals may be, here are some tips on staying on track.
Set a strong goal foundation
Before you start getting side-tracked with goals to bring in thousands of likes on that new video you’ve made or expand your post reach drastically, make sure you’ve got a solid foundation. The simplest way to achieve goals is to start with the basics. For almost every online store, this will be to drive more sales. Think about what that could mean. Do you want to convert new customers to make a sale or encourage repeat purchases through existing customers as well? Setting just one or two goals will allow you to develop your strategy around these goals.
Scale your goals realistically
With a strong foundation, it will be easier to scale your goals. Your store may have grown in recent months through an expanded product range or a steady increase in sales from both new and returning customers. You may be planning to add new collections, expand your reach to other cities or start to put more focus on loyalty as customers begin to know and love your store. Scaling should be done realistically, in a way that is sustainable. Our guide on how to scale your strategy offers some tips to keep in mind.
Invest in reporting dashboards
Without reporting tools, it becomes extremely difficult (if not impossible) to track your goals and growth. Reporting gives you real-time insight into customer behaviour, including sales, return rates, abandoned cart rates and other metrics. This data will help you see what is working and what needs to be improved. You will be able to stay focused on your goals, build your strategies around your goals and track results.
Ecommerce Marketing Growth
When you keep things simple, it becomes much easier to set and stick to your goals. We hope that these tips help you keep track of your ecommerce marketing goals so that you can continue to see your store grow, year after year.