What is Amazon Enhanced Brand Content

Amazon lunched Enhanced brand content self-service to all 3rd party private sellers to boost the conversation rate by adding rich content, including images and formatted text, to product descriptions.  Enhance brand content (A+) catalogue will help seller’s customers and address their most common questions in order to drive more rapid and informed purchase decisions.

Who will be eligible for Enhanced brand content?

Amazon Enhanced Brand Content is available for any third-party seller ( 3P) sellers with their own branded products  registered in Amazon’s Brand Registry. If you are not yet registered for Amazon’s Brand registry, it’s time to register here follow the link: https://sellercentral.amazon.in/brand/catalog-brand-application/create

Enhanced Brand Content is free for now, but Amazon may charge for the feature later.

 

Enhanced Brand Content(A+) Benefits :

High conversation rate:  Sellers using A+ catalogue have seen 5-10% increase in conversation rate.

SEO:

While Search Optimization is likely the last thing on Amazon’s mind, it is something that you can get out of Enhanced Brand Content. EBC allows you to create modules with pictures and value points, which you can use to include your keywords, which will then come up in search.

Brand Story:

You are proving your brand’s unique story can help build your brand’s visibility and customer trust. Most seller using this opportunity to add to your brand’s unique value proposition and drive repeat purchases.

Stand different from your competitors:

Adding extra content/design and images definitely stand your brand  uniquely and better than your competitors.

How to use Enhanced brand content

These best practices will help you optimize for success.

  • Highlight your product unique value points. Online sellers purchased based on emotion rather than practical concerns, so it’s better to highlighting the benefits versus the features.

 

  • Read and analyses the competitors reviews and find out what your prospect buyers cares about and then highlight those points through Enhanced brand content. You can also check customer returns to find similar data as well..

 

  • Use text on image media to highlight product features and benefits to improve conversion

 

  • Most users prefer short content, so aim for a small amount of high quality content that allows users to quickly learn everything they need to know.

 

  • Optimize for mobile. Amazon.com receives over 8 million mobile visitors every day.
    Try you’re A+ catalogue for your best selling or highest ranking products first. If your product is more likely to make a return, it’s a better investment.

 

 

What to Avoid while creating Amazon Enhanced Content

Amazon offers an in-depth list of what to avoid under the Enhanced Brand Content Help section and you should reference that before submitting your EBC page to avoid rejection.

 

  • Referencing your company as a seller or distributor or provide company contact information
  • Using opinions or claims (I.E. Cheapest, Best, etc.)
  • Including copyrights, trademarks, or registered symbols including logos, branded content, etc.
  • Using third party quotes including references, reviews, and quotes
    Mentioning shipping information
  • Including low quality images or images that don’t reflect the product (Brand Story images are not required to include the product)
  • Adding duplicate images
  • Website links
  • Excessive use of bolding or capitalization

You must also hold to the category requirements for your product, maintain a high-quality standard of spelling and grammar, and treat your Enhanced Brand Content Detail Page with the same care you would any other product page.

If you have a private label product, then you should be taking advantage of it. With benefits including branding, enhanced content for better engagement, and photos in the product description, it’s well worth the time to integrate into your products.

 

Example EBC

 

Agency Support to create Enhanced brand content:

 

 

Sales Just Dropped, Before You Panic, Check These Sales Parameters (Amazon)

When sales drop on Amazon it hurts and that’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re capitalizing on all of the sales that you are getting right now by converting those customers into reviews.

1. AM I IN THE MIDDLE OF A SEASONAL DIP IN MY NICHE / PRODUCT?

Now if you’re just starting to sell on Amazon, it may be difficult to answer this question. However, many products have a cyclical sales slump each year specific to its category. Keeping track of your monthly sales is a great way to see your yearly sales trends and to prepare for future changes in the market. For now, you might reach out to a friend or Facebook group and ask others in your niche if this is a common time for slower sales.
For example, some sellers may experience a sales dip in February for various reasons. The first time this happens, they may be tempted to blame their own efforts or their product. But the next time February arrives, they can either adjust their expectations or adjust their marketing to try to overcome the slump.
Though statistics are difficult to solidify, many online sellers will tell you that September and October are often slower online sales months. This is often due to the fact that school has recently started and holiday shopping is far from beginning. Sales will often begin to increase as you get closer to Black Friday. If you notice your sales are dropping from your summer highs, don’t freak out just yet. You may just be experiencing a normal sales slump.

2. DID I LOSE THE BUY BOX ON MY LISTING?

You’ll want to check to see if someone else has acquired the buy box on your listing. The “buy box” is the box on the right side of your listing where customers choose to “Add to Cart”.

 

Notice that below the Add to Cart box that there are other sellers on Amazon selling this exact same item. It is possible for one of those sellers to “win” the buy box from this seller and gain sales from their listings.

How do you keep your “buy box”? Amazon determines ownership of the buy box based upon (1) Price, (2) Availability, (3) Shipping options, and (4) Customer Service. In other words, the healthier yor seller account and the more competitive your pricing, the more likely you’ll win the buy box.

How do you know if you have the buy box? There are two ways.

First, you can simply go to your listing and see if anyone else is trying to fulfill your product. If you notice another seller listed below the Add to Cart box, you may have competition that can steal the buy box from you.

Secondly, you can see if you’ve retained the buy box in previous days by accessing your account on Seller Central. Simply log into your account, scroll down to the Sales Summary on the right side of your page, then click on “View more of your sales statistics” below your summary.

 

On the next page, scroll down to the “By date” section on the left side of your Business Reports menu. Click on the “Detail Page Sales and Traffic” link.

 

Now your page will load a report showing your sales stats by each day of the month. The seventh column over will be the percentage of time you owned the buy box. If you notice that your percentage has dropped in the last day or two, you’ll want to see who else is selling your product online.

If you’re the only seller listing your product on Amazon, you have nothing to fear. However, on a personal note, I was surprised to find that another seller had purchased several units of my product (apparently during a promotion) and then listed them for resale on Amazon at a lower cost than me. Suddenly, we were losing the buy box from someone hoping to make a quick buck. Lowering our price was the key to winning it back.

3. DID I RECENTLY RECEIVE A POOR CUSTOMER REVIEW ON MY LISTING?

Imagine that a customer has come to your listing to check out your product, and they want to make sure it’s legitimate. So even though you have close to a 5 star review average, they scroll down to see what people are saying about their purchase. And there, sitting at the top of the review section is your latest customer review – a one star review stating that this product just wasn’t what they were expecting at all.
You can imagine, then, that customers can be scared away by the latest review being a poor one. So it’s a good idea to look at your listing during a sales slump to see if you’ve got a bad one waving to everyone at the top of your review section.

 

4. DID A SALE OR PROMOTION FOR MY PRODUCT RECENTLY END?

Many times, Amazon sellers are really bad about creating systems for their business. For that reason, deadlines and end dates fall through the cracks.
When you see yourself suddenly hitting a major sales slump, you may want to check to see if something connected to your listing has expired. For instance, were you running a Christmas sale price to the end of December which raised holiday sales? This could explain why your January 1 sales suddenly dropped. Or did you offer a coupon code through another site that ended recently? These can easily explain the dip in sales.
You also may have an advertisement running on Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media platforms. Did that ad campaign recently expire causing your traffic to slow which in turn caused your sales to drop?
Think through as many of these sales related expiration dates as possible and investigate.

 

5. DID SOMETHING GO WRONG WITH MY AMAZON SPONSORED ADS?

If you use Amazon’s PPC ads, you know that they’re a huge source of traffic and sales. If you’re not using Amazon PPC yet, you need to. To get started, check out our other article, “How to Set Up an Amazon PPC Campaign” where we give you step-by-step instructions to setting up your first campaign.

If you’re running Amazon PPC, this is a great place to look for the answer to your sales slump. Two common scenarios that have caused Amazon sellers great anxiety are:

1.  Amazon PPC payment was declined. If your bank account is running low, it could cause Amazon’s payment processing to be declined. If this occurs, you will not receive any notification from Amazon. Your ads will simply stop running.
2.  Amazon Sponsored Ads reached its end date. I always recommend setting an end date to your Amazon PPC ads when you’re first getting started, but when you do, you have to remember which end date you chose. If you’re experiencing a sudden decline in sales, check to be sure your campaign hasn’t ended.

6. DID MY GOOGLE ADWORDS CAMPAIGN TURN OFF?

 

Outside of Amazon Sponsored Ads, many sellers turn to Google AdWords to send traffic to their listing. And if you work hard at it, Google can be a tremendous source for traffic and sales for your product.
So you might want to just check to be sure that your Google AdWords account didn’t turn off for some reason. Your AdWords account can be suspended if you your product doesn’t comply with their criteria, your payment for your past AdWords was rejected, of your campaign reached the end date.

 

CONCLUSION

There are two sources of encouragement for Amazon sellers who experience a sudden sales plummet. First, it’s comforting to know that you’re not alone. Every seller has experienced the anxiety of watching sales slide off the cliff. Thousands have experienced it and lived to see the day. Heck, many of them grew stronger from it. You can, too.
Secondly, it’s comforting to know exactly where to start looking for answers. Hopefully, these six checklist questions will help you get started with the most common sources of sudden sales decreases. And the longer you stay at it, you’ll be able to add to this list.
If these questions helped you in a time of need, don’t forget to share this checklist with your fellow Amazon sellers.
Sometimes Amazon sales drops are temporary and so it’s important that you capitalize on each and every sale. It’s crucial to convert your everyday customers into reviewers of your products and the best way to do that is by simply asking your customers for a review after they buy your product.

 

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5 Simple & Less Expensive Ways to Get Sales in Festive Season

Increasing online sales is the primary goal of all businesses, large and small. Whether you run a retail shop or sell on an e-commerce giant like Amazon or Flipkart, increasing sales through online channels is a little more tricky than you actually think.

Fortunately, there are numbers of ways you can make more sales online, many of them can be implemented right away. Here are 5 actionable techniques you can use to increase online sales performance.

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Increase sales using Facebook

The festive season is the peak time to reach new customers, increase conversion rates, and boost sales. Advertising on Facebook is almost always a good idea, but you always need to have a strategy and attainable goals behind your campaigns – and at this time of the year, it should be less about awareness, and more about conversions.

  • Facebook Page – Be sure to include clear and visible calls to action and a button to get people to your site as easily as possible. Invest in graphics that are fun, unique, and seasonal.
  • Carousel ads – Carousel ads are a highly effective way to feature a variety of products, events, or services that can be linked directly back to your site with call to action buttons
  • Seasonal campaigns – A theme based campaign can be a great way to encourage your audience to share your festival discounts. For example, giveaways, coupons, flash sales are all great to engaging your audience and encouraging them to share your promotions with their friends.

Increase sale using Google

The number of searches in google increase in the festive time, why not make all those searches you prospect customers using Google Adwords.

What can Google do for you?

  • Measurable – With Google AdWords, every single aspect of your marketing campaign is measurable, right down to the number of clicks, number of impressions, click through rate (CTR), number of conversions, conversion rate, cost per click (CPC), cost per acquisition (CPA), etc. It’s very easy to measure your return on investment (ROI).
  • Cost Effective – You only pay when someone clicks on your ad (i.e. you pay per click) and you determine exactly how much you want to spend.
  • Maximum Relevance – When you run a Google Adwords campaign, the clicks you received will be mostly related to your keywords
  • Location Targeting- Google AdWords allows you to target specific geographic locations.
  • Language Targeting- AdWords has over 40 language options for campaign targeting.
  • Time Targeting- AdWords allows advertisers to select specific hours during the day for optimal targeting.

Email marketing

While it may sound like email is the last thing anyone will consider checking during the festive season, the fact is that email marketing is still one of top marketing tactics. Considering that 25% of all email sent during the year goes out during the festive season, it’s time to start planning your email marketing campaign.

  • Exclusive, Subscribers – Only Discounts- Why not reward your loyal Customer with an exclusive offer? Whether that means offering them a discount on online products, providing free shipping, or creating another lucrative promotion, your Customer will appreciate the kindness you’ve extended.
  • Festive wishes- Without your customers, your brand would not exist. This holiday season, show your appreciation with a “Happy Festive season!” email sent to clients, subscribers, and other connections. Going the extra mile proves that you care about your network and wish them the best during the holiday season.Add a layer of personalization further proves your commitment to the happiness of your customers and connections.
  • Shopping Reminders- Are you hosting a festive sale? Make sure you remind your customers and subscribers! Otherwise, how will they know to shop? Shopping reminder emails don’t need to be overwhelming or frequent. A simple reminder to take advantage of a great online or in-store shopping discount can go a long way!

Text Message Campaign

SMS marketing is one of the best for hosting festive sales . The possibility of your email going uncheck is high but with the good open rate of SMS, there are greater chances of increasing conversion. Some technique for text message.

  • Weekly text message – A simple weekly “text tip” keeps you in front of your prospects while providing value and paving the way for other types of text messaging.
  • Send out flash texts about Discounts – Flash sales announced only via text message are a great way to make your customers feel special and build excitement around your text message marketing.
  • Festive- Without your customers, your brand would not exist. This holiday season; show your appreciation with a “Happy Festive season!” SMS sent to clients, subscribers, and other connections. Going the extra mile proves that you care about your network and wish them the best during the holiday season. Add a layer of personalization further proves your commitment to the happiness of your customers and connections.

Selling on Amazon –

Try out the Amazon sponsored add services, Keyword Optimization, optimized bids, create targeted campaigns, boost sales to increase the visibility of your products and ultimately increase your sales.

  • Promotion – A promotion offers an incentive for a customer to make a buying decision sooner rather than later, or to choose one product or seller over another.

Types of promotion are – Money Off (Purchase Discount),Buy One Get One (Free Product),External Benefit. Customer reaches a minimum threshold, either by spending a dollar amount you’ve specified, or by buying a certain quantity of a product or products.

  • Sponsored ads – With more than 350 million products on Amazon. it becomes more and more difficult for sellers to get their products in front of the customer. Thus, Amazon’s “Sponsored Products” ads are becoming extremely popular among sellers as they offer minimum cost to advertised their product. BM Consulting helps Amazon sellers avoid some common mistakes and get the most out of Amazon Sponsored Products.
  • Amazon FBA – Amazon has created one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world, and your business can benefit from our expertise. With Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), you store your products in Amazon’s fulfillment centers, and Amazon pick, pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Best of all, FBA can help you scale your business and reach more customers.
  • Lighting deal – Lightning Deals can be found throughout Amazon.com, and are available on the Today’s Deals page or Prime Day page. Lightning Deals are available, one per customer, until either the promotion period for the deal expires or all the available inventory is claimed.Since Lightning Deals are time-sensitive, it’s important to complete your order as soon as possible. You can sign up to watch a Lightning Deal up to 24 hours before it begins.
  • A+ catalogue – A+ Content is a detailed product descriptions, rich images, charts and narrative copy to help customers make informed buying decisions.This premium content from manufacturers is meant to drive more conversions on a detail page. According to Amazon, A+ Content can increase sales on average 3 to 10% by educating the consumer about your product and brand.

Important Steps for Keyword Analysis in Google AdWords

Whether you are writing a blog, content, title, description, campaigns, videos or performing any other promotional activities for your website, all stated activities will not work well unless you know the right keyword.  Keyword is the query or search term triggered by the user, it occurs when a user look for any information or wants to buy some stuff on web. If you want to find right keywords you need to think from the perspective of user. Why is the user triggering this keyword, what makes him to do that and all such possible questions  which can lead him to visit your website all come under keyword analysis. And that is why content writing has to perfectly integrated with appropriate keywords.

Google AdWords provides a keyword planner tool that gives us a right direction in the journey of keyword analysis. When We  enter  the potential keyword into keyword planner tool , its search volume on the web can be found for the selected time period, and also how much competitive this keyword is. Keyword analysis is a long process from the embarkment of website to endless promotional activities. so,  even if you are website has been completed, your keyword analysis will still be on. Let’s discuss some important steps for keyword analysis –

If an ecommerce website is planning to increase its sale, its first step will be to increase its visitors or its online presence over web.

How will a visitor find you on the web?

Let’s say you are selling bottles online.  visitors may approach your website by triggering search terms such as bottle, water bottle etc., These are known as keyword for your website. To improve your online presence you need to include potential keywords into your website content.  Now, our next step is to find out what keywords people are generally searching most or volume of related keyword. Here, the role of keyword planner tool comes –

 Keyword Planner Tool – 

Find New Keywords & Search Volume Data

In the keyword planner tool you will find a search box in which you can enter your keyword and get its search volume. Considering the keyword “bottle”;  average monthly searches for keyword bottle is 165,000 as shown in the figure, meaning that 165K people are searching for “bottle” in a month. This gives you a basic idea about your visitors.

Keyword by Relevancy – Along with keyword “bottle”, the planner tool also suggests  related keywords or keywords by relevancy.

Competition – Besides the average monthly searches, find a column named competition, which  is defined by Low, Medium, and High. Competition is defined as how competitive this keyword is in the market or how many people are using this keyword and ranking in google searches

  • Low – Low means competition for keyword is low or less competitors are using these keywords. Example – Bottle
  • Medium – Medium competition is in between low and high. Example- Bottle of water, pet bottle
  • High – Competition is very high for these keywords or large competitors are using these keywords and ranking. Example – glass bottles, plastic bottles

There are two ways people can found your website

  1. Organic Search (without Ads)
  2. PPC (with Ads)

(1) For organic search – Organic search refers to the situation when your website is ranking in google search engine without running any paid Ads. For a new website, if we use low and medium competitive keywords, it would be easy to rank. We can use more than one low competitive keywords in our website content and sum of search volume of all those keywords will gain high traffic. High competitive keywords will have to face very high competition to rank.

(2) For Pay Per Click (PPC) – In PPC you can create Ads for Low-Med-High competitive keywords and these ads can be monitor for 1 to 2 months. After monitoring we can track the result of Ads, Ads with high conversion has the most favourable keywords for your website.

Keyword analysis helps in finding new market. It gives assistance to understand the demand and supply graph for particular product by furnishing search volume for potential keywords. It anticipates the market yields and enhances marketer’s decision making power.

Whether you need Analytics services for your website or keyword optimisation for your online marketplace storefront (Amazon, Flipkart etc), feel free to contact us for professional help!

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Why Should You Invest in Paid Google Campaigns?

Back to the fundamentals –  what are Paid Google Campaigns? Let me pause here and give a some simple definitions used in Google for marketing:

Chattels in Paid Campaign:

  • Advertisement
  • List of Search Engines
  • Payment:
    • When ad is clicked(Pay-Per-Click PPC)
    • When ad is displayed (Cost-Per-Impression CPM)

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Keyword Research:

Consider a keyword list based on the Company’s product and services which is done by crawling the Company’s website and pick the keywords which have much relevance. After pulling possible keywords from the site, the next step is to cluster them into specific groups. This is where you put yourself in users mind.

Ad Copy Writing:

What matters with ads? Just annoying things for people. The answer is No. There is a fun exercise in creating a provoking ad.  The ad copy usually runs between the title and the display URL. It is just a crackerjack tool not only to describe the Ads destination but also serves as effective for the visitor who might be interested that has bought the ad up.

Landing Page:

The key point to be noted is that the Home Page has actual difference from the Landing Page. It is an independent web page offbeat from the main home page. The Landing Page shouldn’t swamp the visitor with several links. The speed of the landing page loading is a significant point. When a visitor clicks an ad,  he/she should be directed to a particular web page with a catchy overlook and not to be directed to Home Page again.

Campaign Setup:

The basic idea we get is from questioning our self as “what type of Campaign Do I need to create?” Once setup then there are series of questions to be raised in mind as

  • Who are the target audience?
  • Location and languages
  • Bids and Budget

Tracking and Testing:

The final step is to evaluate the Campaign performance. Focus on what to be achieved by this Campaign and search according to the result to be achieved. The landing page performance can be checked for entire account or even the specific ad group. The result is targeted based on the Campaign mission.

Let’s get to the crucial part of the talk

Does investing in Paid Campaign fetch you desired result?

To all appearances it is a big YES. But let me tell you how.

Paid search is like head-to-foot for Targeting. Company target based on the products and services to get the more revenue to business. Target a specific group based on age, interest, location and all available options present to hook the advertiser.

In this fast growing world, everybody wants on hand payoff.  Paid campaign gives an immediate result for the accomplishment of the process.

Wrangle more for the exposure. The Google search page contains enormous amount of data where all data competes for visitor’s scrutiny. With this incredible platform getting a position in first page is achievement and listed more number of times is a big deal coming to the door step.

So, with right intelligence and good patience paid search campaign tied up with organic search could get you more traffic and conversion rate which seems to be lost only with organic search.

If you are interested in taking up paid advertisements with Google, you may as well brush up your basic knowledge about Google AdWords. Or, make life easier! You may review our Paid campaign packages and contact us to help you out with it!

Time Management in the Corporate Calendar

Conception of platforms such as ERP and CRM, all occur with one aim – to save time. Technologies are offering numerous facets to time saving techniques, but what needs attention is that if time is not managed adequately then time saving ends up being futile. Time management leads to efficiency – which is somehow the ultimate strength of any project undertaken. One can be exceptionally brilliant, but if time management skills are absent, results will be rather grey. When it comes to today’s corporate sectors, the clocks moves notably faster than the rest of the world. Meeting up with timelines is a daily struggle and therefore we will hereby look at some minor criteria that will help you increase efficiency to good levels.

Meetings are an inseparable part of all corporate activities and each one of us must have noticed, they usually end up in no action been taken. Meetings must always and always result in a set of actions that are properly delegated – else they are a waste of moments. Meetings are generally arranged after problem identification and therefore it is rather pointless to have further stretched discussions on the problem. Channel your meetings towards these questions to optimize your time efficiency in meetings:

  • What to do?
  • How to do?
  • Who will do?
  • When is the deadline?

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As trivial as it may sound, a to-do list can help you magnanimously in time management. Set out your daily goals along with their deadlines. When doing so, you can prioritize your activities. This will drive you towards completion and you will soon realize that the activities are running at a faster pace than before. Some professionals also use tools for implementing a to-do list.

Early birds always get discounts and the same theory applies with time as well. Don’t postpone tasks; you are simply giving space for procrastination to peep in by doing so. Don’t rush, but don’t laze either.

Saving on seconds adds up to days saved towards the year end. Keep an eye on things that take up a few seconds of every action that you do. Be organized. Keep your stuff handy; do not spend every few seconds searching for your pen or phone or stationery. And remember to keep away from distractions when you are handling something that is touching a deadline.

Smaller tasks like replying to emails or phone calls can be done immediately. Updating your time sheet might take a few minutes if you do it at the moment, but it might take you up to half an hour if you try to remember everything in a chunk for a day or even up to hours if you postpone it for the week.

Do not bundle yourself with all the load possible. Delegate – intelligently. Divide tasks into smaller portions to be handled by your team members. Keep a balance – do not overload any side.

And finally, don’t be scared to be slow. Take it easy!

Collecting User Generated Content for Marketing

User generated content is undoubtedly one of the most decisive tools when it comes to marketing research and analysis. Nothing can guide you better than this and there can be no data set more clear and accurate than this one. For any marketing department, user generated content lights the pathway that should be followed to obtain maximum market penetration and capture maximum audience.

Without arguments, social networks are the most vulnerable platforms to realistic humane data. Before anything else, having a strong social presence is necessary before you go on to the next steps. After this, increasing audience/consumer interactions through social networks and other such touch points should be given attention. One method that has been followed for quite some years now and has shown significant results is the hashtag. Hashtag has been a convincing medium of meaningful traffic generation since its conception. The hashtag is supported by the major social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest. Using the hashtag to involve audience is the key to collecting user generated content. From the quantity to the quality of data collected through such campaigns, a whole lot of marketing analysis can be done.

Some examples of successes through the hashtag are Red Bull’s campaign of #PutACanOnIt (where consumers uploaded different pictures with Red Bull cans and added the hashtag) and Oreo’s #OreoHorrorStories during the Halloween season. These posts drew significant engagements and also spilled out numerous customer thoughts.

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Customer reviews are the second on list for collecting data which is user oriented. This data is honest and can form tough foundations for business growth in the right direction. Every business must learn to listen to its customers; all customers – whether they have something good to say or something bad to say. Your loop holes will be easily identified through this strategy and you can work towards excellence by filling them up. Encourage your customers to give you a feedback and make sure the interface is simple. A difficult interface to review submission will cause them to shun away. Companies like Nascar have a Fan council which captures consumer insights. Amazon is also a platform which functions on the basis on customer-centric reviews.

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Contests are another persuasive method of collecting data. Having a prize or promotion to input from consumers drives them stronger into your campaign. They all hope to be a winner and will give you inputs accordingly. Ask your customers to say something about your company and offer them awards based on various indicators. This will drive more traffic and also give you scope to collect opinions about your business. Even if they are all good – they give you insights on to which areas you are performing well and which areas you need to pay attention to. And nonetheless, good ones always steer your enthusiasm! Brands like dove invited people to post photos of their friends indicating why they think the friend represents real beauty. Such contests will be able to give you some indications as to what to consider during your next advertisement campaign too.

Remember that whenever you are hosting a campaign, use creativity and stretch it. Build anticipation in the audience and do not give away the climax of your campaign too soon. This rule applies to all types of campaigns.

You may contact us for any further details with social media campaigns or other paid advertisements.

Basic Concepts of the Google AdWords Tool

Google AdWords is an advertising service through which advertisers can promote their products by publishing on Google and its advertising network. If you use Google AdWords smartly, it will generate quality leads and customers for your business. It is important to know the basics of Campaigns, ads, keywords and most important to learn ad ranks and quality score.

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Google AdWords Account – For using AdWords tool, you have to create an AdWords account, simply login with Gmail. Once you login you can create campaigns using relevant keywords, which you can research using the keywords planner tool. AdWords provides keyword planner tool to select the keywords which provides best results

Keyword planner tool – Keywords are the basic building blocks for any ads. These are the very search-terms that are used by users when searching through the internet, which ultimately drive traffic to your website. Through Keyword researching you can get relevant Keywords for your campaigns.

Campaigns – Once you have sorted out relevant keywords, build your campaign using these keywords. While creating campaigns you need to select the location (where your product or service is available to customers) and bidding (the amount of money you are planning to spend in a day for each keyword). Choose location and bidding wisely to generate quality leads.

Under one campaign many ad groups can be created and under ad group, ads are created. Ads are an important factor in all campaigns because customers interact directly with Ads. While creating ad groups you have to enter address of your landing page, which forms the port of consumer attraction and traffic collection.

Landing Page – When a user clicks on your ads it is redirected to a page that page is called as a landing page. According to Google’s guidelines, landing page should match with search terms or keywords. As ranking of ad is highly depended upon relevancy of ads

Ad Rank – Ranking of ads is based on maximum cost per click (CPC). Whenever anyone clicks on ad the amount is charged for one click is defined as the cost per click. Generally, higher the bid amount higher will be the ad position. Ad rank is calculated on two components one is bid amount and the other is quality scores.

Quality Scores – It is one of the important factors to determine ad ranks. Google determines relevancy of keyword and landing page, if both are highly relevant than preference will be given to most relevant ad in deciding ranking. Even if any advertiser is paying maximum cost but if his ad relevancy is lesser then his ad may not mandatory rank first. On the other hand, if any advertiser’s ad relevancy is very high but paying lesser amount than required for first ranking may achieve highest rank.

Now, your ad is ready, google takes some time to approve your ad before it goes live. Monitoring of campaign should be done to find out which ad or AdWords group is bringing more conversion, also find what keywords attracting customers to visit your site. Then, use those keywords more shrewdly in building more potential ads.

When it comes to adWords, keyword research and keyword analysis play a very crucial role. Next comes in the landing page which must be strong enough to hold your customers that have arrived through advertisement. Apart from Google Adwords, SEO also gives potential results for online marketing. Take a look at some SEO strategies and SEO tips. You may contact us for any further insights.

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Facebook Dynamic Ads for Amazon Sellers

Dynamic ads are instrumental in influencing customers who have left your Amazon storefront before completing a purchase. As the name suggests, dynamic ads are those that follow you around after you have viewed a product and refrained from buying it. These ads are mobile friendly and that’s one reason why they end up giving great results. Thankfully, Facebook has introduced the platform for dynamic ads. With the advent of dynamic ads, Amazon sellers are expected to benefit at large as this is a channel through which they can get hold of potential customers. After all, a person who has viewed your product has some idea and a requirement which in turns means that they are much more likely to hit a purchase on those products than a fresh customer.

You might have been a target of dynamic ads yourself. Have you ever been on Amazon just to browse through a few products and then later on whenever you log onto Facebook, you continuously see those products or similar ones? Those are the dynamic ads – a typical example of remarketing techniques. Facebook happens to be one of the best platforms to run dynamic ads on. Statistics show that smartphone users check their Facebook accounts approximately 14 times in a day. And internet users spend 20% of their online time on Facebook. These figures expose the vast opportunity that lies in Facebook for attracting your target audience.

In order to run dynamic ads on Facebook, you will have to set up a business manager account on Facebook and also install Facebook Pixel. The following steps are to be followed for the set up:

  1. Download the product catalogue from your site
  2. Upload these feeds on Facebook using business manager
  3. Create your ads

Facebook offers templates for dynamic ads which save you the time for creating your own ads and it comes in single or multiple ad units. Facebook dynamic ads usually work best if you have traffic of 500 unique users per day on your website/storefront. For detailed information on the process of setting up dynamic ads, you may refer to this link.

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Some well-known brands and companies have reported exceptional results through Facebook dynamic ads:

  1. Shutterfly – 20% increment in the click through rate
  2. Jewelscent – 3 times reduction in the cost per click
  3. Target – over 20% increase in conversion
  4. Jon Loomer – cost per click greatly reduced to about $0.08

So get going ahead with the help of Facebook dynamic ads! If you require any assistance on Facebook marketing or Amazon sponsored ads, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The ‘ Clicks but No Sales ’ Scene in Amazon

As a seller on the Amazon online marketplace, you will be faced with multiple scenarios in terms of results. Sometimes, your products will be performing so well, without even having a satisfactory ranking on the search engine result pages. At other times, you will on the top of the list for almost all relevant keywords, but you will not even manage to get a few good impressions. A similar situation to the above is when a particular product is getting trafficked with numerous clicks but surprisingly; the sales numerals will be very disappointing. The fact that you are getting clicks shows that you should be doing rather well with the search engine results and ranking. It is the product page that needs attention, since it seems to be the actual ‘culprit’ in this case of lower sales. We shall discuss herewith a few changes with respect to your product or product page. Let us a take a look into how to manage a product page that has a good number of clicks but no (or less) sales.

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  1. Competitor Analysis

No business can exist without embedding this concept in its strategies. In Amazon, you might have won over the buy box, but there are many other sellers having the same product as yours and they will be implementing all possible methods also in order to take over that buy box ownership. It is necessary to review and keep an eye on the ‘other prices’ available for your product. If your stated price of product, shipment costs or shipment timings are not competitive with the others, your products will not be bought despite the click. Keep a balance between your shipment cost and the product price. Make sure your delivery timings are not crossing the boundary and broaden your acceptance of payment methods for your customers.

The above example shows that the offered product price of the perfume 225, but there are other offers of the same product available in 195. There are high chances that the product will be not purchased from this particular seller despite having a product page click.

  1. Get those good reviews

Bad reviews or lower star ratings on a product page are immediate roadways to click wastes. If your product reviews are not up to the mark, there are very low chances of the click resulting in a sale. In today’s world of hyper-networking, reviews play a vital role in driving sales. However good your product may be, if an older customer has left a bad review due to your packaging, the new customer will hesitate to purchase from you. So it is a must that your overall performance is above the average mark. It is always a good idea to get back to your previous customer base and request them for some reviews if they are happy with your product.

  1. Correct your content

Reviewing and revising your product detail page on a regular basis is very important. Firstly you should make sure that any of the metrics listed (including packaging details, shipment details and others) are not non-realistic. Keep in mind that online shopping completely takes away the physical aspect from customers and therefore your brand has to be trusted enough to ensure regular sales. For the trust, you have to be truthful. Ranging from product images, colour details, shipment details and every other minute point, you must make sure that whatever is listed is true and not mistakenly/wrongly mentioned. Making your product detail page as honest and clear as you can is the key to winning customers and getting good reviews too.

  1. Irrelevant clicks identification

There are quite sometimes when our product page is directed through irrelevant clicks which in turn arise due to wrong keywords that have been added mistakenly. A good example of this scenario is that ‘school bag’ product page is getting clicks through the keyword ‘school bottle’. We can identify the keyword pathway to our product page clicks, and if it is noticed that the clicks are arising through irrelevant keywords, you should immediately take them away. Keyword optimization is the key to reduce all irrelevant clicks on a product page.

  1. Offers and Promotions

If you have been following all the above agendas and still notice that your clicks are high with no (enough) sales, it should be a good idea to introduce an offer or promotion to your product. Offering a visible discount on your products might just trigger the buyer to pick your product. Show your customers how much they are benefitting by purchasing from you and your sales should hike. Another option is to give promotions such as ‘BUY 1, GET 1 FREE’ or ‘SHOP FOR 500 OR ABOVE AND GET FREE SHIPPING’. Such promotions on your products will also help in increasing sales.

If you are also suffering from the ‘clicks but no sales’ on Amazon, try the above techniques, you should get much better results. Selling on Amazon comes with a whole package of issues on its own. You have to keep an eye on content optimization, make sure your account health is performing well, have a good buy box ownership percentage and also keep up with your product page details. Amongst these, account health is very important as it helps from getting an account suspension on Amazon. You may contact us for any further assistance with Amazon – Sponsored Product ads, content optimization or account suspension get back.