Designing Ecommerce Websites

Author: Matt Isherwood

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 148

View: 458

Keen to turn your users into paying customers? Concerned that your conversion rates are too low? This book will help you get your design right. It is the result of over five years experience designing for ecommerce websites, and over three years of teaching ecommerce UX design principles. It's everything you need to avoid usability problems and create a shopping experience that converts. It delves into the specific things you need to do at each step of the ecommerce funnel, regardless of what you are selling. Create landing pages that don't cause users to bounce and search pages that help people find what they need. Design product pages that answer all your users' questions and checkout flows that don't see big drop-offs. Presented as 54 illustrated hints and tips, which cover all elements of a user's experience, from the copy to the calls to action.

Boost E-commerce Sales and Make More Money

Three Hundred Tips to Increase Conversion Rates and Generate Leads

Author: Alex Harris

Publisher: Alex Designs LLC

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

View: 550

In this book, I'll be sharing with you some of the most effective e-commerce tips I've learned over the years. These tips will teach you how you can improve your web store to make more money over the next holiday season, drive more traffic, and strengthen sales and leads to maximize your return on investment (ROI). I've done my best to cover everything you need, to help you get more revenue, opt-ins and profit from your e-commerce website. Get actionable advice for your ecommerce store, for example: Making More Money this Holiday Season Getting More Website Traffic SEO Tips Promotional Email Campaigns Analytics Setup and Review Creating Landing Pages Improving Conversion Rates Generating More Opt-In Leads Increasing Retention Anyone selling products or services online can benefit from this book. You will learn exactly how to make your website more successful and increase the amount of money you make from your website or e-commerce store. This also includes clear, actionable steps for you to increase retention and create loyal customers that will come back to spend more money. Plus, you can get examples of each case study listed in the book. The book starts off with general advice about driving traffic to your website. Then, it details how to better understand your target customer. This is where we start to understand exactly to whom you should be marketing and why. Creating personas and your customer avatar will help you determine how and where you should be marketing your products. Next, I dive into specific areas of an e-commerce website. Each section has specific tips to maximize the effectiveness. I recommend trying as many of the tips as possible. Not all the advice will work exactly as I have outlined it. You need to test and experiment to determine the right approach for you. Finally, you will read specific suggestions on how to make more money from your e-commerce website. This money will come not only from new customers but also from repeat customers. This strategy is to help improve retention, resulting in a larger lifetime value. That includes suggestions for when your customers receive their products at their home or office. Apply the tactics listed in this book to any self-hosted shopping carts or hosted ecommerce solution. The most popular hosted ecommerce software includes Shopify, BigCommerce, Volusion, NetSuite, Magento and Wordpress.

Human Computer Interaction Handbook

Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, Third Edition

Author: Julie A. Jacko

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1518

View: 279

Winner of a 2013 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award The third edition of a groundbreaking reference, The Human–Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications raises the bar for handbooks in this field. It is the largest, most complete compilation of HCI theories, principles, advances, case studies, and more that exist within a single volume. The book captures the current and emerging sub-disciplines within HCI related to research, development, and practice that continue to advance at an astonishing rate. It features cutting-edge advances to the scientific knowledge base as well as visionary perspectives and developments that fundamentally transform the way in which researchers and practitioners view the discipline. New and Expanded Topics in the Third Edition: HCI and global sustainability HCI in health care Social networks and social media Enterprise social computing Role of HCI in e-Government Role of creativity and cognition in HCI Naturalistic approach to evaluation, persuasion, and globalization The chapter authors include experts from academia, industry, and government agencies from across the globe — all among the very best and most respected in their fields. The more than 80 tables, 400 figures, nearly 7,000 references, and four-page color insert combine to provide the single most comprehensive depiction of this field. Broad in scope, the book pays equal attention to the human side, the computer side, and the interaction of the two. This balanced, application-focused design coverage makes the book not only an excellent research guide but also an authoritative handbook for the practice of HCI and for education and training in HCI.

How to Create Selling eCommerce Websites

Author: Smashing Magazine

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN:

Category: Electronic commerce

Page:

View: 489

Designing and developing e-commerce websites is a puzzle with thousands of pieces. Not only are the layout and structure of your Web store important, but you also have to keep the user experience and conversion rates in mind. These are what, in the end, really convince your clients customers to click that shiny Buy now button. In this eBook (eBook 5) you will be studying the universal principles for successful e-commerce websites, which include improving your checkout process and making your product displays more attractive. In reality, optimizing your conversion rates takes little effort. Find out how to resolve small usability issues to immense effect. Are you familiar with A/B and multivariate testing? Use them to figure out how customers respond to minimal changes in design, content structure and check-out convenience. Customers decide whether to stay on a page in just a few (milli)seconds, so you better make them count. Only outstanding articles have made it into the book, according to Smashing Magazines high quality standards. Our authors are professionals, and their careful research figures largely in the book. Take the advice of experts who know exactly what they are writing about. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Getting Started With ECommerce - 5 Universal Principles For Successful ECommerce Sites - 12 Tips for Designing an Excellent Checkout Process - How to Engage Customers in Your ECommerce Website - Principles of Effective Search in ECommerce Design - 15 Common Mistakes in ECommerce Design - E-Commerce: Fundamentals of a Successful Re Design - Improve Your ECommerce Design With Brilliant Product Photos - How To Use Photos To Sell More Online - Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert - 7 More Useful Tips To Help Your Site Convert - Optimizing Conversion Rates: Less Effort, More Customers - Optimizing Conversion Rates: Its All About Usability - Use Conversions To Generate More Conversions - The Ultimate Guide To A/B Testing - Multivariate Testing: 5 Simple Steps to Increase Conversion Rates

E-Commerce and Web Technologies

9th International Conference, EC-Web 2008 Turin, Italy, September 3-4, 2008, Proceedings

Author: Giuseppe Psaila

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 143

View: 225

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies, EC-Web 2008, held in Turin, Italy, in September, 2008 in conjunction with Dexa 2008. The 12 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in five topical sessions on security in e-commerce, social aspects of e-commerce, business process and EC infrastructures, recommender systems and e-negotiations, and Web marketing and user profiling.

Graphic Design Business

Step-by-Step Startup Guide

Author:

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 942

View: 174

It's time to make your mark in the world of graphic design. There's no doubt you've imagined it-placing your name and logo on business cards, taking creative control and being your own boss. Why not turn your fantasy into reality? Whether you want to start a part-time graphic design business, a full-time operation or build a substantial company with a full staff of graphic designers, everything you need to get started is at your fingertips. Learn the basic requirements, startup costs, day-to-day operations and even what to do when things don't go as planned. Industry experts and successful graphic designers share what they've learned and give you the motivation and priceless tips and tricks to help you reach success. Learn how to: Discover your market and their needs Choose a business environment that works for you Create a business brand that gets noticed Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals Develop profitable client relationships Set your fees Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Combine your creativity with Entrepreneur's expert advice-and design your own successful graphic design business today! The First Three Years In addition to industry specific information, you’ll also tap into Entrepreneur’s more than 30 years of small business expertise via the 2nd section of the guide - Start Your Own Business. SYOB offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you’ll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges. • Pin point your target market • Uncover creative financing for startup and growth • Use online resources to streamline your business plan • Learn the secrets of successful marketing • Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them • Take advantage of hundreds of resources • Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists • From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success. BONUS: Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit! Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compliled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.

Senior Services Business

Step-by-Step Startup Guide

Author:

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1030

View: 676

Grab Your Share of Senior Care The senior population is multiplying by the millions! In fact, during the next 25 years, the senior population in America is expected to double—growing faster than the total population in every state. This means one thing—a tremendous opportunity for aspiring and compassionate entrepreneurs like you! From providing adult daycare or homecare to transportation or concierge needs, our experts cover today’s most requested services within the 65+ market. Learn, step by step, how to choose the right opportunity for you, legally and financially establish your business, acquire licenses and certifications, set policies and procedures, and much more! Plus, gain priceless insight, advice, and tips from practicing senior care professionals. Learn how to: Discover your specialty within one of six growing areas of interest— adult daycare, relocation services, homecare, transportation services, concierge, and travel service Design your business to suit your customers’ demographics and special needs Set your rates Create a support staff who will help you succeed Use effective marketing and advertising to get the word out Build valuable business partnerships that lead to referrals Plan for future growth A record number of seniors are seeking your help—start your senior care service today! The First Three Years In addition to industry specific information, you’ll also tap into Entrepreneur’s more than 30 years of small business expertise via the 2nd section of the guide - Start Your Own Business. SYOB offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you’ll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges. • Pin point your target market • Uncover creative financing for startup and growth • Use online resources to streamline your business plan • Learn the secrets of successful marketing • Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them • Take advantage of hundreds of resources • Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists • From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success. BONUS: Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit! Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compiled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.

Freelance Writing Business

Step-by-Step Startup Guide

Author:

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 950

View: 164

Are you ready to free yourself from commuter traffic, office hours and boring writing projects? Then it's time to take your writing career into your own hands-and start your professional freelance writing business! One of the fastest and least expensive homebased businesses to start, the business of freelance writing lets you turn your writing talent into professional independence-set your own hours, choose your own projects and take charge of your income! This complete guide arms you with all you need to know to not only start your freelance writing business but to make sure it's a success. Learn how to: Start your business instantly and for little money Operate your business using freelance business basics and rules Choose your writing niche Use your writing expertise to advertise and find clients Increase your income by improving your writing skills and expanding your client base Start your freelance writing business today-and begin earning income tomorrow!

Design and Launch an E-Commerce Business in a Week

Author: Jason R. Rich

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 903

Have you fantasized about your own retail store—selling your own specialty items, showcasing unique products or better promoting existing products? Or have you dreamed of working from home, setting your own hours and still making great money? Today’s technology makes it easier than ever to take your retail dreams to the world’s largest marketplace—the Internet. In just days, you can build your own eCommerce website, reach potential customers by the millions, process orders 24/7 and accept payments from all over the world—with no technical background or graphic design skills! • Design a professional eCommerce site using inexpensive, turnkey solutions from established companies like Google, Yahoo! and Go Daddy that require no programming or graphic design knowledge • Create content and online deals that capture shoppers and keep them coming back • Use surefire online tools that work 24/7 to handle payments and accept orders • Drive traffic using Search Engine Optimization and other marketing and advertising techniques • Skillfully handle inventory, order fulfillment, customer service and all other operations The world’s largest marketplace is at your fingertips…take advantage of it!

Human Centered Design

First International Conference, HCD 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009 Proceedings

Author: Masaaki Kurosu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 1112

View: 691

The 13th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI Inter- tional 2009, was held in San Diego, California, USA, July 19–24, 2009, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2009, the 8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human–Computer Interaction, the Third International Conf- ence on Virtual and Mixed Reality, the Third International Conference on Internati- alization, Design and Global Development, the Third International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, the 5th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, the Second International Conference on Digital Human Mod- ing, and the First International Conference on Human Centered Design. A total of 4,348 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and gove- mental agencies from 73 countries submitted contributions, and 1,397 papers that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers - dress the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of the design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human–computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.