"How do I generate more business to my website. Kiwigirl"
I have developed a new gift basket idea for new mums and babies, have a website (babybouquetsandgifts.com) the baskets are baby clothes created to look like flowers then complimented with silk flowers. When I researched the market everyone said great idea, but I am having problems generating sales and ideas.Help please. Kiwigirl.
So much of the home page is words. If you have products, I'd look to put more of the specific products on the page.
Maybe check out the better wedding product sites to see how they set up the home page.
You make Americans have to do extra work to find out how much to pay. I understand why. However, the more clicks someone has to make, the more they'll click off - I'd list CDN/USA prices.
On this page http://babybouquetsandgifts.com/Sugar_Spice.html you tell me that: At times, it may be necessary to substitute an article of clothing - the substitution would be a piece of clothing of equal value or greater value. Get rid of that. You're chasing away business. If someone orders something and you don't have it, give them the choice of their money back or another item. Then have them make the choice.
#12. "RE: How do I generate more business to my website. Kiwigirl" In response to Reply # 11
Thank you Maria for your comments.
From what you are saying I would just about have to build a new web site and at this stage that is not possible. I can see what you mean when you suggested a Wedding photograhy but as I say although that would be great it is not possible.
I did do market research with a number of different people.
I don't understand that you can't tell what the products are there are pictures of them under each basket. And yes Canada is my main market for the next 12 months, even though I get orders from Australia,Singapore and Norway because so many people have family living in Canada.
#14. "RE: How do I generate more business to my website. Kiwigirl" In response to Reply # 13
As you have learned, there are a great many ideas on to "improve" you traffic. I would agree that eBay would certainly be a sound target to market through, but I would strongly recommend you go looking for links.
I have found (being based in Canada as well) that there are a great many free resources and link exchange opportunities, and I am not referring to Link Directories. I would send emails and introductions to complimentary companies who market to the same customer base. Maybe wedding sites, gift resource directories, corporate incentive companies and so forth.
I think you will find some favorable "partnerships" who can help you build your business.