Latest Trend in Online Shopping

Latest Trend in Online Shopping

May 28, 2018

Last April, we wrote about some trends in online shopping:

“According to https://www.statista.com/  (as of last August 2016), Americans are getting almost equally accustomed using their mobile devices as much as they are using their desktops and PCs when shopping online.  The information presented shows that 44.8% of the respondents are more comfortable using their tablet and 44.8% using their smartphones.  This shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore when there are 237.6 million smartphone users in the US estimated for 2018.  On top of this, Americans posted a 24% e-commerce spending in 2017 using a mobile device.  Overall, the growing use of mobile device for e-commerce or m-commerce has sprung some concerns in its use.”

This was last month’s news. As E and M-Commerce continue to evolve at a very rapid pace, it can be very challenging to keep up with what’s latest so you can continue to boost your sales and stay on top of the competition. So what is new?

  1. Videos – Videos is a very compelling tool when it comes to selling. You don’t just see the picture, you can actually see it in action.  And that can actually make a sale faster than compelling product descriptions or testimonies.
  2. HD images – The better the image the more convincing the product can be. For me, lifestyle images can be more compelling the still shots of the product.  You get to see how the product is used and carried in real life.
  3. Animation- If you are selling games, this can be a very compelling tool by which I sale (in this case, a download) can be decided. The more compelling or real life the animation is the higher possibility of a download.
  4. Voice search – Google is so into this. You can expect that by the end of this year or early next year, product searches can be done through voice.  Which leads me to the question of how will this impact SEO?  Thoughts?
  5. Mobile commerce – There is a growing shift from desktop to mobile gadgets when it comes to online shopping. Hence the phrase M-Commerce was coined.  I wouldn’t be surprised that by early next year, M-commerce has overtaken the e-commerce industry by storm.

There is still so much more happening in online store shopping.  We just have to make sure we are on top of the competition by checking out what’s new and what can help improve our sales.  Perfect reason why Get It Im provides products and services that cater to your every need.   Get It Im has a long line of products that cater to every family member of all ages.  Get It Im has a lot to offer to each and every one. From Health & Beauty, Gifts, Garden and Outdoors, Home & Kitchen, Office & Furniture Supplies, Computers & Electronics, Cars & Transportation and so much more. So what are you waiting for? Check out our different departments/products and find out the difference! 

 

 




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