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5 tricks to sell more through coupons

Mudassar Hassan

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Offers, coupons and discounts. There is always the time when most merchants have to face the difficult decision to offer or not discounts, when the appropriate time is and what would be the appropriate amount to discount. Then, we give you 5 tips so that your efforts are not in vain and every time your e-commerce site is much more successful.

Think very well about the objective of the offer

It is not about launching coupons and discounts for launching them; it does not mean that, because others have done it and it has worked for them, I also do it with the same results. It is important that you set a goal; it is not enough just to want to sell more.

What do you want to achieve with the implementation of coupons in an online store? Do you want to get to know yourself much more within the industry or the market? Get new customers? Do you want to position yourself as the first brand of your industry in the minds of consumers? Do you want to build loyalty and increase customer loyalty? Increase traffic to your online store? Choose Top Stores Coupon Codes properly and you will see how the results are more effective.

Define the type of coupon you want to implement

You should know that, when using a coupon in electronic commerce, you should be as detailed and specific as possible to offer a coherent offer. There are offers of discounts by percentages, which is one of the most popular which range from 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% discount throughout the store or only selected products, while when there is a change of collection or season, discounts of 50% are offered.

How about free shipping? This is also a modality in coupons and is widely used in e-commerce when calculating prices in the shopping cart, yes, carefully analyzing if you can bear the cost of transport.

Does it happen to you that you have a product that has not been sold as you expected and only brings you losses? Offer it as an additional product to your customers and you will see how you create a closer bond with them, that in addition to offering it as a courtesy and that your brand looks very good, it can increase your sales and make the product much more known.

Promote your offers

Repeatedly the coupons, discounts, and offers, only stay in the banners of the online stores or in the catalog of the products of the same and that is not the idea, surely you have heard a friend or acquaintance repeatedly that: “Having offers in your e-commerce is useless”, but if you look at it, it is very difficult for it to be useful, when coupons are not made known on social networks or emails, for example.

Social networks and emails are an excellent alternative to promote discounts for your products, and they are also an excellent alternative to organize contests or raffles, where prizes are coupons for your virtual store.

Set a time for your coupons

It is important that you synchronize according to the celebrations such as mother’s day, father’s day, secretary, teachers, Christmas, Black Friday (Black Friday) and cyber Monday, among others, since they are times where consumers tend to buy more and what better than that time to increase your sales and make your brand much more known in all e-commerce channels.

Don’t forget to specify the time limit that the offer applies

If you do not, you could assume serious consequences for your brand such as the possibility of losing your most loyal customers and what is worse affect the reputation of your store and we do not want that, right ?, then be clear when it comes to submit your offer and tell the customer how you can redeem the coupon, whether or not it can be combined with other bonds, the deadline on which the coupons can be effective, if it is 2 x 1, if it only applies for certain hours or days, among others conditions that you want to establish, keeping in mind the Statute of the Consumer that speaks of the access of the consumers to the suitable information.

Remember that a strategy based on coupons, discounts or offers, well applied, segmented, conditioned and properly promoted brings you multiple benefits for your e-commerce, be careful not to saturate the consumer and analyze very well your monetary capacity to bear the expenses of an offer.

Mudassar Hassan brings 6 years of experience in helping grass roots, mid-sized organizations and large institutions strengthen their management and resource generating capacities and effectively plan for the future. He is also a mentor and professional advisor to artists working in all disciplines. He is also the gold medalist from Abbottabad University of Science and Technology in the Bachelors of Sciences of Computer Science