There is nothing better than running a successful collectibles store. Watching your products fly off the shelf is fun and rewarding. Here are some handy tips to help your store get more exposure and more sales!
Tip #1: Add a “shop now” button to your Facebook profile
Many of us have Facebook pages that we use to show off cool new products. But did you know that you can also give your customers a direct way to visit your store from your Facebook page?
Simply click on the “Add a Button” link on your Facebook page
Then you will be prompted with the following-
Select the “Shop Now” button and add your hobbyDB store link as your website and hit “Create”. Soon you’ll be traffic to your store increase with this simple change!
Tip #2: Boost your sales with custom discounts and coupons
hobbyDB now offers several features that can help increase sales in your store, including custom discounts and coupons.
Now you can hold special sales for your customers by creating a storewide discount during a specific timeframe, say over Mother’s Day weekend.
To set up a storewide discount follow these steps –
- Go back to the bottom of your storefront page to see your discount and coupon action buttons –
- To add a storewide discount, click on “Apply Storewide Discount” and set your percentage, and click save. Once the sale is over, to remove the storewide discount, simply click “Remove All Discounts” and it will delete your discount.
You can also add special coupon codes for your preferred customers. Only the people that receive this code will be able to redeem it in your store, so it’s the perfect way to reward your best customers!
To add a coupon, click on “Manage Coupons”
and then “Add New Coupon” and select your code, percentage discount, and minimum purchase in dollars, then hit save.
Tip #3: Capture Leads with you Email Sign-up Form
Another cool part of your storefront, is that there is an email sign-up form, so your customers can subscribe to get updates from you.
You can download a list of your email subscribers by clicking the “Download Subscribers” button. Feel free to email your loyal readers, special coupons, updates on new inventory, and anything else they may find exciting!
Tip #4: Add your store coupons to other coupon sites
If you’re running a sale, you want to make sure that everyone knows about it. The exciting news is, there are plenty of websites that are waiting to post your coupons for you. You can create a custom discount code for this type of site, or you can use the code that you’ve already created for your loyal buyers. Simply visit some of the following sites, submit your coupon, and get ready for a new stream of free traffic coming your way! We suggest adding your coupon codes to –
And here some more country specific ones –
- http://www.ilovecoupons.com.au (if you ship to Australia)
- http://coupons.ca (if you ship to Canada)
- http://www.couponsanddeals.co.uk (if you ship to the United Kingdom)
Tip #5: Redirect your old url to your new store on hobbyDB
Many of our store owners have old site urls that haven’t been updated for years. Make sure your customers see your up to date inventory by redirecting your old site url to your hobbyDB store. To find out more on how to redirect your old store link, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Try out these sales tactics and let us know what you think! As always, let us know if you have any other questions, we’re always here to help. Simply click on the little chat bubble on the right hand side of your screen to start a conversation with one of our team members, or just shoot an email to email@example.com. And may the sales be ever in your favor.