E-commerce

e-commerce

Designing a successful ecommerce website requires a holistic view of your customers’ experience on your site from the moment they arrive until they have completed the check out process. The Gervais Group incorporates numerous design features that move visitors through a conversion path that culminates in an easy purchasing process that encourages repeat business.

These design features include:

·         A clear path to purchase – This starts with professionally written content that delivers high value information and encourages visitors to learn more about the products/services in which they have interest by going deeper into the website.

·         A search option for products and services – This option makes it easy for visitors to find the products/services they are looking for.

·         Clear call to action and buy now buttons – Once the decision to buy has been made, it should be very easy for the visitor to start the purchasing process with clearly presented navigation.

·         A buying process without detours – Trying to ply consumers with upsell items on the way to making a purchase can jeopardize the sale if your potential customers get distracted or frustrated. Instead, the purchasing process is designed to get the sale done first and make additional buying suggestions afterward.

·         A simple purchasing page that asks for required information and nothing more – Much like going after upsells, you’ll want to get registration and/or subscription information after the first sale is completed.

Successful ecommerce sites designed by the Gervais Group engage visitors with professionally written information to start the conversion process. Visitors are then taken through a streamlined series of purchasing prompts to make it as easy as possible to buy products/services from your business. 

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  • SEO from Scratch: 3 Major Considerations
    Whether you are building a new ecommerce site or redesigning an existing one, there are three major considerations that should factor in to your search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. 
     
    1. Responsive web design – Internet access in general and visits to your site specifically via mobile devices will increase steadily as computing moves toward always-on tablets and smart phones. Responsive design architecture will allow your site to deliver a positive experience for mobile users whether the interface occurs through a large monitor or a small iPhone screen. Because the search engines are also interested in an optimized user experience, dynamic sites with responsive web design architecture will be rewarded with higher search rankings.  
    2. Optimizing for Google’s new search paradigm – In the third quarter of 2013, Google switched out its existing algorithm for determining search rankings for a new one. One of the biggest changes implemented in the Hummingbird update, in terms of SEO strategies, was the shift of focus from specific keywords to the full context of search terms. The change was fomented by the increasing use of questions by mobile device users as search terms, primarily through voice commands. Successful SEO strategies will now have to optimize for longer phrases that answer questions about their products rather than building campaigns based around keywords that drive traffic. One of the biggest opportunities presented by this change is that companies that can define the most common questions asked just before purchases can position themselves on results pages at exactly the time when consumers are ready to buy.    
    3. Social media is not a plug and play channel – Facebook and Twitter have been long standing default choices for businesses seeking social media exposure, but both platforms present challenges in terms of generating revenues. Before dedicating resources to these platforms, look for “social shopping” sites like Wanelo and Poshmark and/or networks that are dedicated to specific interests that include your products and services. These smaller sites can put your business in a position where it is communicating with a receptive audience versus one that is more interested in sharing pictures of food and cats.
     
    A new site or a redesign of an existing one presents numerous SEO opportunities. By starting from scratch with these current strategies, your site can deliver exactly what the search engines and your target market are looking for.
  • The Gervais Group Readies for Participation in Nationwide Marketing Group’s PrimeTime! Show in Las Vegas

    The Gervais Group, an industry leader in the provision and execution of results-based strategies in search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and e-commerce, is pleased to announce its return to Las Vegas to participate in Nationwide Marketing Group’s bi-annual “Prime Time!” buying show and members’ conference. The event, which takes place at The Venetian, begins on Sunday March 9th and runs through Wednesday, March 12th, 2014.


    Headquartered in Atlanta Georgia since its founding in 2001, the Gervais Group has been designing and implementing comprehensive web-based strategies for the members of Nationwide Marketing Group since earning preferred provider status in 2012. These customized strategies encompass all aspects of marketing and selling products and services on the web while simultaneously driving targeted consumers to clients’ physical storefronts as well.


    Nationwide Marketing Group’s core services are designed to benefit a membership that is made up of independent store owners specializing in appliances, furniture, consumer electronics, custom installation, and rent to own programs. One of the key benefits delivered by Nationwide Marketing Group, which is the largest group of its kind in North America, is the inclusion of its members in specialized buying groups which facilitates product discounts and rebates based on aggregated purchase orders. The aggregation of members’ purchase orders results in pricing and volume-based rebates that are competitive with those of national franchises.


    Jason Gervais, the Senior Project Manager of the Gervais Group, said, “Nationwide Marketing Group’s ‘Primetime!’ conferences offer a bounty of information to its membership ranging from intelligence on the latest models across a broad scope of products to the best practices in web-based operations.” He seconded, “These events enable us to keep members current with the constant changes on the web, such as the opportunities presented by rise of mobile device access and responsive web design, both of which can enhance ecommerce efforts.”


    The Gervais Group, which was founded in 2001, has been designated as a preferred service provider for Nationwide Marketing Group’s members since 2012. As a recognized leader in the delivery of customized ecommerce solutions, the company develops cost-effective strategies that drive sales while also enhancing the brand of each of their client-companies.

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