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Old April 30th, 2014 Apr 30, 2014 9:43:16 AM -   #226 (permalink)
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

For me, the flashiness of the intro takes away from the actual product. I like to know exactly what I'm buying, and don't want to be forced into waiting through a video or slideshow.

I've been touring a few sites for shirts and some have way too much going on in the site and it distracts from the shirts.
 
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I was checking to see if a guide for eCommerce sites existed in here. This is pretty outdated. So, I wanted to give it a bump and see if we can come up with some good standards/practices. What do you think is important? I'll get the ball rolling with some thoughts in no particular order.
  • Good photography and multiple product image
  • Strategically placed up-sell and related products blocks
  • Well-written content on the site -- in addition to products -- to drive traffic
  • Strong product descriptions
  • Offer multiple payment and shipping options
  • Competitive pricing, incentives/rewards and options like free shipping
  • Abandoned cart reminders (and discounts?)
  • Filtering, sorting, searching
  • Terrific customer service and fair policies (good communication, no hidden prices, quick turnaround time)
  • Put a focus on the products and not trendy flashiness that will be quickly outdated
  • Remembering that your site is a living entity and constantly needs to be updated and modified
  • Ease of use (Clean and straightforward UI, remove clutter, as few clicks as possible to checkout and pay)
  • Fun search engine stuff (Quick page load speed, OG tags, Twitter cards, schema.org rich snippets, sitemap, clean URL, canonical tags, valid HTML/CSS/JS, cross-browser compatibility)
  • Responsive design
  • Thorough analytics/tracking to see what works and what doesn't

OK, I went a bit overboard there but I'd love to hear feedback and other ideas!
 
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Great list! I would add the importance of focusing on a niche market. Most of your items were customer orientated. I would like to hear more about SEO tips. I don't know about offering abandoned cart discounts. I wouldn't want to encourage that. As a shopper, I'm often guilty of that but I return to purchase.
 
 
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I'm just in the process of building my store so my comments reflect research that resonates with me but hasn't been proven in my experience, so take it for what you paid for it.

1) To flash or not to flash. People get a high from shopping if they think they are buying into a "pack" or social group. Entertainment outside of social inclusion is like Dennis Miller on Sunday Night Football. If the game isn't interesting enough without a comedian, the game isn't interesting enough.

2) SEO. Working to line up with your nearest competitors. This is comodatization in it's purest form. It's like how Walmart buys, line up the cheapest five vendors and let them get into a bidding war. It's all anyone ever talks about in E commerce so I'm sure there's something to it. But think about separating yourself from the bidding wars. Just my take.

3) Page Color. Cnn just went to high color full screen pictures of the headline event with super bold type as a headline. Gives me vertigo to try and read it, I've switched to the BBC. They are far more nuetral on American issues anyway. White works for Amazon, Ebay and Etsy. That ought to tell you something.

4) Music. refer to item 1).

5) Site Stickiness. Over time if I want to be plugged in I'll plug in. Otherwise I don't get told what to do by people who aren't putting money into my pocket.

6) Long lists of horse$hit I have to study to get a descent deal. KISS. I have enough to keep up with in Health Insurance, prescriptions, Income Tax, Business law, etc,etc.,etc. You can't just buy a tire anymore, they have tire programs. A pox on the house of anyone who has an instruction book for simple purchase items.

And lastly (for the time being) those up and down moving ads at the top of a site that make your page crawl up and down until you deal with damn things. Same as ads before you can watch a video. If I were a hacker (which I'm not) they would be my first and only concern, how to cause the greatest amount of grief to whoever the Motherless, godless, half human dolt was that created the scrolling ad box.

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really useful info!
I'd add here also e-shop themes guys recommend since didn't have problems with it and like design.

I'd recommend a multipurpose theme I've tested recently - Monstroid WordPress Theme #55555
or these ones - T-shirt Shop Templates | TemplateMonster
 
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I did even ask, but thank you all. I'm getting ready to design a site for myself and I could use this thread.
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really useful info!
I'd add here also e-shop themes guys recommend since didn't have problems with it and like design.

I'd recommend a multipurpose theme I've tested recently - Monstroid WordPress Theme #55555
or these ones - T-shirt Shop Templates | TemplateMonster
Shared site is really very helpful.
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

1.You need a domain and hosting. Better open in eCommerce platforms like Shopify, opencart, magento, etc.
2. Then customize your website using templates. You may also take help from a developer
3. Upload catalogue, images, price.
4. Most importantly, include product customization to your business by integrating product desing software
with proper SEO, and marketing, you are set to go long
 






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