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3 practical tips to distinguish your webshop from that of your competitor

3 practical tips to distinguish your webshop from that of your competitor

In recent years, the turnover that online stores run has increased very rapidly. Many people and companies see their chance to start a web store, which means that web shops experience more and more competition. It is therefore important that you stand out as a webshop, that you distinguish yourself from the competition. In this blog you will read three practical tips to distinguish your own webshop from the competition.

Create a brand experience

Create a unique 'look & feel' on your website. Make sure your website is logically laid out, that the colors and the design fit with what you sell. Consumers must be able to find their way easily on your website. Your potential customer must be able to count on you to be an expert in the market you are in. Make sure that the USPs of your webshop are always visible to the visitor, so that they know what to expect and why they should buy something from you.

In addition to a professional website, the content you use is extremely important, both to gain the trust of your customer and to create your own brand. Good quality content also helps to rank your website higher in Google. Professional product images, product descriptions and advertising materials are essential in this. So spend time on that too and handle it carefully.  

Some inspiring examples are Douwe Egberts, Media Markt  a CoolBlue.

Tell us what makes you unique

Many (starting) web shops use USPs (unique selling points), without an idea behind it. 'It looks good on your website' and 'it creates trust' are arguments that you often hear. That is true in a sense, but are these USPs because they have to or because they really are Unique Selling Points to be?

Work on your USPs, make sure you can deliver on your promise to the customer and see if it is possible to distinguish your USPs from the competition. Consider, for example, your customer service. How can you distinguish these from those of the competitors? Coolblue has grown with it.

Apart from the USPs that you have as a webshop or as a company, it is also important to mention the benefits of the products you sell. Name attractive factors such as durability, sturdiness, warranty, return policy, et cetera.

Some examples of powerful USPs? Check them out below.

  1. "You get fresh, hot pizza delivered to your door in 30 minutes or less or it's free." - Domino's Pizza
  1. "Find a lower price and we'll match it." - Bestbuy.com 
  1. World's strongest coffee - Wish Coffee

The costumer is king (!)

Do everything you can to keep your customer satisfied. Your customer is king, really. Dissatisfied customers lead to bad reviews, many returns, annoying ad comments and a bad image. On the other hand, satisfied customers ensure word of mouth and good reviews (which are more important than you think).

In addition to the good image that you create by having satisfied customers, there is a good chance that they will make another purchase from your webshop. You thereby increase the value of the customer, with minimal effort. A regular customer base has enormous value: it costs you no (or less) advertising budget, the customers know what to expect from you and you can reward loyalty, for example.

In addition, these customers provide insights about your target group. You can use this data to respond to the possible wishes and needs of your new (potential) customers. Therefore, talk to customers, know what they want and meet what they ask for. This can help you to grow further.

 

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