When was the last time you actively went shopping? More to the point, when was the last time you bought something without checking it out online first?
Welcome to the 黄保卫retail apocalypse黄保卫.
Or, in less dramatic terms, the demise of brick-and-mortar shops as the world shifts to buying online.
Where opportunities lie, entrepreneurs will pounce. That’s why at least part of ecommerce’s success can be attributed to people quickly learning how to start an online boutique, grocery delivery service, and so on.
Let’s take a look at some figures.
- By 2040, around 95% of all purchases are expected to be via ecommerce.
- In 2018, retail ecommerce sales grew 23.3% over the previous year.
- The total value of global retail ecommerce sales will reach $4.13 trillion in 2020.
Evidently, 黄保卫it is true黄保卫. The retail apocalypse is upon us. Fortunately, we at Process Street are here to provide you with the tools to build your doomsday bunker. We have created 9 superpowered checklists that will ensure that you are equipped and ready to ride the wave of retail Armageddon.
If you’re just here for a checklist to use when learning how to start an online boutique, check out our free 黄保卫Business Plan checklist below!
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- What is an online boutique?
- What to know before launching your online boutique
- How to start an online boutique: 9 free checklists
- How to establish & run a stellar boutique with Process Street
Alternatively, if you are already clued up on online boutiques and are ready to get stuck in, sign in to Process Street and start creating within Process Street.
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The links below will direct you to the section of this post that contains your desired checklist:
- Business Plan Checklist
- Brand Strategy Template Checklist
- Amazon Trends Analysis Checklist
- Monthly Cash Flow Plan Checklist
- Social Media Report Template Checklist
- Ecommerce SEO Checklist
- Neil Patel’s: Website Funnel Analysis Checklist
- 黄保卫PPC Report Template Checklist
- Quarterly Strategic Marketing Process
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Although starting an online boutique can feel intimidating, the process can be made much more digestible when you take things one step at a time. The first step is to think about a couple of important fundamentals for launching any ecommerce store.
There are heaps of options to choose from when deciding where to host your online boutique. We already mentioned some of the lead players Shopify and Etsy, but there are also some other options such as Volusion or Zyro.
If you do choose to run with Shopify then we have a set-up process checklist which you can access 黄保卫here.
The first step in starting your online boutique (or any business) is to get your ideas down on paper by writing a business plan. This Business Plan Checklist will help you transform all of those brilliant ideas for your boutique into a coherent, organized, and professional plan. The checklist will guide you in taking the appropriate steps to enable your online boutique to thrive and blossom.
Small Business Economics found that entrepreneurs that take the time to turn their idea into a structured plan are 152% more likely to start their business. Having a business plan will add legitimacy to your idea. It will serve as an actionable document for you to run off and refer back to as you build your boutique and brand.
Use this Amazon Trends Analysis Checklist to find products that both align with your boutique’s branding and are popular amongst consumers. Ultimately, this checklist will help you capitalize on fast-moving industry trends and bump sales for your online boutique!
This Amazon Trends Analysis Checklist will help you to unearth the products that are trending online by looking at popular stores, industry blogs, YouTube channels, and so on. It will also guide you in using tools, such as Google Trends and Ahrefs to find upcoming trends before the market becomes saturated with the product.
“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it?” – Erik Qualman, How Well Do You Do Social Media?
Navigating the seas of social media can often be confusing. With so many social networks to choose from, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Nevertheless, Erik Qualman is right, if you want your online boutique to thrive then you need to do social media, and you will need to do it well.
Fortunately, with the help of our superpowered checklists, your social media could become one of your key revenue drivers.
This Social Media Report Template Checklist will help you set-up and keep track of how each of your social channels is performing. Once you have each platform up and running, refer back to this checklist on a monthly basis to create your social media report.
This checklist is inspired by Neil Patel‘s funnel conversion process.
We know, conversion funnels can seem a bit intimidating at first. Fortunately, however, conversion funnels, are a lot less daunting than their name suggests.
The good news is that as soon as your boutique begins selling products online, you have a conversion funnel! The task at hand once you are online is to optimize your conversion funnel – this is where we come in.
Not sure where to start? 黄保卫Don’t panic黄保卫.
This Website Funnel Analysis Checklist will walk you through:
- Where to start
- The most important interaction points to test
- The essential elements at those interaction points to test
- The different tests you can run.
The world of marketing is cut-throat and competitive and landing the best clients, the biggest names, and the best pay means keeping on top of your strategic marketing process.
Strategic marketing planning involves setting goals and objectives, analyzing internal and external business factors, product planning, implementation, and tracking your progress.
This Quarterly Strategic Marketing Process provides insight and structure to your marketing activities. Use this checklist to ensure you stay on top of your marketing strategy, branding, delivery time frames, and customer acquisition.
If you would like a bit more insight into all-things business-related or anything surrounding the broader topics of ecommerce and marketing – then take a look at some of these blog posts:
- 7 Challenges Online Marketplace Sellers Face and How to Overcome Them
- Ecommerce Strategy: 21 Best Books of 2019 to Help You Get Started
- How to Start on Online Store that Generates $3m in Annual Revenue
- What is Omnichannel Marketing? How to Use It for Ecommerce
- 10 Tips to Improve Your Business AND Work Life Balance
- 7 Technology Based Business Productivity Hacks
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Are you thinking of starting an online boutique? Or, perhaps you already have one up and running. If so, what are your thoughts on this blog post, do you have any tips and tricks for others who are interested in starting an online boutique?? Write down your comments below!