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Navigating the Seas of eCommerce: A Marine Marketing Strategy

In the vast ocean of eCommerce, standing out requires more than just a great product or service – it demands a strategic approach to marketing. Remeber creating an eCommerce website can be fun and easy, but the marketing part can be hard and tedious. Additionally this industry is known for awesome revolutionary products coming in then failing at marketing, eventually dying. 

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Ensuring Website Readiness:

Before diving into marketing tactics, it’s important to ask “Is your website ready?”, highlighting the need for a seamless, user-friendly experience. For marine industry professionals, this means ensuring your website is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and informative, catering to the specific needs of your audience.

The Power of Free Organic Marketing:

Leverage free organic marketing, a strategy particularly effective in the marine industry where niche markets thrive. Most of the world these days makes a decision in one to three seconds, suggesting that quick and efficient communication can capture and retain customer interest. Sharing knowledge about marine products, offering expert advice, and engaging with the community can significantly boost your brand’s visibility without any financial investment.

Paid Marketing Strategies:

While free marketing is crucial, Don’t shy away from the importance of paid marketing strategies. Spending money on marketing campaigns in the context of the marine industry, could translate to targeted ads in marine publications, sponsoring events, or investing in search engine marketing to reach a broader yet relevant audience. However, being a publisher myself, I have come not to trust the numbers that many boating publications present.

The Significance of Design:

“Design is EVERYTHING,” and this holds particularly true for the marine industry. Your website and marketing materials should reflect the quality and professionalism of your services. High-quality images of products, easy navigation, and a design that resonates with the marine aesthetic can make a significant difference in how your brand is perceived.

Utilizing Social Media and Content Marketing:

There is importance of social media and content marketing. Engaging content can attract a diverse audience. This could mean creating compelling content about marine life, boating tips, or the latest industry trends, and sharing these on various social media platforms. Understand that the content that drives engagement is content that offers value, with the content you put out, you must ask if this is actually valuable or clickbait.

Creating an eCommerce website can be fun and easy, but the marketing part can be hard and tedious. By following these strategies, marine industry professionals can navigate the challenging waters of eCommerce marketing with confidence and success.

Merrill Charette

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