Review my Ecommerce site

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Hi Warriors,

Please review my site and give me your suggestion in order to convert my visitors to buyers. I have problem accepting payment online since i am from Ethiopia. I can have paypal account that can accept payment. I use payoneer for less than $300 products because payoneer only allows me $300 per month for private loading from one customer. Also suggest me if you know a good way to accept payment on my site. i use woocommerce. my site www.ethiopianclothing.net

Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gijsbertus
    You made a mistake in your url I guess it should be

    Traditional Ethiopian clothing | Ethiopian outfits | Ethiopian fashion | Ethiopia clothing | Eritrean clothing | Cultural Ethiopian clothes

    and I will take a look at it ...be back later

    Looks fine but your logo is not very attractive (the one with the name of the website)
    The site loads quickly, all links in place
    Maybe your photo of the couple ... could be better

    Wish you luck with your site

    Walter
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    The site looks nice. But why should someone trust it? Are you part of a BBB or some other similar organization?
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    • Profile picture of the author m80adam
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      The site looks nice. But why should someone trust it? Are you part of a BBB or some other similar organization?
      Do you find that this is a real attention grabber? Does it really make people feel more comfortable? Curious as I'm launching my own first ecom biz.
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by Michael Ten View Post

      The site looks nice. But why should someone trust it? Are you part of a BBB or some other similar organization?
      Trust is one reason why i am not selling more. Some people order on the site and they should pay by bank transfer or western union. Over 90 percent buyer stops there. I just got approved by 2co. i believe it will make things better.
      I am not part of those organizations.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by yitbarek View Post

        Trust is one reason why i am not selling more. Some people order on the site and they should pay by bank transfer or western union. Over 90 percent buyer stops there. I just got approved by 2co. i believe it will make things better.
        I am not part of those organizations.
        I agree .... bank transfer would be a pain in the butt for customers. I think you'll see much better results with 2CO. Lovely clothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author GerryMedia
    It's a good looking site. I suggest you create an About Us page and a Contact Us page to establish trust. When people buy, they want to know the other party who is receiving their money.
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by GerryMedia View Post

      It's a good looking site. I suggest you create an About Us page and a Contact Us page to establish trust. When people buy, they want to know the other party who is receiving their money.
      I already have contact us page. I will add the about us page

      Thank you.
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by GerryMedia View Post

      It's a good looking site. I suggest you create an About Us page and a Contact Us page to establish trust. When people buy, they want to know the other party who is receiving their money.
      The site has contact page i will add about us page.

      Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author hira08
    i cudnt visit ur site.
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    • Originally Posted by hira08 View Post

      i cudnt visit ur site.
      As stated in the second post, there is a problem in the URL. Click the alternative link..

      I would suggest adding a About Us Page or something which tells us about you! Also, the logo isn't very appealing to me!
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by hira08 View Post

      i cudnt visit ur site.
      Try now. thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Jesus, get those keywords out of the title. Thats keyword stuffing big time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Same
    Oops! Google Chrome could not find www.ethiopianclohing.net
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacob Anthony
    The site looks good in general, how long has it been running? I noticed you have a blog which is a great idea if you have some great content in there. So my best advice is the get some relevant content in that blog about Ethiopian Fashion. Also, you need to have your physical address and contact number in the Contact Us page.
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    • Profile picture of the author SpacedInvader
      Site looks good and you have very nice photos of the clothes. That's a good start...

      The one glaring omission is in your descriptions. They are just way too vague and they don't even attempt to sell the product. Really describe the product and more importantly describe how they will feel wearing it. The clothing is unique...women want to be unique, to stand out. Write some descriptions (or hire someone to write some descriptions) that pop and stir some emotions (people will buy on emotion) and you will have an easy earner here.

      Hope this helps...
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      • Profile picture of the author Tony Nguyen
        Originally Posted by SpacedInvader View Post

        Site looks good and you have very nice photos of the clothes. That's a good start...

        The one glaring omission is in your descriptions. They are just way too vague and they don't even attempt to sell the product. Really describe the product and more importantly describe how they will feel wearing it. The clothing is unique...women want to be unique, to stand out. Write some descriptions (or hire someone to write some descriptions) that pop and stir some emotions (people will buy on emotion) and you will have an easy earner here.

        Hope this helps...
        Hi yitbarek,
        Not bad, keep on going

        Also, I agree that describing the products in more detailed and attractive way is very important if you want to convert your visitors into buyers.
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  • HEY!,

    Not bad! could use some help on the header. but
    overall thumbs up.
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  • Profile picture of the author wsmreviews
    I think the site looks great! Good work!
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    • Profile picture of the author UAS Mayhem
      The template is clean and easy to navigate but as mentioned.Clean your titles, it does not only look ugly, but also stuffing keywords can effect seo and rankings.
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      • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
        Originally Posted by UAS Mayhem View Post

        The template is clean and easy to navigate but as mentioned.Clean your titles, it does not only look ugly, but also stuffing keywords can effect seo and rankings.
        My site is 7 month old and i am number one on google for 3 or 4 month. I will clean them

        Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author davedenholm
      Hi,
      I would take on board the comments already mentioned. The About Us is really required. Descriptions of items at $100-500 is also required not to mention that your items are unique so in that regard you do need to describe more so than an iPad. As is the memebership of some sort of Trust alliance. In the UK its IMRG. So yes do this if possible for m80adam above (not sure how in Ethopia maybe you can contact your national export department for some sort of seal of approval). Ok so thats a re iteration of above.
      What I would add is the pictures on any e commerce site sell things and few of yours are out of focus so concentrate on those.
      Next up who are you selling to? The US? How are you getting your traffic? What is your conversion rate? If you give us more info then perhaps we can help you more
      good luck with it
      David
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      • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
        Originally Posted by davedenholm View Post

        Hi,
        I would take on board the comments already mentioned. The About Us is really required. Descriptions of items at $100-500 is also required not to mention that your items are unique so in that regard you do need to describe more so than an iPad. As is the memebership of some sort of Trust alliance. In the UK its IMRG. So yes do this if possible for m80adam above (not sure how in Ethopia maybe you can contact your national export department for some sort of seal of approval). Ok so thats a re iteration of above.
        What I would add is the pictures on any ecommerce site sell things and few of yours are out of focus so concentrate on those.
        Next up who are you selling to? The US? How are you getting your traffic? What is your conversion rate? If you give us more info then perhaps we can help you more
        good luck with it
        David
        Yes I am focusing on US market mainly, because majority of the diasporas live in US. And I also focus on Europe and Israel. My conversion is very low, sometimes i don't get order even for a month. As you said product description i am contacting local people who can write better description.
        I attached a screenshot for monthly traffic, I am not doing that much SEO i did on the first 3-4 months but traffic is increasing.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Nice looking site. I like the photos. Pretty clothing. I love Woo Commerce for building an ecommerce site. Not sure why your visitors wouldn't be buying. I'd buy if I were in the market for some fashion wear. Even being from the US, I like the clothes.
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Nice looking site. I like the photos. Pretty clothing. I love Woo Commerce for building an ecommerce site. Not sure why your visitors wouldn't be buying. I'd buy if I were in the market for some fashion wear. Even being from the US, I like the clothes.
      My potential customers is Ethiopian and Eritrean diasporas. But some other people also are buying, currently i get 150-280 visitors per day. I want to convert more buyers, my conversion is very low, i think its because of the payment system. I use bank transfer but yesterday 2co.com approved me
      Majority of the buyers are shoppers for Ethiopian wedding dresses.
      The clothes are pretty the uniqueness of Ethiopian clothing is the hand spun and woven fabric and the embroidery.

      Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Is it made by prestoshop or wordpress?
    The logo bears the symbol of aristocracy,
    that's why I choose it.
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by rising_sun View Post

      Is it made by prestoshop or wordpress?
      The logo bears the symbol of aristocracy,
      that's why I choose it.
      Its made by wordpress
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      • Profile picture of the author pái míng dì y&#299;
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        • Profile picture of the author Fredbou
          In the title of your Home Page, there is no mention of online sales/purchase. Probably not on any of the Titles

          I found a typo: Emborided URL Embroidered Mini Skirt with Tibeb | Cultural Ethiopian clothing | Ethiopian outfits | Ethiopian fashion | Ethiopia clothing and the same word is incorrect URL Embroided men tshirt | Cultural Ethiopian clothing | Ethiopian outfits | Ethiopian fashion | Ethiopia clothing
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        • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
          Originally Posted by pái míng dì yī View Post

          Hello,

          It's quite difficult to buy. I am sorry to say that, it's hard reality, I have many e-commerce websites, and sometimes, I get some customers from Africa. Sorry, I refund them right now. Too many troubles with. I refuse business with this continent.

          Africa means scam, especially via email and PayPal. I don't say that to you, don't take it bad, but you need to manage this bad reputation.

          Even Angela Edwards has written an article about a Nigerian scam:

          How I stopped a scammer

          The same for China! Are you looking for cheap products? Go to shopping at a Chinese store! You will pay customs taxes, and you are at risk to pay a very high fine in some countries if the product is counterfeit!

          Please, google "cheap Chanel handbags" you will understand what I mean

          Overall, the first things I always check before to see catalog are:

          1 - About us page:

          No REAL street address = Scam

          No REAL human being blah blah = Scam

          No REAL email with your domain name = Scam

          No REAL phone number (which you can reverse it to find the street address) = Scam

          No REAL whois of domain name (which match with street address and business name) = Scam

          No REAL bank account data (with a real bank address and account number which you can reverse it) = Scam

          No REAL governmental's business number (which you can reverse it on an official government website of your country) = Scam

          Please, do it for your customer as pictures of your street view, maybe your shop, give the link of your business data on yellow pages of your country, create an email to your domain name, give some pictures of your business documents and a link to your business data on your government website, etc...

          Talk about you with sincerity, as you could do it with your friend. Because your customer is your best friend.

          Please, please, remember:

          A - Virtual phone number = Scam

          B - Whois of Domain name protected = Scam

          Especially for a foreign company!

          2 - Real full "Privacy Policy" page

          3 - Real full "Terms of Sale" page

          4 - Real full "Guarantee" page

          5 - Real full "Conditions of Use" page

          6 - Real full "Shipping & Delivery" page

          7 - Real full "FAQ" page

          8 - Real "Payment Gateway" (PayPal is a minimum)

          9 - Real "SSL certificate" (even a cheap one at $10) google "cheap SSL certificate"

          The best is having an Extended Validation SSL, so your visitors will see the green bar at the top of their browser. It's very difficult to get one, because the paperwork checks performed by Certificate Authority are required. Get a green bar is a good indication that your site is completely safe, and a very potent indicator, especially for an ecommerce site owned by a foreign business. Google "cheap SSL certificate green bar".

          There is a minimum to be credible, and be able do business online.

          Of course, e-commerce is easy, however, there are some rules to follow to succeed in this field.

          Of course, all customers do not check all these datas, but the richest buyers do before you send money.

          Hope that's help.


          Pái míng dì yī
          Since i don't process credit cards i don't use ssl certificate on my site. Currently I use 2co as a payment gateway.
          About the address, currently i work from home and accept orders only online, for customers who wants to contact, i will invite them to the workshop i partner with tailoring and fabric, they took the responsibility, some customers wants to see a physical location.
          But as soon as i open my own shop i will post my physical address. I have my cell phone on contact page.

          Thank you for your sincere opinion
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  • Profile picture of the author Raul Wint
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    • Profile picture of the author CYCLONE
      I think the site looks great except the logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author w3answers
    site looks good.Are you using any drop shippers or buy in bulk and handle shipping yourself?
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by w3answers View Post

      site looks good.Are you using any drop shippers or buy in bulk and handle shipping yourself?
      For vintage clothes i buy in bulk, for other dresses i buy the fabric and give it to tailor.
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  • Profile picture of the author BadMab
    The site looks great. I think my wife would buy some stuff if she ran across the site.

    The biggest problem I see, as mentioned earlier in the thread, is the Western Union/MoneyGram thing. Get rid of it and add PayPal. I would abandon the cart as soon as I saw it.

    Also, Is free shipping only to Ethiopia? That was a bit confusing in your cart area.

    Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by BadMab View Post

      The site looks great. I think my wife would buy some stuff if she ran across the site.

      The biggest problem I see, as mentioned earlier in the thread, is the Western Union/MoneyGram thing. Get rid of it and add PayPal. I would abandon the cart as soon as I saw it.

      Also, Is free shipping only to Ethiopia? That was a bit confusing in your cart area.

      Good Luck!
      Free shipping is worldwide with Ethio postal which takes 5-10 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author dexlink
    you can use skrill (moneybookers) for your transaction.
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by dexlink View Post

      you can use skrill (moneybookers) for your transaction.
      I ried but it was not convenient for customers, i tried it with some customers but they prefer Payoneer. Now i got approved by 2co.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Jetplane
    the site looks good to go. i would only add a big "100% refund" at the front.

    typically, from my experience, sites usually get 1-2% conversion from traffic. So if you had 1000 people going to your site that day, you'd probably get about 10-20 sales. At 150 visitors a day, you might get 1 or 2 sales a day, if any. You have to bump up your traffic and not focus on conversions at this stage.
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  • Profile picture of the author dexlink
    Better themes are available. Make it a lucrative graphical one. buttons need to be rearranged.
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    • Profile picture of the author yitbarek
      Originally Posted by dexlink View Post

      Better themes are available. Make it a lucrative graphical one. buttons need to be rearranged.
      Can you explain more?

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author tedchang8592
        you should use a better layout or theme
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  • Profile picture of the author ih8themall
    I like it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Oswald Joshua
    I have some points which will help you to make your website looks better.

    1. Instead of horizontal scrollbars, put a jquery slider.
    2. On products page, have auto load pagination (similar to pinterest)
    3. Put like button on product page
    4. I dont at all like tags at right side.
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  • Site looks great! Good work!
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