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How to Build an Audience for Your Amazon Product

While it would be great to think you can list your product on Amazon and get immediate exposure that leads to record sales, that’s not typically the way it works. Often there is a whole load of steps and research into building a strong and loyal audience for your Amazon product, no matter what that product may be. Taking the time to follow these steps may mean that your rise to success is a little slower, but it will also be more stable with a higher chance of long-term success.

So, whether you are gearing up to list your first product on Amazon or just trying to boost exposure on items already listed, here are some tips you can use.

How to Build an Audience for Your Amazon Product

Identify Who Your Target Audience Is

A great place to start is by identifying who your target audience is. Appealing to the masses is not only impossible, but it is not useful. Your product will have its natural audience, which is the group you want to focus all your efforts on. Ideally, this is something that you will have already done before you even created your product.

Start Small with Just One Product

Another tip is to start small when it comes to your product offerings. That means you want to start by listing just one product, regardless of how many you may have in your product lineup. Then, as that one product starts to sell and you grow your customer base, that’s when you can start to expand. By doing this, you can also use the profits from that first product to source your next offering.

Is Your Product Priced Right?

Pricing your product right is another way to build an audience for your Amazon listing. You never want to be the product that is priced at the highest, nor do you want to be the lowest priced product in the category. This will require some research so you can look at the competition and see where they are priced. Be sure to compare the product features and benefits with the competition against yours, which will play into the pricing.

You also have to be aware of your bottom line and understand your break-even point.

Consider Using Promotions to Drum Up Interest

If you’ve got a product that has been a while and hasn’t been getting the sales you were aiming for, you may also want to consider using promotions to create buzz and interest. Promotions could be a discount in price, a gift, free shipping, etc. You want to grab the buyer’s attention, and promotions can do just that.

One tool can be to run a “Lightning Deal.” These deals are available for a very limited time and can help your item appear in the “Today’s Deals” section. This section tends to get a lot of traffic and exposure, giving you the injection of customer interest you need.

Shipping Makes a Huge Impact

It’s common to put a lot of energy into the product itself, making sure the listing looks great and that the write-up is engaging and accurate, but at the end of the day, another huge factor is shipping. Shipping performance is instrumental in making sure that your listing is successful. It is a way to keep customers satisfied and happy. Hopefully, they will leave a very positive review and rating. Shipping should be reliable and fast, as well as reasonably priced.

Use Tools That Help Your Business be the Best it Can Be

Another tip is to ensure you are using all the tools and software at your fingertips to ensure your listing is strong. One issue you can run into is being owed money for lost, destroyed, and damaged products thanks to an Amazon error. In this instance, consider using an Amazon seller refund service, as this will make automating refunds from Amazon much easier. In addition, with this software, you won’t have to worry about recouping that money on your own, ensuring you can stay fully focused on your listings.

Make Sure the Listing Has Been Optimized

The listing itself should also contain several key ingredients to be effective. Tips include making sure the title of your product listing is clear and concise; using bullet points in the body text of your listing so that you can highlight all the key features/benefits; making sure the language you use is active, engaging, and descriptive; making sure the listing isn’t overly short or long; learning how to take effective Amazon product photos, and making use of keywords whenever possible.

Work on Growing Your Brand

Besides the listing itself, there are other things that you can do to grow your brand and interest in your product outside of Amazon. One of the best ways to go about it is to use social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can post your listing on your social networks with a link to the Amazon page.

Social networking platforms can allow you to discuss your product in more detail, answer questions and engage with visitors, provide a demonstration, and even a show Livestream featuring your product.

Each of these tips can provide great results, but when you combine them and stick with them regularly, your audience will grow, and your product will take off.

How to Build an Audience for Your Amazon Product

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