The use of the internet for shopping is growing and becoming more popular.
This is great news for internet marketers, the rising confidence in the use of the internet to purchase goods and services is driving more and more consumers out of the shops and online to fulfil their shopping needs.
Internet shopping habits are being continually researched and examined and it was reported that in 2005 $30 billion was spent online, by 2006 this had risen to $48 billion a 56% increase but now in 2011 it appears that this will have grown four or five fold don’t you want a slice of that action?
Consumers are also continuously surveyed to extract as much data out of their online shopping habits as possible and it has been found that consumers are switching from traditional shopping habits in going out to shops and browsing around to gaining as much information about products as they can online, a different kind of browsing and then completing their purchase at a later date.
So how does this information help us? Well as internet marketers we can provide as much quality information as we can about our products, we can provide product reviews and give special reports to potential customers in return for their names and email addresses.
Through affiliate links we can deliver products that suit what customers are looking for and we could even develop products such as DVD’s to assist customers in finding out about the products that they are interested in or to get the most out of their purchases.
The foremost categories that customers spend their money on are Electrical goods, Computers, Clothing, Footwear, Books and Home products, so if you can tie into an affiliate agreement with any company selling those types of products you are halfway there, and don’t forget that there are many, many sub categories of those that we have just listed.
So where can we get ideas from for products to sell to that hungry market. Well the first thing is to look around your home, what have you bought recently that you felt you just couldn’t live without?
Not been out buying, then what about friends and family what are they talking about? What product can’t they live without? Let’s not forget newspapers and television. What is the latest must have gadget? Whatever it is, you just know that people are looking for it online, if you can supply it, or you can work with someone who can for a cut then you can’t go wrong.
So come on let’s get our thinking caps on and see if we can get a slice of that $150 billion cake.