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How to get sellers to sell on my website?

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by kudlajz, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. kudlajz

    kudlajz Registered Member

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    Hi,

    so as stated in title, I have a website about buying/selling clothes but my user base is growing very slowly, ~1 per day, sometimes 5 people per day, sometimes zero.
    I have sent an email to around 750 users registered in various fashion forums, but so far only 3 of them registered.

    Do you have any tips how to get members on a fresh site with not that much content?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ColonelSoldier

    ColonelSoldier Junior Member

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    Why would people join your site? Is your content better than the forum they are already at? If somebody sent you the same invitation would you be instantly compelled to join?
     
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  3. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Start at the beginning. Your site is about buying and selling clothes. Since you do not say it is a store that sells clothes, is it a forum?

    Forums take an exceptional amount of effort and time to get going. People will go to a forum when there is a community to interact with, or if they really love the subject.

    If you are promoting a new forum, you need to find passionate people in that niche, and woo them to come to and contribute to your forum. You mey need to offer them mod or editor spots. If you get the passionate people, the people who respect them will follow.

    You need to also cultivate people and content that is accurate and timely.

    If your site is not a forum, say an adsense or services site, you will need a different plan of action.
     
  4. kudlajz

    kudlajz Registered Member

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    It is not a forum, it's Pinterest-like website, where members can both buy and sell their items.
     
  5. webwizkidz

    webwizkidz Junior Member

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    750 users are nothing. You should find leads from your country about milion or so and send them invitation.
     
  6. kudlajz

    kudlajz Registered Member

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    I could do that, I do not however how to set up my VPS for mailing, I have tried some tutorials but did not get it running.
     
  7. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    so its a pinterest style classified ads site?
     
  8. kudlajz

    kudlajz Registered Member

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    Yes. Members can sell and buy clothes and items are listed in Pinterest style.
     
  9. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Is the money transaction person to person, or do they buy on your site like ebay?
     
  10. kudlajz

    kudlajz Registered Member

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    When a member is interested in what buying other member is listing, he/she can contact him via PM and set up payment method, delivery etc. No real orders are created on my website yet.
     
  11. blackminder

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    What about promoting more using email marketing ?
     
  12. kudlajz

    kudlajz Registered Member

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    I have tried that, however on small amount of email addresses.
     
  13. blackminder

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    What kind of email addresses ? How did u get them ? Are they active email addresses or just random ones. Also i won't suggest you to send to worldwide addresses harvest some from your country.
     
  14. kudlajz

    kudlajz Registered Member

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    i have manually scraped those email addresses from another fashion forum in my country. But I would like to get more. However, I do not know how to bulk mail them.
     
  15. blackminder

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    i'm also not good with that. I know only the method with SMTP sending . Good luck with your work
     
  16. rajiced

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    If it is like a marketplace website promote it with ads in social media- facebook, twitter,etc many people there creating hand designed cloths
     
  17. nameless7

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    SMM is exactly what you need, it's one of the best solutions for your niche.
     
  18. swiftylol

    swiftylol Newbie

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    good topic, you need to think
     
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    I want buy links, any advises?
     
  20. Rylatek

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    Advertise something free, or something that will make customers want to check out the site.