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By Bernie Marcos

Now that your online sports equipment store is up and running, it's time to implement a marketing strategy to draw traffic to your site. The more people who check out your store, the better the chance of making a sale. The following article provides some great suggestions on making the most of your online sports equipment store.

To keep your customers interested, add a page called 'Hottest Sellers!' to keep them interested in what is the current trend this season. This simplifies the shopping experience for the customer and gets you to advertise new sports equipment. Switch out this list every so often to introduce customers to other sports equipment they might not know about.

Many people do not even read advertisements. You must draft them in such way to interest the viewer and compel them to read the text. Make your ads visually attractive and use bold, creative text to accurately describe your sports equipment.

If any of your customers have shopped on your site during the month of December, make sure you show your gratitude to them by emailing them a thank you note. You can also give them a gift as a token of appreciation. If your customers receive acknowledgement, they will be happy to shop with you during the next holiday season.

Keep careful records of your inventory, in particular for sporting goods that sell quickly. When running low on a particular item, go ahead and order more before your run out. You should also offer information to your customers about remaining inventory both to inform them and to encourage their purchase. This is particularly important around busy shopping times, such as the Christmas holidays.

Make sure that your customers can easily browse through your website and purchase what they need. The lesser the amount of clicks, the better for you. Interact with your customers and ask them to discover your locale to go. A high temperature mapping program is strongly recommended.

There are always going to be big fish in a pond. What's important is not letting these "fish" intimidate you, and instead focus on building your brand. By flying under the radar you can grow without other companies taking notice of you.

Small gestures go a long way in showing appreciation. Gifting your customers is one way to get them to buy from you. This way they feel more valued and want to continue shopping with you.

Keep up with the times by effectively using social media websites to make contact with new customers and stay connected with past ones. Maintaining a strong social media presence will show shoppers that your business isn't outdated or unable to compete in today's technologically dependent markets.

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