Going with a generic spread of products means you won't be ideal to anyone and you'll have to compete aggressively on price against established companies who already have volume, capital, marketshare and so on.
For best results as a new entrant, if you can pick a niche you have an interest in, that would help a lot. You might already participate in niche forums that would make ideal advertising partners or early users, for example.
With the homepage do you mean just have the single deal. And remove the deals on the side?
At this stage we kind of went broad, having a bit of everything to see which products sold more. We are a little limited to what our suppliers have at this stage. But the prices are still cheap
You need to find a real competitive advantage if this is going to succeed.
Like other people here have mentioned - if you had a niche it could make things easier. Ie: if you're providing deals on baking products only, then you can build some customer profiles (stay at home mums, japanese girls (don't ask, but it's a thing)), find where they gather and get your message in front of them consistently and build up a following.
Plus, it'll be very difficult to get repeat business. I run a couple ecommerce sites and repeat purchases / customer loyalty is a major part of sales. If your products don't have a central theme (i.e. target a focused segment), it is unlikely that a customer who bought random product A would be interested in random product B.
"www.rogerthat.com.au is not a valid identity."
Huh? SSL is.. almost.. mandatory as a bare minimum when you are doing some e-commerce transaction to at least give the customers some sort of confidence.
The site only ships to Aus., that might be obvious to you but doesn't seem to be to me - to avoid traffic that's wasting your bandwidth perhaps you could sniff for ex-territory (using a geoip service) and refer them to a similar Amazon product on the local Amazon or to a site you have a link with in their territory?
ANY feedback is appreciated!
>I haven't made a sale yet and I am not sure why.
Is "14 OFFERS SOLD!" BS then? One small thing: the "what's hot" products on the right looked like third party ads. Maybe it's just me.
That's great feedback on the sidebar thanks.
I wouldn't be rushing to spend big on ads until the site was settled and smooth. If you can get a few niche products running at once and get some ads promoting that field, you might have some luck.
StumbleUpon is a great idea! I used to use that all the time. Didn't cross my mind to use it. Thanks