CEOs are the driving force of a company, natural leaders dedicated to their company’s success. They determine their team’s direction and continuously grow the company. We've reached out to CEOs in the PrestaShop community and asked them to share some wisdom for ecommerce entrepreneurs. Although they come from different countries, professional backgrounds and lead different companies, they all gave great advice. We've compiled the best and today we’re sharing 7 pieces of advice from successful Internet CEOs for ecommerce entrepreneurs.
Oleg Cherevatyy CEO of Cart2Cart
“Multichannel is the way eCommerce should work in the 21st century. Get yourself on every possible platform starting from a web store and eBay up to Google Shopping and Facebook. But don’t even think about doing this manually - automate all the things.”
Scott McFarlane CEO of Avalara
“Your overall strategy is important, but so is compliance. Automating your sales and tax can help you stay focused on your primary expertise.”
Bryan Muthig CEO of A2Hosting
"Your speed is your success - first and foremost pick a fast, reliable host. The speed at which your site loads has a significant impact on your conversion rate, slower sites lead to fewer conversions. Also be sure you are utilizing all of the optimization options built into PrestaShop - they make a big difference."
Serge Savchyshyn CEO & Founder of eMagicOne
"If you need to do the task once, simply do it. If you need to do it twice, deal with it. If you have to do it three times, automate it!"
Tomer Tagrin CEO of Yotpo
“Compared to new visitors, return shoppers cost less to get back into your store and will spend more money. […] Turn these shoppers into your evangelists--it will significantly increase your bottom line.”
Erwin van Kralingen CEO and Founder of Give.it
"Listen to your customers. And talk back.”
Ralph Dangelmaier CEO of BlueSnap
"E-commerce is currently only 6% of total commerce and only a quarter of e-commerce merchants are set up to sell internationally. The opportunity to sell globally is huge for retailers."
What lessons will you take away from these Internet CEOs? Now that you’re feeling inspired, build your online store with the PrestaShop ecommerce software. Not quite sure? Check out our live Demo to test it out.