Inbound Influencers Podcast: How to grow your business with eCommerce with Luke Carthy

In this episode, Rikki chats to Luke Carthy about eCommerce and the importance of optimising user experience.

Written by Jacob Stear
Inbound influencers |   1 minute read

In this episode of our Inbound Influencers Podcast, Rikki chats to Luke Carthy. Luke, in his own words, is “borderline obsessed with all things eCommerce.” 

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He speaks internationally and has more than 12 years of experience across eCommerce and SEO. The pair discuss how a business can achieve growth through eCommerce and some of the best practices businesses should follow to make this a reality. 

Check out the video podcast below or listen to the audio version while you’re out and about. 

It’s safe to say that Luke and Rikki have a shared love of eCommerce. They appreciate it’s easy with eCommerce to know when you’ve made a difference with a decision that’s been made. You can pinpoint what’s working, what isn’t and make adjustments based on those findings. 

The key to eCommerce success lies in providing a good user experience. Take a website’s internal search function, for example. How much thought have you put into optimising this experience for users?

Luke tells the story of a retailer who received thousands of internal searches for ‘Black Friday’. There were no results for this search within the website, leaving the user frustrated and looking elsewhere. Luke recommends always checking the most popular internal search terms and creating content around them, even if it isn’t something you offer. 

It’s always better to suggest an alternative than leave a user without any answers. This makes the journey a whole lot simpler for the user and prevents them from searching with your competitors instead. 

Make sure to watch the video above for the full episode for all of Luke’s useful tips and tricks when it comes to running an eCommerce website. 

If you found this podcast interesting and you’re looking for your next fix of inbound marketing insight, then you’re in luck. There are plenty of other Inbound After Hours episodes for you to enjoy that feature interviews with Luke Summerfield, Brian Halligan, Larry Kim and more. 

Want to hear more from Luke and Rikki?

Both Luke and Rikki will be speaking at LOVE INBOUND 2020, a gathering we host that’s packed with presentations from industry experts. It’s hosted at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe and offers a fantastic opportunity to network with other inbound marketing fanatics.

Register your free place at LOVE INBOUND 2020 now. 

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