August 13, 2023

How To Overcome The Seasonal Slump - 2023

By Veronica Jeans, Shopify Queen
How To Overcome The Seasonal Slump - 2023 |

Sales Are Down... But It's Not You

Running an e-commerce business is a continuous journey, filled with its share of highs and lows. And if you've noticed a dip in your sales recently, it's essential to remember that it's not always about what you're doing wrong.

Let's dive into understanding the current market scenario and how you can adapt and thrive.

Understanding the Seasonal Slump

It's not uncommon for sales to dip during the summer months. But rather than seeing this as a setback, view it as an opportunity. This period allows you to refine and improve your business strategies, gearing up for the significant sales that come later in the year.

External Factors at Play

It's crucial to recognize that there are external factors influencing your business. From economic recessions and political elections to the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, these elements play a role in shaping consumer behavior.

The post-Covid era has been a transition for everyone. While the immediate panic may have subsided, the shopping habits formed during the pandemic are still evolving. Malls are bustling again, and brands are luring customers with attractive discounts.

The Essence of Business is Adapt or Perish

In the ever-changing world of e-commerce, adaptability is key. As Veronica Jeans rightly puts it, "Business is about ADAPT or DIE." Drawing from a conversation with her client, Kristy from, it's evident that even in niche markets, competition can fluctuate.

The key takeaway? Stay committed for the long haul, embracing both the challenges and the triumphs.

Imagine your business journey as surfing a massive wave. The climb might be strenuous, but once you reach the crest, the experience can be exhilarating, provided you maintain your balance.

5 Enhanced Strategies for E-commerce Success

1. Consistency is Key

Regularly update product listings, descriptions, and images.

If you sell handmade jewelry, introduce a "Product of the Month" feature.

Every month, highlight a new design with detailed descriptions, high-quality images, and perhaps a short video showcasing the piece.

This not only keeps your content fresh but also gives visitors a reason to return to your site.

2. Continuous Learning

Attend webinars, workshops, and e-commerce conventions.

Sign up for an e-commerce summit like Shopify's Unite or BigCommerce's Make it Big conference. These events often feature industry experts sharing the latest trends, tools, and strategies. Implement the learned tactics into your business model and stay ahead of the curve.

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3. Engage and Reward

Launch a loyalty program, referral scheme and email newsletters.

Introduce a point-based loyalty program. For every purchase, customers earn points which they can later redeem for discounts or exclusive products.

Additionally, offer bonus points for referrals. For instance, if a customer refers a friend, both the referrer and the referee get extra points once the friend makes a purchase.

Send out email newsletters regularly. Inform and educate your customers about your niche or your business.

4. Anticipate Market Movements

Use tools like Google Trends or industry-specific platforms to monitor product popularity and demand shifts.

If you're in the fashion industry, monitor trending colors, fabrics, or styles. Suppose pastel colors are trending for the upcoming season. In that case, you might consider introducing a line of pastel-colored products or creating a special "Spring Pastels" section on your website.

Shopify's Google & YouTube sales channel has the Google Trends activated to your products and niche market.

5. Product Performance Analysis

Use analytics to identify bestsellers and underperformers.

Utilize platforms like Google Analytics or e-commerce specific tools like Shopify's built-in analytics.



If you notice that a particular product has low views and even lower sales, consider repositioning it on your website. Bundle it with a bestseller, offer it at a discounted rate, or revamp its product description and images to make it more appealing.


💡Pro Tips From Veronica: REFRESH & REPURPOSE!

It's the perfect moment to revitalize your blogs and website by creating evergreen content and scheduling it for consistency. If you haven't started a blog yet, now is the time to begin.

Review your content to ensure your keywords are strategically placed in titles and descriptions.

Revitalize and repurpose your old blogs, and consider incorporating Frequently Asked Questions for added value. Expand the depth of your blog content.

Leverage your blog for social media posts by breaking it into sections and don't forget to include an engaging question to boost engagement.

Integrate your blog into your newsletter by featuring a condensed version with a link directing readers to the full blog.

Don't miss the opportunity to promote your products and pages by including relevant links within your blog.

Thank you! 

I appreciate you and the time you took out of your day to read this! You can find more articles like this from me on the top-rated {E-commerce Success} blog and while you’re there, take a look at my Shopify Bootcamp coming up, and my Shopify and E-commerce series of books on Amazon. For news and insights find me on Twitter at @veronicajeans, to see what I do when I’m not working, follow me on Instagram and to discover my E-commerce Success community.

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