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I just opened my first store (not final photos) should I advertise already?

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    Hi everyone,
    I just opened my store but I still don't have the final photos because I need the sun out!
    However my actual photos aren't that bad so I'm wondering if I should wait or should I start advertising as soon as possible?
    Thanks in advance! The website is: www.gwerystore.com
     
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    Why wait? Site looks fine to me.. If you have the resources to start driving traffic to your website and can accept sales, then start doing it now. It's probably spring break for hundreds of colleges right now, so go get sales with that in mind.

    Waiting for things to be perfect makes you wait forever.
     
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    I guess I worry too much about first impressions! Maybe I will start running some ads on google and when I get more photos on social media I will run there then.
    Thanks for the insight!
     
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    products look great
     
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    Products look good. Website looks clean and professional. Start advertising and add as you go.
     
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    Thanks! These are high quality products indeed, just need to pass that information to the costumer effectively!
     
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    Your website looks top class.
     
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    Awesome website, seriously so good! I would start advertising asap!

    The only things I would add to your site are: beach lifestyle photos for every single towel product page, and if you are targeting the US make sure to also have inches for the sizing on your product pages. Best of luck!
     
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    Yes, as i said I'm waiting for the sun to come out so I can take the final photos ^^ Thanks anyway!
     
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    Nothing wrong with that site. On to the sales!
     
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    I love the design of the website! I say go for it! There will be plenty of time to get photos on more sunny days while u get the advertising going for the site!
     
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    Don’t change anything. Looks great.

    Immediately start reaching out to Instagram and YouTube accounts and asking them to become affiliates of your product, and agree to pay them for each sale they bring you using a coupon code.

    Figure out how much you’re willing to pay for each sale and then negotiate with influencers to work out a deal that’s under that price.
     
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    Start now!
    I remember reading that if you aren't embarrassed by your first product or launch than you waited too long.
    Although in your case the site looks great.
    I browsed through it and all the pages opened quickly and everything looks really clean.
    I agree with an earlier post, build as you go. Get more eyeballs on it anyway you can.
    Good Luck and Great Job!
     
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    The website looks awesome.

    Can you share the timeline for how it took to go from concept/idea to this stage?

    As somebody pointed out, this is the kind of product that can kill it on Instagram
     
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    Thanks :)
    Around 1 year and a half for all the legal stuff, to develop the products and building the website taking into consideration that me and my partner had very limited coding skills.
     
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    Looks good already. Make your main thing the main thing...sales! ;)
     
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    Hey, your stuff looks great! I'd love to have you do some photos for branding in the future, if you decide to freelance. You have some skill, just go ahead and market it. Keep working on your confidence, and you'll get better and better at sales, and getting people to believe in the product.
     
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    Looks good good luck buddy
     
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    Please ignore this question if it's not allowed, (I'm new here) but did produce your own products or are you using drop shipping?

    I'm glad you mentioned coding. I don't have an e-commerce store, but I like the idea of setting up if the product is right.

    My experience is in Marketing and although I'm considering learning how to code, I'm not sure how much time I'd need to invest in it to know enough?

    Or would I be better hiring someone else for all coding purposes?

    I realize this is an open-ended question, but appreciate if you could expand on your experience with learning to code (presumably from zero experience beforehand)
     
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    I'm producing my own products.
    You can pretty much do everything without any coding experience, there is a lot of "already asked" questions out there, you just need to google it.
    If you have the time you can do it yourselfe. If you would rather spend some money and save some time, which is completely up to you, you can hire someone...
     
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    Looking great! I'd start marketing like a mofo at this point.
     
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    Site looks targeted. Checked out the towels. This looks really good. Just get the traffic rolling.
     
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    Hey Decio, have you thought of branching out into items such as scarves? I'd be totally into a fashion scarf..your material looks really high quality.
     
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    Hi! Yes, branching out is a super tempting idea however I don't wanna spread the attention too much...maybe do that and create a website just for other products? I still dont know, those are things that will have time to be discussed when all the branding is done, photoshoot is tomorrow! :D Cheers
     
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