As an online boutique owner, trends and consumer preference evolve quickly and regularly — so identifying your target customer is a key component of building a thriving business. When you know who your online boutique is here to serve, then your business can evolve alongside them.

Understanding  your ideal audience goes beyond surface-level demographics; it’s about delving into the psyche of your potential buyers, knowing their desires, aspirations, and pain points.

When starting an online boutique business you must identify who your target customer is so you can create an experience that s/he will absolutely love. Click through to learn how to get clear on who your target customer is.

Who Is Your Target Customer?

Having a clear description of your target customer when starting an online boutique will help you decide how to design your boutique, from what merchandise to buy and even the packaging you’ll choose when shipping orders.

Everything about your future business is influenced by what your future customers value.

So let’s discuss a few questions you should ask to get in touch with who that person is for your business.

1. What Is Your Target Demographic?

These are characteristics of your target market profile that consider areas such as age group, the type of job she has, where she lives, and marital status. Her buying decisions are influenced by what she’s exposed to.

Whether she’s a millennial or in Gen X, working corporate in a big city or a teacher in a small town, single, dating, or married with children will affect what she purchases–and the experience she expects from an online store.

2. How Much Money Do They Earn? Do They Have Disposable Income?

This question will help you determine the price range of your product offerings. You want to make shopping with your boutique as easy as possible. If your target customer has low-to-mid range salary, a luxury price point wouldn’t make sense for them.

Your pricing should communicate the value of what they’re getting without being a barrier to the purchase. 

3. How Do They Get Their Information?

Where and how someone spends their time is a good indication of where and how they’ll spend their money. Think about all of the information your target customer consumes. This can be social media accounts that she follows, the magazines she reads and websites that she visits.

Knowing this will help you with advertising in the right places and even getting press coverage in the magazines & websites that she already loves and trusts.

That’s a great way to increase both your credibility and the likelihood that she’ll shop with you.

4. What Are Their Biggest Objections To Shopping with You?

This may be the most crucial question you need to answer. Without answering this question, you will never get the conversions for your business that you want and expect. What does this customer enjoy in an online shopping experience? When you know this you can delight her every time so becomes a loyal customer and raving fan!

The better you know your target customer, the better you’ll be able to create an experience that she values above all of your competitors.

You’ll know what merchandise to stock, where to connect with her online and how to make her care about your business (and give you money over and over again).

Why Knowing Your Target Customer Is So Important

By catering to a well-defined demographic, you can curate your inventory to align with their tastes, ensuring that your offerings resonate deeply with potential customers. This targeted approach increases the likelihood of attracting and retaining a loyal customer base, as shoppers are more inclined to make purchases from a boutique that speaks directly to their style, interests, and aspirations.

What’s Next?

The journey doesn’t end here! If you’re hungry for more guidance on steering your online boutique toward success, I’ve got something special for you.



Dive into my free video training: How to Launch (and Grow!) Your Dream Online Boutique So You Can Leave Corporate Life Behind… (Without Taking *Forever* To Figure It All Out On Your Own!)

This training introduces my proven system that helps you make sales from Day 1. So, grab a seat, soak in the knowledge, and let’s elevate your online boutique game to new heights.

And the best part? It’s an on demand training — that means you can watch it on your own time!

Click here to sign up to get free video training and turn your boutique dreams into a thriving reality!