One of the primary reasons behind the rise in the popularity of online shopping is convenience. Unlike the traditional brick-and-mortar shopping experience, online shopping allows consumers to buy products and have them shipped without leaving the comfort of their homes.
Conversion Optimization | 8 min read
As the current retail industry grows and changes dynamically, eCommerce personalization has now become a crucial part of many store owners’ business strategies.
Conversational commerce is taking customer interaction to a whole new level.
Customers want omnichannel service, “always on” availability, and hyper-personalization. There was a time in the not-so-distant past when this just wasn’t possible — online shopping was a jarring, impersonal, and tiresome experience.
Bounce rate is a metric showing how many visitors leave a website after landing on a page. Why do people leave websites without taking any action? First, bounce rates may differ from page to page, even on the same website. For example, blogs generally have higher bounce rates than product pages. Why? Because visitors land on the blog articles to find information, not to convert.
In the business world, finding a balance between sticking with what works and branching out in your field to find new, innovative ways to improve your bottom line is often essential. While tried and true techniques in the world of marketing can feel safe and profitable, there are times when you may be truly missing out by not taking chances.
The power of social proof can be seen in several contexts. When it comes to online business, it’s a valuable marketing tool.
For example, if you need a new cell phone, you might visit an eCommerce website to buy one. On this website, let’s say that you’re offered two products. The first product has a 5-star rating and three reviews with a tag showing "New Product." The second product has a 4.6-star and 475 reviews with a tag showing "1000 products sold within 24 hours."
Which one would you buy?[...]
Conversion Optimization | 10 min read
Analyzing data isn’t new. Investopedia’s definition of the term states that “data analytics is the science of analyzing raw data to make conclusions about that information.”
While your first reaction might be to imagine algorithms and complicated number-crunching, successful businesses have been using data analytics for hundreds of years.
Conversion Optimization | 9 min read
Ecommerce remains a rapidly growing but competitive market. With US online retail sales expected to top $1.02 trillion in 2022, more and more businesses are looking to either shift to online sales or to supplement their physical stores with an online presence.
Conversion Optimization | 12 min read
Creating awesome products and content is only half of the battle. To get your customers to actually buy your products, you need to share them with your audience on their preferred platform at exactly the right time.
But what can you do if your emails, social media, or SMS messages are getting lost in the sea of marketing promotions lying unread in your customer’s inbox? Well, there’s another option that you can try — web push notifications.
In the world of eCommerce, it’s become much harder to stand out as a credible seller. Amidst a plague of false advertising and broken promises, you’re out there trying to portray yourself as an honest and reliable seller.
Praising yourself, your product, or your service might seem the obvious thing to do, but it’s a strategy that’s been tried for decades.
So why not let your customers do the talking for you?
Conversion Optimization | 11 min read
Checkout pages are often seen as an afterthought, since most of the purchase decisions have already been made prior to reaching this step. But it’s here that the customer actually commits to the purchase, and will either follow through – or head for the door.
Conversion Optimization | 10 min read
“The customer is always right” is one of the most overused quotes for customer service. It’s hard to say where this quote originated from, but some sources indicate that it could be traced back to 1909.
Allegedly, a London department store founder used this quote to assure his customers that they would get good services in his store, which would make the saying more than 110 years old today. This says something about how vital customer service is for businesses to survive and grow.
Ecommerce owners typically focus on the design and interface of their websites to encourage customers to move down the purchase funnel. However, the eCommerce checkout process is ultimately where visitors will convert.
The eCommerce checkout process refers to the steps a customer will take to fill a shopping cart and complete its purchase. A good checkout process will have a clear flow and enable seamless buying with minimal friction.
Buyers with intent may enter the checkout flow but may not[...]
The direct-to-consumer model has taken the spotlight in the last half of the decade, with new DTC eCommerce stores inundating the market weekly. Now, entrepreneurs have more control than ever over how they communicate, how they manufacture their products, and what customers say about their brand.
Creating an outstanding product is a challenge that many businesses take on lightly. Even though there are plenty of challenges along the way, it’s in your best interest that the product delivers what it promises.
That’s why usability testing is such a great process. It helps you set up an incredible foundation for your product. It’ll help you eliminate all the unforeseen issues that could appear on launch.
An estimated 88% of users admit they are less likely to return to a website after a negative user experience. This should be reason enough for businesses to start focusing on boosting their website’s UI/UX. Several factors can lead to a bad user experience – from slow page loading times to a site’s lack of mobile responsiveness. This is why it is imperative to user test your eCommerce website to prevent cart abandonment and improve your conversion rate optimization (CRO).
Conversion Optimization | 9 min read
Selling online is no new trend. Overall, the eCommerce industry has seen commendable growth rates in the years before the pandemic. However, after 2019, it's become impossible to ignore eCommerce's significant growth.
A company's lifeblood is its customers. Without them, you don’t have a business, but rather an expensive and time-consuming hobby. Keeping customers happy and coming back even after they made a purchase should be each company's top priority. Yet, many businesses overlook the importance of customer retention.
Why is retaining customers so vital to a business’s success?
The answer lies in a customer’s lifetime value.
The ways in which consumers interact with the world of eCommerce is as changeable and varied as the consumers that engage with it. Rapid growth in digital technologies and mobile spaces is continually morphing to meet the demands of a multifaceted market base. But this growth has also created a unique challenge where immediate and continuous testing is vital.
Whether your conversion rates are low, average, or high, there’s always room to optimize better. But without the right methodology, you risk making changes that push your conversion rate in the wrong direction. If you don’t make changes in a controlled way, you won’t even know which change affected your conversion rate.