It doesn’t matter now. Whether or not you’re ready for Black Friday and the 2015 holiday sales season, it’s upon us.
If you’ve been working all year to get ready for this year’s blitz, the overall retail sales predictions are mostly favorable. And even the negative stuff isn’t too bad.
Inc.com quoted a Deloitte-authored sales forecast that calls for total retail sales of $965 billion this year, up about 4% from 2014. But the more pessimistic analysts will take that as somewhat negative news because it falls short of last year’ 5.2% increase in sales. Taking data from forecasts done …Read More
Before I delve into my blog and the topic at hand, what do you think of this intro: Once upon a time there was a shopping cart, glee as can be, with over 5 items filling it’s belly. But on that same day, while it anxiously awaited for pay, it was left abandoned and nobody could really say?
Corny? Was it a good hook? Weigh-in below!
The story of the lonely cart is not unique because hundreds of thousands of carts across many different websites suffer from the same sad story. We’ve previously discussed personas and how when you …Read More
Wikipedia’s article on “money” tells us that the first records of barter date back over ten thousand years. And the first known coins are well over 2,500 years old.
Whenever the exchange of goods and/or money for other goods and services began, you can rest assured that, from the moment it started, people quickly how to sell – how to ‘convert’ a customer.
Fast forward to the 20th century and the art of selling products advanced to the point of having large, well-stocked and strategically located bricks and mortar stores, and trained salespeople, all devoted to getting shoppers to buy.
And …Read More
Ask anyone, who has even the slightest knowledge or opinion about ecommerce checkout optimization, for advice and you’ll likely get more than you bargained for. And if you ask anyone else for the same advice, there’s a good chance that at a goodly amount of it will conflict with the first advice.
Before we go any further, let’s cut to the quick. The psychological gamesmanship that takes place between a potential buyer and ecommerce retailer at the point of online checkout is unprecedented in the history of selling. It is game without human interaction, it takes place in a highly …Read More
Our next webinar is jam-packed with information. The webinar takes you on a journey of a complete conversion optimization project, a “Conversion Story”. Some of the many concepts we will cover include: what do you test, how do you measure incremental improvements, what do you learn from each test, how to develop a roadmap, etc.Read More
This blog is continued from a linkedin post I wrote. To read the first few tips, please visit the post….
There is never one, quick, easy fix all websites can apply for more conversions and greater optimization. However, there are principles which, if applied correctly and thoughtfully, can produce those uplifts in conversion everyone is looking for. Looking back at our 10 years of optimization, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 optimization tips anyone looking to increase conversions should consider:
6. Plan based on Cognitive Progression. Whether your site is live and running, or you’re still in the planning …Read More
Did you know that 2015 will see advertisers spending $592.43 billion, worldwide? That’s an increase of 6.0% over what was spent on Ads in 2014. 63% of Global Digital Ad Spend Will Go to Mobile by 2018. In the US alone, marketers are estimated to spend about $189.06 billion on Ads, which is 31.9% of the global Ad spend for 2015.
Ad spend is to go up by 60% in 2015 and is likely to go up to $158.55 billion by 2018. In fact, by 2018, mobile Ads alone will take up 22.3% of the global Ad budget. Check out …Read More
If you spend enough time optimizing websites for conversions, you will discover that there is no magic solution for the design of any web page to increase conversion rates. Your design process should start with making assumptions about how visitors will interact with the website in order to determine which design that works best for them. Of course always test these assumptions through the process of AB and multivariate testing.Read More
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