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In today’s podcast, you’ll learn how to create landing pages that convert, the pros and cons of going headless, and why you should take a closer look at your checkout process. (Oh, and why slide-out carts are a game changer.)
The takeaways 👇
💯📄 Create the perfect landing page
It’s time to rethink what makes a strong landing page. Nik states that a successful landing page in 2023 should be a “catered user experience.”
A strong landing page should consider where customers are in the funnel and how they ‘landed’ whether it's through social or a paid ad.
Consider these four factors:
💡 Pro Tip: Don’t give potential customers the blank page scaries — reduce your load time down to less than 3 seconds to avoid bouncebacks
Next step: Position your product well and make sure it caters towards your potential buyers.
🔎🤔 What does headless mean?
There are lots of positives to using a headless vs. traditional Content Management Systems (CMS). Brett dives into why headless architecture not only allows for greater customization and personalized user experiences, it also makes websites faster to avoid bouncebacks.
However it comes at a cost. 💰💰 Moving from a traditional platform to a headless environment without the right technical support or growth partner can prove to be challenging.
🔥🛒 Increase AOV with slide-out carts
How can we prep our checkout pages?
Word of the day: slide-out carts.
Slide out carts allow customers to view and manage their shopping cart without leaving their current page so they have a great checkout experience.
Nik refers to this as “oceanfront real estate” since you can use this area to promote products, subscriptions, and provide AI-generated recommendations to increase basket size.
Questions to ask yourself:
💰 What Nik thinks will happen in Q4:
“I would say Q4 is going to be huge. We might see a slowdown again afterwards but [based on the numbers] we are confident it’ll be the biggest Black Friday ever.”
Technology and consumer expectations have something in common — they’re both evolving rapidly.
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By now, we’re sure you heard/know that Shopify went down on November 13th.
It’s frustrating for merchants spending on ads only to have customers click and not be able to purchase, and it’s frustrating for shoppers who are in the right mindset to buy and hit the error page.
However, there is a way to communicate with customers after the fact! Take inspiration from this email Mini Katana sent after the outage. They asked customers to click to make sure everything was looking okay and also offered a discount for the inconvenience.
Top-notch customer service. 👏
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TikTok shop is all the rage right now, and for good reason! Brands that can list products on the platform are starting to see great returns even in early days. 🤑
However, TikTok shop isn’t all sunshine and roses for shoppers. Misrepresentation and counterfeit goods are on the rise and shoppers are being tricked into buying products they think are authentic for massive discounts.
TikTok Shop doesn’t yet have adequate controls around knockoff products, and if shoppers consistently have bad experiences with low-quality goods they may choose to no longer trust the recommendations of the platform and its creators.
When listing your product, ensure you’re being both accurate and genuine to build and maintain trust with shoppers. Keep an eye out for changes in quality control and compliance from TikTok.
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🌊 Kraft Real Mayo is trying to make the word ‘moist’ happen. Their ‘Search Moist’ campaign will run on social platforms like Twitch, TikTok, and Instagram in an effort to boost search volumes for the controversial word and spark conversation around their brand.
🌐 Would you pay $450K to advertise on the biggest screen on the planet? The Las Vegas Sphere has advertisers like Dreamworks, Xbox, and the NBA thinking outside of the box about how to create an immersive experience for viewers.
✨ Shopify is in its celebrity collab era: The ecommerce giant experiences a great Q3 thanks to their partnerships with Taylor Swift and Drake who use the platform to promote and sell concert merch, driving a feverish uptick in site traffic and revenue.
💰💰💰 Singles Day was a smashing success: The Alibaba-founded holiday boasted great numbers in China this weekend despite global economic uncertainty. Brands find steeper discounts appeal to customers and are optimistic about the holiday season.
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