Why are some of your visitors hesitating when they get to their shopping cart? What barriers are they running into that stop them from taking action on your site? What are you doing at these points to try and close the sale once you’ve identified that the visitor is hesitating?
I’ve been shopping online a little much this month. I got a new painting for my home office, I bought fabulous athletic sunglasses, and a pair of gorgeous above the knee boots. I cut myself off about a week ago, but happened to be looking on Marciano’s sale section of their site a couple of days ago. I was just browsing, people. Don’t you ever window shop?! The prices were alright. I added a few items to my cart but knew that I couldn’t make the purchase right now.
Now, I’m fully aware that Marciano sends out emails about once a quarter with promo codes that will let you take an extra 40% or 50% off all sale items. Since I cut myself off, I’m not going to spend another big chunk, but if I could find a promo code to take 40% off the total, I would definitely place the order! You know what I did next? I searched for Marciano promo codes, and I tried a few of them to see if any of them worked. None of the codes were successful.
What if Marciano’s web team tagged a couple of unsuccessful promo code entries in their shopping cart as an event, whereby they would then feature a pop up with a 20% off promo code? I, for one, would have followed through with the purchase.
First ask yourself what the possible barriers are that result in hesitation from your visitors and then ask what actions your visitors are taking on your site, which identify their hesitation? Finally, what are you willing to do to make the sale and help the visitor overcome her barrier or hesitation? Would this lead to higher conversions and overall revenue?
Worth a test, right?!