online sales conversion

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4 Ways to Get a CRO Budget for Next Year

If you ever went to the government and asked them what your fair share of taxes should be, they would first ask you how much you made last year. And that would likely be the answer. Likewise, a conversion optimizer would probably be the last person to ask how much to budget for conversion optimization….

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Close the Conversion Gap. Cater to the Impulse Purchase

If you are anything like me, you’ve made your fair share impulsive purchases online. Unlike trekking into brick-and-mortar, I never get on the Internet with the intent of pulling out my credit card. Yet, inevitably, I’ve got two food delivery subscriptions and a blouse from the JCrew factory store shipping out tomorrow. Are your visitors…

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5 Tactics for Increasing Your Telephone Sales

Telephone sales aren’t what they used to be. It’s much harder to land a sale via the phone. In fact, Inside Sales shared that in 2007 it took 3.68 cold call attempts to reach a prospect. Today, it takes around 8 attempts. It’s a much tougher climate out there for sure. However, phone sales are…

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The Scent that Increases Online Sales

We test just about everything we can here at Conversion Sciences. We are always surprised by what new technologies teach us about people, even if the technologies aren’t widely available. We’ve been fortunate to participate in a trial of the new oPhone, a device manufactured by Vapor Communications. The oPhone transmits scent across the Web,…

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Alaskan Discount Store Experiences Real Shopping Cart Abandonment

Women’s Bay, Alaska – 98% of Shoppers abandon their full shopping carts. In an event termed, “Reality imitating the Internet,” a trove of shoppers left shopping carts full of merchandise at the checkout counters of this small Alaskan discount retailer. “Everything seemed fine, “ said store owner Edsel “Mac” Jones. “They were shopping, comparing prices,…

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Using Facebook to Sell Products

This is a guest post by Simon Campbell Social media sites can be used in a wide variety of ways in many different industries. Though for most businesses, a site like Facebook is typically used to promote products and services rather than to sell them. With a few key tweaks, however, you can change that…

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Online Sales Conversion is a Hero’s Journey

The Iliad and The Odyssey, TV Sitcoms, your Website….what do they all have in common? The Hero’s Journey. Recently I read that Dan Harmon, creator of the quirky TV show Community (NBC) uses the literary device of the Hero’s Journey to map out his episodes. They all involve taking someone from his comfort zone, through…

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