Patterns to help advance prospects along the sales funnel.

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How can I make it extremely clear that the user needs to take one last action?

I am developing a new checkout wizard for my company's website, and I've added a "confirm your selections" panel as the last step in the wizard: From my perspective as the designer, I feel that I ...
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Is importance of ease of first use a recognized UX concept?

This is a bit strange question. I was wondering is there a named concept that ease of first use/trial is critical for winning new users and conversion. I'm referring to products/apps/services rather ...
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Succinct message to clearly direct user to check a box

I have a payment form, and part of it by default, asks your email address, but above that it currently has a question: Returning Customer? with two buttons Yes/No, which look a little ambiguous as ...
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what's the most optimum sequence of actions to add a product to cart on product page

Working on the product page for an e-commerce website I'm trying to decide what's the best sequence of the following user actions while giving the add to cart button highest visibility at the same ...
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What number of social share buttons has highest share rate?

Does having only one sharing button lead to content being shared more? Many buttons makes harder choice for user and make some distraction. With one social button, the user might not be prefer this ...
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What to name a registration landing page for most effective user acceptance

I'm looking for advice and stats on what is the most user friendly naming conventions for a registration page. I'm assuming users are reminded of a spammy situation if they are giving up their email ...
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Usage of outdated UI elements [closed]

I don't know for how long they have been having this, but today I realized amazons usage of a slider element on their home page (May 25, 2015). My general impression (mainly based on a few articles I ...
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Studies on image compression level and UX?

Recently, there has been an influx of data showing that sites improving the site performance saw a lift in conversion. For example, an in-house Walmart.com study found that, for every one second of ...
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How does displaying/hiding prices impact conversion?

So I am retooling a page for a company that offers tiered pricing packages based on the number of users for our software. Small business = $x/mo kind of thing. Does anyone have any conversion data or ...
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What is best practice for driving users to a web form?

Our website's #1 goal is getting people to fill out a form. What is the best practice to achieve that type of conversion? Popup that links to form page Popup that asks for basic info and then sends ...
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Is having a free area on an eCommerce site a good idea?

Will providing free offers (articles, guides, links) on an eCommerce site help sales? Free offers seem like a good idea on websites that provide services as the free stuff can help drive the customer ...
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Too many calls of action on product page

On my products page, I have a large image, then next to it I have add to cart. Below the add to cart section, I then have an Enquire Now button. And below that I have click for Live Chat, and below ...
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For shopping cart, use a session or cookie?

My current site uses a session to store all the items in a customers shopping cart. Of course a session will only last so long, so if the visitors came back in perhaps a few hours, or even the next ...
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Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly ? [closed]

Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly? If craiglist redesign their website today can it get more traffic is ...
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Using an icon to accompany text for better conversions

I have an add to cart button on my products page, and I am trying to decide if it is better to have an icon or not. This is what my current button looks like, but I see companies like Walmart just ...
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Reducing the steps for ordering online

I am trying to do what I can to reduce the steps of ordering online. Now I have it down to two steps. As soon as someone clicks to the cart to pay it goes to: Check the cart contents, edit quantity, ...
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Delay time before showing email capture modal

What is the optimal amount of time to wait before displaying an e-mail address capture modal (like the one below) to first-time visitors after they land on an e-commerce site? Does it depend on ...
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Where is the best position for a FORM on a landing page?

i am working on a long landing page (at the moment the design is about 9000px long) for the hotel/travel industry. I was wondering what was the best place to put the request form, right now i am ...
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Highlighting new or featured content

I'm adding a new feature to my business website, and I'd like to let users know about it. It's kind of hidden in a menu (Finite Math -> Practice) right now, and I'm trying to figure out the best way ...
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Is content teasing effective?

so lately I've been wondering, if there's any research on efficiency of content teasers, and by that I mean blurred content (for example: answers to questions) with registration button. My main ...
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Better way to offer a user a free plan vs paid options

When having to offer a user the choice between a "free forever plan" and a paid subscription, which is the best approach to present the plans to the user, in order to make the paid subscription more ...
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Grouped SKUs vs. Ungrouped SKUs on Product List Page

Some e-commerce sites will group similar SKUs together on their product listing page. For example, Macy's would group the same modeled stand mixer with different colors together and just show ...
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Evidence of a difference in conversion rate between a “ghost” and a “traditional” button?

Many new sites have been applying the "Ghost Buttons" in landing pages. Same people are saying this is a new trend of 2014. I think with the “ghost button” we have a beautiful and clean design. ...
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Do users object to homepages which contain a full section consisting of a contact form?

I've recently had users test a prototype for a new portfolio site for my company. The homepage is almost like a one-page site in that it has distinct sections, although each section links to another, ...
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Buy Now Button Styling Best Practices? (Font, Color, Shape)

We are having a debate on the design of an e-commerce website about the buy now button. I would appreciate your feedback and would be very grateful for a link backing up your opinion. How different ...
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Using gradual engagement for collecting reviews

For a product site, I am preparing a pattern to review products. To prevent spam (and due to legal requirements) we need the reviews to be confirmed by users. In my example, I would like to use email ...
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Pricing page: single vs multiple call-to-action button with multiple plans (example inside)

What do you think about having single vs multiple call-to-action buttons? When we were brainstorming our pricing page, half of the room was for single and the other half was for multiple. I'm trying ...
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Which spot has the best conversion in the grid layout?

We are going to show popup with 6 different offers, positioned by 3 in two rows. Of the these 6 offers, 2 are really beneficial for us (say, have high reward for click). Common sense says that we ...
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Studies about yellow increasing readership of technical materials?

I have read contradictory opinions on this topics. In general it is thought that yellow is an intellectual color. The problem is that most of the "studies" seem very pseudo-scientific. Some point out ...
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The 'Learn more' or 'Book now' Call to Action problem on overview pages

I need help thinking this through: There are holiday packages to be sold so I have an overview template that shows the collection of packages and a single detail template that explains the details (of ...
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Are carousels effective on non-Ecommerce sites [duplicate]

We run digital magazine websites. We use a carousel to feature content. Since we are interested in the user clicking through to view the content, and not converting them to anything (these are inhouse ...
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Creating a header for better conversions

My current header is showing site navigation at the very top. The links don't have any call of action, and they are duplication in the footer. I am sure this part of the site is some valuable real ...
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On TV, when you see an infomercial, why do they use jarring colors?

When you see an infomercial "buy now" type commercial on TV, they always use the jarring contrast of big yellow font on a blue background with a small viewport of video displaying the product. Does ...
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Website Conversion [Retail/Consumer Products vs B2B Large scale sales]

Should the UX of a website be treated differently and if so, how, when it comes to the difference between someone shopping for an e-commerce "buy-now" consumer product e.g. t-shirt, cellphone case ...
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numbers on a credit card expiry date year form [duplicate]

What is the best display to have for the years on a credit card expiry date field for payment. Should you have the whole year 2013, 2014, or is it better to have it displayed the same as on the credit ...
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Whats the best way to add relevant and short information next to the button to help users go to the next page?

On the website I'm working, users ask very frequently when do they get to do the upload to finish the order. Its a printing business, so users want to upload asap, but we dont want to storage all ...
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Best practices for free trialing a product with a learning curve

Our cloud-base product has a bit of a learning curve and we suspect this is affecting the # of conversions we get via free-trials. We're considering a number of approaches to improve conversions and ...
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returning customer vs new customer

Currently I am using the below scenario for returning customers and new customers. The address form is beneath. So if you are a new customer we require email and phone, but if you are returning then ...
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Should you have two signup forms on a beta page?

On a startup's beta page, is it a good idea to have two signup forms? --- Tagline --- Signup form --- Content --- More content --- An identical signup form The two forms are never both visible ...
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displaying product info layout

I have a product page, currently it is laid out like this: /////////////////////////////////////////// (Product Title) / (product price) / (add to cart) (product ...
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Applying bad UX for shaping user journey towards conversion point

If you take a look at this site: http://www.kooaba.com/ - there are some external links ("As seen on" section) for which there are no rollovers. These links, however, do not lead user down in the ...
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.COM vs .ORG Preferred for Conversions? | Product that is very community oriented

Our company offers a CMS software package much like WordPress. We allow users to register a subdomain (yourdomain.example.com) for free. This is not entirely non-profit, as we offer the choice to ...
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Would you hide prices for a B2B software on products' public site?

I'm working on a cloud based B2B software and top management is insisting we don't show the prices on our public site. I can't understand the reasoning behind this. How will this affect the customers ...
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When offering options, at which position in a sentence should be the desirable one?

When I ask the user a question with two options of which I want the user to choose a specific one, should I formulate the sentence so that the desired option it the latter or the other way around? ...
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Best way to align 15 form fields for high conversion

Im currently trying to come up with a better way of laying out the following form: As it is a lead generating form, and present at PPC landing pages it is currently aligned in columns like that to ...
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A/B Testing Home Page of an Ecommerce Site

I am very new to any sort of website testing (please be gentle!), and I have some questions (mostly just for my own understanding) about A/B testing an ecommerce site's home page. The company I work ...
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Videos on landing pages

Is it a good ideal to feature videos on landing pages or should their primary purpose be to signpost users to content elsewhere? I am developing a set of pages for an event, it is supported by a ...
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Forms in fancybox or full size page - which is good for conversions? [duplicate]

I have a responsive website, with a Sign Up form & a Contact form. I'm not able to decide whether should I open these forms in fancybox / prettyphoto or redirect user to a full sized page with ...
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Asking for more info on whitepaper download then on trial sign up

Im currently researching how to handle lead generation forms. I came across a website which has 3 slightly different forms for downloading a white paper, downloading an ebook, and downloading the ...
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Does upsell or cross sell decrease conversion?

Let's say I have a product page with accessories, and a checkout page. I want to include a another group of accessories that this user can add to cart on their way out. It's a candy aisle, basically. ...