Patterns to help advance prospects along the sales funnel.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are carousels effective?

Go to just about any eCommerce site and the homepage is nearly guaranteed to feature a carousel - an auto-rotating panel, usually with some sort of small navigation, usually highlighting new product ...
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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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Increasing add-to-cart rate, decreasing conversion?

I am currently optimising an e-commerce website. The request was specific to the product pages, after gaining insight from analytics and feedback two alternatives were proposed, and tested. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What evidence is there that dark patterns are bad for business?

I recently got into a debate with a coworker about dark patterns. He's a numbers guy -- and I made the mistake of bringing up an example of a dark pattern for which I didn't have evidence of any ...
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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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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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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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How to drive conversion in a website?

I've built a website for a startup. The websites purpose is to convert the visitors (mostly iPhone developers) to register to the beta of the SDK that the website presents. Out of about 100 visitors ...
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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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Product Ratings: Do no ratings hurt worse than negative ratings?

We just implemented product reviews onto our site. There's a serious lack of reviews obviously and we believe it's really hurting our sales since we haven't made any other big changes. Our sales were ...
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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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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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How to convert a visitor/ browser to a user?

I run a social learning network that enables anyone to create a class/ workshop on almost any non-academic topic and allows users to register online. Anybody can be a teacher or learner. Its free. ...
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Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey

Given a 10-step online survey (mostly yes/no radio buttons), where is it best to ask for the users' personal data e.g. name, age, contact details? My intuition says putting it at the end will yield ...
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Alternative wording to 'upgrade from free trial to a paying plan'?

Looking for an alternative to 'upgrade'. The problem is that in our web-app ui and communication, we are currently using two different versions of upgrade: the common upgrade/downgrade of the ...
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How early should you funnel users in a registration process?

As part of a registration form I am building I need to, at some point, differentiate between whether the user is a 'student' or 'professor'. I've seen this handled in two different ways and was ...
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“Shaking” button leading to increase in conversion rate?

I'm just running an experiment on the UX Pin homepage. One group got a "shaking" button (the big orange sign up starts to shake after few seconds) and the other group got traditional "static" button. ...
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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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Software screenshots on landing page

I have a landing page for a webapp. I heard that showing screenshots of the software might hurt conversions. I know that the answer is to test and find out for myself, but what do people think? ...
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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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Is there any research into whether using the word “free” in a call to action button or any offer would enhance conversions

I was just responding to a question and I was wondering if there was there was any research into whether the usage of the word "Free" in a call to action button (CTA) or even a offer enhances 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. ...
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Equal Opportunities Button

I'm currently designing a form at the end of an application process to ask potential candidates to complete an Equal Opportunities form. (We are required by law to provide this) However I'm trying to ...
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Where or how to get advice on actions to take to decrease bounce rate?

I have been reading and learning a lot about A/B testing and I get the process. But there are a few concerns which make it challenging. You need a lot of visitors to get statistical significance. ...
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Registration Button Research

I'm redesigning the registration page for my website, and I'm wondering if anyone has come across any research relating to the affects of different wording and colors for the registration button? How ...