After noticing that a large majority of their traffic was coming from mobile devices, Walmart Canada decided it was time to adopt a responsive design to ensure a quality experience across multiple devices.
Thanks to their new design, they were able to achieve an overall conversion boost of 20% on all devices. Not to mention, on mobile, orders went up by 98%. (Source: GetElastic)
2. Experiment with social share buttons
When the Finnish-based hardware store, Taloon.com, removed the social sharing buttons from their product page, they saw a 11.9% increase in conversions (clicks on the "Add To Cart" button.) (Source: Visual Website Optimizer)
So while many experts will urge you to include social share buttons on your page to increase visibility, this test reveals that they could, in fact, be distracting the visitor from the intended goal.
To determine if social share buttons are helping our hurting your page, you'll want to test both variations.
3. Focus on specificity
The online retail community, Fab, wanted to experiment with the appearance of their "Add to Cart" button to determine if it had any influence on their conversion rate.
In doing so, they tested two different variations against their current button (an image of a shopping cart with a "+" next to it.) The first variation simply said "Add to Cart", and the other said "+Cart."
According to their results, the "Add to Cart" button was able to increase cart adds by over 49%. (Source: Optimizely)
In terms of application, you'll want to explore different variations of button text to ensure that you're clearly defining the action to effectively encourage the visitor to click.
4. Explore different search functionalities
The Brazilian real estate company, Casa Mineira, wanted to provide their website visitors with an easy way to navigate through their property options.
While their current website employed a large search box above the fold, experimenting with a drop-down search functionality that allowed visitors to specify the type of apartment as well as the location from a menu proved profitable.
In doing so, they saw a 62% improvement by eliminating the FAQ section, and a 56% improvement by removing the screenshot section. (Source: Visual Website Optimizer)
But before you go deleting anything, it's important to make note that copy still has its time and place. In fact, Assessment Day found that when they deleted both sections (FAQ & screenshots) their conversion rate dropped by about 3%.
7. Make it actionable
The personal hygiene retailer, L’Axelle, was looking to increase clicks on their "Add to Cart" button by experimenting with different headline copy on the page.
In doing so, they compared the following lines:
“Feel fresh without sweatmarks."
“Put an end to sweatmarks."
As a result, they found that the action-oriented headline converted 93% better than the original. (Source: Picreel)
If you're looking to persuade people to carry out a particular action, test out different actionable verbs, as they often times works to create a sense of urgency that visitors can't ignore.