Growth Newsletter #032
This newsletter curates growth insights from Demand Curve's community. It keeps you up-to-date on growth tactics.
This week we're covering FAQs and category pages, combining campaigns, and email subject lines.
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This week's Insights
Combine FAQs and category pages to keep visitors on-page longer
Insight from Demand Curve.
Marketers generally create standalone landing pages for product FAQs.
Instead, try weaving FAQs into your product pages.
This prevents visitors from having to leave your product pages to answer their questions, increasing your odds of converting them.
Try these four tactics:
- Make answers collapsible to avoid cluttering your pages.
- Order and categorize questions logically. Step into your customer's perspective and ask yourself, "What questions would pop into my head right now?" Then answer them in order.
- Feature real customer questions and answers. They're relatable.
- Include links to relevant blog posts, videos, and other resources in answers. If customer's need more convincing before purchase, they'll click through.
Combine campaigns to increase AOV
Insight from Seray Keskin of Sleeknote.
Cross-selling campaigns tend to increase average order value (AOV) more than standalone sales promotions do.
For example, most marketers offer free shipping once a cart reaches a purchase minimum. That’s table stakes. But you can increase your AOV by promoting another ongoing campaign in combination with your free shipping offer.
Three campaigns for you to try:
- Get free shipping when you buy any of these two products.
- Get 3 for the price of 2 on all flash sale items.
- Buy one, get one free—plus free shipping on orders $50+
Add personalized recommendations and highlight complementary products when possible.
Example: Someone interested in a new game console would likely be willing to add a game to their cart in order to redeem free shipping. So make sure your checkout flow asks them if they want to add a game instead of an unrelated product.
How to write your email subject line to maximize open rate
Insights from Demand Curve.
Here's a friendly reminder: Slight tweaks to your email subject line can lead to significant swings in open rate.
To get the highest ROI out of your email campaigns, try this:
- Create multiple subject lines and A/B test them on ~10% of your list. Then set up your email software to send the iteration that receives the highest open rate to the rest of your list. We've found that small iterations on your initial subject line work best because they require less time to write.
- Pique curiosity. Subject lines are like cliffhangers. Provide an inkling of the content within without revealing too much: Intrigue readers to open to satisfy their curiosity. Just make sure your subject line does relate to your content—otherwise you'll lose trust.
Reminder: Past email quality has the greatest impact on your open rate. Quality content leads to high open rates on future emails. Subject lines are just the icing on the cake.
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