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The Science of Better Conversion

Posted on December 15th, 2016 by

Our job at Conversion Sciences is to design web tests for companies; tests that tell us exactly what we want to know about a web page or shopping cart and nothing more. We agonize over the subtle things that introduce bias into our test. We always want to test the right thing. […]

Cart Abandonment: A Three-Pronged Approach to Recapturing Revenue

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by

Within a very short time, online marketing has grown beyond its niche status to where it now commands a full quarter of the world’s total ad spend. And the big numbers aren’t just limited to advertising. In 2014, companies spent $121B (US) globally to drive buyers through their ecommerce sites and purchase funnels. With the increased budgets, though, come greater expectations. And while businesses received approximately $2.5 trillion (US) in combined B2B and B2C online revenue, they also left more than $4 trillion on the table, or, to be exact, in the shopping cart. […]

4 Key Takeaways from Avangate’s 2016 Yearly Digital Commerce Benchmark

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by

Security and convenience. These are two of the critical themes of our 2016 Digital Commerce Benchmark report, which took an in-depth look at the state of SaaS and online services. The period between August 2015 and July 2016 indeed saw a number of interesting findings that are both relevant and valuable to software providers around the globe.

Here are 4 key takeaways from our 2016 Yearly Digital Commerce Benchmark, and their potential impact on your commerce strategy. […]

8 Tips to Consider When Creating Pricing Packages for Subscription-based Software

Posted on November 3rd, 2016 by

Subscription software revenue is expected to hit $130 billion by the end of this year. That’s a 21 percent increase over 2015. There’s no doubt, the subscriptions model is gaining ground. However, even the best products can fail in the market, simply because of poor pricing strategies. And the truth is that pricing is hard. Determining the right price and model for your subscription or SaaS offering is one of the most difficult decisions a software business needs to make. Set the initial price tag too high and you risk pricing yourself out of business. Set it too low, and you could find yourself at the bottom of the market, with a customer base unlikely to provide much value over the long-term. Your pricing needs to offer a cost structure that gives customers the innovation, flexibility and service they demand for the price and terms they are willing to pay. […]

The ABC…Zs of Conversion Rate Optimization

Posted on October 27th, 2016 by

Every CRO project should begin with a baseline measurement and benchmark of the key metrics. There are many tools available today to marketers for granularly measuring web and mobile traffic and user behavior, but the most common – Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics – should give you all the basic data you need to get started. Avangate has additional tools for tracking and analyzing the shopping cart that can help fill in the gaps, and give you a more complete picture. […]

6 Principles of High Converting Landing Pages

Posted on October 20th, 2016 by

A landing page can either make or break your marketing campaign. So how can we create landing pages that actually convert?

Duane Brown, a performance marketer from Unbounce joined us recently to share 6 principles for creating killer landing pages. […]