By Syed Balkhi
Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, is fast approaching. If you want to take advantage of Black Friday and generate more sales for your business, you need to start preparing for this crazy day now.
But with so many awesome Black Friday deals out there, how can you get more shoppers to purchase from your store?
Well, one way is to use FOMO. FOMO is the fear of missing out. FOMO is a real phenomenon and people experience it all the time. When a shopper feels like they might miss out on something amazing, like a Black Friday deal, they’re more likely to make a purchase. In fact, according to Strategy Online, 60% of millennial consumers said they make a reactive purchase after experiencing FOMO, most often within 24 hours.
So, let’s go over how to use FOMO to boost Black Friday sales.
Increase urgency with limited-time offers.
Urgency is one of the best ways to boost Black Friday sales. While there’s already urgency built into Black Friday, as it’s one day where shoppers can get amazing deals, you can increase urgency even more in a number of ways.
On your website and in your marketing for Black Friday, you should emphasize the point that your awesome deals won’t be available for long. You can use phrases like “today only” and “don’t miss our biggest Black Friday sale” to encourage shoppers to hurry to the checkout.
You can also drive more sales by adding a countdown timer like the one below that Early Learning Centre uses in their email marketing campaign.
Countdown timers work so well because shoppers can visually see how much time they have left to grab discounted items. In fact, a countdown timer alone can increase conversions by 8.6%.
Display the number of items left in stock.
Similar to urgency, scarcity is another tactic that encourages shoppers to buy quickly. If they know that there’s only a few items left, they’ll rush to the checkout before it’s too late. Plus, when items are scarce, they’re perceived to have more value.
Amazon does this well by displaying how many items are left in stock on individual product pages.
You can easily do the same by using a Shopify app like Sold Stock.
But your products don’t have to be limited in stock to use scarcity. Even if you have a large quantity of stock, products that are high in demand can create the feeling of scarcity too. For instance, you can use phrases like “while supplies last” and “get them while they last” to demonstrate that your products will be flying off the shelves.
Show that others are buying.
Social proof is a powerful strategy you can use to drive more Black Friday sales. Social proof is a phenomenon where people copy the actions of others when they see that people performed the same action in a certain situation.
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