Boosting E-commerce Sales: Insights from Shopify Optimization Expert Matthew Stafford

Episode 192

How would you like to revolutionize your e-commerce store and boost your revenue? Promise fulfilled, as we bring you insights from none other than the leading Shopify optimization expert, Matthew Stafford, in this power-packed episode of our Firing the Man podcast. Matthew spills the beans on enhancing your e-commerce conversion rates and shares his fascinating journey into the e-commerce world.

What if your homepage could build trust while offering easy navigation? What if filters on category pages simplified choices for your customers? Intrigued? That’s just the tip of the iceberg! As our conversation with Matthew continues, we tap into the power of AB testing and data analytics, learning how to track performance, set up reports, and understand trends using Google Analytics 4 and Tag Manager. Be amazed as Matthew unveils secrets of harnessing data for boosting your website’s functionalities.

The third part of our episode takes us deep into e-commerce optimization. We share a passionate discussion with Matthew on customer segmentation and how categorizing customers based on their purchase history can maximize data usage and encourage repeat business. We also explore the impact of high-quality images and easy navigation in enhancing conversion rates. Wrapping up, Matthew shares the significance of discipline for success in e-commerce and reveals his favorite book and hobbies. If you’re an entrepreneur or an established online seller, this episode promises a wealth of wisdom to optimize your e-commerce business for skyrocketing success.

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Welcome everyone to the Firing The Man Podcast. On today’s episode, we are joined by Matthew Stafford.

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Matthew is the mad scientist behind the data in development of

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build grow in scale

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revenue optimization system.

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Although he won’t tell you himself,

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he’s also

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known as the top

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Shopify

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optimization expert in the game.

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Matthew has a keen eye for obstacles on the customer journey and his great at interpreting data to find the diamonds in the rough.

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He also has the ability to see things from a business owners perspective. Having run his own companies for the past ten years.

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On today’s episode, we are diving deep into conversion rate optimization

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and how online sellers can use this metric as a measuring stick for success.

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Welcome to the show, Matt.

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Welcome. Glad to be here.

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Thank you. Thank you.

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So

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can you please share with our listeners a little bit about yourself

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and your path in the eCommerce world?

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Yeah. So I started actually by accident. I was in a service business.

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I had a commercial concrete

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company,

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and so we traveled all over the country doing Menards,

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Home Depot’s

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Walmarts, Lowe’s, big box stores.

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And I signed up for Tony Robbins event

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and went to the Tony Robbins event in Bada.

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kind of date to me, but he was selling a DVD series called Money Masters.

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And in there,

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the very first month that I received, it was a

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DVD from Frank Kern

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on how to sell E-books, where you could teach your parent how to talk.

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And I thought, Wow, that’s

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crazy. You can use online, you know, you can use the Internet to sell stuff

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and have this

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big audience.

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Because

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for me, I was on the road about 200 days a year

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pouring concrete. And if it was rain and we didn’t work, it was,

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you know, bad weather to call. And now we had to

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do a whole bunch of extra work, all these different things that that man, if I could

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build something online,

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my income would be a lot more scalable without having to go through all the problems.

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And so I started listening to that, and that’s kind of what

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took me into the

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online world.

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That’s awesome. So, Matt,

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welcome to the show and thanks for sharing part of your story. And it’s kind of

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interesting. We’re like

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doing the concrete bit

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and then you’re like on Rainy days, you’re like, Yeah,

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you know, and then you find something online.

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You’re like, Oh, this is open all day long, 24/7, 365. And so it kind of,

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yeah, eye opening. And so

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let’s get right into it. I love conversion rate.

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I think it’s one of the top

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KPIs for e-commerce. I think it should be one of the top KPIs for most businesses, but

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what are some of the top ways

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that what are some of the most effective strategies for improving ecommerce conversion rates that you know

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So it’s going to sound funny, but I’m going to tell

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tell you it’s a paradigm shift because all of us and probably the majority of people that we’re talking to our e-commerce store owners

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or an online business owner

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in, we always look at our website as how can we make.

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Like, what do I have to do to make Marcel’s?

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And that’s not

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what the customer comes to your site

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thinking.

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How do I go find a site to spend money on?

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They they actually come to your site

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and say,

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I have a problem. I’m looking to solve that or I have a need and I’m looking to find,

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you know, a way to fill that need.

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And if you can go to your site

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as a customer

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and think like, oh, what are they, what are they looking to solve or what are they looking to buy?

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How easy is it to do that?

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And what you’ll find is that little shift

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will show all kinds of things on your website

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that aren’t working

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or that are confusing

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or that are slowing down the process for them to get to what they want to find.

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I really, really like that. And so

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let’s say like, let’s break down

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to that point.

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What what would be some tips and tricks to, let’s say

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we sold water bottles,

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I don’t even know what brand this is, but we sell water bottles. We have a website. We have

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three different types of water bottles,

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several sizes and colors.

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What would be something like on the home page or the landing page that you would recommend

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like a high level design on?

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Like what you said when someone hit your site, they have a problem, they’re looking to solve their problem. And so how do you how do you help them do that?

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the other thing that I would say is each page has a particular purpose.

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And so a lot of times like when you’re talking about your home page, your home page is not designed to sell.

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Your home page is designed to

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build trust,

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then give them easy navigation to what they’re looking for.

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So if you have if you have a water bottle, say that you have, I don’t know,

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30 colors or 20 colors

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and

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four or five different designs

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when they come there, that’s like paradox of choice.

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So they can go, Oh, I want a pink one

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and or they come to the home page.

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Oh, I like, you know, I’m a bigger water bottle or I want to travel

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size or whatever.

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Kind of break it down into categories

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and get them under the category page where you have filters.

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So

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once they can filter it down, now instead of having 50 choices, they have four or five.

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They can find what they’re looking for and they’ll convert much higher.

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So we know

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everything that we do is data driven.

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The two most valuable sources of traffic on your site are the people that use the search bar

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and the people that use the filters.

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Those two people can converge higher and are worth more value per session

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and anyone else that ever comes to the site.

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And so by

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tagging those two elements,

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essentially what you’re doing is you’re taking this big top of funnel area, you’re bringing it down to

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the three or four things that interest based off of them choosing

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and then they convert much higher.

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Before we get to into the weeds, on which I’m very excited about,

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can we get a working definition of conversion rate?

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There may be some listeners that are wondering what exactly are we talking about?

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Yes.

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I won’t

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contradict what you said, but I’ll challenge it a little bit. I don’t really believe that conversion rate

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optimization is the most important metric.

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I believe it’s very important.

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But how you achieve it is probably

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the caveat that I would say,

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because we can always give you a higher conversion rate, we could just lower the price of your product

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and your conversion rate would go up.

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That doesn’t necessarily help you. It might actually even hurt you.

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So the reason why we coined the term revenue optimization is because

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we really want

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to

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make profit.

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And so if your whole site

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is built in a way that

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from when they land on it until they check out, they have a good experience, that’s actually where you’re going to achieve.

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You will get a higher conversion rate

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or you could actually even offer.

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We’ve raised the price and raised conversion rates before. So we tried different things

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all the different all different ways.

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Very nice.

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So what metrics

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should you be focused? So you had mentioned revenue.

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When you’re looking at your conversion rate and you’re trying to move the needle,

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what are you focused on

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nowadays? Because of the costs of traffic,

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your average order value is really important.

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And then knowing how long

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you can actually spend money in order to acquire customers,

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knowing how many times to come back and buy a second, third, fourth time.

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So I would say average order value,

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repeat customer rate.

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and then probably third would be our conversion.

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And one last question

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You had mentioned

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testing,

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and that’s something that

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so on Amazon, they have it’s called the AB testing program, which is great. So for instance, if you’re testing your main image,

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it’ll swap it out multiple times a day

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when that is not present.

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How are you performing those tests?

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We use Google Optimizer

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and then

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we’re also building our own solution because Optimizer is about to go away.

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But Optimizer right now, as of right now, it

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puts all that information into Google Analytics.

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And we used that with tag manager

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extensively. So that’s what we use

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do our tests.

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So just to pick up off

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kind of that AB testing and optimizing

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so some

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have you guys I guess G-4 or Google Analytics for has been

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just we just kind of switched over. They kind of deprecated the old one and moved to the new one now.

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And so

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some of the stuff in there I’ve looked at and some of it looks really cool with the funnels and it’s way more,

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you know, it’s user friendly now where you can kind of look at the entire shopping experience.

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Are you guys using those tools as well and do you recommend

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someone that’s not

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deep into optimization on their site

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to even scratch the surface on that and just take a look at the metrics there?

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Yeah. So I would certainly say that if you’re not

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using data, then you’re just guessing.

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And

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the other thing that I would say is we do this all day, every day.

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We have about 30 people on our team

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and we run tests and are constantly trying to optimize

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and

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I would say probably have half or more of our tests fail,

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like it either gives no left or it’s worse.

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And that’s us doing this every day. So a regular store owner, if they’re not using data,

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they’re really not

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going to ever know if

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they change a couple of things, if it’s helping or hurting, whatever.

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They’re just going to be

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on this loop of

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not understanding. And so the data, yeah, you have to use it.

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What I would say would be a really good thing to do is

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to set up a report that gets like emailed to you once a week from Google

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and it can have like your average site speed on your most landed on pages.

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So just checking your home

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page, which is what a lot of people do, they go, Oh,

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want to check my sites and they put in their home page URL.

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That’s the site speed for your home page. That’s not the site’s feed for your site.

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And so every page has it. So just

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find out like, what are your hero products?

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So it might be four or five URLs you plug doesn’t

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have it. Email you once a week.

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the landing page speed is,

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another one would be

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average revenue per user

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which they’ll give you are

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repeat customers and first time buyers.

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And so once you start looking at those, you’ll see trends

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is my page, is my site getting slower or all of a sudden this one page dropped.

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Now you can go look at it and find out what’s going on much quicker.

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Otherwise you might just go, Yeah, conversions down. But we have no reason. We don’t know why because everything looks good.

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The problem is

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a browser could do an update, so it might be Chrome on an android device

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is where your your market is and for some reason that’s not displaying

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good.

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When the new update came out

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and you would never know that if you’re not tracking

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know your higher landing pages.

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I really like that. And

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just to dig a little bit deeper on that one now is are those reports

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like inside of G4 or you’re target like page speed insights or how do you create those reports like for your hero pages?

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Yeah, you can create animations idea for and then Google will actually send your email you good to have it sent to you every day, every week.

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My theory is if you’re at a center every day

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after a few days that you didn’t look at it, you’ll get in the habit of not looking at it.

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If you send it to yourself once a week, that’s a more sustainable to take a look and go, okay, I’ll spend that 5 minutes and do it.

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I would much rather have someone

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looking at it once a week or even once a month,

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then getting it every day and then asset and becoming none of that email not looking anymore. And

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otherwise, all that work that you set up for nothing.

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I like that. I’m

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I was taking notes.

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I’m going to set up some of those reports for for our hero pages.

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one follow up on the kind of the AB testing. And so

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this is something that David and I and I and our team we had recently ran a huge test

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I would say was we changed up variations. So we have a we have a brand that sells

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products that are in multiple designs like,

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say, like 40 different designs.

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what we felt like, Hey, how can we get more sales? Let’s let’s try to test

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splitting this up into

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maybe eight designs here of like bestsellers, maybe eight here that are on clearance and kind of like split it up until like five different test groups.

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we ran those.

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none of that, all of the data was where our sales were down between 30 and 50% across the board. And so we reverted, we backed out.

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So you and your team do a lot tons of testing with clients. So

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what is your like usually your minimal

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testing period and when do you say,

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let’s pull the plug and revert back

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period?

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Yeah. So it’s a minimum of seven days because you can get a lot of false positives or even false negatives

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in the first few days. Like you might go, Oh, wow, this test

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killing it. And then

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by the end of the seven days it evens out. So

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seven days at least

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gives you a good, good list.

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the statistical significance,

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honestly, most websites don’t get enough

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for statistical significance.

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And so their tests have to run

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quite a bit longer.

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you can use what’s called design of experiments, which is a mathematical formula to help

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make predictive.

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probably more complicated than the majority of people would want to try to do.

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yeah, I would say seven days minimum.

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continuing that conversation about the test that we ran.

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What we did was

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we ran it for about two weeks

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so we had say we started the test on the first and ran it

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for the first two weeks.

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What we did was we did a

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look back,

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so we said, okay, two weeks prior

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and then

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two weeks post and we compared those two groups.

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was always in the back of my mind was

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time period bias. So for instance, if that two weeks was included, Black Friday,

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it may appear to be performing way better.

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and also there’s a lot of different moving parts.

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So for instance, maybe you go out of stock

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if it’s paid traffic, that can change by the day.

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They could send you a bunch of,

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you know, they could be

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testing their top a funnel too,

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or you could have bot traffic, you could have a whole. But so

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what you did is not actually a B test.

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And a B test is where

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you would send half of them to this

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layout and half to this layout.

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What I would think

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you could do

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if I was trying to if I was trying to think do this myself,

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there’s something called Paradox of choice.

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the lower your conversion is. And if you think about it,

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they’ll come and they go, Oh, I like this one.

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I like that one too.

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And I

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kind of I don’t know if I like this one.

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I have three. My boss just walked up. I got to close the tab or up.

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came.

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you almost have this click that

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where the more things that you give them to click on are, the more choices to make,

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the longer it takes.

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then they go. Others come back when I have more time.

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And so what I would do is

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not just

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separate the 40 that you have, 40 designs that you have.

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I would look at the 40 designs that you have and find out which

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four of them

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made

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50% of the sales, 60% of the sales.

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And I would find a way to put that in a category.

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doing it that way, I think that you’re going to increase your sales for sure

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because people don’t want to be the first one to try something out and they know that

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this one has a bunch of reviewers or this category has

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the best sellers,

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etc.

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You can create that

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process and there had

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not having to be the first one to buy it.

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On the paradox of choice have you found a sweet spot for number of variations?

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Yeah, less than five. Five or less.

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So and

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just to give you how we did that, so we have a couple of very large partners stores that are

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print on demand

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so they can give them literally almost unlimited choices.

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And we’ve seen as many as 14 or 15

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when they first came to us. And I will tell you,

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five or less will convert

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multiples more. So you could have 14 different choices and collars.

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drop it down to three or four and you’ll more than double your conversion rate.

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It’s just insane. People think more is better,

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more is not better.

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And that has never proven to be better for us ever.

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Okay, that’s that’s really, really helpful.

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Yeah. So, Matt, if a listener is

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listening to the show

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and they’re like, they’ve never ran any test of the Shopify store,

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a lot of a lot of our listeners sell on Amazon, Walmart and they also probably have a Shopify store. So

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they are, they have Shopify store, They’re doing, you know,

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5000, 10,000 a month

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and they’ve never

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ran any split, any any testing on it at all with testing Abbey whatever converted, nothing for conversion rate.

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What would be the top

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first thing to focus on for that.

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I would say

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clarity trumps persuasion. So

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what I mean by that is

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you want to look at your site and say, would Homer Simpson understand

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the navigation?

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Would Homer Simpson

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understand this product description?

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But Homer Simpson understood. And the text on the button,

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those types of things.

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People don’t realize that most of them,

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they’re answering their own customer service in the beginning to.

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And so every question they get, they think that’s a problem

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and they all

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put the answer on the website.

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Well, now what they’ve done is they’ve really made their site

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navigable for the 20% of people that have the problems and

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excluded the 80% of the people that had no problem.

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And so what they’ve really done is

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now all the sudden for somebody to find what they want, they have to go down this

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huge list of stuff

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just to get to where they’re going. And a lot of times that’s not necessary.

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The biggest lifts we ever get in conversion and

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nine out of ten times

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for the first three or four months we work on a site is actually finding what’s on the site and removing it that nobody’s using.

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basically simple is better.

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Yes,

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100%.

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I like it

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So

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that’s simple. So if you’re listening, it’s very simple. Just go and make your site simple and solve their problem when they hit the homepage, direct them to where they can.

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You know, all the products you have, direct them to exactly where how to solve that problem.

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I would say for sure the very best things that a new start can do is make sure that search

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really understood, where it’s at,

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that little search icon is not actually

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good enough.

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So they should put the word search under it, just like under the hamburger icon. They should put menu,

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because

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if you think about it before I call it, only about 10% of

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sales were done online

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during COVID.

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It got as high as 33%. And now that we’re back to normal,

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it’s about 27%.

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people don’t realize that

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online shopping

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is still actually

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we’re in the early stages of it.

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People are just

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getting online all the time and figuring this out.

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And so all the things that we take for granted that we understand

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they don’t.

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And so that’s what I mean by does Homer Simpson know at this little circle with the dash on, it means

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does he know what these three lines mean?

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No. So just put words there. If it says menu,

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how hard is that to understand? Oh, that’s the menu.

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Yeah. Oh, that’s the search.

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And by just adding those little things, you’ll be shocked at what it’ll do to your conversion rate.

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That’s incredible. I just want to follow back on that.

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one example is we were had we had a meeting

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in our company a few weeks ago and I was like, yes, you know,

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click the hamburger menu and go down to do that.

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And the person was like,

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No,

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I’m like, I just took for granted from having an I.T. background that a hamburger menu is two, three lines.

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But you’re right. Like,

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if I wanted to ask my parents or some of my siblings who do not have an I.T. back, they’re not going to get a hamburger menu. As. And so putting that menu there

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sounds

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complicated.

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You know, it sounds like why should we have to do that? But you’re right. How would Homer Simpson be able to know what a hamburger menu is? Probably not. So I like it.

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One one last question here. And I love statistics and probably people listening to this are wondering

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what is a good conversion rate? And so I’ll preface that with

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a lot of our listeners still on Amazon.

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And so were anything,

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ten or below, we troubleshoot anything 20 or higher.

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We are happy,

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but

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eCommerce stores, Shopify, WordPress, whatever,

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different story. So can you maybe give a high level

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of what is a good conversion rate?

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And if you’re below this, because I know it depends on product type, it depends a lot of stuff, but what is an average

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industry specific for e-commerce?

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And if it’s below a certain point you should troubleshoot. And if it’s if it’s higher, then you should be happy.

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Yeah, that’s again, that’s a loaded question for sure.

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I would say

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it depends on your average order value.

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So if you have an average order value of

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50 bucks,

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you probably can convert, you know, five, 6%

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average ecommerce about 2%.

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So most people don’t,

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but most people obviously haven’t went through and simplified their site and cleaned it up and

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understand all the principles that we’re talking about here.

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So I would say

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I mean, let me just

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give another caveat.

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People go to Amazon to buy.

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They’re not going on like they know, hey, I need this. They go on

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and it’s basically they’re selecting a choice of which product they’re going to get to buy.

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They’re not going on there to

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like cost compare and all that other stuff. They go there to buy.

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who they trust,

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who they like.

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Amazon has taken care of all of that for them. So they’re not doing that in that environment.

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So back to the

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back to the conversion.

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If you get up to about $100, then I would say,

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you know, 4% is really good.

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3%.

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Anything below that,

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you know, that you can improve that

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fairly significantly.

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average order value, I would say that you should be converting

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should be converting at 3% would be really good

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to the two and a half would be

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okay.

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yeah, excellent answer. In your right, it was definitely a loaded question,

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but you navigated it well.

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Yeah, I think I

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would. I would I would love people to recognize is that traffic

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not their problem.

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if your average ecommerce

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store

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converts around 2%.

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Most people are like, okay, how do I get more traffic?

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My thought processes there was 98 people

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that came to your site there, there typed it in

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or clicked on an ad and came there and laughed.

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If you get two more of those, you doubled your business.

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So

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why not do that first become a lot more profitable

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and then you can go buy more media than your competitors can and you win.

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Most people

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ignore the fact that

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if they spent more time

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fixing the site

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first

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and buying traffic second,

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they would be able to buy a lot more traffic and definitely a lot more than their competitors.

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I totally agree.

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And customer acquisition is usually is usually how you you beat your competitors anyway. And so if you can improve conversion rate,

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your customer acquisition gets easier. And so

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last question

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and you mentioned it a little bit, Matt

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Trust.

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And so you had mentioned,

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you know, Amazon has taken all that

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away.

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You don’t have to worry about it. When they go to Amazon, they’re there, they’re there to buy and they know I can trust Amazon.

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what can you do on a on your own ecommerce store

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to get customers to trust you? What are a couple of ways.

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So one is certainly reviews. Amazon has pioneered that whole system of reviews.

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We always encourage people.

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One of our best practices is

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to make your your review stars

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the Amazon yellow,

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because in your mind you automatically borrow their social proof of like all these are reviews stars. This is

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I feel comfortable

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when you try to make it blend in with the color and the theme.

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It doesn’t stand out as like, Oh, this is

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like Amazon, which is what you really do want it to, to seem like.

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The other thing

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that I was I meant to mention earlier

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when we were talking about different practices.

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I don’t make your button colors match your theme colors.

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they make their button purple.

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Well, the problem with that is

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you want to always you want

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the button to be the next most valuable action that they perform, like they’re on your product page.

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You want them to hit the add to cart

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If they’re on the car, you want them to hit the proceed to checkout

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and so on.

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And so

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always make the button color different and everything else on the page

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because then it always stands out. So when I’m on the home page

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and I go to my category and I get my filter and then I go there,

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all those buttons should all be of the same color, but not match anything else on the site.

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And that kind of leads them through

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without them

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figuring out what to do.

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I like that. Is there a specific color that

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gets a higher

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click

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the only thing that I can tell you that

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we’ve tested and it doesn’t work well is red,

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red online typically signifies there’s an error or stop.

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so we tend to default a green because green just means go.

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most people’s

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theme colors aren’t green.

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I really like that. I really like that. And I like that it’s tested in and

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delivered to our listeners. So thank you for that.

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one thing that

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as I think about this,

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one thing that would be helpful is

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maybe some examples of companies that do this really well.

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For instance, like when I’m communicating with our graphics department,

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I always like to point them in the direction of

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Lululemon in dollar Shaped

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I really like those websites and from a graphic standpoint, they do an excellent job.

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And so do you have any

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examples of

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large

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brands that

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do a really good job here?

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I can I can give you an example of a product that we really like, and we worked with them,

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we work with them, and they do a really good job as ants and

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it’s

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literally my favorite belt I’ve ever worn.

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They do a phenomenal job. They have a lifetime warranty.

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It’s just a great product. And

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he continues to work on

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clarifying and making the site better, better and better. And it

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it uses all of the

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best practices that we talk about.

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Very nice And that was Anson Belt.

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Yep And so and the outcome

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awesome

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on that.

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So actually that is the perfect example for my next question

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on things that require an intermediate step like measuring,

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for instance, like

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is this belt going to fit me?

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Oh, I need to get up for my computer, I need to go get a cloth tape, which I don’t have

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because no one sews these days

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and measure measure my waist.

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what’s the best way to address that? Where where there’s an intermediate step that would require like measuring or something like that?

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the good thing is that belt doesn’t require measuring because you actually trim it. Once you get it

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it’s actually really cool. So when you go to the home page,

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will be

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a couple little caveats right underneath the hero image.

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And what they say is see how.

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And so what we did is we take a poll of all their customers

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and ask them what was

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what was

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a friction point or what was one thing that almost kept you from buying.

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And when we got all those answers and we tabulated,

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we ended up going and

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answering those

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on that home page, like one size fits all that confused a lot of people.

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How can one size fits all?

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While it’s because when you trim it and you put it into the buckle,

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it’s a ratchet belt. And so it has

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every quarter inch. It’s micro adjustable, so there’s no holes in it.

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So it’s always the right size.

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people then, you know, without me explaining that, how do you do that on a website while we put a little

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see how

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they click it, a little window comes up and he plays a video showing how you trim it and

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size fits one size fits all.

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And he does that with

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multiple different things.

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So essentially what you have to do, again, go back to that Homer Simpson,

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you understand what you’re describing

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as the seller.

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Go go to your page and look at it as a buyer

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and be like, okay, am I going to actually understand this or is it going to confuse me?

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I always say that the reason

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someone types in your site,

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they come to it

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and then they don’t buy is they either one don’t trust you or two, they have an unanswered question.

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And the problem is most people

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are raising questions in their customers mind

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without answering them.

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And so when they do that,

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the person then goes, Oh, I need to find out more information before I can make a purchase

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instead of leading them through the sale.

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You know, if you’re trying to say

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quick add to card on the home page,

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let me ask you a question like and you see it all the time, even on big sites.

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Do you have enough information on that product to make

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a buying decision

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when it’s a quick ad on the home page?

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Unless you’re a returning visitor, which is only it should only be about

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30% of your customers,

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then know

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if you’re buying in traffic,

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you know, 30% returning is good because you’re always sending new people there.

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But if

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a lot of those things like people don’t understand,

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you’re when you say quick add to cart,

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that’s

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seller, a store owner trying to get someone to make a buy that’s not

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a customer going,

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Oh, I want to make this decision with no information. Yeah, I’ll do that.

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I like that.

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My lesson last question here is

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mobile.

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Lot of people are shopping on mobile

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it seems like when we’re laying out websites, we’re often

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looking at it from the perspective of

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desktop user. And so

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are there any special considerations or things

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they’re pro tips that you have on optimizing

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a website for both mobile and desktop?

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Yeah, the

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the one we already talked about is labeling everything.

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So on mobile, you have

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obviously a lot less real estate. And I could tell you

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the metric that we use

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is

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desktop will convert twice as high as your mobile.

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So if your mobile is converting at 3%, your desktop should convert at 6% or something’s broken with that.

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And tablet is the same as desktop.

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So not

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mobile and tablet, it’s mobile, which is a phone,

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and then desktop and tablets and desktop and tablet will convert twice as high.

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using those metrics, you can see if one is underperforming or

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are not performing well or not.

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As far as

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traffic,

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I would say if you don’t have

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an entire team to help you with that,

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I would almost

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I would certainly neglect

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desktop first,

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because 80% of your traffic nowadays is mobile.

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When we first started this ten years ago,

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it was 80% was desktop, 20% was mobile.

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And now it is literally almost exactly flat. In fact,

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I would say that

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tends to be about 83%, 84% mobile now

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instead of 8020. But

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so for sure,

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that’s where you need to focus if you have an entire team, then then you can

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kind of take what’s working on mobile and figure out a way to do it on desktop.

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But you have so much more real estate on desktop to work with.

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You don’t to worry nearly as much about things being perfect.

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it’s kind of an amazing stat. And what you mentioned earlier, Matt was

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like,

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there’s so much left,

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there’s so much growth left

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in e-commerce penetration. It feels like we’re in like inning two or three.

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Yeah, And so we have

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yeah, we’re like, we’re in a good space, right? And so

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yeah, 80% of sales you’re seeing coming from mobile, that’s, that’s pretty incredible. So it’s like

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with what we’re,

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we’re kind of sharing with our team is designed for mobile and just make sure desktop works. And so just like what you just said and so

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like that.

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So

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moving on a little bit of a deeper question here

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can you define customer segmentation

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and then can you

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share with the audience like

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is this something you would

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recommend doing in only if you had

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paid media organic traffic?

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Can you dive into that a little bit?

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Yeah. So

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it depends on how much data you have

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typically, the brands that we that we’re working on personally have a lot of data and then in our membership,

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those are the smaller stores that are

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benefiting from what we need to grow.

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The, the more data you have, the better. I would segment

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your data by

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how many times someone has bought from you.

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So people have bought five or more people about four or more, three or more.

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Each one of those is it is a different level of

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fan

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and so you can treat them differently and you can

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ask the people that have bought from you five or more times

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great questions

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that will help you

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make your site work better.

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One of the

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actually, I’m going to give you a little nugget

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and then I’ll go back to this.

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I would tell you that one of the smartest things that we’ve ever done is put a little survey on the thank you paid

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that asks the question,

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what is one thing that almost made you not by

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And what happens is all the people that just spent money with you

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will answer Oh wow, this or oh, well, that, right?

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This wasn’t clear.

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And when you do that,

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they are telling you what to go work on on their website in order to make more sales.

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And some of our largest wins on the majority of our sites

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come from the answers there, because those are your buyers

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they’re telling you what was hard for them to understand or what was

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a friction point.

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So now going back to

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how you segment,

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you can ask them questions and you can treat them differently. One of the things that I notice is,

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oh, we’ll give our first time buyers 10% off

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to me.

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I think in my head, if I’m a customer and I come back

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and I see that

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I’ve already bought from you, why are you not giving me 10% off?

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you’re willing to give that to a stranger, but not someone I’m coming back to buy again?

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So they

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were doing things different or finding a better way to offer

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discounts.

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I would much rather give the discount to the person that’s five or more times

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than the first time buyer.

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you could say,

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free shipping

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on your first purchase.

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Then you haven’t devalued the cost of your product,

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but you given them an incentive

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that doesn’t say,

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Hey, we’re just going to mark mark down our profit because we have it and it’s already baked in there for us to do that.

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So there’s a lot of different things that you can do.

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during that segmentation, I would actually treat

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each level of customer

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better than the previous one, or I’d give them more options to do business with Deal.

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I really like that

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in-house. We do. I think it’s five or more purchases. We segment into a VIP club

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and we and we treat them different. We give them different coupons and stuff.

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bet if you look and see what the customer is from that VIP club

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rank as far as like what percentage of your income

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from the entire site,

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it’s so astronomically bigger than your first time users

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the mentality that people have.

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Yes, you always need to be putting new ones in there,

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not at the expense of the people that continue to come back and buy from you.

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treat those people really good.

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That’s your highest profit margin,

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your first time customers.

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Most time you’re breaking even on a

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yeah. Especially if you’re if you’re driving, you know, if you’re paid paid media and so

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cost of customer acquisition.

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And so keeping those lifetime customers, you know, you’re just increasing the lifetime value.

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you know, one thing that you mention is what something we’re not doing. I was feverishly writing down here.

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We’re not doing that on the Thank you page, which we’re going to be doing that soon. And then also on our VIP emails, we’re not asking them questions which those they have.

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The most experience on our site checking out and shopping. So

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when you create a form and send it out to the VIPs,

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what could we do? What can we do better

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and get that operation because they have the most experience purchasing, right?

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Yeah. And

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think about

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the referral that someone who’s bought from you four times, five times

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already

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compared to someone that

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you know, first time on your site or second time on their site.

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So having some sort of incentive

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for your superfans to tell other people about it

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is a great idea, and they’ll love to do it because they’re already comfortable.

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So they get social

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capital with their friends because they included

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a brand that they know like and trust and they told their friends about it.

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Awesome.

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as we’ve gone through this interview, Matthew, I’m starting to think of you as

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a website doctor,

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I’m going to make an analogy here.

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If you were to ask a pediatrician, like

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if you draw a pie chart of what people come in for,

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they’d probably say, okay, strep throat, The flu in a physical for school

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makes up 80%

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of why people come to see me.

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And so I think you’ve a really cool perspective in that you’re looking at

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you have a lot of patients, meaning

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you have a lot of websites that you’re looking at. So

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what would be those top three,

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four

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issues? When people come to you, you’re like, this is this is what’s wrong?

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Yeah,

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I think

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like I said, first off,

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going to it from the

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would say simplicity.

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So for sure,

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if you have

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a form that takes 30 pages to fill it out,

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you know, when you get there, how happy are you going to be by the time you see the doctor? You know, it’s just

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pain in the butt.

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And so if your site is a pain in the butt to work with or to

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find what they’re looking for,

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that’s that’s going to be an issue.

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So I think navigation is

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key.

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The second thing that really helps boost conversions

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is high quality pictures.

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So if they can

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see what they’re buying and it looks like a very good quality picture, they’re going to

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automatically trust and insinuate,

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okay, this is good quality.

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If if you have fuzzy pictures or

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you have way too many.

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So I go to a lot of sites where I see they have like

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30 thumbnails or 20 thumbnails

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and people think again, more is better.

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Actually what you’re doing is you’re hurting because they’re clicking on all these different thumbnails

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to think, Oh, what am I missing?

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what have I not seen? Why do I need to see so many?

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So have your product,

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maybe have a lifestyle shot of it,

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and then maybe some technical

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technical things about it that

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are unique value propositions?

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So between those

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that gives you the ability to one,

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it looks high quality to easy navigation.

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And

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probably

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the third one

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would be functionality like it’s amazing how many sites we go to

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and

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you hover over in the menu and also it covers up half the site or you

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click zoom and it’s like showing you the right shoulder.

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And when you try to move it around, like

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you can never get to the center where you’re trying to look

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and so a lot of times

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people,

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they’re looking at their site on desktop and it works great.

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But if they would go look at it on mobile, they would realize it’s horrendous.

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And so that’s the other thing.

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Stop checking your website on the desktop and start looking at it on your phone.

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got one. One last question. I know we could probably talk about this for a long time, but I definitely want to be respectful of your time. That and so

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last question

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that I have

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and this is in terms of like, I guess just your experience with working with clients, have you seen and this is also a loaded question,

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have you seen

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a better

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platforms?

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So people always say like,

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you know what platforms like So we have Wix, Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, all of these platforms that you can, you can have your e-commerce ecommerce store on.

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Is there one that you recommend that you’ve worked with so many clients that maybe one one platform stands out that

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that just crushes it? Or is it’s easy to,

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you know, bring up conversion rates?

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What is your thoughts on that?

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Yeah, it’s it’s definitely Shopify. They’ve become the ¬£800 gorilla in the space. So

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we switch over a lot of large clients that were on like BigCommerce or WooCommerce

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and when we get them migrated on to Shopify

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even with

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identical say it will sell convert better

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the only

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reason why I could make that

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because essentially we have to make a hypothesis is why is that happen.

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It’s the same site.

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What’s going on?

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Well maybe it’s

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so many people have already purchased

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with the

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standard navigation of

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know add to cart proceed to checkout,

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enter your information and

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then you’re shipping and

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then complete the sale

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they’re

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comfortable with that process.

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And so when you have a different

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platform

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that’s customizable or different,

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they now have to think through the steps.

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And every time that you make them think

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that’s an access point, that’s a place where there’s friction.

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And so

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prototypical does matter.

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your menu navigation should be in the center and it should be moneymaking links,

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not

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about us. And, you know, all these other things that people put out their home button,

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you know,

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those things are all distracting.

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People know if they click on the logo, they’re going to go to the home.

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Having another home button.

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You’re literally giving rid of getting rid of some of your most valuable real estate,

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should be moneymaking links.

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And so

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Shopify has done a really good job of making things very simple,

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and

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their new 2.0 themes are great.

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Yeah, I would just say for sure if you’re getting started, Shopify is a great place to start.

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I like I do have one quick follow up question on that one.

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organic traffic, we focus a lot on organic traffic and we drive content and we drive social media all to our WordPress site and WordPress seems to work

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better with Google Analytics and ranking.

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And so

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in your experience of

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migrating clients from WordPress to Shopify,

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what happens to organic ranking and traffic?

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Organic traffic?

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Yeah, we’re word we have a quite a credit team,

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so we make sure that all the redirects are correct and doing that

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that is

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there is a certain amount that you will,

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it’ll drop off for a little bit and then come back.

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So yeah, you have to know that ahead of time and we let them know

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or you can just use

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your WordPress traffic and then direct them to your store.

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All right. For you to fire around, can you tell us a little bit more about build, grow, scale and what type of clients you like to work with?

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Yeah, so we actually have two parts of our business. One is

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where we partner with you and do all of the data,

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the split testing, the developer work, etc. and make the site grow and scale.

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You know, that’s really

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what those two metrics stand for.

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And then we have a membership that you can join that’s

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monthly

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and what you do in that group, it’s a Shopify store owners,

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the majority of them are Shopify store owners.

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We teach them what we’re doing

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and what’s working right now. So

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we’re using

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the principles and tactics that were

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finding on the larger brands and then sharing that

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in in the group of store owners that kind of,

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know, they really can’t have us.

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five guys on their team and spend the money to do that.

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And so

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a lot of times those store owners grow up

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and become our partners later on down the road.

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Unknown
awesome. I like how you have a split between, you know, it’s kind of something for everyone, so

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Unknown
that’s great.

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Unknown
Okay. Matthew, are you ready for the fire around?

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Unknown
Sure.

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Unknown
What is your favorite book?

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Unknown
Probably The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.

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Unknown
excellent.

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Unknown
What are your hobbies?

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I like. I like to cycle.

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I definitely

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bear a lot of my life. I was into skydiving about 500 skydives

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Unknown
and motorcycles.

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Unknown
Okay.

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Unknown
A thrill seeker. That’s awesome.

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Unknown
Yeah.

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Unknown
Yeah.

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Unknown
What is one thing that you do not miss about working for the man?

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someone else telling me when I can take a vacation or not.

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Unknown
That’s a great one.

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Unknown
Last question. What do you think sets apart successful

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e-commerce entrepreneurs from those who give up, fail or never get started?

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Unknown
Discipline.

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Unknown
I would like in that to staying in shape and exercising.

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There’s a lot of days that I don’t feel like doing it,

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and if you do it anyways, those are the days that matter the most.

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And so the ones that I see that succeed

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have discipline

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and they follow that discipline rather than their failings,

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because

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we never say, Hey,

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Unknown
you know, do this and you’re going to make a million bucks

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because there’s a lot of to do this that you have to do.

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Unknown
And so you just have to have the daily discipline to do it.

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Unknown
And that’s what’s going to make it successful over time.

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Unknown
Excellent advice,

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Unknown
Yeah. And if people are interested in working with Bill Grow

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Unknown
scale,

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what would be the best way to get in contact?

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Bill GROSS gmail.com.

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Or they can email me at MAD at Bill GROSS, Qualcomm.

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Unknown
Awesome. And we will post links to both of those in the show notes.

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Unknown
Matthew, want to thank you for being a guest on the Firing Me

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Unknown
podcast and looking forward to staying in touch.

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Unknown
Yeah, sounds good. Thanks, guys.

Use Your Job To Quit Your Job: A Proven Blueprint To Forming Your Best Entrepreneur Ideas And Starting Your Business.
  • Lang, Jake (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 174 Pages - 12/20/2022 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)