November is not only known for darkness, rain, and the time to dig out winter clothes. It also contains the biggest shopping day of the year – Black Friday on November 25th. Before that time, it’s wise to go through your needs and plan the campaigns you want to run on your website.
Maksimer is ready to guide you on how to get the most visits and, importantly, how to handle the increased traffic that the day traditionally generates.
In 2020, 51% of those who shopped used the internet to find what they wanted on Black Friday. The potential is therefore significant for capturing an even larger share of customers who still shop in physical stores.
Use Landing Pages
To achieve this, Maksimer’s Growth team offers assistance in planning marketing, creating landing pages, newsletters, and ads.
Mila Grcic, the Performance Marketing Manager at Maksimer, works to identify what works for Maksimer’s customers and shares valuable planning insights. “A landing page is crucial to have. Based on the site traffic, one can easily build remarketing lists. This makes it easy to push ads directly to the customer group that has viewed the products,” she says.
Another significant advantage of landing pages is building relationships that encourage customers to leave their email addresses in exchange for contests or special offers.
– It’s useful for sending out newsletters. They have a very high conversion rate, especially for Black Friday. They often go up by 20-30%. It’s crucial to consider, says Grcic.
Why should you use landing pages for Black Friday?
Provides full traceability and control
Mila Grcic explains that they can set up full tracking on the pages. This means they can see what customers have both viewed and clicked on. Based on this, they can create a detailed overview of where a potential transaction may have stopped or how the user behaved on the site.
– We build quite detailed reports with a summary of what has happened. Then we make recommendations on what needs to be fixed on the site and what we need to do for the next year to make it even better, says Grcic.
Is your site ready for Black Friday?
Don’t forget this before Black Friday
If you follow Mila Grcic’s tips and set up good campaigns and landing pages, you also need to consider whether the site is prepared to handle the increased traffic this can bring.
If you have prepared good campaigns that you want to see good results from, it’s disappointing if the website is slow. It diminishes the customer’s purchasing experience. Head of Operations at Maksimer, Richard Hilde, emphasizes being proactive by contacting Maksimer to conduct a stress test on your site well before this year’s Black Week and Black Friday.
– A stress test is a simulation of how your site will handle increased traffic. A special software is used to slowly simulate how the server handles more and more visitors. Eventually, we increase the volume of ‘visitors’ until the website starts to slow down. When the website starts to slow down, we identify why it’s slowing down. Then we set up a plan to fix the causes, says Hilde.
Why is it important to stress test your site before Black Friday?
Expectations for uptime and response time are high
Richard Hilde says that customers expect a simple and fast shopping experience. It’s smart to have conducted a stress test beforehand.
– If, for example, you have the best prices and a message that resonates on Black Friday, it can create unexpectedly high traffic on a site that is not scaled for this. The website will then slow down, and customers may get frustrated when the purchasing experience does not meet expectations, says Hilde before concluding:
– The only way to find out the pain threshold of a website is to stress test it.
What can happen if your site can’t handle the traffic on Black Friday?
Black Friday Tips List:
- Stress test your online store
- Create a landing page for the campaign
- Send newsletters to existing customers
- Be visible on Prisjakt.no and Prisguiden.no
- Plan well in advance
We can help you with all of this
Contact us today for campaign setup and execution of stress tests, landing pages, and integration with pricing tools.