Which One Won? Designing a book cover about postpartum depression

Designing a book cover about a subject like postpartum depression can be tricky. You want to convey the seriousness of the disorder while also inviting readers to open the book.

One author used PickFu to create a round-robin tournament with three head-to-head matches to choose the perfect cover for her book about coping with postpartum depression. She tested exclusively from a female audience.

Option A’s cover is in black and white with an image of a woman in the middle. But instead of the woman’s upper body and head, you see a cloud of gray.

Option B’s cover, a soft purple, takes a slightly lighter approach: it features an upside-down pacifier in the center.

Option C resembles the cover of a young adult novel with large font reminiscent of handwriting.

Can you guess which one won?

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How to Improve Your E-commerce Photos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s especially true when it comes to e-commerce photos. The first thing your potential customers will look at in your products listings are the photos you’ve included.

Before a customer purchases your product, they want to know what it looks like. Beyond that, they want to get a sense of the product’s size, what it will feel like, and how it will fit into their life. Since your customers are shopping online, they obviously can’t experience the product in real life first. Your product photography must answer all those questions for your customers, convincing them that this is the right item for them.

Here are ten tips for improving your e-commerce photos and creating more sales.

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Which One Won? How to stage product photos

This week on Which One Won?, we’ll look at how to stage product photos and how adding color can provoke a strong response from an audience.

An Amazon seller created a PickFu poll to split test two images of a scratch-off map set with 50 Amazon Prime members.

In Option A, the map is black and gold and each part of the set is laid out in its own space. In Option B, the map is blue and gold and the elements overlap in a staged scene.

Can you guess which one won?

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Why Choosing the Best Fonts Has a Huge Impact on Your Brand

Thanks to Rodney Laws of Ecommerce Platforms for this guest post on choosing the best fonts for your brand.

Typography is so easily overlooked, yet it subtly affects everything around it. The best fonts and typography choices ripple out, significantly affecting how consumers view your brand. What message is conveyed? Does the brand stay in memory? Ultimately, typography influences people to choose your brand or avoid it.

Even if it seems like the bottom of your priority list, never be casual about the fonts you choose. If you choose wisely, you only need to do it once.

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Which One Won? A modern logo for a nightclub

Certain businesses and industries naturally have a particular vibe, such as a floral shop being pretty or the construction industry being rugged. When creating logos and branding for your business, it’s important to match the feel customers expect. In this PickFu poll, the entrepreneurs behind a nightclub tested out two designs for a modern logo. Both options have the same color palette and feature the business name Levels Nightclub

However, each modern logo design features different fonts and spacing. Option A uses a rounded, bubbly font for the word Levels, while Option B uses a sharper, edgier font. These seemingly small differences give each logo a different look.  

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What Is E-commerce Optimization and Why Does It Matter?

When online shoppers land on your product page, they decide within seconds whether to browse or close the tab. How can you make sure they don’t slip away? Aside from having a quality product, you need to focus on e-commerce optimization.

E-commerce optimization is the process by which you critically examine all aspects of your website’s product listings, then experiment with changes that could boost sales and affect other key performance indicators (KPIs). To keep track of how these changes affect your e-commerce site, you’ll want to conduct A/B testing. Also known as split testing, this process enables you to compare two versions of a website to track which one performs best.

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Which One Won? Testing memoir titles

The best memoirs aren’t vague self-help style books—they’re pieces of literature that take the reader into the memoirist’s unique experience. Memoir titles should reflect that unique experience.

One author created a PickFu poll that asked respondents which title would compel them to purchase the book. The two options had the same memoir title (Dream Take Flight) but a different subtitle.

Option A reads, “Dream Take Flight: One Woman’s Odyssey in a Homebuilt Airplane.”
Option B reads, “Dream Take Flight: One Woman’s Unconventional Journey to Self-Empowerment.”

Can you guess which one won?

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One Secret to My Success in Selling on Amazon

I’ve been selling on Amazon since 2001. I’ve launched many successful private label brands and seven-figure e-commerce businesses. And I’ve shared my knowledge with others by speaking at conferences, helping clients who run their own Amazon businesses, and mentoring students. Collectively, my students sell over half a billion dollars on Amazon every year.

My goal has never been to grow the biggest business in the world. For me, selling on Amazon is about freedom: the freedom to travel to all seven continents, including almost 100 countries. The freedom to spend quality time with my wife. The freedom to be my own boss. Therefore, I look for tools that make my job easier, save me time, and pay for themselves.

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Which One Won? How to choose an appealing webinar title

Online webinars are a popular means for businesses to demonstrate their expertise and build an audience. In addition to compelling content, your webinar title must attract attendees. So how should you name your webinar? 

In this PickFu poll, an entrepreneur tested two webinar titles.   

Option A: [Webinar] Video for Business: How to make it work for me
Option B: [Webinar] Video for Business: How to get ahead 

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7 SEO Tips for Product Descriptions

Thanks to Ronald Dod of Visiture for providing this guest post about search-engine-optimized product descriptions.

Writing search engine-friendly product titles and descriptions is both an art and a science. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to get them just right. Do it one way and get penalized by the search engines, do it another and don’t gain any traction. What’s a marketer to do?

Though e-commerce search engine optimization isn’t easy, remember that the mission of writing a product description is to provide the customer with good, useful information. Getting your product descriptions right is a time-consuming task that can require a lot of tweaking, but by following these seven best practices, you can create product pages that are more useful to customers, more acceptable to search engines, and all-around stronger for achieving sales.

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