Which One Won?


Which One Won? Food packaging design

How often have you bought food because of its packaging? Even if you weren’t doing so consciously, food packaging design plays a huge role in what we buy to eat.

As a seller, how do you know whether your design is appetizing to your audience? Should you go for eye-catching bright shades or toned-down neutrals? What font style should you use?

In this PickFu poll, Natural Heaven, makers of a veggie pasta noodle, asked 50 Amazon Prime members which image they found more appealing. Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Testing time travel covers for tween girls

For many authors, one of the most exciting parts of seeing their novels travel the road to publication is watching the creation of a book cover. In traditional publishing, the author rarely has any say in what the cover looks like. But that’s not true in self-publishing. And with PickFu, you can make sure the cover you choose for your book resonates with your target audience.

Take the case of a recent PickFu poll, in which an author tested covers for a time travel book aimed at tween girls. The poll asked a group of parents who are Christian and between the ages of 18 and 44 which fantasy book cover they prefer.

Option A shows the silhouettes of four girls striking a fierce pose.

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Which One Won? The weight of a single word

Book titles make a huge difference in sales. Imagine if Where the Wild Things Are had kept its working title and concept, Where the Wild Horses Are.

Would it have been as compelling as an island of wild, unknown, monstrous things? I think not.

It’s amazing what a difference one word in a title can make. One PickFu author recently found this out while split testing two titles for a children’s early reader book.

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Which One Won? When being clever looks like a mistake

While it’s tempting to name your book something catchy and clever, it’s not always a good idea. One author recently used PickFu to test two book titles for a book about weight loss. The two titles had just one difference, as you’ll see below.

Option A makes a play on the word loser and the phrase weight loss with “The Weight Losser: Small Everyday Changes With Big Results, Weight loss [sic] Habits and Hacks, Tips and Stories.”

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Which One Won? The importance of follow-up questions

The main image on Amazon has a huge impact on a seller’s click-through rate. Choose the wrong picture, and you risk confusing your target audience and sending them to your competition.

In this PickFu poll, a seller wanted to know which image for a phone grip is more attention-grabbing. The two images are identical with the exception of an inset showing the product’s magnetic quality (Option B).

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Lifestyle vs. product photography

Lifestyle vs. product photography — which is more important to feature? Because product photos make a huge impact on your customer’s willingness to buy what you’re selling, you want to be sure you’re making the right impression.

The best way to know is to ask. That’s exactly what this seller did to help choose between an artistically composed lifestyle photo and a pure product image without distractions.

Though both photos are stunning, which option would be most likely to prompt a purchase?

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Which One Won: What to do with an inconclusive poll

When poll results are inconclusive, it can feel like something went wrong, or like your survey wasn’t valuable. But is that the case?

In a recent poll, a science fiction author tested three potential titles for a book, asking 50 general population respondents, “Which science fiction book title is catchier?”

  • Option A: Liminal.
  • Option B: Soul Harbor
  • Option C: Impermanent Universe.

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Amazon product images

Top Amazon sellers understand that product visuals — from videos to photography to A+ content — must showcase how fantastic their products are. The only problem? You need to make sure that you’re choosing the right visuals. While all product images are important, the main image is critical because it’s what shoppers will click or ignore in their Amazon search results.

So, how do you choose the image that’s going to immediately earn the attention and trust of your target customer? It’s simple: ask them.

In this PickFu poll, a seller asks 50 Amazon Prime members which product image they prefer.

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Choosing the best mystery book covers

Will your book cover attract your intended audience? It’s hard to know if you don’t test it first.

A recent PickFu poll perfectly illustrates this point. In this poll, an author of mystery books asked 50 women, ‘Which book cover is more appealing?”

Take a look at the two mystery book covers.

Option A features a woman standing in a sexy, let’s-take-on-the-world pose. A cityscape is her backdrop, along with some alluring silvery sparkles to go with a silver-black color scheme.

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