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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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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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Choosing Inventory that Sells

Chris Gronkowski runs Everything Decorated, an online shop for personalized gifts. “Choosing inventory to offer is the hard part,” he says. “We are a small family-owned business, so we have to make the right choices with inventory and colors or it really affects our cash flow and also our storage space. We have our own manufacturers for almost all of our products, and lead times are usually 3-4 months, so we have to be on top of our ordering or we will be stuck without product for months at a time.”

This dilemma is a familiar one in the e-commerce space. So what’s a store owner to do?

Read these tips from successful business owners on choosing inventory that sells.

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Which One Won? Product packaging that sells

When you put in the effort and money to create nice product packaging, why not show it off in your main e-commerce image?

This week, we’ll look at how an item in a classy, high-quality box can attract buyers much better than the item on its own. In a recent PickFu poll, an Amazon seller conducted a split test on 50 members of the general population, asking them to choose between two product photos for a leather keychain.

Option A shows the keychain on a wood backdrop. Option B shows the keychain inside a gift box, resting on the same backdrop.

Can you guess which one won?

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How to Find an E-commerce Consultant

Thanks to Nicole Terborg of Awesome Dynamic for contributing this guest post on finding an e-commerce consultant.

E-commerce consultants are experts in the world of online marketing, often specializing in specific tools or platforms. They have the skillset and knowledge to help you thrive in an ever-changing digital world.

Hiring a reliable, professional e-commerce consultant is one of the best things you can do for your online business. Anyone who has ever sold online, through Amazon, eBay, their own website or another e-commerce platform knows that the internet is a competitive, fast-paced environment; one that is tricky for most businesses to navigate on their own. 

That being said, there are some important considerations as you think about how to work with a trusted e-commerce consultant.

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