How PickFu Helped a First-time Author Reach #1 on Amazon

Business consultant Sean Rosensteel was in the midst of writing his first book when the media first began to buzz about the COVID-19 crisis. With the threat of an economic downturn on the horizon, many of Sean’s consulting clients began canceling or delaying engagements. This newfound free time meant that Sean could focus on finishing his book about living a life with intention.

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Which One Won? When it comes to dog book covers, the more puppies, the merrier

Even if you’re not much of a dog person, you pretty much can’t resist smiling when you see a puppy. Just try to glare at one. I dare you.

(It’s impossible.)

But if you are a dog person and you’ve just brought home a cuddly new ball of fur, exactly what version of puppy sweetness do you love the most?

One author recently took to PickFu to ask 50 Amazon Prime members their opinion of three dog book covers about keeping puppies happy and healthy in their first year of life.

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Which One Won? Romance book cover ideas

There’s nothing like walking through the Romance section of your local bookstore. Bared abs and breathy-looking women abound. If you’re brave enough to pluck a book from the shelf, you spend the entire time at the cashier’s desk hoping no one judges your reading choices.

But what if nudity isn’t the only thing that can sell a romance novel? One publisher tested this question in a recent PickFu poll. She posted two romance book cover ideas and asked an all-female audience, “Which book cover do you like better?”

Option A shows a fully dressed man in a suit. A stubbled chin turns to the side; the top buttons of his shirt are open.

In Option B, we get standard Romance-cover fare: a full set of ripply abs and pecs.

Can you guess which one won?

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The Best E-commerce Tools: 19 Software Solutions to Consider

What are e-commerce tools? Software that helps you run your business online. E-commerce has grown so much as shoppers want the convenience of having products delivered to them. If you’re thinking of running an e-commerce store, there’s a lot to learn.

Many aspects go into running a business, especially an e-commerce store. This includes where to host your store, A/B testing, and how to get feedback, just to name a few.

To help, we’ve narrowed down some of the best e-commerce tools for you to investigate and choose from.

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Which One Won? Spicing up product infographic design

At PickFu, we’re always talking about the importance of Amazon product photos. A consistent tip we’ve observed over the years: shoppers want to see every component that’s included with the purchase. Your product infographic design can be an attractive visual way to convey this information.

In this PickFu poll, a seller asked 50 Amazon Prime members which image they’d be most likely to click on. Each product infographic design showed six magnetic spice containers, a chalk pen, and labels, but only one option (Option B) showed the product packaging.

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Choosing the best cat products

When pet owners pick out accessories for their furry friends, they tend to be picky. It makes sense; a dog or cat takes up a lot of space in your home and life, and you want their bed, toys, and dishes to look decent among the general décor. This also creates an opportunity for online sellers. The most effective way to know what the best cat products to sell are is to ask cat owners.

One e-commerce seller of scratching beds for cats took three different versions of it to PickFu. By asking 50 cat owners which product they like best, the seller can purchase inventory with confidence that the choice will be popular.

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Top Tips to Write a Better Amazon Title

You could have the shiniest, most useful product in the universe, but if you don’t take special care to write a strong Amazon title, you won’t get all the sales your product deserves.

An Amazon title comprises several things. First, the product name, which is typically a brandable, memorable marketing tool.

Think the eminently recognizable brand name “Instant Pot” versus a keyword like “electric pressure cooker,” for instance.

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Which One Won? Writing headlines for the web

How do you find the right way to market and present your product for sale? What is the most important value proposition you can offer customers? Writing headlines for the web is one of the most difficult exercises an online business undertakes — but also one of the most essential.

Customers react to words and phrases in ways you might not expect. That’s why it’s critical to do market research, just like in this PickFu poll.

An online telemedicine pharmacy retailer wants to see which headline resonates with 50 women. Each woman in the respondent pool has children, is between the ages of 35 and 74, and self-identifies as a wine drinker.

Option A reads, “Hair skin and eyelash solutions without going to a doctor’s office.

Option B reads, “Hair skin and eylash [sic] solutions online and delivered to your door.”

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Food product packaging design

The smallest change can make a huge difference to your conversion rates: the font in your logo, the brand colors you choose, even the arrangement of words in your Amazon product description. Product packaging is an essential brand asset, and perhaps even more important for food products. After all, we eat with our eyes first.

In this recent PickFu poll, an online seller puts their food product packaging design to the test with 50 Amazon Prime members who are avid home cooks.

Can you guess which one won?

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How to Improve Your Amazon Product Description: Best Tips and Tricks

Imagine this: a customer browses Amazon, looking for the perfect handheld latte frothing stick. Options abound, many of them with excellent reviews, and she’s having a hard time deciding which one to buy.

So she reads the Amazon product descriptions for several of her top choices. Some are just chunks of text, replete with run-on sentences and typos.

This makes her wonder if the company is high-quality. Will it really be able to deliver a lasting product if they can’t take the time to craft a sharp description?

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