How Creating A Sense of Urgency Can Help Improve Sales: Reducing/Offering Free Shipping Within A Certain Time Frame
Don’t you hate it when you’re searching for an item, find it at an amazing price, then see that shipping is going to cost you an arm and a leg? One way to increase your sales, especially over a short period of time, is to reduce your shipping cost or offer a sale period time where shipping is free. By putting a time limit on when you make free shipping available, you add a sense of urgency, encouraging customers to buy now instead of at a later date. It’s also a good way to encourage customers who may have been on the fence to make a purchase now.
For example, say you have a business that sells gardening supplies online. Reach out to your customers and let them know that you’ll offer free delivery for any supplies ordered by midnight on Sunday. If you have regular customers that place large orders with you, you may even want to reach out and call them. On your website, make sure it’s clear that you have this offer available for a limited time – it may be a pop up on your website or the first thing your customer sees.
So consider, for a limited time, offering reduced or free shipping on your products. The limited time frame creates a sense of urgency, encouraging customers to purchase now, as opposed to later, and encourages customers who may have been on the fence to make the purchase.
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