Adding a little urgency to your offers can have a positive impact on conversion rates and sales. The countdown timer is one of Attrac’s powerful features to create urgency & scarcity. Recently, we’ve added new advanced options to make it more powerful. Even you can do magic if you combine this with our scheduling feature.
Below are the new 3 types of countdown timers you can set up on Attrac for your bars:
1. Countdown to a specific time/date:
This is the most popular and easiest way to set up countdown timers. Just select a date and time from a calendar and the timer will countdown to that specific date and time. For example, you want to announce a Black Friday offer that will end at midnight. So select the end date and time to be on Friday at midnight, the countdown timer will do the math and start the countdown once you activate the bar/banner.
2- Duration countdown timer:
This type allows you to set up a countdown timer for a duration without being related to a specific time and date. The duration countdown starts once the bar/banner is activated. This type includes the option to auto-repeat the countdown timer after the end of the countdown. Another useful option for this type is the ability to show a separate countdown timer for each new visitor (browser session).
3- Countdown timer that runs daily for a specific period:
This type is suitable if you want to show a countdown timer for a specific period every day. For example, you offer a discount every day from 10:00 PM to midnight, this type would be suitable in this case. Imagine what you can do if you combine this option with the scheduling feature, you can choose which days of the week to show the bar/banner on, in our previous example, you can choose to show the offer on weekdays only.
The scheduling feature controls when to activate, show or hide the bar/banner. Here are two cases in which the scheduling feature would come in handy:
1-For the duration countdown timer, the countdown will start once the scheduled bar/banner is activated. For example, you schedule the bar/banner to show on a specific date at 10:00 AM, then the duration countdown will start at 10:00 AM on the selected date.
2- For countdown timers that run daily, the scheduling feature offers the option to show it on specific days instead of showing it daily.
Enough of the talk. Go ahead and start your first experiment with our new countdown timer features and see the results for yourself.