What is a product sale countdown timer?
A product sale countdown timer is a timer on your eCommerce store that is counting down to the end of a specific sale. It is shown on the product page for products that are currently on sale.
Summer holiday sales
After the rush of the winter holidays things tend to slow down in the eCommerce world. While shoppers tend to save money for holidays and other expenses, businesses tend to not make as much money. This is the perfect time to introduce a summer sale. You could set up a Canada Day sale, a July 4th sale, or even just a general percentage off for the summer. This can help you clear out some older inventory, bring in new stock and gain some new customers over the summer months.
How to add a product sale coutdown timer
When you are on your dashboard you’ll want to click on the ‘+ Pre-Built Skill’ button. This will open a box that shows you all of the possible skills you can add to your eCommerce site. Search for the skill by typing ‘timer’ or scroll until you find the one called “Show Product Sale Countdown Timer’.
How to edit and customize the holiday countdown timer
Now comes the fun part-customizing your holiday countdown timer to look and act the way you want it to! The skill is divided into 4 tabs including what to show, where to show it, when to show it, and the why tab for A/B testing.
What to show
Where to show
This tab lets you decide where to show the content in your Shopify pages. You can choose the page or pages for the timer to appear on. By default this will be on ‘product view pages’.
The ‘Location on page” selector allows you to choose where the timer will appear. You can use the drop-down to choose for them to appear: right after, right before, beginning of, end of, or replace a certain section on your site. You can select the URL to appear, but by default it’ll take your site URL. Clicking this button will show a pop-up explaining how to use the selector.
You’re also able to add filters to your skill. This allows you to show the skill to only those who have come from a referral URL for example, or those with a certain URL param.
When to show
This tab lets you decide when to show your countdown timer. You can set specific triggers and conditions here. This is great if you only want the timer to show on certain products (maybe only those in a specific collection are on sale) or to only customers from a certain country.
Why (A/B testing)
This tab lets you decide if you want to A/B test your Shopify testimonial notifications. It’ll allow you to enable or disable testing and also determine the percentage split of who to show the content to. The default is a 50/50 split, meaning 50% of the time customers see the testimonials, and the other 50% do not see the testimonials. This data can be used to compare to each other and determine whether the skill is helping you out.
By default, this skill is turned off. You can enable it yourself and also find out more about A/B Testing through this article.