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Welcome back to our 2-part series on our favourite ultra-modern plugins that can bring your website into 2020! Whether you’re looking for some futuristic features or functionality, we’ve laid out our remaining 3 recommendations in this post.
If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to check out part 1 of this series first!
Without further ado, check out our final 3 recommendations below!
#4: Social Proof – Give your website’s users the confidence to purchase with social proof.
This is one you’ve likely seen yourself while browsing an online store. Social proof refers to on-site notifications which display a variety of compelling information to visitors, such as anonymous sales data, while they’re browsing. For WordPress, Social Proof – Skyrocket Conversions & Growth is the be-all and end-all plugin to do the job.
This plugin offers over 10 types of notifications, which when displayed to your visitors, can make your website feel busy and active, as well as far more interactive. Notification types include informational (such as notifying the visitor of a sale), a live counter of how many active visitors are on the website at any given moment, an email subscription sign up box, a cookie usage warning, a recent sale notification (including the name of the item that was sold and in which suburb/area the buyer was from), a scoring or emoji-based feedback form, a random review, a YouTube video, social share buttons, and finally, a sales counter for how many of a particular item in your store sold in a certain amount of time.
A combination of these notifications can be used to improve user trust, ensuring your visitors get the impression that your website represents a busy and active website with many other customers.
Interestingly enough, you can even purchase an extended licence for this plugin, which then includes a built-in sales platform, allowing you to resell the plugin to others for an extra income stream.
#5: Complianz – Protect your business with the ultimate plugin for regional compliance laws.
If you build websites for clients in the European Union, the United Kingdom or the United States of America, you should be taking careful note of the website compliance requirements for these regions. All 3 of these regions have specific rules that most websites must follow, from data protection and privacy, to accessibility for impaired users.
Complianz is an excellent, well-regarded plugin that has been designed to cover compliance requirements for all of these regions, making sure your website follows all of the relevant legal requirements of GDPR, DSGVO, ePrivacy, CCPA, COPPA and more.
#6: Giveaways and Contests by RafflePress – Drum up new sales leads with an interactive giveaway management plugin.
This plugin is a little different compared to the others on this list, but it still deserves a place due to its fantastic lead generation capabilities.
Everybody likes a good giveaway. Giveaways can be an incredibly economical way to create new sales leads. By giving away one product or service, you may entice many of the entrants to simply skip the wait and pay for your offering instead. You can also use giveaways to collect email subscribers, which in turn can lead to sales down the track.
For people to enter a giveaway however, they need to feel like:
- Their data is being handled professionally and securely.
- The giveaway is fair, with the winner chosen without bias or interference.
- The prize is worthwhile.
While #3 on the list will be up to you to decide, Giveaways and Contests by RafflePress can help you to hit #1 and #2 on the head. Giveaways and Contests by RafflePress offers a full set of tools to allow you to run professional, fair and secure giveaways, while also taking the majority of the management/administrative tasks off your shoulders. By having an active giveaway on your website at any given time, you’ll be presenting an enticing offer for any visitors dropping by. While entrants may not buy anything right away, by collecting their email addresses for your giveaway, you could eventually win a sale down the track with a good marketing email schedule in place.
And that’s a wrap! We hope you’ve found a few interesting plugins in this guide that would suit your website’s purposes. Did we miss any that you think deserve a place? Let us know!
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