eCommerce is a booming industry and is turning out to be the next battlefield for brick & mortar retailers. Consumers are getting busier by the day and expect to find their brands online to make shopping convenient. Merchants have acknowledged this need and started their online journey using eCommerce platforms like Magento, Shopify, etc.,
Retailers are strongly competing against each other to bring visitors to their online store & convert them. Having a diverse product catalog by itself is not going to help win customers unless you are able to effectively merchandise your online store. What consumers see online, influences what they buy. The lack of data-driven product sorting at these online stores is increasing the cost of customer acquisition, as more visitors leave stores without buying. Tagalys is one of the leading products in the market for predictive online merchandising, which helps retailers automatically detect products that are trending to increase CTR & conversion rate.
Shopify Collection Pages
Collection pages are the online aisles in Shopify stores through which visitors discover and purchase a product. This channel accounts for the majority of product discovery within an online store. The remainder is shared by other channels namely Site Search and Product Recommendations. Hence Collection pages have a great potential in driving up the conversion of eCommerce stores. But over 80% of visitors will drop off after 3-page scrolls of any collection page at an online store.
Challenges with Shopify Collection Pages
Most retailers struggle to grab the visitor’s attention within the first three page scrolls to achieve conversion, as they use simple sorting mechanisms like “Sort by date”, “Sort by Position”, “Sales” etc., In Shopify, merchandising the collection pages is a time consuming and laborious task. For stores with many products, it is humanly impossible to pick the best performing products or predict if a new product is likely to sell well in the future. Also, eCommerce retailers with a small team may find it difficult to use their productive resources to manually merchandise the pages. The inability to predict which products are most likely going to perform, based on past engagement data, impacts the conversion rate of the store.
How can data-driven Product Sorting make a difference in conversion?
Online visitors are attention deprived and expect to find desired products quickly. Also, mobile visitors do not prefer to keep scrolling, due to lack of online real estate. The top 100 products displayed on any collection influence the CTR (Click-Through-Rate) and conversion rate. Hence dynamically displaying the products (old or new) that are more likely to sell has the maximum impact on conversion.
Tagalys Product Sorting – Advantages and Applications
Products in Tagalys merchandised collections are by default sorted by the trending score. This is a dynamic score and is based on the overall performance of the product and its tags across the last 30 days. This conversion-optimized dynamic sore is called the ‘T-Score’ in Tagalys. In simple words, the products are automatically sorted in an order that is more likely to sell. As over 80% of visitors click on products on the first 3 pages, T-Score sorting increases the CTR of the page as trending products are displayed on the first page. This increase in CTR & reduction in page bounce rate improves the page ranking in web search engines.
(Conversion Optimised Dynamic Sorting in Tagalys)
Leading retailers across all verticals on an average have recorded a conversion improvement of 25% upwards by using Tagalys. The Tagalys merchandised collections also attract more traffic to the store as they are dynamic in nature.
Tagalys maximizes conversion rate & gives merchants visual control of products displayed in Site Search & Category pages at their online store. To know more about Tagalys’s solutions and features, get in touch with them now.