Countdown Timer for websites are more engaging one in the festive seasons.
What is the reason?
The reason is Countdown timer creates an urgency to the visitors , so there will be more chances for product sale.
CountDownTimer is actually a good FOMO to visitor.
Otherwise he/she can’t buy the product when the deal ends because of high price.
If a product is good & comes with discount, who wants to miss that offer. Definitely, I don’t do that.
Even in real life countdown timer plays important role.
Top 3 countdown timers used in real life:
If you are new to this topic,read below.
What is a countdown timer ?
Countdown timers are animated clocks that count down time(i.e. backward counting ), frequently until the end of a sale.And it use animated GIF files to work out how much time is left on the clock.
So , Countdown Timer is also one of the powerful marketing method.
Countdown Timer also works out for Landing Pages too with right software.
Consider Udemy website.Check below animated gif image.
If you are a new user to udemy you can get course at heavy discount.Also note that , if you wish you can close that timer.
Especially in ecommerce websites the role of ecommerce websites is inevitable.
When we have to use Countdowntimer?
- When a visitor is inactive in the website
- When people leaves the website.
- In Email Marketing
- In Cart Abondment.
- Important offer days like Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
Ok , let we see how to create Countdown timer for website?
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For my convenience i am choosing floating bar as my campaign type.
I am going to use basic template for this campaign.
Give a name to campaign. Select your website Next click Start building.
Click blocks I am choosing single column block and placing at top of the template’s column. Note that whole template is placed at bottom.
Drag & Drop Countdown Timer from Element Block to the Empty Column in the Layout.
I have selected static type and now selecting end date and end time . I have selected visitor local time as timezone & I am using remaining features as it is. Since we have used static type then by default the action will be no action while the countdown ends.
I am using simple Display rules for this campaign.Next go to display rules.Here we used one condition. The condition is if time on page is atleast 1 second & URL is any page then countdowntimer template will appear.
If you want to the perfect output for campaign Save the campaign from time to time.Next we are going to publish tab to change the status from pause to live.
Now go to your wordpress dashboard and go to the optinmonster plugin .Here refresh the campaign to retrieve this new campaign for this site.
That’s all .Check your site and see the coutdown timer is loading.
Setting up Dynamic Countdown timer in OptinMonster:
Here i am telling just the settings of dynamic type. because all other steps are almost same.In dynamic type end date and time denotes about the remaining days and time available. For demo purpose I am choosing 15 seconds.
Next goto Action tab and choose restart countdown as end action.
Now when you load the website ,the countdown starts and when it ends to 00:00:00 , again the countdown starts from 15 seconds.
That’s all Friends.Hope you like the article.Also visit my youtube channel youtube.com/softorwebapp for how to set countdown timer in wordpress websites as a video tutorial.