This is a unique surprise offer from Wine Chateau in that it pops up after adding an item to the shopping cart. Unlike most sites that just focus on getting someone...View More to add an item to their cart, Wine Chateau introduces a 5% offer with countdown timer to essentially "close the deal" once a visitor is already likely to buy. Also, it's likely to increase buyer satisfaction since the buyer is already fine spending full price on it.
Timed Checkout Incentive from Wine Chateau Swiped in June 2015
Introducing a discount upon adding an item to the shopping cart will work best for ecommerce sites with a lot of offerings. The more options, the more likely a visitor will divert their attention & in turn, abandon their shopping cart.
If you have one offer with no competing actions on the page, the follow through is more likely to happen. However, the surprise offer can still be great to potentially increase buyer satisfaction.
If a visitor already added an item to their cart, never ask for an email address or any lesser action. Your focus should be on closing the sale, not drawing attention away from it.
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