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Do you want to add a live sales notification to WordPress?
Sales notifications are an excellent form of social proof that can help you increase your sales by up to 15%. Yet, many business owners are unaware of this powerful tool and how to use it on their websites to boost conversion rates.
This article will teach you how to create a live sales notification on your WordPress site.
Before we start, let’s look at sales notifications and why adding them to WordPress can help your business.
A sales notification is a small popup on your website’s front end that appears whenever shoppers purchase a product or service. Using a recent sales popup is a great way to improve your business credibility and persuade potential customers to go through with their purchase.
Notification popups use the fear of missing out (FOMO) to encourage users to take action.
When users browse your website or WooCommerce store and see other people making a purchase, it immediately improves how they see your brand. They’re then left wondering what benefits those buyers get from buying those selected products and how they could be missing out.
As a marketing tool, FOMO is super-effective. Just check out these FOMO statistics to learn why:
Even better, custom notifications boost sales on eCommerce websites by up to 15%.
Now that you know why sales notifications are an excellent tool for driving more leads and sales let’s look at how to create them on your WordPress or WooCommerce site.
The easiest way to create a sales notification message in WordPress is with TrustPulse. TrustPulse makes it easy to leverage the power of social proof with recent sales notification popups.
With real-time event tracking, you can show a live sales feed of any action on your website, including:
Plus, TrustPulse’s On-Fire notifications can show how many people have taken action in a given time.
The app is easy to use, includes flexible design options, and provides detailed analytics to see which of your website or online store pages perform best.
Best of all, TrustPulse works with any website, including WordPress, Shopify, and more. It also offers integrations for page builders like Elementor, SeedProd, and popular WooCommerce plugins.
Bottom line: TrustPulse is an excellent choice as a WooCommerce live sales notification plugin.
So if you want to create a live sales notification in WordPress, here’s how to do it with TrustPulse.
For this tutorial, we’ll use the paid version of TrustPulse. However, the steps to add order notifications to your WordPress website are pretty much the same.
So, click here to get started with TrustPusle, then click the Get TrustPulse Now button.
You can choose a TrustPulse plan that best suits your business needs on the product page.
Afterward, you can fill out your account details and click the Get Started Now with TrustPulse button.
Now enter your payment information and click the Pay button.
Great work! You’ve signed up for TrustPulse successfully. Now it’s time to create a live sales notification in WordPress.
After signing up for TrustPulse, it will ask you to enter your website’s name and domain name. You can use any name you like, but you’ll need to use your actual URL for the domain name.
When you’ve filled in your website details, click the Save Site button.
On the next page, TrustPulse will tell you that you haven’t created any campaigns yet. To create a new campaign, click on the green Create Campaign button in the top-right corner.
This will take you to the campaign creation page, which has several templates. In the first section, you can give your new campaign a name. You can call it whatever you like, but we’d suggest choosing a name relevant to what you need it for, such as “coupon notifications” or “checkout page notifications.”
Next, scroll down the page to select your campaign type. To show notifications, you’ll need to ensure that the Recent Activity campaign type is selected.
You can then go ahead and click the Next Step button.
TrustPulse offers a variety of customization options to change your notifications look. The app will also show a live preview of your notification popup as you make changes.
It’s easy to adjust the following settings with just a few clicks:
It’s also possible to show the Advanced Settings section to change your popup’s background color, text color, drop shadow, border, CSS, and more. This makes it easy to match your live sales notification to your website’s branding.
When you’re happy with your customizations, click the Next Step button.
To display your notifications correctly, you need to let TrustPulse capture your website activity so that it can show it to visitors.
On the next page, you can select 2 different configurations for TrustPulse to capture activity on your website, which includes:
For this tutorial, we’ll use the AutoMagic option because it’s easy to use for beginners, so go ahead and select that option.
After, choose which activity you want TrustPulse to track by clicking the dropdown menu.
You can track activity from:
These options provide plenty of flexibility. You could pick the Exact URLs option to show activity on your checkout page, giveaway landing page, and upsells. Or you can keep things simple and choose the Any Page option.
After selecting your preferred option, click the Next Step button.
On the next page, you can set rules which dictate when your notifications show on your website.
First, choose where you want to display your notifications from the dropdown menu.
You can display your live sales notifications on:
After, you can adjust the notification settings, which include:
The default settings are a great place to start, or you can choose your own. When you’re happy with your changes, click Next Step.
The final step is to publish your sales notifications in WordPress.
There are 2 ways you can do this: manually adding the TrustPulse embed shortcode to your website or using the TrustPulse live sales notification plugin.
The easiest option is to use the TrustPulse plugin. To do this, navigate to Plugins » Add New from your WordPress admin area and type TrustPulse into the search box.
Then click Install Now to install it instantly.
After, click the Activate button to activate TrustPulse on your website.
This will take you to the TrustPulse dashboard, where you can either sign up for an account or connect your existing account. Since we’ve already created an account with TrustPulse, click the Connect Your Existing Account button.
TrustPulse will automatically detect your settings and give you the option to view your campaigns. Clicking the View My Campaigns button shows you the campaign we created earlier.
So go ahead and edit this campaign and click the Publish tab. You should now see a message saying that your campaign is now active.
To see a preview of how your notifications look on your website, click the View a Sample Campaign link.
Remember to click Save to preserve all your settings.
We hope this article has helped you learn how to create a live sales notification in WordPress. Now you can use the power of FOMO to drive more leads and sales for your business. You also won’t ever have to use fake sales notifications again.
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