9 Tips for Effective Shopify Landing Pages

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If you have a Shopify store, you know that customers can land on product pages or landing pages after minimal interaction with your brand. This means that every interaction should count – and that there's no one-size-fits-all landing page that will optimize your storefront. That said, you can still build out a great customer journey and increase conversions with focused, targeted landing page principles. Here are nine tips to improve your Shopify landing pages for increased conversions.

1. Know Your Audience

Understanding your customers' motivations, desires, and frustrations is crucial. 

Tailor your landing pages to resonate with their expectations and address their problems and goals. Start by understanding and segmenting your customers so that you can appeal to what they are looking for.

2. Choose a Specific Purpose

Avoid catch-all landing pages or directing paid advertising traffic to your homepage. Every landing page should serve a specific purpose, whether it’s the page you use for a specific Instagram ad or customer segment. 

Pages to consider:

  • Product Pages: Emphasize your brand’s value proposition(s), tell the product’s story, and spotlight ways the product can fix a customer’s problem.
  • Collection Pages: Create engaging browsing experiences that guide customers through related products, showcasing your brand's variety.
  • Product Bundles: Offer curated bundles with discounts or exclusives that complement each other.
  • Sales and Promotions: Address categorization from another angle and curate products that go well together, sweetened with discounts or exclusive offers.
  • Seasonal Pages: Capture the spirit of the season for organic search optimization and reuse these pages annually.
  • Other Pages: Consider lead generation, 'coming soon,' and collaboration pages based on your niche and goals.

3. Lead with Solutions, Not Features

Craft headlines that emphasize benefits and communicate value, rather than just listing product features. Highlight how your product can improve customers' lives or solve their problems.

4. Update Designs and Visuals

Make sure your Shopify theme aligns with your audience's expectations and conveys your brand's value propositions. Consider hiring experts and use visuals that resonate with your offerings and messages.

5. Don't Overwhelm Customers

Curate landing pages to focus on one or two use cases to avoid overwhelming visitors. Keep your landing pages decluttered to improve conversion rates.

6. Write Short

Answer potential customer questions and clarify the value your product or page provides. If your landing page is for paid ads or email campaigns, SEO may not be a priority, but consider adding canonical tags.

7. Reduce Load Time

Follow these steps to optimize your page’s load time to improve your SEO, while decreasing bounce rates from all marketing channels.

8. Prioritize CTAs and Include Reviews

Prominently place calls-to-action (CTAs) and use contrasting colors. Customer testimonials and reviews can boost your landing page with social proof, increasing trust and conversions.

9. Make Changes Based on Customer Behavior

Heatmaps and scrollmaps are the best way to see deeply into your customers’ behavior. With enough detailed data, you can see exactly how people interact with your landing pages and test variations to increase successful actions. 

Some Shopify apps have free plans that you can test out, such as Lucky Orange, Retter, and Datafly.

Beyond Landing Page Optimization

Optimizing Shopify landing pages is a multifaceted process that demands a deep understanding of your audience, a clear sense of purpose, and a focus on customer solutions over features. 

By implementing the strategies and tips outlined here, you can create effective landing pages that enhance the customer journey and boost conversions. Remember, every click, every visit, and every interaction matters on your Shopify store.

About Claire Grant

Claire Grant is a Content Marketer at OpenStore, a team of specialists that work with Shopify entrepreneurs and operate the largest number of Shopify stores in the world.