7 Best practices for CTA

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🔘 Get out there - CTA best practices

🔥 Basket size is a slam dunk metric for E-commerce

🛍 Product of the week

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What are things that catch your attention? 🤔Isn’t it something that is out there and is stable yet calling for you? That’s exactly what CTA’s are for. The CTA is your instruction to your reader after you have made the case for your brand. This will often be the first thing they see and the last thing they remember, so it has to be strong, unique, and compelling.😌

Here are a few best practices to make your CTA stand out


What is the point of a CTA if it is laying around in some corner of the page?🤷🏻‍♀️ It needs to be visible enough and positioned properly so that it does not take more than a second to find the CTA button and click on it. 🧐

For example, The CTA “add to cart” must be next to the product picture and not near the reviews(obviously) so that the customer is tempted to click on it and add the item to the cart. 🛒


With more and more people visiting your sites from mobile devices, a large and easy-to-read CTA is imperative. Someone glancing at the CTA for half a second should easily be able to read and parse your text. 👩‍🏫

That being said, make sure you also don’t go too far in the other direction. There is a difference between the text and is gigantic. 🤭CTA text that is far larger than the text around it can come off as obnoxious or demanding. Readers may find it juvenile and it might even throw them off.(we don't want that right🤷🏻‍♀️)


Do you find yourself going with the same rectangle every time you create a CTA button? Try changing shapes to see if it changes your results🔺🔴. While the most popular shapes for CTA buttons are rounded or squared-off rectangles, scalloped edges, ovals, and other shapes can also be effective. (guilty here🥲)

You can also play with effects and even subtle animations to see if these draw results. Try an animated version, for instance, that changes color every so often, or one that gives a small shake after a few seconds. 🎨

You might be wondering “what is the point of these different shapes?”.🧐Well, these minor effects are more than enough for your customer to spot them and catch their attention. 😌


Okay here's the thing with CTA’s it needs to be ridiculously short but should convey the message(yeah sounds blah🙄). Too many words can mess with your design, leaving you with text that is too small or a button that is too large. It can also dull the impact you would like your CTA to have.😮

To stay on the safe side, write CTAs that are between two and five words long. Try rearranging and eliminating words until you have distilled your message down to its essence.

Keep in mind, it’s a phrase, not a sentence 🥲


What’s the point of a CTA if it does not get the customer to act immediately? Creating a sense of urgency is not difficult. Using words like “now” “hurry” or “today” leaves the customer with no choice but to hit that button. 😣

However, you can also create urgency by intimating future events. For instance, an “early bird offer” gives the customer the idea that they’re about to save some bucks more than the other folks and tempts them to press the button. 🤭


We put a lot of pressure on those two to five little words. The good news is they don’t have to do all of the heavy lifting. 🏋️‍♀️ Adding some supporting bonus text nearby can help increase its impact and help you convince your prospect to take the plunge.

Bonus details like “30 days free” or “no credit card needed” can give people the push they need. You can also use the space right above or below your CTA button to add elements like testimonials, data points on others’ experiences, and other information that can help convince your prospect. 🤩

But also remember, Not every CTA button needs the extra help; many can stand on their own. However, the additional push can help improve your conversions in some cases. Work with different wording to see what works best. 😌


On a landing page, less is more. White space is the space that’s not occupied by any other element. In design terms, your white space is what’s located between columns, text, buttons, and other page elements. Instead of thinking of it as “negative space,” think of it as an active element for an effective page. 😮‍💨

White space around a CTA button can help draw users’ attention to it and make them more likely to click. Play with different amounts of padding above and below the button.

See if it’s more effective when there are sidebars or other elements compared to when your CTA button is the only element in that area of text. By finding which ways are most effective, you can create cleaner, more cohesive pages with better results.🤩🔺

With CTA’s, you can never be perfect but you can do better each time. There is room for improvement in every CTA of yours. Bear in that the purpose of a CTA is to indulge the customer into taking an action within seconds (yeah, seconds😮). Keep it bright, keep it tight and the ball will be in your court. 😉



People prefer convenience over price these days. Especially throughout the pandemic, the smallest of things are available online and people prefer to shop them that way 📲. In 2022, global online retail sales are set to reach $5 trillion as collective purchasing habits become ever more reliant on the ease and convenience of digital shopping.🛒

Even grocery shopping—long a mainstay of brick-and-mortar establishments—is moving more and more online as consumer expectations for value and convenience grow.

Many people who prefer online grocery shopping do not wait to restock the supplies weekly or monthly as everything is just one click away. 😙

So, the question here is whether despite such few orders, will the online grocery business remain profitable.

Let's see!


Basket size can help retailers understand which items are frequently bought together, the impact of seasons and holidays on shopping habits, and so much more.🛒 Ultimately, these metrics help e-commerce sellers offer the right products to the right shoppers at the right time.⏰

In addition, in this age of instant EVERYTHING, expectations for instant delivery are only growing📈. But, large fulfillment centers are rarely located close enough to customers to meet these growing demands, meaning that on-demand deliveries are restricted to a limited number of items. Thus, basket size itself is inherently limited.

And, together with the rise in micro-purchases, the resultant costs of fulfillment and delivery frequently outweigh the value of the acquisition.💸🤑

The solution: making every effort to grow basket size.


When it comes to increasing average basket size, personalization is key 🔑. The reason is simple: Personalization drives engagement, long-term engagement builds loyalty, and loyal customers drive business.

By using data collected from shoppers, online grocers can create a more personalized and targeted shopping experience for each customer.

For example, by looking at any customer’s order history, retailers can tailor marketing campaigns to resonate during specific times of the year🧠. The more individualized a retailer’s marketing efforts, the more likely customers will be to find (and purchase) the items they truly need.

Let’s take an instance: if retailers know that a given customer buys diapers once a month, and they bought diapers last week, the personalized offers for the following two weeks might include baby formula or toys instead. 👶🍼


As e-commerce continues to grow, online grocers must make average basket size growth a key strategic goal for their digital transformation. Retailers that use personalized data to best understand and serve their customers will go a long way to bulking up their final purchases.💸

In short, basket size is the slam dunk for sustainable and profitable e-grocery.⛹️‍♀️


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