I love audio books. They make being stuck in traffic bearable. Lengthy road trips pass more quickly, not to mention workouts at the gym. So, I was delighted last week when Wiley let me know that the audio rights for Brainfluence had been sold. I was careful not to get TOO excited, as Portuguese and Spanish rights for the book have been sold but, as far as I know, the actual books haven’t appeared. So, I was REALLY surprised when a few hours after learning of the rights sale a reader told me he had just downloaded the audiobook version of Brainfluence! […]
Does grouping products together into a single-price bundle increase the perception of value? Most of us would answer “yes,” but surprising new research shows there is at least one condition where such grouping can actually reduce the apparent value. In fact, the bundle may be seen as worth not just less than the sum of its parts, but less than the individual product! […]
The way you display a price has a surprising effect on how consumers gauge the magnitude of the price. It's important to read the price aloud as a consumer might, as more syllables in the price make it seem higher.
Long before the Mad Men era, advertising experts knew that certain words get the attention of readers and spur them to action. One word has made just about every top ten list, and new research from Kantar Media shows this word remains as powerful in the online world as it was in print. The study surveyed at a large number of online shoppers (2500+) to determine what would motivate them to place an order.
Here’s the list of factors that motivated buyers: […]
Book Review: Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives by Dean Buonomano
Ask catalog or Internet retailers what a return cost them, and they will likely be able to cite some very specific numbers reflecting shipping costs, processing labor, damaged packaging, and so on. But it turns out there’s a specific value that customers apply to returns, or, more accurately, the OPTION of returning a product. That value varies by the type of product, the product price, and other factors. […]