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How to Build a Successful Sales Funnel in WooCommerce

Brody Hall
By Brody Hall
Joel Taylor
Edited by Joel Taylor

Published December 22, 2021.

A visual representation of how a sales funnel works on a board

Sales funnels are one of the most successful marketing tools today, but a high-performing sales funnel isn’t always easy to set up. Thankfully, with a bit of know-how and some help from a WooCommerce sales funnel plugin, you’ll soon be creating funnels that will take your business’ profits to the next level.

In this blog, we'll explain the importance of a sales funnel, how a WordPress funnel builder or plugin can help you, and detail how you can create a sales funnel with WooCommerce.

What Is WooCommerce?

WooCommerce is one of the most popular WordPress plugins available. One of the biggest reasons for its popularity is the ease with which anyone can set up an e-commerce website or online store. Thanks to this ease of use, merchants can sell anything from digital downloads to physical products.

Aside from its ease of setup, WooCommerce is also very popular as there are currently over 6,000 available plugins that merchants can use to boost their online store’s features and functionalities. WooCommerce plugins allow online store owners to do things as simple as integrating conversion rate optimized buttons to their product pages or as complex as running in-depth e-commerce analyses or SEO audits.

What Is a Sales Funnel?

A sales funnel, also known as a marketing funnel, is a concept that leads potential customers through the decision-making process towards purchasing items or services on your store. The various stages of the sales funnel look like this:

  1. Awareness The process begins by catching a prospect's awareness and is normally attained through some form of promotion, marketing, or advocacy.
  2. Interest Next, the potential customer is actively looking for a product or service that can solve their problem. Usually, this involves research and product or service comparisons on their part.
  3. Decision This stage involves the customer landing on a decision. For you to capture them at this stage of the sales funnel, your product or service must appear to be the best choice for them.
  4. Action In the last stage, the prospect makes the purchase. Your job here is to make sure that their experience of purchasing from your store is as easy and hassle-free as possible. That way, they leave with a good first impression and will be more likely to do business with you again in the future.

One of the best ways to capture the attention of your prospective customers when they land on your website is with a comprehensive and optimized landing page. A landing page is basically the home page of your online store, the first impression of your business to a new customer. As such, make sure it is informative, attention-grabbing, and easy to navigate.

How to Create Your Own Sales Funnel With WooCommerce

Absolutely anybody can build a sales funnel in WordPress. And the best news is that you don't need to be a programmer or website developer.

One of the easiest ways to create high-converting sales funnels with WooCommerce is to employ the help of sales funnel builders or a plugin like WooFunnels or CartFlows. These WooCommerce plugins specialize in creating funnels and make boosting WooCommerce sales far easier.

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to get you started:

  1. Install WooCommerce If you haven’t already, install the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress.
  2. Add products Choose which products you’d like to stock in your store and add them.
  3. Integrate a sales funnel plugin Choose one of the sales funnel plugins listed above, or any others if you feel that they would suit your goals better.
  4. Create a landing page Using your new plugin, create a landing page for your storefront that is targeted to capture your prospects in the interest phase.
  5. Create a checkout page Use the plugin to create a checkout page.
  6. Add an upsell page Why not also add another layer to your checkout funnels in the form of an upsell page? That way, you can encourage your customers to make that little extra purchase that compliments their final decision.

Optimizing Sales Funnels

Once you have enough traffic, you can optimize your sales funnel. First, focus on A/B testing your sales pages. This means creating different versions of your sales page and testing each one over similar time periods to see which brings in the most customers and converts more.

Making Your Sales Funnel Work for You

To increase the efficiency of your sales funnel in WooCommerce, you should always test new ideas, incentivize customer reviews and testimonials, offer discounts and promotions to increase sales, and create and add informative and engaging content to your website. That way, you have a greater chance of increasing your organic traffic and directing your customers through your newly created sales funnels.