5 Reasons Your eCommerce Site Needs a Product Recommendation Quiz

April 13, 2021

Learn how product quizzes can benefit your business.

With online shopping, people have easy access to more products in more varieties than ever before. In theory, your perfect product is always a few clicks away.

But what if you’re not exactly sure what your perfect product is?

That’s where product recommendation quizzes can help.

These product recommendation quizzes help shoppers find the right wine, toys, makeup, clothes, and skin care products.

What are product recommendation quizzes, and what makes them so great?

Increasingly popular on eCommerce websites, product recommendation quizzes ask visitors about their preferences, traits, or interests before recommending a product based on their answers.

For instance, the quiz below provides recommendations for the right wine based on a site visitor's tastes. In this quiz, visitors choose which flavors and foods appeal most to them, and the quiz's branching logic shows a wine that best fits their palate according to their responses.

This product recommendation quiz shows visitors which wine best fits their tastes.

You can also try out a live example of a pop-up product quiz here.

Product recommendation quizzes (also known as product quizzes, eCommerce quizzes, or shoppable quizzes) are a great way to help your shoppers find the item that best meets their needs. But quizzes don’t just benefit shoppers; they’re great for brands as well. 

Here are a few ways that product recommendation quizzes can help your eCommerce site.

1) Product recommendation quizzes help personalize the shopping experience.

According to Epsilon, 80% of customers expect personalized experiences. It’s up to brands to deliver on these expectations, but many personalization avenues require significant investment.

After completing the product quiz, shoppers receive a recommendation tailored to their personal preferences or needs.

While you may not have the resources for live chat or complex recommendation algorithms, a product quiz can help you personalize experiences at scale. With a drag-and-drop product quiz builder, you can quickly create a quiz that provides tailored product recommendations with ease.

2) eCommerce product quizzes can grow your email list.

When you collect a visitor’s email address, you get a direct line of communication to them. This powerful link allows you to identify, learn about, and market indefinitely to them.

But to grow your list effectively, visitors must feel that they will gain value from giving up their email address. Personalized product recommendations are a great way to grow your list by offering something in exchange.

In this quiz, shoppers receive recommendations in exchange for providing their email address.

There are several ways to grow your list with quizzes, including:

  • Giving users the option to save their results to their email address.
  • Requiring users to enter their email to see their quiz results.
  • Offering a discount for their recommended product in exchange for their email.

The highest-converting option will vary from brand to brand. For maximum conversions, A/B test your quiz forms to see which tactic performs best.

3) Preference quizzes give you important customer data.

With the depreciation of third-party data weighing on marketers everywhere, brands need first-party data to guide their marketing efforts.

But preference quizzes go one step further.

eCommerce quizzes allow brands to collect valuable zero-party data, or data that customers share with brands proactively.

As users complete your quizzes, they provide data that can be used to further personalize their experience with appropriate recommendations.

Two-thirds of marketers say gathering sufficient data is their biggest obstacle to providing personalized experiences. When 57% of customers are willing to share personal data in exchange for personalized offers or discounts, product preference quizzes are a good way to start collecting the data you need for enhanced personalization.

4) eCommerce quiz data can help prevent browse and cart abandonment.

When visitors complete a product quiz, not only do you collect their email address, you capture data about their personal preferences. You can use this data to personalize your marketing communication, including abandonment campaigns.

If shoppers add their recommended product to their cart but don’t complete their purchase, you can send personalized abandoned cart emails incentivizing them to come back. When users don’t add items to their carts, you can still trigger browse abandonment emails that invite users to return and browse the products best suited to them.

5) Shoppable product quizzes can help increase sales.

Not everyone who visits your site will complete a purchase. In fact, about 92% of all eCommerce site traffic visits a site without purchasing.

Product quizzes are particularly popular for beauty products.

But why don’t these shoppers convert?

Maybe they couldn’t find the right product. In that case, a product quiz can point them in the right direction.

Perhaps they got distracted. Now that you’ve collected their email address, you can trigger a timely personalized reminder to invite them back.

Or maybe they’re just not convinced yet. If that’s the reason, you know their preferences; you can deliver personalized discounts that may change their mind.

There are many reasons a customer might not convert. While product quizzes can’t solve for customers who are simply not interested, they can go a long way to increase sales among customers who are on the fence.

How to Create an eCommerce Quiz That Converts

A great product quiz can engage first-time visitors and win new customers. As you start to create your quiz, here are a couple things to keep in mind.

[You can also read our How to Build a Product Recommendation Quiz guide here.]

Writing Your Product Quiz

To write the questions for your quiz, you need to ask yourself a few questions first. What are the most popular product questions your customers ask? What preference data can help personalize your campaigns? If you have a strong brand voice, what questions can inject some fun into your quizzes while remaining helpful to customers?

Of course, your quiz’s questions are important, but don’t neglect the rest of your copy! Create an eye-catching title or CTA to alert visitors to your quiz and guide them to completion..

Designing Your Product Quiz

First, choose your form factor: will you use a pop-up quiz, an embedded quiz, or a full-page quiz? Then comes the creative. For the best customer experience, your quiz should match your site’s branding while showing your products in their best light.

Drag-and-drop editors like Digioh make it easy to build on-brand quizzes from a selection of templates. Just select a template, then customize it with your custom fonts, images, colors, and even your own HTML/CSS for total control of your quizzes.

Digioh's drag-and-drop quiz editor allows you to create quizzes with ease.

Q: Ready to build your first product recommendation quiz?

If the answer is yes, we can help. Digioh’s drag-and-drop form & page builder makes it easy to create on-brand product quizzes with branching logic, precise targeting, A/B testing, and seamless integrations with your entire marketing stack.

To see how you can convert more shoppers with product quizzes, browse & cart abandonment tools, post-purchase surveys, and the rest of our eCommerce conversion suite, request a tour of Digioh today!

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