This tutorial is one of a series created for users who have Kolakube skins installed on the Thesis framework.
If you’ve got a blog chances are you’ve got a business. So you’ve also got your own products & services to offer on your website. If this is the case, you’ll need pricing table.
Adding pricing tables to your sales page using code can be a challenging experience. One of the reasons for this is because of all the css code needed to make the tables work. The code can conflict with your parent or child themes CSS files or other plugins already installed on your site.
Regardless of whether you use css files or a plugin for creating a pricing table, chances are they’ll be some sort of problem which can cause frustration. If you do go down this track, its advisable to cross browser test your tables using multiple browsers and versions.
Here’s 2 free pricing table plugins, one of which may cause the problems i’m referring to depending on your theme and plugins.
For owners of Kolakube skins, there’s a far easier solution which avoids frustration and any conflicts because you’ll only need to use html which is automatically created from your WordPress editor.
Creating a Pricing Table
You can easily change all the colors if needed as Kolakube & Thesis provide excellent support for customization.
Lets take a look at how easy it was to create a great looking pricing table.
NO stress as the only code you need to create is html and that’s created for you by simply using the Visual editor and then copying & pasting the code from the HTML editor into your table boxes.
Creating a Pricing Table In Your Editor
Add a New Page and select the Table Lead option from the Marketers Delight module located in the bottom right sidebar of your Edit Page screen.
Create your table content in your visual editor
Copy your table content from your html editor
Paste pricing table html into your Table Lead Boxes below your editor
Example HTML Pricing Table Code
Here’s some code you can paste into your html editor and then modify using your visual editor.
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Its all super easy to replace the button url with your own PayPal or affiliate url if you own your own products.
You can also change the button color and everything easily. Didn’t i say NO CSS or PHP? Never been easier.
That was supposed to be the introduction so i guess there’s no need for a complicated tutorial!
All you need to do now is write some sales copy on your sales page outlining your features and benefits, compelling content on your blog and cornerstone content to attract links.
Need help with writing quality content?
Check out some of the best resources below which contain important information on how to setup and promote your products online.
Pricing Table Content
Here’s an excellent demo of exactly what content you need and where you need to place your sales copy on your landing page which contains your pricing table.
5 key sales copy elements which are crucial for converting your visitors into customers
- Express your guarantee
- Re-state your key benefit
- Include a testimonial
- Strong call to action
- Restate your risk reversal (money back guarantee or return policy)
If you haven’t already created your own products, whats stopping you?
Online Sales & Marketing Tips
Why not build your own entire online salesforce by installing affiliate software or using a third party provider like eJunkie for your shopping cart & affiliate system?
- The reason i recommend eJunkie is because the shopping cart system includes PayPal Pro so your customers can use either credit card or Paypal to buy your products.
- They also include free affiliate program software already integrated within your shopping cart.
- Another reason i suggest you check out eJunkie is because its advisable to use a third party program for your affiliate tracking rather than one you totally control yourself on your own site.
- Social Triggers Sales Tips
- Four Sales Page Elements That Get People To Buy Now
- The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing
Found an easier or better solution for creating pricing tables?
What’s been your experience setting up eCommerce & selling products on your site?