Set Up The Recent Sales Notifications
One of the best ways to increase your visitors' trust is by using the Recent Sales Notifications app. Social proof is one of the main drivers of trust in a product or brand, and you can easily increase that by displaying notifications that show how other customers have already bought products from your store!
With a variety of layouts to choose from, as well as plenty of fine-tuning options, the Recent Sales Notifications app is fully customizable, and it will catch your visitors' attention and increase trust!
Please keep in mind that the Recent Sales Notification time displayed does not reflect the real-time / date that the order was placed. Instead, it shows a recent time (ex. 2 hours ago) to make your visitors feel like customers have recently purchased the products.
If your store is brand new and does not have any orders, the Recent Sales Notifications will not show! Zero-value orders (with 100% discount) are also not considered to prevent creating confusion for your visitors!
Here's how to set up Recent Sales Notifications on your store:
Setting up the Recent Sales Notifications app is not at all problematic. However, it comes with a broad set of options, so you can fine-tune the way it works to fit your needs.
First, you need to start by going to the Timing Settings section and configure the notifications' timings.
You will then need to configure the Add to Cart Events section by choosing if you want to show add to cart events and grouped add to cart events. Then configure the minimum number of add to carts for group notifications and the add to cart group notification template.
Finally, you can fine-tune the Other Settings section by choosing to show customer names or show the visitor's location, show when the order was placed, open links in a new tab, hide on mobile, show verified by Vitals badge, or adding the default location.
The app takes the orders starting with the most recent and then creates recent sales notifications for each order line item, moving towards the very first order ever made in your store. Of course, the app will not show notifications of products with certain order IDs or product IDs excluded through the Hide for some products and orders setting in the app.