View Poll Results: Prices Helpful or Hurtful

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    Action Jackson - King of the World
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    Do you think prices are helping or hurful in cobnverting to sales?

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    It all depends on what you do with them.

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    It depends on if you keep them updated. If your prices don't match the merchants you most likely won't get the sale. Especially if yours is lower then the merchant because you don't raise the price on your site after the merchant raises the price on theirs.

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    Leader posted a very good explanation of why listing prices isn't a good idea. It's around here somewhere but I can't find it at the moment.

    As a general rule, I don't list prices. I suppose if you had a "Special of the X" page it might be helpful though to show prices on deeply discounted items.

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    I suppose it could depend on your link text.

    I think a lot of visitors won't click on an "Order Now" button on a site if there was no price.

    But if the link was "Click here for more Info" then I think they would.

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    Ive tried both and after that experiment I will never post prices again.
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    On our IPC (Instant Page Creator) datafeed tool we just developed, I had Ian add some options that would help conversions if you don't want to show price.

    Instead it can automatically create text links on all products that either say, "Buy Now", "Check for Best Price" or "More Info". Therefore the affiliates can pick the type of wording that that they think will convert best.

    FYI, it's a dynamic page creator so prices if you use them will always be up to date. But I still think that not showing prices can have some advantages, especially with some types of products.

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    From my experience with listing prices a received a free listing in froogle and a few other comparison shopping engines. If you don't list your prices you can't get in. Click thru rates can be higher if you don't list them and use something like "click here for current price".

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    Action Jackson - King of the World
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    Thank you all this has been very imformative to me and hopefully to others members too

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    If the prices are accurate AND highly competitive, I find them helpful. If the price isn't all that great or if you can't keep it updated, you're better off without it.
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