Pattern #51: Shortcut Buttons

Pattern Author: Jakub Linowski - Founder & Editor @ GoodUI.org

Based on 3 Tests, Members See How Likely This Pattern Will Win Or Lose And Its (?) Median Effect

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Shortcut Buttons
  1. Add: Shortcut Option Bypassing Steps Smaller Commitments

    The pattern suggests to offer a shortcut option that allows users to bypass additional steps. This can apply to bypassing landing pages and going straight to a checkout screen. Or this same pattern can also bypass a series of questions and shortcut to a final signup screen.

Median Effects

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Engagement

Ex: Any Action / Visit

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Conversions

Ex: Signups, Leads

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Sales

Ex: Transactions, Upsells

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Revenue

Ex: AOV, LTV

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Retention

Ex: Return Visits

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Referrals

Ex: Social Shares

Tests

Test #282 Tested on Thomasnet.com by Julian Gaviria Julian Feb 07, 2020

Find Out How It Performed With 163,317 Visitors

Listing Desktop, Mobile
  • Measured by visits to company profiles   |   p-val (?)

  • Measured by successful contact requests   |   p-val (?)

In this experiment, a contact button was added to a listing / search results page to make it faster to contact a company. This same button was also visible on the company detail page.

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Test #193 Tested on Yummly.com by Marcos Ciarrocchi Marcos Aug 07, 2018

Find Out How It Performed With 1,335,347 Visitors

Signup Desktop, Mobile
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  • Measured by post signups page visits   |   p-val (?)

In this experiment, an additional skip all text link was added to a multiple step signup flow. The skip all link allowed users to bypass personalization questions and go straight to their app dashboard.

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Test #139 Tested on Examine.com by Martin Wong Martin Jan 04, 2018

Find Out How It Performed With 18,620 Visitors

Pricing Desktop
  • Measured by checkout page visits   |   p-val (?)

  • Measured by actual sales   |   p-val (?)

In this test an additional "Purchase" button was shown along side a "Learn More" button. The "Purchase" button went straight to checkout, whereas the "Learn More" button went to a product overview page.

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For each pattern, we measure three key data points derived from related tests:

REPEATABILITY - this is a measure of how often a given pattern has generated a positive or negative effect. The higher this number, the more likely the pattern will continue to repeat.

SHALLOW MEDIAN - this is a median effect measured with low intent actions such as initiating the first step of a lengthier process

DEEP MEDIAN - this is derived from the highest intent metrics that we have for a given test such as fully completed signups or sales.