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Books

Finding Clarity in Uncertainty: How to Win in Ecommerce During Tough Times

Finding Clarity in Uncertainty $7

It’s a weird, scary time. And unfortunately, we don’t have a magic spell for you that will fix everything. But we do have a game plan – and we’ve written up everything we know for getting through covid–19 and the upcoming recession. We want you to have the strongest business possible going forward. In a sea of hardship, we want your business to be the exception that succeeds.

The coming months and years will witness a shakeout of businesses that fail to adapt. Don’t make yours one of them. With our actionable mini-book, Finding Clarity in Uncertainty: How to Win in Ecommerce During Tough Times, you’ll be able to figure out what to do next – and maximize your chances of survival. It’s brief & actionable by design: you can read it in a half-hour and get back to saving your business.

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Value-Based Design

Value-Based Design $50 + shipping

How do you justify the economic value of your design practice – and charge what you’re worth? With Value-Based Design, our newest book.

The definitive end to the “value debate” in the design industry, Value-Based Design has taught hundreds of designers how to focus on measurable results. The print book comes with an accompanying workbook, Applied Value-Based Design, that will teach you how to start practicing value-based design on today’s problems.

As DevBridge’s director of product design Chris Wilkinson said, Value-Based Design won’t make you a better designer: it’ll make you a better design professional.

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Cadence & Slang

Cadence & Slang® $40 + shipping

The fastest way to understand interaction design, Cadence & Slang is a series of evergreen guidelines that advocate simplicity, consistency, and humanity in technology. Its ideas have influenced the past decade of computing across all devices, platforms, and business needs.

Former director of growth at Twitter Doug Williams once called it “a must read for anyone that designs interfaces for humans.” Others have called it “staggering” and “mind-blowing.” Now in its second edition, with over 3,500 copies sold since 2010.

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Draft Evidence

Draft Evidence $25 + shipping

A how-to guide for running an independent business, Draft Evidence is a compendium of essays written between 2007 and 2016. It’s helped hundreds of people build more stable and durable practices in the tech industry.

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Value-Based Design, Cadence & Slang, and Draft Evidence

All 3 Books $115 $100 + shipping

Get all 3 of our books for $15 off, and save a boatload on shipping:

  • Value-Based Design
  • Cadence & Slang
  • Draft Evidence

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Courses & Training

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Teardown Intensive $140 Early Bird by 5pm CDT on May 15

Are you a store owner on Shopify who doesn’t know what to do next? It’s okay to not know. Everything is weird & uncertain now. We live in a new normal. And you need to know how to thrive during a period when growth isn’t easy.

The best way you can adapt is by learning from the best – and getting an expert to pick apart your own work. Introducing Teardown Intensive, a value-packed two-hour online workshop that will teach you how to rework your content, pitch, and values to match your customers’ new needs.

And if you can’t make it to Teardown Intensive live on Wednesday, May 20 from 12p-2p CDT, we’ll make the recording available immediately.

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BFCM Bonanza $197

Economic uncertainty and a global pandemic are making everyone freak out. We’re freaking out, too. We don’t know what the future holds. But we do know that the show must go on.

People are still buying things. They’re going to still buy things. And more and more people will be doing so online. Smart business owners are preparing for the new normal by adapting and improving – while staying as calm as they possibly can.

Introducing BFCM Bonanza, a special workshop that we (Nick & Val Geisler) are throwing to help you capture as much revenue as you possibly can during the rest of the year.

You'll get:

  • An actionable strategy for improving & optimizing your website – not only for BFCM, but the entire rest of the year.
  • Better-performing email campaigns – which give you a higher win-back rate and customer lifetime value.
  • The peace of mind that comes from knowing what to do next.
“Have you ever seen a movie that changes how you see the world? And suddenly the world feels a little different, a little more exciting? Watching this workshop was one of those moments for me in business.”

— Matt Hall, Copy Lead, Kajabi

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Ecommerce Email Mastery

We’ve performed the first broad-scale study of how online stores use their email – and we’ve used it to create a mini-course for you to get at least 20% greater profit off of your own store’s mailing list.

As display ads get increasingly expensive and competitive, it becomes more and more imperative for you to recapture the customers you previously sold to. Ecommerce Email Mastery is the course you need to maximize your return on email. As Wavebreak’s Dylan Kelley says, “Email is hard. Ecommerce Email Mastery makes it simple.”

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Draft Analysis

Draft Analysis is a conversion-focused mini-course on the usability and functionality of your store. Out-of-the-box themes are never enough, and successful stores know it. Draft Analysis will teach you exactly what the best stores did to optimize their home page, category pages, product pages, cart, and checkout.

Each analysis ends with several broadly applicable takeaways for your own business, and the full course contains a list of exactly what to analyze when going through your own store. After watching the whole course, Jaycob Cratchley said:

Draft Analysis taught me that there is a better way of doing things to improve the customer experience and how we, as a company, communicate to customers and prospects. These videos haven’t been done on-the-fly, but rather with a great deal of preparation beforehand. Nick knows how to articulate himself in a way which is insightful and approachable. I’ve recommended Draft Analysis to many people – some even before I bought it.

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Revise Weekly Premium $30/month or $300/year

Revise Weekly Premium is a series of actionable and concise lessons & about optimization and value-based design practices. Every week, we teach you something new about how to research your customers and capture more of your market. Every two weeks, we provide a custom teardown of a new store.

With over 140 lessons published since 2016, Revise Weekly Premium remains the definitive source for what value-based designers and conversion rate optimization specialists need to know today.

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Consulting

Revise Express

Revise Express is an in-depth, research-focused video report with a fresh, expert, conversion-focused perspective on your store. It provides you with a comprehensive, actionable plan for improving the way you communicate – backed up with real data from your customers.

You’ll get at least two dozen conversion-focused “quick wins” that don’t need to be tested: inconsistencies in the interface, design suggestions, even fixing typos. You could take any of this advice and use it to improve your conversion rate, average order value, and customer lifetime value.

Then, you’ll get a long-term testing plan, prioritized in order of impact and feasibility. For those who have enough traffic to get statistically significant results from A/B testing, our tests tend to beat the industry average by 500% – because we comprehensively research your customers’ behavior and needs.

The predecessor to a full Draft Revise engagement, Revise Express has over 50 happy store owners over the past 6 years, with an average conversion rate lift of 15% for those who successfully implement our suggestions.

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1-Hour Strategy Call

For those who are interested in pursuing a specific set of tactics, or even those who simply want to “pick our brain,” we’re happy to get on a 1-hour strategy call Stores will come away with as many issues as possible addressed, with an actionable plan of what to do next. I’ll do my homework beforehand to keep things focused, and I’ll also furnish a recording & transcript shortly after our call.

I’ll offer as many strategic insights as possible to begin taking your store to the next level – and you’ll come away with orders of magnitude more value than you put in.

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Merch

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Draft × Sonnenzimmer $5 + shipping

We worked with our friends at Sonnenzimmer to create a limited-edition, two-color print for Draft, as a gift for our clients and closest friends. Here’s how it looks up close.

Only 50 were made, and we’re selling an extremely limited quantity at cost. Suitable for archival & framing. You basically only pay for shipping. 18”× 24”, ships in a sturdy tube. Don’t sleep!

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