I get a lot of email questions about whether or not it’s safe to use the Clickfunnels submit order button, and if it is, what are the best strategies for getting people to use it. I’ve used the button on my site for almost a year now, and I’ve never had an issue with getting people to click it and take action.
That being said, when I click the submit order button on my site, I sometimes get an error message that says something along the lines of “We’re sorry…something went wrong. Please try again.” It doesn’t happen often, and I can’t recall ever having any problems with my site directly afterward, but it’s something to be on the lookout for.
So, if you’re wondering whether or not it’s safe to use the Clickfunnels submit order button, the answer is yes, it’s perfectly safe to use it, but you should be aware of the issue I mentioned above.
What is the Clickfunnels Submit Order Button?
The Clickfunnels submit order button (on the right side of the form in the graphic below) allows you to directly send someone to a shopping cart with items they’ve selected in a single click. As the name would suggest, sending someone to the shopping cart (or completing a purchase, in e-commerce terms) is what the button is designed to do. It’s basically a streamlined way to send a potential buyer on their merry way to purchase a product or service without having to interrupt what they’re doing (or worse, show them a popup asking if they want to shop yet again).
Instead of having to fill out a lengthy sales letter or blog post, and then maybe hope that someone decides to click the link (at which point you’ve wasted some time and the reader has likely moved on to another website), you can convert your leads with the click of a button.
Why is it Safe to Use the Clickfunnels Submit Order Button?
First off, the safety of the button itself is not at all in question; it’s quite safe to use as it stands. As previously mentioned, the issue is more around the behavior of people when using it. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s safe to use the button, the answer is yes, it’s quite safe to use it, but just be aware of the fact that it doesn’t always work as expected. Sometimes, when I click the button, I get the “We’re sorry…” message, which brings me back to my original question: Is it safe to use the Clickfunnels submit order button?
The answer is yes, as long as you do your due diligence and make sure that the button is behaving as it should. You can test the button just like you would any other element on your site, by simply hovering over it with a mouse and seeing what happens. If you click the button when you don’t want to send someone to a shopping cart, or if the cart doesn’t materialize, it may be a sign that the button is not safe to use at that time. The goal is to always ensure that your visitors are in the right place at the right time and that you’re not causing any unexpected disruptions. Since the safety of the button itself is not in question, you should not have any concerns about using it as often as you need to.
How Can You Make Sure That the Button is Working as Intended?
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s dive into some tips and tricks for making sure that when you click the Clickfunnels submit order button, you’re actually sending someone to a shopping cart or taking them to a specific product page as intended.
First off, make sure that the button appears on the page exactly as you intend on having it. The best way to do this is to place it in the center of the page, in a visible location, and ensure that it has the proper styling and appearance. From there, you can use the dev tools in your browser (typically available through the menu at the top of a browser window) to track the behavior of your users when they’re navigating your website. You can use tools like Google Analytics to track visits to different pages and how long people spend on each individual page. So, if you notice that someone is getting extremely frustrated when trying to use the button because it’s not where you’ve placed it on the page, you can fix the placement issues before you start worrying about whether or not it’s safe to use.
As for the styling and appearance of the button, you should try to keep things as simple and sleek as possible. When done right, the user experience can be quite good, and it’s important to keep in mind that it’s a very “first-time” type of button that you’re trying to encourage someone to use. So, make sure that it’s easy to spot and click, and that it fits well with the overall design and feel of your site. You don’t want to distract from the main purpose of the page by using a complicated, flashy design that may turn off potential customers.
For those of you who decide to go with the flashy, complicated design anyway, and end up worrying about whether or not it’s safe to use the button, you may find that it isn’t working as expected; in other words, you aren’t sending someone to a shopping cart or taking them to an intended destination when you click it. Seeing how simple and streamlined the button can be when used correctly can help you figure out whether or not it’s behaving as it should. Remember: if it doesn’t work the way you expect it to, don’t use it! You may find that there are better alternatives that can do the same thing, but without all the extra flair.
To recap: the safety of the button itself is not in question, but you need to make sure that when you use it, it’s doing what you expect it to do. You can test it just like you would any other link or button on your site by simply hovering over it with a mouse and seeing what happens. If you click the button when you don’t want to send someone to a shopping cart, or if the cart doesn’t materialize, it may be a sign that the button is not safe to use at that time. So, it’s important to figure out what’s going on before you start worrying about whether or not it’s safe to use.