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Shopify Poll: How to Add a Poll To a Shopify Site

Follow 4 steps to add a Shopify Poll to your site

Step 1: Start with Creating the Poll

Start by creating a Shopify poll with the poll creation form

After creating the poll, click the “Embed & Share” button & copy the Script code.

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Step 2: Open the Shopify Page to add the Poll

Log in to the admin section of your Shopify website and navigate to the dashboard. You will see a tab called ‘Pages’ on the left side of your screen.

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Enter this section and add a new page if you are planning to add the poll to a new page or choose from one of the existing pages where you’d like to have your poll.

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Step 3: Copy the HTML Code to The Editor  

Navigate to the Page Editor section and go to the ‘Write Your Page’ tab. Enter this page by clicking on the ‘<>’ icon. It is here that you’ll be able to embed the HTML code for the poll.

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Paste the code you previously copied to this box:

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Step 4: Save the Shopify Poll and Preview It

Preview the poll you added to verify it is displayed on your site as you would like it to. Make changes to the poll as appropriate. You can make changes to the poll also after it is embedded.

You’re done!

Here is an example of a live poll:

View more examples, in the poll examples & templates repository.

4 Reasons for Creating a Poll on Shopify

Get feedback

Polls offer a great way to get quick feedback on anything. They are also very easy to create and therefore convenient to use on ongoing bases.

Drive engagement

Polls are one of the most engaging types of content. Users love answering polls to express their opinions and preferences. They also love discovering how other users answered the poll. The fact that polls are super easy to create, makes it easy for you to create a lot of them and boost your overall site engagement.

Gather leads

Using polls to gather leads is a great way to both increase the number of leads you gather and their quality. You can get up to 3 times more leads by integrating a lead for in a poll, then you would by just embedding a form on your site. In addition, the contact information you gather will be associated with the poll answer producing more segmented leads.

Drive Sales

You can use polls in different ways to drive sales. A direct way to drive sales is to automatically redirect the user to the relevant product/service based on their answer to a poll question. A less direct way would be to design a poll that will improve the chance the user makes a purchase after they participate in it. For example, if you are selling a personal security product, you could ask the user which of the following threats are you most concerned about. Such a poll will raise awareness of the need for purchasing protection software.

5 Best Practices for Creating a Shopify Poll

Define the poll objective

The first thing you should do is determine the objective. Is it to get feedback from users on your offering, is it to improve user engagement, is it for lead generation or is it to drive sales.

Keep it short & easy to answer

Make the title and answers short and easy to comprehend.  The answers should cover all the possible answers and shouldn’t overlap. If needed, allow users to add their own answers to the poll.

Add visuals

Visuals will improve the engagement your poll will get. You can add an introduction image and you can also add an image to each of the answers. Images can be in either thumbnail layout or in large image layout.

Add a call to action

After the user answers add a call to action that leads the user to the next step. You can either redirect the user automatically to different landing pages based on the answer to the poll or send him to the next page with a link.

Select prominent location

Locate your poll in a place on your site that makes it noticeable and visible. For example, you can add it to a section of your site (sidebar, end of the page, etc) or as an enter/exit popup. If embedding it in a single page, try to place it above the fold.

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Shopify Poll: How to Add a Poll To a Shopify Site
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