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#2 above is extremely powerful and I explain this concept in detail 2/3 the way down the page in the "One Page Funnel" section...
But I highly recommend you watch that webinar because this is a cutting edge digital marketing technique no one is talking about!
Ok, let's move on to the in-depth review of SamCart, now...
The goal of this post is to help you make the right decision for your business... So I'll share how I've been using SamCart to generate just under $750,000 and why I like it so you can decide for yourself.
SamCart vs. Clickfunnels
First off, why would you use SamCart instead of an integrated funnel solution like ClickFunnels, LeadPages or Kartra?
The number one reason I chose to separate my shopping cart from my funnel based system is to remain 100% in control of my business.
All-in-one solutions may seem like a good deal, but you often find yourself getting trapped on their platform and if their development team or support team fall apart, you are stuck with no recourse.
I do not trust the all-in-one platforms enough to be in control of my entire business… ClickFunnels' support is notoriously bad and cost me over $10,000 as I explained here.
So, to safeguard against getting trapped on one system again, I divide and conquer.
My sales funnel is on WordPress and my shopping cart is on a 3rd party system allowing me additional stability and flexibility in my marketing stack.
The website that I use SamCart with has over 100 digital downloadable products that we sell.
Every product has a specific "downloads page" where the user is able to access the product that they purchased.
This ability to sell many different products was key for this particular website and SamCart makes it easy to manage a large number of products and funnels.
Sites I Don't Use SamCart On...
My wife and I both run monthly membership programs each on a stand-alone domain.
These membership sites are extremely basic...
Each site has 1 monthly product and one of the sites has an upsell for annual access. That's it.
And both sites are focused on warm traffic, and since I'm not paying for Facebook ads, I don't need to hyper-optimize them (which is what SamCart is great for)
In these scenarios, I use ThriveCart instead because it is a 1-time fee for me (SamCart charges Monthly) and I don't need all the 'bells and whistles' on those sites.
Ok, now back to why SamCart IS a great idea for many digital marketers…
SamCart's Advanced Marketing Integrations
SamCart integrates cleanly to my marketing automation system allowing me to run advanced automations and cart abandonment sequences.
With the volume of traffic and sales we drive, these tweaks have drastically improved my profitability.
Whether you are running a simple email marketing system through Aweber or you have advanced marketing automation system and email provider like ActiveCampaign...
SamCart integrates seamlessly and allows you to add or remove customers from different lists, and/or add tags based on actions...
Lists and tags can be added or removed on the following actions:
On Failed Payment
On Payment Recovery
On Subscription Cancel
SamCart also gives you the ability to add tracking code to your checkout pages so you can add your Facebook pixel, Google analytics pixel, plus any marketing automation pixel needed...
These pixels allowe me to run a couple different automations.
First, I add my ActiveCampaign pixel here so I can run cart abandonment automations when email visitors reach the checkout page but don't buy!
This alone has boosted profits by over 10%
Second, I drive a significant amount of paid traffic into my funnels that operate with SamCart from Facebook ads, Pinterest ads, Google ads and more.
These advance integrations allow me to create custom retargeting audiences for non-customers, paid customers, upsell customers, etc.
The process is 100% automated after setup.
Now, my advertising platforms learn from the user behaviors within SamCart and offer them the next most logical product based on their actions.
If you are spending thousands of dollars each month in paid ads, I believe it is well worth your time to integrate every technique you can to maximize the return on said ad spend.
SamCart gives you the most advanced options in this area.
SamCart's Affiliate Tracking System For Facebook Ads Tracking
SamCart's affiliate program works like a champ.
I don't allow affiliates to promote my products, but I do use the affiliate system to track my paper click data.
You see, I don't trust Facebook's advertising data.
They are trying to attribute every sale they can to their ads. I set up myself as an affiliate (facebookads(at)mydomain(dot)com for example and use my own affiliate links inside of my Facebook ads.
This allows me to pull an affiliate report for my Facebook ads affiliate from within SamCart so I am able to double check the numbers against what Facebook's advertising platform is telling me.
I have enough data to prove Facebook is not accurate in their reporting and I trust the actual transaction data and click data from SamCart more.
This has helped me become a better advertiser and get a clearer picture on the return on my ad spend.
That said, if you want to allow affiliates to sell your products, the process is SUPER easy.
From the affiliate application process to generating a PayPal MassPay ready CSV for payouts, running an affiliate program on SamCart is simple.
My inner marketing geek is most excited about this functionality of the SamCart platform and no other shopping cart system works in this way…
Simple To Use And Bulletproof
If you custom bid jobs or need the ability to create checkout pages for different price points on the fly…
SamCart is the fastest and easiest cart system I've found.
When I decided to run a mastermind group and several people needed checkout pages for different price points...
SamCart's ability to copy one product, change the title and the price, and have a working checkout link in seconds was key!
If you are a coach, a consultant, or you make multiple varieties of your products… SamCart makes the process of creating and organizing your checkout pages simple.
And really, the most important benefit of using SamCart is that it works!
With over $12,000 in transactions in a single day and just shy of $750,000 in customer orders through SamCart I've experienced zero errors...
This is truly remarkable and none of the 'all-in-on' funnel systems have this good of a track record (because they are trying to do too many things!)
SamCart has the lowest number of failed payments out of any cart processor I've ever tried and works perfect with PayPal and Stripe both.
When you grow your business to the point of running large volumes of customer transactions, it becomes more difficult to maintain a high number of successful transactions, but SamCart has proven to be bulletproof!
Lifetime value and built-in Dunning
The most important metric in your business is the lifetime value of each customer.
How do you know what this number is?
I can tell you from experience it is a total pain in the neck to calculate this number on your own.
SamCart does this for you!
Not only do they calculate your lifetime customer value, but they display it prominently right when you login so all of your key performance indicators are clearly displayed on your main dashboard.
Dunning is the process of working to update customer credit card information after failed payments for membership subscriptions.
When I was stuck on Clickfunnels, I had to pay an extra $100 per month for a Dunning system through a third-party tool.
Sam Cart has built this in natively on their pro level account.
SamCart Review Conclusion
SamCart is one of the most flexible and customizable shopping cart solutions on the market for professional digital marketers.
...And most importantly it works!
If you are in a growth phase within your business focused on scaling by optimizing your funnels through testing checkout pages, upsells, downsells…
SamCart may very well is the best solution on the market with how flexible their split testing capabilities are.
Literally, no one comes close.
If you value having an elegant, simple to use, and 100% reliable shopping cart system that produces beautiful checkout pages your customers will love…
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Miles is a full time internet marketer who sells information products and a niche membership program with his wife, Melanie. Together they have created a lifestyle business that allows them true location independence and this blog where you get to see behind the scenes and see how they have built their online business from scratch.