What is a “scarcity timer” and how does it work?

This is a 10:00 min countdown timer that is used to heighten the natural response of the person to scarcity. It is a well-known trick in e-commerce. This way, the feeling of urgency in the customer is strengthened and it makes them think that the product is exclusive and limited, making them buy it instinctively as fast as possible, so they won’t miss the offer.

Also, after the time runs out, the information on the checkout page will still be saved.

Note: Once you activate it, the scarcity timer will be shown on the top-left corner above the “Shipping Details” on the checkout page.

How can I add the scarcity timer on my checkout?

  1. Login to your Checkout X account

  2. Click on Configuration.

  3. Go to Customize Checkout.

  4. Scroll down and find Display a scarcity timer on the Checkout.

  5. Check the box if you want to add the scarcity timer field.

  6. Don’t forget to click Save Checkout.

  7. Done!

How can I edit the text of the scarcity timer?

You can edit or translate the text of the timer by following the instructions below:

  1. Login to your Checkout X account

  2. Click on Configuration.

  3. Go to Translations.

  4. Scroll down and find the Scarcity timer section.

  5. Add your own text/translation of each field.

  6. Don’t forget to click Save.

  7. Done!

❓ FAQ ❓

🙋 Can I remove/change the scarcity timer “fire” icon?

No, it is currently not possible to remove or change this icon. You could edit only the text.

🙋 Can I change the time of the scarcity timer?

No, it is not possible to edit the cart reservation time, which is always 10:00 min.

🙋 Can I move the timer on the checkout page?

No, it will always stay in the top left corner above the “Shipping Details” section.

🙋 Can I create a scarcity timer on the cart page?

It is not possible to create a scarcity timer for the cart page from the Checkout X application, you could add it only on the checkout page.

🙋 What if I use another scarcity timer app?

Other scarcity timer apps won’t work on the Checkout X page. They could work only before it.

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