How to Use a Sales Funnel for High-Priced Items: Our Case Study

Empire builders, today we’re diving into a powerful sales funnel for high-priced items and the niches that many of you want to get into. Selling high-ticket items will come with some challenges, but they also have absolutely phenomenal potential. I did a live demo sharing all the stats on a rock-star new funnel that we’re currently testing out. This innovative strategy has been consistently generating $1,000 of daily sales from a Facebook ad budget of just $50. How does this funnel deliver those kinds of results? It’s all about:

  • Promoting a premium product
  • Warming up your prospective customer with all the benefits of the product
  • Maximizing each conversion as much as possible

The funny thing about this exciting “new” technique is that it’s actually an old-school system. I was using it years ago in my dorm room when I was just getting started with dropshipping! It’s just as they say: history repeats itself. This awesome sales funnel for high-priced items has been working for me again. I’m going to show you how to make it work for you, too. 

What It Takes To Sell High-Priced Items

Before you jump into this strategy, understand that it’s specifically for premium products that sell for $50, $60, $80, and more. Getting a sale at these higher price points will require some serious persuasion. Why should the consumer fork over their hard-earned cash? You need a really compelling answer to that question, and that’s what this strategy is about.

Most dropshippers utilize Facebook ads to drive traffic to a two-step order form, a Shopify store, or another place where the customer can order the product. But what happens when instead of doing that, you send the customer to a well-written, engaging article that showcases all the benefits of the item they’re interested in buying? You can think of it almost as a news article. But it dives into:

  • The features of the product
  • What customers are saying about the product
  • Overall what makes this product useful or desirable

Crucially, the article also has several “call to action” prompts that invite the consumer to click on a link and purchase the product from your two-step order form. 

So what’s the point of all this, and why not send them directly to the order page? The idea behind this strategy is to warm up the consumer, educate them, and really create that motivation to spend their money on this product. 

Again, we’re talking about higher-ticket items. You would never need this format for a “free + shipping” offer or a deeply discounted product. But for something that costs $85, the article can serve as a type of bridge that preps and primes the customer before they even get the opportunity to buy it. That’s how you get the kind of conversions you need to turn $50 of Facebook ads into $1,000 of sales. 

The Magic of Two-Step Order Forms

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing the value of articles to prime customers

In this strategy, what we do next is send that warm traffic over to a two-step order form. Now, I know that many of you are only using Shopify, or a similar platform, to run your dropshipping business. You might not be familiar with the two-step order form. It is an ecommerce sales funnel that’s designed to maximize each conversion. Trust me when I say that this tool is one of the best ways to sell products online, whether they’re physical products or digital products. 

The way it works is that the first page of the order form is to collect the customer’s shipping information and email address. Having that email is a fantastic asset. We can contact them again and again with promotions, discounts, and even cart abandonment emails that will potentially save the sale. Once the customer has filled out this information, they move on to the second page and add a payment method.

Your Sales Funnel for High-Priced Items Should Have Upsells and Quantity Breaks

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing quantity breaks for high-priced items

The consumer will now be presented with some very tempting options for spending more money with you. This is where the magic of a two-step order form happens! You can significantly bump up the value of the customer’s cart in a way that’s not quite possible on platforms like Shopify. Your first opportunity to upsell the customer will be to offer a related digital or physical product that’s in the same niche. If you present the right product, visitors are very likely to want to add it to the order. 

Even better, you can also offer a quantity break discount to entice the customer to buy more than one of the item. Everybody loves a great deal, and quantity break discounts will offer them a better and better deal. My magic numbers for quantities to offer the customer are 1, 2, 4, 6, 8. Some people call me crazy, but I truly believe you can benefit from offering quantity break discounts with ANY product. Even if you think, “Well, no one’s going to want more than one of this. It just wouldn’t make sense.”

Trust me because I’ve seen it over and over again in my own businesses and in the ventures of my students. Let the numbers tell you if it’s a good idea or not. More likely than not, quantity break discounts will help you crush it with the profits you gain from each sale. 

See This Method for How to Use a Sales Funnel for High-Priced Items in Action

Online shopper buying high-priced goods at home

We recently launched a new store to put this funnel to the test by selling a premium-priced product. Check out my live demo on YouTube. You can see the phenomenal results we’re getting with a Facebook ad investment of just $50. 

This sales funnel for high-priced items has been consistently reaching $1,000 in daily sales, and the average cart value is an astronomical $392. Our conversion rate is relatively low, right around the 5 percent mark, but this is very typical of higher-priced products. We can also see that, for the customer who does buy, they’re signing up for an order bump 75% of the time. Wow! That’s what a motivated consumer looks like. These numbers show the game-changing potential of warming up the customers by educating them on all the product benefits.

Now, let’s go over a couple of notes about this strategy — I know some of you are definitely going to go out there and test it out. Like with everything else in dropshipping, using this sales funnel is all about making sure the numbers work. Like I said earlier, products over $50 will always have a lower conversion on the front end. You should expect that and be prepared for it. That means making up the difference by getting those warmed-up consumers to have a very high cart value.

This is exactly what you can see from our test case. The goal of this sales funnel for high-priced items is to maximize every conversion with order bumps and with quantity discounts. If you can’t strike that balance, you’re probably just going to break even. But if you can do it, you’ll be looking at a phenomenal return, like we have here. 

Consult With the Pros 

If you want to learn more about this strategy or how to use funnels to set up your own successful dropshipping business, it’s time to dive in. Sign up for my free masterclass webinar and begin building your empire today! Then keep refining your sales funnels with tips and insights from my YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /