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August 30, 2023

How to add a countdown timer on Shopify product pages?


In the fast-paced e-commerce world, creating a sense of urgency can make all the difference in boosting sales. Adding a countdown timer on Shopify product pages is a great marketing strategy to improve your conversion rate. This short guide walks you through a step-by-step process of integrating countdown timers into your Shopify product pages.

Conveniently, our Discount Manager Shopify App, GetSale is an efficient tool for managing countdown timers effectively. Showing you exactly how to use this app, this article will help you get started in no time! But first, what’s the point of a countdown timer on your product pages? Read on to find out exactly why this is an important feature and how to implement it.

Why add a countdown timer on Shopify product pages?

Integrating this useful feature can have several benefits for your e-commerce store. First, timers create a heightened sense of urgency amongst potential buyers. This motivates them to make quicker purchasing decisions before that timer runs out.

The fear of missing out (or FOMO) is a powerful psychological driver* for consumer purchases. When shoppers fear missing out on a product or service, they are more likely to impulse buy, bulk buy, or simply pay more for something.

Additionally, countdown timers can foster a dynamic shopping experience. They make your pages more engaging and interactive by showcasing limited-time offers or flash sales. You can therefore establish a clear and tangible deadline, encouraging shoppers to seize the opportunity. This creates a great user experience and is a good way to increase conversion from clicks on your website.

A countdown timer will enhance customer engagement and promote a feeling of personalization by making shoppers feel like they are part of an exclusive event. Ultimately, this creates a more compelling customer experience that increases sales, increases conversion rates, and brings more success to your e-commerce business.

Screenshot of the Countdown Timer set up on the Shopify App, GetSale

4 easy steps to add a countdown timer

So, with the benefits clear, how do you integrate a countdown timer on your Shopify product pages? Read on for 4 easy steps based on our app, GetSale.

1. Install the GetSale app to get started

Head straight to our website to begin the installation process for the GetSale app. Trusted by retailers of all sizes, our apps are built with robust performance in mind. This makes them the ideal place to begin when trying to integrate new promotional features into your Shopify store.

GetSale has over 200 five-star reviews and is a very slick and easy app to integrate. Being with an unlimited free trial to test out the countdown timer feature, and when you’re ready, there are three great value subscriptions to choose from.

2. Pick the promotions you want to run

When you’ve got the right software installed and running, you can begin picking how you want to use the countdown timer feature. Picking the right promotions to employ a timer for involves a strategic approach to maximize impact.

Begin by identifying time-sensitive offers. These could include flash sales, limited-time discounts, or new product launches. Then, add countdown timers to specific product pages with GetSale, to help raise conversion.

Focus on promotions that provide value to your customers and align with your brand’s message. We’ve already given you a run-down of the best promotions to try on Shopify to boost sales, so use this as a guide. Countdown timers work especially well with unique events and rare opportunities, increasing the sense of urgency for shoppers.

3. Create the countdown timer

Next, it’s time to create a timer in-app. Within the app interface, find the option to create a countdown timer and get started. It’s very intuitive and straightforward, so this should be no problem for an e-commerce beginner or veteran! You can set the timer’s duration, which could be for the sale, promotion, or any other event you want to highlight.

4. Customize and embed

Finally, you can customize and embed your countdown timer on the Shopify product page. Customize the appearance of your timer to match your store’s branding and aesthetics. Choose colors and styles that align with your overall design.

Once customized, you can embed the timer onto your page easily using the app. When installed, wait to see your customers flocking in for the special promotions!


As you integrate countdown timers for your marketing campaign, remember that you can always reach out to our responsive support team or consult our FAQ page for assistance.

By adding this essential tool to your e-commerce toolkit, you'll enhance customer engagement, create a sense of urgency, and drive conversions, ultimately propelling your business to new heights of success.

Start now for free with GetSale, our Shopify App, and witness the difference for yourself!


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