interaction & data entry before log-in?

5 May 2009 - 10:20am
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Vicki Haberman
2009

Can anyone give examples of websites where users are able to enter
information prior to log-in or becoming a member of the site? Users
would then be prompted to do so when moving to another section of the
site in order to have their data saved. Does anyone know if there is
the capability to show similar prompting when a user types in another
web address or goes to closeout the browser window. We are trying to
address a business requirement.

Any pointers, examples, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Vicki

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6 May 2009 - 12:04am
Dante Murphy
2006

Many e-commerce sites do this to reduce abandonment...you enter all of your order information, then they "upsell" you to register so that you can track your order or be eligible for future discounts and support. Just go shopping.

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Can anyone give examples of websites where users are able to enter
information prior to log-in or becoming a member of the site? Users
would then be prompted to do so when moving to another section of the
site in order to have their data saved. Does anyone know if there is
the capability to show similar prompting when a user types in another
web address or goes to closeout the browser window. We are trying to
address a business requirement.

Any pointers, examples, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Vicki
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6 May 2009 - 12:53am
Gavin Burke
2008

I faced a similar issue, whether or not to require a user to enter an
email address before getting a link to download the demo version of
our software.

While it would be a nice email list to have, it was a quick and easy
decision to give a direct link, as personally I always find it a pain
when you have to enter a valid email address and then check your inbox
for a download link. It totally put me off another company in our
field, who require you to do this to try their software. The emailed
link would also go stale after 24 hours which caught me out a couple
of times. For this pleasure they then tried to up sell me other
software and interrupt my day with questions about how the demo period
is going.

A further company in our field, having provided a direct link for many
years, made available an extended demo period version of the software
for those who entered their email address. So true additional benefit
if you enter your email is a good compromise.

On 6 May 2009, at 06:04, Dante Murphy wrote:

> Many e-commerce sites do this to reduce abandonment...you enter all
> of your order information, then they "upsell" you to register so
> that you can track your order or be eligible for future discounts
> and support. Just go shopping.
>
> ________________________________
>
>

6 May 2009 - 1:35am
robenslin
2008

Hi Vicki,

Perhaps the Balsalmiq model whereby the user has full use of the
service, however at certain points - controlled by time - you're
politely interupted to make a committment (not compulsory)?

Best regards,

--rob

// Rob Enslin
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On 5 May 2009, at 08:20, Vicki Haberman <vicki at vickihaberman.com> wrote:

> Can anyone give examples of websites where users are able to enter
> information prior to log-in or becoming a member of the site? Users
> would then be prompted to do so when moving to another section of the
> site in order to have their data saved. Does anyone know if there is
> the capability to show similar prompting when a user types in another
> web address or goes to closeout the browser window. We are trying to
> address a business requirement.
>
> Any pointers, examples, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Vicki
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6 May 2009 - 3:41am
Harry Brignull
2004

Hi Vicky,

Sounds like you might be referring to a 'lazy registration' interaction
model. I've put together a screencast on the Madgex implementation of lazy
registration, which you might find interesting:

<
http://www.90percentofeverything.com/2009/03/16/signup-forms-must-die-heres-how-we-killed-ours/
>

And here are some related links:

<http://ajaxpatterns.org/Lazy_Registration>
<http://webjackalope.com/lazy-registration>

good luck!

Harry

--
http://www.90percentofeverything.com

6 May 2009 - 8:28am
gMulder
2009

Some web-services also go that way - allowing you to create content
before asking you to sign in in order to store / keep / share it. One
example is http://www.bubbl.us/edit.php. It's a good way to draw
people in to your app.

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