How to Set up a Countdown Timer Overlay


Create countdown timer overlays in Picreel to boost conversions on your website. This help article provides step-by-step instructions for setting up a timer overlay.


Use Case: Imagine you're running an e-commerce site and want to entice visitors to make a purchase. A countdown timer overlay can encourage quick decisions and increase sales.


Using a countdown timer overlay, you can:


  1. Instant Audience Response: Countdown timers trigger immediate actions from your site visitors.

  2. Boosted Conversion Rates: Limit special offers or deals to a specific time frame to attract more clicks and conversions.


Here’s what a timer overlay would look like:


Countdown Timer Overlay Pop-up Preview


To Set Up a Timer Overlay


Step 1: Choosing a Timer Overlay Template

  • In your Picreel dashboard, click on 'Campaigns.'
  • Click the drop-down arrow next to '+New Campaign,' select "Create Using Templates."


creatign a new campaign using templates


Step 2: Customizing Your Timer Overlay

  • Under the Featured list of templates, choose a timer overlay.

  • Click on ‘Customize’ to start editing.




  • Click on any element on the left panel and start customizing it according to your needs.

  • Click ‘Save’ to save your changes and proceed to the next section.


customize template


Note: You can click ‘Reset Settings’ to revert your changes at any moment.

Learn how to edit a premade design.


Step 3: Configuring Campaign Settings


Under the campaign settings, you have three broad sections:


Modifying the target settings of timer overlay

Step 5: After configuring your settings, click 'Save' in the top-right corner to save your changes.


That's all you need to know about setting up a timer overlay in Picreel. If you encounter any issues or have any questions, feel free to contact our support team.



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