Improving Unique Value Proposition on Homepage +37%⬆

In this essay, I will demonstrate how you can significantly improve your business’s bottom line by changing the unique value proposition (UVP) on your website’s homepage. While the information stored here may not be as comprehensive as what you can find in other articles on the web, I am confident that I can show you how our agency was able to increase the homepage conversion rate of one of our clients by simply adjusting the headline. So, let’s explore how you can confidently enhance your UVP and achieve higher conversions for your business.

What’s a Unique Value Proposition (UVP)?

First and foremost, let’s determine what a unique value proposition means. A Unique Value Proposition (UVP), also known as a Unique Selling Proposition, is the cornerstone of a company’s branding and marketing strategy. It’s a clear statement that describes the benefit of your offer, how you solve your customers’ needs, and what distinguishes you from the competition.

Your UVP should be a concise and straightforward declaration that is easily understood and resonates with your customers. It’s not just about the features of your product or service but the value that those features bring to your customers. A well-crafted UVP communicates the unique contribution your business makes to the market in a compelling and memorable way.

Here are the critical components of a UVP:

  • Relevance: Explain how your product solves customers’ problems or improves their situation.
  • Value: Deliver specific benefits.
  • Differentiation: Tell the ideal customer why they should buy from you and not from the competition.

Remember that UVP should be prominent on the homepage and integrated into all your marketing materials. Crafting a strong UVP involves a deep understanding of your target audience, the specific benefits your product or service offers, and the unique edge that sets you apart from the competition.

The structure of a unique value proposition

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The value proposition typically consists of a short text block that includes a headline, sub-headline, and/or a single paragraph of text, along with an accompanying visual such as a photograph, hero image, or graphic.

There is no single correct approach to creating a value proposition, but I recommend starting with the following formula:

  • Headline: Compose a brief sentence that summarizes the end-benefit you are offering. This sentence should be attention-grabbing and can mention either the customer or the product.
  • Sub-headline or 2-3 sentence paragraph: This should be a clear and concise explanation of what you offer, who it is for, and why it is beneficial.
  • Three bullet points (optional): List the most important benefits or features of your product or service.
  • Visual: Images tend to communicate more quickly and effectively than words. Use an image to showcase your product, a hero shot, or an image that reinforces your main message.

Remember, the goal of your UVP is to immediately convey the unique value of your product or service so that it resonates with the target audience and prompts action. It should be easily scannable, understandable, and able to stand on its own without requiring further explanation. 

Let’s review how to write an impactful and informative UVP by following the structure above.

How to write a Unique Value Proposition

Writing a Unique Value Proposition is a strategic process that involves understanding your target audience, your product’s features, and the competitive landscape. You need to properly understand your audience. This means knowing not only who they are, but also their struggles, reasons for choosing your product, and where they are in life.

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5 Tips on How to Write Unique Value Proposition (UVP)

Here are some key guidelines to prepare a good Unique Value Proposition (UVP). However, these guidelines are not exhaustive, and you should always be open to experimenting with new practices, conducting new research, and testing new ideas. You can test these new ideas through a/b/n experiments to see what works best for your UVP.

  1. Identify Your Target Audience: Understand who your customers are. What are their needs, pain points, and desires? The best way to do it is to conduct market research, send surveys to your most loyal customers, and even jump on the interviews to gather insights. From my experience, there is no better way to learn more about your clients by talking to them. So don’t be afraid to schedule a meeting with 10/50 of them, record these conversations, and share them with your entire team. The more your team members interact with your paying customers, the higher your conversion rates are likely to be. Trust me.
  1. List the Benefits of Your Product: Make a list of all the benefits your product offers to your end customers. Focus on the outcomes that your product delivers, not just its features. However, it doesn’t mean that the features are not relevant at all. If you are in a highly competitive market, features usually matter too. After you identify your target audience, you will also know more about your product benefits.
  1. Differentiate From Competitors: Review your competitors properly in order to understand what other benefits your product has that your competitors don’t. Remember to properly check their product, monetization framework, marketing, marketing size, and even organic keywords they use.  Your UVP should highlight what makes your product unique and why prospects should select your product over your competitors.
  1. Explain Product Value through a Clear and Simple Statement: Translate all these benefits you collected in the previous steps into a value statement. How does each benefit improve the customer’s life or solve a problem they’re facing? Besides of that, keep in mind that your UVP should be concise and easy to understand. Avoid jargon and complex language. It should be able to be comprehended by a website visitor in a few seconds. If a visitor cannot understand your message correctly, they are more likely to leave your website without taking any action.
  1. Test and Refine: Share your UVP with other team members to collect their feedback. Does it resonate? Is it compelling? Use this feedback to refine your message. After you have the final set of UVPs, conduct experiments to test them using a/b or a/b/n tests, depending on the amount of your website traffic.

Remember, your UVP is not just a slogan; it’s a strategic statement reflecting your brand’s essence. It should be the foundation of your marketing efforts and guide how you communicate with your customers. By following the aforementioned steps, you can craft a UVP that captures prospects’ attention, delivers your message, and drives results. Now that we’re done with the theory, let me show you how Vakulski-Group improved one of our clients’ homepage conversion rate by 37% by adjusting the homepage headline.

Real Example: How We Improved Homepage Conversion Rate by 37% By Adjusting Unique Value Proposition

DesignFiles is a SaaS company that offers interior design businesses powerful design tools that boost productivity and profits. Among many experiments conducted with clients over the last few years, we tested the headline on the homepage. 

The process started with identifying the most loyal paying customers using Mixpanel, surveying them, and conducting interviews. The core survey that we sent to around 1000 customers included the following questions (there were more than ten questions) that helped us understand customers’ needs, struggles, and business plans for the future:

  • What are your biggest goals for your design business?
  • What are the main challenges you face when working on those goals?
  • What are your biggest concerns for the future of your business?
  • What areas of your business do you know you need to improve upon?
  • What areas of your business are you confident in?

After summarizing the survey submissions, interviews, and customers’ feedback across multiple tools and resources, we received a clear view that interior designers wanted to receive help with the following:

  • Boosting company growth: Grow their business, get more profits, and hire more employees. 
  • Acquire more leads: Acquire more traffic to their website, more leads, and paying customers to their businesses. 
  • Manage their time better: Save time by managing their clients, interior design projects, employees, and different tools. 

After a few iterations with the key team members, we finalized the headline that we wanted to test as an a/b test through Below are two variants we experimented with.

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Our experiment on DesignFiles homepage brought + 37% uplift in conversion rate

After experimenting for two weeks, Variant 1 was a clear winner. Apart from the fact that the conversion rate (homepage -> registration page) increased by 37%, there was a clear trend that Variant 1 generated more conversions daily, had a higher conversion rate every day, and the overall conversion rate and conversions increased since we started this experiment. 

All of this concluded that our hard work in analyzing the core audience, surveying and talking to them to determine their needs and struggles helped us get many more registrations for our client. 


In the journey to elevate your business’s online presence, the Unique Value Proposition (UVP) is not just a statement; it’s a strategic beacon that guides potential customers through the sea of competition to your shores. 

In this article, I have illuminated the path to crafting a UVP that resonates with your audience and distinguishes your company or product. We also have explored the essence of a UVP, delved into its structure, and provided a blueprint for writing one that captures the essence of your brand. The real-world example of a 37% increase in homepage conversion rates stands as a testament to the transformative power of a well-conceived UVP.

As we conclude, remember that your UVP is a living component of your brand narrative. It should evolve as your business grows and as market dynamics shift. Keep it at the forefront of your homepage, ensure it reflects the core values and benefits of your product or service, and let it be the clear voice that answers the crucial customer question: “Why should I choose your product?”

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