How does the countdown timer work?

Attrac's countdown timer is one of its most powerful features, boasting advanced options. Attrac provides three types of countdown timers:

1. Countdown to a specific time/date:

This is the most popular and straightforward countdown timer to set up. Simply select a date and time from the calendar, and the timer will countdown to that specific moment. For instance, if you want to announce a Black Friday offer that will end at midnight, you simply set up the countdown a few days before Black Friday and choose the end date and time as midnight on Friday. The countdown timer will calculate the time left and start the countdown once you activate the campaign.

2. Duration countdown timer:

This type of timer allows you to set a countdown for a specific duration, independent of a particular time and date. The countdown starts when the campaign is activated. It includes an option to auto-repeat the countdown after the initial period ends. Another feature of this timer is the ability to display a unique countdown for each new visitor (browser session).

3. Countdown timer that runs daily for a specific period:

This type is suitable if you want to display a countdown timer for a specific period each day. For example, if you offer a discount every day from 10:00 PM until midnight, this type would be appropriate. If you combine this option with the scheduling features, you can select which days of the week to display the campaign. In our previous example, you could display the offer on weekdays only.

How does the countdown timer work with scheduling?

The scheduling feature controls when to activate, show, or hide the campaign. Here are two cases in which the scheduling feature may affect your countdown timers:

1- For the duration countdown timer, the countdown will start once the scheduled campaign is activated. For example, if you schedule the campaign to show on a specific date at 10:00 AM, then the duration countdown will start at 10:00 AM.

2- For countdown timers that run daily, the scheduling feature offers the option to show it on specific days instead of showing it daily.

Note: The option of showing the campaign on specific days and times in the scheduling feature does not affect the countdown timer in any way. It only controls showing or hiding the campaign itself.

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