I've been having problems for a while now trying to track conversions with e-junkie, specifically when using Google Website Optimizer for testing different sales pages to see which perform better.
This of course is due to the fact that a 3rd party site (PayPal) is being used. GWO seems to have problems with that.
So, here's my idea.
Since e-junkie allows me to sell multiple products, what if I set up 5 "different" products that are all actually the same exact product... they'd just now all have unique item numbers.
And then, I'd set up 5 different sales pages, each of which uses a different item number in the "buy now/add to cart" link, and then set up Google Website Optimizer to rotate between showing these 5 different pages. I'd of course include a fake "conversion page" just so it works right.
I'd then track conversions myself (not through GWO) by watching which item number was getting more sales.
Does this make any sense (at least for what I'm looking to do), or is it kinda dumb?
And assuming it's an okay idea, will e-junkie have any problems selling 5-10 "different" products that are all actually identical with the same name and everything?
Thanks in advance for any help.