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Newly released: email subscriptions for Customer Grades

I've just released an improvement to the Customer Grades report in Repeat Customer Insights. Now every store can signup to have your customer grades emailed to you automatically every week or month as part of the email subscriptions initiative. I'm pushing to get as many of the reports emailable as...

Prevent and recover defecting customers

Once you start looking for customer defections and waning loyalty, you might find that you've been losing a lot more customers than you thought. Often new customer acquisition overshadows customer retention so you don't realize there's a problem until you go looking for it. Fixing retention will help your profitability...

Build customer loyalty one personal email at a time

Customers want to feel special. Giving them discounts and incentives can do that but often feel shallow because they know 100s or 1,000s of other customers got the same thing. An alternative is to send a personal email. Not an automated one where the software filled in FIRSTNAME. I'm talking...

Using customer grades to define valuable customer behavior

Customer grading is one customer analysis that Repeat Customer Insights includes in its suite. This is where each customer is graded with a letter grade based on their behavior: Grade A customers are your best scoring customers. These will include your VIP, loyal, and fans that you should cultivate. Grade...

Using customer reviews to acquire new customers

Customer reviews are important for your Shopify store but managing them can be a mess. Part of the problem is that there are two types of reviews you should be collecting from customers: Product reviews on the actual products they ordered Company reviews on the buying experience Most of the...

Give away your products to attract new and loyal customers

One way to acquire new customers and build loyalty is to have try before you buy products. You could some something complex like sending orders and delaying the charge for 30 days but you'd be open to a lot of fraud. Instead I'm talking about creating sample-sized products and letting...

Start your customer behavior analysis before the holiday season

With July ending today, summer (or winter) is starting to wind down. That leaves less than four more months until Black Friday and the holiday buying season. Plenty of time for mid-sized projects or to build up marketing campaigns. The first step should be to perform a customer behavior analysis...

Use social proof to retain repeat customers

Social proof is commonly used during conversion rate optimization. It involves adding quotes or reviews from other customers or recognizable people to the product page. Social proof can also be used to improve customer loyalty. First you'll need to collect a lot of reviews and quotes. You want reviews of...

Continuously improve your Shopify store, whenever you can

The garden has been struggling this year. I'm not sure if it's from: the weather my skills the soil Regardless of the cause, there's not much I can do in the short-term. Weather is uncontrollable. I can learn and practice new skills, but that's a long-term improvement. Improving the soil...

Use a regular schedule to stay ahead of problems

This year I've been having to do a lot more weeding than usual. Over the past two years weed seeds have blown in and settled on top of our wood chip mulch. The mulch stops weeds from growing up from the soil, but it can't do anything to weeds that...

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