Tag: cohort analysis

Using new customer acquisitions to find hidden busy seasons

Finding out which months are best for acquiring new customers can help plan your marketing resources. Say for example, you tally up your orders from new customers this year and see this sort of distribution: January 8.8% February 7.9% March 9.2% April 9.5% May 8.8% June 7.3% July 7.3% August 7.1% September 6.4% October 6.9% …

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Unstick your stuck AOVs

You can make Average Order Value (AOV) more useful by segmenting it. Instead of having one AOV for your store as a whole, you have an AOV for each major traffic source, for each major customer segment, or even for customer cohorts. That’ll give you more visibility into what’s going on with them and let …

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What cohort reports teach you about your repeat customer behavior

I frequently get questions from Repeat Customer Insights customers about the Cohort reports. It’s one of the most popular reports and for good reason. A well-structured cohort report can answer questions about your customer behavior that no other report can. Basically it’ll show how groups of people (a cohort) behave over-time. In the app, the …

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Watching Memorial Day weekend to monitor the recovery

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, stores are going to get a preview of how customer behavior has been changed from the pandemic and shutdowns. Some stores and segments might see their usual spike, while others might not notice anything at all. This can be a preview of the remainder of the year and the …

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What to check first if your Shopify store sales have dried up

I’ve been hearing rumors of many Shopify store and ecommerce stores in general starting to see sales dry up. It could be due to COVID changes, economic stagnation, or any number of other factors that impact buying behavior. Checking your sales and order counts is one way to see if you’re impacted but they might …

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Find what percentage of customers reorder in a time frame

A Repeat Customer Insights customer was asking if it was possible to find the percentage of customers who purchase for a second time within four months. The Cohort report lists various metrics for the customers who first buy in a given month (their cohort month). It also tracks their behavior month-by-month over time. Each row …

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Marketing optimizations and patience

I’ve been tweaking a few things to improve my email marketing and opt-ins. That includes trying different formats of opt-in forms and how they are displayed. The first test had about half the opt-ins of the control (statistically significant) but the second test I’m running is now showing 50% higher than the control. It still …

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