Tag: customer behavior

Taking Black Friday customers from a competitor

Convincing a customer to order early from your store can shift that order from a competitor. If a customer hasn’t decided where to place their order or they are shopping around, you can win their order by having your Black Friday deals early. Especially if your competitors sell the same product or a close substitute. …

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Convince customers to place early holiday orders

With the start of the holiday season imminent, you might want to consider starting early. By getting some customers to order now, before the main rush, you’d be able to spread out the ordering spikes. That means less daily volume of orders to process, less risk of stock-outs, and a more steady cashflow through the …

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Improve your customers for the long haul

This year the garden has been yielding so-so. Some plants are crazy productive (tomato, kale) while others failed (spinach) or grew slowly (lettuce, potato). It makes sense though. This is the first year for most of it and the second year for the rest, so the soil and ecosystem as a whole is still new. …

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Get an extra early order from new customers

I harvested the last of my garlic yesterday (44 bulbs in all). Some are good size, most are a bit smaller than I’d hoped (not enough water, poor soil). But a third of them were planted in free space, nestled in-between other plants and squeezed in where nothing else would fit. Extra harvest, no extra …

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When you wish upon a list

One feature that regular customers use more than one-off customers is a wishlist. Your browsing shoppers might just use a tab or two to keep track of which products they want to buy. Most will end up leaving or buying in that session though. For your regular and repeat customers though, there are a lot …

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Missing shipping info can mess with your customer metrics

I’ve been ordering from a bunch of stores recently and one thing that keeps happening is missing shipping information. Some mention it right upfront, usually on the product page or on a dedicated shipping page. But others hide it until checkout, one was even on the very last step with the payment details. That means …

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Even a considerable discount might not motivate a buyer

A small publisher just emailed me a 35% off coupon for their online store. They happen to have a book I wanted so I compared them to Amazon. Amazon’s price was $29.16 while the store’s list price is $34.95 plus $7.50 shipping for $42.45. Even with the 35% coupon the price drops to $27.72, only …

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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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How different discount strategies can change customer behavior

A Repeat Customer Insights customer was asking about how to combine the automatic segments with a discounting strategy they’re considering: We want to offer larger discounts for vip and loyal customers, smaller more frequent discounts for low aov or average customers etc Discounting can have a major influence on customer behavior and has the potential …

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