Tag: metrics

Tomato envy and measuring your own results

I went for a walk yesterday and saw a bunch of tomato plants out in front yards (normal for Portland). Many plants were bigger than mine, one was twice as big, and a few already had fruit starting. At first I felt like I was behind but then I realized I don’t know much about …

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Use tracking codes to keep your marketing clear

Whenever you start marketing to customer segments you should use different UTM or other tracking codes to be able to track each campaign separately. Some systems like Repeat Customer Insights can work out their purchases without a tracking code but many systems cannot and could attribute those sales as new customer sales. Especially if it’s …

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Important metrics to watch in your Shopify store

Yesterday I wrote about watching over the right metrics and how that can help detect problems before they get too large (assuming you act on the metrics which I procrastinated on). When you run a Shopify store there are 100s of metrics you can track. Here’s a few that I’d recommend for every store: Total …

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Watching over the right business metrics

With my email marketing I focus on just two metrics: sales number of people sent my daily Shopify tips The reason for the first is oblivious, I need to make sales to stay in business. The number of people sounds like a vanity metric but I don’t use that to brag. It’s used to make …

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Keep your key Shopify performance indicators easy to find

I was working with a friend on a metrics dashboard for his business. He wanted to have a better idea about a handful of key indicators he was watching. They measured how well his next two weeks would be and then overall how his business has been doing so far. Pretty basic stuff in the …

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Give your metrics a gut check

After you’ve collected last years metrics, take a quick at them and write down what they’re telling you. For example, Where there more orders than you expected? How does the Average Order Value (AOV) of the entire year compare to what you’ve been using? Where the most successful campaign results surprising? Taking a quick look …

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