Tag: repeat customers

Using product education to attract new and retain repeat customers

A couple of months back I happened across a native flower that only grows in our area. It’s also the main source of food for various butterflies, including an endangered one. The store I learned about it from wasn’t selling it any longer but they did list their supplier in their product description. Their supplier, …

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Get 1 out of 3 customers to buy again

In Repeat Customer Insights I code in some industry statistics to make it easier to compare your Shopify store to ecommerce as a whole. The percentage of customers buying again (Repeat Purchase Rate) is about 27% which means an average store will get 1 out of 4 customers to buy again. Some stores are better. …

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Free shipping causing funky buyer behavior

Due to squirrels who keep digging up seeds, I decided to get another seed starting tray so I can plant baby plants instead of seeds. The one I like is a commercial variety so there’s only one or two vendors who sell it by the unit. Otherwise I have to order a pallet. But on …

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How to identify, track, and retain repeat customers in Shopify

A Repeat Customer Insights customer was asking me last week how to identify, track, and keep their high-repeat buyers. My answer is specific to the app but you can still follow it if you have a way of measuring customer purchases and grading them by how recently and frequently they order. The app uses the …

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Making your Shopify store more efficient is worth the effort

With winter kicking in (dropped below freezing today) we’ve been using our new heaters more now. The one in my office is interesting. I have it set to the coldest temperature for the heater, and it’s still too warm. Part of it is because I’m directly in the path so the heat is more noticeable …

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How likely is each of your products to create repeat customers?

Last week I improved the First Products report in Repeat Customer Insights so that it will now show you which products produce the most repeat customers. It does this by analyzing the product and customer data to calculate the Repeat Purchase Rate for each individual product (and variant). This means you can compare products to …

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Going beyond your customer’s expectations

Last week we had our A/C replaced. The old unit finally stopped working right before Portland’s annual heatwave. We went with a previous contractor and by the end of the job they beat every expectation we had: Price, while high was close to what I expected and was still lower than alternatives. Finished in 2 …

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How some contractors keep winning our repeat business

We’ve been getting some construction done around the house to take care of deferred maintenance from the previous owners. We’re getting 2-3 bids each time so we have ones to compare (except for when I made a mistake and had 6 arborists come out for a tree removal…) The interesting part is that with each …

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Three marketing campaigns every Shopify store should be running

It’s best to have at least three marketing campaigns to attract and keep customers. You can use many different tactics or mixes of them: email marketing, social media, ads, etc. The important thing is to make sure you’re tracking their performance and change or cut out tactics that under-perform. Customer Acquisition Campaign – primarily targeting …

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