Tag: shopify metrics

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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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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This Black Friday trend is crystal clear for Shopify stores

46% in 2015. 54% in 2016. 64% in 2017. 66% in 2018. And now 69% in 2019. That’s the trend of how many sales happen on mobile during Black Friday / Cyber Monday across all of Shopify. Yet a lot of stores still design for desktop first and then leave mobile as an afterthought. Most …

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Key performance indicators for single-purchase products

Repeat Customer Insights focuses on repeat customer metrics but one customer was asking about what to look for with new customers: This may seem like a strange question but do you have any suggestions for an app/methodology/dashboard to capture New Customer Insights? Traffic and conversion metrics are going to be very important to you, at …

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Double your traffic, double your revenue

Recently I was talking with a business owner who was seeing some significant revenue growth. He wasn’t sure exactly why because he rolled out a lot of changes recently: a redesign, better sales copy, and SEO work. When we went over his sales funnel, we found that the majority of the growth was because he …

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Why Shopify and Google might be counting your repeat customers incorrectly

Roy was comparing his repeat customer metrics in Shopify, Google Analytics, and Repeat Customer Insights and noticed they were all different: How do you define "repeat purchaser"? Your numbers are way different from the numbers I get from Shopify and Google analytics. Each system defines "repeats" differently. In Google Analytics it’s based on their cookies. …

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Insights into Repeat Purchase Rate drop-offs for Shopify stores

Your Repeat Purchase Rate should hold steady or improve as customers place repeat orders. This shows that they are engaging with your store and products. A Repeat Purchase Rate drop-off is where there’s a significant drop in your rate based on a clear behavior, usually from one order to the next (e.g. first to second …

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