Bi-Weekly Product Recommendation Newsletter

What to Expect From This Use Case

The Bi-Weekly Automated Top Product Recommendation Newsletter leverages store data to market bestsellers and highlight popular items, fostering increased brand visibility and customer engagement. Simultaneously, it creates urgency for purchases and encourages post-purchase upsells, thus boosting potential sales.

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Use Case Items

With this use case, youโ€™ll get a:

  • Ready-to-use bi-weekly product recommendation newsletter email
  • Pre-defined evaluation dashboard
  • Recommendations engine

How to deploy the Use Case

After downloading the use case, follow these steps:

Step 1: Meet the Requirements

Verify if the data in your project meets the requirements. Follow this step-by-step setup guide in case of problems.

Step 2: Understand the Use Case Logic

Every two weeks, a newsletter is sent automatically to all customers, promoting the best sellers in the last 14 days.

This scenario runs bi-weekly. To avoid breaking the GDRP rules, we will check if a customer has emailing consent.

The 'Bi-Weekly Product Recommendation Newsletter' contains 3 items that are currently the most popular, based on purchase data - most selling products. The products are fed from the recommendation engine Best Sellers in last 14 days for Bi-Weekly Product Recommendation Newsletter. Only products not recommended in the past 15 days are eligible, ensuring we do not repeat the same products every two weeks.

Follow the description and labels in the scenario in case of uncertainty.

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The logic of this use case is built on best practices and only requires adjustments if you want to further customize the use case. Get instant value by launching this campaign in just a few clicks.

However, we highly recommend you adjust the use case design and copy to fit your business needs.

Step 3: Adjust the Use Case

Now that you understand the use case logic, you can set up the use case according to your preference.

3.1 Email Settings

If you decide to customize the email settings, follow this detailed guide to make the adjustments.

3.2 Design & Copy

Customize the email visuals and copy to align with your company's brand identity.

Otherwise, you can go through this guide for more information.

Follow this guide to adjust the email template with products in the email node.

3.3 A/B test

A/B test the use case to better understand the email performance and revenue generated.

This use case's A/B test traffic distribution is set to variant A at 50 % and the control group at 50 %. We recommend keeping this distribution as it brings quick and statistically significant results.

Learn more about the dos and don'ts when modifying your A/B tests in this guide.

Step 4: Test and Run the Use Case

When you are done adjusting the use case, we recommend to always test the use case before deployment. When testing, double-check if the use case design, copy, and settings work as preferred.

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You should only deploy a use case after testing. Testing prevents sending unfinished or imperfect campaigns to your customer base.

Run the use case once the testing is over. When you open the email, click the Start button in the upper right corner to launch the campaign.

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Congratulations!

If you got here, you have successfully deployed this use case.

Step 5: Evaluate the Results

Remember to run the use case for a few days to see the impact.

After this initial period, use the prebuilt and ready-to-use evaluation dashboard specifically included in this use case to measure and analyze relevant data.

To evaluate, open the evaluation dashboard, enter the email's name (e.g., Bi-Weekly Product Recommendation Newsletter), set the attribution window for revenue in hours (e.g., 24), and click the Refresh button in the upper right corner to see the results.

If you encounter any problems, read this article for insights on evaluating the use case.

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Donโ€™t forget to regularly check the results so you can optimize the use case for better performance.

Additional Resources

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