Email Performance Reports

Once you define your campaign goals and KPIs, you are ready to get into creating the reports. There are a few major reports that will tell you most of what you need to know about your emailing, including both deliverability performance and campaign performance. We will go over these reports, what do they tell you and why are they important in this article.

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Bloomreach Engagement can help you with an out-of-the-box Plug&Play Email reporting dashboard, please contact your CSM if you are interested.

Email domain report

The first one is the email domain report, which shows you metrics for specific recipient domains. This will help you see any deliverability issues with a particular mailbox provider – and you can use open rate variance metric here. If a certain provider shows 30% lower open rate than the other, this is most likely due to bad inbox placement. Similarly, if there is any spike for soft bounces or hard bounces, you should look into what is causing those issues.

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We have created a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to create this report in Bloomreach Engagement. Read more about Email Domain Report.

Campaign report

The second perspective, which uses mostly the same set of metrics in a different format, is the campaign report. You can get this report by using the previous Email domain report, but in rows, you should use “campaign > campaign_name” instead of “email_domain”. You can also add “campaign > subject” as an extra row, in case you want to see the subject lines used, or if you tested various subject lines.

This allows you to monitor how your campaigns are doing, e.g. how is different content influencing the click rate, how is a different subject line affecting open rate, etc.

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Soft bounce / bounce report

If you spot any problems in the campaign/email domain report, you can use the following report to investigate further. This will help you understand where soft or hard bounces are coming from: is it bad email list health or is your content being blocked?

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Here’s a short video on how you can set up such a report in Bloomreach Engagement:

Once you find out what the most common issues are, you can start solving them. In this regard, you might find our Email Deliverability Tips useful.

Open and click time report

To help you understand when customers are opening or clicking on your emails, and whether this is in line with their usual shoping time, you can build the following report. You will see most of the opens and clicks happen after sending the campaign, but you might find out that this isn’t when your customers typically do their shopping. You can then use optimal send time prediction to manage this for you, or manually adjust the campaign launch times.

Let’s take a look at the report on the following image. At first sight, we can see a high open-to-purchase ratio before lunch, when the email is sent. But then we can see that customers are opening fewer emails but still shopping.

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If we hide opens from this view and look at clicks only, we can see that there are spikes in clicks in the morning and late evening, but they don’t correlate with when purchases are happening.

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Here you could benefit from using optimal send time prediction, as this would make sure every customer receives an email at their optimal time. If this prediction isn’t available to you, you can also use this for the segmentation of morning and evening shoppers, and send campaigns at two different times for these two segments.

Here’s a short video on how you can set up such a report in Bloomreach Engagement: