This is a monthly report by Triggered Messaging, to provide statistics on the effectiveness of real-time marketing. This report covers cart and browse recovery over a 30-day period in July-August 2013. (Previous report for July 2013, Next report for September 2013)
|Number of customers whose anonymised data was used||1.2 million||From a representative sample of Triggered Messaging clients, mainly in the USA and UK.|
|Proportion of Carts Abandoned||
61.17% by number
67.74% by value
|Click Through Rate on recovery emails||13.25%||By campaign. Cart recovery emails.|
|Purchase Rate after click-through||36.29%||Cart recovery emails.|
|Average Order Value of recovered purchase as opposed to regular purchases||16.0% Higher for a recovered purchase||Cart recovery emails.|
|Proportion of revenue from browse recovery||23.7%||Browse recovery revenue / cart+browse recovery revenue (for clients doing both)|
|Average return from a single cart recovery email||$7.63||Cart recovery emails.|
|Average return from a single browse recovery email||$1.68||Browse recovery emails.|
|Sales uplift||15.26% (11.64% from cart and 3.62% from browse recovery)||Extra sales attributed to Triggered Messaging, compared to normal sales.|
- The figures are very similar to July 2013, except that the "average return from a single cart recovery email" has fallen from $10.35 to $7.64. I think this shows a change in the mix of our clients' business towards low ticket items, such as royal baby souvenirs. Will the change be temporary?
- The average sales uplift of 15.26% is very pleasing and - because Triggered Messaging's fees are deliberately low - the average profitability of our clients has increased by significantly more than this.
- There is a huge variation in sales uplift across our clients. Everyone is making money, but not equally so. In part it is because some clients have added browse abandonment and done work to help us identify more customers, thus boosting recovery (advice), but there are other big effects such as market sector.
- NB: As with all such data, there is room for error in these figures. The recorded results could be too high, because some customers were going to buy anyway even if we didn't send recovery emails, or too low because some were reminded by the emails but bought in a way that we couldn't measure. We do our best, but nothing is 100% accurate.
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