SP Digital increases its conversion by 12% using product recommendations

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About SP Digital

SP Digital is a computer company, founded in Santiago de Chile, in 2006. What was born as a small family business, over time has grown to become a benchmark for e-commerce in Chile.

Its online store offers a vast catalog of categories of computer products and it receives more than 700K visits per month, according to SimilarWeb. They constantly look for ways to innovate and satisfy the unique client experience and, due to this fact, they have huge brand loyalty.

The challenge

SP Digital was searching for a solution aimed at creating a highly differentiated experience, providing better customer satisfaction and increasing online sales. At the same time, they were looking for an effective and easy to implement tool, without the constant need for IT assistance. For this, they collaborated with Retail Rocket to launch a personalized online shopping experience.

The solution

The Retail Rocket platform analyzes the behavior of online users and adjusts the website in real time, so that each user gets their own version of the online store, highlighting the products that are more likely to buy, depending on their preferences and purchase history. The platform offers more than 20 customization scenarios for each step of the customer’s journey.

In this case study, we will analyze the results obtained by adding the Retail Rocket personalised product recommendations on the homepage and cart page, at Spdigital.cl. online store.

Efficiency analysis process Description

An A/B test was conducted to determine the efficiency of the Retail Rocket product recommendation tool in increasing the conversion rate on different pages within the website.

The objective of the test was to identify statistically significant difference in the conversion rate between the visitor segments.

Personalization of the homepage

The efficiency analysis of the personalized product recommendations was carried out by randomly dividing all users of the Spdigital.cl homepage into three segments in real time:

1. The first visitor segment was shown personal recommendations, based on browsing history:

2. The second visitor segment: Most popular products from categories that visitors are currently interested in.

3. The third visitor segment was the Control group, no recommendations were shown.

Results on the homepage

According to the data of the A/B test, the use of the mechanics «Most popular products from categories that visitors are currently interested in» in the recommendations block on the homepage of the online store Spdigital.cl increases the conversion of target visitors of 3,2%.

Conversion, %
The relative change in the performance of the segment

«Most popular products from categories that visitors are currently interested in»

relative «Control group»

+3,2%

Personalization of the Cart page

The effectiveness analysis of the product recommendations was carried out also by using the A/B testing method. All users of the Spdigital.cl cart page were randomly divided into five segments in real time:

1. The first user segment showed: Accessories

2. The second visitor segment showed: Related products, personalized based on visitor’s interests to products’ properties (prices, brands etc.)

3. The third visitor segment showed related products from categories different from the category of current product, personalized based on visitor’s interests to products’ properties

4. The fourth visitor segment showed related products based on associative connections, personalized based on visitor’s interests to products’ properties (prices, brands etc.)

5. The fifth visitor segment showed accessories, personalized based on visitor’s interests to products’ properties

The goal of the experiment was to identify statistically significant difference in the conversion rate between the visitor segments.

Results on the cart page

According to the data of the A/B test, the use of the recommendations block «Related products, personalized based on visitor’s interests to products’ properties (prices, brands etc.)» on the cart page of the online store Spdigital.cl increases the conversion by 12.1%.

The relative change in the performance of segment «Related products, personalized based on visitor’s interests to products’ properties (prices, brands etc.)» relative «Accessories»

+12,1%

Conclusion

It is important to impact users with the appropriate recommendation blocks on each page of the online store to maximize its effect.

Customizing our website by using A/B testing tools will result in a personalized shopping experience for each user according to their interests. This will result in an increase of the effectiveness of our strategy as well.

Retail Rocket helped Spdigital.cl to configure the most efficient self-learning algorithm based on big data analysis in real time, without the need for IT resources and without a long implementation period.

When adding product recommendations, the A/B tests showed a conversion increase on the homepage of 3.2% and 12.1% on the cart page.

Thanks to these results, SP Digital and Retail Rocket will continue collaborating to improve the usability of their online store and achieve a unique customer experience.

Comments from SP Digital

We are very happy with RetailRocket. From the first meeting we knew they were good at what they do, which is improving your e-commerce sales through automatic recommendations. They are transparent, professional and super accessible. If we need to make any changes they are always available and keen to proceed. Nonetheless, they are always looking forward to improving your sales through additional methods, such as enhanced email marketing and A/B testing. And as if that weren’t enough, the price is more than fair, totally worth it.”    

Felipe Monroy S., Head of Development of Digital SP

 

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