Customer segmentation… you’ve probably heard about it from your peers and read about in various marketing articles so what exactly does it mean to segment your customers and how do you do it?
Customer segmentation is how marketers divide their customer base into smaller subsets or different groups of customers, based on common characteristics like demographics, psychographics and shopping behavior. Studies have shown that marketing campaigns sent to segmented customers can result in a 200% increase in conversions.
So how do you segment customers? The basics of segmentation is simple, you can start by segmenting your audience based on purchasing habits. Let’s explore these customer segments further as a starting point:
These are customers who have purchased from your store recently.
Action 👉 sync these customers into your email marketing platform and Facebook to upsell, cross sell these customers complimentary products based on their purchase or after care products.
These customers are, as the segment name suggests, customers who’ve spent the most on your store. Using our app you can change the filters to view your highest spenders in the last 6 months
Action 👉 target your highest spending customers with an email inviting them to exclusive deals, new releases, basically anything to really make them feel special for spending with your store
These are customers who’ve purchased from you once and they are ripe for your brand to retain to increase customer retention.
Action 👉 sync your one timers into Facebook Ads and your email service provider and target them with an offer (discount, bundle, etc) to get them to repurchase. It’s statistically proven that returning customers will help increase your store's profitability.
Don’t forget to check out our app, Segments on the Shopify store, we have 30+ pre-built customer segments like the ones above which will help you drive additional revenue for your business.
In the next part of this series we’ll focus on segments based on engagement tracked by email service providers so stay tuned.
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