While Interaction Studio can update recommendations and content at either “send-time” or “open-time”, this triggered email should be set to update at “send-time” to ensure the most relevant recommendations are made. The personalized elements in the email are still 1:1, but they are only influenced by the behavior of the recipient at the time the email is sent, not each time it is opened.
For this triggered email, “open-time” scheduling should be limited to content zones when applicable so the messaging stays consistent with your current marketing initiatives or promotions.
Alerting visitors immediately when an item of interest has a price reduction is a great way to motivate them to make a purchase. Maybe the customer felt the price was too high for the item’s perceived value. Or maybe the price was beyond the customer’s budget. Whatever reason caused the customer to hold off, seeing the price drop can encourage customers to take that leap and convert.
The content zones should speak to the overall messaging and purpose of the triggered email; in this case “The temperature isn't the only thing dropping today”. They should help support the subject line(s) that prompted the recipient to open the email in the first place. Leverage the content zones within your email template to alert your shoppers of current marketing initiatives and/or promotions. Top content zones may also click through to the landing page for all sale or clearance products.
Your email opt-in list will be used as the segment for this email type.
The analysis of triggered email campaigns should begin with email open rates. As a best practice, refresh subject lines seasonally (and throughout the season) to remove under-indexed subject lines. The campaign highlighted in this playbook is designed to drive shoppers back to your site. Click-through rates become a focal point so it is important to update content zones and specific landing pages regularly.
Templates can run with multiple recipes. While the focus of the email is on the individual or group of products within the recipient's favorite category, as with all Interaction Studio email campaigns, you have full control over the recipes that power the product assortment shown.
The results should be a more valuable email (RPU) that drives significant engagement metrics (open rate, click through rate) by delivering relevant content in real-time without placing a burdensome workload on your team.
Here is a checklist of what you need to do in Interaction Studio to create this play on your own site:
The following articles from the Interaction Studio Knowledge Base will provide process steps to help you execute this play: