1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 27, 2016 3:34 PM by Josh Hill

    Send email in batches from A/B test email program

    Kim Gandy

      I have a smart list of 83,000 leads and ran an A/B test on 10% this morning. I scheduled for the winner to run the remaining 90% tomorrow morning, but worry about the volume of leads being emailed at once.

       

      How can I send the email in batches from the email program? Or can I add the following flow to the program?

       

      In your campaign under the "Flow" tab setup the flow as follows:

      1. Send Email - "Add Choice" - Random Sample "is" 25(%). Email = XX

      2. Remove from Flow - "Add choice" - Was Sent Email "is" XX. Campaign "is" XYZ (This is the campaign you are currently working in)

      3. Wait "1 hour"

      4. Send Email - "Add Choice" - Random Sample "is" 25(%). Email = XX

      5.  Remove from Flow - "Add choice" - Was Sent Email "is" XX. Campaign "is" XYZ

      6. Wait "1 hour"

      7. Send Email - "Add Choice" - Random Sample "is" 25(%). Email = XX

      8. Remove from Flow - "Add choice" - Was Sent Email "is" XX. Campaign "is" XYZ

      9. Wait "1 hour"

      10. Send Email "is" Email = XX (This last send should send to all in the list that are left. All others would have been removed from the flow in previous flow steps)

        • Re: Send email in batches from A/B test email program
          Josh Hill

          if you are going to do this, you should run separate smart campaigns as well as breakdown the 90% into several static lists using Random Sample.

           

          1. Breakdown 90% list using random sample smart campaign.
          2. schedule batches over time to each randomly selected list

           

          It's actually quite fine to send to large groups; I do it all the time. The only caveat is if you are warming a new IP OR if that 90% group is stale (over 12 months old).

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