2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2015 4:58 AM by b2af5654a801797f89f9595f220f2878ba454a27

    Ideas for BtoC Opportunities by Campaign Report

      Hello. I'm attempting to customize a report to show Opportunities by Email Campaign. In my setup, an opportunity indicates a sale. We are a BtoC client. I'd like to be able to say, this email led to this many opportunities, representing this much value. 

      It seems like a triggered situation - whereby I enable  a trigger that says if lead clicks email and opportunity is updated within 5 hours (for example), it gets credited to that email. 

      We used a system simply for Ecom emails before (Marketo also reports for our brick and morter as well, which is one reason we went with it), and the ability to show sales generated by an email was a pretty standard feature. 

      Has anyone set up a report like this? I've had nothing but headaches setting up Marketo for BtoC & Ecommerce operation - any advice would be helpful. Thanks!
        • Re: Ideas for BtoC Opportunities by Campaign Report
          The short answer is (in my experience) you're going to have continued challenges doing this. Marketo's Analytics, and its program architecture and philosophy, are based on the concept of multiple marketing initiatives touching a lead over time and influencing an eventual purchase. 

          Marketo is not set up, out of the box, to track short, repeat purchases that are more typical in a B2C environment and some B2B environments. 

          My most recent company was B2B but functioned in a similar way as what you are describing -- direct response style emails that could generate quick purchases. The questions being asked were the same. 

          Check out my answer for this thread for how we solved it: https://community.marketo.com/MarketoDiscussionDetail?id=90650000000Q35DAAS

          I should also say you need to encode whatever attribution logic you have into the trigger that changes the program status.

          Off the top of my head, I could think of some alternate ways of potentially doing this, perhaps having multiple revenue cycle models for each type of repeat purchase. But it is really square peg round hole and would get complicated. 

          If anyone else has done cool things making Marketo's analytics work well for this type of business I am interested to hear about it too. 
          • Re: Ideas for BtoC Opportunities by Campaign Report
            Thanks Justin - this is great! I really appreciate you taking the time to respond.