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Target Top 21-40% Of Customers


This playbook helps you identify and sync your Top 21-40% of customers to your marketing platforms, so you can easily send them messages and nurture them into even more profitable customers. Interested in learning more about how we determine your Top 21-40% of customers Click here.


Your Top 21-40% of Customers are the customers who aren’t your best customers, but could be. Their combination of how recently, frequently and how much they spend could be higher with the proper nurturing. They typically generate the lion share of profits. These customers love your brand, and if nurtured properly, will continue to make frequent purchases from your brand for years.

You might be asking yourself what’s the difference between syncing your Top 21-40% of Customers based on RFM scores and Multi-Buyers. The main difference is using the RFM scores (ranking ordering customers based on their RFM scores) will give you an algorithmic based approach to customer segmentation, whereas mtuli-buyers/HVC segmentation is based on rules. Basically RFM Scores are a more advanced way to segment compared to multi-buyer/HVC.

How to Sync Your HVCs to Your Marketing Channels:

Part 1: Creating an Audiences Target 

  1. In the Daasity app, click on New Target.
  2. Click on Klaviyo or Attentive Events.
  3. Under General, create a Name (to ID in Daasity app) and an Event Name (to ID in your Marketing platform). 
  4. Select “Only update existing profiles.”
  5. Under Authorize Daasity, add your Private API Key/Log into your account.
  6. Under Audiences Source, make sure that the chosen source is Daasity Customer Segments. Then, choose the RF Decile Score 3-4 report.

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  1. Under Data Mapping, sync the appropriate channel for each source:
  2. For Klaviyo, type in (or select) $email for the field
  3. For Attentive, type in (or select) $phone for the field
  4. Next to CUSTOMER_SEGMENT, type in daasity_segment_rfm_score_3_4
  5. Under Schedule, select the frequency you want Daasity to update customer profiles (we recommend Daily).

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If you’d like to verify that the data has been successfully passed from Daasity, check the Events Thread section (Under All Metrics) in your Customer Profile to see RF Decile 3-4.

Step 2: Creating an Automation in your Marketing channels called Motivate Potential HVCs 

  1. In Klaviyo:
  2. Select Metric as a trigger
  3. Select Properties About Someone
  4. Select ‘equals’ daasity_segment_rf_score_3_4
  5. Pro-Tip: add a filter that removes the customer if they make a purchase during the flow. This way, you won’t make any additional offers to the HVCs who convert from your efforts.

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Creating a new flow in Klaviyo based on the Metric Trigger.

  1. In Attentive:
  2. Create a new Journey and select Custom Journey.
  3. Select RF Decile 3-4 as the Journey Trigger and select “Send a Message about something else.”
  4. This message doesn’t qualify as transactional and will not need to be approved.

Part 3: Build your flow to nurture these High-Value Customers. 

We recommend a multi-step flow here where a customer has multiple touch points showing how much you value them as a customer. These customers are frequent shoppers who frequently purchase from your store.

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  1. Since it’s been a while since customers made their last purchased
  2. New releases: What’s recently been released, promote the new collection onsite.
  3. Replenishment emails – here’s what you bought last time.
  4. New Product recommendations – here’s what you bought last time, here are some related products. 
  5. Additional Incentives: Gift With Purchase (GWP, Free Shipping, Slightly deeper discount)
  6. In email, this is typically a 3-5 step flow. In SMS, coordinate 1-2 messages that work well with the emails you send.
  7. If you have limited bandwidth, build at least one message in each channel welcoming these customers to their VIP status and letting them know what to expect from being a High Value Customer.
  8. The key is to make these customers feel valued and stakeholders in your brand. 

Part 4 (Optional): Building a Segment to target Your Top 21-40% of Customers in Campaigns.

  1. In Klaviyo:
  2. Select the Trigger option and set the filter to “Properties About Someone” 
  3. Select ‘equals’ daasity_segment_rfm_score_3_4
  4. Pro Tip: Always add filters for suppressed emails in your segments.

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Create a segment in Klaviyo based on the Daasity Custom Profile Property.

  1. In Attentive:
  2. Create a new Dynamic segment
  3. Select the Tigger option: “A subscriber’s activity”
  4. Select ‘equals’ RF Decile 3-4

The Final Huddle:

  • Every time a customer enters the Top 21-40%, they are automatically added to the flow and receive a welcome across channels.
  • Automatically nurture as many customers in the Top 21-40% as possible.
  • There’s an always up-to-date segment identifying the Top 21-40% of Customers to target in Campaigns as well.

Similar articles:

  • New Multi-Buyer Welcome
  • Targeting Top 20% of Customers

Helpful Links:

  1. Loyalty Program Inspiration
  2. RF Segmentation Video
  3. RFM Explanation

Special thanks to our friends at Daasity for their insights on this topic.
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