XML Schema Guide

Much of Bunting’s power comes from its knowledge of your products, and its ability to cross reference them with visitor profiles. You should now select a method of sending information about your products to Bunting.

 

Specification

Below are the specifications showing the mandatory, recommended and optional fields to allow your fields to be configured.

Benefits of using an XML within Bunting.

 

Unique Product Code <upc> Mandatory

The identifier for each product has to be unique within your account, and cannot be re-used. You can use any sequence of letters and digits for the product ID.

Type: Character Limit: Example Value: XML Example:
Text 250 Characters Max abc123 <upc>abc123</upc>
Important: Once a product has been submitted, the ID must not be changed when you update your data or be used for a different product at a later point in time.

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How to set up a split test and measure the results!

When you create a piece of content with Bunting, you run through a 3 step process, Visitor targeting > Content > Measure Impact.

To set up split testing, all you have to do is change the drop-down under “Run a split test to measure impact?” on the Measure Impact page to Yes and let Bunting do all the hard work for you. Once you have done this click Save Changes and you are ready to start collecting Results when your Campaign is Activated.

Running a split test demonstration
Running a split test within the Bunting platform.

Where can I see the Results?

In the campaign lists within Bunting when a split test has been set up for the campaign you can see the results on the right-hand site similar to the image below.

If the Split test has not yet reached its confidence target within Bunting then it will still display that the split test between variations is still active.

If you click on one of these split test result figures it will take you to the Split Test Results page for that campaign and will display all the available metrics:

  • Converted Visitors
  • Revenue
  • Cart Products per Visitor
  • Visits per Visitor
  • Average Visit Duration
  • Bounce Rate
  • Product Views per Visit
  • Page Views per Visit
Split Test Results Page
Image showing split test results page within Bunting.

You can even select a specific variation to see the results for that variation at a much more granular level. Showing a graph of results as well as a history of the variation’s performance.

There is an advanced option to alter the amount of traffic that is able to view the split tests. The default for this is 50/50, but this can be catered to the specific campaign you are testing.

Advanced Split Test Screen
Advanced Split Test Results Screen

 

In addition to this, the confidence target can be changed. This is the metric that is calculated by Bunting as the probability for that variation to be the most effective. Once this target is reached it will deactivate the other variations.

All of the traffic is then routed to the winning variation from the deactivated variations and the control group.

To ensure there are no false positives Bunting will only automatically end the split test and show this campaign to all visitors when the confidence target is reached with more than 200 conversions.

Note: Google analytics has been turned on for this Campaign to further measure the impact. If you want to read more about Google analytics event tracking and what information Bunting passes to it click here.

What Product Recommendation algorithms are there?

Bunting offers many algorithms which can be applied to Product Recommendations, with each having certain levels of suitability for different pages of your eCommerce website.

The following list details the algorithms and the uses for them:

  • Adaptive – These are the default setting for recommendations from Bunting using a machine learning algorithm to detect what the best recommendations are given in the context of the page.
  • Recently Viewed by Visitors
  • Most Popular – Last 24 Hours
  • Most Popular – Last 7 Days
  • Most PopularLast 30 Days
  • Popular Alternatives – This is most often used on Product Pages. It takes into consideration what customers view, add to cart and buy after viewing the specified product.
  • Cross Selling – Commonly shown on both Cart/Checkout pages and Product pages. This takes into consideration what other customers buy from these pages.
  • Repeat Custom – This will determine what customers usually buy, based on what their last purchase was. The context for this is the order complete page, this is done cumulatively.

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Can I still use Google Analytics if I install Bunting?

Can I still use Google Analytics if I install Bunting?

Yes, of course! In fact, the first stage of the Measure Impact step is an option to turn on Google Analytics Event Tracking.

Many of our clients still have Google Analytics and use it alongside Bunting. This allows them to make a more informed decision on just how much ROI Bunting is providing.

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How to update your email database in Bunting with customer consent (GDPR compliance)

It is now necessary to obtain consent from your customers in the EU in order to send email marketing communications, including abandoned cart emails. This ​must​ be an affirmative opt-in (not a pre-ticked box).

Before you can use Bunting’s email tools, Bunting must know that consent has been given from each recipient. By default, Bunting sets all visitor’s email subscription statuses as being opted out (‘optout’).

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Bunting Feature List

Bunting contains a variety of features, many of which you can find detailed on the main Bunting website. A more exhaustive list can be seen below.

Last updated: 18/12/2015

Content Creation Tools

  • Product Recommendations
    Intelligent, data-driven product recommendations, which appear seamlessly as part of your website’s content. Drag-and-drop integration makes plugging them in a one-minute task.
  • Lightbox
    A popup you show to visitors containing information. Useful for preventing shopper exits, welcoming visitors to your site, and making important prompts. Your website is normally darkened in the background when a lightbox is being displayed.
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