KIABI was having trouble making the most out of their Google Smart Shopping campaigns. Google Smart Shopping automates bidding and ad placement, making it easier to manage and optimize campaigns across multiple channels.
While Smart Shopping can be very effective, it comes at the expense of losing transparency and granular insight into these campaigns. To that point, KIABI was feeling limited in the sort of optimizations they could make: their campaigns were promoting the full Google Merchant Center (GMC) catalogue of thousands of products. The more products to promote, the less visibility each one will get.
Google’s algorithm may not prioritize the product you want it to; the algorithm’s optimization goals may not match yours. KIABI was seeing irrelevant products getting promoted while the products with competitive advantages (price, attractivity, delivery, stock, etc.) were ignored. KIABI needed more control over their promotions at the product level.
KIABI’s product catalogue was integrated with ROI Hunter, along with their Facebook and Google Analytics information. Combining this data within ROI Hunter’s platform created a single source of truth and enabled ROI Hunter’s Product Insights feature, enriching KIABI’s catalogue with product-level insights for every item.
Having enhanced their data with Product Insights, ROI Hunter’s Customer Success Managers (CSMs) next helped KIABI improve their Smart Shopping campaigns. With the added data, KIABI could now filter their catalogue for specific goals, and analyze performance and profitability at the product level across multiple channels. KIABI found their most profitable products, created product groups to test, and automated the campaigns through Google Smart Shopping.
KIABI performed multiple data-driven tests to find the most effective product group. Of those tests, the top product group vs a generic Smart Shopping campaign was the group made up of the 30% of products with the most transactions recorded by Google Analytics in the past 30 days.
The only products shown in this Smart Shopping campaign were products pulled from that list; e.g. top selling products.
The newly optimized Smart Shopping campaign showed significant improvements over the standard. Most substantially, there was a 94% uptick in conversion rate (CR). We also observed a 25% decrease in cost per order (CPO), and an increase in return on ad spend (ROAS) of 40%.