The Challenge:

Specialized Bikes, a worldwide brand for performance road and mountain bicycles, approached our agency, to help promote an onsite buy one, get one road tire campaign called Let’s Go Dutch.  In addition to A/B testing promotional content messaging through Optimizely, we identified an opportunity to serve personalized content to previously interested road tire shoppers on the site.

Given limited internal dev resources for this promotion, as well as abbreviated project timelines, roboboogie stepped in to make nimble changes on their site; serving messaging and hosting site changes through the Optimizely dashboard.

Specialized bike riders in back of truck with their bikes

The Solution:

Target marketing through Optimizely’s personalization features

In the two months leading up to the campaign, the roboboogie team collected a personalization target list by setting up a ghost experience to determine which users were actively looking for tires. Users who met the criteria under that experiment were added to a custom audience in Optimizely. The users who made it into this audience then saw a unique promotional content bar during the final BOGO campaign, giving them extra visibility into road tire deals.

Specialized bikes buy-one-get-one offer for Let's Go Dutch campaign

Utilizing Optimizely for testing, goal tracking and CMS (content management system)

Utilizing Optimizely as not only a test tool, but to push content as a CMS allowed the team to promote and implement tested messaging on appropriate road tires, instructing users on how to participate in the sale on the campaign tire pages on mobile and desktop nimbly, without the assistance of an occupied Specialized development team.

Specialized bikes road tires on shopping site

The Impact:

  • Road tire inventory sold out in less than a week –  months ahead of expected sell-out date. (Additional product added shortly after and has continued to thrive through personalization and added messaging.)
  • The strategic messaging addition boosted add to carts by 11.4 percent on desktop and 7.3 percent on mobile.
  • Personalization efforts boosted add to carts by 18.1%, and overall site sales by 21.4%.
  • Revenue generated through personalization experimentation alone has provided more than four times the monthly combined cost of Optimizely platform and roboboogie agency services.

And most importantly, a happy Specialized team, excited about ramping up personalization efforts due to impact of personalization efforts with the Let’s Go Dutch campaign.

Learn more about roboboogie’s target marketing and personalziation services here.

Written by Jedidiah Fugle & John Gentle