Exposure strategies is a concept that enables merchandisers to have Apptus eSales optimise its algorithms for product exposure towards different business goals.
There are three different exposure strategies available and are set per market in the Business app.
- Expose higher priced products (Revenue focus)
- Expose high margin products (Profit focus)
- Expose products that sell more (Conversion focus)
Each product returned in a panel supporting exposure strategies has a momentary popularity value, a strategy score, based on the selected exposure strategy. The optimal period of time for the strategy score is automatically and individually chosen per product.
Exposure strategies also work when using the Search hits panel by itself or in a zone. The panel must use the Sort by relevance sort order as the primary sort level in the
Before selecting an exposure strategy it is recommended to perform a built in A/B test between the strategies. An A/B test will establish the effect of switching exposure strategy on a site.
Metrics for conversions, revenue, and profit can be monitored throughout the test period. Predictions of the impact of a strategy switch are made and visualised. The longer a test is ongoing and the more sessions that are affected, the more exact the predictions will be. The results and predictions will provide a merchandiser with information on how the different strategies affect goal metrics and inform of potential trade-offs.
This form of testing of competing strategies is built into eSales and allows for merchandisers to make an informed decision based on actual performance.
|Range of impact||The range of impact is a value that represents the predicted change per metric in percent for the panels affected by exposure strategies when switching from strategy A to B. The expected impact is given as a 95% confidence interval with an upper and lower bound.|
|Total impact||The total impact is a value that represents the predicted change per metric in percent for all panels when switching from strategy A to B.|
The key use cases for exposure strategies include payday optimisation and discount period optimisation. Read more about use cases and best sales practices on the Exposure strategies page on Apptus.com.
Panels supporting exposure strategies¶
Depending on what panel is used, exposure strategies are utilised either fully or partially. Panels that partially utilise exposure strategies, such as the Autocomplete panel, use exposure strategies on product backfill. Multi-level sorting will affect exposure strategies.
Exposure strategies are fully utilised in:
- Product list panel, when using relevance or sales as sort order
- Product list with count zone, when using relevance or sales as sort order
- Search hits panel, when using relevance or sales as sort order
- Search hits with count zone, when using relevance or sales as sort order
- Search zone, when using relevance or sales as sort order
Exposure strategies are partially utilised in:
- Product list panel, when using personal as sort order
- Product list with count zone, when using personal as sort order
- Autocomplete panel
- Did-you-mean panel
- Product suggestions panel
This online publication is intellectual property of Apptus Technologies. Its contents can be duplicated in part or whole, provided that a copyright label is visibly located on each copy and the copy is used in conjunction with the product described within this document.
All information found in these documents has been compiled with utmost attention to detail. However, this does not guarantee complete accuracy. Neither Apptus Technologies nor the authors shall be held liable for possible errors or the consequences thereof.
Software and hardware descriptions cited in these documents might be registered trademarks. All trade names are subject to copyright restrictions and may be registered trademarks. Apptus Technologies essentially adheres to the manufacturer’s spelling. Names of products and trademarks appearing in this document, with or without specific notation, are likewise subject to trademark and trade protection laws and may thus fall under copyright restrictions.CLOSE