Churn is a metric that pulls no punches in revealing how your business is truly performing. Customer churn, or attrition—the percentage of customers who stop purchasing from you—is a critical indicator of customer satisfaction and loyalty. When churn rates climb, no ad budget will compensate for lost customers.

In an era of high customer acquisition costs, slashing your churn rate is one of the smartest moves you can make. Predicting churn is critical to prevention. By leveraging predictive analytics, you can deliver targeted, relevant messages to at-risk customers, significantly boosting retention, loyalty, and long-term growth.

Predict, Engage, and Retain

Klaviyo's advanced predictive analytics are essential for a robust retention growth strategy. By leveraging a high volume of real-time data, machine learning, and predictive models, businesses can identify customers at risk of churning. Early detection enables proactive engagement, particularly with those likely to stop buying after a typical purchase interval.

With reliable predictive analytics, businesses can target the right customers with the most relevant messaging, significantly boosting retention and fostering loyalty.

According to Klaviyo, churn rates for average customers can reach as high as 70%. If your churn prediction values are around 50%, you're in good shape. However, if they exceed 75%, it's time to reassess your retention strategies and focus on customers who are more likely to return.

Six Ways to Lower Customer Churn with Klaviyo

1. Feedback and Product Improvement

Surveys and Reviews: Regularly collect feedback through surveys and product reviews to understand customer preferences and pain points. If you’re seeing high churn prediction values and an increasing number of bad reviews, it’s a sign that marketing alone won’t repair your churn problem.

Act on Feedback: Show customers their feedback is valued by making visible improvements based on their suggestions.

2. Run Targeted Retention Strategies

Split your customer churn persona into various segments and identify the most effective retention strategies. Scale these efforts by analysing churn rates over 90 days, focusing on the following segments:

  • New Customers/List: Identify trends and reasons behind new customers unsubscribing from your list and implement strategies to retain them.
  • One-Time Purchase: Engage one-time purchasers with personalised offers and incentives to encourage repeat purchases.
  • Repeat Purchase: Monitor and analyse behaviours of repeat customers to understand what drives their loyalty and how to further strengthen it.
  • Subscription Model: Proactively address potential churn in subscription behaviours to enhance long-term customer loyalty.

3. Loyalty Programs

Rewards: Implement a loyalty program that incentivises repeat purchases, referrals, and social media engagement.

Exclusive Benefits: Offer exclusive discounts, early access to sales, and special events for loyal customers.

4. Personalised Follow-Ups

Post-Purchase Engagement: Send follow-up emails with thank-you notes, product care tips, and complementary product suggestions.

Re-Engagement Campaigns
: Implement automated and targeted campaigns for customers who haven't made a purchase in a while.

5. Proactive Customer Support

Implementing proactive customer support through chatbots and AI can significantly enhance customer satisfaction and retention. Use purchase history, browsing behaviour, and previous interactions to ensure customers receive timely, personalised, and effective support.

6. Educational Content and Social Proof

Weave in how-to videos and UGC to enhance the customer experience along with tailored, high-quality content.

Include positive customer quotes in win-back campaigns to reinforce your brand's value along with press features.

Bottom Line

When customer acquisition costs are high, decreasing your churn rate is a strategic pivot. Be human, authentic, and proactive—automate processes, not relationships. Leveraging Klaviyo's advanced predictive analytics helps you predict and prevent churn, ensuring your retention marketing campaigns are robust and successful. While churn is a challenging and ever-evolving problem, a solid retention strategy can effectively reduce churn, retain customers, and drive sustainable growth for your brand.


For further insights on how Rebel360 can help shift your marketing efforts towards profitability and reduce churn, connect with us at hi@rebel360.co.uk or through our online form here. We look forward to exploring growth opportunities with you.

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