Sol de Janeiro is a disruptive body care brand co-founded by former Clinique Lab Director Heela Yang, aimed at sharing the spirit of Brazilian beauty with the world.
Initially launched in 2015 with a core product, ‘Brazilian Bum Bum Cream’ (which became Sephora’s biggest ever bodycare hit!), the brand has seen huge growth since then. The focus now is to continue connecting with consumers, selling directly to them via its own e-commerce website.
One of the biggest benefits for any brand investing in a D2C approach is the opportunity to collect and utilize visitor data to improve the customer experience. Combining this consideration with the need to deliver ROI on acquisition costs, Sol de Janeiro wanted to ensure it was capturing one of the most important pieces of customer data: email addresses.
Working with the Yieldify team, Sol de Janeiro identified an opportunity to go beyond the basic lead capture strategy of a standalone overlay. Analysis of the customer journey revealed that visitors were more likely to convert after exposure to multiple Yieldify touchpoints:
This insight led to the development of a layered lead capture strategy, aimed at maximizing the chance to collect consumer data from visitors in exchange for a 10% discount.
The first touchpoint to optimize was the lead capture overlay. To ensure that the message was delivered to a relevant audience, this was set to trigger on exit to users who had not previously submitted their email. Using Yieldify’s session targeting feature, this was only shown to those who were in their first or second session.
If the visitor submitted their email address, they would receive a 10% off coupon, auto-applied to their basket. If they didn’t submit their details, they would then see a floating button in the corner of the screen, with the message reading ‘10% off’. Using this unobtrusive format meant that although the message was able to follow the visitor along their journey, it was up to them to interact.
The layered email capture strategy for Sol de Janeiro has driven approximately 25k leads in just 4.5 months and, based on the calculated value of a lead, a 22:1 lead ROI.
The journey-based approach i.e. adding an additional touchpoint via the floating button reminder was a success, driving an additional 6,300 leads with a submission rate of 9.35%.
New leads generated in 4.5 months
Lead submission rate
Additional leads captured with reminder
“As we grow the direct-to-consumer side of our e-commerce business the insights and strategy provided by Yieldify have proven invaluable in building an engaged customer database. We’re also seeing great results continuing this engagement throughout the customer journey – tactics such as social proof have driven approximately $46k in incremental revenue during these first 4.5 months of working with Yieldify.”