Revenue from returning customers

Revenue from returning customers is the share of sales coming from repeat buyers. This can be very different from retention rate. A small percentage of loyal customers can still make up a big part of your revenue. Or the other way around. 

So it’s smart to try and increase both retention rate and the spending of returning customers. Go the extra mile for those customers to win their loyalty so they buy as much as possible. 

The formula for calculating the share of revenue from returning customers is: 

RRC = (Revenue from repeat purchases / Total Revenue) * 100 

Our recent research found an average revenue from returning customers of 60%. That’s beyond awesome, but keep in mind that most of the brands surveyed prioritize retention so it’s a result of intentional efforts. What we also see in the data is that the general correlation between retention rate and share of revenue from returning customers is 1:2, meaning that whatever the share of return customers is, the percentage of revenue they generate is at least double that. Returning customers are essential for growing in revenue.

Apparel 59%
CBD 68.5%
Coffee 64%
Beauty 63%
High-performance sports clothing 64%
Meal deliveries 51%
Own food products 47%
Pet products 68%
Supplements 58%
Tea 48%
Average 59.6%
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