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Targeted reminders of electronic coupons: using predictive analytics to facilitate coupon marketing


Electronic coupon (e-coupon) is one of the most important marketing tools in B2C e-commerce. To improve the e-coupon redemption rate and reduce marketing costs, it is crucial to retarget customers who have received e-coupons and have higher propensity to redeem their coupons. Using log data and transactional data to extract the features of past purchase behavior, past coupon redemption behavior and browsing behavior during coupon validity period, we investigate the factors influencing customers’ propensity for e-coupon redemption. Our results show that almost all the variables used in our analysis (except the visit time) affect consumers’ coupon redemption propensity. Our study can help companies develop promotional strategies that better retarget those customers who are more likely to respond to coupon marketing. It also highlights the potential of using predictive analytics to enhance marketing effectiveness in the era of big data.

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This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. 71771122, # 71271115.

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Li, L., Li, X., Qi, W. et al. Targeted reminders of electronic coupons: using predictive analytics to facilitate coupon marketing. Electron Commer Res (2020).

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  • Coupon marketing
  • e-Coupon
  • Predictive analytics
  • Targeted reminders