Thalia cultivates an appetite for reading with personalized book recommendations
Realtime personalization in the online shop, newsletter, app and tolino eReader increase customer retention and sales
Personalized shopping experience in Thalia online shops, newsletters, tolino eReader and app
Increase in customer response and sales from recommendations
Various personalization scenarios, especially in the online shop and newsletter
Automated generation of product recommendations in real time through various channels
Analysis of user behavior in real time and inclusion of historical data for appropriate recommendation calculation
Diverse use of personalization, e.g. in numerous different newsletter formats
Two-digit increase in sales from recommendations
Increase in click rates
Use of different personalization scenarios automated in different channels
Sven Klenner, Director of Sales eCommerce and Marketing:
„We have been working with prudsys for many years and are impressed with the pruddsys RDE. The realtime algorithms used in the personalization solution ensure a high customer response. For us, an integrated, personalized customer approach across all channels is the key to successful customer retention.“
Customer service is the top priority for Thalia Bücher GmbH. In order to offer its customers real added value through personalized offers, the company tested the prudsys RDE against its own software solution in 2011. The objective was to improve both sales from recommendations and customer retention. During the test, Thalia generated additional sales in the two-digit range by using the prudsys RDE. The following steps were the result: The prudsys RDE was integrated into all Thalia online shops and personalization was expanded to include other customer channels such as newsletters and subsequently also the tolino eReader.
The prudsys RDE was implemented into the German Thalia online shop in 2011. There are many different types of recommendations in the form of personalized product recommendations in use in all five Thalia Bücher GmbH online shops. The prudsys RDE personalizes all of the important pages on Thalia.de, Thalia.at, Buch.de, bol.de and orellfuessli. ch. That includes, among other things, the home page, product detail pages, interim shopping cart pages, the wish list and “no match” pages. In the “My shop” area, customers also receive personalized recommendations with their logins in real time based on user behavior. In 2015, the prudsys RDE was integrated into the Thalia newsletter in its various formats, including the new customer greeting, shopping cart interruption campaigns and weekly eBook mailings. Readers even benefit from realtime product recommendations by the prudsys RDE on Thalia’s own eReader, the tolino brand, which Thalia launched in conjunction with bookstore partners in 2013. These recommendations appear on the start screen, for example, or after the “continue reading” message upon finishing a book.
Thalia successfully creates a personalized customer approach in the online shop, newsletter, tolino eReader and on app for mobile end devices. Sales from recommendations saw an above average increase in the two-digit range in all online shops thanks to the constant development of personalized areas and consistent testing. Customer response in the form of clicks on recommended products also increased continuously. Thalia continues to constantly test and optimize the latest personalization scenarios. In the future, the company would like to link the online and offline worlds more closely.