@mattab opened this Issue on September 9th 2014 Member

This issue is an open issue where we would like to brainstorm ways that Ecommerce reporting could be improved in Piwik.

Please suggest any suggestion or idea you may have as a comment here!

@hpvd commented on April 1st 2015

some missing values for store performance overview are documented here: https://github.com/piwik/piwik/issues/7617

@hpvd commented on April 1st 2015

does not solely fit to ecommerce, but of course it's very important for ecommerce is the topic costs, e.g. cost per revenue

@hpvd commented on November 7th 2015

summary taken fromcomments in #8758:

from professional POV to be honest, in the field of ecommerce at this time Piwik (2.1.5) is "only" "pretty fine".
The ease of integration is of course perfect thanks to several plugins for several shop systems (https://piwik.org/integrate/#ecommerce-online-shops)
but the number of data tracked and the possibilities to analyse them are not.

To make it "really good" some important points are missing: features not only for documenting the things you may receive also from your shop software, but features to give statistics which enable you to make good strategic decisions on it for the future direction and setup of your store.

  • show metrics for ecommerce performance #7617
  • ecommerce: track more details of abandoned cart #9176
  • ecommerce: complete tracking of order's details #9177
  • segment editor: use available ecommerce data for better segmentation of visits #9172

To make it "damn awesome", in addition maybe even more unique features are needed to be apart from the competition

  • Analyse costs and revenue for a single visitor/a whole campaign #4458
  • segment editor: make ecommerce actions accessible #9175
@hpvd commented on November 7th 2015

the most important point is, to give the possibility to start tracking the needed data as soon as possible (#9176 #9177), the analysis can be added a little later.

The reasons for this:

  • every analysis need data which has to be tracked before (the more the better for your statistic)
  • the integration of the possibilities of additional data tracking in the plugins, available for several shops (see https://piwik.org/integrate/#ecommerce-online-shops), would take some time too.
    So Piwik has to implement this as soon as possible.
@hpvd commented on January 5th 2016

ecommerce: track more details of abandoned cart:
extracted from: https://github.com/piwik/piwik/issues/9176

Piwik could track details of abandoned carts:

  • items
  • quantity
  • price

That's great.
The results are showen e.g. in visitor log
please see attachment.

The question for the shop owner is not only what he has lost but also even more important
why did he lost this order?

To get a little help with the answer one need piwik to track some more data of the of abandoned carts:

Depending on the point of leaving the shop, the visitor may have seen and done (chosen)

With this, these things should be also be tracked and be visible within piwik
in same manner they are tracked on a successful order.

1) Details for each item on cart:

  • Name
  • SKU
  • Original Price
  • Price (on cart, after discount)
  • Quantity

2) For cart in general:

  • ShownTotal Revenue
  • Shown Tax amount
  • Selected Payment method
  • Shown payment cost
  • Selected Shipping type
  • Shown Shipping Cost
  • Discount offered
  • Discount reason e.g. coupon

even if some are not set (because not shown to visitor), one should still show the items but with the remark "not seen"

Only with this information one could identify the reason for leaving the shop


would be really great to start tracking of all data soon (first step, because they are needed to have good statistics afterwards)
Showing and using the data could be added a little later (second step, e.g. in visitorlog, a new abandoned cart overview page etc...)

@hpvd commented on January 5th 2016

ecommerce: complete tracking of order's details
extracted from #9177

Piwik is already tracking details of orders:

  • Order Revenue grand total (includes tax, shipping, and subtracted discount)
  • Order sub total (excludes shipping)
  • Tax amount
  • Shipping amount
  • Discount offered

This is great so far but some important things are missing for making good decisions on base of Piwiks data for the right direction/future of business concepts and details (e.g. strategy of products, prices and discount, shipping, payment etc.)

Since there was just a ticket opened collecting all important data to be tracked on abandoned carts #9176,
the same items are of course important for completed orders.

Here is the list:

1) Details for each item in order:

  • Name
  • SKU
  • Original Price
  • Price (on cart, after discount)
  • Quantity

2) For order in general:

  • Total Revenue
  • Tax amount
  • Payment method
  • Payment cost
  • Shipping type
  • Shipping Cost
  • Discount
  • Discount reason e.g. coupon
  • order done with customer registration or without #4760

feel free to add some more!

@tsteur commented on February 11th 2020 Member
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