Headquartered in Barcelona, eCooltra scooter sharing is not only fun, but is also the easiest way to get around European cities. By combining the fun, style and efficiency of scooters with the convenience of mobile booking, eCooltra is poised to transform the sharing and transportation businesses across Europe.
eCooltra was well positioned for expansion beyond their launch cities in Spain, Portugal and Italy. This expansion would multiply their market potential.
As a seasonal business with aggressive growth targets, the eCooltra product and marketing teams needed an agile and accurate way to identify and optimize every available growth partner and strategy. Recognizing the importance of growth data and user experience optimization, eCooltra selected AppsFlyer as their mobile measurement partner.
eCooltra’s activation plan was multifaceted:
Paid Media Optimization
In order to deliver the optimal mix of scaled reach, quality and cost per first-rider, eCooltra partnered with over twenty media sources over their first year alone. By constantly testing new media sources, bid strategies and targeting parameters, eCooltra was able to optimize based on their cost-per-first ride, as well as near term and long term growth goals.
Data and Reporting Flexibility
Facing rapid expansion, eCooltra’s teams needed to streamline their data flows, bringing the right data to each team at the right time. In addition to using AppsFlyer’s deep reporting dashboards, eCooltra used AppsFlyer’s custom dashboards to streamline their reporting and analysis by task. They further imported their mobile attribution and mobile cost (media spend) data into their BI for further analysis by their product and revenue teams.
Audiences, Postbacks and Targeting Optimization
Using AppsFlyer’s pre-configured integrations, eCooltra was able to add new campaigns and test new partners in just minutes – all without adding any new SDKs. Using these integrations, eCooltra delivered real-time postbacks to all of their partners as users advanced in their funnels.
To streamline their user quality improvements, eCooltra created user quality scores. These quality scores ranked used on a scale of A (top quality) to E (low quality). A and B quality users were dynamically synced to high performing networks for lookalike targeting. Additionally, to lower their costs and improve their revenues, eCooltra retargeted activated users who had not booked a ride in the recent past, as well as lapsed users who had not booked a ride over the last few months. With pre-configured Audiences, eCooltra was able to test new Audiences and partners in just minutes – no manual setup needed.
This real-time data flow allowed eCooltra to better optimize their lookalike targeting and retargeting to drive both first-time riders at low cost, and to improve their user quality and LTV with minimal manual effort.
Eliminating User Experience Friction
Recognizing the importance of providing a seamless, frictionless user experience, eCooltra utilizes both custom attribution links and unique codes to measure non-traditional campaign performance. For example, eCooltra setup unique coupon codes or custom attribution links to promote their offerings on coupon sites, attracting massive numbers of new first-time riders who could then be nurtured and re-activated through email and push messaging.
eCooltra’s first year focussing on mobile app growth showed remarkable results. Over just one year, eCooltra’s growth rate jumped by 5X. By putting the emphasis on user quality and delivering a seamless customer journey, eCooltra’s improved their first-ride rate by 60%, and doubled their user loyalty. These quality improvements are particularly remarkable considering their explosive growth.
Heading into year two of their mobile-centric growth, eCooltra is doubling down on their success strategies; agile testing, diversified media spend to drive growth, optimizing towards user quality and delivering seamless customer experiences that amaze and delight.