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Creating dynamic Klevu Product Recommendations using Klaviyo Segments

This functionality is currently available through the Klaviyo connector.

This guide describes how you can use Klaviyo Segments to create Klevu recommendations. You can read more about Klaviyo segments here. With this feature, you can distinctively choose different logic or filtering rules for different segments. 


  1. You must be on a plan that has Klevu Personalized Smart Recommendations.
  2. You have integrated Klaviyo on your store with onsite tracking enabled.
  3. Enable the Klaviyo<>Klevu Connector (Follow Steps Here)

Creating a segmentation strategy for Klevu Product Recommendations

There are three main types of segments you can create within Klaviyo to give your segmented Klevu Product Recommendations the best baseline for performance. 

Segment by engagement - Divide your audience by how they interact with your site. How often they browse and buy. For example, you might have a segment of “High Rollers” who purchase often at over your AOV. Follow this detailed guide to create your engagement segments.

Segment by affinity - Divide your audience by their interest in different product types and categories. For example, “Fashion Enthusiasts” who purchase apparel items frequently. Follow these steps to use Klevu Search events in your Klaviyo Segments to build these.

Mixed: Segment by affinity AND engagement - For your most important segments, combine the two methods. So you end up with your affinity segments, broken down by engagement. For example, “High Roller Fashion Enthusiasts”.

If you are new to the Klevu <> Klaviyo integration, and using segments in your Klevu Product Recommendations, we recommend that you choose 2 engagement segments, 2 affinity segments, and 2 mixed. Assign a goal to each segment. For example, you might have:

  • Brand Enthusiasts - Goal: Keep them purchasing and engaged
  • Potential Brand Enthusiasts - Goal: Increase purchase frequency
  • High Roller Fashion Enthusiasts - Goal: Keep them purchasing and engaged
  • Potential High Roller Fashion Enthusiasts - Goal: Increase purchase frequency and AOV
  • Suiting Enthusiasts - Goal: Increase purchasing within category
  • Cycling Enthusiasts - Goal: Increase purchasing within category

Once you’ve chosen your segments, the next step is to create a matrix by page type.

Page Type: Homepage


Klevu Product Recommendation Strategy

Brand Enthusiasts - Goal: Keep them purchasing and engaged
Trending Products for You* -Showcase trending products that align with their past purchases. If they buy mostly skincare products, display trending skincare items. Utilize Klevu’s advanced filtering to tailor these recommendations further based on specific attributes like brand or price range.
Potential Brand Enthusiasts - Goal: Increase purchase frequency
Recently Viewed – If they are landing on the homepage, chances are they are coming back to see what is new, or responding to something that reminded them of your brand. Reminding them also of the products they have recently viewed can help trigger buying behavior.
High Roller Fashion Enthusiasts - Goal: Keep them purchasing and engaged
Trending Products for You – Rules: Over an amount that is your average order value, and advanced filter for items in the Fashion category.
Potential High Roller Fashion Enthusiasts - Goal: Increase purchase frequency and AOV
Trending Products for You – This will show them popular items within the categories or affinities they usually like. Add advanced filtering to this recommendation type to only show products above your average order value, and within the Fashion category.
Suiting Enthusiasts - Goal: Increase purchasing within category
Trending Products for You – Within suiting category
Cycling Enthusiasts - Goal: Increase purchasing within category
Trending Products for You – Within cycling category

Continue doing this for all page types, so you have a customized plan for your segmented product recommendations banners across your website. Remember that you can also show content banners instead of products for certain segments. Learn more about using content banners in Klevu product recommendations.

Once you’re clear about the segments and strategies you are going to use, it’s time to implement it within the Klevu Merchant Center.

How to create recommendations with Klaviyo Segments?

  1. While creating/editing a recommendation banner, on the Audience step, select the "By Segment" option in the Audience selection and click on “Continue”.
  2. Select the "Add Segment" option from the Logic section.
  3. Select For dropdown to see a list of synced Klaviyo segments. Against each segment, you will see the profile count in that segment. Choose the segment you wish to configure the recommendation for.
  4. For the added segment, set the action for the segment. You can either “Configure Recommendation” or “Hide Banner”.
  • If you choose to configure the recommendation, you will need to:
  • Select the “Logic” that will be used to generate the recommendation.
  • Enter the “Title” of the recommendation.
  • Create “Product Filtering Rules” to determine which products will be displayed in the recommendation. (Learn about product filtering)
  • Set “Additional Recommendation Settings”, such as the number of products to display
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 for any other segments that you want to use for the recommendation.
  • After configuring the recommendation settings for all the created segments, set the action for “Everyone Else” (those not belonging to any of the selected segments). This will be the default recommendation for website visitors or customers not included in any specific segment.

5. The sequence/order of the segment that is setup is important as it will define which segment to execute in case a shopper belongs to two or more segments. In such a case, a shopper matching the first segment (in order you defined) will be executed.

  • To reorder the segment position click on the"Reorder (⇵)" option to arrange the segments in the priority as per your requirement.
  • As shown in the above screen, by selecting (⠿) you can reorder the segment. 
  • Save the defined order by selecting the "Done (⇵)" option.

6. The final screen you will see is the integration tab. You will be presented with a small HTML snippet.

If you are not subscribed to the Smart Recommendation product with the required plan, you will see an upgrade option next to the "By Segment" option. You can simply click on the "Upgrade" option to request an upgrade.


1. What is the functioning process of Spot?

  • A spot refers to a position on a page where you can set up recommendation logic either for all visitors or specific user segments. Please note that spots are for internal identification purposes.
  • Depending on the segment and logic combination configured, the spot will utilize varying logic on the page.

2. Can I apply different logic types to various customer segments?

  • Yes, you have the flexibility to target distinct logic types to different customer segments.

3. What is the maximum number of segments that can be configured in a single recommendation banner?

  • The current limit is 10 segments per recommendation banner.

4. If a customer belongs to multiple segments, which logic/segment combination will take precedence?

  • When a customer is part of multiple segments, the logic associated with the first configured segment in the list will be prioritized.
  • You have the option to re-order the segments list as per your preferences.

5. Which platform powers Klevu segmentation, and can I connect with other platforms for segmentation?

  • Klevu segmentation is currently powered by Klaviyo. To enable segmentation, you need to have Klaviyo connected.
  • At present, Klevu segmentation only supports Klaviyo, but there might be plans to include new connectors in the future.

6. What happens if I add or remove a Klaviyo segment after setting up the recommendation banner?

  • If you add a new Klaviyo segment after setting up the recommendation banner, you can go back to the recommendation settings and include the new segment by following the same process.
  • If you remove a segment from Klaviyo that was used in a recommendation, it will no longer be applied to the banner's logic. (Note that the configured segment will remain as it is in the existing recommendation. You can either choose to remove it or keep it based on your preferences.) 

7. How often are segments synced from Klaviyo?

  • Segments are auto-synced once a day at 6 AM GMT. But you can always go to the connector and Force Sync if needed.

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