“It hasn't cost us any more to acquire TryNow customers, and yet they're spending more, even without discounts.”

Jennifer Anderson, CEO at Lime Ricki
Try a variety of clothing items before you buy them

Partnership at a glance

Increase sales

25% AOV increase

With half of all shoppers choosing TryNow, Lime Ricki has seen an AOV increase of 25%, after returns.

Grow your business

Order size increase

First time customers and repeat customers are ordering more.

Increase revenues

No more discounts

Lime Ricki is selling more products to more customers without relying on any discounting strategies.

The Problem

This menswear brand creates performance clothing for travel, work, and play. They develop the highest-quality materials from the best suppliers to create versatile garments that perform better than the competition -- but that quality is very difficult to convey through a browser window or a mobile device.

They have fantastic imagery, free shipping and returns, and an optimized site. But they felt there was potential to unlock more growth by letting more shoppers see and feel the quality of their product first-hand.

The Customer

A technical menswear brand with a high quality product, selling 100% DTC with a majority of their sales in the US.

Lime Ricki

Cute, modest swimwear for all women

Lime Ricki is a women-owned company founded in 2007 to fill a need for cute, modest swimwear. They grew quickly in the early years, confirming their product/market fit. When we began our partnership, Lime Ricki was looking for a way to renew growth by differentiating their shopping experience.

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“We're seeing a $10 decrease in CAC. When you extrapolate that across thousands of new customers, that’s more than going to offset an uptick in return rate.”

Jesse Miller, Vice President of Growth, Goodlife

If you have a great product, let people try it

The Goodlife team came to TryNow with two goals: acquire new customers at an efficient CAC and reduce checkout uncertainty without relying on discounts.  With these two goals in mind, Goodlife focused their Try Before You Buy program messaging on the quality of their products.

With a high-price point t-shirt, shoppers need to be confident in the value of the purchase, so Goodlife turned TBYB into a quality "guarantee." This strategy was fueled with extensive marketing in mid-to-bottom of funnel prospecting,  while the top of the funnel remained focused on the Goodlife difference. This approach enabled Goodlife to convert high-intent shoppers who needed an extra assurance before committing to purchase.

Lime Ricki

Creating a lovely online experience when fit is everything

Finding the right fit with swimwear is hard. Finding it online is even harder. How do you convince new shoppers to trust your product enough to take the leap? With TryNow, the answer is powerfully simple: turn their living room into the fitting room.

“New and returning customers are ordering more and we're making more profit than we have in the past.”

Nicole Bruderer, CMO at Lime Ricki

The Results

34% of shoppers were opting into the TryNow program -- and more than 75% of these TryNow checkouts are converting first-time customers for the brand -- indicating high adoption and interest from high quality shoppers who wanted to try their product, but were hesitant before.

With a 112% increase in conversion rates for TryNow related campaigns, the brand is generating more sales and more profit. Their Try Now Buy Later program is on track to drive more than a 20% increase in annual revenue for the brand, allowing them to invest more into the business and their subsequent marketing strategies.

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Adopting a launch and learn mentality to drive results

Because Goodlife is an early innovator in the Try Before You Buy space, they knew they had to experiment to learn how the offer would resonate with shoppers throughout the funnel. The Goodlife team A/B tested TryNow messaging across paid media and email to gather quick learnings so they could confidently allocate budget to the campaigns that drove growth.

The results? A 47% improvement in ROAS on paid media, and 15% increase in conversion on TryNow emails. Additionally, Goodlife was able to reduce their reliance on discounts by an average of 45% on TryNow orders.

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TryNow manages payments while Lime Ricki handles fulfillment. We also offer marketing strategy and best practices to ensure program success and shopper happiness.

Jesse Miller, Vice President of Growth, Goodlife

An innovative approach to driving profitable growth

Initially, the Goodlife team expressed concern about the impact an increase in returns would have on their business. Regardless, in the end, they decided to bet on their brand and their product, and to flip the broken ecommerce model of buying before trying. Knowing that returns - and associated costs - would go up, the Goodlife team saw profitability as a simple math equation: the AOV and CAC benefits of the program would need to offset the cost of increased returns.

Goodlife's bet has paid off. TryNow orders average $30 more in AOV after returns and a $10 decrease in CAC on TryNow campaigns. Goodlife has also seen a lift in retention and LTV, as repeat shoppers are using the program to try higher price point items and expand their Goodlife wardrobe beyond their staple t-shirts. Sounds like the good life to us!

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