Failed payments recovery efforts in Churn Buster happen automatically and behind-the-scenes. With Churn Buster, you are likely experiencing that most of your recovery efforts don’t require any effort on your part at all! 

But what about when customers can't be reached via email? With these at-risk customers, you can take a proactive approach to recover their billing information.

What are at-risk campaigns?

A campaign is flagged as “at-risk” in Churn Buster when an email sent during that campaign has bounced, preventing us from verifiably reaching the customer.

You can quickly and easily pull up your list of at-risk campaigns by clicking the “At-Risk” button on your Dashboard and Customers page.

  • Note: If you don’t have any at-risk campaigns at the moment, this button is not visible.

Fix the customer’s email address

You might consider reviewing your at-risk list on occasion to spot errant email addresses. Sometimes these errors are obvious:

If you see any bad email addresses, update them in your subscription management system and the next campaign email will be sent to the new address. 

When you fix an email that has been bouncing, it's often also a good idea to manually stop the campaign, reattempt the payment in your payment processor, and—if that payment fails—a fresh campaign will start.

Look for patterns

Regularly reviewing your at-risk list can give you insights into factors that help automate a solution.

For example, a high bounce rate may lead you to reevaluate the experience where customers sign up. 

  • Would it be more beneficial to have a double opt-in process to validate customers' email addresses?
  • Is a promotion or free trial boosting your new sign-ups in a way that doesn't lead to long-term retention? 

Create an escalation process in Churn Buster

Churn Buster makes it easy to develop a powerful escalation process to get your support team involved with at-risk campaigns. Through Churn Buster’s integrations, you can create alerts to notify your team at different stages of the recovery process.

  • Integrations are available with Grow, Optimize, and ReCharge accounts.

These alerts could look like:

  • a notification email sent to your support team inbox
  • a Slack alert sent to a dedicated Slack channel
  • a ticket created in your help desk software 
  • an SMS/call alert 

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