BEHIND THE EXPERIENCE

Appcues’ bite-sized checklists ft. Lyla Rozelle

In this first episode of Behind The Experience, learn how Lyla Rozelle, Director of Customer Enablement at Appcues, increased checklist completion rates by breaking it up into multiple bite-size lists. She'll also share wins and lessons learned as she worked with a cross-functional team to improve onboarding.
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In the first episode of Behind The Experience, learn how Lyla Rozelle, Director of Customer Enablement at Appcues, increased checklist completion rates from 2% to 25% by breaking it up into multiple bite-sized lists. She'll also share wins and lessons learned as she worked with a cross-functional team to improve onboarding.

The #GoodUX example from this episode

Instead of having one massive checklist, Lyla Rozelle split the list out across post-purchase and trial, creating separate lists for each phase of the experience.

The first checklist now focuses on installing the Appcues Builder. Once the first checklist has been completed, that triggers the second checklist, which includes 3 items: create a flow, track an event, and create a goal.

Appcues' two-stage user onboarding checklist

“The concept is to daisy-chain the checklists together,” Rozelle explains, “so that folks don’t have a 45-page to-do list. They have just a couple little setup tasks—truly bite-sized tasks; teeny little things. This makes each step more palatable and easy to complete.”

This simple change resulted in an enormous improvement in the checklist competition rate.

Read how bite-sized is usually better for user onboarding.

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Quotes from this episode

“Personalization isn’t just dropping a first name and company name. It’s experiences-based, triggered-based, behavioral-based."
“Be very aware of the language that you're using. You don't want to alienate people or make them feel like they don't belong in your product, when they do.”

Show notes

[01:19] Why we're excited about Behind the Experience
[06:30] What success looks like for new users at Appcues
[10:31] How Lyla works with other teams to improve onboarding
[16:50] Reviewing Appcues' welcome modal for new users
[18:21] How personalization reduced Appcues' activation rate by 20%
[21:46] Appcues uses onboarding patterns to onboard new users
[22:42] An experiment to get new users to install the Appcues Chrome extension 
[24:16] Breaking up the onboarding into a two-step checklist improved completion rates
[25:38] Other experiments around improving checklist completion rates
[31:04] Don't assume that new users know all the terms and acronyms
[32:03] What Lyla is excited to try next
[34:55] An invite to join the ReallyGoodUX Show
[35:18] Where you can find Ramli and Lyla online

About Lyla Rozelle

Lyla Rozelle is Director of Customer Enablement at Appcues. She is the resident Appcues expert at Appcues, designing our in-app flows.

🔗 Links:

Appcues website
Made with Appcues

GoodUX by Appcues

👉 Profiles:

Lyla on LinkedIn
Ramli on LinkedIn

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