TL;DR: You want to get started with A/B testing.
1. Pick a default scenario and a variant scenario.
2. Present 1 scenario to each customer at random. Record each customer and which was presented.
3. Go to this site.
4. Enter the number of customers and successes for each scenario and click “Submit”.
5. The confidence that the variant outperforms the default and the expected improvement are displayed.
6. If the expected improvement is low, the default might outperform the variant, switch the numbers and repeat step 4.
7. Read on to learn more.

What is A/B testing?
If you haven’t…

Just over one year ago, Conor and I decided to start a consulting company together. We had both thought about doing consulting separately, so when we each found out about the other’s plans it just made sense to team up. Teaming up also had the added benefit of holding us accountable. If I had started this company by myself it’s doubtful that I would have accomplished anything. The same probably can’t be said for Conor; he’s a workaholic. In any case, this is the story of year 1 of Flatland Data Solutions.

The beginning

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“I hope this email finds you well in these unprecedented times”

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Logan Kopas

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