Limit the size of your filter
It is often necessary to create a filter containing a certain number of contacts, e.g., 100 or 500.
This guide will show you how to use the sort option, available in all filters, to achieve this goal.
Case study: Top 100 buyers
Create a new filter by using the blue "New filter" button at the top. Enter the name of the filter and make sure it belongs to the "contacts" scope.
We are going to match contacts who have made a purchase during the last 30 days. Click "add condition" and select "products purchased" from the "sales behavior" library.
Enter the number of purchased products and the time period as in the image below, then use the "sort" button indicated by the mouse pointer.
Now you need to select the field that Splio will use to sort the contacts. Click the field indicated by the blue arrow.
Select the "average purchased" field and confirm. This will allow you to sort contacts according to their average purchases.
Use the field indicated by the green arrow to select if you want your contacts sorted from the lowest value to the highest ("ASC") or from the highest to the lowest ("DESC").
Enter the number of contacts you want the filter to match in the "limit" field.
Note that the number entered in the example is 133, not 100.
/!\ We strongly recommend using a higher number than the expected size of your target. Filters are calculated before applying any blacklists, so the number of targets presented to any scenario is not necessarily the number of messages sent. A good rule of thumb is to mark up the desired number by 1/3 or a little more.
Save the filter. It will now always match the top 100 contacts with the highest "average purchased" value.