Randomly segmenting a list

Is it possible to randomly segment a list?

Let's say I have a subscriber list with 10,000 addresses. I'd like to break it down into groups of 1,000 or so to test variations of a promotion. Send to the first group of 1,000, then make a few tweaks. Send that to the next group, and so on.

I don't want to base it on anything geographic or even domain (Gmail vs Hotmail etc) because I want a true, statistically random sampling in each group.

Best I can come up with thus far is to create segments based on the first letter of the last name, but this is a bit cumbersome.

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Hey there collinh, at present it isn't possible to randomly segment a list from within the app, however, we have had clever customers use workarounds like this one.

I'll certainly add your vote for this internally, as it's something we'd be keen to look at in a future update. Thank you again - if we make it possible to create randomized segments, we'll be sure to let you know.


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abberdab, 4 years ago

+1 to this, thank you!

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Our pleasure, abberdab - we'll keep you posted if this is something we add :)


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