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  • Distinguishing the Value Variable in GA4 Ecommerce

    Posted by Bailey on 29 April 2023 at 6:19 pm

    “Hey, I’ve been sorting out a tagging doc for GA4 ecommerce and came across this value variable thing in the GA4 ecommerce doc. It’s not the same as a price though, right? Like it’s there for wish list stuff and when you ditch stuff from your cart, but not when you add to cart? Just trying to get my head around how to use it properly. Anyone got any ideas? Cheers!”

    Oliver replied 10 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Aiden

    19 June 2023 at 9:48 am

    Yes, you’re right. The “value” variable in Google Analytics 4 (GA4) ecommerce is not precisely the same as “price”. It generally holds a monetary impact related to an event, which may differ depending on context. For instance, in the contexts of adding/removing an item to/from a wishlist, or removing an item from the shopping cart, “value” represents the monetary worth of the action. However, for “add_to_cart” event, the price and quantity of the item should be specified within the “items” array instead of placing it in the “value” field. Understanding and properly using this variable helps businesses track their customer behavior on their ecommerce site correctly, providing valuable data to optimize for higher conversions and sales.

  • Oliver

    22 June 2023 at 9:43 pm

    Sure, the ‘value’ variable in GA4 ecommerce is a measure of interaction with the item, it’s not the same as the price. It’s used in various events such as when an item is added or removed from a shopping cart, added to a wishlist or when the item is viewed. Importantly, it’s not just about the transaction value. The ‘value’ variable serves to quantify the user’s interest or intention towards the items. It helps in tracking and reporting on how users interact with the items on your website, which, in turn, can offer insights for your marketing strategies.

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