Free online CLV calculator The following free online CLV calculator is ideal for quick calculations of customer lifetime value. If you need a more detailed calculation of customer lifetime value, please download the free Excel template for calculating customer lifetime value. How use the free online CLV calculator You only Read full article…

How to Use the Full CLV Calculator You only need to enter four numbers – please only type over the numbers in the white cells – the numbers in the orange cells are automatically calculated for you. To calculate the customer lifetime value, you will need to enter: Average customer Read full article…

There are five CLV videos available here: Using the free Excel CLV template (available for download on this site) A step-by-step guide to the CLV formula and calculation Using Excel to calculate CLV (without the above template) A guide to understanding discount rates An overview of financial metrics for marketing

What does a discount rate do? Discount rate converts future cash flows (that is revenue/profits) into today’s money for the firm. For example, if you put \$100 into a bank account today that have 10% interest, then in 12 months’ time you would have \$110 in the bank. In this Read full article…

Understanding the financial metrics for customer lifetime value The full customer lifetime value calculator and the free Excel CLV template both provide a summary outcome for several related financial metrics. Please refer to the image below of the full CLV calculator. As you can see, at the bottom, there are Read full article…

CLV and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) The customer lifetime value equation essentially views a customer as an income stream. So instead of considering the customer’s purchases as single transactions, the marketing focus becomes creating ongoing series of profitable transactions. These ongoing transactions are created through customer relationship management practices and Read full article…

Let’s look at the main CLV formula is two ways – the first way in words and then as a CLV equation (see separate article on another one of my websites). As you will see, the main customer lifetime value formula is an extension of the simple CLV formula. The Read full article…

There are two main approaches to calculating customer lifetime value.This article discusses the simple approach to calculating customer lifetime value – which is appropriate to use when customer profit contribution to each year are relatively flat. It is also a good idea to review the article on the full customer Read full article…

Why calculate customer lifetime value? Why has customer lifetime value – along with many other marketing metrics – becoming more important for marketers to use and understand? One of the key drivers is the shift from “art” to “science” in the marketing profession. For many years, marketing was essentially a Read full article…