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Lightspeed Data Layer App by TAGGRS

Lightspeed Data Layer Plugin TAGGRS

Do you have a Lightspeed (Ecwid) webshop? Then it is important to have a clear picture of activity on your website. Which products are popular? How often are they placed in the shopping cart? For the success of your webshop, these kinds of questions are crucial. The TAGGRS Lightspeed Data Layer App helps with this by structuring collected data from your website allowing it to be forwarded to tracking platforms such as Google Analytics 4.

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Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a coding expert. Thanks to this easy-to-use app, you are so in control. Let’s dive into the details!

Key points 🔑

  • Ease of use: The TAGGRS Lightspeed Data Layer App makes setting up a Data Layer with Google Tag Manager easy, without having to be an expert in coding.
  • Insightful Data: Collect customer interaction data with the app for valuable insights into customer behavior, which is critical for fine-tuning your sales strategy and increasing conversions.
  • Easy Installation: Download the app from the store and activate it with an easy-to-follow process.

What is a Data Layer?

One of the most common mistakes made when configuring Server Side Tracking is not having a proper data layer. As a result, data may be collected inaccurately or incompletely, leading to unreliable analyses and insights.

A data layer is a bit like an intermediary or an interpreter between your website and analytics or marketing tools such as Google Tag Manager. It is a structure used to save information about the actions visitors perform on your website – such as viewing pages, adding products to a shopping cart or completing a purchase – in an organized way.

You can think of it as a digital notebook that keeps track of all the important events and Details about how people interact with your site. This information is then used to perform analysis, create reports, and optimize marketing campaigns.

In practice, this means that when someone does something on your website, such as buying a product, the data layer captures this action with relevant details such as the product, price, and quantity. This is often done through JavaScript, but the data layer itself is more of a concept or structure for data storage, and not necessarily a piece of code.

In short, a data layer helps keep your website’s data neat and accessible for analysis and marketing purposes, without having to manually collect or enter information every time.

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Setting up a Data Layer manually can be complicated. That is why we have apps / plugins for different platforms (CMS) that allow you to set up a data layer for your website within a few clicks.

How GTM Uses the Data Layer

Use Google Tag Manager uses the information in the data layer to trigger triggers, which in turn fire tags. For example, a tag may be set to fire every time a product is added to the shopping cart, an event captured in the data layer. GTM “listens” for these events through the data layer, allowing it to trigger the right tag at the right time without requiring direct changes to website code. Below is an example of what the data layer in Google Tag Manager looks like.

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About the TAGGRS Lightspeed Data Layer App

With the TAGGRS Lightspeed Data Layer App, you can set up a working data layer in just a few clicks, allowing you to start measuring user interactions of your Lightspeed website. General info:

  • Google Tag Manager Data Layer
  • GA4 protocol
  • Server Side Tracking compatible
  • Includes Enhanced Conversions
  • For E series Lightspeed websites

How does the TAGGRS Lightspeed Data Layer App work?

Operation is simple and efficient. The app collects data from various interactions on your website and sends it to your analytics platform. Every customer action, such as viewing or adding a product to the shopping cart, is recorded.

Steps of the TAGGRS Lightspeed Data Layer App:

  1. Data collection: capture customer interactions on your website.
  2. Data Layer Storage: Save this data in the Data Layer.
  3. Google Tag Manager Integration: The Data Layer communicates with Google Tag Manager, which processes the data.
  4. Send to Analytics: Forward the processed data to your analytics platform for analysis.
  5. Analytics and Optimization: Use this data in your analytics platform to gain insights to optimize your marketing strategies and user experience.

Installation Process

Appp installation is simple and intuitive. Once you’ve opened the app, there are 3 steps to go through.

1. TAGGRS – Lightspeed Data Layer Plugin install.

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Log into your Lightspeed (Ecwid) shop and go to the app market within your dashboard.

2. Download the TAGGRS app.

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Search for TAGGRS , then click on the app install the app.

3. TAGGRS – Lightspeed Data Layer App setup.

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Under Google Tag ID, enter the GTM code for interfacing with Google Tag Manager (GTM). This is about the GTM code of the Web Container Would you like to use the TAGGRS Enhanced Tracking Script? Then add your subdomain under Tracking domain here. For the Enhanced Tracking Script, you can use the same subdomain as for the server container. So this is not mandatory!

4. Add Events in data layer app.

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Next, you choose which events you want to have in the Ecwid data layer. Some events such as pageview, Google Tag Manager itself already includes them automatically. Then save the data layer by clicking Save.

5. Data layer testing in Google Tag Manager.

Lightspeed Ecwid Data Layer TAGGRS Preview mode

We will now test whether the data layer actually works. Go to the Google Tag Manager preview mode , create an event, then click on data layer and here you can see your Lightspeed data coming in nicely structured

6. Sending data to relevant platforms

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Want to make sure the data is forwarded as events to your relevant platform? Then make sure you have all the tags and triggers set up properly. Check out our implementation guides and videos within our TAGGRS software for more information.

Conclusion

The TAGGRS Lightspeed Data Layer App provides your webshop with a powerful tool for collecting and analyzing valuable customer data. No more guesswork and limited insights. Instead, you have access to detailed, accurate data that is indispensable for informed decisions.


About the author

Ate Keurentjes

Ate Keurentjes

Server Side Tracking Specialist at TAGGRS

Ate Keurentjes is a Server Side Tracking specialist at TAGGRS. He has experience with various Google Tag Manager concepts. Keurentjes has been editing and writing about the latest developments and trends in data collection / Server side tracking since 2023.

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