Set up your Klaviyo flows using Littledata's triggers

Updated on 2024-05-10

Congratulations! You've set up the Littledata Klaviyo integration. Before you can start enjoying the better performance benefits our enhanced identity resolution and server-side tracking brings, you will need to set up your Klaviyo flow triggers to use Littledata's events.


Don't have the Littledata Klaviyo integration set up yet? Follow our installation guide to do so.

Littledata's events available for use as Klaviyo triggers

Littledata sends the following server-side events to Klaviyo which you can use as triggers for your Klaviyo flows. These are meant to be 1-to-1 replacements over Klaviyo's client-side triggers. Their schemas are compatible with Klaviyo's so you don't need to remap any dimensions in your flows to get the benefits from our server-side tracking.

Klaviyo eventMatching Littledata event
Viewed ProductViewed Product - Littledata
Added to CartAdded to Cart - Littledata
-Removed from Cart - Littledata
Checkout StartedAdded to Cart - Littledata OR Checkout Started - Littledata *

* Klaviyo's flow templates use Checkout started for abandonded cart flows. If you want a true abandoned cart flow we recommend using Added to Cart - Littledata.

If you are using custom triggers then consult our tracking schema to find and match the equivalent dimensions needed.

How to change your Klaviyo flow's trigger to use Littledata

You will have to make a copy of the flow which you want to switch the trigger. Klaviyo does not allow the trigger to be changed after the flow to be created. You can then change the cloned flow's triggers.

  1. Navigate to the Flows section in your Klaviyo dashboard.

  2. Find the flow that uses the trigger which you want to switch to Littledata's.

  3. Click on Clone for the chosen flow.

  4. Set up the cloned flow to use Littledata's events as the trigger
    a. In the clone setup window, select the corresponding event (e.g. Added to Cart - Littledata) as the new trigger.
    b. Rename the flow accordingly to differentiate it from the original.
    c. Confirm the settings by clicking on Clone Flow.

  5. Check the dimensions used in your flow filters and email templates
    a. Check that the dimensions used in your various flow filters and email templates are as intended.
    b. Littledata's event schemas are compatible with Klaviyo's. In most cases, you do not need to make any extra changes.
    c. In the case that you are using custom triggers, the dimensions may differ. See our tracking schema to find the matching dimensions needed.

  6. Disable the original flow
    a. Once your new flow using Littledata's triggers is live, you will need to disable the original flow so that your customers do not receive duplicate emails.
    b. In case you want to validate the performance of Littledata's server-side tracking, you can also keep both flows running. Skip to the next section below if you want to do that.
    c. To disable the original flow, we recommend setting the flow's status to draft.

Validating Littledata's performance by running parallel flows

You can validate Littledata's performance by running double flows in parallel, the original and a cloned version using Littledata's triggers.

  • Both flows run in parallel but the original flow using Klaviyo's client-side triggers take precedence.
  • If a profile was captured by Klaviyo's client-side tracking, it will be sent out from the original flow.
  • Profiles that were missed by Klaviyo's tracking but caught by Littledata's server-side tracking will be sent from the cloned flow using our triggers.
  • The emails sent and subsequent revenue earned in Littledata's flows is the uplift from our server-side tracking. They would not have been captured without Littledata.

We recommend doing this only as a short-term measure. Running both flows in parallel can be confusing over time and hard to maintain, especially if your flows have complex splits. We recommend disabling your original flow once you are satisfied with Littledata's performance.

To set up the flows to run in parallel, you will need to update the cloned flow's filters to exclude customers who were captured by the original flow:

a. If you've not cloned your original flow, refer to steps 1 to 5 above.
b. In the cloned flow, add the additional filter.
c. Make sure that the metric you choose for this filter is Klaviyo's version of the event and not Littledata's.

  • Condition: What someone has done (or not done)
  • Person has (metric): Added to cart
  • Frequency: zero times
  • Timeframe condition: in the last 1 hours

d. Disable your original flow (see step 6 above) once you are satisfied with Littledata's performance. You do not need to remove the filter you've set in step c above but it is harmless if you want to do so.

Next steps

You can set up a custom report in Klaviyo. This is helpful in helping you assess the performance of your flows.