12 steps to setup Buckaroo Redirects for improved Google Analytics data

Buckaroo Redirects, one of my clients has a WordPress/WooCommerce website. I am tracking the data with both Google Analytics (GA) and Google Analytics 4 (GA4) using Google Tag Manager (GTM). Enhanced eCommerce is activated and implemented correctly. But even then there was a big difference in data, a little difference is acceptable but not the difference I was seeing.

After doing some research, I came across information about the Buckaroo redirects. When the customer paid with Buckaroo, they would not get redirected back to the website again, which makes it hard for Google Analytics to track the data. In this article, I will explain how to add redirects to Buckaroo in order to solve this data tracking issue.

How to setup Buckaroo Redirects:

1. Login to Buckaroo Plaza

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2. My Buckaroo on the left side menu

3. Websites

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4. Change to the redirects tab

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5. Create a page for every type of redirect (Success, rejected, canceled, failed) on your website

6. Write good copy for every page for a good user experience

7. Publish all the pages

8. Add the URL’s from your website to the redirects fields in Buckaroo Plaza

9. Hit save

10. Test if all the flows work!

11. Wait a few weeks

12. Compare data to see what this fix did

The above steps did not do fix it for me. In that case, it is time for custom coding/implementation, and I highly recommend hiring a front-end developer for that.

Type of Buckaroo Redirects

In total there are 4 Buckaroo redirects. To redirect the customers back to your website after a transaction, it is possible to specify redirects. These are the redirects you can do:

  • URI success: The customer will be returned to this URL when a transaction is successfully completed.
  • URI reject: The customer is returned to this URL when a transaction is rejected.
  • URI cancel: The customer is returned to this URL when the customer has canceled the transaction him or herself.
  • URI failure: The customer is returned to this URL when a transaction is rejected by that issuing bank.

Make sure to create separate URLs and pages for every specified redirect so you can add relevant content to these pages. The customers are in different scenarios, this is where you can do something extra to enhance the user experience.

URLs you could use

Do not use a URL like domain.com/thank-you, this to general! You would rather have something unique here. Examples of good URLs are:

  • Success: domain.com/order-success
  • Rejected: domain.com/order-rejected
  • Canceled: domain.com/order-cancelled
  • Failed: domain.com/order-failed

Every payment service provider should redirect back to the website in order to process all the data for Google Analytics. This is what worked best for me.

In case you are interested in data, it might be fun to read the article about how to track Scroll Depth using Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics.

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