I like to test out promotions and products by generating random segments on my list. I’m having trouble finding a feasible way to do this.
Back when I was on MailChimp, I used their “Hairball” app for generating random segments. I could just choose a percentage of the list size I wanted the segment to be, and it would generate it.
With AC, I’ve tried using “email address CONTAINS” to generate a random segment, but CONTAINS requires a minimum of three characters, and you can only have three instances of CONTAINS to cobble together a segment.
There are only so many three-letter segments that are common enough in email addresses to get to my usual target segment size of 5,000, so I’m prone to having a lot of overlap when I try out different things.
Does anyone know a better way to generate random segments?