Real Time Report | Guide to BigCommerce Analytics

One way that BigCommerce Analytics showcases its capability is the Real Time dashboard. This report gives you instant insight into the revenue of you store, products being sold at that moment in time and a real-time activity stream of what is happening on your store.

Animated image identifying the different sections of the BigCommerce Analytics Real Time report.

The top line of the dashboard shows all of your store’s key metrics including; revenue, items sold, orders, and visits. The percentages listed for each statistic show the change over the previous time period (e.g. this month vs. last month).

The Top Line Statistics section.

Below you’ll see a list of the five most recently sold products. Click the name of the product to visit that product’s Merchandising Report.

The Latest Products Sold section.

You’ll also see the Latest Activity report, which is a live stream of visits and sales on your store. This includes information on the visit origin and who visited (for signed-in customers).

The Latest Activity section.


Take Action with Data — Not only does this report help you keep tabs on your business in the moment, but it can help you monitor marketing campaign or flash sales impact. This report is also great to direct your senior level management to, when they need a quick snapshot into how the business is performing day-to-day. Sales managers and CFOs tend to spend most of their time viewing this report to keep a pulse on hourly sales.

Additionally, real-time reporting becomes important to merchandisers when applied to other reports within BigCommerce Analytics suite, including the Store Overview report, the Abandoned Cart report and the Merchandising report as it can help shed light on trends.

Learn More:
  • Want to learn more about BigCommerce Analytics including information on each report, supported currencies and which order status are factored in? See Using BigCommerce Analytics.
  • Want to find out how to export specific Analytics reports? See Exporting Analytics Reports.
  • Follow our BigCommerce Blog to learn more about industry best practices and recent trends that can help you grow your online business.
  • Need advice? Connect with our Community of expert store owners and BigCommerce staff regarding this subject.

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