Use Cases & Best Practices

A collection of common use cases and best practices you can achieve by combining OneSignal features

Once you get set up using OneSignal and start subscribing users, you may be asking "What's next?". Well, we've compiled a list of common use cases and features clients find success with. If there is something you can't find on the list that you would like to learn how to do, just ask us! We're always happy to help.

Increasing user retention begins with understanding your users and providing them the content they want. With OneSignal, we provide you the tools to create a great user experience and keep your users engaged.

We highly recommend starting out by reading some of our case studies – this will give you a good overview of how some of our customers are innovating with our platform.

Mapping User IDs

If your website or mobile app is connected to a database, we highly recommend associating the OneSignal User ID (player_id) with your own User IDs (external_user_id). Details in our Database, DMP, & CRM Integration but we also have many other integrations to help get you hooked up πŸ’ͺ.

Integration & Analytics Setup

  • Integrations - All your favorite vendors from Analytics to Data Management to Location and Subscriptions work with OneSignal. If they currently don't let us know, we'll get you help!
  • Analytics Overview - A guide on user and message tracking with OneSignal.

Web & Mobile Guides

Web Push-Specific Guides

We highly recommend starting with our Web Push Best Practices Guide.

How to Increase Notification Click-Through Rate (CTR)

Advanced Targeting