Mixpanel

Integrate in-app subscription events from RevenueCat with Mixpanel

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The Mixpanel integration is available to all users signed up after September '23, the legacy Grow and Pro plans, and Enterprise plans. If you're on a legacy Free or Starter plan and want to access this integration, migrate to our new pricing via your billing settings.

Mixpanel can be a useful integration tool for seeing all events and revenue that occur for your app even if it’s not active for a period of time. You can use Mixpanel’s array of product analytical tools to help get new customers, and engage and retain old customers.

With our Mixpanel integration, you can:

  • Formulate a data model using interactions between a user and your product.
  • Use interactive reports to understand when a user converts and why.

With accurate and up-to-date subscription data in Mixpanel, you'll be set to turbocharge your product analytics ⚑️

Events

The Mixpanel integration tracks the following events:

EventDefault Event NameDescriptionApp StorePlay StoreAmazonStripePromo
Initial Purchaserc_initial_purchase_eventA new subscription has been purchased.βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Trial Startedrc_trial_started_eventThe start of an auto-renewing subscription product free trial.βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Trial Convertedrc_trial_converted_eventWhen an auto-renewing subscription product converts from a free trial to normal paid period.βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Trial Cancelledrc_trial_cancelled_eventWhen a user turns off renewals for an auto-renewing subscription product during a free trial period.βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Renewalrc_renewal_eventAn existing subscription has been renewed or a lapsed user has resubscribed.βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Cancellationrc_cancellation_eventA subscription or non-renewing purchase has been cancelled. See cancellation reasons for more details.βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Uncancellationrc_uncancellation_eventA non-expired cancelled subscription has been re-enabled.βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβŒ
Non Subscription Purchaserc_non_subscription_purchase_eventA customer has made a purchase that will not auto-renew.βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Subscription pausedrc_subscription_paused_eventA subscription has been paused.βŒβœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Expirationrc_expiration_eventA subscription has expired and access should be removed.

If you have Platform Server Notifications configured, this event will occur as soon as we are notified (within seconds to minutes) of the expiration.

If you do not have notifications configured, delays may be approximately 1 hour.
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Billing Issuesrc_billing_issue_eventThere has been a problem trying to charge the subscriber. This does not mean the subscription has expired.

Can be safely ignored if listening to CANCELLATION event + cancel_reason=BILLING_ERROR.
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Product Changerc_product_change_eventA subscriber has changed the product of their subscription.

This does not mean the new subscription is in effect immediately. See Managing Subscriptions for more details on updates, downgrades, and crossgrades.
βœ…βœ…βŒβœ…βŒ

For events that have revenue, such as trial conversions and renewals, RevenueCat will automatically record this amount along with the event in Mixpanel.

Setup

1. Set Mixpanel User Identity

If you're using the Mixpanel SDK, you can set the Distinct Id to match the RevenueCat App User Id. This way, events sent from the Mixpanel SDK and events sent from RevenueCat can be synced to the same user.

Use the .identify() method on the Mixpanel SDK to set the same App User ID that is set in RevenueCat.

Custom Mixpanel Subscriber Attribute

We recommend keeping the Mixpanel SDK identifier the same as RevenueCat's App User ID as described above. Alternatively, if you want Mixpanel events tied to a different identifier, you can set a subscriber attribute for $mixpanelDistinctId that is sent with events instead of RevenueCat's App User ID.

If a user has that subscriber attribute set it will be used instead of the RevenueCat App User ID in the Mixpanel events.

Purchases.configure(withAPIKey: "public_sdk_key", appUserID: "my_app_user_id")

// Option 1: Match Mixpanel's SDK identity to RevenueCat's App User ID
Mixpanel.mainInstance().identify(distinctId: "my_app_user_id")

// Option 2: Set different Mixpanel identifier in RevenueCat
Purchases.shared.attribution.setMixpanelDistinctID(Mixpanel.mainInstance().distinctId)
// Configure Purchases SDK
[RCPurchases configureWithAPIKey:@"public_sdk_key" appUserID:@"my_app_user_id"];

// Set App User Id in Mixpanel
[[Mixpanel sharedInstance] identify:@"my_app_user_id"];
// Configure Purchases SDK
Purchases.configure(this, "public_sdk_key", "my_app_user_id");

// Set App User Id in Mixpanel
MixpanelAPI mixpanel =
    MixpanelAPI.getInstance(context, MIXPANEL_TOKEN);

mixpanel.identify("my_app_user_id");

2. Send RevenueCat Events to Mixpanel

After you've set up the Purchases SDK and Mixpanel SDK, you can "turn on" the integration and configure the event names from the RevenueCat dashboard.

  1. Navigate to your project in the RevenueCat dashboard and find the Integrations card in the left menu. Select + New

  1. Choose Mixpanel from the Integrations menu
  2. Add your Mixpanel Project token
  3. Enter the event names that RevenueCat will send or choose the default event names
  4. Select whether you want sales reported as gross revenue (before app store commission), or after store commission and/or estimated taxes.
Mixpanel configuration screen

Mixpanel configuration screen

Sample Events

Below are sample JSONs that are delivered to Mixpanel for events.

{
    "track_event": {
        "event": "rc_initial_purchase_event",
        "properties": {
            "distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012",
            "token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
            "time": 1541012230,
            "revenue": 4.99,
            "product_id": "monthly_sub",
            "store": "APP_STORE"
        }
    },
    "engage_event": {
        "$append": {
            "$transactions": {
                "$time": 1541012230,
                "$amount": 4.99,
                "product_id": "monthly_sub",
                "store": "APP_STORE"
            }
        },
        "$token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
        "$distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"
    }
}
{
    "track_event": {
        "event": "rc_trial_started_event",
        "properties": {
            "distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012",
            "token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
            "time": 1541011312,
            "revenue": 0.0,
            "product_id": "monthly_sub",
            "store": "APP_STORE"
        }
    },
    "engage_event": {
        "$append": {
            "$transactions": {
                "$time": 1541011312,
                "$amount": 0.0,
                "product_id": "monthly_sub",
                "store": "APP_STORE"
            }
        },
        "$token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
        "$distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"
    }
}
{
    "track_event": {
        "event": "rc_trial_converted_event",
        "properties": {
            "distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012",
            "token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
            "time": 1541033435,
            "revenue": 44.99,
            "product_id": "yearly_sub",
            "store": "APP_STORE"
        }
    },
    "engage_event": {
        "$append": {
            "$transactions": {
                "$time": 1541033435,
                "$amount": 44.99,
                "product_id": "yearly_sub",
                "store": "APP_STORE"
            }
        },
        "$token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
        "$distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"
    }
}
{
    "track_event": {
        "event": "rc_trial_cancelled_event",
        "properties": {
            "distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012",
            "token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
            "time": 1541014060,
            "revenue": 0.0,
            "product_id": "yearly_sub",
            "store": "APP_STORE"
        }
    },
    "engage_event": {
        "$append": {
            "$transactions": {
                "$time": 1541014060,
                "$amount": 0.0,
                "product_id": "yearly_sub",
                "store": "APP_STORE"
            }
        },
        "$token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
        "$distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"
    }
}
{
    "track_event": {
        "event": "rc_renewal_event",
        "properties": {
            "distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012",
            "token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
            "time": 1541026947,
            "revenue": 4.99,
            "product_id": "monthly_sub",
            "store": "APP_STORE"
        }
    },
    "engage_event": {
        "$append": {
            "$transactions": {
                "$time": 1541026947,
                "$amount": 4.99,
                "product_id": "monthly_sub",
                "store": "APP_STORE"
            }
        },
        "$token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
        "$distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"
    }
}
{
    "track_event": {
        "event": "rc_cancellation_event",
        "properties": {
            "distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012",
            "token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
            "time": 1552135741,
            "revenue": 0.0,
            "product_id": "monthly_sub",
            "store": "APP_STORE"
        }
    },
    "engage_event": {
        "$append": {
            "$transactions": {
                "$time": "2022-12-09T12:49:01",
                "$amount": 0.0,
                "product_id": "monthly_sub",
                "store": "APP_STORE"
            }
        },
        "$token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
        "$distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"
    }
}
{
    "track_event": {
        "event": "rc_non_subscription_purchase_event",
        "properties": {
            "distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012",
            "token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
            "time": 1559530911,
            "$insert_id": "12345678",
            "revenue": 4.99,
            "product_id": "monthly_sub",
            "store": "APP_STORE"
        }
    },
    "engage_event": {
        "$append": {
            "$transactions": {
                "$time": "2022-12-03T03:01:51",
                "$amount": 4.99,
                "product_id": "monthly_sub",
                "store": "APP_STORE"
            }
        },
        "$token": "abCdEFg01HiJklMN2OpQ3RStu4v5",
        "$distinct_id": "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"
    }
}