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Soho Home

From Soho to Stateside: How Soho Home achieved 151% revenue surge through US expansion

The Results


US revenue growth YoY


Share of orders shipped to the US (+3% YoY)


Increase in share of US revenue YoY


Increase in traffic from the US YoY

About the Brand

Soho Home is the homewares extension of Soho House members’ clubs. It launched in 2016 and, ever since, it’s been paving the way in the interiors industry with a covetable collection of furniture, tableware, accessories, lighting, home fragrance, and textiles.

Rakuten Advertising has been by Soho Home’s side right from the start, along with its sibling brand, Cowshed, that joined the network in 2011.

The Story

Soho House is booming stateside: the Americas are now home to some of its best performing members clubs. The natural next step was to expand its homeware collection to its fans across the pond. Whilst the US is a lucrative market, it can be a competitive and complex. Soho Home turned to Rakuten Advertising to leverage their deep-rooted expertise in the region and the low-risk nature of the affiliate channel to make the leap.

Ambitious growth objectives were set:

  • Supercharge the share of orders shipped to the US from 12% to 15% YoY
  • Achieve a 100% increase in US revenue YoY
  • Drive brand awareness in the US market by growing traffic by % across key target states

The Rakuten Advertising Solution

Forecasting performance

Data-driven insights were at the heart of Soho Home’s mission to conquer the US market. Rakuten Advertising’s performance forecast uncovered key information on top-performing states and leading publishers, unlocking untapped revenue potential.

A focused approach

Expanding in the vast US market is a challenge, Soho Home strategically launched in key states with familiarity with Soho House Clubs. Benchmarking against competitors revealed golden partnership opportunities to tap into an engaged customer base in the homeware vertical.

Boosting engagement

High-performing publishers in target states received bespoke commission structures to encourage exposure. A new baseline commission rate was introduced, featuring dynamic tiers based on consumers selecting the US for shipping.


This leading commerce content partner played a crucial role in the brand’s expansion. The commission rate for the US market was doubled. Revenue generated increased by a remarkable 82% YoY, and orders shipped to the US from Skimlinks grew by 136% YoY.

Keeping the momentum

Rakuten Advertising regularly updating US publishers with relevant promotional material. Through a deep understanding of the American consumer, communications were tailored to ensure they resonated with US audiences.

Tracking progress

To monitor performance and growth in the US market, a specialised US geography report was created. This report provided insights into how Soho Home’s investments were paying off in real-time.

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