• Data Source: Google Analytics 4 (GA4)
  • Type: Number
  • Calculation: Sum of the quantities of each item involved in the begin_checkout event.


Items Checked Out refers to the count of individual products for which users have initiated the checkout process, as indicated by triggering the begin_checkout event in Google Analytics 4. This metric not only tracks the number of checkout sessions but also the quantity of each item involved in these sessions.


Tracking Items Checked Out provides insights into the final stage of the purchasing funnel, where users show intent to buy by initiating the checkout process. This metric helps in understanding which products are moving towards purchase and the volume of potential sales at the checkout phase.

Use Cases

  1. Checkout Optimization: Analyze items checked out to identify potential drop-off points or friction in the checkout process, implementing improvements to increase conversion rates.
  2. Demand Forecasting: Use checkout data to forecast demand for products, aiding in inventory management and stock replenishment planning.
  3. Marketing and Promotion Analysis: Evaluate the impact of marketing efforts and promotions on moving users to initiate checkout, refining strategies to encourage completion of the purchase.
  4. Product Interest Assessment: Identify products with high checkout rates but lower completion rates to investigate possible reasons for abandonment, such as pricing or shipping options, informing product and policy adjustments.
  5. Customer Behavior Insights: Gain insights into customer purchase intent by analyzing the types and quantities of items checked out, informing targeted marketing and upselling strategies.


  • Positive Indicator: High numbers of items checked out indicate strong user intent to purchase, suggesting effective product appeal and a smooth initial checkout experience.
  • Negative Indicator: A low number of items checked out, especially if coupled with high site traffic or engagement, may signal issues in product selection, pricing, or the checkout process itself, indicating areas for improvement to enhance conversion potential.

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