Email marketing is alive and well. In fact, email marketing investment will grow at a 10% compound annual growth rate between 2011 and 2016 as marketers create more sophisticated email campaigns and use email to introduce customers to emerging marketing experiences like mobile or social. How can you make sure you are leveraging email to promote some of your more experimental interactive marketing efforts?
To some merchants, shopping cart abandonment may be perceived as simply one of the risks when operating an online business. However, as competition continues to grow and customers become savvier, businesses should take proactive measures to attract and retain customers, and provide a unique online experience to decrease shopping cart abandonment rates. In order to do so, here are a few tips and strategies any merchant can use.
With technology ever-changing and new products flooding the market on a daily basis, retailers need to step up their game and their sales strategies in order to stay ahead. Like most merchants, Footwear etc., a California-headquartered retailer that sells a large selection of shoe brands online and through nine stores, was struggling to turn browsers into buyers.
Retailers plan to spend marketing dollars on paid search, email and SEO in 2012, but will increase their investments in emerging channels such as mobile, social media and data analytics, according to a survey of 110 retailers conducted by the e-tailing group for email platform provider Bronto Software.
When is the right time to retarget a shopper who’s left items in his or her shopping cart or was simply just browsing your ecommerce site? Tom Burg, director of product marketing and advertising decision solutions for Akamai Technologies, explains in this video taken last month at IRCE in San Diego that retargeting is not a “one size fits all” merchant strategy.
Gender-based ads are two times more effective than gender neutral ads at driving traffic back to online streetwear retailer Karmaloop’s ecommerce site, according to a test conducted by retargeting firm MediaForge. What’s more, MediaForge found out that that men were much more likely to return to the site to purchase than women.