The holiday shopping season is upon us and, like last year, this year is expected to once again break online sales records — reaching $142 billion, according to eMarketer. For companies big and small, email marketing is going to have a significant hand in helping drive those record sales.
Retailers constantly seek ways to stand out in crowded inboxes and influence subscribers to make purchases, some of them by offering deep discounts. Here are ways to social proof your email marketing.
For email marketers, finding opportunities to collect background on your customer can deliver a more personalized email experience. While this information exists for every retailer — whether they sell apparel, footwear, jewelry, or insects — marketers often overlook customer background data widely available to them. Stop ignoring the information in front of you and start segmenting your email subscribers by focusing on some behavior-based alternatives.
The lack of audience segmentation usually centers on time and resources. For example, with only two people in the email department, it isn’t realistic to consistently send seven varieties of messages each time. This doesn’t mean a company can’t segment its emails. You just need to start in a manageable way and grow from there.
With 90% of retail sales still happening in-store, the retail apocalypse may have been overblown — but ecommerce sales grow year-over-year. The ease of online ordering and free shipping are enough to keep consumers home more often, leaving brick-and-mortar retailers trying to find ways to attract online shoppers to their stores. Here are some ways to incorporate BOPIS into your day-to-day email marketing campaigns.
The eldest Gen Z, the generational cohort following millennials, will turn 22 this year. Like all generational cohorts, they have attributes unique from those before them, but Gen Z does have a first: They’re true digital-natives. They have never known a world without the internet, smartphones, social media and Amazon. Here are the keys to creating a Gen Z-friendly email marketing strategy.
Lapsed-purchaser campaigns, also known as win-back campaigns, are a staple in many retailers’ email marketing programs. Here are three ways to become a more proactive retailer and win back your customers.
Marketers have come to rely on discounts to spur purchases on, but poor coupon management eats into margins and trains customers to wait or shop around. Here is how retailers can start focusing on their discounts and put together a plan to track and test incentives and redemptions.
When you sit down with your marketing director and they ask how you can increase email revenue by 5%-plus, increase your repeat customer rate and slow customer churn, what’s your answer going to be? Hint: It can’t be just, “send more email.” Here is why the post-purchase email is severely underutilized yet a powerful tactic.
We hear about how machine learning and artificial intelligence have reshaped email marketing but lurking inside these buzzwords is a hidden danger – not knowing whether these tools, among others, actually improve your email program. Here are two examples of how improving the fundamentals of your email program can generate more revenue.