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.
Several major retailers nearly doubled their volume of emails sent to customers and prospects in August. While personalized emails are increasing, retailers have yet to meet customer expectations.
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.
Apparel and accessories brand Tuckernuck is increasing its conversion rates with user-generated content (UGC) as a way to share its brand as part of its email marketing and social media strategies. In this latest edition of the MCM CommerceChat podcast, we talk with Tuckernuck and Curalate about the impact UGC has had on the brand.
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.
This year it’s expected that members of Gen Z, now in their late teens and early twenties, will be the largest generational cohort, surpassing millennials and baby boomers and making up one-third of the global population. In a new webinar, Greg Zakowicz, senior commerce marketing analyst at Oracle Bronto, will talk about how to effectively market to Gen Z shoppers via email marketing.
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.