To say that 2018’s Cyber Monday was a digital doorbuster is a colossal understatement. Nov. 26, 2018 will go down as the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history thus far, with sales reaching a staggering $7.9 billion. Here are some specific insights from this year’s holiday shopping season that should help as you plan out next year’s strategy.
For the past five years gift cards have been ranked as the number one most popular gift among shoppers. In fact, according to Shopatron, not only will the average shopper spend more than $150 on gift cards annually, but 72% of recipients become repeat customers. Here are five surefire ways you can harness the power of gift cards on your ecommerce site.
Using social media as a marketing strategy is important for both B2B and B2C companies. Without a social media manager, social marketing can become a challenge, according to blog post on ExactTarget.com. According to the blog post, marketing automation has been criticized as being impersonal and is directly at odds with the concept of personally interacting with your audience using social media.