Study: How Do Millennial Shoppers Behave on Black Friday & Cyber Monday?

How Millennial Shoppers Behave on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

This year, 20% of Millennial shoppers won’t make a single holiday purchase in a brick-and-mortar store. Instead, they will likely continue escalating an unstoppable national trend toward e-buying by holiday shoppers. Dollars spent online already outpace those spent in retail stores during this Christmas shopping season. According to the National Retail Federation, 154.4 million shoppers bought products on the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend in 2016. Of those, 108.5 million shopped online while 99.1 million shopped in stores.   Nearly half of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Millennial Shoppers  Millennial shoppers love Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 2016 Black Friday sales buried 2015 numbers

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How to Capitalize on Your Black Friday Traffic

Capitalizing on Black Friday Traffic

Every year, online and retail shopping records are broken during the period between Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the two biggest shopping days of the year. Ecommerce continues to be the favorite choice of consumers who are trying to take advantage of holiday sales and steer clear of crowds during this busy shopping period. U.S. customers spent a total of $12.8 billion online between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday in 2016. Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest day for online sales in the U.S. in all of history. Here is a step-by-step guide

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Thanksgiving Email Ideas To Make Your Customer Melt

Thanksgiving email ideas for eCommerce

November is here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the holidays, especially for retailers. It is the month for deals and savings, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday raking in huge amounts of revenue for retailers. In 2016, Cyber Monday sales smashed all previous records, bringing in $3.4 billion in revenue.But what about Thanksgiving itself? While not as big as Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, letting your customers know you’re thinking of them and reaching out to say thanks is a great way to set yourself apart from other email blasts touting the best deals in stores

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6 Tips to Rock Your Cyber Monday Marketing (2018 updated)

Cyber Monday Marketing Tips

On Cyber Monday 2017, US retailers expect to haul in $3.81 billion in sales revenue. How much of that lands in your pocket depends in part on how well you prepare your Cyber Monday marketing plan. In this article, we collected some useful trends, facts, and marketing tactics that will help you boost your eCommerce store’s sales this year. Here is what we know about Cyber Mondays and modern shoppers: Amazon is the most popular cyber shop for buyers ? More men than women shop on Cyber Monday ? Americans spend 4.7 hours per day on their phones, much of it researching

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150+ Black Friday Email Subject Lines that convert

Black Friday Email Subject Lines & Templates

Black Friday is one of the biggest retail events of the year. It is the curtain for Christmas shopping and in 2020 it grossed a shocking $188.2 billion from online and mobile purchases alone. For many retailers, such as jewelers, it’s a significant day since up to 40 percent of their annual turnover can occur between Black Friday and Christmas. With sharp discounts and deals, it is not surprising many consumers want to fully leverage this occasion to stock on their wish list and get ahead of Christmas shopping in one go. Consequently, nearly all brands and online retailers are looking to make a difference on

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[Poll Results] What’s Your Biggest eCommerce Challenge?

Sept '17 Polls Are In - The Top eCommerce Challenge

In our September newsletter, we posed the following question to 2000+ fellow digital marketers and eCommerce readers: As eCommerce marketer, what’s your biggest eCommerce challenge to growing your business? To limit the range of possible options, we proposed 3 general areas. Grow visitor traffic Convert visitors into customers Get more returning customers Well, the results are in! ? While the responses are insightful, we are not entirely surprised by the results. Nearly half of the respondents (45% to be exact) considers sales conversion optimization as a major eCommerce challenge. This corresponds to recent studies that place visitor abandonment to ~92% of

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eCommerce Retention Strategies for Happy Customers

eCommerce retention strategies

Retention is a key part of selling and growing an e-commerce business. Keeping existing customers on for repeat business is often a more cost-effective and easier way to sustain your company than putting the time and money into gaining a new customer. In fact, the most commonly quoted “average” is 7 times more to sell to a new customer than to an existing one. Not only that, but repeat customers typically spend up to 67% more. Overall, managing to hang onto a customer improves the lifetime value of that customer. But it is a major challenge for marketers to retain

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Getting Prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 Step by Step

A step by step plan to get ready for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

As this holiday season approaches, retailers across the country are preparing a plan of attack for snagging extra customers during the busiest shopping period of the year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping events for both retailers and e-commerce, and bargain hunters and Christmas shoppers will be out in droves. Our latest Black Friday report showed that in 2018 the sales increased by +23% compared with Black Friday 2017. It’s important for stores to have a plan in place to leverage the power of these shopping days and make the best of the holidays this season. We’ve

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5 Halloween Email Campaign Ideas to Hallo-win the Impressions this year

Halloween Email Campaign

Is your e-business ready to get spooky efficient? Every year there are many initiatives and promotions revolving around the celebration of Halloween. It is no longer just a matter of pumpkin carvings or ‘tricks or treats’ but also of a significant sales increase for retailers and e-businesses. When it comes to online holiday spending, Halloween is the third on the list for bringing in the most revenue behind Christmas and Easter. About 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween in 2016, a number that increases every year. Sending out a creative Halloween email campaign to help boost sales is one of the best ways to

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Ways to Use Coupon Offers in Your Marketing Strategy

Coupon offers for eCommerce Marketing Strategy

Coupon offers and specific deals are an excellent way to encourage people to buy your products or services. Not only can they encourage lead conversion, but they can also drive up customer retention and boost customer loyalty. Despite their power, however, it can be daunting figuring out how to use coupons in the most effective way possible to drive up sales for your e-commerce company. After all, there are countless types of coupon offers that companies can make available — as well as endless ways that they can be made available to consumers. If you’re a marketer or e-shop owner who wants

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Ecommerce Platforms News: Shopify introduces Google Autocomplete

Ecommerce platforms news - Shopify Oct 2017

Ecommerce platforms such as Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and Volusion have been revolutionizing e-commerce shopping for merchants and customers alike. Their constant growth has largely contributed to the online retail growth in the past decade. New e-commerce tools, features, and integrations have opened the door for mobile shopping to take over and have brought younger generations closer to thousands of brands. The interactions between brands and their customers are now easier than ever. Shopify introduces Google Autocomplete For shoppers who enthusiastically picked out their favorite items online and hitting the checkout button, the need to complete a long purchase form puts

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Marketing Automation Terms Every Marketer Must Know

Marketing automation glossary

Marketing automation is one of the most misunderstood terms in digital marketing nowadays. This is true even among the marketers. A common belief is that it’s an emulation of the old school marketing tactic of pre-scheduled email campaigns to be delivered at a specific interval. Indeed, this means that many marketers haven’t figured out the allure and, of course, the true power of marketing automation just yet. In this post, we pulled together several key marketing automation terms that we believe every marketer should know.   Term #1: Marketing automation funnel Marketing automation funnel, similar to sales funnel, refers to the step by steps

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Cyber Monday Trends and Insights We Can Apply to 2017

Cyber Monday 2017 Insights

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving and has historically been one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Last year, shoppers spent $3.36 billion online, a 9.4-percent increase from the year before. It has surpassed Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, as the day where shoppers shell out the most cash. Here are some Cyber Monday trends that we’ve seen in the past and projections on what we can expect going forward.   How Cyber Monday Got Started? In 2005, The National Retail Federation sent out a press release coining the term Cyber Monday. According to their

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9 (creative) Black Friday ideas to nail your Email Marketing

Black Friday 2017

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year with more than 55 percent of consumers planning to shop in stores and online between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Email drives a large proportion of the sales that take place during these dates (20% according to with our latest Black Friday report!) so it’s crucial to take advantage of the opportunity to grab your audience’s attention at the right time. Early holiday promotions can help continue to grow online and in-store shopping so you’ll want to head into the holiday season armed with some great plans for

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Run Marketing Automation the Amazon Way

Marketing automation like Amazon

You have spent countless hours in refining your eCommerce site and paid digital campaigns. The initial results are paying off. Your website is drawing steady traffic every day, and sales are gradually growing. Only you begin to wonder – how to take this progress to the next level, without continuing to shell out tens of thousands more marketing budget on paid ADs? Well, there is a solution that retail giant, Amazon, has perfected in the last two decades — Personalized Marketing Automation. This article examines the key marketing automation practices that Amazon pioneered that made it the successful behemoth that

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14 Most Powerful Words in Email Marketing [Infographics]

Most powerful words in Email Marketing

You have tested the design and tweaked the “Call to Action” button repeatedly to increase engagement in your email marketing. While you are seeing an uplift in open and clicks, you are looking for more. But what more can you do? Examining how you write your email copy can be the solution to increasing those engagement rates. Using words that are direct and persuasive can be effective when it comes to inspiring your readers to take action. We have gathered 14 most power phrases for you to try in your next email campaign. These words play on a few psychological

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What You Didn’t Know About Cart Abandonment Emails?

Cart abandonment emails

Generally, online businesses should focus on continually analyzing their sales funnel to identify bottlenecks where customers are lost. One of the most common places to lose an interested and qualified lead is right at checkout. Many consumers report that they abandon their cart because of unexpected fees, high shipping costs, the requirement of creating an account or because they cannot get an answer to a question they have about their planned purchase. Companies can avoid these lost sales by being more user-friendly in their website design. At the same time, they should also look into recouping sales by proactively reaching out

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Get Better Results with Repurchase Reminders (aka Replenishment emails)

Repurchase Reminders

Winning a customer is hard, winning a loyal customer is even harder. Despite the difficulty, it’s worth the effort because the ability to effectively re-engage existing customers is vital for the longevity of an eCommerce business. After all, having a larger percentage of returning customers significantly increases the average customer lifetime value of your business. Consequently, when it comes to investing in marketing automation, it’s efficient to start with scenarios that will win back customers. Today, we cover a top scenario for re-engagement email strategy – Repurchase Reminders (or Replenishment Emails!) Remind and conquer The most popular forms of Repurchase Reminders are automated

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Why Email Marketing is the Best Way to Reach Millennials [Infographics]

Email marketing for Millennials

In recent years, marketing has gone through a drastic shift. Businesses now turn to the Internet to promote their products and generate more leads. Incidentally, there’s one demographic in particular that is best reached via digital channels, particularly email marketing: Millennials. Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are those who reached adulthood during the earliest years of the 21st century (while the exact years demarcating the generation are disputed, several historians believe that Millennials are individuals that were born between 1988 and 2004). Since Millennials were born after the dawn of the computer age, they are accustomed to consuming most of their

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How Ecommerce Can Use Predictive Analytics for Email Marketing

Predictive analytics for marketing

If you run an eCommerce business, you can’t overlook the power of email marketing. After all, studies have shown that email is 40 times more effective than social media for acquiring new customers. Also, 72% of the consumers surveyed would rather receive promotional material through email than other channels, like social media networks. If you want to maximize the power of your email marketing strategy, you should consider adopting predictive analytics to perform dynamic segmentations based on visitors’ and customers’ web behavior. Predictive analytics in email marketing can ensure that you’re using the most effective models to generate the right leads and

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