The Black Friday Wiki Guide for Ecommerce

Black Friday Wiki Guide for Ecommerce

Hot! We just released the latest Black Friday report 2018 with consumer behavior trends and the most effective marketing tactics. Read it here! Black Friday needs no introduction. It has become the largest commercial sales days in the United States where retailers use the day as a precursor to a successful retail holiday season. While Black Friday sales began in brick and mortar setting – with deal-seeking customers queueing up in the wee hour of the morning – the shopping frenzy is shifting to online. 2017 became a record year for Black Friday eCommerce sales, and we expect this trend

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Email List Segmentation Best Practices for Ecommerce [2020 updated]

eCommerce Segmentation Best Practices 2018

Email marketing is a reliable and effective marketing tool that eCommerce companies rely on to grow their business, however, without utilizing segmentation to help your company send more relevant and successful marketing campaigns, you are missing out. This email list segmentation best practices 2020 guide aim to help email marketers to create better newsletters to the intended audience segments. In previous articles, we’ve discussed the benefits of list segmentation sufficiently. We cannot emphasize enough the reasons why segmentation is a vital element of your marketing campaign, as it allows you to split up your potential customers by grouping them together according to

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[Infographic] Email Marketing: Realize the ROI & Improve Bottom Line

Email marketing infographics

Email marketing has come a long way since AOL laid the foundations for what Is now one of the most ubiquitous forms of communication back in 1999. Although email hasn’t changed too much since it’s initial conception, it continues to evolve. Today, global email users amount to virtually half the entire planets population. Although this may not be fully accurate considering users have duplicate accounts, this figure is expected to grow steadily. (Statista, 2018). It is a common misconception that email is dying out and being replaced by social media. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Email isn’t going

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6 Free Email Marketing Tools for High Performing Newsletters

Free email marketing tools

Email marketing continues to be one of the key communication and marketing channels between brands, business, and customers, and creating an optimized email marketing campaign has never been easier due to all of the free email marketing tools available. How many businesses are using email marketing to reach their customers? A recent survey conductled by The Manifest consisting of digital marketers working for U.S. companies — 73 percent working for B2C companies, and 27 percent for B2B companies — showed that 32% of businesses are sending out emails on a daily basis, while 41% are doing so weekly. With that volume, you

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The Best of the Best Product Pages [2020 updated]

Ecommerce best product pages 2018

Your company’s landing page is its first impression. It determines what potential customers see first, whether they click around to see more and possibly make a purchase, maybe even whether they sign up to your email list to receive regular updates. For eCommerce businesses. the first impression visitors have of your brand is often the product pages. Like all first impressions, it’s vital that your landing page makes a good one, especially in today’s crowded eCommerce marketplace. What exactly goes into some of the best product pages on the web? So although there are some great eCommerce resources and articles about optimizing a product

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14 eCommerce Summer Marketing Ideas to Heat Up Your Sales [2020]

eCommerce Summer Marketing Idea

After recent Mother’s Day sales and rush to be GDPR compliant, eCommerce marketers are left to wondering how to generate the next campaign hype. Patience is the name of the game if you’re an eCommerce marketer or owner trying to drum up some extra business with summer promotions or other hot summer marketing ideas. Internet lore holds that people spend less time on the web over the summer months, and consequently, do less shopping. But that may just be a self-induced fallacy to drive an industry-wide break Turn around the summer slow season Official internet statistics are hard to find

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Super (Daddy) Cool Father’s Day Email Subject Lines for eCommerce

Fathers Day Email Subject Lines for eCommerce

Father’s Day email subject lines, plus campaign ideas to skyrocket your eShop sales Father’s Day is just around the corner. For reasons unknown, Father’s Day is often a neglected holiday when compared to the hype that Mother’s Day receives. For eCommerce marketer, ignoring the impact of the holiday on your businesses may prove to be a costly mistake. According to National Retail Federation surveys, 33% of the consumer plans to purchase Father’s Day gifts online. At the same time, Father’s Day spending reached an all-time high in the USA at $15B in 2017, nearly doubling from the decade before. This

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Best Checkout Pages in eCommerce [2020 Edition]

Best Checkout Pages in 2018 eCommerce

Attaining the best eCommerce checkout is not a one and done deal. Achieving the best checkout pages requires testing and optimization to hit your desired conversion rates and ensure your customers complete their transactions. Some eCommerce businesses excel at check out pages while others overlook the functionality of this all-importance page. Many e-shops focus instead on the front-end by creating an attractive and functional interface with engaging site experience. But if you can’t close the deal, all that design work is for naught. Competition for eCommerce is increasingly global, and if you’re not constantly testing and refining the checkout pages,

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76 Catchy Mother’s Day Subject Lines for eCommerce [2020 updated]

Mother's Day subject lines

2020 Updated! We added even more inspiring Mother’s day email subject lines for you to pick from. Enjoy! Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated across the world. It also happens to be the 3rd largest retail holiday in the US. In 2017, the total spend on Mother’s Day is estimated to be $20B+ in the US. For eCommerce retailers, this is one occasion not to be missed. If you are still refining your email campaigns and looking for some inspirations, then this post is for you. We’ve gathered 76 ideas for Mother’s Day subject lines that you can use in

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May 4th Marketing Ideas to Rocket eCommerce Conversions

May 4th Marketing Ideas for eCommerce

For the millions of Star War fans across the world, May 4th is a special day. The fanbase has elected this day as Star Wars Day for the pun on the franchise’s now legendary catchphrase “May the Fourth be with you”. As our tribute to this day, we channeled some Jedi wisdom to come up with four May 4th marketing ideas to give your eCommerce results a boost. May 4th Marketing Ideas for Your eCommerce Store All of the ideas can be implemented any time, but you can opt to maximize the effect by implementing it with a touch of Star

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5 Advanced Mother’s Day Marketing Ideas for eCommerce

Mother's Day Marketing Ideas

We are celebrating the Moms in our lives this year on May 13th. For eCommerce marketer, this is a holiday not to be missed. Mother’s Day is the 3rd biggest retail holiday, after Black Friday / Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Spending on Mother’s Day has been on the rise, with total revenue reaching $23.6B in 2017 in the United States alone. With this enormous market of anticipated spending, how to stand out against competition and appeal to your target audiences requires extra creativity. Let’s take a look at 5 Mother’s Day marketing ideas that turn the common email promotions into

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7 Must-Have eCommerce Follow Up Emails Every eShop Needs

eCommerce Follow Up Emails

Follow up emails are a must-do in the digital age whether you’re selling via cold contact, pursuing a job, following up with a prospect or existing customer. In eCommerce, follow up emails are essential for customer activation, retention, and repeat business. Sending effective follow up communications after key actions by customers is essential because it shows you’re listening and catering to their needs. From abandoned shopping carts, to customer reviews, and even complaints, any time a customer interacts with your eShop, reaching out promptly to them is critical to keep the dialog going. This will drives transactions and, ultimately, satisfaction. In this article,

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The GDPR FAQ: Answers for Upcoming Changes

GDPR FAQ

Anytime a sweeping new law goes into effect throughout the European Union; there will be questions and concern regarding who the law applies to and how it is to be implemented. When the subject matter is something as timely and politically volatile as consumer data protection requirements, the level of overall anxiety rises considerably. That’s why we are putting together the GDPR FAQ. Here are the answers to questions most people are asking about the GDPR. The GDPR FAQ: All the questions that baffle you GDPR FAQ 1. What is GDPR? Answer: GDPR, which stands for General Data Protection Regulation, is

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12 Marketing Tips to Increase Your eCommerce Sales Fast

12 Marketing Tips to Increase eCommerce Sales

The purpose of marketing is to increase your sales & awareness. For marketing to work you’ll need a strategy that combines a variety of different marketing actions, that together will successfully bring you your desired results – growing your eCommerce sales. When talking about eCommerce, there are some really easy to implement marketing actions. These actions, together, can help you boost your sales and increase the awareness of both, your products and your brand. These actions are really easy and fast to conduct, so keep reading and prepare yourself for a great success! Generate Trust on Your Site Even if

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Email Deliverability Best Practices in 2020

Email Deliverability Best Practices

The invention of email is undeniably one of the most noteworthy innovations in the history of business communications, allowing companies from anywhere in the world to reach out to potential customers at little to no cost. But the meteoric rise of email created some real pitfalls that may not be readily apparent to the average user. In a previous post, we covered 5 simple email deliverability best practices while in this post, we discuss this sole key metric defining the success of email marketing with an updated list of email deliverability best practices for 2020. What is Email Deliverability? One

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The Complete GDPR eCommerce Checklist

The GDPR eCommerce Checklist

The most important and sweeping change in digital privacy regulation in the world will come into effect on May 25th of this year in the EU. We’ve already published a GDPR FAQ to help you understand it but we also decided to also release a GPDR eCommerce checklist to get your back covered. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR for short) is transforming the way we treat digital data and affecting practically any website or organization that collects, stores and uses customer data. This includes a majority of eCommerce stores, as GDPR applies not only to European organizations but to

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3+2 EGGciting Easter Email Templates

Exciting Easter Email Templates

Spring is officially here in the northern hemisphere, and that means Easter is not too far along the way. For many retailers, Easter campaign plannings are well underway with many egg-citing spring promotions. For those marketers who are still brainstorming ideas, we have prepared a number of fun spring and Easter email templates ready for your use. After logging into your ContactPigeon account, simply customize the template and hit send to kick off the Easter spirit.?   Happy Easter Email Templates for eCommerce 1. Easter Bunny Sketch A sketch of cartoon bunny in pastel colors brings out all the childhood charm associated

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What You Need To Do To Your Shopify Store To Upgrade It For 2018

Upgrade your Shopify Store for 2018

As a Shopify store owner, your work is never done. An online store is a work-in-progress, requiring regular tweaks and upgrades to keep up-to-date and offer your customers a fast, user-friendly shopping experience. So what can you do to upgrade your Shopify store for 2018 and start the year as you mean to go on? For a little inspiration, check out The Best of the Best Shopify Stores of 2017. Make it personalized and interactive It’s no secret that today, most people have little time and low attention spans. It’s not entirely our fault, after all, society has designed a system

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8 Ways to Use Chrome Notifications to Boost Shopify Store Conversion Rates

Chrome Notifications for Shopify

As a Shopify store owner, have you ever found yourself in a position where you receive a healthy amount of traffic to your eCommerce platform, yet still suffer from low conversion rates when it comes to following up on initial visitor interest in your store and registering those all-important final sales? If so, Chrome Notifications may be just the ticket to give your conversion a little boost. What are Chrome Notifications? Google has provided an effective tool to bring otherwise lost customers back and boost your sales totals in the form of “Chrome Notifications.” Simply put, a Chrome Notification is

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52 Out-of-the Box Easter Subject Lines to Crack Your Email Marketing [2020 updated]

12 Easter Subject Lines

2020 Update: We added even more subject lines to nail your Easter email campaigns! Find them near the bottom of the article! Spring is in the air (or for some regions fast approaching)! Along with the budding greens and blooming flowers, marketers everywhere are planning a host of exciting new marketing ideas for the season. One of the biggest occasions in Spring is Easter. In 2017, Americans spent $18.4 billion at Easter. That’s a 6 percent increase over 2016’s numbers. Across the pond, British consumers plunked down 10 percent more on eCommerce purchases at Easter, lifting overall retail numbers for the quarter. This article

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