Getting Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 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% comparing 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 (2018 updated)

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 creative Halloween email campaign to help boost sales is one of the best ways to capture

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9 Email Marketing Ideas for Black Friday 2017

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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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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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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6 Effective Cold Email Formulas That Increase Open Rates [Infographic]

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The fate of cold emails, like cold calls, are often met with dread, shrug, and neglect. It is the most challenging of all communications for three reasons. You have no relationship with your audience, the recipients have noτ expressed interests in your service or products, and you lack any form of feedback so that you can’t modify your approach in real time. Consequently, there is a huge obstacle in getting cold emails to be noticed and read. However, cold emails can work. While there are many ways to reach your prospective customers, email remains the most effective and cheapest approach for lead generation.

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Convince Your Boss About the Importance of E-Commerce Email Marketing

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As marketers, you constantly have to struggle in explaining the value of what you do. You have to justify all your actions and goals in ways that other departments don’t have to worry about because the results of your work are gradual and not always instant. Executives want to know the outcomes of the time and money the business has invested in various marketing tactics. In order to make a convincing case for marketing investment, you need to focus your recommendation on the ultimate results a certain strategy will generate. E-commerce email marketing is one of the tactics that gets pushed

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The Ultimate Guide to A/B Testing: Email Marketing for Ecommerce

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In today’s digital age, online retailers are using a huge variety of tools to market their business. Email marketing remains the most powerful tactic for reaching potential customers, especially when paired with good A/B testing, you can fine-tune your messages to drive substantial conversion results. There are multiple ways to test the efficacy of your email campaigns. You can experiment with different variants of your email’s structure and switch it up. You can test emails in order to see what your recipients respond by using different Subject Lines, different layouts and optimize it’s open and click-through rates. What Is A/B Testing?

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Email Marketing Ideas for Mother’s Day [Free Templates]

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Come on, admit it, she is your everything! You know it much better than us, but we are here to help you make her day, the best of her life. With Mother’s Day celebration just around the corner, you must have already been thinking about how to help your clients surprise their mothers, at least we hope you do! If you belong to the absentminded species, don’t worry we got you covered! With this article, our main goal is to help you create attractive campaigns that will drive your customers directly at the checkout of your e-shop! In ContactPigeon we believe that

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The $0 Budget Guide to Build your Email Marketing Stack

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At ContactPigeon, apart from striving continuously to provide you with the best solutions to advance your email marketing and boost e-commerce sales, we are on constant search to bring you hassle free solutions to improve your marketing campaigns with a minimal budget. Our pigeons flew around to find free marketing tools for design, content development and productivity to help you build your email marketing stack. Have a look below to discover some nifty tools that will boost your marketing efforts with $0 budget! Design Discover Freepik’s exclusive content and graphic resources. With this tool, you can download free vectors, photos and icons for creating campaign

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