ContactPigeon: 2018 In Review

New Year 2019

Happy New Year! 2018 turned out to be an amazing year of change and growth at ContactPigeon. We expect 2019 to be just as awesome, as we have already set our sights on conquering new frontiers in order to introduce even more features that enable meaningful connections between eCommerce businesses and their customers. As we welcome 2019, our team at ContactPigeon is excited for this opportunity to take a look back and share with you our many achievements of 2018, including our top milestones. We’ll let you in on the great lessons we have learned along the way. We also

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The Evolution of Ecommerce Email Marketing

Evolution of eCommerce Email Marketing

Email marketing has made some notable strides over the past few years to become a major channel for eCommerce. However, the eCommerce email marketing landscape wasn’t always such a seamless, automated process. Once upon a time, companies marketed their brands and products to potential customers by delivering postcards by snail mail, or delivering entire printed catalogs to physical mailboxes. This impersonal method of marketing was destined to morph into email marketing as technology advanced and more and more people adopted email as their main channel of communication with friends, family, and their favorite brands. In this post, we’ll look at

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Email List Organization Made Easy with Folders and Favorites

December Product Update - List Folders

At ContactPigeon we take Christmas wishes really seriously. After all, we still believe in Santa Claus! 🎅 This December we decided to bring on the Christmas spirit early by releasing a long requested feature, Email List Folders. This new enhancement is designed to make your list management and email marketing easy peasy. Chances are, you already have many lists in your account (an average ContactPigeon user loves to segment their customers), which is why we bet you’ll start believing that Santa takes the shape of ContactPigeon’s product team this year. So go ahead and create that extra segment variation, we’ve got you organized! 

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Black Friday Report for Ecommerce 2018 [Infographic]

Black Friday Report 2018 Feature

As we flip over the most recent Black Friday Cyber Monday chapter of the retail year, it’s time to dive into data to call out a few key eCommerce trends from this year’s biggest shopping event. This is our second Black Friday Report since 2017 where we analyzed millions of transactional records across ContactPigeon’s eCommerce 250+ clients across North America and Europe. Consumer enthusiasm drove online sales to new heights this Black Friday 2018 weekend at $18B in turnovers just in the United States. This trend reflects globally as well, as more retailers across Europe and Asia adopt the occasion

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The Step By Step Holiday Email Marketing Checklist

Holiday email marketing checklist

Online sales are trending more than ever this holiday season, and as an eCommerce owner, preparing a mind-blowing holiday email marketing strategy will make your brand to stand out from the crowd. According to Statista, in 2017 holiday season retail eCommerce sales in the U.S. amounted to a new record of $106.14 billion. And, the projected holiday season sales in 2018 are expected skyrocket to bring in around $123.73 billion. That means that if you are properly prepared this holiday season, you should expect to see your sales soar to new heights as well. It is a fact that human beings are creatures of habit.

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16 Fairytale-ish Happy Holiday Email Subject Lines for Christmas

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The holiday season has arrived and children are listening for the jingling bells of Santa’s sleigh as Christmas is fast approaching. Storefronts are pulling out all the stops as they deck their display windows with holiday cheer and eCommerce marketers need to do the same for their holiday email marketing campaigns to stay on the cutting edge. This is because Christmas is the most profitable holiday for the eCommerce industry. During the 2017 holiday season, online sales hit a new record high of $108.2, a 14.7% increase year-on-year. According to projections, 2018’s eCommerce holiday sales are expected to reach as much as $123.73 billion.

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Top 6 Ecommerce Trends to Watch in 2019

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Ecommerce trends have an undeniable growing influence on shoppers and retail sales. In fact, figures for the most up-to-date eCommerce trends show that eCommerce influences as much as 56% of in-store purchases, while eCommerce itself represents almost 10% of U.S. retail sales. These stats illuminate a promising future for eCommerce, showing a positive upwards trend with an average annual increase of 15%. The bottom line is that eCommerce is not only here to stay but also a driving factor of retail growth. It plays a crucial role in how your customers interact with your brand now and in the future. As an online retailer,

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9 Black Friday Ecommerce Hacks to Skyrocket Your Sales

Black Friday eCommerce hacks

Quick Update: We just release the latest Black Friday report 2018, with the latest consumer behavior data and most effective marketing tactics! Read it here! With Black Friday approaching, one way to give your online business a leg up is to implement the latest Black Friday eCommerce hacks. It sounds easy enough. But ask yourself a question: “Do you have access to all of the latest trends and best practices on how to make your brand stand out from the competition?” Before the holiday frenzy begins, you need to start preparing. Black Friday 2018 is expected to yield online retailers a new sales record high. Consider that Black

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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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12 Curated eCommerce Guides You Should Bookmark [2019 updated]

Curated ecommerce guides

Whether you are an eCommerce newbie who is looking to start your online store or an experienced eCommerce owner looking scale up business results, chances are, 24 hours a day is not enough to accomplish all that’s required to grow a business. Not to mention the time required to sift through hundreds of eCommerce guides and resources to help you get started. That’s why we have curated the definite must-read eCommerce guides from professional experts for our readers’ convenience. Our goal is to provide you with information from a variety of perspectives — such as eCommerce owners, operators, and marketers — to be sure that you get the most effective marketing automation tools, tips, and guidelines to support

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