How ZARA Dominates the Ecommerce Fashion Industry

When it comes to the high-street fashion brands, Zara dominates the scene. The brand is at the forefront of offering the latest fashion trends, high-quality products and, most importantly to consumers, awesome affordability. So, how did the brand grow from humble beginnings to become the number one fashion retailer in the world — not to mention setting the global standards for success with their Zara eCommerce channel? The story might surprise you… The connection with Zorba the Greek It all started in 1963 when Amancio Ortega opened a dress-making factory, Inditex, in Spain. In 1975, rumor has it that Amancio…

eCommerce Personalization: The Absolute Guide for 2021

Savvy marketers know that the boom of eCommerce is setting market trends for online retailers. The influence of the annual growth of eCommerce is perhaps best illustrated by recent statistics. In 2017, global e-retail sales reached 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars, of which, retail eCommerce accounted for 10.2% percent. The shift to online retailing is only accelerating, while new computing trends such as predictive modeling and AI introduces unique shopping experiences for consumers that are ever more personalized. So, how can eCommerce personalization help your brand in 2021 to capitalize on the skyrocketing online marketplace? To personalize or not to personalize?…

eCommerce Marketing Strategy: A Step by Step Guide for 2021

The eCommerce industry has seen a dramatic boom in recent years, and there is no end in sight to the heights of which online sales may skyrocket. Just look at the rock solid eCommerce stats projecting that for 2021, online sales are expected to reach a minimum of $3.5 trillion — put that together with the fact that eCommerce sales accounted for 11.9% of all retail sales worldwide in 2018, and you can see why having a responsive marketing campaign is vital to growing your brand. Let’s turn our attention to the leader of the pack: when it comes to…

The 88 most amazing Ecommerce Statistics of 2021

Every marketer needs to be in the know-how of the latest eCommerce statistics in order to ride the wave of ever-changing trends. By knowing what your consumers are looking for, you will have all the information and tools you need to set up your brand for success with a solid eCommerce marketing strategy. In 2018, eCommerce progressed on a global scale, and the proof, is in the pudding. In 2018, we witnessed technology and marketing automation soar to new heights and achieve record-breaking Black Friday weekend sales totaling $18 billion in turnovers — just in the United States alone! ECommerce…

The 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…

Black Friday Report for Ecommerce 2018 [Infographic]

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…

Top 6 Ecommerce Trends to Watch in 2019

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,…

9 Black Friday Ecommerce Hacks to Skyrocket Your Sales

With the Black Friday 2020 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 your Black Friday marketing strategy. Consider that Black Friday 2017 data shows that consumers spent $19.62 billion online over the five-day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday (November 23 – November 27). This was $2.6 billion,…

The 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…

10 eCommerce Guides You Should Read (immediately)

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…

Email List Segmentation Best Practices for Ecommerce [2021 updated]

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 2021 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…

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

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…

The Ultimate eCommerce Marketing Automation Guide for 2021

A primary attraction of running an eCommerce business is the ability to control many aspects of your business operations from just about anywhere via the internet. But merely existing as an online business isn’t enough anymore. To thrive, you need to continuously adopt best practices to refine your business model. One of the most profitable arrows in your eCommerce quiver is the automation of your marketing processes. This article attempts to gather the best practices across the globe into this step by step eCommerce marketing automation guide for your reading convenience. Marketing Automation: Why Should I Bother? The e-Commerce boom is revolutionizing…

Super (Daddy) Cool Father’s 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…

The eCommerce Nurture Campaign Best Practices for 2021 (that work)

If you’re in any kind of online business today, you should know about the importance of nurture campaigns in eCommerce and the best practices on how to design successful nurturing sequences. Why? The reason is simple. In the landscape where competition is just one search or clicks away, rarely do a business score a sale on the first outreach or visit session. Or the second. But with a consistent lead nurturing strategy, you can turn the corner for your marketing efforts. A DemandGen report showed that 4%-10% higher response rate when measured against solitary email campaigns. Ecommerce owners and marketers, even those…

Best Checkout Pages in eCommerce [2021 Edition]

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,…

81 Catchy Mother’s Day Subject Lines for eCommerce [2021 updated]

2021 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 2020, despite the pandemic, the total planned spending on Mother’s Day reached $26.7B in the US, +7% vs 2019. For eCommerce retailers, this is one occasion not to be missed and every brand oughts to craft its Mother’s Day strategy testing and implementing retail best practices to maximize results. If you are still refining your email campaigns and looking…

May 4th Marketing Ideas to Rocket eCommerce Conversions

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…

5 Advanced Mother’s Day Marketing Ideas for eCommerce

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, even in 2020, with total revenue reaching almost $27B in the United States alone. Additionally, despite the social distancing, the lockdowns and the overall effects of COVID-19, consumers are expected to spend $8 more than 2020. With this enormous market of anticipated spending, how to stand out against competition and appeal…

7 Must-Have eCommerce Follow Up Emails Every eShop Needs

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,…