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

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…

Run Marketing Automation the Amazon Way

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…

What You Didn’t Know About 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…

Get Better Results with Repurchase Reminders (aka Replenishment emails)

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…

Audience Segmentation Tools: What You Need to Know

With increased competition in eCommerce, one way you can get a leg up on your competitors is through the use of audience segmentation tools. Audience segmentation is a simple marketing process that every company must use to reach their customers more effectively. What is audience segmentation? Audience segmentation is a subset of audience analysis, and it involves sorting your customers into various groups depending upon certain data points. At its core, audience segmentation is simply an acknowledgment that your buyers are not homogenous in terms of identities, needs, desires, motives, capabilities, etc. Naturally, the exact same messaging won’t necessarily reach…

Live Web Analytics: The Best Ways to Use Them and What You Need to Know

To say that the world of e-commerce is competitive is something of an understatement. Thanks largely to factors like the plethora of data, the web analytics tools, the transparency of pricing and the (relatively) low barrier of entry, new e-commerce websites are popping up all the time – which can be difficult for the ones that were already there. As is true in any competitive environment, one of your primary goals then becomes separating yourself from the rest of the pack in any way that you can. This is also difficult in e-commerce, as aside from competing on pricing through…

How to Choose the Best Marketing Automation Platform for Your Startup

If you’re running a startup and want your marketing efforts to be as effective as possible, you should take advantage of the power of marketing automation software. Studies show that marketing automation can increase sales productivity by 14.5%, and on average, 74% of companies report that using marketing automation software saves them a significant amount of time. If you know that you want to take advantage of a marketing automation platform but you’re not sure how to choose one, the following considerations can help you decide on the right platform for your specific business needs and goals. via GIPHY  …

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

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…

How Email Marketing Can Increase Your
E-Commerce Business Profits

If you run an e-commerce business, there’s probably a good chance that you’re using multiple marketing strategies to drive leads and increase sales. One essential marketing strategy that you should be taking advantage of is email marketing. Email marketing can help you better nurture your leads and make more sales from those leads. In fact, according to a study on email marketing by the Direct Marketing Association, the ROI of email marketing is a whopping 3,800%! If you are looking to grow your business this year, here are several ways that e-commerce email marketing can help. 1. Email Marketing Drives…

Easter: The Only Time it’s OK to Put All Your Eggs in One Basket! [Free Email Templates]

Speaking of baskets have you checked how many baskets a.k.a  carts are abandoned in your e-shop? Do you know that in a festive period like Easter parents, godmothers, brothers, sisters and in-laws are desperately looking for this special gift for their loved ones, even the very last minute? Let’s not mention how children get so excited with colorful eggs and cute little animals, especially ducks, chickens and bunnies that are honored at this time of year. ContactPigeon is here to guide you on how to benefit from this celebration. The biggest advantage you have here is the information your clients…

Product Update: Introducing Custom Audiences for Facebook Ads

We feel very proud every time our product team comes up with a new feature or improvement that makes our customers lives easier. That’s why we’re super excited to introduce the integration between ContactPigeon and Facebook, where you can now synchronize Custom Audiences for Facebook Ads! Combining your email marketing strategy with Facebook ads gives you the opportunity to create integrated marketing campaigns. You can expand the reach of your marketing message beyond customer’s mailbox and target customers throughout their digital journey especially in channels where they spend most of their time online: Social Media Facebook Ad Campaigns is a powerful…

That’s the E-commerce Checkout Best Practices that Convert (2021 updated)

It’s not an easy task setting up an e-commerce business. You have to spend time finding the perfect layout, organizing your product photos and creating gripping descriptions. So, even after all that time spent if your checkout process is confusing or seems uncertain to your customers, you will never be able to maximize conversions for your business. We have seen this getting in the way, therefore, in this blog post we have gathered some of the eCommerce checkout best practices from leading brands to give you some guidelines that will help you improve your checkout process and, as a result, increase your…