How to Prepare for Black Friday 2020: A Retailer’s Guide

Black Friday 2020

Retailers across the nation felt optimistic in the immediate aftermath of previous Black Fridays. Always a huge source of profit, this beloved shopping day blew away predictions by producing an impressive $7.4 billion in sales. Expectations for Black Friday 2020 were high in light of these numbers —until COVID-19 hits. This year, fears of coronavirus transmission threaten to keep shoppers out of stores, as does a struggling economy that leaves many shoppers with little cash to spare. Still, while profits will probably not reach levels enjoyed in 2019, retailers need not lose hope. If anything, this year offers a valuable opportunity

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7 Creative Black Friday Strategies for Retailers

Black Friday Strategies for Retailer

Black Friday may have had its start in the United States, but it has become very popular in Europe in recent years. Each year, Black Friday sales reach a new peak as more retailers and countries are participating in the famous American style shopping frenzy. Consider that in 2015 only 9% of German consumers participated in Black Friday shopping. In just 2-years time by 2017, 43% of German consumers engaged in shopping during the Black Friday sales. That’s why in this post we gathered a great list high converting Black Friday strategies for eCommerce retailers to inspire your upcoming Black Friday campaign.

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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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9 Black Friday Ecommerce Hacks to Skyrocket Your Sales

Black Friday eCommerce hacks

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,

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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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Black Friday Email Marketing Report 2017 [Infographic]

Black Friday 2017 Email Marketing Report

2018 update: Our new Black Friday report 2018 is out! Read it here!   Each year, online retailers make new records during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping period. In 2016, consumers spent a total of $12B online over the Black Friday weekend alone. Black Friday 2017 was no exception, as a growing number of consumers opt for the comfort of their home (office) over the crowded streets and malls when it comes to grabbing the best Black Friday deals. At ContactPigeon, we analyzed millions of transactional records for a sneak peek into how Black Friday 2017 was shaped up. We have

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Study: How Do Millennial Shoppers Behave on Black Friday & Cyber Monday?

How Millennial Shoppers Behave on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

This year, 20% of Millennial shoppers won’t make a single holiday purchase in a brick-and-mortar store. Instead, they will likely continue escalating an unstoppable national trend toward e-buying by holiday shoppers. Dollars spent online already outpace those spent in retail stores during this Christmas shopping season. According to the National Retail Federation, 154.4 million shoppers bought products on the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend in 2016. Of those, 108.5 million shopped online while 99.1 million shopped in stores.   Nearly half of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Millennial Shoppers  Millennial shoppers love Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 2016 Black Friday sales buried 2015 numbers

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20 (awesome) Black Friday Email Subject Lines for eCommerce

Black Friday Email Subject Lines & Templates

Black Friday is one of the biggest retail events of the year. It is the curtain for Christmas shopping and in 2016 it grossed a shocking $3 billion from online and mobile purchases alone. For many retailers, such as jewelers, it’s a significant day since up to 40 percent of their annual turnover can occur between Black Friday and Christmas. With sharp discounts and deals, it is not surprising many consumers want to fully leverage this occasion to stock on their wish list and get ahead of Christmas shopping in one go. Consequently, nearly all brands and online retailers are looking to make a difference

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Top 5 Black Friday Marketing Automation Scenarios for Holiday Success

Top Black Friday Marketing Automation Scenarios

When Black Friday rolls around, retailers have a lot to get excited about. According to a study last year, over 137 million Americans plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend. That can translate into huge traffic and sales for retailers across the country. It is by far the biggest retail day/event of the year. This means that brands and marketers should be planning well in advance to take advantage of this big date. One aspect of the preparation involves setting up the right campaigns, workflows, and tools to maximize sales from the holiday traffic. In a previous post, we covered the step

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Getting Prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 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% compared 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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9 (creative) Black Friday ideas to nail your Email Marketing

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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