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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Fashion Ecommerce Marketing: 5 Automation Flows That (Actually) Work

Fashion eCommerce Marketing

Fashion is one of the industries that has seen constant economic success over the past decade. In 2018 alone, the global online fashion market has brought in $484 billion, representing 27% of total fashion retail sales occurred online. While the fashion industry enjoys great profitability, the margins are facing pressures from new entrants and competitive landscape. Considering that the global fashion market online is predicted to reach $765 billion by the year 2022 (a 58% increase from today) every marketer needs to have the latest tools and strategies to boost their fashion eCommerce marketing. Savvy marketers understand that marketing automation is no longer

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9 Black Friday Ecommerce Hacks to Skyrocket Your Sales

Black Friday eCommerce hacks

With the Black Friday 2019 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 eCommerce strategy. This year’s Black Friday is expected to yield online retailers a new sales record high. Consider that Black Friday 2017 data shows that consumers spent $19.62 billion online over the five-day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber

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5 eCommerce Summer Marketing Ideas to Heat Up Your Sales [2019]

eCommerce Summer Marketing Idea

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

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May 4th Marketing Ideas to Rocket eCommerce Conversions

May 4th Marketing Ideas for eCommerce

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

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The Complete GDPR eCommerce Checklist

The GDPR eCommerce Checklist

The most important and sweeping change in digital privacy regulation in the world will come into effect on May 25th of this year in the EU. We’ve already published a GDPR FAQ to help you understand it but we also decided to also release a GPDR eCommerce checklist to get your back covered. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR for short) is transforming the way we treat digital data and affecting practically any website or organization that collects, stores and uses customer data. This includes a majority of eCommerce stores, as GDPR applies not only to European organizations but to

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8 Ways to Use Chrome Notifications to Boost Shopify Store Conversion Rates

Chrome Notifications for Shopify

As a Shopify store owner, have you ever found yourself in a position where you receive a healthy amount of traffic to your eCommerce platform, yet still suffer from low conversion rates when it comes to following up on initial visitor interest in your store and registering those all-important final sales? If so, Chrome Notifications may be just the ticket to give your conversion a little boost. What are Chrome Notifications? Google has provided an effective tool to bring otherwise lost customers back and boost your sales totals in the form of “Chrome Notifications.” Simply put, a Chrome Notification is

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5 Ways of Using eCommerce Push Notifications for Marketing

eCommerce Push Notifications

Last month, we introduced yet another power messaging channel to reach your target audience. The new eCommerce push notifications give you unique ability to reach users with special updates, sales, promotions and tailored reminders to lapsing customers. With proper usage, this channel has the potential to overtake emails in its effectiveness. Push notifications are not subjected to spam filters, nor any other form of inbox restrictions and messages are “pushed” at the point where users are active on their devices. As a result, eCommerce push notifications have 3 to 10x times higher click rates compared to standard email newsletters, and so

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11 Romantic Valentine’s Day Email Subject Lines to Steal

Valentine's day email subject

When it comes to email marketing, consumers scroll, swipe and click their way through hundreds, if not thousands, of messages each day. Consequently, the gap for capturing customer’s attention is narrowing considerably.  Throw in a consumption-driven event like Valentine’s Day, when nearly every business out there is jumping into the marketing frenzy, and you’ve got your work cut out for you. What all eCommerce Managers should also keep in mind is that Valentine’s Day is the 2nd largest commercial day in the US, so you should totally spend some time on designing your Valentine’s email marketing strategy (btw, check out our Valentine’s

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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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How to Capitalize on Your Black Friday Traffic

Capitalizing on Black Friday Traffic

Every year, online and retail shopping records are broken during the period between Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the two biggest shopping days of the year. Ecommerce continues to be the favorite choice of consumers who are trying to take advantage of holiday sales and steer clear of crowds during this busy shopping period. U.S. customers spent a total of $12.8 billion online between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday in 2016. Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest day for online sales in the U.S. in all of history. Here is a step-by-step guide

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6 Tips to Rock Your Cyber Monday Marketing (2018 updated)

Cyber Monday Marketing Tips

On Cyber Monday 2017, US retailers expect to haul in $3.81 billion in sales revenue. How much of that lands in your pocket depends in part on how well you prepare your Cyber Monday marketing plan. In this article, we collected some useful trends, facts, and marketing tactics that will help you boost your eCommerce store’s sales this year. Here is what we know about Cyber Mondays and modern shoppers: Amazon is the most popular cyber shop for buyers ? More men than women shop on Cyber Monday ? Americans spend 4.7 hours per day on their phones, much of it researching

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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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[Poll Results] What’s Your Biggest eCommerce Challenge?

Sept '17 Polls Are In - The Top eCommerce Challenge

In our September newsletter, we posed the following question to 2000+ fellow digital marketers and eCommerce readers: As eCommerce marketer, what’s your biggest eCommerce challenge to growing your business? To limit the range of possible options, we proposed 3 general areas. Grow visitor traffic Convert visitors into customers Get more returning customers Well, the results are in! ? While the responses are insightful, we are not entirely surprised by the results. Nearly half of the respondents (45% to be exact) considers sales conversion optimization as a major eCommerce challenge. This corresponds to recent studies that place visitor abandonment to ~92% of

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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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5 Halloween Email Campaign Ideas to Hallo-win the Impressions this year (2019 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 a creative Halloween email campaign to help boost sales is one of the best ways to

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Ways to Use Coupon Offers in Your Marketing Strategy

Coupon offers for eCommerce Marketing Strategy

Coupon offers and specific deals are an excellent way to encourage people to buy your products or services. Not only can they encourage lead conversion, but they can also drive up customer retention and boost customer loyalty. Despite their power, however, it can be daunting figuring out how to use coupons in the most effective way possible to drive up sales for your e-commerce company. After all, there are countless types of coupon offers that companies can make available — as well as endless ways that they can be made available to consumers. If you’re a marketer or e-shop owner who wants

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Get Better Results with Repurchase Reminders (aka Replenishment emails)

Repurchase Reminders

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

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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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Why Marketing Campaign Automation Should Be a Part of Ecommerce Marketing?

Marketing campaign automation should cornerstone to ecommerce marketing

Marketing campaign automation is one of the most successful digital marketing practices in recent years. Why? Not only for its multiple benefits. Not only because it helps you integrate your Sales team with your Marketing team or because it enables you to boost your customer relationships. Most importantly, because it is your business’s customer engagement strategy. It is the dialogue between you and your audience; it is an integrated strategy to make something out of every single person who gets in touch with your brand through every possible channel! With the right marketing campaign automation software and proper execution, you

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