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! ūüéÖ¬†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‚Äôs biggest shopping event. This is our second Black Friday Report since 2017 where we analyzed millions of transactional records across ContactPigeon‚Äôs 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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[Infographic] Email Marketing: Realize the ROI & Improve Bottom Line

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Email marketing has come a long way since AOL laid the foundations for what Is now one of the most ubiquitous forms of communication back in 1999. Although email hasn’t changed too much since it’s initial conception, it continues to evolve. Today, global email users amount to virtually half the entire planets population. Although this may not be fully accurate considering users have duplicate accounts, this figure is expected to grow steadily. (Statista, 2018). It is a common misconception that email is dying out and being replaced by social media. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Email isn’t going

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5 Free Email Marketing Tools for High Performing Newsletters

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Email marketing continues to be one of the key communication and marketing channels between brands, business, and customers, and creating an¬†optimized email marketing campaign has never been easier due to¬†all of the free email marketing tools available. How many businesses are using email marketing to reach their customers? A recent survey conducted by The Manifest consisting of digital marketers working for U.S. companies — 73 percent working for B2C companies, and 27 percent for B2B companies — showed that 32% of businesses are sending out emails on a daily basis, while 41% are doing so weekly. With that volume, you

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4 New Features to Upgrade Your Email Marketing

ContactPigeon Product Update Email Marketing Features

This summer, we didn’t take it easy by chilling on the beach. We took the feedback you gave us¬†on our email channel and turned them into exciting features in ContactPigeon. In the¬†first fall product update, I am really excited to introduce not one, not two, but FOUR unique features to upgrade your email marketing game. Don‚Äôt worry, the Pigeons got a lot of rest too during the summer so you can expect many more great things to come! From email tools that improve your open rates to overall sales conversions, here are 4 awesomely new features available in your ContactPigeon

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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 ‚ÄĒ 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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Cyber Monday Trends and Insights We Can Apply to 2017

Cyber Monday 2017 Insights

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving and has historically been one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Last year, shoppers spent $3.36 billion online, a 9.4-percent increase from the year before. It has surpassed Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, as the day where shoppers shell out the most cash. Here are some Cyber Monday trends that we’ve seen in the past and projections on what we can expect going forward.   How Cyber Monday Got Started? In 2005, The National Retail Federation sent out a press release coining the term Cyber Monday. According to their

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14 Most Powerful Words in Email Marketing [Infographics]

Most powerful words in Email Marketing

You have tested the design and tweaked the “Call to Action” button repeatedly to increase engagement in your email marketing. While you are seeing an uplift in open and clicks, you are looking for more. But what more can you do? Examining how you write your email copy can be the solution to increasing those engagement rates. Using words that are direct and persuasive can be effective when it comes to inspiring your readers to take action. We have gathered 14 most power phrases for you to try in your next email campaign. These words play on a few psychological

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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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How to Write an Effective Automated Welcome Email for Ecommerce

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Visitors who browse your website and subscribe, they do it for a reason. They care about what you have to say and expect something from you. A welcome email campaign is the least you can do in order to introduce them to your brand, the products you offer and convince them that you can make their everyday life better whether you offer services, cosmetics, clothing or electronics. In summary, the welcome email is a branded campaign with the goal to explain what you offer, in the context of a series of warm messages, welcoming the new subscriber to your family.

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What Exactly Is Email Marketing Lifecycle? A Practical Guide for E-Commerce

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Engaging customers is a critical part of boosting sales. Smart marketing strategies are starting to emphasize more and more on the email marketing lifecycle, because it is usually far easier and more cost-effective to get repeat business from existing customers than it is to dig up new ones in other ways. Email marketing is a well-established way of communicating with customers and deepening your relationships with them. It’s a managed communications strategy that integrates a full range of marketing communications and channels. This helps to ensure that prospective clients get the material they most need while they are on the

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

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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

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How Email Marketing Can Increase Your
E-Commerce Business Profits

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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

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Product Update: 100+ Free Ecommerce Email Templates from ContactPigeon

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Well-well, ContactPigeon team hits again! We work relentlessly¬†in order to bring you the latest, most user-friendly ideas to send amazing email¬†campaigns! This month we proudly introduce our 100+ template gallery with ready-made emails for creating stunning campaigns for e-commerce (and not only..). This is a feature we‚Äôve planned and worked on for months, so you can just imagine and maybe even feel how excited we are to finally bring it to life for you, our beloved customers¬†ūüėć Also, we added the possibility to add your Pre-Header text right from the specific field in our editor. So, no more hiding preview

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The Ultimate Guide to A/B Testing: Email Marketing for Ecommerce

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In today’s digital age, online retailers are using a huge variety of tools to market their business.¬†Email marketing remains the most powerful tactic for reaching potential customers, especially when paired with good A/B testing, you can fine-tune your messages to drive substantial conversion results. There are multiple ways to test the efficacy of your email campaigns. You can experiment with different variants of your email‚Äôs structure and switch it up. You can test emails in order to see what your recipients respond by using different Subject Lines, different layouts and optimize it‚Äôs open and click-through rates. What Is A/B Testing?

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Email Marketing Ideas for Mother’s Day [Free Templates]

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Come on, admit it, she is your everything! You know it much better than us, but we are here to help you make her day, the best of her life. With Mother’s Day celebration just around the corner, you must have already been thinking about how to help your clients surprise their mothers, at least we hope you do! If you belong to the absentminded species, don’t worry we got you covered! With this article, our main goal is to help you create attractive campaigns that will drive your customers directly at the checkout of your e-shop! In ContactPigeon we believe that

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

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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

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The $0 Budget Guide to Build your Email Marketing Stack

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At ContactPigeon, apart from striving continuously to provide you with the best solutions to advance your email marketing and boost e-commerce sales, we are on constant search to bring you hassle free solutions to improve your marketing campaigns with a minimal budget. Our pigeons flew around to find free marketing tools for design, content development and productivity to help you build your email marketing stack. Have a look below to discover some nifty tools that will boost your marketing efforts with $0 budget! Design Discover Freepik’s exclusive content and graphic resources. With this tool, you can download free vectors, photos and icons for creating campaign

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What Are UTM Parameters and How They Help You Track Email Marketing Performance

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Where does the bulk of your website traffic come from? Do you know how much is coming from email vs. Google search or social media? Do you have any idea how much revenue each of your campaigns or social networks are bringing in? A lot of companies do not have specific ways of measuring this stuff – but it can be incredibly helpful and profitable to do so. That’s where UTMs come in. What Is a UTM Parameter? UTM stands for “Urchin Tracking Module“. It’s a term coined by Urchin Software Corporation, which was acquired by Google in 2005. Its

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6 Tips for Writing a Catchy Email Subject Line for Ecommerce

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The subject line of an email is a sentence or phrase that acts as the initial introduction to your audience. Think of it as the sexy “pick-up line”. Digital marketers and e-commerce managers, especially those early in their careers, have definitely come across the ‚ÄúSubject Line Dilemma‚Ä̬†ūüė≠ It’s commonly characterized by writer’s block with symptoms such as the intermittent state of nervousness, confusion, and frustration as you stare at that blank text field next to the label: Subject. In email marketing, the subject line determines the open rate, one of the success metrics an email campaign is judged upon. While

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