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Retailers Can Use Record Email Growth and Engagement to Deliver Sales
March 18, 2021 at 4:59 pm

After a year with no precedent, it’s important to use whatever new data arrives to chart a way forward. In our new Benchmarks report, Campaign Monitor looked at over 100 billion emails and found that 2020 showed remarkable growth across key email performance metrics, including total send volume, open rates and clickthrough rates. For retailers,…

David vs. Amazon: How Your Competitive Equation Changes Without In-Store Shopping
March 8, 2021 at 4:50 pm

Much of e-commerce has become a David vs. Goliath proposition. On one side, you have retailers launching, expanding and improving their e-commerce operations. On the other side, there’s the looming presence of Amazon.com, which has used a vast product portfolio and fast shipping to become the go-to e-commerce destination. It's a daunting task to go…

4 Ways Email Marketing Helps Retail Today
March 3, 2021 at 3:14 pm

The last 12 months has upended a lot about marketing, especially in retail. However, one channel has remained strong: email marketing. In fact, according to the 2020 State of Email Report by Litmus and Convince & Convert, four out of five respondents would give up their brand’s social media for 12 months instead of email…

2021 Email Marketing Resolutions
February 23, 2021 at 2:06 pm

Here are four resolutions for marketers looking to increase the effectiveness of their email programs in 2021: Amp Up the Interactive Fun to Drive Engagement The holidays are a great time to try out creative personalization ideas. Engage your audience by adding someone’s name to an image of a gift tag, or sharing a map…

Email Customer Support is Failing. Here’s Why Retailers Need to Pay Attention.
February 10, 2021 at 12:21 pm

Customer service has become a competitive differentiator for retailers — on par with quality and price. When a person reaches out to a company with a question or issue, the experience has an immediate and direct impact on whether they will do business with a company again — now or in the future. Retailers like…

Retail Marketing Trends to Know in 2021
February 3, 2021 at 9:52 am

2020 might be over on the calendar, but there’s still much we’re learning and adjusting to as we begin 2021. The pandemic forced retailers into a digital acceleration unlike anything we’ve seen before. Add to that drastic changes in consumer behavior. Needless to say, as we begin this new year, there are many trends retail…

How to Spot the Retail Scams in Your Inbox This Holiday Season
December 14, 2020 at 1:25 pm

‘Tis the season for shopping scams — and this year could see more retail scams than ever as people stay home and shop for deals online as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures. In fact, recent research shows that nearly half of U.S. consumers (47 percent) have done more online shopping in 2020 than in…

Q3 Email, SMS, and Push Marketing Stats Show Retailers How to Increase Sales
December 3, 2020 at 11:37 am

The holidays are here and e-commerce marketers are mapping out how to cope with the increased demand and competition this year will bring. To compound the seasonal rush, e-commerce continues to accelerate, and businesses are trying to plan ahead to jump-start their 2021 e-commerce sales. As they do, retailers are looking toward omnichannel strategies for…

How to Position Your Products in an Experience-Centric Marketplace
October 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm

You don’t need another article to tell you that experience is king these days. Everywhere you look in business news, companies from CNBC to Entrepreneur to Adobe keep reminding you that today’s customers value experiences over products — and that it’s your job to become an experience-led business. This begs an obvious question: Where do…