Three Ecommerce Trends to Know for 2019

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In 2002, ecommerce consumers spent about $42 billion in the United States. For a brand new industry like e-retail, that figure seemed huge. Fast forward 16 years, and the numbers seem almost impossibly large. In 2018, online consumers spent over $500 billion. That’s higher than the total GDP of many countries. But in the midst of this boom, ecommerce has … Read More

The Research Behind Effective Email Send Times

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As marketing professionals, we are constantly looking for ways to increase engagement with our content. In the past, we’ve talked about the importance of CTAs, copy, graphics, and even frequency. One of the more controversial topics in the field however is timing, that is, what day(s) and time(s) result in higher open rates. What Does Research Say? There has been … Read More

New Year, New Strategy!

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Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019, and there’s never been a better time to be in eCommerce. Sales across our industry continue to steadily increase, and it looks like another banner year for online retail. That being said, every eCommerce company faces challenges this year. Competition from Amazon and other major sites means that online retailers need to run a … Read More

Looking Back at Your 2018 Strategy

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Looking Back After the hectic red and green blur of the retail holiday season, the end of Q4 is often a huge relief. However, the new year inevitably brings new challenges. With the holiday rush now coming to a close, the time comes to evaluate the previous year. In this blog, we’ll highlight several of the key measurements to pay … Read More

Targeting the Last Minute Shopper

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Targeting the Last Minute Shopper Shopping for last minute gifts can be an arduous process. Shoppers can often feel a sense of hopelessness as they hurriedly search for suitable gifts. Plus, seeing more proactive friends and family finished with their holiday shopping can make them feel like a failure. Last minute shoppers in the audience – take heart – you’re … Read More

Using Wishlists Beyond the Holidays

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When You Wish Upon a List Many people think of wishlists as being applicable only on special occasions. Children often make wishlists for Santa Claus. Parents may create a wishlist for a baby shower. Brides and grooms-to-be often “register” at particular stores, in effect, creating a wishlist. While these uses of wishlists can be very effective on special occasions, many … Read More

Optimizing Frequency of Remarketing Emails

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Blast from the Past:   At one point, email remarketing campaigns were known by a much more aggressive name: Email Blasts. As one might expect, such campaigns suffered from poor public perception. Think about it; would you want to have your email address “blasted” by a company you entrusted with your personal information? Such tactics are not only generally ineffective, … Read More

The Art of Upselling

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Few sales techniques are as universal and effective as the upsell. Long a staple of the salesperson’s toolkit, upselling is the process of increasing the value of a conversion through the sale of related products and premium options. Upsells exist because customers will often opt for the cheapest version of whatever they’re buying unless they see a direct benefit to … Read More

Conversion Boosting Strategies for BFCM

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In the retail sphere, no two days are as relentlessly hyped as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Everyone knows that these days are important days for sales, but some may wonder “Why all the fuss?” Let’s examine some of the data. In 2017, ecommerce shoppers spent $7.9 billion on Black Friday weekend, including a robust $2+ billion dollars via mobile … Read More

The Most Common Coupon Strategy Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

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Coupon strategies can seem like a magic bullet when it comes to boosting sales. In a previous article, we even highlighted the ways to effectively implement a coupon strategy. However, while lowering prices can certainly help, it is vital to implement incentives in a methodical manner. Without careful planning, discounts can ultimately hurt more than help. To help you avoid … Read More