This year, have shoppers fall in love with your brand by designing an irresistible Valentine’s Day email campaign. A good Valentine’s Day marketing campaign fits any ecommerce or retail business, not just those that cater to gift-giving, sweets or other things we associate with the holiday. For example, 19% of shoppers get a Valentine’s gift for their pets, while many others show their appreciation to friends and family beyond just a romantic partner. And if your business is especially niche, don’t take it as a disadvantage—consider how you might reframe Valentine’s Day as letting your customers gift themselves (don’t forget all the singles out there!).
It’s the holiday season, and to say that it’s time to tailor your e-commerce marketing accordingly is an understatement: last year, 78% of shoppers used the internet to research holiday shopping, and over 129 million UK visitors logged in to retail websites on Boxing Day alone.
One great way to tackle holiday email marketing is to throw a 12 Days of Christmas event. This is a fun way to reach customers and help them all throughout the holiday season, featuring gift ideas and timed sales that build urgency as well as make life easier in preparation of the big day.
Mothers… the unsung heroes. The ones who teach us about relationships. We love Mother’s Day, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate our favourite people and also a good opportunity to engage across various social, relationship-based channels. Tap into the emotional importance of the day, and use this to shape your outreach efforts.
When designing a Mother’s Day campaign, consider how your products make people feel, and be careful to avoid too much sales-type language. Beware of the cynical approach (“It’s just a greeting card holiday for making money on gifts.”) actually a day of appreciation goes a long way when you’re a mother! It’s easy to strike an emotional chord and foster a connection with your customers at times like this—check out our favorite Mother’s Day omnichannel marketing tips to find out how.
User generated content is essential for instilling a sense of trust and community in a brand. Here are user generated content examples for applying UGC to your big holiday marketing campaign.
Black Friday is a distinctly American tradition, but the shopping frenzy has been gaining in popularity in the UK over the past few years, with many businesses offering Black Friday social media campaigns and door-busting deals. Unlike its American counterpart, Black Friday in the UK typically isn’t tied to a single day; retailers often offer a period of several days to jump-start the buying season. Because this period is incredibly competitive, it’s important for retailers to get their Black Friday campaign ideas ready as early as possible.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket! This age-old adage is great advice for marketing: because no single channel is king, you need to take a multichannel approach to generate as many leads as possible. If it seems daunting to plan and execute separate strategies depending on channel, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered, with tips for all aspects of designing an effective Easter campaign.
Because there’s so much to do in preparation for the holidays, it can be difficult for customers to keep track of various deadlines for making a purchase in time for Christmas. This can be good news for retailers, since keeping customers aware of deadlines builds urgency to act and keeps holiday shopping manageable while improving customer satisfaction.
When planning your email marketing for the holidays don’t forget to include timed discounts as well as deadline notices, including shipping and refund policy cut-off dates. Most shoppers will set aside information they find in an email for later use, or refer to an email at a later date; use your digital marketing to keep them from procrastinating until it’s too late by encouraging them to act now before a holiday deadline.
Santa and his elves may be busy putting the finishing touches on toys for girls and boys but is your online store optimized and ready for the holiday rush?
Holiday shopping can be an incredibly stressful activity for some so you want to make sure your customers can find what they need quickly and easily—while inspiring them to purchase unexpected gifts for themselves.
As the holidays approach, we’ve put together tips from reducing bounce to sending cart abandonment emails that will increase your conversion and sales over the holiday season.