The Best Performing Opt-in Forms of 2018

There’s no doubt that email is one of the most profitable channels for online businesses. In fact, according to the National Client Email Report by the DMA, email earns nearly $4 for every $1 invested in it. 

With an ROI like that, it’s important to have a good email strategy in place. And that starts with building a quality email list.

Many online businesses and retailers go for opt-in forms to capture emails from visitors on their sites. However, not all opt-in forms are created equal, and it’s important to look at the data to know if you’re following the best practices.

Omnisend – ecommerce email marketing solution – analyzes their customers’ data and launches reports every year. At the end of 2018, it was the data from over 7200 brands, mostly from the United States, the United Kingdom, and other English speaking countries.

The e-commerce email marketing infographic reveals the insights on promotional newsletters, automated emails, Black Friday promotions as well as list building means.

Let’s take a closer look at Omnisend findings regarding opt-in forms. Which form has been shining the brightest?

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Outsourcing Vs Hiring an Email Marketing Agency: Which One is Better?

Hire or Outsource

A competent email marketing strategy is all about adequate orchestration. It is of utmost importance to have a team which can perform all the allocated tasks meticulously and on time.

Many businesses find it daunting to carry out email marketing and make it work because they do not have enough resources for email campaign management and planning. Often, marketers struggle to drive the desired email marketing metrics but to no avail.

Despite spending a huge chunk of money on email marketing, it does not yield them any results. Apart from small and medium-sized businesses, marketers from large sized businesses also face this challenge.

Most of the companies believe that it is better to have an in-house resource and prefer hiring a fulltime professional. Resource unavailability is the biggest hurdle in the field of email marketing, and even if you find a resource, the cost of hiring shoots high up.

Therefore, it is better to outsource all your email marketing needs to an agency rather than hiring different professionals for diverse roles.

Here’s an in-depth account of why you should outsource your email marketing needs to an agency and how it can benefit your business. 

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How to Improve Website Traffic Without Any Content Modification?

Website Traffic

Are you desperately trying to improve your website traffic but can’t figure out a way to achieve that aim? Have you tried to make your website more appealing only to see your effort go nowhere? Do you want to know how you can boost website traffic effectively within a few weeks?

If you have silently nodded your head in agreement to the above questions, you are not alone. There are millions of website owners like you who want to attract traffic to their site but don’t know where to begin.

In this blog post, we will reveal four effective strategies that can help you to boost your website traffic without any content modification.

#1. Build a Social Media Presence

Social Media

Social media is the most effective platform to gain recognition online, build a community of like-minded individuals and also improve the bottom line. However, not many business owners leverage from social media to promote their services.

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How to Negotiate Sales of Abandoned Shopping Carts via Email

Abandoned Shopping Carts

Some see running an online retail store a license to print money until the reality of abandoned shopping carts erodes profit margins. According to Shopify, 67.45% of shopping carts online are abandoned even before a client finalizes the sale. The statistics by Shopify imply online stores may be losing a huge number of sales from shopping cart abandonment.  

Nonetheless, shoppers can be won back. How? Through negotiations. There is negotiating involved in every online purchase after all. 

Today, there are many platforms for online stores to negotiate with customers again including phone calls, Google leads, and emails. However, the most effective platform to win back lost sales due to shopping carts abandonment is via email. In fact, negotiation via emails is the secret to every successful online store.  

According to SALES CYCLE research reports, almost half of all abandoned carts emails sent to customers are opened and more than a third of click actions leads back to sales on the site. This is great news. 

To begin claiming back sales, e-commerce stores need an email copywriter skilled in the art of negotiation and marketing. Here is a good way to start negotiating abandoned shopping carts through email.

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5 Email Marketing Predictions for 2019

Digital Marketing

There’s no doubt that times are changing in digital marketing. The video is more popular than ever before, augmented reality will soon be integrated with social media, and predictive algorithms are making it easier for businesses to optimize their marketing budgets. 

But one thing remains the same: Email marketing continues to be the best way for businesses to reach their customers. In fact, 90% of emails reach the right person’s inbox, making it 5x more likely that a company’s email will reach their lead or customer through email than via Facebook. 

While email is still the most reliable way for businesses to engage with their customers, there are still a number of changes underway. Brands that keep up with these changes will be prepared to utilize email as effectively as possible.  

Here are 5 of the top email predictions for 2019: 

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The Top Secrets of Catchy Email Subject Lines Discussed

Email Subject Lines

As more and more business owners start their email marketing campaigns, our inboxes are overloaded with advertisements and spam. I don’t know anybody who opens every email he or she receives. And I’m sure neither do you.  

Fortunately, it doesn’t mean people don’t pay attention to mass messages at all. It means not every subject line makes them read the letter.

I’m not exaggerating saying that a good subject line is almost a half the success of your email marketing campaign. Read this post to learn how to create catchy subject lines and avoid popular mistakes.

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How to Successfully Integrate Direct and Digital Marketing

Integrate Direct and Digital Marketing

The integration of direct and digital marketing is a recent challenge that has many people choosing sides instead of embracing the merge.

The primary reason for this negligent behavior is not arrogance but rather misunderstanding.

Here are 4 tips that we came up with to show how the integration of direct and digital marketing can help boost sales, conversion rates, and overall success.

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How to Boost Sales Using Email Automation

Email Automation

As per a Statista report, 98.4% of email users in America check their email at least once daily while 34% check it ‘throughout the day.’

The realm of sales and marketing have experienced dynamic changes in the recent years, especially in the B2B segment. Emails are the best sales channel that can be used throughout the stages of a sales process. If effectively used, it can increase the number of prospects in your sales funnel. In this article, we will be talking about using email automation software for boosting your sales. Read More

How to Write Effective Email Subject Lines

Effective Email Subjective Line

Time to pull the rug from under you. Remember in the early 90s when Donald Trump said, “If everybody is doing one thing, it is probably a good idea to do the opposite.” It is hard to deny his logic when he is now a billionaire and a president, and it is hard to deny his idea when people have lost millions due to mortgage bubbles, the net bubble, and even the current bitcoin craze because they followed the crowd. Go online right now and you will find reams of advice on email marketing and email subject lines. The sole purpose of this article is to debunk what you are reading online and to offer some examples of companies who are “Nailing” the email subject line and getting consistent clicks and conversions.

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Why Email is the Most Preferred Communication Tool for Millennials

Millennials are a tech-savvy generation with strong purchasing power and it is believed to reach $1.4 trillion by the year 2020. Companies spend an enormous amount on millennial marketing for obvious reasons. If you want to make the most of your marketing efforts, you should communicate with them effectively. This is a challenge for most marketers.  

But the good news is that instead of looking for newer methods to market to millennials, marketers can leverage the age-old marketing channel – Email Marketing.

Here’re Some Interesting Facts – 

  • According to Adobe Email Consumer Survey, millennials are gripped with email and prefer to be reached by email for work
  • It was discovered that one-third of millennials prefer to email rather than Slack, phone calls, or video
  • More than 50% of the millennials falling under the age of 18 to 24 check their email in the morning while in bed, and 43% of millennials aged 25 to 34 reported to do the same.

Hence, it’s no wonder why email is the most loved communication channel for millennials.

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