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Personalization Inspiration: How Top Brands Think About Personalization

Personalization Inspiration: How Top Brands Think About Personalization

August 16, 2019 by

The world is becoming increasingly more personalized. If you take a look around, some of the most effective marketing campaigns are those which cater the messaging directly to you. We define personalization as the act of tailoring an experience or communication based on information a company has learned about an individual. This definition presents a seemingly unlimited number of ways to implement […]

AOV vs. LTV: Why Customer Lifetime Value Matters More Than You Think

AOV vs. LTV: Why Customer Lifetime Value Matters More Than You Think

June 11, 2019 by

Many marketing techniques are focused on increasing the average order value as customers convert on your e-commerce site. Bundling? Free shipping? Suggested items? They all work toward the same goal: getting customers to buy more with each visit, increasing the average order value (AOV). But what about increasing the lifetime value (LTV) of your customers? With modern customers increasingly treati […]

6 Ways to Create a Great First Touchpoint Experience

6 Ways to Create a Great First Touchpoint Experience

June 6, 2019 by

We’ve all heard the saying “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” But how many companies successfully employ this concept when presenting their brand or products to customers for the first time? Your brand creates expectations for your customer – it defines who you are, how you separate yourself from others, and what value you can offer to your customers. These ex […]

5 Sessions You Should Check Out at eTail Europe 2019

5 Sessions You Should Check Out at eTail Europe 2019

June 4, 2019 by

Are you headed to eTail Europe in London in two weeks? I’ll be there with several Evergage colleagues, and we can’t wait! This year the event is based in Westminster – next to the historic abbey and close to The Houses of Parliament, the seat of the UK government. If you are a first-time visitor to London, you will only need to take a short stroll to find yourself plenty to do in the evening […]

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Setting Up Your E-Commerce Triggered Emails

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Setting Up Your E-Commerce Triggered Emails

May 8, 2019 by

I recently received an email from a retailer that I thought was really bizarre. The email asked me if a particular backpack was “still on my mind.” The problem is that I had already purchased that exact backpack. From that very same retailer. 10 months ago. Clearly, the retailer sent me a triggered email featuring a product I had engaged with in the past. Unfortunately, that message was no lon […]

4 Tips for Effective Product Recommendations

4 Tips for Effective Product Recommendations

March 12, 2019 by

It’s no secret that consumers are interested in personalized shopping experiences. And the effects of personalized experiences are well documented. A report from Business Insider found that 49% of consumers surveyed said they have purchased a product they weren't planning to buy after receiving a personalized recommendation, and 40% of shoppers have spent more on a purchase than planned because […]

Stop Phoning In Your Emails: Evaluate Your Email Marketing Resolutions for 2019

Stop Phoning In Your Emails: Evaluate Your Email Marketing Resolutions for 2019

January 10, 2019 by

These days, you’re probably spending some time thinking about all the new trends and technologies that will affect your business this year. This is definitely important, but while you’re reading marketing predictions and contemplating how you’ll react to them, it can be easy to forget about your existing strategies. Take email marketing, for example. Email marketing has been around for a lon […]

10 Articles to Get You Up to Speed on Email Personalization for 2019

10 Articles to Get You Up to Speed on Email Personalization for 2019

December 18, 2018 by

We found in our annual survey this year that three out of four marketers are personalizing their communications in email — which makes email the most personalized channel. This is great news, because with the volumes of email we all sift through every day, it doesn’t make sense to send irrelevant emails that will only serve to annoy your prospects and customers. But are marketers really doing […]

Cyber Week is Over…Now What? 3 Ideas for Re-Engaging New Subscribers & Customers

Cyber Week is Over…Now What? 3 Ideas for Re-Engaging New Subscribers & Customers

December 3, 2018 by

This blog post was co-authored by Logan Goulett. You’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears (and budget) into your Black Friday and Cyber Monday strategies and came out on the other side relatively unscathed. And hopefully, of course, your company reaped the benefits. Congratulations! But now the real work begins. Like most retailers post-Cyber Week, you now have a list of newly acquired email su […]

3 Important Ways to Optimize Online and Mobile Checkout

3 Important Ways to Optimize Online and Mobile Checkout

September 14, 2018 by

In e-commerce, checkout is the point where a sale could either be closed or lost depending on whether the experience has been designed to meet your shoppers’ needs. So when it comes to online and mobile checkout, e-commerce businesses would do well to develop an optimization and personalization strategy that increases customer satisfaction and encourages return visits. But what should that strat […]

What Actions Can Be Used to Trigger an Email?

What Actions Can Be Used to Trigger an Email?

September 11, 2018 by

The more relevant your email is to a recipient, the more likely the person is to open it. This may seem pretty obvious. With so many emails cluttering our inboxes, why would we waste our time on anything we don’t care about? Sending triggered emails is one great way to ensure your emails are relevant. If you take a quick look through your inbox, you’ll likely find at least one example of the m […]

Looking for E-Commerce Campaign Ideas for the Holidays? We’ve Got a Few

Looking for E-Commerce Campaign Ideas for the Holidays? We’ve Got a Few

July 24, 2018 by

July may seem early to be talking about the holidays. But for e-commerce companies, it’s not. For companies that drive a major chunk of their revenues during the holiday shopping season, it’s never too early to start planning campaigns — or even just testing new techniques that you can roll out later. When you consider that, according to the National Retail Federation, as many as 40% of holi […]

Personalization is a Retail Priority This Year: Here are 7 Ways You Can Personalize Too

Personalization is a Retail Priority This Year: Here are 7 Ways You Can Personalize Too

July 10, 2018 by

Personalization is a high priority for retailers looking to meet customer expectations this year, according to the recently published Forrester report by Brendan Witcher, The Top Retail Technology Investments In 2018. According to the report: “Thirty-six percent of US online adults think retailers should do more to offer personalized experiences. Retailers heed this expectation by continuing to […]

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