As Cyber Weekend and the holiday shopping season draw closer, the competition for consumer attention will be heating up. Retailers often feel a lot of pressure to join in the discount madness of the season, but slashing prices isn’t a good solution for every brand. There are other ways to compete in the holiday madness and drive traffic to your e-commerce site. Here are some e-commerce discount alternatives that work well both during the holidays and throughout the year.
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The Black Friday/Cyber Monday (BFCM) shopping season is always intense, but this year will be especially demanding. With most shopping taking place online, e-commerce retailers and online shops are going to be swamped. Don’t panic! Prepare the way you should, and you’ll weather this Black Friday season just fine.
Are you using a marketing medium that offers a 98% open rate and reaches customers wherever they are? If not, it’s time to look into e-commerce SMS marketing.
Naturally, home brands have to think about customer acquisition — the “new friends” of the retail world — but your existing customers matter too. In fact, retention may have even more of an impact on growth than acquisition. Just like keeping old friends, retaining existing customers means staying in touch. That’s where SMS and email marketing for home brands come in. These channels are perfectly suited to the kind of ongoing relationship that you want to have with your customers, and they’re easy to use as well.
Preparing for Black Friday & Cyber Monday is imperative for having a successful holiday sales season. We are helping merchants identify areas of opportunity and supporting them in the lead-up to BFCM and beyond.
As a Shopify Plus agency partner, we aim to help every merchant get the most out of Shopify’s robust features. This powerful e-commerce platform can be leveraged to launch online stores in a fraction of the time compared to traditional enterprise solutions. Recently, we helped home goods brand Simmons Serta Bedding launch their first DTC website on Shopify Plus, which involved a custom ERP integration. Home goods brands that wholesale but are looking to expand into the DTC space are especially well-suited to benefit from Shopify Plus’ powerful enterprise e-commerce features.