Change your gear of selling product and services through Email Marketing. Email marketing also affords you with a lot of data that can be used to judge performance and make advances in open rates, click-through rates, spam complaints, unsubscribe rates, etc.
For example, let’s assume you just moved into a new residence and recognized that your bed doesn’t suit so you’ll need to acquire a new one. You go to a few various websites to do some analysis but are not quite ready to make a shopping. Then, the next day one of those sites sends you an email with a code for 25% off your first acquisition. All of an immediate, purchasing that Bed becomes a bit more affordable and the welcome email could then make you return the site and take action. But, without the welcome email and exclusive offer, you may not have gone back to make a shopping. The welcome email helped to generate a sale by keeping your furniture needs top of mind.
How to Boost Your Sale with Email Marketing
Know Your Audiences
The email messages that you send out to your subscribers need to be relevant to their interests. This can only happen when you know and understand your target audience well enough.
Every subscriber on your email list is different, which is why it would be a mistake to send them the same email message. Emails relevant to the recipient tend to drive 18 times more revenue when compared to general emails. So taking a targeted approach definitely makes a difference.
Personalizing the beginning with a simple, ‘Hi’ can help to engage the reader enough to get them to at least begin to read your offer.
Scrub Your Email List Regularly
When someone is adding his or her email address to your list it’s possible they make a mistake, provide a fake email altogether or they eventually change to a new email address. This can have a negative effect on your email delivery performance, as the emails can bounce, go directly into spam folders and even get you labelled as a spammer. Run your list through a scrubbing and verification service on a regular basis to make sure you are always working with an accurate list.
Short and Effective
Keeping your emails simple helps you get a better response from your campaign. The idea is to make your subscribers aware of the offer you have for them. It is not too hard to sell them but to give them a soft nudge. If they find your offer interesting enough, you will find them visiting your website to learn more about it. By keeping your emails short and to the point, you make it easy for people to take action.
Unique Subject Line
Avoid tricks. They may work once, but they erode trust and debase most brands. In fact, A/B testing your subject line is easy (just divide your list in two and track open rate, click through rate, and purchase/conversion rate on the landing page by subject line A vs B. All other parts of the emails are the same, just a different subject line.) This lets you use email to build your best version of sales scripting to use on your website, offline marketing collateral, and even in your live salesperson scripting.
One Clear Call-to-Action Per Email
“If you don’t have one clearly defined call-to-action, you are going to experience minimal results. Your subscribers don’t have time to read through long emails, trying to determine what you want them to do or what exactly your offer is. If your recipient doesn’t know what you want them to do within seconds of opening your email, whether that’s visiting a page, calling a phone number or completing a form, they will most likely delete your email,”.
Tips to Improve Your Email Marketing
- Test and find your most effective email format(s). (E.g. Text vs HTML. Short vs long form. Etc.
- Make your email mobile/small screen friendly.
- Test your messages before you send them on multiple browsers and readers.
- Have a second set of eyes review your email.
- Make sure all key images are “clickable” and all videos have a “play” button.
- If an email (or email campaign) was successful, re-use it.
- Make your emails valuable.