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3 Emails to Stop Cart Abandonment

Posted by vinSUITE on November 21, 2018 at 12:59 PM

With the holidays approaching and the weather getting cooler, more consumers are staying at home and shopping online. According to CNBC, U.S. online spending during the holiday shopping season is likely to grow by 14.8% in 2018. A great way to take advantage of this rise in online shopping is to decrease your chance of cart abandonment. Shoppers abandon their cart 70% of the time, how do you stop this from happening? Creating an email marketing campaign that escalates the urgency or promotion, you can convert those shoppers to purchasers. Our cart recovery integration will help you recover lost revenue through a careful tracking process and strategically timed email marketing.

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Topics: cart abandonment, winery ecommerce, email marketing, marketing campaign, CRM, Communication, buyer behavior, Customer Experience, eCommerce, DTC, sales, Advice, Marketing

The 5 Elements of a Successful Sales Email: What Wineries Can Learn From Meatpacking, Automobile Production, and Radio Ads.

Posted by Corben Ketelsen on August 24, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Despite popular belief, Henry Ford did not invent the assembly line. He stole the idea (I know, sorry). If there’s a silver lining in your now bursted bubble, it’s that I’m going to share how you can do something similar in creating emails to your winery customers. It turns out that streamlining your emails to go out in less time than you can say “Model T” (and with better results) is actually quite simple. Just don’t tell Henry Ford we told you.

Let’s begin with Armour Refrigeration, who produced the world's first refrigerated train car. Naturally, the next step was to fill those cars with products and make some cold hard cash. So started the Armour Meat Packing Facility.

A disassembly line.commons.wikimedia.org

Imagine an early 1900's brick warehouse with a trolley system hanging from the ceiling. Meat hooks dangling in mid-air, ready for animal carcasses to be strung upon them. In this facility, the cattle or pigs (not sure which, honestly) would be brought to the top of the multi-story building… and slaughtered. They would get hung on the trolley system, then be progressively rendered and packaged at the next floor down. To get to the next floor, they would use wooden chutes. At the ground level, they packaged and crated the finished perishables into the refrigerated boxcars, then hauled them off to metropolitan areas around the nation.

Henry Ford cited his visit to this plant as the inspiration behind his assembly line.

The same thing - only in reverse - was to become a proven industry best practice. Tailored and adapted to the unique business needs of countless other industries. Indeed, stealing an industry best practice is very lucrative.

How does this relate to winery emails?

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Topics: DTC, sales, Advice, CRM, buyer behavior, email marketing, eCommerce

How to Take Action on Your Analytics

Posted by Emily Crichton on August 4, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Few leaders would dispute the notion that knowing more about your customers is good for business. Business Intelligence (BI) has become the standard for helping leadership gain visibility into business operations and make data-driven decisions. This is no less the case within the wine industry, where aggregated consumer data is popping up in places we never expected. Yet, while we know that the analysis of data is vital to maintaining a healthy brand, becoming overwhelmed with information overload is an almost inevitable side effect.

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Topics: DTC, sales, Advice, CRM, business intelligence, data, analytics, buyer behavior