3 steps to re-engaging 'inactive' and 'lapsed' customers

Posted by Rita Braga Martins 23 Jul 19

Rita's expert advice on re-engaging inactive customersFor this post, Ometria’s email marketing consultant, Rita, offers advice on how ecommerce marketers today can go about (a) identifying inactive customers, and (b) re-engaging them. 

In an ideal world, all of your contacts would be engaged and consistently purchasing from you – but this isn’t the case; it does however present opportunities for retail marketers to both advance and diversify their methods for encouraging customers to spend with them. 

How do you keep customers engaged and what should you do once they become ‘inactive’? Again, in this ideal world, there would be more new customers to make up for those who lapse or become inactive. But this isn’t always the case, and gradually most retail businesses will see their email revenues go down despite a growth in their database. 

This is why we’re going to breakdown why you should focus on re-engaging those who are ‘inactive’ and how to make the most of your existing database of customers. 

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Topics: Segmentation in ecommerce marketing, single customer view, ecommerce marketing advice, re-engaging inactive customers, retention marketing

4 Symptoms of an Unhealthy Retention Marketing Stack

Posted by Alegría 30 Nov 18

towering ecommerce marketing stackCustomer expectations are high; this much every retailer is aware of. But how to deliver experiences that meet and surpass customers' expectations is where the challenge lies - especially as 75% of consumers feel misunderstood by the retailers they shop with. 

This is hardly surprising considering the variety of options, plug-ins, add-ons and platforms are readily available. It can be overwhelming and underproductive. Marketing tech stacks are often more of a hindrance than a help. (See our latest download for more). So what are the key giveaways you're in need of an overhaul? 

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Topics: retention marketing, the modern retention marketing stack

4 Big Reasons You Should Be Using Retail-Specific Marketing Tech

Posted by Alegría 2 Aug 18

As marketers become more reliant on their tech stack to ensure efficiency, help them be data-led, and take over some of the heavy-lifting and repetitive day-to-day tasks, the choice of available marketing providers has skyrocketed.

Ever cast your eye across Scott Brinker’s Martech Landscape? 

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When it started out in 2011 there were a casual 150 providers on it - a figure that has ballooned to nearly 7000 this year.

As a marketer, the prospect of keeping track of this burgeoning landscape of solutions may be giving you palpitations. Instead of grabbing your magnifying glass to check out the endless possibilities in the infographic above, how about hearing us out on something we think is going to be big in the future of martech: verticalisation.

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Topics: Ecommerce lifecycle marketing, retention marketing

A Glimpse into Café Du Cycliste’s Retention Marketing Strategy

Posted by Abi Davies 13 Apr 18

Café du CyclisteLast month, our CEO Ivan penned an article for Internet Retailing about why it’s so dangerous for today’s retail brands to focus all of their marketing efforts on acquisition and one-off sales, in the blind hope this will keep generating enough revenue to stay afloat.

The crux of the article is this: if tomorrow’s ecommerce marketers want to thrive, they need to ditch these tactics and adopt a more customer-centric approach. And when Ivan says “customer”, he means the individual. Because that’s what your customers are: individuals.

The foundation of Ometria, as a platform, has always been to enable retailers to send meaningful marketing messages that resonate with every single recipient.

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Topics: retention marketing, ecommerce marketing examples, ecommerce marketing blog, ESP, Ometria platform, ecommerce lessons, Retail marketing news, Email marketing tips, Café du Cycliste

How to Be Better at Recognising Customer Loyalty in Your Marketing Campaigns

Posted by Abi Davies 1 Feb 18

loyalty .pngLucrative, reliable and likely to recommend you to their mates, we all know how sacred loyal customers are.

… But do we know how important it is to recognise and reward them?

Because, according to Ometria's Consumer Census, the number one way for a retailer to make a customer feel understood is to reward them for their loyalty.

Fortunately, there are plenty of simple and cost-effective ways for today’s retail marketers to do just that—three of which we explore below.

💡 N.b. Although we cover loyalty programmes and how to market them, we also explore tips and tricks for brands that don't have a programme. 

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Topics: email marketing campaign ideas, Ecommerce lifecycle marketing, single customer view, retention marketing, ecommerce marketing blog, customer loyalty

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