Digital Marketing Insights
December 29, 2010 | Kara Trivunovic
Transactional, or event-triggered emails, can be more than a simple email that confirms a purchase or provides a status update. It can be a highly branded, personalized message that drives incremental revenue with cross-selling and up-selling opportunities.
How does a high-level transactional email solution improve email marketing results?
Personalization. Customers don’t want emails that allow them to order irrelevant products. They want emails about the products they like, and they’re more likely to order when they can envision the products fitting into their life.
Would You Like Fries with That? Cereal and milk, toothpaste and a toothbrush, a truck and a trailer hitch: when people buy one, they often buy the other. Event-triggered emails should leverage logic within your e-commerce system to include offers that complement a customer’s order. They should also follow up orders with timely promotions that complement those offered through other media channels.
Timely Delivery. Shipping details, warranty info, product recalls and other types of time-sensitive emails are no good if they are delivered too late for the buyer to act or gain benefit. The ability to expedite and prioritize event-triggered emails can help to maintain consumer confidence and encourage future buying behavior.
Real-time Visibility. If you don't have access to results data for your transactional email, you are putting your programs at risk. Detailed data on open, click and bounce rates is essential to ensuring email delivery and making campaign edits designed to ultimately increase performance.
A now-famous study by Jupiter Research states a transactional email will have the highest click-through rates of any email marketing vehicle, and that this volume will most likely double by 2012. If that’s the case, it makes sense to be exploring the types of transactional email offerings available today.
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