Do you want to increase your holiday sales? I am guessing the answer is yes. That’s the reason you’re reading this post. To increase holiday sales for your eCommerce store, you need a robust and thorough strategy. Here you will learn some tips that will help you create such a strategy.
1. Offer special discounts to loyal customers
You should offer special discounts to your best or most loyal customers on the things they buy the most frequently. Why not treat them to a holiday gift?
Remember, it’s usually more expensive to acquire brand-new customers than to keep the ones you already have.
2. Personalize Emails to Your Customers
It’s great for online stores to personalize emails by including the customer’s name and pertinent detail. This could be something like how long they’ve been a customer or what kind of orders they usually make. If someone always orders the same thing, you can suggest a different item that you think they would like based on their order history.
This approach keeps your customers happy and reminds them that you are grateful for their loyalty.
3. Choose the right marketing channels
The best way to ensure your holiday campaign is successful is to carefully select the marketing channels. This will help you target your audience more effectively. Some great options for promoting your holiday campaigns include email, social media, Search Engines, and paid advertising.
First, take a look at your marketing metrics from this past year to see which channels performed the best. Then, tailor your marketing strategy for each platform to fit its distinctive audience.
4. Creating seasonal and unique landing pages can help increase your website’s traffic
Many businesses don’t create separate landing pages for their product and service offerings, which is a mistake. Landing pages that are specific to campaigns (for any time of the year) are a must, and it can also be helpful to give your landing pages a holiday theme or flare. This will make it clear that you’re offering something special for this specific time.
With a landing page for each product or service, you can provide customers with all of the details about each of your offers in one place. Having everything on one page makes it more likely that customers will take action on your offer during the holidays.
5. Start early but end later
If you start your holiday marketing before your competition does, and even extend your promotions to go on longer than that of your competition, you can easily win the match. I have used this strategy myself in previous years and it has helped me before the official “arrival” of the holiday season. You can use the same strategy to boost your revenue too!
6. Exciting Offers for First-time Buyers
It is more expensive to attract new customers than to keep existing ones, but this does not mean that you can ignore your new buyers. If you can keep your first-time customer for a long time, they will also be profitable for you in the future. And nothing works better than offering some exciting rewards to those users.
To keep first-time buyers coming back, try offering rewards like discounts, free shipping, cashback, etc. on their first purchase. You can also create offers that are only available to first-time buyers and give them early access to upcoming sales. Another idea is to offer a referral bonus.
The holiday sales season is your last opportunity to make money this year. There are many different ideas for marketing during the holidays, but regardless of which one you use, it is important to plan, test everything from your spending to your sales and profit margins and track your return rate. This will help you know what steps to take at the right time – both during the campaign and in future years.