Report: Email boosts cross-channel sales
The “Global Email Attitudes” survey found that nearly 60% of consumers who receive marketing email are more likely to make an in-store purchase.
Likewise only a small number of consumers said they would be less likely to go in-store to purchase because of a marketing email.
“There is a tremendous opportunity for brands to strategically connect email marketing to in-store, social networking and mobile channels to drive revenue, acquire new subscribers and importantly, connect the dots for cross-channel measurement and attribution,” said Simone Barratt, managing director at e-Dialog International.
A recent report from GetReponse found the inclusion of social media sharing buttons in email generated click-through rates around 30% higher than email sent with no sharing options.
A Twitter button proved to be the most effective, increasing click-through rates by 40% but in order to garner the highest rates, around 55%, more than one social media button needed to be incorporated.