5 Types of Emails That Improve Customer Retention

There’s no way to succeed in business today without focusing on new customer acquisition. But in doing so, many marketers overlook an equally important goal: customer retention.  Having a strong customer retention strategy doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, email marketing to existing customers is extremely cost-effective. And because they’re already on board with your brand, you have all…

4 Sales Email Templates That Drive Conversions

When I began my career in sales, I never thought about using sales email templates. I would power through my work days – making calls, confirming appointments, scanning company updates. Then, when I needed to send a follow-up email to one of my prospects, my momentum would screech to a halt. I’d stare at my screen and wonder, “Okay, how…
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Part III: Prepping for Holiday Email Sends

In this third and final installment of SharpSpring’s Holiday Sending Preparation series, we're focused on design, testing, sending, and monitoring the results of your holiday email sends! You’re so close to enjoying Bubbe’s famous noodle kugel and sufganiyot, you can taste them! If you’ve followed the advice in part 1 and part 2 of our series, you’ve done a great…
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Part II: Prepping for Holiday Email Sending

Welcome back to SharpSpring’s Holiday Email Sending Preparation series. With November and December seeing the highest volumes of email sent around the world each year, it’s no secret holiday campaigns are often the bread and butter of a company’s sales efforts. Email practices of holidays past will not get you into the inbox in 2019. With SharpSpring’s full suite of…
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Holiday Email Sends: It’s Time to Get Ready, Now

We know what you're thinking...“Ugh, holiday email talk... in August!? My neighbor took down their inflatable Santa and sleigh just last week to make way for folding chairs and a new super BBQ for an all-day Labor Day grill out.” Or maybe it’s “Oh no, please don’t remind me of last year’s Thanksgiving where I spent all weekend apologizing to…

26 Tips to Avoid the Spam Folder, Lower Bounce Rate, and Improve Engagement

Email marketing is great — when it’s done correctly. While social media marketing converts at a rate of 1.9%, email marketing converts at a rate of 6.05%. Of course, you have to know what you’re doing. (Or hire someone else who does.) But whether you’re an expert email marketer, or an entrepreneur looking for a sales boost, a few free…

How to Get the Most Out of Triggered Emails

There are many ways to drive business goals using email marketing. But triggered emails are a particularly powerful tool to influence your audiences to act. Check out these statistics: Triggered emails drive 624% higher conversion responses for the same number of sends as compared to batch and blast emails. Over 75% of email revenue is generated by triggered campaigns, rather…

How to Write Subject Lines That Convert

Subject lines are arguably the most important part of your email marketing message. People today receive way more emails than they would want to read in a day. So they choose to open the most interesting/relevant ones based on one thing: The subject line. No matter how great your email content is, there’s no way it can drive conversions without…

An Email Marketing Game Changer: Gmail Predictive Unsubscribe

Have you noticed all the changes to Gmail over the past year? Google has been busy upgrading the Gmail app with a visual redesign and other helpful features, such as a confidential mode and smart replies. But one new feature is raising concern with email marketers: predictive unsubscribe. A historic move among ISPs, Gmail will proactivelyrecommend that users unsubscribe from…
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5 Steps to Perfecting Your Email Automation

Want to instantly understand the value of email automation? Go grab a cup of joe from the nearest automated drip coffee maker and pay close attention to what happens. You get to stand and watch as the machine does all the work, filling up your mug drop by drop, till you're left with a delightful, caffeinated experience. You got the…