Cart Abandonment

Six ingredients of enticing browse abandonment emails

Research suggests that 74% of retail shoppers will abandon a purchase after adding an item to their online shopping cart. 

There are multiple reasons why this can occur, ranging from a lack of delivery options to the customer deciding to buy in-store. Luckily, email can be a saviour. A tool that, when utilised correctly, can help to win back lost customers who abandon their session at the cart, or earlier when browsing.

Don’t patronise me with ‘personalised’ cart abandonment emails (a case study)

Personalisation is massive. We see it more and more in digital marketing and it’s partly what machine learning technology will be tasked with in 2018.

But automated personalisation isn’t always a good thing. If it isn’t implemented sensitively it can jar. Nobody likes to feel like they are in some giant sausage making machine, or being served by a slightly sinister robot butler.

Four tips for reducing checkout abandonment

All retailers – from huge multinationals to the independent -  face the same dilemna. Why do online shoppers abandon their baskets, and what can they do to improve?  

Dropped baskets can happen at any stage of the customer journey, and can be due to a range of reasons, from a poorly designed website to a lack of fulfilment options. But it’s even more frustrating when this happens at the final hurdle, when customers are clicks away from getting through to the confirmation page.

Ecommerce email marketing benchmarks for 2016

Ah, email. The marketing channel that steadfastly refuses to die. 

And why should it? Clearly it still works, particularly when it comes to ecommerce.

But as an email marketer it can be difficult to know what success looks like. Never fear, though, because in this post I’m going to share some ecommerce email marketing benchmarks for 2016.

What makes the Adidas basket abandonment emails so good?

When compared to its sporting goods rivals Adidas has a rather lacklustre ecommerce site.

There’s a lack of personalisation, there are no multichannel return options, delivery options are non-existent and the free delivery minimum spend is exceptionally high. All this plus a rather clunkily designed site mean that Adidas needs to up its game when it comes to ecommerce.

That being said, since exploring the site one week ago, I’ve found that Adidas is doing excellent work in the field of email marketing, in particular basket abandonment emails. Let’s take a little journey into my inbox…

Basket abandonment emails: three examples of varying quality

After my investigation last week into whether top ecommerce sites offer guest checkouts I sat back and awaited the barrage of retargeted display ads and basket abandonment emails to fill up my inbox.

Fair enough, after all I have just submitted my email address to 45 different UK and US ecommerce brands and unceremoniously abandoned 45 carts filled with random goods on their sites. I deserve everything I get.

However the barrage didn’t really happen…