Summer is winding down. Labor Day is just around the corner and school will be starting up again soon. Take this opportunity to feature commuter bikes for those going to college and children's bikes for those in K-12.
We’re now in the middle of summer fun. As the heat rises, your customers could use some encouragement to keep riding. Show off your summer specific apparel and accessories to keep your customers hydrated and cool. As your customers head to the hills for cooler weather, make sure they get the right ride for their adventurers.
In April, I shared that SmartEtailing was on schedule to have responsive websites ready for installation before June. While we have achieved the majority of our goals and there are a number of beta sites functioning well in the market, we are not ready to begin our broad release. We have revised our delivery timeline to August.
Summer is officially here! School’s out and the roads are calling. Now is the time to get out and ride. Reach your customers by getting them equipped to answer the call of the road. Two very exciting holidays reside in June: Father’s Day and National Donut Day. Both are great opportunities for bicycle-related gift giving (and delicious celebration).
Our favorite month of the year has arrived - National Bike Month! May is packed with local and national cycling-centric events, including National Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day, giving you many opportunities to reach both new riders and dedicated commuters.
As the first quarter wraps up, we want to give you an update on the status of responsive SmartEtailing templates. Updating our template infrastructure has been our major software development initiative for the last year and we know that this innovation will have a positive impact on your business.
All of the marketing that we do at SmartEtailing fundamentally falls into two buckets; prospect marketing and loyalty marketing. There are a number of tools to support each marketing objective. Over time, our team and clients have learned that direct mail can play an important role in each.
The longer we are in business, the more retailers we talk to for the first time about direct mail. Many of these retailers, both large and small, have written off direct mail as a thing of the past and haven't used the tool in recent budget years. But today we can show results. We have proven our ability to generate ROI returns upwards of 1000% with our best and most consistent customers. We've proven that we're able to deliver up to 40% of customer traffic during a sale period. It's not surprising that after seeing the data, many customers come back year after year to execute direct mail campaigns.
Topics: bicycle retail marketing