Managing the email machine

manage the machine

We’re looking at ecommerce email technology in one of two ways. 1.) For the answers 2.) As the answer The question being ‘how do we unlock profitable growth?‘ The marketing mechanism Email marketing technology isn’t the answer. It’s merely the mechanism that allows you to deliver better email. To bring … Read More

How to optimise cart recovery sequences for your returning customers

How to recover repeat customer carts

Your returning customers abandon their carts too. Second thoughts (maybe having only purchased from you recently) or common distractions get in the way. Yes, the trust is greater, but issues still arrive. So let’s discuss what you can do to help you repeat customers complete their next purchase. The case … Read More

Email plans stagnate when you have no story to tell

stagnating email

Storytelling is about making what you make matter. Effective storytelling will propel the success of email marketing for ecommerce brands. Somebody in your business has to take on the role of storyteller. That person should be the founder. It’s an easy job for me to sit here and tell you … Read More

The advantage of starting early with your retention strategy

retention for startups

Retention should be the focus for established brands, correct? There’s little need to focus in on retention strategies for early stage ecommerce startups… right? not so. The larger a business gets the greater the unwillingness to change. If a brand is insistent on hammering their entire database (buyers and non-buyers) … Read More

A simple case for retention (it’s where the money is made)

retention the case

Somewhere along the line you make the switch from an all out assault on customer acquisition to retention. From getting customers to keeping customers. Ask Shopify and they’ll tell you that heavy investment (time) is focused on retention when you’ve reach 10+ sales a day. The reason demonstrated by the … Read More

What additional email flows should you be sending with Klaviyo?

build klaviyo sequences

I’m in conversation with store owners regarding their use of Klaviyo on a daily basis. There’s a common thread. Store owners with a list of boxes being ticked. exit-intent overlays that grow your list. ☑️ cart abandonment flow (3 step). ☑️ subscribe onboarding sequence (inc. voucher code). ☑️ customer welcome … Read More

On DTC branding & the value of building an honest community

making a brand

Growth for the DTC (Direct-to-Consumer) brand requires a whole different playbook from your retailing counterparts. Brand building vs Brand leveraging. You’re not selling somebody else’s brand. You haven’t built your business on the back of other people’s brand. This is your brand. And this is where I’m seeing DTC marketers … Read More

Seriously, how much marketing technology do you really need?

more technology 1

Don’t get too hung up on technology. You probably have all the tools you need right now to build a sustainable ecommerce business. I’m thinking you already have access to your Facebook Ads campaigns where you can deliver relevant messages to relevant audiences? I’m guessing you have the platform (one … Read More